|Terms and Conditions|
Deadlines and close of Internet bidding
Items will begin to close three items per minute at the scheduled date and start time of the online sale, and will sell to the winning Internet buyers at that time. The items will close in the order listed on the website. This online sale will feature our automatic extension system which grants a five minute extension to the end of the sale of any item receiving a bid during the last few minutes. The item will then close when five minutes have elapsed without any activity.
Your Internet bids are a contract and you are responsible for honoring them.
All items are sold as is - where is. In the case of obvious faults (chips, cracks, significant damage, etc) we do our best to list the fault within the description. We will provide descriptions based on our assessment of an item. However, we do not assume that our assessment of condition will be the same as your assessment. Most of the items we sell are antique, vintage, or used. You should expect signs of wear consistent with age and we will not list every flaw associated with each item as these are to be expected. We offer a public preview inspection for the sole purpose of allowing you the opportunity to see it in person before placing a bid. If you are unsure of an items condition make arrangements to attend the preview and please bid accordingly.
All sales are subject to appropriate state sales tax laws. Vendors must provide the appropriate Vendors license information (state and license #) prior to the end of the sale. Once we receive your information you are not required to resend it for future sales unless it is upon EBTH's request.
Purchases not paid for and picked up in accordance with the removal terms will be forfeit and resold with no credit given to the buyer. The buyer's account will then be turned over to collections for the combined total of the original invoice amount and moving or disposal charges.
Payment forms accepted during designated removal and payment times
Successful bidders who will be picking up items in person can pay for purchases during the designated removal and payment times listed above. We accept cash, checks, and up to $1000 on MasterCard or Visa with no surcharge. Winning buyers with questions of how to make payment should email email@example.com.
If you cannot pay for and pick up the items during the times specified, please do not bid
Increasing your own bid/Bidding Errors
Please be aware that many bidders routinely increase their own bid to price an item out of reach of other bidders. The system will ask you to review your bids after placing them to make sure you did not enter an amount in error. Please pay close attention to this to prevent you from entering a bid in error. Also, please note that if you place a bid in the "Your Bid" box instead of the "Your Maximum" box the bid will immediately increase to the amount you entered (unless another bidder had a higher maximum bid). Finally, if you are already the high bidder and bid against yourself to increase your maximum bid, the bid amount will increase by one bid increment from the current bid amount (i.e. the next bid required listed by the current bid). If you make a mistake before 24 hours of the sale close you can email Brian Graves to request to have your error corrected (EBTH will have discretion over whether or not it was an obvious mistake). If the mistake is made within 24 hours of the auction closing the bid will stand as entered due to the fact that the bid you placed may prevent other bidders from placing competing bids. EBTH staff makes every attempt to watch the sale closing to insure obvious mistakes (i.e. $1000 entered instead of $10.00 are immediately corrected). However, we can not be responsible for individuals increasing their own bids and therefore alienating other potential bidders. This is the risk you take when waiting until the last day to place your bids and doing so under pressure!
If you have won an item and would like to have it shipped just reply to the email invoice you receive following the sale close with your shipping request.
Items that can be easily boxed and shipped - noted with a 'Yes' under the Shipping Availability section of the item listing
If you have purchased items at one of our sales and it must be shipped to you, we would be happy to do so for the actual shipping costs plus the associated handling charges ($2.50 per item - minimum $5.00). Payment for items to be shipped must be made by providing a Visa or MasterCard number. If you are bidding on items and plan to have them shipped it is best to provide us with a credit card number prior to the close of the sale to expedite the shipping process. The card number must be provided to us by calling Ruthanne at 513-242-EBTH (3284) between 9AM and 4PM (Mon-Fri). Credit cards will be placed on file in association with your bidder number in the event of future shipping requests. Your card will be charged the combined total of the purchase amount, associated taxes, actual shipping charges, and handling charges. A revised invoice with shipping and handling charges will be included with your order. The merchandise should be shipped prior to ten business days after the scheduled sale removal and payment date.
Items which require professional pack and ship services - noted under the Shipping Availability section of the item listing
We will work with Safe Ship to pick up your items and prepare them for shipment. For your convenience we have provided a hyper link in the item listing so that you may email prior to the sale closing to request a shipping quote. You may also call Kathy directly at 859-781-3616 with questions. Payment for items to be picked up by Safe Ship must be made by providing a Visa or MasterCard number. We will charge you for the sale invoice amount only. You will be contacted separately to make payment to Safe Ship for the pack and ship charges once the items are ready for shipment. If you are bidding on items and plan to use Safe Ship it is best to provide us with a credit card number prior to the close of the sale to expedite the process. The card number must be provided to us by calling Ruthanne at 513-242-EBTH (3284) between 9AM and 4PM (Mon-Fri). Credit cards will be placed on file in association with your bidder number in the event of future shipping requests. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements to have your items picked up by the agent of your choosing. However, this must take place during the scheduled pick up times and we must receive payment for your invoice amount prior to releasing your items.
If after winning an item you determine you are unable to pick up your items during the scheduled removal date and time you must contact us 24 hours prior to the scheduled removal date and time to determine if alternate arrangements can be made. This should only be considered as a last resort and on an exception basis. We may be able to arrange for the transport of items to our warehouse in Saint Bernard, OH (EBTH's discretion) and arrange for an alternate pickup date and time (subject to availability). Payment for items to be picked up at an alternate location must be made by providing a Visa or MasterCard number prior to the original scheduled removal and payment date. The card number must be provided to us by calling Ruthanne at 513-242-EBTH (3284) between 9AM and 4PM (Mon-Fri). Credit cards will be placed on file in association with your bidder number in the event of future alternate pickup requests. Your card will be charged the combined total of the purchase amount, associated taxes, and handling charges. Items which must be moved from one location to another in order to make alternate pickup arrangements are subject to a $2.50 handling fee per lot with a $5.00 minimum handling fee. Items which are difficult to transport may be subject to a higher handling fee based on effort and time required. Items which can not be moved will be forfeited and may be subject to disposal charges in addition to the original invoice amount.
EBTH is not responsible for the acts or omissions in our packing or shipping of purchased lots or of other carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us. Packing and handling of purchased lots is at the entire risk of the purchaser.
Credit card surcharge
Purchases over $1000 on MasterCard or Visa will be charged an additional 2% surcharge to help cover merchant fees.
Problems with or questions about Internet bidding should be directed to Brian Graves.
Crew Leader(s): Theresa Newberry, Morgan Cobb, John Neiheisel, Mike Kelch