All items sold as is, where is.
Listings are subject to error or omission.
We follow all federal & state laws pertaining to auctions.
All bids require a bid number which requires registering with a full name, address, phone number, and credit card information.
In the case of a disputed bid the auctioneer may decide to reopen the bid or to leave as is. The auctioneer's decision is final on disputed bids.
For non-local buyers, our preferred payment method is by credit card over the phone or by using Paypal. Upon request, we can invoice you through an email or through Paypal.
Payment is due within 5 business days of invoice being sent. If unpaid, credit card on file with AuctionZip/Invaluable will be charged on the 6th day.
Invoices will be sent out as soon as possible after the auction. If we have your shipping information on file already, the invoice will include shipping and handling charges. If we don't have your shipping address at the time of invoicing, you will receive a second, updated invoice with shipping and handling charges included after we receive your shipping information. Payment is still due within 5 days of first invoice having been sent.
If you are picking up your purchases, you may pay by cash, approved check, or credit card.
PayPal is also available for payment.
The Broken Gavel charges 15% buyers' premium. Additionally, Invaluable/Auctionzip adds 5% buyers' premium for their services.
All Maine residents will have 5.5% sales tax added to their invoice unless they have a valid sales tax exemption certificate on file with The Broken Gavel prior to the beginning of the auction. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please contact us for instructions on how to provide us with a copy of your certificate.
We ship as soon as possible once payment is received.
Shipping and handling fees are additional charges paid by winning bidder. We charge a modest $3 handling charge per package. We combine items for multiple purchases and try to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. In most cases, because of the discount shipping rate we get from the USPS and our online shipping partners, we can ship Priority usually at the same cost of ground rates. Priority will include $50 of insurance. If you require more insurance, please let us know ahead of time.