Accepted Forms of Payment:
Paypal, Wire Transfer
PICK-UP, DELIVERY, SHIPPING & STORAGE
Updated For Fall 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Buyers are responsible for all post-auction costs and insurance including shipping-related expenses and or applicable moving and or storage fees, etc.
Payment for the item is due upon receipt of invoice and or within five business days as outlined in Terms and Conditions and Payment Information.
No in-person payment for this event. Items must be paid before picked up whether in-person or by a shipper or dropped off at a shipper by our staff.
Payment to the auction house is for the item or items, not shipping. Delays in shipping costs or arrangements do not extend the five business day item payment deadline.
It is the buyer's responsibility to retain and separately pay directly outside shippers. All items are shipped to the buyer's address supplied to us by PayPal at buyer expense by buyer arrangement. For non-PayPal-approved addresses or pick-up after PayPal payment auction house and or PayPal approval and or a wire transfer for both the purchase price and or for shipping costs may be required.
We offer Tampa Bay pick-up incl. many weekends and evenings by appt. from our Pinellas County auction 5566 64th Way N., St. Petersburg, FL warehouse location unless noted otherwise. Note there are no pick-ups auction day or the following Sunday. While Covid protolcols exist a mask is required.
Our specific UPS Store (almost all purchases): [email protected] Our UPS Store also offers crating and freight services (for freight ask for Charles or Tarek). Once you provide them with the lot information, receive, accept and pay for your insured packing and shipping quote we will drop off at no charge usually within five business days, typically within two and a half days (freight items or highly fragile items excepted, in which case they will typically pick-up at our location â€" contact them to see if there is a pick-up fee for your specific freight or highly fragile item).
Both Craters & Freighters and Gander & White service our location however our clients typically only use their services for Oversize, High Value and Foreign items due to the crating expense that sometimes equals or exceeds the cost of the item.
UShip-type blanket wrap delivery contractors and some trucking firms serving other Tampa Bay auction houses sellers also pick-up from us, however we can only meet truckers, UShip contractors, etc. by advance appt. as we do not currently offer warehouse hours.
Combining of items or consent to use your commercial carrier choice or account number is at the discretion of the shipper.
Note that we do not authorize shipping works on paper rolled or deliver works on paper to outside shippers for rolling (works on paper packed by outside shippers are required to be flatpacked then additionally boxed).
Any non-item purchase fees including pick-up, packing, shipping, transport, trucking, return, insurance, VAT, duties, sales and or use tax and any warehouse, off-site shipping contractor, trucking, fuel, climate, appraisal and or government fees are the responsibility of the buyer.
While average drop-off times to designated outside shippers from time payment clears may be listed (often two and a half to five business days) and we make every effort to accommodate all clients as quickly as possible, there is no guarantee of either drop-off time or of the outside shipper's packing and/or shipping time and drop-off delays as well as any shipping, customs, government, health, security, etc. delays are not grounds for returns, refunds or adjustments.
Please note that while most items ship from our Tampa Bay 33606 ZipCode including those from our specific UPS Store some items may ship from other greater Tampa Bay, FL area ZipCodes - or from other ZipCodes where indicated.
Our outside shipping contractors are often franchisees of national firms that follow U.S Customs guidelines and are not allowed by their parent company guidelines to understate values, ship items as gifts, misrepresent descriptions, ship via carrier options that do not provide insurance for the purchase price of a particular item, pack in customer-requested manners outside their guidelines, ship without a tracking number or ship to countries where the importation of art and or antiques by common carrier is restricted or prohibited such as to, for two of many examples, the Netherlands or Israel. Approval of a bid or bidder does not constitute acknowledgement that a lot will be able to be shipped in-house or by an outside shipper to any specific location and the inability to receive an item under our, an outside shipper's, a carrier's or a country's guidelines does not exempt the buyer from the responsibility of paying for an item and abiding by all of the Terms & Conditions. If our outside shipping contractors can not ship a specific lot of a specific description of a specific size and specific insured value at an agreed-upon amount the buyer may pay for the item by wire transfer and retain either one of our outside shippers or an outside shipper of their choosing to ship to a representative in the Continental U.S. or elsewhere of the buyer's designation however the purchase price is due within five business days per our Terms & Conditions and all shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer.
Buyers of goods not liable for sales tax due to items being shipped out of county or state may be liable for use tax in their receiving county and or state, that, as with international duties, are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Even though the auction house does not offer in-house shipping, in the event that an item is delivered, held for delayed pick-up or shipped by the auction house the buyer must pay for both their purchases and their auction house invoiced shipping within the 5 day payment deadline. Those who do not may be subject to a combined uninsured storage fee of 10 dollars plus 2 percent of the hammer price per item per month in addition to any transportation and or related possibly uninsured outside storage fees (all fees as a lien where applicable) with purchase requirements and disposition of items per Terms & Conditions remaining in effect.
Please see Item Listings as well as Terms & Conditions and Payment for additional details.