Terms & Conditions
By registering to bid on the internet, you
acknowledge that you have read & understand the terms and conditions for each auction, each online bidding system(www.bidderone.com and www.proxibid.com) and/or auction item, and you agree to abide by all terms and conditions for each auction and/or auction item.
Live Auction and Pre-Bidding Through
For all cash or check purchases, a 10% buyer's premium will be added to the bid to establish the final price. For example, a bid of $100 will be assessed a $10 buyer's premium, creating a contract price of $110 plus sales tax.
A 13% buyer's premium will be charged for all Credit Card Purchases made at the live auction or through www.bidderone.com online pre-bidding system.
WARNING - Explanation of Credit Card Fraud: In order to bid online, buyers must register and create an account at our website, www.BidderOne.com. The credit card is not charged and successful bidders are not required to pay by credit card. However, in the event that a buyer does not make payment arrangements within the specified time or attempts to back-out of the sale by not paying for their items, L.W. Benton Company reserves the right to charge the amount due, plus any sales tax, buyers fees and/or late fees and/or non-payment penalties to the account,s registered card. If, at that time, it is determined that the card is not valid or does not have a sufficient balance to cover the charges, and the bidder or representatives of the bidder knowingly registered with this card, this constitutes �Credit Card Fraud� under Federal and Georgia state law and L.W. Benton Company reserves the right to press criminal charges for such fraud, including the swearing out of an arrest warrant in the county of the bidder,s residence. In addition to any criminal charges, L.W. Benton Company reserves the right to seek civil restitution as well.
Firearm Terms: As a Federally
Licensed Firearms Dealer, L.W. Benton Company (LWBC) is required to ensure that bidders who purchase a firearm are legally allowed to do so through a FBI NICS background check. If a bidder doubts his or her ability to pass a NICS check, it is highly recommended that he or she NOT BID on a firearm. High bidders must take possession of purchased firearms in person at LWBC�s Macon facility or at another Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) location. High bidders will be required to pay the full amount due on their firearm BEFORE the NICS check is run. In the event that a high bidder fails the NICS check, he or she will not be allowed to have the firearm transferred to their possession, nor can it be transferred to another individual. Instead, LWBC will hold the firearms, at their discretion, until the next suitable opportunity to auction or sell the firearms. High bidders who fail the NICS check will be charged a Thirty-Dollar ($30) re-stocking fee per firearm, as well as regular Seller,s fees when the firearm is auctioned again. These fees, as well as any others,
will be deducted from the proceeds of the resale of the firearms. Any remaining proceeds will be paid to the original high bidder as though they were the consignor of the firearm.
In the event that a high bidder requests to have a firearm shipped to another FFL, they must first pay the full amount due for the firearm plus any additional shipping costs prior to shipping. If the high bidder should fail his or her NCIS check by this FFL dealer, LWBC WILL NOT REFUND any portion of the purchase price or shipping costs to the high bidder. It will be the discretion of the second FFL dealer as to how he wants to dispose of the firearm. When possible, LWBC will make the effort to retake possession of the firearm and sell
it again, per the terms in the paragraph above.
Bidders take note:
Firearms can only be purchased by the registered bidder, not by another individual, family member or friend. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older on the date of the close of the auction to purchase long guns or long gun ammunition. Bidders must be 21 years of ago or older on the date of the close of the auction to purchase handguns or
It is the buyer's responsibility to have any firearms inspected by a certified gunsmith before firing. L.W. Benton Company, Inc. has made no attempts to test these items.
Legal courses of action
Bids are a binding offer to enter a contract and you are responsible for honoring them. Every legal remedy available will be used to ensure buyer's performance of this contract. Buyer accepts responsibility for and agrees for buyer and all of buyer's agents, representatives, successors and assigns to indemnify, defend and hold harmless sellers & L.W. Benton Company, Inc.,their employees, governing body, officers, owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, agents, and representatives from and against any and all claims, losses,damages, liabilities, judgments, fees, costs, and expenses including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses related to, arising from, or associated with (I)the sale of the property, including, but not limited to, personal injuries or property damage incurred on the sale premises or during removal and transport of any auction item, (II) buyer's use of L.W. Benton Company, Inc.'s website and (III) a dispute with another bidder.
Seller agrees to hold harmless, the Auctioneers against any claims of the nature referred to in these terms Venue for any controversy or claim arising from or relating to this agreement, or breach thereof, shall lie exclusively with the Magistrate or Superior Court of Jones County, Georgia. This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of Georgia
L.W. Benton Company, Inc. reserve the right to reject any and all bids from any bidder.
By placing a bid, buyer and all other bidders acknowledge all terms of the auction and agree not to retract the bid. If a bidder cannot satisfy the terms of the auction, the bidder should not bid.
Assessment of condition
All bidders, including buyer, should rely solely on personal inspection and not information listed in these items, on the website, or otherwise provided by L.W.Benton Company, Inc. or seller. Any bidder's failure to inspect, or otherwise be fully informed as to the nature, quality, condition, quantity, and size of any items will not constitute grounds for any claim, adjustment, refund, termination of the Auction Contract, or refusal to close the sale.
Purchases not picked up in accordance with the removal terms will be forfeit and resold to cover storage fees with no credit given
to the original buyer. Buyers accounts will then be turned over to a collection agency for any delinquencies and storage fees yet unpaid.
For buyers attending the auction, payment must be made the day of the sale before removing any merchandise from the premises. Buyers who do not pay the day of the auction will be charged a $25 or 3% service fee per day, whichever is greater, for not paying and will be billed immediately. Payment must be made in the form of cash, cashiers check, official check, personal check along with bank letter of credit. We also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express however an additional 3% will be added to the buyer's premium, bringing your Buyer's premium to 13%.
For internet purchases full payment will be charged to the credit card on file unless buyer notifies auctioneer of preferred alternate payment method. This payment must be received no later than 48 hours after the Auction. If payment has not been received within the 48 hour time period, LWBC will charge the credit card on file without notice to the card holder. Items may not be picked up until full payment is made. Items can be picked up on the day of the auction or the following Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 10AM - 4PM. Please note there are NO Tuesday pick ups. Other available pick up times and dates to be announced at the Auction.
Item removal information
Merchandise must be removed immediately after the auction unless arrangements are made or items were won by the Internet bidding system. Internet purchases MUST be picked up after having paid as described above.
Purchaser is responsible for loading all
Items must be removed the day of the auction, unless special arrangements have been made with the Auctioneer. Any item left will be at right of removal by auctioneer.
Please call L.W. Benton Co. at 478.744.0027 for more information. Problems with or questions about Internet bidding should be directed to [email protected]
Please note that we have not made any attempts to test any items. The bidder is responsible for inspecting the items themselves. Items may be missing parts. Many items are returns, overstocks, or display models. It is our recommendation to inspect each item prior to bidding online or at the live auction. We encourage all winning bidders to have firearms inspected before shooting.
If you have any question about a specific item, please call
us at 478-744-0027.