Branch Auction Bidders’ Terms and Conditions

  1. If any dispute arises, the Auctioneer shall have absolute discretion to settle it and/or to put any disputed lot up for auction again.
  1. The Sellers and the British Horological Institute (Wessex Branch) do not make or give, nor has any other person any authority to make or give, any representations or warranty.
  2. All statements in the catalogue are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statements or representations of fact. Buyers have full responsibility for inspecting lots before purchase and becoming fully aware of their age, condition and authenticity.
  3. Goods become the liability of the Buyer immediately after the fall of the hammer.
  4. There is no Buyer’s premium – if your bid is successful, the price bid is the price you pay.
  5. Payment may be made by cheque (payable to “BHI Wessex Branch”) only if the Buyer is known to the Branch and/or can produce proof
    of address etc. as required by the Branch and their Bidder’s Registration has been accredited and checked by a Branch official, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Treasurer. Otherwise payment must be made in cash.
  6. Lots are to be removed at the Buyer’s expense immediately after the conclusion of the sale, when a receipt for payment must be shown to a porter who will gather your lots together for you and hand them over in exchange for the signed receipt. Any lots uncollected after the sale will be disposed of at the discretion of the Branch.
  7. All items are sold as seen. Electrical goods are sold with no guarantee as to their condition or safety.