DetailsSHOWINGS: SATURDAY, MAY 6th 11:00 -2:00
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th 11:00 -2:00
SATURDAY, MAY 13th from 10:00 - AUCTION END at 2:00 pm
PICKUP DAY: MONDAY, MAY 15th 11:00 - 3:00
TermsThese are the Terms and Conditions of Sale for this online auction. They consist of this introduction and
28 numbered paragraphs that outline the relationship between you ("the Bidder") and Sturgis Auctions
Online, LLC as "the Auctioneer." Throughout these Terms and Conditions, the terms "auctioneer," "we,"
"us," and "our" will refer to the Auctioneer, and the terms "you" and "your" will refer to the Bidder.
If you want to bid in this online auction, you will first have to certify that you have read, understood, and
agreed to these Terms and Conditions. Such certification will function as your legal and binding
electronic signature. If you choose to make this certification, the Terms and Conditions will become
binding both on you and on the Auctioneer, and all parties will be expected to abide by the Terms and
Conditions if any issues arise in connection with this sale.
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully! They contain important information about the online
auction itself and your rights and responsibilities as a bidder.
1. Registration: To gain access to the Auctioneer's bidding system, you will need to register and obtain a
bidder number. You must be eighteen years old or older to register. You agree that all information that
you provide during the registration process will be true and accurate. You will be banned from
participation in the Auctioneer's auctions indefinitely should you provide any false information during
the registration process.
2. Bidder's Duty to Update Information: Whether you are a new or returning bidder, you agree that if
any of the information associated with your bidder number - including contact information and credit
card information - changes at any time prior to, during, or after this sale, you will notify the Auctioneer
of the change by updating your bidder profile.
3. Conduct of Sale: All deposits, bids, and credits in this sale will be made in United States Dollars. You
agree not to use any hardware, software, program, or system that would interfere with the orderly
conduct of this sale. You further agree not to copy, reproduce, or publicly display any content from the
Auctioneer's website without first obtaining written permission from the Auctioneer.
4. Bidder's Duty to Inspect and Investigate: You acknowledge that the Auctioneer is providing you with
the opportunity to inspect the items being offered for sale in this auction. The Auctioneer strongly
encourages you to inspect the items during the Auction. If you choose not to inspect the items and are
in doubt about the condition, completeness or suitability of a given item, please bid accordingly.
A. Photographs and Descriptions: The Auctioneer regularly posts item descriptions and
photographs to aid bidders in the bidding process, and we make every effort to ensure that the
descriptions and photographs that we post accurately represent the items being offered for sale. In
some photographs, multiple items may appear to be joined as a single unit, however you should not
assume that a lot consists of more than one item simply because various items appear connected or are
featured in the same photograph. Also understand that, on occasion, the wrong photograph may be
displayed for a given item. At all times, you are bidding on items as they are described on this website,
not as they appear in any photograph.
B. CHOOSE WISELY: We want everyone to get a good deal and most will. However, when you bid
on the wrong item or decide an item is not suited for your intended use, our clients will not assume the
cost of your mistakes. You agree that your failure to inspect or otherwise become fully informed about
the items offered for sale in this auction will not be grounds for a refusal to pay amounts due to the
Auctioneer nor for any claim against the Auctioneer.
5. WARRANTY AND CONDITION OF ITEMS SOLD: ALL LOTS AND ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH
ALL FAULTS, AND WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. THIS SALE IS A SALE TO THE BUSINESS
COMMUNITY OF "EQUIPMENT" AND "INVENTORY" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
NO ACTION TAKEN BY THE AUCTIONEER OR ITS AGENTS IS INTENDED TO CREATE ANY EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO ANY LOT OR ITEM IN THIS SALE. THE AUCTIONEER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, CONFORMITY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS OR
REQUIREMENTS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, TITLE, OR ANY OTHER STATUTORY OR COMMON
LAW WARRANTY. IT IS BELIEVED THAT ALL DESCRIPTIONS ARE ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT
6. When You Have Been Outbid: If you are outbid during the course of this auction, you will be notified
by email. You can review your bids at any time using the Auctioneer's "Review Bids" feature; items on
which you have been outbid will be clearly marked.
7. Reporting Bidding Errors: You should carefully review every bid you choose to make before submitting
that bid. The Auctioneer will not automatically assume that any bid - even a bid that increases your own,
lower bid - was made in error. Many bidders routinely increase their own bids to price an item out of the
reach of other bidders. If you mistakenly increase your own bid at any time during the auction or make
some other bidding error (e.g. placing your bidder number in the price field), you must immediately
contact the Auctioneer by email at Auctions@SturgisSD.com. Reports of bidding errors must be made
via e-mail; phone reports will not be accommodated.
8. Timeliness of Bidding Error Reports: If you make a bidding error during this auction, you must identify
and report the error before the auction begins to close. The Auctioneer will not undo bidding errors
reported after the auction has begun to close.
9. Bidder's Duty to Report Fraud: You are responsible for all bids made from your account. If you believe
that an unauthorized person has gained access to your account, you must notify the Auctioneer
immediately by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also report the incident to the
relevant law enforcement authorities and send the Auctioneer a copy of any resulting police report. You
understand and agree that if you do not promptly report any suspected fraud to the Auctioneer and to
the relevant law enforcement authorities, you will be held personally responsible for all purchases made
using your account and bidder number.
10. Changes in Circumstance: All aspects of this auction are subject to change without notice. The
Auctioneer reserves the right to - at any time - (1) add or remove items from the auction, (2) split or
combine lots, (3) add minimum bids or reserve prices, (4) cancel, suspend, extend or reschedule the sale
of an individual item, lot, auction, and/or auction event, (5) make changes to the auction's closing,
inspection, or removal times, or (6) take any other action the Auctioneer deems necessary to effect the
fair conduct of this sale or protection of buyers', sellers', or other parties' interests. In the event a seller
withdraws an item from this auction prior to the close of the auction, the Auctioneer may leave the item
on the catalog and buy the item back on behalf of the seller to establish the Auctioneer's earned
commission and the buyer's premium due to the Auctioneer from the seller.
11. Closing: the Auctioneer's online auctions are designed to mimic traditional "live" auctions. For this
reason, this auction will have a staggered, dynamic closing.
A. Staggered Closing: This online auction will automatically begin to close at a rate of multiple
items per minute, every minute. Items' closing times may be extended past their scheduled closing time,
however, as a result of the Auctioneer's dynamic closing feature.
B. Dynamic Closing: The closing time of an item is automatically extended an additional 3 minutes
whenever a bid is placed within the 3 minutes leading up to an item's scheduled closing time. Auction
for all items absolutely ends within 2 hours of Auction Closing time.
12. Winning Bids: If you place a bid in this sale, and your bid is determined to be the winning bid, you
become obligated to pay for the item that you have won at the price you gave as your bid.
A. Notification: If you end up placing one or more winning bids in this auction, the Auctioneer will
contact you by e-mail to let you know which items you have won. This e-mail notification will be the only
contact you receive from the Auctioneer about your winning bids; this means that you are responsible
for checking your e-mail following the close of the auction to determine what items you have won. If
you do not receive an e-mail identifying you as a winning bidder, it is because the Auctioneer has no
record of your having placed a winning bid.
B. Bid Inquiries: If you believe that you placed a winning bid, but do not receive an e-mail, you
must notify the Auctioneer by sending an e-mail to email@example.com explaining your situation by
9:00 am on the day after of the auction has closed. You agree that the Auctioneer will be the sole
authority regarding the identification of winning bids.
13. Payment: You must make payment and pick-up items during scheduled pick-up time after the
Auction's Closing at determined pick-up location. Payments can be made by credit card for a 3% fee by
contacting the office at 605-347-6950. All payments not made within 72 hours of scheduled pickup will
be charged to the credit card on file.
14. Chargebacks Prohibited: You agree that you will accept all charges placed on the credit card
associated with your account, and you agree that you will not charge back any amount that the
Auctioneer charges to your credit card. You agree that this provision applies equally to amounts charged
in connection with any items you have won and any costs or fees discussed in these Terms and
15. Buyer's Premium: A 5% buyer's premium is added to each winning bid (except real estate auctions).
Please review the auction terms to determine what is being charged for that particular auction.
16. Sales Tax: Sales tax will be collected on all items purchased at this auction. Possession of a South
Dakota Sales Tax License for resale will be tax exempt.
17. Default and Resale: You agree that if, after being declared the winning bidder, you fail to pay for any
item that you have won for any reason, your account will be declared in default. If you still refuse to pay
for any item after being notified of your account's being in default, you agree that the Auctioneer will
have the right to immediately resell your item, and you further agree to pay (1) any cost associated with
the resale and (2) any deficiency between your original purchase price and the resale price.
18. Picking Up Your Items: You are solely responsible for the safe and timely pick-up and removal of any
items you may win at this auction. If you are unable to safely pick up and remove your items on
scheduled pick-up day and time, please call or email Auctioneers at Auctions@SturgisSD.com or 605-
A. Bidder's Duty to Remove Items Safely: Again, you are solely responsible for the safe pick-up,
removal, and transportation of your items. You agree that the pick-up, removal, and transportation of
your items will be solely at your expense and at your risk. You further agree that you will be responsible
for any damage that you or any of your agents cause during any preview or removal period, and also
agree that you will be charged for any expenses incurred and/or repairs necessary as a result of any
damage that you cause.
B. Release Upon Presentation of Receipt: You understand and agree that the Auctioneer will
release your items only after you or your agent presents a sales receipt generated by the Auctioneer
stating that your account is paid in full. You further understand and agree that it is your duty to ensure
that any agent picking up items on your behalf has a copy of your paid sales receipt to present at the
pick-up location. You explicitly authorize the Auctioneer to release your items to any person in
possession of your paid sales receipt. No item will be released to any person unless that person presents
a paid sales receipt listing the item in question.
C. Abandonment: You understand and agree that any item that you do not pick up during the
published removal times will be considered abandoned. You understand and agree that you will be
charged a reasonable fee for the storage, removal, and/or disposal of any item that is considered
19. Disposal of Unclaimed Items: In the event you refuse to pay for or abandon any item that you win at
auction, the Auctioneer will have the option of reselling, removing, storing, or disposing of the unpaid-
for or abandoned item. You understand and agree that you will be personally responsible for all
deficiencies - and all legal-, collection-, transportation-, and storage expenses - associated with your
delinquent account and/or abandoned items. In the event of resale, you agree to pay any cost
associated with the resale as well as any deficiency between your original purchase price and the resale
20. Non-Delivery: In the unusual event that an item has been totally misdescribed or is unavailable for
pickup during the published removal times, you must immediately notify the Auctioneer's onsite staff of
the problem and file a claim for non-delivery within twenty-four hours. You understand and agree that if
you fail to make a claim for non-delivery within twenty-four hours of your discovering the problem; your
claim for non-delivery will not be honored. Claims for non-delivery may be filed by replying to the e-mail
that informed you of your winning binds. Your claim must fully describe the nature of the problem that
you have identified.
21. Claims and Choice of Venue: Any claim or controversy out of or relating to these Terms and
Conditions, or to any breach thereof, will be settled either (1) in Meade County, South Dakota's Small
Claims Court, if the claim in question amounts to less than $12,000, or (2) by means of arbitration in
accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, if the claim
in question amounts to more than $12,000. In the event of arbitration, judgments upon the award
rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction. You agree that all claims will
be litigated or arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated with any claim made by
another party. Venue in every case will be Meade County, South Dakota. You agree that any judgments
awarded may be applied to and collected from you personally or corporately. Should any party file an
action contrary to this paragraph, the counterparty may recover reasonable legal fees and costs.
Further, if you bring a claim against the Auctioneer and do not prevail, you agree that you will reimburse
the Auctioneer for all reasonable legal fees and costs.
22. Interim or Preliminary Relief: Notwithstanding the contents of Paragraph 21 of these Terms and
Conditions, you agree that the Auctioneer may seek interim or preliminary relief in a court having
jurisdiction in order to protect any rights or property that the Auctioneer may have pending arbitration
23. Liability: In all cases, the Auctioneer's liability, and the liability of the seller of the items in this
auction, will be limited to the refund of your purchase price. The Auctioneer will not be liable for any
amount in connection with the postponement or cancellation of this auction, or the withdrawal of any
item or lot from this auction. In no event will the Auctioneer be liable for lost profits or any special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with this auction or any related sale
A. No Liability for the Acts of Third Parties: The Auctioneer is not responsible for any action taken
by any seller, bidder, or other third party before, during, or after this auction.
B. No Liability for Site Malfunction: You understand that this auction is online-only, and so relies on
devices and programs that may malfunction without warning. You agree that the Auctioneer will not be
liable for any error or inconvenience that may be the result of such a malfunction. You further
understand and agree that the Auctioneer may void or suspend any sale, or resell any item, if the
Auctioneer determines a transaction to have been affected by any site malfunction.
24. Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Auctioneer and its
employees, officers, owners, affiliates, agents, and representatives from and against any claims, losses,
damages, liabilities, judgments, fees, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and costs,
related to, arising from, or associated with you, your agents or representatives - including, but not
limited to, personal injury or property damage caused at any sales site or during removal or
transportation of items won at auction, any dispute with another bidder, or any violation of these Terms
25. Limitations: These Terms and Conditions do not - nor are they intended to - create any agency-,
partnership-, joint venture-, employer-employee-, or franchisor-franchisee relationship. These Terms
and Conditions cannot be altered except in writing by the Auctioneer.
26. Severability: If any term, provision, paragraph, condition, or other portion of this agreement - or the
application of these to any person, place, or circumstance - is held to be invalid, unenforceable, or void,
the remainder of this agreement and such term, provision, covenant or condition as applied to other
persons, places and circumstances will remain in full force and effect.
27. Governing Law: These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed under the laws of
28. Entire Agreement: These Terms and Conditions contain our entire agreement and supersede any
prior oral or written agreements relating to the same subject matter.
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