Bidder registration

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  • By signing this agreement, signer affirms he/she has read the General Bidder Rules and states that he/she will abide by the same in their entirety.


    Buyers Premiums
    Buyers’ premiums are applied to the hammer price and are made payable, without relief, to the auction house. Buyers’ premium for all cars, trucks, and motorcycles is 10%. Minimum buyers’ premium is $1,500USD. Based on the hammer price of an auction lot, buyer will be charged the percentage-based premium, or a minimum premium, whichever is greater.
    Financial Verification
    Additional financial verification may be required. If applicable, a ShowStoppers team member will contact you. All information acquired is confidential and will not be sold or used for marketing purposes.
    Payment Terms
    All payments must be made with U.S. funds. ShowStoppers Auctions accepts personal, business, and cashiers checks. There is a $100 fee for all returned checks. All checks must be drawn from a U.S. bank. Wire transfers are accepted with a $100 service fee. A credit card surcharge of 3.5% will apply to all transaction amounts paid for on Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. Debit cards do not incur this fee.

    ShowStoppers General Bidder Rules

    1. Bidder’s participation at an auction event constitutes knowledge of, and consent to, the general bidder’s rules, even absent bidder’s signature to this agreement.
    2. Bidder agrees to abide by the general bidder rules for the entirety of bidder’s membership period. In the event the general bidder’s rules are revised, ShowStoppers Auctions will provide notice of the revisions to bidder prior to the first auction event at which the revised rules are implemented.
    3. Bidder is required to register for auction in accordance with ShowStoppers Auctions policies and procedures, which may be amended from time to time. Bidder must use the badge and/or bidder number issued by ShowStoppers Auctions as a condition of auction participation. Invoicing and titling will be performed consistent with the information on bidders completed registration. Bidder registration fees are non-refundable.
    4. If any provision, clause, or part of these rules, or the application thereof, is deemed invalid, the remainder of these rules shall remain in full force and effect.
    5. In all manners involving lost, stolen, or misplaced bidder badges, bidder retains all liability for any bid, purchase, and/or action taken by anyone using the bidder’s original badge or number.
    6. Bidder may be subject to additional verification measures by ShowStoppers Auctions or any third-party vendor it may employ.
    7. Execution of this agreement (or of any other document associated with bidder’s auction participation) by means of electronic signature or any other affirmative assent (i.e., initials, checking boxes, etc.) shall be legally binding, as if the instrument was the subject of an original, handwritten execution.
    8. Before bidding on any lot, bidder is exclusively responsible for gaining full familiarity with the auction process.
    9. ShowStoppers Auctions is merely performing an auction service and is not responsible for a lots’ description in any medium, even if the representation is made in a medium owned by, maintained by, or associated with ShowStoppers Auctions.
    10. All lots on offer are sold on a “AS IS, WHERE IS” basis. ShowStoppers Auctions makes no representation and extends no warranty, express or implied, respecting any lots’ condition, genuineness, value, and/or quality. SHOWSTOPPERS AUCTIONS HAS NOT INDEPENDENTLY INSPECTED OR TESTED THE LOT AND HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOTS’ HISTORY OR CONDITION. Bidder has the duty, right, and opportunity to inspect any lot prior to bidding, and bidder’s participation in the auction of any lot is exclusively premised upon the bidder’s own determinations. Winning bidders shall accept their lot(s) with all faults, including but not limited to, qualitative conditions, defects, and imperfections (whether structural, mechanical, cosmetic, latent, obvious, whether mentioned or unmentioned in the lot description). ShowStoppers Auctions is not responsible for any defect in any lot.
    11. Bidder releases, waives, and discharges ShowStoppers Auctions for any and all claims arising out of, involving, or associated with a lots’ description. Bidder shall reimburse ShowStoppers for any cost and/or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that ShowStoppers Auctions incurs in defending any bidder’s claims arising out of, involving, or associated with, a lot’s description.
    12. Additional information is available for lots bearing a “matching numbers” designation by contacting ShowStoppers Auctions.
    13. Mileage claims are made by the consignor. Bidder is solely responsible for investigating and determining the accuracy of such claims.
    14. All lots are offered for individual sale by their unique lot number, unless otherwise noted. The auctioneer will accept bids from on-site bidders and absentee bidders. The auctioneer has the right to place a bid for the consignor up to the lots’ reserve.
    15. In matters where the winning bid cannot be determined with certainty, the auction process may be repeated for that lot. The auctioneer will use reasonable judgement in evaluating bidder’s claim of auction confusion. However, the auctioneer’s determination(s) in these circumstances is/are both final and non-appealable.
    16. ShowStoppers Auctions is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged lots, and bidder shall make no claim against ShowStoppers Auctions for such loss, theft, or damage, unless the loss, theft, or damage, is directly caused by ShowStoppers Auctions actions or omissions.
    17. Lots must be removed from the auction location within 48 hours of the auction events conclusion. After 48 hours, any remaining lots will be assessed a storage fee in the amount of $30 per lot per day. This fee will be charged to bidder at bidder’s sole expense. ShowStoppers Auctions may designate lots which remain unclaimed for more than thirty (30) days following the event as abandoned but is in no way obligated to so designate.
    18. Lots that fail to meet the reserve price shall be presented in a “Ongoing Bid” tent. Lots sold via this process are subject to the same terms as lots sold on the auction block.
    19. Bidder accepts lot ownership at the gavel fall and immediately assumes all responsibility and liability for the purchased lot.
    20. If bidding on-site, bidder will pay for the lot (including applicable commission, taxes, and fees) within one hour of placing the winning bid. Telephone buyers shall make payment within one (1) day following the auction event’s conclusion. Bidder is prohibited from suspending or deferring payment. Any stop payment order on a purchased lot, or any payment check drawn upon an account with insufficient funds, shall serve as conclusive, irrefutable proof that bidder intended to and did commit fraud at the auction.
    21. All purchased lots are subject to applicable state and local taxes, which buyer agrees to pay in effecting the lot’s purchase.
    22. ShowStoppers Auctions will endeavor to deliver lot titles within thirty (30) days following auction event completion, contingent upon bidder’s payment. Bidder agrees that title processing delays can occur for causes outside of ShowStoppers Auctions control. Bidder shall make no claim for damages associated with delays in title processing. ShowStoppers Auctions is not responsible for damages incurred as a result of any delay in title processing.
    23. All account balances which are unpaid seven (7) days after the lot’s purchase date will be subject to interest charges at a rate of twelve percent (12%), with interest compounded daily and calculated retroactively to the date of purchase.
    24. In the event of bidder’s default, including, but not exclusive to non-payment, ShowStoppers Auctions may: 1) Hold bidder liable for the lot’s purchase price and sue for specific performance. 2) Cancel the sale and retain bidder’s payment as liquidated damages. 3) Resell the lot without reserve at a future ShowStoppers Auctions event or by private sale, with, or without advance notice to bidder. 4)Purchase the lot at the amount of bidder’s bid. 5)Take any other lawful action to protect ShowStoppers Auctions interest. 6)Charge bidders credit card for any amount due Mecum and/or consignor. Bidder is liable for all costs and expenses arising from bidder’s default, including, but not limited to freight, storage, auction entry fees, commissions, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and expenses.
    25. The bidder, having had an opportunity to consult counsel, irrevocably waives any right to trial by jury in any proceeding arising out of or relating to the auction lots.
    26. The general bidder rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would apply the laws of any other jurisdiction. Bidder irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the State of Florida, Circuit Court of Marion County, for any dispute arising out of, relating to in any way, concerning the auction lot’s and irrevocably agrees that all such claims shall be there entertained. Bidder irrevocably waives any objection or defense founded on the forum’s inconvenience.
    27. Acceptance of these general bidder rules permits ShowStoppers Auctions to have future contact with the bidder. In compliance with any regulation established by federal, state, or local authorities, bidder’s participation is an affirmative consent or “opt-in” to ShowStoppers Auctions future contact. This consent shall be effective until revoked by bidder in writing.
    28. Bidder understands that ShowStoppers Auction events may be televised (live or on tape daily) and broadcast to a national or international audience, including but not limited to, broadcasts on partner networks and their affiliates or by online video streaming. By attending the event, bidder and those attending as bidder’s guests consent to ShowStoppers Auctions using bidder’s and any guests image, voice, and likeness throughout the universe, in any and all media, in perpetuity. Bidder shall inform guests of this provision as bidder deems necessary.
    29. ShowStoppers Auctions telephone bidding features, functions, content, products, and capabilities are on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any express or implied representation of warranty of any kind. ShowStoppers Auctions makes no guarantee or assurance that ShowStoppers Auctions telephone bidding services will operate without interruption or that all services, products, features, functions, content, or operations will be available or perform at any particular time. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, ShowStoppers Auctions is not responsible for 1) Malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, omissions, or mistakes in the bidder’s use of ShowStoppers Auctions telephone biding services. 2) Any interruption of telephone signal to the auction event; or 3) defamatory, offensive, infringing, breaching, fraudulent, or illegal conduct of others. Bidder assumes the entire risk of using ShowStoppers Auctions bidding services, along with its associated features and functions.
    30. Bidder agrees the ShowStoppers Auctions is not liable for any loss or damage incurred in connection with or arising from use of ShowStoppers Auctions telephone bidding services.
    31. Bidder acknowledges 1) the imitations of Showstoppers Auctions telephone bidding services and some messages; 2) that transmissions may not be timely processed (or not at all) and 3) that some services, features, or functions may be restricted or delayed. Bidder affirms the ShowStoppers Auctions assumes no liability, responsibility, or obligation to transmit, process, store, receive, or deliver transactions or posting, or any failure or delay there associated.
    32. ShowStoppers Auctions reserves the right to record all conversations between ShowStoppers Auctions and telephone absentee bidders. By agreeing to these rules, bidder understands that he/she/it is allowing the recording and giving his/her/it’s consent to it.
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