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Terms & Conditions


The following as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the sale, constitutes the entire terms and conditions on which property listed in the catalog shall be offered for sale or sold by J. Garrett Auctioneers, and any consignor of such property for whom J. Garrett Auctioneers has acted as agent. By registering to bid in this auction, whether in person or by agent, absentee bid, telephone, internet or other means, the purchaser or bidder agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Sale:


1. PAYMENT — DOMESTIC CLIENTS: We accept credit cards (MasterCard and Visa ONLY), wire transfers, cash, and personal or company check. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL. Internet buyers are encouraged to pay through their bidding site of choice, or they can contact us directly to make a payment. Items purchased in person must be paid for on the day of the auction. Invoices are emailed the day after the auction. It is your responsibility to contact J. Garrett Auctioneers via telephone at (214) 943-7801 to make payment if you do not pay online. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR INVOICE. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 10 DAYS, A DISPUTE WILL BE FILED WITH LIVEAUCTIONEERS & INVALUABLE. If paying by check, J. Garrett Auctioneers reserves the right to hold all purchases until the check has cleared to the satisfaction of J. Garrett Auctioneers and its bank.


2. SHIPPING — It is the buyer’s responsibility to arrange for and pay for shipping. J. Garrett Auctioneers does not provide shipping services or shipping quotes. We also do not supply packing materials whatsoever. Local buyers should come prepared to pack and load their purchases to their satisfaction per our posted “Shipping” page. J. Garrett Auctioneers shall not be held liable for damage that occurs after an item leaves our dock. We are not affiliated with any shippers. BUYER is solely responsible for coordinating shipping. J. Garrett Auctioneers will not be held liable for any issues that arise after items leave our dock, including damage, loss, delays, omission of words or description, typos, recommendation of shipper, estimates, your failure to preview or request condition, or pricing. Buyers are expected to preview items to verify condition and age, regardless of J. Garrett’s description or representation, and J. Garrett will not be held liable for any misrepresentation in item description or otherwise. Buyers should discuss insurance directly with the shipper of choice. ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR AND PICKED UP WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE AUCTION (see Post-Sale terms page). To avoid moving and storage fees, we strongly recommend paying for your items promptly after the auction. We are no longer able to waive fees (see Post-Sale terms above and appointment recommendations).


Pickup address is 9203 Diplomacy Row or 9200 block of Diplomacy Row, Dallas, TX 75247 unless otherwise stated in the lot description.

3. All items are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults. There are no warranties or representations of merchantability, of fitness, nor of any other kind, express or implied. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding and preview is strongly encouraged. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. J. Garrett Auctioneers attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects, but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or other descriptions of the lot, including condition, age, or any other word, dimensions, or omission of such. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee, or via the Internet, bidder/buyer signifies he/she has examined the items as fully as desired or that bidder/buyer has chosen not to examine them. If bidder/buyer requires absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of his/her evaluation leave uncertainty in his/her mind, we recommend an additional, outside, or third-party expert examine the lot, or do not bid on the item in question. If item(s) are damaged in shipping, buyer must contact the shipper directly to file a claim. If item(s) are being shipped and there is a condition problem upon receipt, you are expected to notify J. Garrett immediately by phone at (214) 943-7801. Any condition concerns will be null and void after the 10th business day following the end of the auction. Please note that if payment is late, causing item(s) to be delivered late, this does NOT qualify for any special privileges. J. GARRETT DOES NOT OFFER REFUNDS! ALL SALES ARE FINAL! By bidding, buyer agrees to these terms and will be reminded of such if any issue arises. (Also refer to “Shipping” above)

4. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on J. Garrett Auctioneer’s part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, J. Garrett’s sale record is conclusive.

5. The purchaser assumes full responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer or as acknowledged as “sold” by the auctioneer as inferred verbally or otherwise.

6. As a convenience to customers, absentee and phone bids will be executed by J. Garrett personnel in a competitive and confidential manner. Phone bid arrangements must be made 24 hours prior to start of the auction. Please note we will not take phone bids for items with a low estimate of $1,000 or less. We suggest bidding online. ALL PHONE BID FORMS MUST INCLUDE THE NAMES OF 3 AUCTION HOUSES IN WHICH WE MAY CALL TO VERIFY GOOD & RECENT BIDDING HISTORY. DUE TO INCREASED FRAUD ATTEMPTS, WE WILL NOT EXECUTE ANY PHONE BIDS WITHOUT THESE REFERRALS. BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR PHONE BIDS AND INTERNET BIDS IS THE SAME – 28%. J. Garrett Auctioneers will not be responsible for failure to execute absentee or phone bids and reserves the right to decline phone bids if in the event of too many phone bidders, the inability to execute that number of phone bids. J. Garrett Auctioneers also reserves the right to refuse phone bids if qualifications, including credit card deposits, or banking info is not provided if deemed necessary. Phone bid acceptance will be first come, first served, and J. Garrett reserves the right to refuse a phone or absentee bid for any reason.

7. BUYER’S PREMIUM: There will be a buyer’s premium of 28% for all bidders: internet bidders, absentee bidders, and phone bidders, added to the hammer price of each. All purchases will be subject to an 8.25% Texas sales tax unless (1) you are an out-of-state resident and your purchases are being shipped out of Texas or (2) if you are a Texas resident and you possess a valid tax-exempt number. J. Garrett Auctioneers must have a blanket exemption certificate with permit number and signature on any tax exempt sale before releasing.

8. If we are prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any property to the purchaser, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually paid, by the purchaser for such property.

9. J. Garrett Auctioneers reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before the auction without liability or notice.

10. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid not commensurate with the value of the property offered.

11. A range of estimates is given on each lot with a low and a high estimate. Estimates should not be relied on as a prediction of the actual selling price.

12. If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser, in addition to other remedies available to it by law, including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price, J. Garrett Auctioneers at its option may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property at public auction without reserve or minimum selling price, and the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and costs, including handling charges, expenses of both sales, the commission on both sales at regular rates, all other charges due hereunder and incidental damages.

13. In the unlikely event internet connection is lost, even briefly, J. Garrett Auctioneers reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel the remainder of the auction or continue at its discretion in live venue.

14. Some lots may be offered with a “reserve” which is the minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. J. Garrett Auctioneers may act to protect the reserve by bidding through the auctioneer. The auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the consignor. The auctioneers may continue to bid on behalf of the consignor up to the amount of the reserve, either by placing bids in response to other bidders or by placing consecutive bids.

15. These terms and conditions of sale, as well as the respective rights and obligations of J. Garrett Auctioneers and any purchasers or bidder at any sale of J. Garrett Auctioneers, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.

16. The auctioneer is licensed and regulated by the Department of Licensing and Regulation. Licensure with the Department does not imply approval or endorsement by the State of Texas. If you have an unresolved complaint, it should be directed to: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 512-463-6599.

Jeff Garrett, ST. Lic. # 6794, Justin Garrett, St. Lic. # 16236.

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