User Agreement

This is the User Agreement for this auction site.  If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, do not use the system.

We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms.  Except where stated below, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted.

  1. Membership Eligibility.

    Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.  Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members.  If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.  If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.  Further, your account and User Id may not be transferred or sold to another party.  If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

  2. Fees and Services.

    Joining this system and bidding on auction items is free.  Fees for posting and selling items are available.  We may change our fees and the fees for our services from time to time.  We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services at any time.  In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.  Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars.  You are responsible for paying all fees associated with using our service and our website and all applicable taxes.

  3. This Auction Site is a Venue.

    3.1  This auction site is not an Auctioneer.  Instead, our site acts as a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats, including a fixed price format and an auction-style format commonly referred to as "online surplus auctions" or "auctions.  We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers.  As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items.  We cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.

    3.2  Identity Verification.  We use many techniques to identify our users when they register.  However, because user verification on the Internet is difficult.  This auction site cannot and does not confirm each user's purported identity.  Thus, we have established a user-initiated feedback system to help you evaluate with whom you are dealing.  We also encourage you to communicate directly with potential trading partners through the tools available on this site.

    3.3  Release.  Because we are a venue, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release this (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

    3.5  Information Control.  We do not control the information provided by other users that is made available through our system.  You may find other user's information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive.  Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe trading when using our site.  Please note that there are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense.  Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals.

  4. Bidding and Buying.

    4.1  As a buyer, you are obligated to complete the transaction with the seller:

    • if you purchase an item through one of our fixed price formats; or

    • are the highest bidder at the end of an auction (meeting the applicable minimum bid or reserve requirements) and/or your bid is accepted by the seller, unless the transaction is prohibited by law or by this Agreement.

    4.2  In the event a buyer fails to consummate a sale, after his/her bid has been accepted by the issuing Agency, he/she will be barred from future e-Auctions conducted by that Agency.  The buyer who defaults in making payment for the "allotted quantity" at the "bid rate" is liable for cancellation of their registration.  For participation in subsequent e-Auctions, the Buyer would have to re-register and compensate the aggrieved Agency for the loss suffered by that Agency in the event the goods are sold subsequently at a lower price.  The re-registration will be considered, on payment of the differential between the bid amount made by the barred bidder and the new bidder with interest as calculated by the aggrieved Agency.

    Reconsideration or appeal can be made with the entity’s Purchasing agent or his/her designee within two weeks of the notice to be barred.  Their decision as to reinstatement will be considered in the entity’s best interest and will be final.

    In cases of repeated defaults i.e. more than one-time, the buyer may also be barred from ANY further participation in surplus auctions on this website and be prohibited from re-registering under a new email address.

    By bidding on an item you agree to be bound by the conditions of sale included in the item's description so long as those conditions of sale are not in violation of this Agreement or unlawful.  Bids are not retractable except in exceptional circumstances, such as: when the seller materially changes the item's description after you bid; a clear typographical error is made; you cannot authenticate the seller's identity.  If you choose to bid on mature audience items or items that are restricted to adult use, you are certifying that you have the legal right to purchase such items.

    4.3  In the event of the high bidder not completing the transaction, the bidder may be in breach of contract and at the sellers discretion, take legal action against the bidder.

    If all other avenues have been tried with no results, the seller may:

    • Contact local law enforcement in your area, as well as the buyer's area.  We’ll cooperate with any investigation after you've tried to close the transaction with the high bidder.

    • File a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center.

  5. Listing and Selling.

    5.1  Listing Description.  You must be legally able to sell the item(s) you list for sale on our site.  You must describe your item and all terms of sale on the listing page of our site.  Your listings may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item.  All listed items must be listed in an appropriate category.  Except for our fixed price format, at any one time you may not promote identical items in more than ten (10) auction-style listings on our site.

    5.2  Binding Bids.  If you receive at least one bid at or above your stated minimum price (or in the case of reserve auctions, at or above the reserve price), you are obligated as the seller to complete the transaction with the highest bidder upon the auction's completion, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, such as: (a) the buyer fails to meet the terms of your listing (such as payment method), or (b) you cannot authenticate the buyer's identity.

    5.3  Fraud.  Without limiting any other remedies, we may suspend or terminate your account if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with our site.

    5.4  Manipulation.  Neither you, bidders nor sellers may manipulate the price of any item nor may you interfere with other user's listings or transactions.

  6. Your Information.

    6.1  Definition.   "Your Information" is defined as any information you provide to us or other users in the registration, bidding or listing process or through any e-mail feature.  You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information.

    6.2  Restricted Activities.  Your Information (or any items listed) and your activities on the site shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) knowingly infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); (e) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (f) be obscene or contain child pornography or, if otherwise adult in nature or harmful to minors, shall be posted only in the Mature Audiences section and shall be distributed only to people legally permitted to receive such content; (g) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (h) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; and (i) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that: (aa) are prohibited under this Agreement; (bb) are identical to other items you have up for auction but are priced lower than your item's reserve or minimum bid amount; (cc) are concurrently listed for sale on a web site other than this auction; or (dd) you do not have a right to link to or include.  Furthermore, you may not list any item on the site (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using our service) that, by paying to us the listing fee or the final value fee, could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

    6.3  License.  Solely to enable this auction site to use the information you supply us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to Your Information.  This license may be revoked by written notice from you.

  7. Access and Interference.

    You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission.  You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this site or any activities conducted on our site.  You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.  Much of the information on our site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to this site by our users or third parties.  You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from our website without the prior expressed written permission of this auction site or the appropriate third party.

  8. Breach.

    Without limiting other remedies, we may immediately remove your item listings, warn our community of your actions, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if: (a) you breach this Agreement; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

  9. Privacy.

    We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.  We view protection of users' privacy as a very important community principle.  We understand clearly that you and your information is one of our most important assets.  We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices.

  10. No Warranty.

    WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE OUR WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.  WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary from state to state.

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  12. Indemnity.

    You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

  13. Legal Compliance.

    You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.

  14. No Agency.

    You and this auction site are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

  15. General.

    We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of our site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.  You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by this site, with your written consent which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.  Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.  Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.  This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.

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