City of Alexandria
Online Sales Terms and Conditions
All bidders and other participants of this auction agree that they have read and fully understand these terms and agree to be bound thereby.
I. Guarantee Waiver. All property is offered for sale AS IS, WHERE IS. City of Alexandria (Seller) makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. The Buyer is not entitled to any payment for loss of profit or any other money damages special, direct, indirect, or consequential.
II. Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misrepresentation must be made prior to removal of the property. If Seller confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of City of Alexandria shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.
III. Personal and Property Risk. Persons attending during exhibition, sale or removal of goods assume all risks of damage of or loss to person and property and specifically release the seller and GovDeals from liability therefore.
IV. Inspection. Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Inspection is by appointment only. Please contact Peter Tomaselli at (703) 746-3892 or email@example.com to schedule an inspection.
V. Consideration of Bid. City of Alexandria reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.
Vl. Buyer’s Certificate. Successful bidders will receive a Buyer’s Certificate by email from GovDeals. Successful bidders will receive a Bill of Sale from the City of Alexandria. The name of the GovDeals account holder may not be changed on the Bill of Sale.
VII. Buyer’s Premium. A five percent (5%) Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final selling price of all items in addition to any taxed imposed.
Vlll. Payment. Payment in full is due not later than 5 business days from the time and date of the Buyer’s Certificate. Payment must be made electronically through the GovDeals Website. Acceptable forms of payment are:
· Wire Transfer
· Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express)
PayPal and credit card purchases are limited to below $5,000.00. If the winning bid amount, plus any applicable taxes and the buyer's premium are equal to more than $4,999.99, neither PayPal nor credit cards may be used. If Wire Transfer is the chosen method of payment, a Wire Transfer Transaction Summary page will provide payment and account information. The Wire Transfer must be completed within five (5) business days from the sold time and date stated on the Buyer’s Certificate.
IX. Removal. PROPERTY MAY BE REMOVED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. All items must be removed within ten (10) business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyers Certificate. Purchases will be released only upon receipt of payment as specified. Prior to removal, a buyer must present documentation either by email or with the authorized representative stating they have authorized a removal on their behalf. The buyer or buyer's authorized representative must sign a Bill of Sale before removal as well. Please contact Peter Tomaselli at (703) 746-3892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule removal.
All property awarded to successful bidders must be loaded and removed by the bidder. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading, and transporting of the property. Under no circumstances will City of Alexandria assume responsibility for packing, loading, or shipping. A daily storage fee of $10.00 for items under $500.00 and $30.00 for items over $500.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the ten (10) business days allowed and as stated on the Buyer’s Certificate.
X. Vehicle Titles. Seller will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment and a signed Bill of Sale. Titles may be subject to any restrictions as indicated in the item description on the website. Open titles cannot be issued. City of Alexandria will not issue replacement titles.
Xl. Default. Default shall include (1) failure to observe these terms and conditions (2) failure to make good and timely payment or (3) failure to remove all items within the specified time. Default may result in termination of the contract and suspension from participation in all future sales until the default has been cured. If the Buyer fails in the performance of their obligations, Seller may exercise such rights and may pursue such remedies which are provided by law. The buyer agrees to forfeit monies paid in the case of items not removed within removal period previously stated in these Terms and Conditions. Seller reserves the right to reclaim and resell all items defaulted.
Xll. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that they have read, fully understand, and accept these Terms and Conditions of Online Sales, and agree to pay for and remove the property, if the bid is accepted, by the dates and times specified. These Terms and Conditions are displayed at the top of each page of each item listed on GovDeals.
Xlll. State/Local Sales and/or Use Tax. Buyers may be subject to payment of State and/or local sales and/or use tax. Buyers are responsible for contacting the appropriate tax office, completing any forms, and paying any taxes that may be imposed.
XlV. Disposal. Buyer shall dispose of property purchased from Seller in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Seller takes no responsibility for the actions of Buyer with respect to the disposal of property.
XV. Sales to Employees. Employees of the City of Alexandria may bid on the property listed for auction. An Employee Participation Affidavit must be filled out, notarized, and returned to the Procurement Department prior to bidding. This form may be found on AlexNet under forms for Procurement Department. Employees may NOT bid while on duty.