The South Carolina Surplus Property Office
West Columbia, South Carolina
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.
Guaranty Waiver. All property is offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS.” The Surplus Property Office (Seller) makes no warranty, guaranty 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.
Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription 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 The Surplus Property Office shall not exceed the amount paid towards the purchase price. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.
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 there for.
Inspection. Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Bidders must adhere to the inspection dates and times indicated in the item description. Please contact Keith Shirey, (803) 896-6880 office – (803) 896-6899 fax or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an inspection.
Consideration of Bid. The Surplus Property Office reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.
Buyer’s Certificate. Successful bidders will receive a Buyer’s Certificate by email from GovDeals.
Surplus Property Invoice. The Surplus Property Office will send a detailed email invoice with payment totals and instructions.
Payment. Payment in full is due not later than 5 business days from the time and date of the Surplus Property Invoice. Payment not received in 5 business days will result in default, and the asset will be relisted. The winning bidder will not be allowed to participate in future auctions. Acceptable forms of payment are:
·U. S. Currency
·Certified Cashiers Check
·US Postal Service Money Orders
·Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard)
Cashiers Checks and Money Orders shall be made payable to: The State of South Carolina. All Payments are made at the Surplus Property Office.
Down Payments. When the purchase price (of a single item or the aggregate purchase price of multiple items) totals $5,000 or greater, the Seller may permit a down payment from the winning Buyer. This non-refundable down payment will be at least 20% of the total purchase price. The Buyer will have 48-hours from the time of issuance of the Buyers Certificate to make the down payment. If Buyer fails to comply with this requirement within the stated time frame, the Seller can declare Buyer in default, bar them from further bidding and have them removed from the GovDeals system. If Buyer is in default, Seller may negotiate with next closest bidder, re-list at another auction and/or pursue all legal proceedings. All monies collected as down payment, will be deducted from total monies due at time of final payment.
Removal. All items must be removed within 40 business days from the date of payment. A daily storage fee may be charged for any item not removed within the 10 business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate. The amount of the storage fee will be listed in the special instructions of each asset. Purchases will be released only upon receipt of payment as specified. Successful bidders are responsible for loading and removal of any and all property awarded to them from the place where the property is located as indicated on the website and in the Buyer’s Certificate. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will The Surplus Property Office assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping. Property may be removed between the hours of 8:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. For additional information, please contact Keith Shirey, (803) 896-6880 office – (803) 896-6899 fax or e-mail: email@example.com.
Waiver of all liability from the State of South Carolina for loading and property removal. The winning bidder will be liable for any damage or harm that may take place during the loading and removal of property awarded to that bidder. In addition, the winning bidder shall indemnify, defend and save harmless the State of South Carolina, The State Budget and Control Board, the Owning Agency and their representatives from any liability arising out of the winning bidder’s acts or omissions including the failure to secure adequate insurance coverage.
Vehicle Titles. Seller will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment. Titles may be subject to any restrictions as indicated in the item description on the website. Open titles cannot be issued. The Surplus Property Office will not issue replacement titles.
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 ay exercise such rights and may pursue such remedies as are provided by law. Seller reserves the right to reclaim and resell all items not removed by Buyer Forty (40) days from the date item was paid with no refund to the defaulting party.
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 within required time frames, if the bid is accepted. These Terms and Conditions are displayed at the top of each page of each item listed on GovDeals.
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.
Sales to Employees. Employees of The Surplus Property Office may bid on the property listed for auction, so long as they do NOT bid while on duty.