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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 assets 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 asset description. See instructions on each asset page for inspection details.

 

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 Buyer’s Certificate. 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:

 

 

*Only for established customers with the State of South Carolina Surplus Property Office, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express-instructions will be sent in an email invoice from our office. A customer may be designated as an established customer once the customer, using the same name and address, has initially completed at least 3 qualified transactions within a one year period, where each transaction is at least fifteen calendar days apart from another transaction. A qualified transaction is a purchase in the amount of at least $700 where payment in full was timely received and all items were timely picked up by the customer. An established customer may make purchases with a credit card provided that no transaction (or group of transactions purchased within a fifteen calendar day period) exceeds $5000.00 and the name and address for the credit card match the name and address of the established customer. Our Office reserves the right, in this Office’s sole discretion, to decline to accept credit cards from any customer, at any time. Credit card purchases are limited to below $5,000.00 and Bidders residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico Only. If the winning bid plus applicable taxes, if any indicated, plus the administrative fee equals to $5,000.00 or more, a Wire Transfer or Bank Certified Check must be used (a certified check must be signed by bank official and say certified check on the document). Bank Certified Checks shall be made payable to: The State of South Carolina. All payments are processed at the Surplus Property Office, 1441 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170. If Wire Transfer is chosen, a Wire Transfer Transaction Summary page will provide payment and account information. The Wire Transfer must also be completed within 5 business days.

 

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 priceThe 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 assets must be removed within ten (10) business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer’s Certificate.  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 Seller assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping.  See instructions on each asset page for removal details. A daily storage fee of $10.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the ten (10) business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate.

 

 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 Department of Administration, 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 after 14 business days upon receipt of payment. Titles are sent by registered mail requiring a signature. 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. Special Instructions appearing on the asset page will override certain sections of the terms and conditions.

 

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.