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Toronto Public Library

Toronto, Ontario


Online Sales - Terms and Conditions


All bidders and other participants in this service 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.”  Toronto Public Library (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 monetary damages (special, direct, indirect or consequential) arising from the acquisition or use of the property.


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 the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid.  The liability of the Seller shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property.  Please note upon removal of the property, all sales are final.


Personal and property risk.  Persons attending during exhibition, sale or removal of property assume all risk of damage of, or loss to, person and property and specifically release the Seller and GovDeals from liability therefor.


Inspection.  Most property offered for sale is 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 property description. See instructions on each page for inspection details.


Consideration of Bid.  Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the property listed.


Buyer’s Certificate.  Successful bidders will receive a Buyer’s Certificate by email from GovDeals.


Buyer’s Premium.  If a Buyer’s Premium is shown on the auction page bidder box, then that amount (expressed as a percentage of the final selling price) will be added to the final selling price of all items in addition to any taxes imposed.  Buyer’s Premium will be subject to payment of HST or PST and/or GST.


Payment.  Payment in full is due not later than five (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:

·         PayPal

·         Wire Transfer

·         Visa

·         MasterCard

PayPal and Credit Card purchases are limited to amounts below CAD $5,000.00 including the Buyer's Premium and any applicable taxes. If the winning bid plus applicable taxes, if any indicated, and the Buyer's Premium, equals more than CAD $4,999.99, PayPal and Credit Cards may not be used. If Wire Transfer is chosen, 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 time and date of the Buyer's Certificate.


Removal.  All property 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 GovDeals 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 special instructions on each page for removal details. A daily storage fee of CAD $10.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the ten (10) business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate.


Vehicle Titles.  Seller will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment.  Titles may be subject to restrictions as indicated in the property description on the GovDeals website.


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 property 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 as are provided by law.  Seller reserves the right to reclaim and resell all items not removed by the specified removal date.


Acceptance of Terms and Conditions.  By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that they have read, fully understand and accept these Terms and Conditions, and agree to pay for and remove the property by the dates and times specified. These Terms and Conditions are displayed at the top of each page of each property listed on the GovDeals website. Special Instructions appearing on the page will override certain sections of the Terms and Conditions.


HST, PST and GST.  Buyers will be subject to payment of HST, which will be added to the sale price as appropriate to the location from which the property was sold.  Buyers are responsible for contacting Seller or the appropriate tax office, completing any forms and paying any taxes that may be imposed.


Sales to Employees.  Employees of the Seller may bid on the property listed for auction, so long as they do NOT bid while on duty.


Governing Law.  The Laws of the Province of Ontario will govern all aspects of the auction sale transaction on the GovDeals marketplace.