If Your New To Bidding Or Have Questions Please Read This!
Each Auction on Columbus Online Auctions has a 15% Buyers Premium: A Buyers Premium is a common Industry-wide practice, sometimes called a 'convenience fee', 15% of your purchase price will be added onto all of your purchases to help pay for the Advertising and Software needed to help provide all the Treasures found within.
Invoices: Invoices are sent usually within a few hours of the auction closing. In rare occasions bidders may receive them by 9am the following day. If you don`t receive an invoice, please check your Spam File.
NOTE: It is incumbent upon you to locate your invoice, find the location, or contact us prior to the end of the auction pick up time, in order to retain your bidding privileges. A copy of the invoice can also be located on our bidding platform by signing in, clicking on your bidder number and selecting invoices.
Pickup Dates and Times: Please read the date and time of the scheduled pickup. As of September 13th 2022 all on line auctions are required to be licensed with the State of Ohio and follow all state requirements for auctions. If your items remain unpaid after 24 hours of auction pickup, your account will be disabled and you will not be able to bid. We now only have 72 hours to deposit all auction proceeds after the close of auction.
LOSS OF BIDDING PRIVILEGES: If you have failed to pay for an items within 24 hours after the pickup your bidding privileges have been revoked. Bidding privileges may be restored by paying 35% of the total invoice and placing a credit card number on permanent file whereby future purchases will automatically be charged.
LOSS OF ITEMS: It is necessary to pick up the items on the date and time stated, we may only have access to the items within that time frame. Any items that are not picked up within the designated date and time frame will be considered abandoned. If the items are unpaid your account will be disabled, If the items are paid for due to a credit card being on file you will lose the items unless the Auction Firm or Auctioneer is offering the service of Breadbox and you have made arrangements with them to transport your items to a different location. No refunds or charge backs will be granted due to the lack of removal at the Auctions designated date and times.
BREAD BOX DEFINITION AND FEES: A fee of $5 Dollars can be assessed to your invoice for each 'Bread Box' sized item or group of items that may be brought back to our warehouse in Reynoldsburg Ohio. This fee is estimated by the size of the old standard of measure, a 'bread box'. Larger items are impossible, but if it will fit into a 'bread box or smaller, or at least in a front seat of a car (multiple bread box's,) we can bring it back with us (pick-up by appointment). The size/cost estimate is in the opinion of the Auction Firm Manager Or Auctioneer. The actual size of a bread Box is 16" x 10" x 7", but it is up to our opinion to gauge the size of your purchase. Examples; (How many 'bread boxes' is a large lamp?) maybe two ($10). A watch, a purse, 3 rings, 3 fishing lures and a contractors hard hat? All together, its only one breadbox ($5). If we agree to transport a slightly larger item, the fee would be multiplied by how many bread boxes would fit into that item (or vise-verse).
PHONE NUMBERS: Each Auction posted on Columbus Online Auctions, is written or hosted by a Auction Firm or Auctioneer, licensed and Bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. Each Auction will have its own contact phone number to text with any questions.
BRING WITH YOU: Please bring packing material, boxes, tools and any assistance you may need wrap, pack or move heavy items to your vehicle.
Getting Registered: If you are a first time bidder and would like to bid, click on the "Register to Bid" button. You will be redirected to a Registration Page, where you will submit the required information. You will receive an email containing your bidder number. Follow the link in your email to set up your password. This bidder number and password will be good for all the auctions posted on Columbus Online Auctions. which you will use for each auction. Do not share your bidder information, the registered bidder will be held responsible for ALL bids placed under this Bidder Number. It is important that your Bidder Profile is updated should your information change.
All information provided for registration is accepted upon immediate verification. As of August 1st 2022 a credit card is required in order to open a bidding account. All credit cards on our bidding platform will be charged prior to the invoices being emailed. OUT-OF-STATE bidders must call the Auction Firm or Auctioneer to confirm if shipping is available before placing their first bids.
The Management retains the right to extend, delay end, change the time and location of any auction for any reason. Although not common in the industry there are emergencies or unforeseen factors that arise such as Severe Weather, Civil Emergencies, Road Construction, Death Ect..
Placing a bid: Once you have signed in with your Bidder Number and Password your ready to start finding treasures to bid on. When you find a item the Current high bid is indicated, followed by the next required bid. Glick on the Bid Now Button and you may enter that amount shown for the next bid or place a higher bid under the "Max Bid" window. You will be advised if you are the winning bidder after the acceptance of your bid. Bids must be submitted one item at a time and You should immediately review your bids once submitted.
Max Bids: The Max Bid feature allows the computer to bid for you when your unavailable to be online. You can set the Maximum price that you are willing to spend on that item. Max Bids are NOT disclosed! If someone places a bid, the computer will automatically raise your bid to the next required bid until your max bid is depleted. You should immediately review your bids once submitted.
Bidding Errors: If you have made a mistake by increasing your own bid, placing your bidder number instead of the intended price, or make a typo you must immediately contact the Auction Firm or Auctioneer to have your bid deleted. Bids can not be reversed after the auction has closed - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Bid Notification: If you have been outbid, you will be notified by email up to the day the auction ends. If you win any items, you will receive an invoice by email. NOTE: It is incumbent upon you to locate your invoice, find the location, or contact us prior to the end of the auction pick up time, in order to retain your bidding privileges. A copy of the invoice can also be located on our bidding platform by signing in, clicking on your bidder number and selecting invoices.
Accepted forms of payment: As of August 1st 2022 a credit card is required in order to open a bidding account. All credit cards on our bidding platform will be charged prior to the invoices being emailed. Customers who have been with us prior to August 1st are encouraged to place card on file however they may pay by Cash and Credit Cards only. Sales Tax will be collected where applicable. Payment will be collected at the time of pickup. We have a buyer’s premium of 11% added to the end of your invoice and a 4% transaction fee will be charged for all credit card Transactions at the auction pickup.
Warranty & Condition of Items Sold: All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS, with NO WARRANTY expressed or implied by Auction Firms or Auctioneers that have listed these auctions. Pictures and Descriptions are are taken and written to assist you in the bidding process. Please bid accordingly and when you are not certain of the condition or use of an item you should call and ask questions or request a preview using the phone number provided in each auction.
IMPORTANT! The Auction Firm or Auctioneer retains the right to resell, remove, store or dispose of unclaimed items, at the expense and risk of the purchaser, items not paid for and/or removed within the specific time frames outlined in each auction. The Bidder on accepting these terms agrees to pay all deficiencies, legal, collection; transportation and storage expenses associated with delinquent accounts or abandoned items.
Each Auction Firm or Auctioneer posting auctions on Columbus Online Auctions are licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and is bonded in favor of the State of Ohio.
An aggrieved individual may initiate a claim against the Auction Recovery Fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Ohio Revised Code as an result of the Licensee's actions.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main Street, Bldg. 1
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
This auction has an 15% Buyers Premium.
AUCTION STARTS ENDING: Thursday, September 21st at 9:15 pm (Eastern Time). Selling two (2) items in the first second of every 2 minute.
AUCTION PICK-UP: Friday, September 22nd from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 7488 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.
AUCTION PREVIEW: Unavailable at this time. If you have any questions about a specific item, please send a text to 614-907-0371, and we will get back to you ASAP! (PLEASE, NO CALLS)
SALES TAX: Will be collected at this location.
TERMS OF PAYMENT: Credit Cards that have been placed on file within the bidding platform are charged before invoices are sent at no extra fees. Day of pickup: CASH is preferred or CREDIT CARDS with a 4% user fee added. NO CHECKS.
'EXTENDED ITEMS': Bids received in the final 5 minutes of that items 'countdown clock' will "extend" the items ending by 5 minutes. Other items will continue to end. This can go on for a long time. OTHER ITEMS CONTINUE ENDING AS SCHEDULED.