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Rules of the Auction

  • 1. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE OR CALL FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS. NO DESCRIPTIONS ON THE FINAL DAY.
  • 2. Shipping and Handling starts at $3 and is based on the value and size of the items won. We have estimated shipping costs for all items on our web site. We have automatic shipping discounts for most larger purchases, especially similar size items.
  • 3. There is a 20% buyers premium added to the final selling price *(see rule 16).
  • 4. Successful bidders will be invoiced. Payment is due 7 days after the auction.
  • 5. We are not responsible for errant images on our web site.
  • 6. Bidding increments will be by 10%. To top a $200 bid, one must bid $220. Odd increments are rounded up ($129.00 -> $142.00). NO TIE BIDS. Items with bids of $40,000 or more have bidding increments of 5% and items with bids of $100,000 or more have bidding increments of 2%.
  • 7. New York Residents must pay 8.625% sales tax.
  • 8. We reserve the right to reject bids by any bidder.
  • 9. By placing a bid, you are agreeing to a contract. This is a legally binding contract to purchase the item if you’re the winning bidder. You are responsible for reading the description & to view any images. ALL LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES ARE TO BE PAID IN CONNECTION WITH COLLECTION.
  • 10. Payment must be by check or money order. Personal checks must allow ample time to clear. We do not accept credit or debit cards. Starter checks AND CREDIT CARD CONVENIENCE CHECKS are not an acceptable form of payment.
  • 11. Names of re-neggers will be published in all future auctions and correspondence. Please do not embarrass yourself.
  • 12. Some lots may have updated descriptions, please consult our web site www.csauctions.com for any changes.
  • 13. PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST TWO WEEKS FROM OUR RECEIPT OF PAYMENT FOR DELIVERY OF PACKAGES.
  • **14. Clean Sweep cannot be held responsible for changes in the opinions of authenticators beyond 60 days from the close of the auction. In addition, Clean Sweep will not be held accountable for opinions of authenticators other than JSA. Please have anything checked before bidding if you want an opinion beyond that of JSA. All LOAs are JSA Auction LOAs unless noted.
  • 15. Framed items are shipped as-is and Clean Sweep is not responsible for damage to the frame.
  • 16. BIDS PLACED AFTER 1:30 AM EST ARE SUBJECT TO A 5% ADDITIONAL BUYERS PREMIUM, 10% AFTER 2:30 AM EST; MAXIMUM BIDS PLACED BEFORE THIS TIME ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS.
  • 17. A few lots are subject to a reserve; these will be clearly noted on our web site and the auctioneer may bid up to the bid below the reserve amount.
  • 18. Larger autograph lots (10 or more pieces) can contain some secretarial signatures and such.
  • 19. When a numerical grade is provided for an autographed item, we are only rating the darkness of the autograph, NOT the condition of the item on which it is signed.
  • 20. A BID MUST BE PLACED ON ANY SPECIFIC LOT PRIOR TO 6 PM EST ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE AUCTION IN ORDER TO BID ON THAT LOT AFTER THAT TIME. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU MUST PLACE BIDS ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR LOTS BY 6 PM EST OF THE FINAL DAY OF BIDDING.
  • 21. VIP BIDDING: IF YOU BID ON 10 OR MORE DIFFERENT LOTS, YOU ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS RULE AND CAN BID ON ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION AFTER THAT TIME. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE RULES.
  • 22. Clean Sweep is not responsible for replacement value of any items not specifically mentioned in the description beyond the per item value of the lot (ie anything in a 100 item lot that sold for $1,000 is valued at $10 unless specifically mentioned in the description).
  • 23. SMR values are very approximate and not guaranteed, please recheck anything based on our itemization of the lot (a list will be provided upon request to any bidder if not on our web site).

Frequently Asked Questions

Auctions
What is our return policy?

All auction sales are final. It is necessary to protect the integrity of all bids (and consignors) in the auction as an auction could otherwise become an approval sale. We have also had problems with people switching items and dealers trying to sell an item and then returning it if they were not able to do so. Except for sets and group lots, all single items purchased from our online store come with a 7-day return privilege.

What is the 10 Minute Rule?

The 10 minute rule means that if ANY lot in the auction receives a bid, then the entire auction will continue for another 10 minutes. This means that if you are bidding on a lot and if it receives no bids for ten minutes after 11 PM, the lot is still active as long as ANY LOT in the auction has received a bid within the last ten minutes. In other words, when there is no activity on any item for 10 minutes, the auction will end. Our auctions have ended as early as 12 Midnight EST and as last as 2:30 EST; unsually they end closer to 1 AM.

How does maximum bidding work?

A maximum bid is a way of protecting yourself against another bid without being present.

All bids must be at least 10% increments.
There are no tie bids.

These are examples of proper maximum bids:

Initial Bid $100
Maximum Bid $178 (protects against $110, $134 and $163 bids from others)

For example, if you bid $1,000 with a maximum of $1,100, it is pointless as the next bid above $1,000 is $1,100, which would be the bid of the person bidding against you. One would then need to bid at least $1,210 to be the high bidder.

What are our standards for authenticity?

Unless noted, Clean Sweep Auctions only sells original items. We completely stand behind the authenticity of every item we sell. We will provide Letters of Authenticity from Clean Sweep Auctions upon request for all autographed items priced at $30 or more. Clean Sweep Auctions uses among the strictest standards in the industry.

What is our policy with respect to grading services?

We guarantee all items to be authentic and will accept a return of any single card or other item deemed not to be authentic by any reputable grading service within one year. We cannot guarantee the grade any item we sell will receive by a grading service due to the inherent subjectivity of grading. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO COMPLETE SETS OR GROUP LOTS.

Who has to pay sales tax?

Residents of New York State must pay 8.625% sales tax on all purchases. Sales tax can be waived with a signed resale certificate. All items picked up at our offices are subject to Sales Tax.

What forms of payment do we accept?

We accept personal checks, company checks and money orders. We do not accept credit cards or paypal for our auctions. We do accept all major credit cards for purchases from our online store, however.

Do we ship internationally?

Yes, but shipping does need to be recalculated as our auction system only calculates shipping charges within the continental United States.

Do we accept consignments? What is the minimum value?

We do not accept unsolicited consignments. Kindly email us at info@csauctions.com or call us before sending any items.

Do we buy items outright?

Yes. Please email us with details, or call 516 625 0900 from 9 – 5 EST Monday through Friday or fax us at 516 625 0902 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What Type of JSA LOA Do We Issue?

The auction style LOA unless noted.

VIP Bidding

A bid must be placed on any specific lot prior to 6 PM EST on the final day of the auction in order to bid on that lot after that time. In other words, you must place bids on each and every one of your lots by 6 PM EST of the final day of bidding.

However, if you bid on 10 or more different lots you are not subject to this rule, and can bid on any lot in the auction.

Please feel free to call us at 516-338-8557 with any questions.

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