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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, but shipping does need to be recalculated as our auction system only calculates shipping charges within the continental United States.
We do not accept unsolicited consignments. Kindly email us at email@example.com or call us before sending any items.
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.
The auction style LOA unless noted.