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Conditions of Sale

Welcome to Western Trading Post's Auction


*By registering to bid, placing a bid or bidding by proxy, you agree to the terms and conditions, and all announced terms and conditions, of this sale by auction. Arizona law applies. Items are sold “AS IS” where is, without guarantees unless otherwise specified in writing. Buyers are given ample opportunity to preview items. ALL SALES FINAL. 


*Property being sold is not new! Dents, dings, scratches and other damage may be present—and is common—on used and vintage items. Items are available for preview well in advance of the auction. Please inspect thoroughly PRIOR to bidding. Once the auctioneer says “SOLD” Buyer assumes all responsibility for their items.


*Bidders shall have a credit card registered with Western Trading Post for bidding activity. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, bidders grant Western Trading Post permission to charge their credit card, without further permission, for applicable charges related to buyers purchases at the auction. Alternative forms of payment shall be approved prior to auction.


*A Buyer’s Premium is added to the final hammer amount to help cover fees incurred by the auction house. The Buyer's Premium on this platform is 12%. 


*AZ. State sales tax (9.2%) applies to all purchases within the state unless a valid resale certificate is provided prior to bidding.


*Online bidders will be sent a final invoice once shipping is calculated. We will charge the credit card on file and ship the item(s) to the address on file. Items not picked up, or arranged to be shipped, which are left after 5 days of the date of auction will be considered abandoned.


*Firearms: Any person(s) bidding on firearms in our auction are required to be at least 18 years of age for long guns and 21 years of age for hand guns. Western Trading Post llc. is a licensed Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer. Any Bidders who desire to bid on and purchase any firearms in our auctions cannot have been convicted of a felony, have any restraining orders, or have any reason that they would not pass a NICS FFL background check. Western Trading Post llc. reserves the right to run a NICS FFL Background check on any purchaser of firearms. If the Bidder is a resident of the state of Arizona, they may pick up in person once cleared by the NICS FFL background check. Otherwise, firearms will be shipped to a Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer of your choosing nearest your residence. The Buyer agrees to pay for any and all shipping/handling/fees/etc. necessary for the shipping and transfer of firearms. Antique firearms and black powder replicas which are exempted from NICS FFL background checks can be transferred directly to the purchaser (where not prohibited). 


*Regarding Absentee Max Bidding: The option of absentee bidding is made available for the convenience of bidders during pre-bidding. Absentee bidders are subject to the same terms and conditions of auction as stated herein. Absentee bids can be entered by an auction clerk into the  bidding system or can be entered by the bidder themselves directly into the online platforms. Bidding on behalf of absentee bidders does not start at their maximum bid (unless otherwise instructed), but at the current asking bid. The system then bids on behalf of the bidder, just the same as if the bidder was standing in the room bidding against the other bidders. When the lot opens up for bidding during the live auction, if identical bids have been placed on more than one platform during pre-bidding, we will give priority to the bid placed on Western Trading Post's website over other online platforms. If during the live auction, another bidder does not outbid what the absentee bidder is willing to pay, then the item will be won by the absentee bidder at what ever price was realized when the bidding terminated. Any so-called “ties” will go to the bidder whose turn it was in the bidding during the live auction format. If this is not clear, please ask for our detailed explanation of how bidding works during a live auction format.


*As a matter of disclosure, Western Trading Post may have a financial interest in any or all of the lots being presented for auction. This interest is at very least a sales commission based on the final hammer price but may also include an ownership interest in some or all of the lots. Pre-sale purchase or bidding agreements with some sellers, whereby we may also place a bid on some consignment lots may also be in place. If you want to know of our possible financial or bidding interest in any particular lot, please contact us before the auction (this question will not be addressed during the live auction).


*Western Trading Post may refuse to issue a bidder’s number to any person for any reason. 

*All personal information is kept secure to the best of our ability. 

*All persons attending the auction and Western Trading Post, assume all responsibility for themselves and their property and specifically release and indemnify Western Trading Post, its agents and employees from claims and liability.


Good Luck Bidding! Have Fun!