AUCTION RULES & TERMS OF SALE
VSA Auctions is not responsible for any errors within the catalog or website (typographical/photographic) or technical errors.
Bidders can register to bid in VSA Auctions in two ways.
1) Go to https://www.vsaauctions.com/adduser.aspx to register online.
2) Call or text us at 1-952-484-5061 or E-Mail us at info@VSAauctions.com and a VSA Auctions representative will have you registered and ready to bid in minutes. Be sure to register early.
Items are sold to the highest bidder. The minimum a bid can be raised is 10%. Once a bid is placed, it can not be retracted. Placing a bid constitutes acceptance of the terms of sale outlined herein. VSA Auctions reserves the right to refuse or accept any or all bids by any bidder, bidding by any methods.
INITIAL BIDDING PHASE
An initial bid must be placed on each individual item by 11:00 PM CST on the last day of the auction to be eligible to bid on that item during the extended and closing phases. Each auction closes for initial bidding at 11:00 PM CST at the time posted on the listing. If you have placed the only bid on that lot as of that time, you win the lot. YOU MUST PLACE AN INITIAL BID ON EACH INDIVIDUAL LOT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE BIDDING ON AFTER 11:00 PM CST.
AUCTION CLOSE & 30 MINUTE RULE
This phase begins at 11:00 PM CST on the last day of the auction. Each individual lot will close once 30 minutes have passed without a bid. Within each lot there will be a 30 minute "countdown" to allow you to see when the last bid has been placed. The clock will reset for each lot every time a bid is placed on that lot. When the clock reaches zero, the
high bidder for that lot will have won that lot. Please note that each lot ends individually when 30 minutes lapses without a bid.
MAX or TOP ALL BIDS
We offer all bidders the opportunity to place an "maximum bid" bid that allows VSA Auctions to bid on your behalf to ensure that you will be the high bidder on a desired item. It gives the luxury of not having to constantly check on an item if you have time constraints. When you place a bid more than 10% above the current bid it will act as a maximum bid. This will automatically raise the bidding on your behalf when other bids are made against yours until it reaches your maximum bid.
Winning bidders will be notified of lots won following the auction close by email. Minnesota residents must pay sales tax. There is a 20% Buyers Premium added to each winning bid.
VSA Auctions offers a customized call back service that will allow you to have every possible opportunity to obtain a desired item. Upon your request, we will call you back at the number provided to inform you of an outbid situation and allow you a chance to raise your bid. Please be sure to give us your correct phone number with area code if this is a service you are interested in receiving.
SHIPPING & INSURANCE
All items will be shipped once funds are posted. Please be aware of shipping costs, especially for heavy, oversized, or large quantity lots. Any items with a dimension of 18" or greater will be subject to oversize charges. Please allow additional processing time for heavy, oversized, or large quantity orders. International shipments are sent either FedEx (signature required) or USPS Express Mail (signature required). Standard shipping and handling rates will apply. Combined shipping will be automatically calculated based on how many items are won by each winning bidder and the overall weight/size of the package(S). Please note that we insure all shipments based on our consignor agreement so the shipping/handling/insurance rate is all inclusive. We aren't trying to turn a profit on shippping but we aren't shipping the item for free either so we thank you in advance for your understanding. Ie. If a package costs $9 for the actual transport but your shipping cost is $16 that is all inclusive to cover handling, insurance, packing material etc. VSA has retained an insurance policy that covers all items offered in the auction right up until they arrive to the destination of the winning bidder. We do not take responsibility for out of country shipments once they are delivered to their destination. Once we have proof from FedEx that the item has been delivered, it becomes the responsibility of the customer. We won't submit a claim on behalf of the customer claiming they never received the item even though there is proof of delivery.
VSA Auctions guarantees, for thirty (30) days, the authenticity of each item in this auction only to the extent of the written online description. The description guarantee, however, does not extend to the condition or grading of any item due to the subjective nature of such evaluations. We will not accept a return based upon a verbal opinion or rejection of authenticity, but rather we will require a written letter of rejection, which must include a factual based opinion. We then reserve the right to consult with another respected third party authenticator to settle the dispute if necessary. Authenticity disputes must include the return of the disputed merchandise and must be executed within thirty (30) days from the end date of the auction with no exceptions. This guarantee is reserved for the original winning bidder of record and may not be tranferred to any third party. If an item is returned the customer will receive a credit for the final bid as well as the buyer's premium to be used in a future auction at the discretion of the winning bidder if returned within 30 days. VSA may, at its discretion, issue a refund beyond 30 days but will retain the buyer's premium and issue a refund for the final bid amount of the item minus the buyer's premium. The winning bidder shall be responsible for any authentication fees that they incur based on who they choose to have authenticate the item.
VSA Auctions takes great pride in the fact that we will only offer product that will hold up under the highest scrutiny. As such, autographed items in the auction have either been inspected by a respected third party authenticator or is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from a company that has obtained the signature directly from the athlete. Please note the authentication line on each lot and bid accordingly as some items have multiple LOA's and some have a single LOA or Hologram only. For JSA Authenticated items, those lots are accompanied by an Auction LOA unless otherwise noted. Full LOA's will be scanned and added to the lot. If for some reason you are not comfortable with the corresponding authenticator for a specific lot, please refrain from bidding on that item. If there in no LOA listed in the online lot description, your auction receipt will serve as your LOA. Third party authentication is an opinion and is subjective. We only guarantee the items based on the experts we hire to authenticate so PLEASE BID ACCORDINGLY. Special arrangements can also be made while the auction is in progress. If you are not comfortable with the LOA provided, we can arrange for you to show it to whichever authenticator you would like while the auction is in progress, not after it closes.
Game Used/Game Issued items will be described as being professional model jerseys, bats, helmets, shoes and gloves as well as the amount of wear as evident upon inspection. As an auction house, we can not directly verify that an individual has used an item unless we see the item handed to us directly from that player. We will simply describe the item and provide any provenance or supporting documentation that will assist in verifying use of the item by the corresponding player. Third party authentication used for equipment includes MLB, NFL, NBA, Meigray, Steiner, MEARS ,Mike Specht Authentication, PSA/DNA Taube/Malta, team provenance, player provenance or photo/style matching. If you are not comfortable with the LOA provided or lack therof, we can arrange for you to show the item to whichever authenticator you would like while the auction is in progress, not after it closes. If an authenticator can't be agreed upon, please refrain from bidding on the item. We can not guarantee what a game used item will grade by any third party authenticator as grading is entirely subjective.
Photo/style matching is a medium to help ascertain various facets of professional model jerseys, bats, helmets, shoes and gloves to include manufacturer, numeral font, visible use, name font, pinstripe matching and location of manufacturer logos in an attempt to match, as closely as possible, the piece of equipment to the player. Other auction houses tend to refer to this process as "photo matching" to say with 100% certainty that an item can be matched to that player because all of the visible markers match the piece of equipment. The fact of the matter is that ,while there is a high probability, we can never say that a 100% photo match is certain. Similar items can be duplicated or be manually altered to match a photo. With this in mind, we will refer to this matching process as being a photo/style match.
Vintage cards are offered either graded or ungraded so please take note in the lot description. We guarantee ungraded cards to be authentic but DO NOT make any guarantees in regards to what they will grade, only that they are authentic. We also don't guarantee they will cross over and receive any particular grade by another third party grader. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
The framed items in the auction are sold as is. Rarely is a framed item 100% perfect because they are consigned to us so there is usually some sort of flaw. If the item is freshly framed, and thus perfect condition, we will make note of it in the description. Otherwise please ask specific questions about the framing if you have them before you bid on the item. We take many pictures and will show major flaws so that you can see them ahead of time. We will also be happy to take extra pictures for you if you need them but we will not accept a return or give credit for any framed item that has flaws.
BILLING & PAYMENT
Winning bidders will be notified of lots won by e-mail within 24 hours of the auction close. Payment is due within 2 weeks of the auction close date. If payment arrangements have not been made in advance of the payment due date we will charge auction winnings to the credit card on file and ship your auction winnings promptly. We will charge the credit card on file after the 2 week payment deadline passes. Any bidder who has not paid in full by that date or made prior arrangements for late payment are subject to having their future bidding privileges revoked. Unless you are an established bidder, VSA Auctions will hold all personal checks will be held for 10 days before merchandise is shipped. VSA Auctions reserves the right to collect unpaid past due invoices in any manner including but not limited to charging the bidder's credit card on file. In the case of invoices overdue by (45) days or more, VSA Auctions will charge a reasonable interest rate based on the prime rate until payment is received. Should legal action be required to collect unpaid balances, the bidder will be responsible for reasonable attorney's fees and related court costs.
Placing a bid constitutes acceptance of all Auction Rules & Terns of Sale. The validity, construction, enforcement and interpretation of all terms and conditions contained in these Auction Rules & Terms of Sale shall be governed by the internal law (and not the law of conflicts) of the Commonwealth of Minnesota. By submitting a bid, bidder consents that any legal proceeding involving any matter relating, directly or indirectly, to these Auction Rules & Terms of Sale shall be commenced and maintained in the Federal District Court of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Each term and provision of these Auction Rules & Terms of Sale shall be constructed as separate and distinct. If any term or provision contained in these Auctions Rules & Terms of Sale is held to be invalid under present or future laws, the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not, in any way, be affected or impaired.
WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENT:
1) Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) Note: If you choose to use a credit card the cardholder name must be your own and will be checked upon payment. Credit card postings take 2-4 days.
2) Pay Pal - firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Cashier's Check
4) Personal Check or Money Order. Personal checks will be held 10 businesss Days.
Please send check or money orders to:
18013 66th Place N
Maple Grove, MN 55311