Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Sale

  • Bidders are required to supply their full name, contact email address, contact phone number, and residential address at the time of registering to bid. They may also be required to register a valid payment method and Photo ID. Photo ID may be required at registration or collection of items purchased at auction or when called upon to do so by the Auctioneer.
  • By accepting these terms and conditions you agree that Thornton Auctions may use your contact details to communicate with you.
  • That any items purchased are done with no warranties or guarantees either expressed or implied unless otherwise stated in the product description
  • You acknowledge that you, the buyer, are buying the item(s) having done your own research and acknowledge Thornton Auctions has presented the items to the best of their knowledge. No matters will be entered into once lots are removed from the sale site.
  • A Buyers Premium of 15% + GST is applicable per item on the hammer price
  • There is a 2% surcharge applicable to all credit card payments (SEE FEE'S SCHEDULE BELOW).
  • There is a 4% surcharge applicable to all PayPal payments (SEE FEE'S SCHEDULE BELOW).
  • You acknowledge that Thornton Auctions has done its best to provide information about the item(s) and will not be held liable for any possible misrepresentation relating to description or quantity after the conclusion of the sales process
  • Upon bidding on any item(s) you enter a sales negotiation and are required to pay the agreed sum and associated taxes or fees after the sale. Any part payment thereof, including auction fees and GST, shall be paid by the method outlined in the auction terms and conditions. Where this has not been outlined payments should be made immediately after the auction via any valid online payment method that Thornton Auctions Ltd supports.
  • Any item(s) bid on will be paid for in full before removing part or all of the items from the site
  • Payment is due immediately after each auction and collection of items is due within 3 working days from the completion of the auction unless otherwise noted on the information provided for each specific auction. Payment options can be found in the 'Payments' section of the website.
  • To the Terms & Conditions of Thornton Auctions Ltd & the NZ Auctioneers Association - see items 4.1/5.2/5.3/5.4
  • It is the buyer’s responsibility to do their due diligence Thornton Auctions is not liable in any way, for any electronic devices that may be locked, blocked, or blacklisted or in any other way not in full operation
  • Any buyers unable to collect within the specified collection times are required to notify Thornton Auctions in writing to enquiries@thorntons.net.nz
  • Thornton Auctions will charge the bidders' credit card 20% of the hammer price (and a minimum of $10) + GST for any items not collected within auction timelines and the items will be resold at the next available auction on behalf of the original vendor
  • Any fees and charges for debt or credit collection agencies will be at the cost of the buyer and added to the monies owed
  • The Purchaser shall be deemed to purchase as the principal user and the auctioneer or Vendor will in no way be held accountable for any warranties or guarantees
  • The Auctioneer and Vendor reserve the right to amend or remove lots during the auction process for any reasons including but not limited to – safety, misrepresentation, or where general confusion may occur
  • The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to accept a bid or bids from any person or persons who in the opinion of the Auctioneer are attempting to defraud or derail the auction process
  • The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to/or eject from the selling place onsite or online any person or persons
  • The Vendor or any person/agent on his behalf reserves the right to bid at the auction for any lot. The Vendor acknowledges that for any successful bids, he/she shall still be liable for the payment of any relevant commissions.
  • The Buyer & only the buyer knows the final use of any items bought at auction. The buyer is aware that all plant or equipment offered for sale at auction may not be fit for use in a workplace. It is the buyers' or users' responsibility to ensure that it is brought to a standard necessary to comply with the “Health & Safety Act 1992” and any regulations to be safe and fit for use in the workplace.
  • No alcohol can be purchased or distributed to anyone under 18 years of age and proof of age may be required
  • Online Auction Technology (Disclaimer). Under no circumstances shall Bidder have any kind of claim against Thornton Auctions Ltd, or anyone else, if the Internet service fails to work correctly before or during the auction. Online bidding is subject to technology faults and issues that are outside the control of the auction company. Bidder(s) are encouraged to use the “Maximum Bid” feature on the bidding platform and lock in their maximum bid amount if they are concerned about technology failure during the auction. The SELLER and/or Auction Company reserves the right to (pause) the online auction bidding in the event of any internal or external technology failure, to preserve the integrity of the auction event and maintain a fair and impartial bidding environment. In such situations, Thornton Auctions reserves the right to restart the auction from the point of failure, extend the auction beyond its original end time, or put in place other amendments as they see fit to maintain a fair and impartial bidding environment.

FEES & CHARGES SCHEDULE

LOCAL DELIVERY (WITHIN 20KM)

  • POA - GUIDE: UP TO $50 PER BOX / ITEM(S)
  • PLEASE CONFIRM WITH RECEPTION

GREATER AUCKLAND DELIVERY (WITHIN 50KM)

  • POA - GUIDE: UP TO $75 PER BOX / ITEM(S)
  • PLEASE CONFIRM WITH RECEPTION

NZ / INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY POA

  • PLEASE CONFIRM WITH RECEPTION

STORAGE OF PURCHASED GOODS

  • FREE - FOR UP TO 5 BUSINESS DAYS
  • POST 5 BUSINESS DAYS:
    • PER ITEM / BOX (300x400mm BOX) $5 PER WEEK
    • PER PALLET $15 PER WEEK

RE-LIST / RE-STOCKING FEE

  • 20% OF THE SALE PRICE (MINIMUM CHARGE $10) + GST

ONCHARGED MERCHANT / CONVENIENCE FEES

  • CREDIT CARD / PAYWAVE SET AT WHATEVER THE MERCHANT IS CHARGING – CURRENTLY 2%
  • PAYPAL SET AT WHATEVER THE MERCHANT IS CHARGING – CURRENTLY 4%