The information below helps to show the uses, terms, and responsibilities
of Auction Transportation and its members. This information
will serve as general instructions.
The Internet being the fragile environment that it is, Auction Transportation
cannot be held responsible for server down time,
or your inability to access our site. Notifications sent by email may take
longer than expected, and cannot be counted on to inform you of an item's
status. In the event of technical problems, we reserve the right to cancel,
restart, or extend an auction as the circumstances may dictate.
In order to bid on or buy an item, you must first register
with Auction Transportation. There is no charge for registering and it only takes a couple of minutes. Your personal and credit card information will NEVER be shared with any third party. The reason for the information asked during registration is for our protection to insure that we are all who we say we are. On every item in
an auction, a minimum bid and a minimum increase is set. Our software will
not accept a lower bid than either the opening bid, or the current bid
plus the minimum increase. If an inappropriate bid is placed, a bidder
will be notified immediately that their bid has not been accepted, and
is provided with a form to correct the bid. Any current high bidders who
are overbid at this time will receive notification by email.
On items with a quantity of 1, a Maximum Bid
may be placed when bidding on an item. A Maximum
Bid is confidential, and will be used only to increase your
bid automatically in case you are overbid.
Auction Transportation may opt to auction more than
1 of any given item. In the case of quantities greater than 1, slightly
different information will be displayed on the bidding form. Typically
called a Yankee Auction, this format
will allow bidders to state the quantity of the items that they are bidding
on (it is not necessary to bid on the entire quantity). At the end of the
auction, bidders with the highest bids will win the quantity they bid on,
the price they bid. In the event of a tie in the high bid, the bidder
with the greatest number of items bid on will prevail. In the event of
a tie in both high bid and quantity, the first time any bid on this particular
lot has been placed by the bidder will prevail. The quantity is divided
up between the winning bidders until there are none left. Often times a
bidder will have a winning bid, but only a partial quantity is left at
their bid level. In this case the bidder is expected
to accept whatever quantity remains.
Each item has it's own ending time listed in the bidding form. The
bidding time is also displayed on this form. Items end automatically at
this time. The items remain viewable till midnight EST of that day, whereupon
notifications are sent out to the winning bidders.
The results of items won in an auctions are displayed for a period
of time on the main auction pages. By selecting an auction, the results
for that auction will display the items and winning bidders. This information
is provided as a service to our users, and should be used as a guideline
to determine the market for a given item, as well as to see who you may
be bidding against.
Your transaction history can be viewed from the members area
on Auction Transportation. Here you will be able to view all of your recent purchases.
By placing a bid, you are legally and ethically bound to purchase the
item should you be the highest bidder at the end of the auction. Fraudulent
bids are not tolerated, and any recourse we feel necessary will be taken.
Having said all of the above, we wish you the best of luck whether buying or selling. We also
welcome your comments, suggestions,
compliments, and even complaints. Auction Transportation was designed with you in
mind, and a great many of our improvements are direct results of your input.