Each lot sold is subject to a 20% Buyer’s Premium which will be added to the successful bid price (hammer price) of each lot and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.
The Buyer's Premium for live internet bidding is 25%.
A 6% Pennsylvania State Sales Tax will be added to the total purchase price for all purchases made in person at our auctions, unless purchased for resale or exempt from tax by other Pennsylvania law. All bidders who qualify for exemption must file a Sales Tax exemption form with Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
Out-of-state purchasers who win through absentee bid, phone bid, or live online bidding will not be charged sales tax if payment is made by mailing a check or credit card over the phone. For payments made in person when picking up an item won, out-of-state purchasers will be charge sales tax.
Customers attending our auctions in person are expected to settle their account by the end of the day. Payment shall be in cash, money order or cashier’s check. Personal and business checks will be accepted if good credit has already been established or a personal reference from individuals known to us or upon presentation of a “letter of guarantee” from an officer of your bank. This letter must state an exact amount of funds guaranteed, expressly stating the funds are payable to Wiederseim Associates, Inc. on the specific day of the Auction.
Purchasers through absentee, phone, and live internet bidding have the option of paying by cash or check at time of pick up, check by mail, wire transfer, or credit card. A 3% processing fee will be added to credit card payments.
Customers who win an item in person at our auction are strongly encouraged to pay for and remove the item by the end of the auction. All property is to be removed from the premises at the risk and expense of the purchaser, subject to limitations stated at the time of sale.
If items are left for later pickup from the warehouse, they must be paid for, in full, on the day of the sale. Purchasers who were not present at the auction may make payments in cash or check at time of pick up.
All items not removed from the auction location will be returned to our warehouse and buyers may pick up or arrange to have their items shipped. Any items left at the sale site are left there at the purchaser’s risk.
The warehouse is open for the week following an auction from 10am – 2pm for purchasers to pick up their items. After the conclusion of that week, appointments are required.
If items are not removed within two weeks of the conclusion of the auction, a fee of $5 per business day, per item, will be charged. Items not removed within 60 days of the auction date will be consigned to a future auction without additional notice to the purchaser and/or refund. The Auctioneer assumes no responsibility for abandoned items.
Wiederseim Associates does not ship; however, we can help the winning bidder with arrangements to have purchases shipped. All costs and expenses are responsibility of the purchaser. The following companies are recommended by Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
DAKS Global Logistics
Harry Quinn Transport
Pakmail International (covers entire East Coast)