Shipping and Payment
If you are at the auction, all of your winning bids will be added together along with the appropriate Buyer’s Premium and Sales Tax. You will pay for your purchases at our Registration desk. The acceptable forms of payment are addressed in the Conditions of Sale. After you have paid for your items, our Operations department will assist you in gathering your winning items. We have some packaging materials available for you to use.
If you are an Absentee Bidder, you will receive an invoice and a shipping instruction form. The invoice will reflect all of the items you purchased, plus the Buyer’s Premium. Depending on where the items are being shipped, you may be assessed sales tax. As mentioned earlier, if you purchased using an online auction platform, there will be additional fees for that service.
Our shipping department here at James D. Julia, Inc. can package and ship most items anywhere in the world. Our experienced team uses proven packing methods to ensure that your purchases arrive safely. We use Federal Express as our preferred shipper, however we are happy to accommodate just about any request you may have including utilizing specialty pack & ship companies.
It is the purchaser’s sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, firearm, endangered species or other permit for lots purchased. Delay or failure to obtain permits or licenses or contravening laws denying consummation does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item and obtaining title to the item.
Please allow 14-21 days from the time your payment has cleared for your purchases to ship. Items paid for by personal or business check will be held for 10 days before being released to the shipping department. We may refuse to insure or ship items we deem too fragile or a shipping risk. We are not responsible for damage to picture frames in shipping.
Costs for shipping are:
• Shipping Charge: The cost is as per shipper’s rate scales.
• Insurance: The charge for insurance on domestic shipments is $0.75 per $100 value (e.g. a $200 item costs $1.50 for insurance). The insurance charge on international shipments is $1.50 per $100 value
• Packaging Materials: We charge for the packing materials used including boxes, packing materials, and labeling materials.
• Labor Charge: Labor rate for shipping is billed at $38.00/hour. A minimum charge is for fifteen minutes.