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The Grand Aard Auction Terms & Conditions

  1. Throughout the duration of the Online Charity Auction, participants (a Donor or a Bidder) will be invited to take part in the Charity Auction for a chance to donate and bid for items online. 
  1. In order to bid in the auction, the Bidder must be aged 18 or over.  
  1. Bidders act as principal unless they have the Charity’s prior written consent (via email is acceptable) to bid as an agent for another party. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally liable with their principal if bidding as an agent. 
  1. Participation in the charity auction will take place online. 
  1. Each Bidder must go online between Thursday 13 October 7 pm – Sunday 5 pm 23 October (“the Bid Period”) and submit a bid. All bids are subject to these terms & conditions. 
  1. Once the item is detailed online, bids will be taken for a specific period as announced online (“Bid Period”). The highest genuine bid received from any Bidder by the end of the Bid Period will secure the item.  
  1. By bidding, you agree that an obligation to pay the purchase price arises once the bidding closes if you are the highest bidder. 
  1. Each item in the auction is defined as a “Lot.” Bidders may bid for more than one Lot. 
  1. Staff members of The Grand Appeal are not permitted to bid in the auction. 
  1. In order for a bid to stand, the Bidder must fill out all required details accurately, paying particular attention to contact details. 
  2. During the auction term, we will use the e-mail address provided to contact you regarding the administration of your bid and to contact you if you are the winning bidder. We will also e-mail all registered bidders to remind you that the auction is closing shortly.  
  3. The Bidder is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their bid and that they have the funds to complete their payment should they win.  
  4. Lots may be subject to reserve prices. Where a lot has not achieved its reserve price in the bidding period, that item will not be won by any bidder. The highest bidder will be contacted and asked if they would like to meet that reserve price but will not be obliged to purchase the item. 
  1. You acknowledge that once the auction has confirmed you are the highest bidder, you will be expected to pay for the item. A sale contract is made directly between Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and the Bidder. 
  1. If you wish to withdraw a bid before the auction ends, please contact hello@grandappeal.org.uk.
  1. Where a Bid is successful, the Bidder will be contacted by email and payment details will be requested. Once payment details have been received, the item will be released to the Bidder.  
  1. Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal reserves the right to refuse or remove any bid at its absolute discretion. 
  1. The successful bid for any one Lot being bid for will be the highest bid received by the scheduled end of the Auction.  
  1. In the event that payment has not been received within five days of the closing of the auction, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal reserves the right to award the Lot to the next highest bidder.  
  1. The Bidder can arrange to collect the item from one of our locations or be sent the item at their expense. UK mainland shipping will be charged at £4.95 and sent on a tracked and signed for service unless otherwise advised. 
  1. International shipping: if you wish to enquire about international shipping, please contact hello@grandappeal.org.uk before placing a bid. We will provide you with a quote.  
  1. No representations or warranties are made by the Charity whether any lot is subject to copyright or whether the Buyer acquires copyright in any lot. 
  1. If for any reason, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal is unable to award a lot (for example due to loss or damage in handling), we reserve the right to withdraw the lot from the auction. 
  1. Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal makes make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the Lot and in no event will Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use of the Lot. 
  1. Refunds will only be permitted in the event that a Lot was misdescribed/misrepresented during the auction. It is the bidder’s responsibility to read all information given in the listing before placing a bid. 

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