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Absentee Bidding

If you are unable to attend the auction and bid in person, we offer an absentee bidding service. We will competitively bid for you up to your maximum bid you specify, making it possible for you to get an item for less than your maximum bid, but guaranteeing you can't pay more than the price you specify. Please submit your bids as early as possible to provide staff adequate time for bid entry. In the event of tied absentee bids, the earliest submitted bid wins. There is a $1.00 service charge added for each lot purchased with a successful absentee bid. (No charge if bidding is unsuccessful.)

*It is your responsibility to call us within two days following the auction to find out if your bids were successful and to arrange for prompt payment and pickup.

Please note: Luther Auctions assumes no responsibility for failure to execute bids for any reason.

Absentee bid via ONLINE: Visit www.lutherauctions.com and browse for the correct catalog and item(s) you want to bid on. Click the 'Register to Bid' button and follow the onscreen prompts to complete online registration. Then click the 'Absentee Bid' button and complete the bid submission online.

Absentee bid AT PREVIEW: Bid forms are available for you to complete at the front desk. Please have a valid photo ID available.

Absentee bid via PHONE: Call (651) 770-6175. We will need the following information: Name, Address, Phone Number, Credit Card Number (including full number, expiration date, CVV/CVC code, and billing address). For each bid, please provide the lot#, description, and max bid price.

Absentee bid via EMAIL: Email tluther@lutherauctions.com. We will need the following information: Name, Address & Phone Number. For each bid, please provide the lot#, description, and max bid price. *Please call us to verify we received your email, and to provide your Credit Card Number (including full number, expiration date, CVV/CVC code, and billing address).

Please observe the following nominal bid increments:

Bid Price Range
Increments
$1 to 10
$1's
$10 to 25
$2.50’s
$25 to 50
$5's
$50 to 200
$10's
$200 to 1000
$25's
$1000 to 2000
$50's
$2000 to 5000
$100's
$5000 and up
$250's


*All increments are at auctioneer’s discretion and are subject to change at any time.

 

Terms & Conditions

Thank you for your interest in Luther Auctions! Please take the time to carefully look over all items of interest to you during designated Preview Times. If you are unable to attend Auction Preview, you are welcome to call and ask for a condition report on a given item.

This auction is contracted and managed by Luther Auctions. By participating in the auction you are agreeing to and bound by the auction specific terms and conditions listed below.

Terms & Conditions

BUYER’S PREMIUM: A 15% COMMISSION WILL BE CHARGED TO THE BUYER ON ALL SALES

All purchases are subject to state and local taxes where and when applicable. The purpose of this catalog is only for the identification of merchandise. It is our intention to give an accurate description to the best of our knowledge and note any defects we may be aware of. However, the auctioneer makes no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information given on any merchandise found in the catalog.

All items: Everything is sold AS IS, WHERE IS. We do not guarantee the value, condition, or authenticity of any item. It is the sole responsibility of you, the buyer, to judge the value, condition, and authenticity of merchandise and bid accordingly. We disclaim responsibility for any opinions expressed by the auctioneer or others as to the value of any item. Please use the preview times to inspect all items prior to bidding on them. All sales are final.

Signatures: We do not guarantee authenticity of any signature.

Jewelry: Jewelry is guaranteed to be as cataloged except as follows: Colored stones are not guaranteed. Measurements are approximate and are guaranteed to be within 20%. Any stone grading and conditions are not guaranteed. All weights are for the entire piece including all stones and workings. All watches are sold as/is. Luther Auctions does not guarantee any information in outside appraisals. Items marked as “tested gold” are not marked but have been tested for gold content. If an item must be returned because it is not as cataloged (i.e. gold content, diamond, etc) Luther Auctions must be notified within 5 business days of the auction date. After that, all sales are final. No return can be made on any piece that has been altered.

Ivory: Items marked with ‘*MN Resident Purchase Only’ indicate the lot contains ivory and may only be sold to a Minnesota resident. Please see auctioneer for further details.

Firearms: Items marked with ‘*FFL Transfer Required’ indicate the lot contains a firearm that must be legally transferred to the buyer by our Federal Firearms Dealer. An additional fee may be applied. Please see auctioneer for further details.

Reserves: Items marked with an (R) are being sold subject to a reserve. The reserve will not exceed the low end of the printed auction estimate.

Absentee: There will be a $1.00 Service Charge added to each successful absentee bid.

Payment: We accept the following payment types: Cash, Check (we reserve the right to hold merchandise until check clears), Major Credit Card, or Wire Transfer. You will need to pay sales tax unless you have a resale tax exemption number (You will need to complete a Minnesota ST3 Certificate of Exemption Form. Blank forms are available at the front desk or can be found online at http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/Forms_and_Instructions/st3.pdf or you are shipping the goods out of the state.

Pickup/Removal: All items must be removed from the premises during designated Pickup Times: Auction night until 20 minutes post auction completion, Tuesday 9am to 6pm, & Wednesday 9am to 5pm. If you are unable to pick up during these times, please make arrangements with the auctioneer.

Shipping: Luther Auctions DOES NOT provide packing and shipping services. We recommend our local UPS Store to assist you in packing and shipping of ‘small packages’. Shipping of large items and furniture will need to be arranged by the buyer with another third party shipper. We require that the shipping address match the registered billing address of the credit card used for payment. If buyer needs item shipped to an alternate address, then payment must be made by wire transfer. Please call (651) 770-6175 for more information.

The UPS Store #2171
2515 White Bear Ave Ste A-8
Maplewood, MN 55109
Phone: 651-773-3360
store2171@theupsstore.com

Consignments: We are always seeking quality consignments. Consignments for auction are taken by appointment. Please give Tracy a call to setup a time that works best for you. (651) 770-6175.

We appreciate your business! If you have any questions or comments, please bring them to the auctioneer or any staff member. Thank you!