Terms & Conditions
By registered on, and/or bidding on an item through, our website [www.AbramsAuction.ca] (the “Website”) you confirm that you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
In order to bid on the Website you must register on the Website.
Please read these terms carefully. These terms, as modified or amended from time to time, are a binding contract between Abrams Auction Group which is a division of 1512081 Ontario Ltd. (“Abrams”) (“we” and/or “us”, etc) and you (“you”).
ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS
All vehicles sold at the Abrams Auction are as is, where is.
TERMS OF AUCTION SALE
- If you become a successful bidder, you must come to 124 Lepage Court with payment and a copy of your driver’s license. You will be required to sign all paperwork relating to the transfer of ownership.
- Cash, VISA, Master Card, Debit, or Certified Cheque only. HST and Buyers fee will be added to the sale price of the vehicles.
- Cars must be paid for in full by the following Monday at 5:00 pm. Payment can be made Friday 8am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm and Monday 8am-4pm ONLY. Cars must be out of the yard by Thursday 4:00pm or storage charges will apply.
- All vehicle ownerships will be transferred by Abrams to the successful bidder purchasing the car.
- When removing a vehicle, you must check in with our office and produce your receipt.
- All vehicles are sold with no expressed warranty, they are AS IS, WHERE IS.
- Actual distance travelled by vehicles is not known by Abrams Towing.
- We offer tow-outs if required at a pre-determined rate.
- For vehicle lots, a buyers fee of $250 will be added to the sale price for charges incurred to get the vehicle ready for auction. For non-vehicle lots, a variable buyers fee will be added to the sale price for charges incurred to get the lot ready for the auction. If the fee is not charged during website checkout or purchase, it will be added and must be paid when picking up your vehicle/product lot.
- All disputes are settled at the discretion of Abrams.
- Vehicles with liens: Liens normally take 30-60 days to be removed but could take longer under certain circumstances. We can sell to you but you cannot re-sell the car unless the lien is removed. Seller will refund the purchase price if for any reason the lien cannot be removed.
- Transfers of vehicles can only be done for permanent residents of Canada. For Ontario, you only need a driver’s license. However, for any other province, you need a license and have a copy of your Canadian Passport or Canadian birth certificate. If you don’t have a license and you use only your health card, you must supply a copy of your Canadian passport and your permanent address. If you are not a Permanent Resident of Canada, you cannot have a vehicle registered to you.
- Out of Province vehicles may take longer to process.
- You CANNOT drive vehicles off the property without a yellow mechanic’s plate. Otherwise they must be towed out.
EXTENDED BIDDING TIME
If a bid is placed before a lot ends, the remaining time on the auction lot may get extended to allow all bidders a fair chance to place bids before the time runs out. As a result, the End Time of an auction lot may vary.
BIDDING; CONDUCT OF SERVICES
In order to bid on an auction on the Website you must register for the Website, which requires a valid drivers license, valid credit card, and detailed personal information. Please have this available upon registration. We reserve the right to reject any bid, at any time and without reason or explanation.
All sales are final and there are no refunds, no exchanges, no retraction of bids and no returns accepted. All items that are offered by auction may be subject to a reserve or opening bid, which is the confidential minimum price acceptable to the sellers.
The method and procedure of any auction on the Website is at the sole discretion of Abrams. You are able to inspect things that are available for bidding (“Lots”) in person which you should do in order to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored. By placing a bid online you agree that you have either inspected the respective Lot, or have waived your right to do so. Payment may be made by Visa or Mastercard.
The winning bidder and/or buyer is responsible for paying the Administration fee of $250 on each lot. This fee includes any administration and key provision costs.
If you choose to bid on a Lot through the website we will make best efforts to provide auction services to the best of our ability. However, we make no warranty with regards to your satisfaction with any services or products.
Upon winning, the product must be picked up from the Abrams location that’s listed on the lot details page. You can see a complete list of Abrams’ locations at https://abrams.ca/service-area . In some cases, a lot’s location might be at a third-party seller’s facility. In this case, the winning bidder can pick up their product from the third-party seller’s facility within the time deadline provided by the third-party seller. All items must be removed from the Abrams premises within 48 hours of the auction sale. You may also choose to have your vehicle delivered from the lot’s location to your destination of choice using towing services provided by Abrams. In this case, you should contact Abrams to arrange a tow service within 12 hours of the auction sale.
We reserve the right to bid on behalf of the sellers at any time during the auction sale and without notice to the registered bidders and to further protect any items that may carry a moderate reserve or opening bid by bidding on the item or withdrawing the item from the sale at any time during the bidding process.
The highest bidder acknowledged by Abrams will be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders or in the event of doubt on our part as to the validity of any bid, we will have the final discretion to determine the successful bidder, cancel the sale or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, our sales record is conclusive.
Abrams reserves the right to end an auction early. If Abrams ends the auction early, the highest bidder of each Lot will be awarded the winner of the auction Lot.
Subject to fulfillment of all of the conditions set forth herein, on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the winner assumed full risk and responsibility therefore (including, without limitation, liability for or damage to the Lot), and (b) will immediately pay the full purchase price as required. Abrams has the right to charge the customer’s credit card on file at any time after the completion of the auction. Interest at the rate of 24% per annum (compounding monthly) will be charged on overdue accounts owing to us.
The purchaser will not be entitled to possession of any Lot purchased from Abrams until the total purchase price of the Lot (including all fees), any other lots and any other Lots from outstanding invoices (due to Abrams) have been fully paid. In the event that you fail to pay the full purchased price for any lot(s) within the prescribed time, or fail to comply with any of the “Terms of Sale”, you may be sent to collections and/or sued in the Small Claims Court and/or Superior Court. In addition, any paid amount for previous invoices and Lots (by the purchaser and not in their possession) will be treated as a deposit towards outstanding invoices without notice.
By bidding you authorize us, sellers, or any other affiliated companies to charge your credit card the full amount of any purchases made and/or assigned to your registered Website account in the event you do not pay the full purchased price within the time specified. You understand and agree that your deposit will be forfeited and may be applied to the account for the obligations due. Items not paid for in full, claimed, shipped, or picked up, in accordance with the terms and conditions of sale and within 7 days of the sale conclusion, will be considered abandoned and resold in a future auction sale without notice. Any deposits on hand will be forfeited and non-complying buyers/bidders may be blacklisted on future auction sales.
In the event of electronic failure for any reason during the auction sale, all items sold will be due and payable at the time of failure. We reserve the right to cancel the remainder of the auction sale in the event the electronic failure cannot be rectified in a reasonable time. Items maybe re-offered in a future auction sale.
Written and oral descriptions are the opinions of Abrams and/or third-party sellers, and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Abrams believes to the best of its knowledge that the information presented in any auction has come from reliable sources. However, such information is presented solely for the convenience of the prospective purchasers. Abrams attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or other descriptions of the lot. It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine all items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, in any capacity, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire and have had the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from Abrams that you deem adequate. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, do not bid on the Lot in question.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE SPECIFICATIONS; PRICING; TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
While we promise do our best to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Website, Abrams does not warrant that product and/or service specifications, pricing, or other content on the Website is complete, accurate, or error-free. In the event of any errors relating to the pricing or specifications of any product, Abrams shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders in its sole discretion. If your credit card is charged prior to cancellation, Abrams will issue a credit to your account in the amount of the charge. All items are subject to withdrawal from preview, from advertising and from the auction sale at the sole discretion of Abrams without notice at any time.
All property is sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” without any representations or warranties by Abrams or its staff or the consignor as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, the correctness of any catalogue or other description or the physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of any property and no statement anywhere, whether oral or written, whether made in the catalogue, an advertisement, a bill of sale, a salesroom posting or announcement, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation or assumption or liability. Abrams and the consignor make no representation and warranties, express or implied, as to whether the purchaser acquires any copyrights, including but not limited to any reproduction rights in any property. We and the consignor are not responsible for errors and omissions in any catalogue or any supplemental material. We do not guarantee, any written or oral appraisals, certificates of authenticity, values, or retail replacement prices, that may accompany any item or may be orally stated by any auctioneer or employee, before, after and during any auction sale. Abrams reserves the right to supplement all Terms & Conditions with verbal announcements at any time during the auction. All verbal announcements and terms form part of the terms and conditions between the seller and the bidders.
If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser, the purchaser will be in default, and in addition to any and all other remedies available to the Abrams and its agents and consignor by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price, including all fees, charges, and the expenses set forth herein, the auction company, at its sole option, may (i) cancel the sale of that, or any other lot or lots sold to the defaulting purchaser, or (ii) resell the purchased property, whether at auction or by private sale, or (iii) effect any combination there of. The purchaser will be liable for any deficiency, any and all costs, handling charges, late charges, expenses, and commissions of both sales, legal fees, and expenses, collection fees, and incidental damages. In addition, all defaulting purchasers will be deemed to have granted and assigned the deposit money to Abrams or its agents and consignors or any of their affiliated companies, and the auction company may retain and apply such money as collateral security for the obligations due. In addition to other remedies available to us by law, all unpaid items will be subject to a non-refundable service charge of 35% of the bid price plus buyers premium payable by the registered bidder.
You may contact Abrams Customer Services by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact form on the auction Website. You acknowledge that the provision of customer support is at Abrams’s sole discretion, and that Abrams shall have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind. We may provide you with customer support from time to time, at our sole discretion, and the provision of some level of support is no guarantee of future support.
NOTICE REGARDING NAMES AND TRADEMARKS
You may not use the name “Abrams” or any other names or Trademarks listed on the Website or in any Website content. All rights are reserved.
NOTICE RE COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP: © ABRAMS
All rights reserved. All content on the Website is subject to intellectual property rights, contractual rights or other protections. The intellectual property rights are owned by Abrams or its licensors. No content may be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way except as provided expressly in the Terms or with the prior express written consent of Abrams. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose may violate intellectual property rights.
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT
The Website is intended for use by persons who are at least 18 years old, or the legal age required to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction if that age is greater than 18. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and of legal age to form a binding contract. If you are under 18, you may use the Website only with the permission and involvement of a parent or guardian.
DEALINGS WITH MERCHANTS; LINKS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third party merchants or advertisers that are found on or through the Website or which provide links on the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such merchant or advertiser. You waive any claim against Abrams and agree to hold Abrams harmless from any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such merchants or advertisers on the Website.
You agree to electronic communication for all of your transactions and communication with Abrams and the Website. You agree that all postings, notices, disclosures, or other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
NOTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION; COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, Abrams will give you any notices by posting them on the Website, and you agree that such posting will constitute effective notice. You authorize Abrams to send notices (including without limitation notice of subpoenas or other legal process, if any) via electronic mail as well if Abrams decides, in its sole discretion, to do so. You agree to keep your address current and that notice provided by Abrams to the address that you have most recently provided will constitute effective notice. Abrams’s address for Legal Notices is:
124 Lepage Court,
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3J1
Abrams respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Abrams with the written information specified below.
MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS AND SITES
You agree not to do, or attempt to do, any of the following, subject to applicable law: (a) alter information on or obtained from the Website; (b) tamper with postings, registration information, profiles, submissions or Content of other users; (c) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means of interface not provided by us to access the Website or extract data or gather or use information, such as email addresses, available from the Website or transmit any unsolicited advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” or “chain letters”; (d) frame any part of the Website, or link to the Website, or otherwise make it look like you have a relationship to us or that we have endorsed you or your Content for any purpose except as expressly permitted in writing by Abrams; (e) impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; (f) bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Website (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law); (g) take any action which might impose a significant burden (as determined by us) on the Site’s infrastructure or performance, or send to or otherwise impact us or the Website (or anything or anyone else) with harmful, illegal, deceptive or disruptive code such as a virus, “spyware,” “adware” or other code that could adversely impact the Website or any recipient.
MONITORING OF SITE CONTENT
We are under no obligation to restrict or monitor Website Content in any way. You understand and acknowledge that Abrams does not regularly monitor the accuracy or reliability of content and that use of the Website is at your own risk. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to modify or remove any Content at any time. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or Content expressed or made available by third parties, including other users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Abrams. Abrams neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the auction Website by anyone other than authorized Abrams employees acting in their official capacities.
PROTECTION OF SITE CONTENT
Our Website is protected by Canadian, U.S. and international intellectual property laws, which you agree to respect. All content on the Website, including but not limited to text, logos, icons, images, graphics, audio clips, compilations, and downloads, as well as the collection, arrangement, and assembly of such content, is the exclusive property of Abrams or its content suppliers. All software and code used on the Website is the property of Abrams and/or its software suppliers.
TERMINATION OR CANCELLATION
You agree that we may, at any time and at our sole discretion, with or without cause or any notice to you, terminate these Terms, your access to the Website, and/or your Account, or suspend or block your access to the Website. You will still be liable for any breaches of these Terms and/or obligations incurred before the Terms end. If you use the Website after termination of these Terms, that use will constitute your agreement to the Terms then posted on the Website. Abrams may continue to use electronic or printed materials it has created, or has developed specific plans to create, that contain such Content according to the terms contained above with respect to removal or modification of Content previously posted on the Website.
PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Abrams with the following information:
a. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
b. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
c. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
d. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
e. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
f. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please submit all notice of copyright infringement to the following address:
124 Lepage Court,
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 3J1
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN ADVICE, OPINIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM ABRAMS, ITS USERS AND OTHER CONTENT AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS. THIS CONTENT IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. YOU USE THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY ABRAMS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ABRAMS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE VALUE OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. ABRAMS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, SECURE, OR TIMELY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ABRAMS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE, USAGE OR PERFORMANCE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER ABRAMS, NOR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS AND SUPPLIERS, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PRIVACY, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR ANY OTHER LOSSES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OF ABRAMS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, AND SUPPLIERS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS EXCEED, IN TOTAL, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US.
a. Severance. If any part of the Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect, provided that the allocation of risks described herein is given effect to the fullest extent possible.
c. Disputes; Choice of Law; Export Limitations. The Website is controlled by us from our offices within Canada, and portions of the Website is hosted at third-party servers within Canada and the United States of America. If you choose to access this Site from locations outside Canada, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export anything from the Website in violation of Canadian or U.S. import and/or export laws and regulations or the Terms. By visiting the Website, you agree that these Terms and all performances and claims of every nature (including without limitation, contract, tort and strict liability) relating in any way to any aspect of the Website will be resolved by arbitration. Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your visit to the Website or to products or services sold or distributed by Abrams or through the Website will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
d. Limitations on Actions. Any action concerning any dispute you may have with respect to the Website must be commenced within one year after the cause of the dispute arises, or the cause of action is barred.
e. Paragraph Headings. The paragraph headings in these Terms are included to help make these Terms easier to read and have no binding effect.
g. No Waiver. The failure of Abrams to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms, including any failure to act with respect to a breach, will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision or Abrams right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We suggest that you print out a copy of these Terms for your records.