TERMS and CONDITIONS
Auctria is the online auction host.
Registration is free.
All those who register prior to midnight on April 20 will be entered into a draw for the Registration Prize.
You do not have to register to view the auction, however registration helps us track attendance … which is very important to us!
You must register in order to bid. You do not have to register your credit card on file but it helps with check-out.
After successfully registering, you will be assigned a Bidder # and receive a Registration confirmation email.
Each item or “lot” offers a button which might show either the current bid amount or “Bid Now!” text. Clicking on this button will start the process to place a bid – opens the Item Details card for the specific item being bid on and current bid information.
Enter your bid amount into the Amount box and click the Bid button. If entering a Proxy Bid, there will be a checkbox for you to work with before clicking the Bid button. As you enter your amount, the Bid button will reflect that value. A confirmation window will pop up asking if the bid is correct. Click the OK button to confirm the bid for it to be placed. If you have changed your mind, you can click the “Cancel” button to clear your bid amount — no bid will be placed.
Your bid may not necessarily be accepted as is after you confirm the bid. Another bidder may have placed a “Proxy Bid” for a higher amount. If your bid did not exceed an existing “Proxy Bid”, a message will be displayed on the Item Details page indicating you have been Outbid! The details of the page will update accordingly. If you wish to bid a higher amount, you can simply follow the same process of entering your bid amount and clicking on the Bid button.
All lots (*except the Shelley Niro The Wild Ones and the Colonized fine art t-shirt multiples) are offered with set minimum bids representing 50% of the appraised Fair Market Value.
Bid increments are automatically programmed, relative to the value of the work, as follows:
Bids increase by $25 where item value is up to $499
Bids increase by $50 where item value is $500 – $999
Bids increase by $100 where item value is $1000+
A Proxy Bid is your maximum bid. If your Proxy Bid is accepted (i.e. there is no existing Proxy Bid that exceeds yours), then you can let the Auctria auction software bid for you. You will be notified by email if you are outbid and will have the opportunity to increase your bid.
It’s yours when you Buy-It-Now @ 150% of the Fair Market Value!
Purchases equal to or greater than 125% of the FMV will receive charitable donation tax receipt (at later date) for the over FMV amount.
If your bid is the highest bid (or if you opted to Buy-It-Now) you will see a momentary Bid Successful message and the Item Details information will update with your winning bid amount.
The Item Details page will display you have the “current high bid” and its amount. If you have bid a maximum/ proxy bid, amount you will also see that amount noted as well as what the next bid must be (indicating the next bid amount you will be responsible for if another bidder raises the bid).
Other bidders can bid higher amounts than the “next bid”. You will retain high bid until another bidder exceeds your maximum.
An Item Won Notification will be sent to Buy It Now purchasers, and the highest bidders at closing.
All items close at 9 pm on April 24.
Careful not to lose an item because you have a slow clock! You may wish to opt for the Buy-It-Now or placing Proxy Bid on the items you are watching to avoid a scramble as the auction nears closing.
Money Now donations support Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London, registered Canadian Charity #859628851RR0001
Donate online with a credit or debit card and watch the donations grow! If you are not comfortable donating by credit card, you can pledge online to donate by cheque at later date.
Mail cheque(s) with UPwithART Money Now memo, to: Unity Project, Attention Silvia Langer, 717 Dundas Street, London ON N5W 2Z5
No sales tax is charged on purchases.
All bids are binding, and successful bidders will be notified at the end of the auction. The highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot subject to all of the conditions set forth herein.
If you registered with your credit card, payment is automatically transacted for your Winning Bid(s).
If you did not register with your credit card, you will be notified to transact the payment(s) at the auction close. You can opt to pay at later date, by cheque or credit card, within 30 days.
Cheque payments for Art Purchases and T-Shirt Purchases should be made payable to Unity Project, and indicate the item(s) for which payment is made. Mail cheque(s) to Unity Project, Attention Silvia Langer, 717 Dundas Street, London ON N5W 2Z5
The Winescape auction includes the art purchased along with a bottle of wine. As such, bidders must be aged 19+. UPwithART reserves the right to verify age by requesting valid government photo identification before the item is released to the winning bidder.
Art purchases made at or below the work’s appraised Fair Market Value (FMV) are not eligible for charitable donation tax receipt. If purchase price exceeds the appraised FMV by at least 25%, a tax receipt will be issued for the amount paid above FMV (e.g. a purchaser paying $1500 on a piece with a FMV of $1000 would receive a $500 tax receipt).
Money Now donations are eligible for tax receipt.
Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued by Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness within 30 days of payment.
We will be in touch with all purchasers following the auction regarding dates and details for curbside art pick-up at Museum London. Shipping can be arranged at purchaser’s expense.