CONDITION REPORT DISCLAIMER
There is NO cooling off period offered for motor cars or motorcycles offered at public auction. All vehicles sold within this auction are sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Under the Conditions of Sale applicable to the sale of the lot (please see the catalogue or www.webbs.co.nz for our conditions of sale), buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance.
The fully illustrated catalogue will describe the vehicles to the best of our ability on information supplied. Should we receive pertinent information after the publication of the catalogue, we shall affix what is known as a Consumer Information Notice (CIN) to the vehicle. A list of all CINs will be available by the time the vehicles are presented for view. We are happy to offer our opinion only and should not be relied upon. In short, you should satisfy yourself as to the completeness, condition and integrity of any lot prior to bidding.
Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Webb’s and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Although all care has been taken to accurately describe the condition of this lot, this report has not been prepared by a professional conservator or restorer and no guarantees. Webb’s is not entering into a contract with the addressee in the respect of the condition report and accordingly does not assume responsibility to the addressee in respect of it.
However where the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies, nothing in these Terms shall contract out of or shall limit the application of that Act.
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
Where the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does apply the Buyer acknowledges that the following are relevant circumstances in relation to the supply of the Goods and may reduce the acceptable quality guarantee under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993:
(a) any information Webbs has disclosed on behalf of the Vendor concerning the nature of the Vendor (for example whether the Vendor has used the Goods itself), the context in which the Vendor offers to supply the Goods;
(b) where the Goods are a vehicle:
(i) the results of any Vehicle Condition Report;
(ii) any defects or observations in relation to the Vehicle and which are recorded on the CIN card or notified by Webbs have been taken into account by the Buyer before bidding on the vehicle;
(iii) notification of any defects is an indication to the Buyer that further defects may exist.
Buyer Inspection: A vehicle is complicated machinery that may contain inherent and latent defects which can only be discovered by a thorough pre purchase inspection. The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that:
the responsibility for examining and assessing the condition of any vehicle rests with the Buyer;
Webbs recommends that the Buyer carry out a pre purchase inspection even where no defect disclosures have been made by the Vendor; and
the Buyer has had every opportunity to carry out an inspection and its own evaluation of the Goods and their quality prior to purchasing the Goods.
Vehicle Condition Report
Any Vehicle Condition Report attached to the Vehicle has been prepared following a limited and basic inspection of the Vehicle. When preparing the Vehicle Condition Report, no part of the Vehicle was dismantled, no diagnostic testing was undertaken. The Vendor and Webbs recommend that any interested Buyer arrange a full mechanical inspection of the Vehicle prior to purchase.
Warrant of fitness:
Vehicles will be sold either unregistered or currently registered with a Warrant of Fitness (WoF) having been carried out within the last 30 days of the sale date. Each vehicle offered by Webb’s at auction will mention which is applicable
Where any vehicle does not at the time of delivery have a current certificate or warrant of fitness the Buyer undertakes to Webbs that they will not, except for the purpose of obtaining in-service certification, operate the vehicle until it has been inspected and certified for in service fitness as provided for in Rule 9.12(4) of the Land Transport Rule 35001/1 Vehicle Standards Compliance 2002.
If the vehicle has at the time of delivery a current warrant of fitness issued more than one month prior to delivery then the buyer acknowledges and accepts this.
CIN: As soon as practicable after the purchase of a vehicle the Buyer must sign a written acknowledgement that Webbs has provided the Buyer with a copy of the Consumer Information Notice which was attached to the vehicle or displayed online.
Change of ownership: Every Buyer must supply to Webbs before taking delivery of a Vehicle the information necessary to enable a change of ownership to be registered. Webbs reserve the right to delay release of the Vehicle until this is done.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
In Trade Buyer:
Where the Vendor is In Trade and the Buyer has acquired the Goods in trade, the Vendor, Webbs and the Buyer agree to contract out of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and sections 9 (Misleading and deceptive conduct generally), 12A (unsubstantiated representations), and 13 (False or misleading representations) of the Fair Trading Act 1986.
Generally: If the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply to the sale of the Goods or if the Vendor and Buyer have contracted out of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993:
Webbs excludes any liability for any representation(s) or statement(s) that may be made or implied by Webbs or the Vendor;
in the case of any dispute relating to the Goods or the sale of the Goods any remedy of the Buyer shall be against the Vendor only and under no circumstances (including an action for breach of any fundamental obligation) shall any remedy lie against Webbs or any agent, contractor or employee of Webbs.
Sale of Goods Act Exclusion: The warranties or conditions implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1908 shall not apply to the sale of the Goods.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of sale listed here contain the policies of Webb’s. They are the terms on which Webb’s and the Seller contract with the Buyer. They may be amended by printed Saleroom Notices or oral announcements made before and during the sale.
By bidding at auction you agree to be bound by these terms.
1. Background to the Terms used in these Conditions
The conditions that are listed below contain terms that are used regularly and may need explanation
They are as follows:
“the Buyer” means the person with the highest bid accepted by the Auctioneer.
“the Lot” means any item depicted within the sale for auction and in particular the item
or items described against any lot number in the catalogue.
“the Hammer price” means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a lot.
“the Buyer’s Premium” means the charge payable by the Buyer to the auction house as a percentage of the hammer price.
“the Reserve” means the lowest amount at which Webb’s has agreed with the Seller that the lot can be sold.
“Forgery” means an item constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed
as a whole, with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin,
age, period, culture or source, where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue. Accordingly no lot shall be capable of being a forgery by reason of any damage or restoration work of any kind (Including re-painting).
“the insured value” means the amount that Webb’s in its absolute discretion from time to time shall consider the value for which a lot should be covered for insurance (whether or not insurance is arranged by Webb’s). All values expressed in Webb’s Ltd catalogues (in any format) are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD$). All bids, “hammer price”, “reserves”, “Buyers Premium” and other expressions of value are understood by all parties to be in New Zealand Dollars (NZD$) unless otherwise specified.
2. Webb’s Auctions as Agent
Except as otherwise stated Webb’s Ltd acts as agent for the Seller. The contract for the sale of the property is therefore made between the Seller and the Buyer.
3. Before the Sale
Examination of Property
Prospective Buyers are strongly advised to examine in person any property
in which they are interested before the Auction takes place. Neither Webb’s nor the Seller provides any guarantee in relation to the nature of the property apart from the Limited warranty in the paragraph below. The property is otherwise sold “AS IS”
Catalogue and Other Descriptions
All statements by Webb’s in the catalogue entry for the property or in the condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, are statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon as statements of fact. Such statements do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Webb’s of any kind. References in the catalogue entry to the condition report to damage or restoration are for guidance only and should be evaluated by personal inspection by the bidder or a knowledgeable representative. The absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this is the price at which the item will sell or it’s value for any other purpose. Neither Webb’s nor The Seller is responsible for any errors or omissions in the catalogue or any supplemental material. Images are measured height by width (sight size). Illustrations are provided only as a guide and should not be relied upon as a true representation of colour or condition. Images are not shown at a standard scale. Mention is rarely made of frames (which may be provided as supplementary images on the website) which do not form part of the lot as described in the printed catalogue.
An item bought “on Extension” must be paid for in full before it will be released to the purchaser or his/her agreed expertising committee or specialist. Payments received for such items will be held “in trust” for up to 90 days or earlier, if the issue of authenticity has been resolved more quickly. Extensions must be requested before the auction.
Foreign buyers should note that all transactions are in New Zealand dollars
so there may be a small exchange rate risk. The costs associated with acquiring a good opinion or certificate will be carried by the purchaser. If the item turns out to be forged or otherwise incorrectly described, all reasonable costs will be borne by the vendor.
All property is sold “as is” without representation or warranty of any kind by Webb’s or the Seller. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of the property and the matters referred to in the catalogue by requesting a condition report.
No lot to be rejected if, subsequent to the sale, it has been immersed in liquid or treated by any other process unless the Auctioneer’s permission to subject the lot to such immersion or treatment has first been obtained in writing.
4. At the Sale
Refusal of Admission
Webb’s reserves the right at our complete discretion to refuse admission to the auction premises or participation in any auction and to reject any bid.
Registration Before Bidding
Any prospective new buyer must complete and sign a registration form and provide photo identification before bidding. Webb’s may request bank, trade or other financial references to substantiate this registration.
Bidding as a Principal
When making a bid, a bidder is accepting personal liability to pay the purchase price including the buyer’s premium and all applicable taxes, plus all other applicable charges, unless it has been explicitly agreed in writing with Webb’s before the commencement of the sale that the bidder is acting as agent on behalf of an identified third party acceptable to Webb’s and that Webb’s will only look to the principal for payment.
All International clients not known to Webb’s will be required to scan through
an accredited form of photo identification and pay a deposit at our discretion
in cleared funds into Webb’s account at least 24 hours before the commencement of the auction. Bids will not be accepted without this deposit. Webb’s also reserves the right to request any additional forms of identification prior to registering an overseas bid. This deposit can be made using a credit card, however the balance of any purchase price in excess of $5,000 cannot be charged to this card without prior arrangement.
This deposit is redeemable against any auction purchase and will be refunded in full if no purchases are made.
Webb’s will use reasonable efforts to execute written bids delivered to us AT LEAST 24 Hours before the sale for the convenience of those clients who are unable to attend the auction in person. If we receive identical written bids on a particular lot, and at the auction these are the highest bids on that lot, then the lot will be sold to the person whose written bid was received and accepted first. Execution of written bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale and we do not accept liability for failing to execute a written bid or for errors or omissions which may arise. It is the bidder’s responsibility to check with Webb’s after the auction if they were successful. Unlimited or “Buy” bids will not be accepted.
Priority will be given to overseas and bidders from other regions.
Arrangements for this service must be confirmed AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the auction commencing. Webb’s accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any errors or failure to execute bids. In telephone bidding the buyer agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions listed here and accepts that Webb’s cannot be held responsible for any miscommunications in the process. The success of telephone bidding cannot be guaranteed due to circumstances that are unforeseen. Buyers should be aware of the risk and accept the consequences should contact be unsuccessful at the time of Auction. Webb’s will advise Telephone Bidders who have registered at least 24 hours before the auction of any relevant changes to descriptions, withdrawals or any other sale room notices.
Webb’s offers an online bidding service. When bidding online the buyer agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions listed here by Webb’s. Webb’s accepts no responsibility for any errors, failure to execute bids or any other miscommunications regarding this process. It is the online bidder’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of the relevant information regarding bids, lot numbers and contact details. Webb’s does not charge for this service.
Unless otherwise indicated, all lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which the Lot will not be sold. The reserve will not exceed the low estimate printed in the catalogue. The auctioneer may open the bidding on any Lot below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the Seller. The auctioneer may continue to bid on behalf
of seller up to the amount of the reserve, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders.
The Auctioneer has the right at his/her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding in such a manner as he/she may decide, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots and, in the case or error or dispute and whether during or after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, to cancel the sale or to reoffer and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, then Webb’s sale record is conclusive.
Successful Bid and Passing of Risk
Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer will be the buyer and the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid and the conclusion of a contract for sale between the Seller and the Buyer. Risk and responsibility for the lot (including frames or glass where relevant) passes immediately to the Buyer.
Indicative Bidding Steps, etc.
Webb’s reserves the right to refuse any bid, withdraw any lot from sale, to place a reserve on any lot and to advance the bidding according to the following indicative steps:
$50,000 – $100,000
Absentee bids must follow these increments and any bids that don’t follow the steps will be rounded up to the nearest acceptable bid.
5. After the Sale
In addition to the hammer price, the buyer agrees to pay to Webb’s the buyer’s premium. The buyer’s premium is 15% of the hammer price plus GST. (Goods and Services Tax) where applicable.
Payment and Passing of Title
The buyer must pay the full amount due (comprising the hammer price, buyer’s premium and any applicable taxes and GST) not later than 2days after the auction date. The buyer will not acquire title to the lot until Webb’s receives full payment in cleared funds, and no goods under any circumstances will be released without confirmation of cleared funds received. This applies even if the buyer wishes to send items overseas. Payment can be made by direct transfer, cash (not exceeding NZD$10,000, if wishing to pay more than NZD$10,000 then this must be deposited directly into a Bank of New Zealand branch and bank receipt supplied) and EFTPOS (please check the daily limit). Payments can also be made by credit card in person with a 2.2% merchant fee for Visa and Mastercard and 3.3% for American Express. Invoices that are in excess of $5,000 and where the card holder is not present, cannot be charged to a credit card without prior arrangement. Cheques are no longer accepted. The buyer is responsible for any bank fees and charges applicable for the transfer of funds into Webb’s account.
Collection of Purchases & Insurance
Webb’s is entitled to retain items sold until all amounts due
to us have been received in full in good cleared funds. Subject to this, the Buyer shall collect purchased lots within 2 days from the date of the sale unless otherwise agreed in writing between Webb’s and the Buyer. At the fall of the hammer, insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Packing, Handling and Shipping
Webb’s will be able to suggest removals companies that the buyer can use but takes no responsibility whatsoever for the actions of any recommended third party. Webb’s can pack and handle goods purchased at the auction by agreement and a charge will be made for this service. All packing, shipping, insurance, postage & associated charges will be borne by the purchaser.
Permits, Licences and Certificates
Under The Protected Objects Act 1975, buyers may be required to obtain a licence for certain categories of items in a sale from the Ministry of Culture & Heritage,
PO Box 5364, Wellington.
Remedies for Non-Payment
If the Buyer fails to make full payment immediately, Webb’s is entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies (in addition to asserting any other rights or remedies available under the law).
• to charge interest at such a rate as we shall reasonably decide.
• to hold the defaulting Buyer liable for the total amount due and
to commence legal proceedings for its recovery along with interest,
legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.
• to cancel the sale.
• to resell the property publicly or privately on such terms as we see fit.
• to pay the Seller an amount up to the net proceeds payable in respect of the amount bid by the defaulting Buyer. In these circumstances the defaulting Buyer can have no claim upon Webb’s in the event that the
item(s) are sold for an amount greater than the original invoiced amount.
• to set off against any amounts which Webb’s may owe the Buyer in any other transactions, the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by the Buyer.
• where several amounts are owed by the Buyer to us, in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not the Buyer so directs.
• to reject at any future auction any bids made by or on behalf of the
Buyer or to obtain a deposit from the Buyer prior to accepting any bids.
• to exercise all the rights and remedies of a person holding security over
any property in our possession owned by the Buyer whether by way of pledge, security interest or in any other way, to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the place where such property is located. The Buyer will be deemed to have been granted such security to us and we may retain such property as collateral security for said Buyer’s obligations to us.
• to take such other action as Webb’s deem necessary or appropriate.
If we do sell the property under paragraph (4), then the defaulting Buyer shall be liable for payment of any deficiency between the total amount originally due to us and the price obtained upon reselling as well as for all costs, expenses, damages, legal fees and commissions and premiums of whatever kinds associated with both sales or otherwise arising from the default.
If we pay any amount to the Seller under paragraph (5) the Buyer acknowledges that Webb’s shall have all of the rights of the Seller, however arising, to pursue the Buyer for such amount.
Failure to Collect Purchases
Where purchases are not collected within 2 days from the sale date, whether or not payment has been made, we shall be permitted to remove the property to a warehouse at the buyer’s expense, and only release the items after payment in full has been made of removal, storage handling, insurance and any other costs incurred, together with payment of all other amounts due to us.
6. Extent of Webb’s
Webb’s agrees to refund the purchase price in the circumstances of the Limited Warranty set out in paragraph 7 below. Apart from that, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents are responsible for the correctness of any statement of whatever kind concerning any lot, whether written or oral, nor for any other errors or omissions in description or for any faults or defects in any lots. Except as stated in paragraph 7 below, neither the Seller, ourselves, our officers, agents or employees give any representation warranty or guarantee or assume any liability of any kind in respect of any lot with regard to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, description, size, quality, condition, attribution, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibition history, literature or historical relevance. Except as required by local law any warranty of any kind is excluded by this paragraph.
7. Limited Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions of this paragraph, the Seller warrants for the period of thirty days from the date of the sale that any property described in this catalogue (noting such description may be amended by any saleroom notice or announcement) which is stated without qualification to be the work of a named author or authorship is authentic and not a forgery. The term “Author” or “authorship” refers to the creator of the property or to the period, culture, source, or origin as the case may be, with which the creation of such property is identified in the catalogue.
The warranty is subject to the following:
it does not apply where a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars and experts at the date of the sale or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or b) correct identification of a lot can be demonstrated only by means of a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the publication of the catalogue was unreasonably expensive or impractical or likely to have caused damage
to the property.
The benefits of the warranty are not assignable and shall apply only to the original buyer of the lot as shown on the invoice originally issued by Webb’s when the lot was sold at Auction. The Original Buyer must have remained the owner of the lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party. The Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy against the Seller in place of any other remedy which might be available, is the cancellation of the sale and the refund of the original purchase price paid for the lot less the buyer’s premium which is non-refundable. Neither the Seller nor Webb’s will be liable for any special, incidental nor consequential damages including, without limitation, loss of profits. The Buyer must give written notice of claim to us within thirty days of the date of the Auction. The Seller shall have the right, to require the Buyer to obtain two written opinions by recognised experts in the field, mutually acceptable to the Buyer and Webb’s to decide whether or not to cancel the sale under warranty. The Buyer must return the lot to Seller in the same condition that it was purchased.
If any part of these Conditions of Sale is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part shall be discounted and the rest of the Conditions shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by Webb’s relating to a lot including the contents of this catalogue, is and shall remain the property at all times of Webb’s and shall not be used by the Buyer, nor by anyone else without our prior written consent. Webb’s and the Seller make no representation or warranty that the Buyer of a property will acquire any copyright or other reproduction rights in it.
10. Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions and any matters concerned with the foregoing fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand, unless otherwise stated.
11. Pre-Sale Estimates
Webb’s publishes with each catalogue our opinion as to
the estimated price range for each lot. These estimates are approximate
prices only and are not intended to be definitive. They are prepared well
in advance of the sale and may be subject to revision. Interested parties should contact Webb’s prior to auction for updated pre-sale estimates and starting prices.
12. Sale Results
Webb’s will provide auction results, which will be available as soon as possible after the sale. Results will include buyer’s premium.
These results will be posted at www.webbs.co.nz