Terms of Agreement

Your Satisfaction is Our Priority

At 1stBid, we strive to provide accurate descriptions and representations of all items available for purchase. We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase; however, please take note of the following terms and conditions regarding returns:

  1. All Sales are Final: We have a strict policy of final sale. Once a purchase is made, it cannot be returned or refunded. We encourage all buyers to carefully review item descriptions, condition reports, and images before placing a bid or making a purchase.

  2. Condition Reports and Item Descriptions: Condition reports provided by 1stBid should be considered as expert opinions. It is important to note that lack of condition information does not imply the item is in perfect condition. We recommend thoroughly reviewing all available information and, if needed, contacting us for additional details or clarification before making a purchase.

  3. Payment and Credit Card Authorization: For bidding formats such as telephone and absentee bids, valid credit card information is required at the time of registration. By providing your credit card information, you authorize 1stBid to charge the card for any outstanding invoices at the conclusion of the auction. If the credit card purchase is declined, 1stBid reserves the right to pursue collection proceedings, which may include legal action. The purchaser will be responsible for all associated costs.

  4. Sold As-Is: All items are sold in their current condition, and condition reports should be considered as expert opinions. It is essential to understand that lack of condition information does not imply the item is in perfect condition. Buyers are encouraged to conduct their own due diligence, including personal inspections or hiring a representative, to ensure satisfaction with the item's condition before placing a bid.

  5. Art Item Authenticity: Please note that art items belong to various consignors, and 1stBid provides information based on the details provided by the consignors. We do not make additional representations or provide information beyond what is given to us. Buyers are welcome to conduct their own research and due diligence, including personal inspections or seeking expert advice, to verify the authenticity of art items. 1stBid does not guarantee or certify the authenticity of art items, and any disputes or issues regarding authenticity after the auction's conclusion are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

While we understand the importance of customer satisfaction, our strict policy of final sale ensures transparency and fairness in the auction process. We encourage you to carefully review item details, condition reports, and conduct your due diligence before making a purchase. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our return policy or need assistance with any item, please contact us. We are here to provide support and help make your buying experience with 1stBid as smooth and enjoyable as possible.