Last updated: January, 2021
"All sales are final. No returns, credits, refunds, cancellations, or exchanges."
Use of Site
Access to Service After creating an Account and before having access to full use of the Service, You will be required to provide a valid debit or credit card, which You authorize You are the holder of. By providing Your card information, You authorize BidNextDoor to initiate a $1.00 pre-authorization transaction, which will appear on your statement but will drop (usually within 5-7 days); this is not a charge or fee owed but rather a pre-authorization performed to verify Your provided information. Use of the Service is free and payment is only ever required when a Bidder places the highest bid on a Lot and becomes the Winner of that Lot. However, You must maintain valid payment details on Your account in order to retain access to the Service.
Soft Close All auctions posted on bidnextdoor.com follow a timed format; wherein when the countdown timer for a particular lot expires the highestbidder becomes the winner of that lot. If a bid is placed within a few minutes of the expiry time of a lot, that lots expiry time shall be extended by an additional few minutes. This is done to ensure transparency and fairness of bidding and enable the highest bidder to win.
Payment By creating an account providing Your credit or debit card information, You authorize BidNextDoor to charge Your card if You are the Winner of any lot(s). Winners will be notified of their winning bids by email and the card currently provided on their Account will be automatically charged in the amount equal to (a) the hammer price (winning bid amount) of each won Lot(s) plus (b) a 18% buyer’s premium (a charge based on a percentage of the total hammer price) plus (c) all applicable sales tax (which is often charged on the hammer price plus buyer’s premium, varying by state). The total amount due will be charged to the payment method on file with BidNextDoor within 72 hours following the end of the auction. You certify that, as an authorized user of the provided debit or credit card, You will not dispute any payments with your card provider that correspond with a winning bid on BidNextDoor.
You are required to maintain valid, up-to-date debit or credit card information on file with Your Account. All card information entered on BidNextDoor is securely transmitted to and processed by Stripe.com, a reputable third party processor. BidNextDoor does not store Your card information. It is Your responsibility to ensure that your card information is current and entirely accurate. You cannot use a different card or payment method towards a purchase that has already been automatically charged. No payment method other than a debit or credit card is accepted.
If Your card is declined for any reason, You are responsible for (a) rendering payment directly to the Sale Partner immediately and (b) updating your card information on BidNextDoor for future purchases. Failure to remit payment for any one purchase will result in the suspension of Your Account, with or without notice.
Sales Tax Exemption (Resale Certificates) Bidders who possess a valid resale permit, certificate, etc. exempting them from paying tax at the time of purchase must provide the appropriate documentation to BidNextDoor for verification before bidding. Following the verification of the provided tax/resale information, the Bidder will be able to indicate when placing a bid whether the Lot would be purchased for personal or business use, wherein Lots indicated as a personal purchase will be taxable where applicable and Lots indicated as a business purchase will be exempt from sales tax in accordance with applicable state laws.
Some Sale Partners may offer a preview period where Bidders can physically inspect the Items before bidding. You are encouraged to attend said previews where available but are not required to do so. Some Sale Partners may be willing and able to provide condition reports on certain Items upon request. Please contact the Sale Partner directly with any questions, concerns, or doubts before bidding on any Lot. All bids are final and all sales are final. No returns, credits, refunds, cancellations, or exchanges.
Buyer’s Premium In addition to the hammer price (winning bid amount) of each Lot won, a buyer’s premium (a charge based on a percentage of the total hammer price) of 18% will be charged, plus all applicable sales tax.
Reserves Certain Lots may have a reserve (a minimum amount in order to win an item). The highest bid amount must meet or exceed the reserve in order to qualify the highest Bidder as the Winner. A maximum bid that fails to meet the reserve will not result in a contract to purchase. For example, a Bidder with the highest maximum bid on a Lot in the amount of $5.00 will not be the Winner upon completion of the auction if the reserve of that Lot is, say, $10.00 (or any amount greater than $5.00). Reserves are determined by the Sale Partner and are subject to lawful confidentiality.
Records & Disputes In the unlikely event of any disputes regarding bid amounts, Winners, etc., You agree to accept BidNextDoor’s records as accurate, definitive, and final.
Picking Up When creating a sale on BidNextDoor, Sale Partners are required to provide pick up information including dates, times, and general location in the “Pick Up Terms” section of every auction page. Exact addresses will be provided to Winners following the close of the auction. Winners are limited to the dates, times, and locations provided by the Sale Partner. Please check this information carefully before bidding. Some Sale Providers may require you to schedule a pickup ahead of time, while others may have a general time window, during which You can show up without an appointment to pick up Your Item(s). It is Your responsibility to confirm this information provided by the Sale Partner before bidding on any Lot and it is Your responsibility to abide by the Sale Partner’s provided pick up terms.
If a Winner determines that they are unable to collect the Merchandise during the dates and times provided by the Sale Partner, they must contact the Sale Partner to discuss alternate options, if any. Sale Partners nor BidNextDoor guarantee the possibility or fruition of any alternate pick up arrangements. At the Sale Partner’s discretion, Winners may be subject to additional fees as a result of alternate arrangements, additional transport, labor, and/or storage.
Shipping BidNextDoor does not provide or suggest any shipping or delivery options for Bidders. Some Sale Partners may be willing to release Your Merchandise to a shipper of your authorization, provided that the shipper abides by the Sale Partner’s specified pick up dates, times, and locations. Failure of Your specified shipper to collect Your Merchandise from the Sale Partner according to the Sale Partner’s provided terms may result in additional fees being charged to You as a result of alternate arrangements, additional transport, labor, and/or storage, at the discretion of the Sale Partner.
It is in no way implied that Sale Partners provide shipping services, nor are they in any way required to do so. In the event that You designate a shipper to collect Your Merchandise from the Sale Partner, it is still Your sole responsibility to follow the Sale Partner’s pick up terms, including, but not limited to, abiding by their provided pick up dates, times, and locations.
Trespassing Any pick up location specified by a Sale Partner is only accessible to Bidders during specified preview periods (if any such period is offered by the Sale Partner) and/or to Winners during either scheduled pick up appointments or specific time windows open for pick up. Accessing these locations/properties during any other time constitutes trespassing.
providing false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inaccurate information to BidNextDoor, its Sale Partners, any person in connection with the Company, Website, or Service, or any User
impersonating any person or entity or otherwise misrepresenting connection, association, or affiliation with any person or entity
collecting or harvesting Personal Information about Users, including, but not limited to, User names, email addresses, and phone numbers
using the Service or Personal Information obtained through use of the Service for unsolicited marketing purposes, including, without limitation, email promotions or advertisements for either products or services
accessing or attempting to access any Account which You are not the owner of
accessing or attempting to access any data, content, or other information that is not intended for You
interfere with the Service by using or attempting to use viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt, damage, infiltrate, or otherwise access/modify any software or hardware
attempting to modify or reverse-engineer the source code used by the Company and Service, in part or in its entirety, or otherwise reduce the Site or any portion thereof to a human-perceivable form, except where expressly permitted by law and with proper written advance notice to BidNextDoor
creating additional Accounts for promotional purposes or to circumvent a previous ban, suspension, or Account termination
engage or attempt to engage in any activity that interferes with another User’s ability to use or enjoy the Service
post, transmit, display, or otherwise broadcast any material which is unlawful, threatening, hateful, abusive, libelous, defamatory, inflammatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, or profane
using or attempting to use the Service for any unlawful purpose
Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability, Release & Indemnity
In any case, if BidNextDoor is found to be liable, BidNextDoor’s liability, whether to Your or any third party, is limited to the total amount paid, if any, to BidNextDoor for the specific transaction(s) in question. BidNextDoor is in no way responsible for any other costs beyond the amount specified thereof. BidNextDoor is not responsible for costs such as, but not limited to, shipping, restocking, labor, legal, or other indirect costs involved in and/or resulting from the specific transaction(s) in question. You acknowledge that BidNextDoor is not responsible for any loss or damage of data related to Your Account and You understand that it is Your responsibility to securely backup Your data.
Release & Indemnification You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold BidNextDoor and its employees, representatives, agens, affiliates, managers, and shareholders (the “Parties”) harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to:
the relationship between You and BidNextDoor, in any capacity
Your access to and/or use of the Service
Your violation or alleged violation of any foreign, domestic, international, federal, state, or local law or regulation
- Your violation or alleged violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights
Updates & Changes We may update Our Terms from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Terms on this page and updating the “Last updated” date at the top of the page. We will inform You of the change via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website, prior to the change becoming effective. You are advised to review the Terms periodically for any changes, which are effective when they are posted on this page.