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Terms and conditions

Bidding on and buying auction assets on and its affiliated websites are subject to the series of obligations and rules below.

  • The Terms of Website Use for this site.
  • The auction-specific terms and conditions unique to each auction, which are represented on the auction details page for each auction on this site.
  • The following general auction terms and conditions.

PURPLE WAVE, INC. (“PURPLE WAVE”) AND SELLER FURNISH ALL AUCTION ASSETS TO BUYERS “AS IS,” UNSUPPORTED, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. PURPLE WAVE AND SELLER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Assets are sold in their actual current condition, with all faults and defects, and with all errors of description. Purple Wave’s liability to a purchaser will never exceed the purchase price actually paid for an asset.

Bidders accept all auction assets “with all faults”, whether or not immediately apparent. Bidders are responsible for ascertaining actual current condition through personal inspection and careful review of the description, pictures, video and/or support documentation. Every bidder agrees that his or her decision to bid and the amount he or she bids have been based solely on his or her own independent inspection and evaluation of the auction assets.

Bidders are strongly advised by Purple Wave to take care to satisfy all questions or concerns about the auction process, bidding process or auction assets before placing a bid. Inspection and contact information for the seller of every asset is posted in the item details for that asset.

Buyers are responsible for the cost of auction asset mobilization, disassembly, rigging, transport, insurance and all other costs related to physical transfer of auction assets from their location at the time auction bidding ends.

If the pictures displayed with descriptions do not appear to match, contact or call 866.608.9283 to report the auction date and item number.

Assets not claimed by the buyer within the time specified in the auction’s specific terms and conditions will be deemed “abandoned property,” regardless of whether payment has been received by Purple Wave or the seller, the transaction between the seller and buyer cancelled without further notice or process and/or those assets may be resold.

While Purple Wave will make every effort to assist bidders, we do not accept absentee bids. Please utilize the maximum bid feature.

Purple Wave reserves the right to rescind or reject any and all bids.

Buyers agree not to retract any bid they place on the site.

A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to all winning bids, resulting in the total purchase price.

All sales are subject to appropriate state sales tax laws. Winning bidders have the burden of proving their exemption from sales taxes to Purple Wave.

Assets will not be released to buyers until full payment to Purple Wave has been received and funds confirmed. An auction asset becomes the full responsibility of the buyer at the close of bidding on that asset, and the buyer immediately assumes all risk of loss and damage to the asset.

Purple Wave has full discretion to modify the date and time, order, and details of the sale of any asset or conduct of any auction for any reason or no reason at all, including but not limited to technical issues, emergencies, and convenience of Purple Wave or the seller.

In any matters in which Purple Wave and/or any of its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents or assigns is made a party, the law of the State of Kansas shall apply, without regard to its law pertaining to conflict of laws, and any dispute shall be decided in the courts of Riley County, Kansas. All claimants consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts. Auctioneer may waive any provision of these Terms and Conditions, but only in writing. No such waiver shall effect any other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, nor shall it amount to a permanent waiver of that particular provision.

Updated: March 13, 2013