Buying

BEFORE YOU BID

AUCTION CATALOGS

Our printed auction catalogs are published in advance of each sale and contain detailed descriptions of the property being offered and the pre-sale estimate for each lot. The catalogs are available for purchase by contacting the Client Services Department at (678) 398-9867.

ONLINE CATALOGS

Eden Galleries fully illustrated Internet catalogs allow collectors around the world to conveniently view the property being offered at Eden Galleries and participate at the auction. These free catalogs provide full catalog descriptions, thumbnail illustrations, estimates and interactive tools, including direct communication with our specialists, the ability to leave absentee bids, and the ability to track lots in which you have an interest. View current catalogs

VIRTUAL PERSONAL SHOPPER

Our Internet Personal Shopper is an online version of the interest file is maintained by the Client Services Department on behalf of buyers looking for specific objects or categories of items. The virtual Personal Shopper allows buyers to enter keywords, and as each auction catalog is posted on the Internet, it searches for any matches. If any are found, the collector is notified by email. The keywords are kept by the system until you add to, change or discontinue the service. For more information, please contact Client Services at 212-427-2730.

GALLERY EXHIBITION

For several days prior to each auction, the property in the sale is exhibited in our salesroom. The viewing is open to the public and is free of charge. Buyers are encouraged to examine the items in person and speak with our staff about pieces they find interesting. Because all property is sold “as is,” it is important to request a Condition Report. Condition Reports are subject to our Conditions of Sale. They are supplied free of charge by our specialists and may be requested through our Client Services Department.

PREVIEW AND CONDITION REPORT

The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

 

BIDDING AT AUCTION

LIVE BIDDING

The most exciting way to participate at auction is the traditional method of bidding live in the salesroom with an auction paddle. Clients intending to bid in person must register on the day of the auction with a photo ID, and a numbered paddle will be assigned at that time. Once the sale begins, the auctioneer will announce each lot in numerical order as listed in the catalog and then open the bidding. Bidding progresses in sequentially higher increments. To place a bid, simply raise your paddle for the auctioneer to recognize your bid. If no one tops your bid, the auctioneer will state that the item is sold, then announce the hammer price and your paddle number.

TELEPHONE BIDDING

Clients unable to attend the sale may still participate live at the auction by bidding on the telephone with a trained staff member. Please note that telephone bidding is typically reserved for those lots with a minimum estimate of at least $500,00 USD. Overseas bidders and clients bidding from a cell phone may be asked to leave a safety bid which will function as an absentee bid should the call fail. The completed and signed bid forms must be received by Eden Galleries no later than 5:00 PM (EST) on the evening before the auction. Telephone bids cannot be arranged on the day of the sale. Download an Absentee / Telephone Bid Form

ABSENTEE BIDDING

For buyers unable to participate live in the salesroom or on the telephone, Eden Galleries offers the option of leaving Absentee Bids, also known as left bids or order bids. Absentee Bids work exactly as if the bidder were in the salesroom bidding up to a pre-determined price limit, except that the price limit is confidentially given to Eden Galleries. Our auctioneer will bid on your behalf alternately against other bidders until the bidding ends. In the event that the other bidders drop out before reaching the full amount of your left bid, you will purchase the lot at the next increment . The completed and signed bid forms must be received by Eden Galleries no later than 5 PM (EST) on the evening before the auction. Download an Absentee / Telephone Bid Form

INTERNET BIDDING

Buyers may conveniently leave absentee bids on our Web site through our Internet catalogs. These bids are executed at the auction in the same fashion as an absentee bid (see above). Internet bids may be submitted until 8:00 AM (EST) on the morning of the sale. First time Internet bidders must register to receive a confidential PIN number prior to bidding. This process can take up to 24 hours. Register now

LIVE INTERNET BIDDING

LiveAuctioneers! with a click of your mouse! Bidders from around the world now can experience the excitement of bidding live at Eden Galleries on their computers. Simply sign in at Eden-galleries.com, then register to bid live in real time in an upcoming sale. It couldn’t be easier or more convenient! No increased Buyer’s Premium! Purchases made on BidLive! are subject to the identical buyer’s premium as purchases made through the saleroom bids, telephone bids and absentee bids. There are no additional fees! Bid throughout the sale! With LiveAuctioneers, you may log in during the sale to bid on specific lots, or leave the bidding console open all day on your computer. Total convenience for a global clientele! In the past, foreign bidders often required the assistance of telephone clerks who spoke Spanish, German, French Mandarin etc., in order to execute their bids. With Liveauctioneers’ clear numeric display, foreign buyers need no longer rely on bilingual telephone clerks to place their bids. Eden Galleries does not guarantee that live Internet bidding will be uninterrupted or without error, or that Internet bids will be received.

AFTER THE AUCTION

Congratulations on your successful bidding! The next step is to pay for and pick up your purchases.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Accepted forms of payment include cash or check made payable in US dollars drawn on a US bank, unless other arrangements are made with Purchaser Accounts. Invoices greater than $5,000 require payment by certified check, bank check or wire transfer. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of auction purchases. Eden Galleries reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.

BUYER’S PREMIUM

The invoice will include the successful hammer price of the item (SINGLE LOT) and the buyer’s premium. The buyer’s premium is 25% on the first $99,999 of the hammer price,20% on the portion of the hammer price from $100,000 through $999,999; 15% on the portion of the hammer price exceeding $1,000,000. Applicable sales tax will also be added to the final total. All sales are final and subject to the Conditions of Sale.

PICK-UPS

Auction purchases should be paid for and picked up at Eden Galleries within 48 hours of the auction. Items left beyond 48 hours may be subject to a storage fee. Please note that the hours for removal of property are Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM until 4:45 PM, except on auction days during which only purchases made that day may be picked up.

SHIPPING

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Upon request, our Client Services Department will provide a list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Kindly disregard the sales tax if an I.C.C. licensed shipper will ship your purchases anywhere outside the states of Georgia.

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