|WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SWANN ONLINE-ONLY SALE AND A REGULAR SWANN SALE?|
|The same Terms & Conditions apply and the process of bidding is very similar, but in an online-only auction, the computer processes all bids automatically.|
|IF I AM A REGULAR SWANN BUYER, DO I HAVE TO REGISTER TO BID?|
|If you have previously registered through our Web site, use the same login and password; otherwise, you must register though our Web site.|
|IS THERE AN INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES AVAILABLE?|
|A printable, non-interactive list is available by clicking the "View Index" link.|
|CAN I EXAMINE THE ITEMS?|
|There is no public exhibition; we would, however, be pleased to answer specific questions and send scans.|
|DO I HAVE TO BID BY COMPUTER?|
|Only bids placed through our Web site will be accepted.|
|WHAT ARE THE BID INCREMENTS AND MINIMUM BID?|
|The bid increment is $5, regardless of the current bid amount. Note that the minimum bid for each lot is one-half of the low estimate.|
|HOW DO I BID?|
|Click the "Bid" button located either above the lot description in the catalog listing page or below the description in the full catalog page. Submit a bid by entering a bid amount in the "Enter Bid" box. If you wish to have the site execute further bids on your behalf, enter a maximum bid amount in the "And Bid On My Behalf Up To" box. Bids placed in the "Enter Bid" box are executed immediately upon confirmation. Bids placed in the "And Bid On My Behalf Up To" box will be executed as necessary up to your maximum in competition with other bidders. Please note that successful bidders must also pay the 20% buyers premium. |
For example, suppose you were to place a bid of $100 and a maximum bid of $300 on an item with an estimate of $200-$300. If there were no other competing bids, your $100 bid (the minimum in the example) would be automatically executed on your behalf, and the bidding screen would indicate that the highest bid is with you. If a competing bid is received that is less than your maximum ($300 in the example), then a higher bid would be executed automatically on your behalf, up to your maximum. If a competing bid exceeds your maximum, you will be notified via e-mail and invited to increase your bid.
|WHAT IS THE 10-MINUTE RULE?|
|At the appointed time and date (5PM on Tuesday, February 1, 2011) lots on which no bid has been received in the previous 10 minutes will be closed, and successful bidders for those lots will be notified. Continued bidding will be permitted on each remaining lot ("Extended Bidding") until 10 minutes have elapsed without a bid. The sale ends at midnight or when all lots have closed whichever is earliest.|
|WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SALE? |
|You will be notified by email, indicating your successful bid(s). A final invoice, including shipping costs via UPS, will be postal mailed to you shortly thereafter.|
Payment is by cash, check or bank transfer.
As soon as your payment has cleared, the item(s) will be sent to you via the method indicated.