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How do I sign up to bid in an auction?

Click the Home Page link to register and/or bid on the Auction Zip platform.

How do auctions work?

Auctions are conducted live, on-line only with pre and max bidding. Live auction date and time will be listed for each auction. On that date and time, each lot will be opened for bidding and closed manually, in lot order. Once bidding for each item ends, the bidder with the highest bid will win each item.

What is the Bid Progression?

The bid progression is the next minimum amount required to bid on an item. This amount will increase in denomination as the bid goes higher. $2 increments (each bid) up to $50, $5 increments up to $100, $10 increments up to $500, $25 increments up to $1000, $50 increments to $2000, $100 increments from there.  You will see the next required bid amount as each item progresses in the bidding process, so you will always know before you bid.

What is Max Bidding?

Max bidding allows you to enter a private maximum bid so you don’t have to manually bid on an item, you don’t have to attend the live auction. Instead of inputting a straight bid, you would input a maximum bid before bidding on that item begins, this is the most you are willing to pay for that item. In your absence, the system will bid for you, up to your maximum bid. If no one else bids higher, you have won that item. You may even get the item for less than your maximum bid. Do this on any of the auction items.

What is the Buyer’s Premium?

Buyer’s premium is an additional percentage added to the hammer price by the auction company. Typically, between 10 & 30 percent. We add 15 percent buyer’s premium for all winning bids. Buyer’s premium will be added to the final hammer price along with applicable Ohio sales tax. 

What do I do if I am tax exempt?

Tax exempt bidders should submit a copy of Vendor’s License and current Blanket Exemption form before end of auction. Once on file, you are good for a calendar year.  Vendors License and form can be submitted by e-mail . If vendors license is not provided before auction end, tax will be charged for that sale. No sharing of Vendors License is permitted. a2bvintage@gmail.com

How can I pay for my items?

Payment can be made electronically via Auction Zip invoice. Invoice will be sent by Auction Zip to the buyer’s registered email. A2B Vintage does not collect or store any payment information. No other payment types accepted at this time.

When is payment due?

Payment is due within 7 days of invoice date.

Are items guaranteed?

ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, with no guarantees implied or promised.

We care very much about creating clear and honest listings and will always list defects and/or damage that we are aware of. However, we cannot guarantee the on-going working condition of electronic or motorized items. Or the longevity of all other items as this is greatly affected by their age, handling or use. Buyer is taking that risk, especially with vintage and antique items. If a problem arises with an item purchased with us, please contact us and we will work to resolve any issues within our power.

How, when & where will I get my items?

All small to medium sized items will be packed and shipped in house. Buyer pays all shipping charges.

Packing and shipping of larger items is the responsibility of the buyer. If there are no shipping costs included on your invoice, you are responsible to arrange for pick-up, packing, shipping and all shipping costs directly to shipper. Items are also available by appointment for local curbside pick-up at our auction Hall located at 950 Erie Rd, Eastlake Ohio 44095. We do not have regular business hours outside of pick-up times. Buyer must bring their own boxes and packing material, we do not supply this.

For quote and to arrange for pick-up, packing and shipping: All dimensions and weight are in each item listing.

The UPS Store – Mike 1-440-943-5544, store0357@theupsstore.com

Furniture – Craters and Freighters at 888-272-8311 renee.dublo@cratersandfreighters.com

Any questions, please call us at 440-796-5770.

A2B Vintage will not be responsible for items once picked-up by a shipping carrier.

What happens if I don’t pay for my items?

First, you cannot pick them up. We have no interest in forcing you to pay for your purchases. You are responsible to pay your invoice or to let us know as soon as possible that you will not be completing the transaction. If you do not pay for your auction items and we do not hear from you within 14 days of invoice date, you will be blocked from bidding in future auctions. We like you and don’t ever want to do this… so please, communication is very helpful and appreciated.

What happens if I pay for my items but don’t pick them up during the specified dates/times?

Again, communication is the cure for all issues, really. If you let us know, then we can work with you in most cases. If we don’t hear from you within 14 days of the auction close, your payment will be forfeited, and your items will be resold. Again, we like you, so please contact us to discuss a solution.

We do not have the space to store your items. No lodging of your items is available, so please make arrangements for a timely pick-up. If you do, we will like you even more…

Do you take consignments?

A2B Vintage does not accept consignments.  

Do you buy items?

Your best buyer is someone who will use your items in their own home. These buyers do not have to re-sell so they can pay more. We always recommend this option, first.

ITEMS WE PURCHASE: Some collectable toy, coin, stamp & other collections, fine jewelry, cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles, etc…  

ITEMS WE DO NOT PURCHASE: Household items including furniture, electronics, TVs or office equipment, office furniture, exercise equipment, patio furniture, yard equipment, general household items including lamps, glassware, dishes, small appliances, wall art, yard tools. We do not purchase boats, storage units or run-offs. If you’re not sure, give us a call.

Please note, we generally will not purchase single items as the cost to move one piece can quickly eat up the value.