Terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions




Terms & Conditions


Terms & Conditions may update from time to time without prior notice to you.

It is your responsibility to read and accept Online Bids Auction House’s terms and conditions before registration and placing a bid.  By accepting the Terms & Conditions, you are entering a legal and binding agreement with Online Bids Auction House.

Items are sold as described, “as-is, where-is” with no warranties no guarantee implied. Please read descriptions carefully.  All descriptions are believed to be accurate but are not a warranty.  We make every attempt to ensure that all photographs & descriptions are accurate.  It is the bidder’s responsibility to have carefully read the description of the respective item before making their bid.

Prior to placing a bid on an item, the website requires you to register with your username and password.  All bidders must be of legal age to register and bid. Making bids with false information or with stolen credit card information is prohibited and illegal. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your own account and password.  You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password.  We have no access to your credit card information.

Once you place your bid on any item you are under a contract with Online Bids Auction House to honour the bid if you win and make full payment. Your final payment will include winning bid + Buyer’s Premium + Sales Tax.

Payment can be made at in your profile through PayPal or by credit card using Stripe.  If an online option is not available to you contact Online Bids Auction House directly within 2 business days of the auction ending date.  During an auction your bid amount can be increased but cannot be decreased.

All prices are in Canadian dollars.  Your bid amount does not include Nova Scotia HST and Buyer’s Premium.

A Buyer’s Premium of 15% will be added to all winning bids. The Buyer’s Premium is a standard fee charged by auction companies.

An HST amount of 15% will be added in your total.

A proxy bid can be placed.  This is where you place a bid and the auction software keeps incrementally bidding against other bidders until it reaches the proxy bid you placed. This is the highest bid you are willing to pay. HST and Buyer’s Premium are not included in your highest proxy Bid.  It’s recommended that bidders put in their maximum bid when placing a bid online. This does not necessarily mean you will have to pay the amount of your maximum bid. You only pay one bid more than the next highest bid, and only up to your maximum bid.

Bids will increase by $1.00 amounts and the software will not accept cents in a bid.  For example, $5.00 will be accepted whereas $5.35 will be denied.

A soft close or auction extension will occur if a Buyer enters a bid during the last 1 minute of the auction, the ending time of the auction will automatically be extended by 1 minute until one bidder remains and the time runs out.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to check the status of their bids throughout the auction.  Bidding must take place from your online account.

You will receive an email when the auction closes confirming you are the winning bidder.

When the auction ends, log into your profile, click on Auctions Won, choose PayPal or Stripe (credit card) button on the right-hand side and proceed with payment.  If PayPal nor credit card are payment options for you please contact Online Bids Auction House for payment options.

Payment Type: MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, PayPal, e-transfer.

All auction items will be picked up at Chester Shore Mall Unit 110 4115 Hwy 3 Chester, NS unless otherwise specified in the auction details.

Auction items must be paid for and picked-up within 3 calendar days of the auction closing date.  Failure to do so will result in the Bidder being blocked from bidding in the future and items being forfeited to Online Bids Auction House to be relisted with no reimbursement to the forfeited bidder.

Please do not bid if you are unable to pick up or make arrangements for pick up.  The Buyer is responsible for pickup of items at the location specified on the listing.   Arrive prepared especially when purchasing heavy and bulk items, bring necessary tools and packing supplies.  All items must be loaded by the Buyer.  Failure to pick up items after 3 calendar days will be considered abandoned items and placed back into auction. We do not have the extra space to store items. Refunds will not be issued for abandoned items.  If required, delivery may be arranged at an additional fee.  Items and delivery charge must be paid in full before delivery.  Any damages caused to the property by the Buyer or agents acting on behalf of the Buyer during removal of any items, will be billed to the Buyer.

The auction listings may be subject to deletions at any time throughout the auction process. In the event that Online Bids Auction House is unable to deliver any awarded items as a result of theft, damage, or for any reason whatsoever, their sole liability shall be the return of any monies paid for these items.

If an item(s) goes missing or becomes damaged a refund will be granted on that specific item.  No additional costs or expenses whether direct or indirect can be claimed for that item. All additional items must be paid for. 

In the event of an outage that affects bidding at any time, Online Bids Auction House at their own discretion can extend the entire auction – open and closed items- for a period of 24 hours from the original closing time.

An item can only be returned for refund if it is broken or missing parts that weren’t indicated in the listing description or the item won is not the item that was represented in the listing.  If  an item is eligible for return it will be up to Online Bids Auction House to determine this and the item must be returned within 2 business days after it is pickup.  All items are considered "as-is" "no warranty".

The Buyer waives any claims for liability against either Online Bids Auction House, its related organizations or the consignor of the item or service, any liability resulting from the utilization of the property, services or items sold or from failure of the goods to match the provided description. Online Bids Auction House and their employees are not liable for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur on the premises or the use of any item purchased.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Online Bids Auction House or its affiliates, directors, employees, suppliers or its third-party licensors, be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacements costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort including negligence, strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using this service, or for any claim related in any way to your use of the services or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damages of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the services or any content posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service even in advised of their possibility. 

Failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its or their reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failure, computer/software failure, telecommunications failure, other equipment failure, electrical failure, strikes, fire, flood, storms, explosions, acts of God or non-performance of third parties.  Using our service does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights.