Auction Rules

To register for our Internet & Phone Auctions, please read the rules below and click the link at the bottom or top of the page. Please note that by filling out the registration form you are accepting all the terms listed below. By placing a bid in this sale, you acknowledge and agree that you are bound by these Auction Procedures and Conditions of Sale.

If you have already registered for Candiman Auctions, you do NOT need to register again. If you already logged in and are trying to place a bid, please scroll to the bottom of the page and check the box and then your bid will be placed. If you forgot your Username/Bidder # or Password you can click on "Lost Password" and/or “Bidder ID”, email us at info@candimanauctions.com, or call our offices at (334) 790-2145.

1. Registration: If you are not a registered Candiman Auctions Bidder you must register online at www.candimanauctions.com or call (334) 790-2145 to obtain your bidder information. You do not have to register again if you have bid with Candiman Auctions in our past auctions. If you do not recall your user information you can obtain this information by clicking on "Lost Password" located on all pages of the auction site or call us at (334) 790-2145 if you continue to have difficulty.

2. Bidding: Bidding begins immediately upon the launch of the auction on our web site. All initial bids must be placed before 9:00 PM, EST on the auction closing date. To bid on a lot after 9:00 PM, EST you must have placed a bid on any lot in the auction prior to 9:00 PM, EST. If you are outbid, you will be notified by email (please be sure your settings are set to receive outbid notices). In the event that two bids of the same increment are placed on an item, the first bid will be honored. No retractions of bids are permitted. Once a bid has been placed, it may not be retracted. Bidding may occur in any of the following ways:

a) Online Bidding: Online bidding for registered users who have obtained a User ID and Password is available 24 hours a day. Beginning at 9:00 PM, EST on the auction closing date bidding will be extended in accordance with the terms of the "15-Minute Rule" with all items ending at the same time. After 9:00 PM, EST bidding will continue until no lots within the entire auction receive even a single bid for a period of approximately 15 minutes at which time the auction will officially close.

b) Telephone Bidding: Telephone bids will be accepted between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, EST, Monday through Friday at (334) 790-2145, except for the auction closing date when bidding will continue until 9:00 PM, EST and then for an indeterminate period in accordance with the "15-Minute Rule." The auction will close once no bids are received either online or by telephone for a period of approximately 15 minutes at which time we will stop answering the phone.

c) 15 Minute Rule Definition: The 15 minute rule means that starting at 9:00 PM, EST on the last day of the auction, the auction will close at 9:00 PM, EST as long as no bids are placed on any auction item within a 15 minute span. If no bids are placed during that 15 minute span of time on any auction items, the entire auction will close. If however a bid is placed within that time span on any auction item, the entire auction will stay open for another 15 minutes. This process will stay in effect until no bids are placed within a 15 minute time span on any auction item. To bid on a lot after 9:00 PM, EST you must have placed a bid on any lot in the auction prior to 9:00 PM, EST. No retractions of bids are permitted. Please note: Based on experience we expect the auction to continue past 2:00am EST. Should the auction continue past 2:00 am EST and bids have slowed to a trickle there will be no public warning as to exactly when the auction will close.

3. Buyer’s Premium: The bid amounts placed in this sale at www.candimanauctions.com are also referred to as the hammer prices. A Buyer’s Premium will be added to the winning bid or hammer price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price. The Buyer’s Premium for the auction will be 20% if payment is made by credit card. If payment is made by cashier’s check, money order, or personal check this will be discounted by 2.5% for a total Buyer’s Premium of 17.5%. Orders paid by personal checks will be held for 5 business days. For faster delivery please pay by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Candiman Auctions does NOT accept PayPal.

4. Minimum Bids and Reserves: Each and every lot within the auction does have a minimum bid designated. A very few of the lots in the auction have a reserve price (please note the vast majority of the lots within the auction do not have a reserve price) A reserve price is the confidential minimum price that a consignor will accept before they will sell the material. This means that a bid of equal or greater than the confidential reserve must be placed for a successful bid to be accepted on that lot. Candiman Auctions may implement this reserve by bidding on behalf of the consignor and may place a bid up to the amount of the reserve, by placing successive bids if necessary. In the limited instances where Candiman Auctions has a financial interest in a lot beyond our commission we may place a bid to protect our financial interest. Reserves when in place will be pre-determined and set within the auction software prior to the start of the auction. Again, please note the vast majority of the lots in every auction will be offered without a confidential reserve in place. For all items in the auction (unless an item is withdrawn during the auction without a reserve they will be sold to the highest bidder at or above the minimum bid.

5. Bid Increments: Items will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids can be no lower than the minimum bid listed. The current high bid must be raised by a 20% increment from $1.00- $50.00, from $51.00- $100.00 the percentage increment is 15%, from $101.00-$10,000 the percentage increment is 10%, and from $10,001+ the percentage increment is 5%. Candiman Auctions reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Candiman Auctions record of final sale shall be conclusive.

6. "Up To" or "Limit Bids”: A bidder is allowed to place an “up to”, “limit” or “maximum bid” which is the price generally set by the bidder which he/she is willing to spend for a lot. When you are placing such an “up to”, “limit bid” or “maximum” bid, you are instructing Candiman Auctions to competitively bid on your behalf up to (but not over) a specific “up to”, “limit bid” or “maximum bid” limit set by the bidder. These bids must be calculated in 10% increments in order to ensure other bidders are not being out-bid by less than 10%. These “up to”, “limit” bids or “maximum” bids are not known to Candiman Auctions when such bids are placed online. The software will automatically increase a bid within seconds of a top bid when an “up to” or “maximum” bid is in effect as authorized by the bidder, while at the same time allowing the bidder to purchase the lot for the lowest possible price under the bidder’s maximum bid. Nevertheless, all bids must comply with the “minimum” bid rule. For online “up to”, “limit” or “maximum” bids, our auction software provider has turned off Candiman Auctions ability to see your “up to”, “limit” or “maximum” bid. Thus, your maximum bid placed online will not be known to Candiman Auctions in order to hold the auction process to the highest industry standards for both bidders and consignors. “Up to”, “limit” or “maximum” bids can also be placed by calling Candiman Auctions at (334) 790-2145. In this case you will be informing and authorizing Candiman Auctions to place a bid up to the maximum bid on your behalf. Bid with confidence. Our auction software provider has turned off, at our request, our ability to see your proxy/ceiling bids. Your maximum bid placed online will never be known or seen by us in order to hold our auction process to the highest industry standards, for both bidders and consignors protection.

7. Item Information: All population figures come from the current PSA or SGC Online Population Report. All lots and descriptions are available for viewing at www.candimanauctions.com or by contacting us at info@candimanauctions.com. We strongly encourage bidders to take advantage of these services as there are no returns. Please do not wait until the final day of the auction to preview the lots as verbal descriptions will not be available on the final day.

8. Payment: Invoices will be sent to all winning bidders within 3 business days after the auction by e-mail. Hard copy invoices will only be sent to those customers who request them and will contain all of your auction totals, including the items you won, shipping and insurance costs and tax if applicable. A copy of the payment instructions will also be enclosed with your invoice. Any bidder who has not paid in full without having made prior arrangements for late payment will have future bidding privileges revoked. Invoices are payable upon receipt with payment due no later than two weeks from date of invoice.

Payments may be made by cashier’s check, money order, personal check, or credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover credit card payments for invoices $5,000 or less. Items paid by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card will be shipped immediately. Personal checks will be held for 7-10 business days before merchandise is approved for shipment. Any returned checks will incur a $30.00 fee.

In the event of a Late/Non-Payment, the bidder agrees to pay all of the auctioneer's reasonable attorney's fees and costs involved in collection of funds, plus 1.5% interest per month on any unpaid balance, starting from the original due date until the date that all funds have been collected. The jurisdiction for any litigation shall be in the State of Alabama, or the Federal District Court of Alabama at the discretion of the auctioneer. Each of the terms in the auction rules are distinct and separate. If a winning bidder does not honor his or her bid with payment in full per the auction rules, then it is agreed that Candiman Auctions at its sole discretion can sell the given item(s) to the under bidder or re offer the items in a future auction, and that the original winning bidder is responsible for any losses incurred or service charges involved in the sale of the said item(s) and that the non-paying winning bidder explicitly agrees to pay any and all costs of collection, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees incurred by Candiman Auctions in the collection of these losses and/or service charges from the non-paying winning bidder.

9. Shipping: Costs for packaging, shipping and insurance will be added to all invoices. Absolutely NO lots will be shipped until full payment is received. PLEASE NOTE: All invoices greater than $1,000.00 MUST be shipped via FedEx to a physical address with an adult signature requirement for insurance purposes. Items will be shipped as soon as possible after the payment has cleared. Most items are sent FedEx with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation. Extremely large or heavy items may require special shipping arrangements. If you are interested in bidding on an oversized item, we suggest calling before bidding to determine the approximate shipping cost.

10. Taxes and Fees: Shipments made to Alabama will be charged appropriate local sales tax unless the bidder has provided to Candiman Auctions a current and valid Alabama tax exempt resale certificate. Certain countries, regions, states, or municipalities may charge taxes or fees to buyers living in their jurisdiction. Please familiarize yourself with these and how they will affect your purchase prior to bidding.

11. Grading: Grading is subjective. We make every attempt to point out relevant flaws and we provide large photographs online. We do not guarantee that our grades will conform to the standards of 3rd party authenticators (TPA's). Furthermore, we are not bound by the opinions of any authenticators, grading services, or "experts". All measurements given in the descriptions are approximate. 

12. Returns: Returns of graded cards are not allowed. We will make every effort by the above means to describe as accurately as possible any graded card in the auction for you. The emphasis, therefore, is on the bidder to ensure that the lots are satisfactory and are not returned. If for some reason an ungraded card we haven't identified as altered is submitted for grading and comes back as such the buyer will be entitled to a return of the item and a full refund will be given.

13. Authenticity: Candiman Auctions takes extreme pride in the authentication of the material offered within our auctions. All items are sold as 100% genuine and every effort has been made to ensure the authenticity of each item in our auction. In many instances we use reputable third party authentication. While we as a firm perform due diligence in order to maintain the integrity of our auctions, we encourage bidders to use every resource available to them to draw their own conclusions. As a firm we will make every effort to help in the process. Because of our efforts to ensure the authenticity of the items within the auction as well as the opportunity we offer bidders to confirm our findings, it is our policy that all sales will be considered final. An exception to this would be in a case where an ungraded card we haven't identified as altered is submitted for grading and comes back as such. In such a case the buyer will be entitled to a return of the item and a full refund will be given.

14. Acceptance of Terms: Placing a bid constitutes acceptance of the above terms. Candiman Auctions reserves the right to reject any and all bids from any bidder.

LAWS These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama. User and this Auction Site agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Alabama. If any provision(s) of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. This Auction Site's failure to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by this Auction Site in writing. User and this Auction Site agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this Service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. The section titles in these Terms of Service are provided for reference purposes only and have no legal or contractual significance

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE Candiman Auctions provides its users with an Internet auction service for the purpose of buying and selling personal property. Users agree to provide certain current, complete, and accurate information about themselves and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. All information requested on original sign up shall be referred to as registration data ("Registration Data"). Furthermore, user grants this Auction Site the right to disclose to third parties certain Registration Data about User and Service membership in the aggregate; however, such disclosures will exclude user's name, mailing address, email address, account and phone number, unless: (1) User expressly directs this Auction Site to disclose such information, or (2) this Auction Site is required to disclose such information by any applicable law or legal process served on this Auction Site.

MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS OF SERVICE This Auction Site may change these Terms of Service from time to time. Users will be notified by email of any change in these Terms of Service. User's continued use of the Service constitutes both: (1) their acknowledgment of these Terms of Service and any modifications; and (2) User's agreement to abide and be bound by these Terms of Service and modifications.

MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE This Auction Site reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to user. This Auction Site shall not be liable to users or any third party should this Auction Site exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service.

TERMINATION Should user object to any of these Terms of Service or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, user's only recourse is to: (1) discontinue use of the Service; (2) terminate Service membership; and (3) notify Candiman Auctions of termination.

USER ELIGIBILITY Our services are available exclusively to individuals able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. Furthermore, this Auction Site reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason whatsoever.

REGISTRATION & ACCOUNT SECURITY Users agree to provide true and accurate information about themselves in the registration form. If any information provided by user is incomplete or inaccurate, this Auction Site retains the right to terminate user's membership and rights to use the Service. As part of their registration, users will receive a User ID and Password. Users are encouraged to keep their User ID and Passwords private because the foregoing data is the only information needed for purchasing power. Users are responsible for the confidentiality of their User ID and Password as well as for any and all activities that occur under their user ID and password-protected account. User agrees to immediately notify this Auction Site of any unauthorized use of their User ID or Password or any other breach of security known to user.

USER CONDUCT User is solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions through the Service. Use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems are prohibited. This Auction Site may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should user's conduct fail to conform to these Terms of Service and User Agreement.

OTHER LIMITATIONS This Auction Site retains the right, at our sole discretion, to determine whether or not a user's conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of this Agreement. This Auction Site reserves the right to terminate service if a user's conduct is found to be inconsistent with these Terms of Service and User Agreement.

BIDDING AND BUYING Candiman Auctions has the right to establish general practices and limits concerning users' bidding privileges and procedures. A user who has entered the highest accepted bid at the end of an auction is obligated to complete the transaction. Once entered, bids are NOT retractable. This Auction Site and its host are not responsible for bids not being processed or not being accepted due to technical difficulties. Moreover, bid manipulation of any kind is expressly forbidden. A seller is prohibited from placing bids or arranging to have bids placed on behalf of seller, seller's agent or assigns. No shill bidding is allowed. Buyers are prohibited from communicating with each other with the purpose of manipulating the final purchase price of an item. Please note that it is a violation of law to make bids in a false name or with an invalid payment method, even if our software initially accepts such a bid. Be aware that even if you do not give us your real name, your web browser transmits a unique Internet address to us, which can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Do not test our auctions with false bids. This puts you at substantial personal legal risk. Fraudulent bidders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Currently, both the FBI and the US Secret Service are responsible for investigating all Internet fraud cases.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE As operated by Candiman Auctions, this auction service is provided to you under the foregoing Terms of Service and any operating rules or policies that may be published by this Auction Site. The Terms of Service comprise the entire agreement between Member and this Auction Site and supersede all prior agreements between the parties, regarding the subject matter contained herein. By participating in the registration process, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by all of these Terms of Service.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS" AND & "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THIS AUCTION SITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. CANDIMAN AUCTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES CANDIMAN AUCTIONS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. CANDIMAN AUCTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM CANDIMAN AUCTIONS OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CANDIMAN AUCTIONS OR ITS HOST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASE OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF MEMBER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF CANDIMAN AUCTIONS OR ITS HOST HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INDEMNIFICATION User agrees to indemnify and hold Candiman Auctions, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, and likewise the host, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of their use of the Service, a breach of this User Agreement, or the infringement by user, or other user of the Service using registered user's computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.