How to Buy
Viewing the Catalog
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Searching the Site
You can view, search and browse current and pasta catalogs. You can search for items in a variety of categories and track price histories of similar items.
All catalogs are available online and can be viewed here.
Multiple photos are provided for each lot. All items are considered used and in average condition. Items are sold with all faults. Any condition statement that is given as a courtesy to a buyer and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Karin A. Costa 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. It is important to note that all items are sold as is and Karin A. Costa strongly suggests talking to her about the condition prior to bidding at auction.
Bidding at Auction
After the Auction
Creating an Account
First time bidders create an account at Karin A. Costa. on the Register to Bid tab.
Bidding at Auction
After viewing and assessing the items of interest and reading, understanding and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Auction, you may place a bid on the designated bidding platform. In-person and telephone bids are not accepted in Online Only auctions. Bid increments are posted in the catalog and the computer will advance your bid against any competing bid only in these increments.
Conditions of Sale
All sales are governed by our Terms and Conditions of Auction. Please fully read and understand them prior to placing any bids. When creating an account or registering to bid online, you will be prompted to agree to our Terms. Please read them for each auction as terms may change without notice. Any questions should be directed our office.
In addition to the hammer price, the buyer agrees to pay Karin A. Costa a buyer’s premium and the applicable sales tax added to the final total. The buyer’s premium for purchases made is thirteen percent (13%) of the hammer price wit a 3% discount given for cash payments.
State and local sales taxes will be added to the hammer price and buyer’s premium. Sales tax will not be assessed for items shipped out of state by a licensed shipper or those with a copy of a current resale certificate on file at Karin A. Costa.
If you successfully win an item, an invoice will be emailed to you within 24 hours. It will be sent to the email address in your registration. Please check you spam folder.
Forms of Payment
Karin A. Costa accepts PayPal for credit card purchases and cash (US currency). PayPal payments are due prior to pick up. Cash is the only form of payment accepted at the pick up.
Many items can be shipped to the buyer at the buyer's expense for handling, packing and shipping. Karin A. Costa will pack items at her discretion while others will be packed by a professional. There is a minimum shipping charge of $5.00. Jewelry, coins and other valuables will be shipped with insurance based on the total purchase price and signature required.
Pick Up/Removal of Purchases
All purchases must be removed at the buyer's expense, labor and tools during the day and time posted in the auction catalog. There are no exceptions, since we have access to the locations for a limited time.
Purchases not removed will be sold without recourse or returned to the owner. Buyer's failing to pay for and remove purchases will receive notice on the bidding platform of their failure to comply with the Terms of Auction, and may be banned from future sales.