The services provided by Bid13.com (hereinafter referred to as “Bid13”) includes the Bid13.com website, listings, articles, applications, and any other featured content provided by Bid13.com. Upon registration of Bid13, Visitors (someone who browses Bid13) and Members (someone with a registered account with Bid13) (hereinafter referred to as ‘Users’) agree to register to Bid13’s abandoned auction mailing list. Users are able to opt-out of Bid13’s mailing list at any time. Bid13 services are hosted and sponsored throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Before access or use of any services on Bid13, please read the ENTIRE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. By engaging in Bid13’s services, the Users declare that he/she are over eighteen (18) years of age and are otherwise capable of forming a legally binding contract, and that the Users agree to abide and be legally bound by this Agreement. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), or otherwise incapable of forming a legally binding contract, or do not agree with any part of this Agreement, PLEASE DO NOT USE BID13 SERVICES.
This Agreement is subject to change at any time. We reserve all the rights, exercisable in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add to, subtract from, or otherwise amend the terms of the Agreement. Unless otherwise stated, all changes, modifications, or other amendments shall be effective immediately when posted on Bid13.com. Also, once any additional modifications are posted by using Bid13.com, the Users agree to be bound by all relevant changes. For this reason, it is important that you review this Agreement frequently to ensure you are updated.
The Buyer/ Bidder (hereinafter referred to as the “Buyer”) is responsible for understanding the following terms. The Buyer hereby agrees to the following terms of this Agreement and accepts the fact that he/she is agreeing to a legally binding contract by placing a bid.
Upon winning an auction, the Buyer will be charged a 15% NON-REFUNDABLE BUYERS PREMIUM based on the final winning bid amount immediately after the auction closes. This is an additional fee that a winning Buyer is obligated to pay above the winning bid amount.
Unless stated otherwise in the description of the auction, there is a $200.00 refundable cash deposit. The deposits are not included in auction prices. The deposit will be fully refunded upon the unit being cleared of all items and cleaned appropriately. For clarity, Bid13 DOES NOT COLLECT THE DEPOSIT, IT IS PAID TO THE FACILITY DIRECTLY. FAILURE TO REMOVE ALL ITEMS will void the deposit and all items left will be discarded.
The Buyer also agrees unless otherwise stated on the auction detail page, that the moment the auction closes, if they do not pick up the auction unit contents winnings within 3 days (72 hours), he/she will be banned from Bid13. The Buyer will forfeit all content, be charged for the full amount of the final auction price, as well as the buyers fee.
The location of the auction unit will determine the Buyer’s fee, deposit, abandonment penalty and final auction currency required. If the auction unit is located in Canada, the buyer will receive an invoice in CAD currency. If the auction unit is located in the United States of America, the Buyer will receive an invoice in USD currency.
PROVINCIAL/ STATE SALES TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FINAL BIDDING PRICE AND/ARE INCLUDED UPON FINAL PAYMENT.
BID13 ALSO CHARGES PROVINCIAL SALES TAX (ONLY IN CANADA) IN ADDITION TO THE 15% BUYER FEE.
BIDDERS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. BID13 WILL NOT TAKE LIABILITY FOR LOSSES INCURRED IN THE PICKUP PROCESS OF THE UNIT. ALL BUYERS MUST CONTACT THE FACILITY IN ADVANCE BEFORE PICK UP. ALL LIABILITY WILL BE ON THE BUYER TO COORDINATE WITH THE FACILITY APPROPRIATLY FOR A SET PICK UP DATE AND TIME.
ALL BIDS PLACED ON BID13.COM ARE FINAL, AND CANNOT BE REVOKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
This AGREEMENT between Bid13 AND each Storage Facility auctioning abandoned units (hereinafter referred to as the “Seller”) are as follows:
BID13 IS AN EXPOSED AGENT FOR THE STORAGE FACILITY THAT IS SELLING PROPERTY LISTED FOR SALE. FURTHERMORE, BID13 IS A CHANNEL FOR CONVEYING THE SALE ONLY. The services Bid13 provides is solely for the online advertising, marketing and collection of bids, in order to make public storage auctions held at self-storage facilities more accessible to the public, while minimizing the inconvenience to the Seller.
Bid13.com will allow the Seller to post a marketing video and pictures of their abandoned storage facility units on Bid13.com for the purpose of the Seller’s marketing advertising its abandoned storage unit’s contents for public auction. For clarification, BID13 IS NOT REPRESENTING THE SELLER OR THE POTENTIAL BUYERS AND IS PROVIDING THE SERVICE OF MARKETING VIDEO CONTENT OF THE UNIT, AND SUBSEQUENTLY RECORDING THE BIDS MADE BY THOSE REGISTERED BIDDERS PARTICIPATING IN THE ONLINE AUCTION.
FOR CLARITY, BID13 IS NOT AN AUCTIONEER WEBSITE, OUR WEBSITE IS RAN AND CONSIDERED AS A DISCLOSED AGENT FOR EVERY STROAGE FACILITY THAT SIGNS UP AND USES OUR SERVICES.THE ACTUAL ACTION AND SALE ARE CONDUSCTED BY THE STORAGE FACILITIES AT THEIR FACILITY. BID13 SIMPLY JUST PROVIDES THE PLATFORM FOR THE STORAGE FACILITIES, SO THAT BIDDERS HAVE A SAFE AND RELIABLE PLACE TO GO AN BID. THIS PLATFORM PROVIDES A SMOOTHER PROCESS FOR STORAGE FACILITIES TO AUCTION AND RETRIEVE A WINNING BIDDER.
The Seller hereby ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO BE BOUND AND ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The SELLER hereby CONFIRMS:
3. ACCOUNTS/PERSONAL INFORMATION
A User’s account is identified by their Bid13 email address as the Username; solely the User is the only party authorized to use this Username. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any account information and their registered account with Bid13.com. Any taken actions, included but not limited to sales and bids made using your Bid13 account are the User’s responsibility.
INDIVIDUALS SHALL NOT MAINTAIN MULTIPLE REGISTERED ACCOUNTS OR USERNAMES WITH BID13.
When you register with Bid13, a password will need to be selected to access Bid13.com services. The User is solely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the password. The User agrees not to disclose the password to any third party and are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under the password on Bid13.com.
USERS AGREE that their personal information:
BY REGISTERING, USERS AGREE TO IMMEDIATELY UPDATE ACCOUNT REGISTRATION INFORMATION IN ORDER TO KEEP IT CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.
By registering with Bid13 you are allowing Bid13.com to use your information, and all information on Bid13 is subject to inspection. THE USER HEREBY GRANTS US A NON-EXCLUSIVE, WORLDWIDE, ROYALTY-FREE, SUB-LICENSABLE (THROUGH MULTIPLE TIERS) RIGHT TO EXERCISE THE COPYRIGHT AND PUBLICITY RIGHTS (BUT NO OTHER RIGHTS) THAT THE USER MAY HAVE IN THEIR INFORMATION, IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR USER HEREINAFTER EXISTING, WITH RESPECT TO THE USERS INFORMATION WHILE USING BID.13.COM.
The User may not use any information regarding other participants which is accessible from the website or disclosed to the User by Bid13.com except to enter into and complete transactions.
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT AND/OR PASSWORDS HAVE BEEN MISUSED OR COMPROMISED, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY.
The USER ACKNOWLEDGES that Bid13 reserves the right to:
The User shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding the User’s use of Bid13’s services and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
The User may only use Bid13 services for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. The User agrees to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations regarding use of Bid13 services and any transactions that may be conducted by means of Bid13 services.
The User may not register to use any services under a false name, or use an invalid or unauthorized credit card in connection with any Bid13 services. The User may not impersonate any other User of Bid13 services, or make use of another User’s password(s). Such activity is considered fraudulent and this kind of conduct is a violation of Provincial/State criminal laws.
ALL FRAUDULENT CONDUCT MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO BID13.COM AND MAY BE REPORTED BY BID13 TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
BY BECOMING A USER YOU ACKNOWLEDGE ANY FRAUDULENT WILL BE REPORTED; BID13 WILL COOPERATE WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENSURE THE VIOLATORS ARE PROSECUTED.
Without limiting other remedies, Bid13 may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, definitely suspend or terminate the User account and/or refuse to provide Bid13 services:
The User agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Bid13 and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, and licensors harmless from any and all claims, liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney fees) incurred by any licensor in connection with any use or alleged use of Bid13 services under the User’s password by any person, where or not authorized. Bid13 reserves the right, a its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the User, and in such case, the User agrees to cooperate with Bid13 defense of such a claim.
BID13 IN NO EVENT WILL BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF BID13 SERVICES AND BID13.COM.
IF BID13 HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE USER AGREES THAT BID13, IT’S DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO:
NOTE: SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO THAT PARTICULAR USER
6. RULES IN REFERENCE TO STORAGE UNIT ACTION
In accordance to the applicable Provincial/State lien laws, these rules outline the process of bidding on and winning contents of self-storage units being auctioned:
ADDITIONAL RULES BY SALE AND/OR FACILITY MAY BE SPECIFIED AND SHOWN ON THE AUCTION DETAIL PAGE ARE BINDING AGREEMENTS WITH BID13.COM.