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How To Buy

CONVERSE makes buying and shipping easy with a range of payment options and prompt in-house shipping services. Most auctions have scheduled previews at our convenient gallery location. 

Bidding by Phone

Phone bids are always accepted. To register for a phone bid, please call 610-722-9004 or email [email protected] with the desired lot numbers. A friendly Converse employee will phone you shortly before your item goes up for bidding.

Absentee Bidding

The ConverseAuctions.com site has the least expensive buyer’s premium of all bidding platforms. You can create an account on this site where you can leave bids, keep track of your watched lots and left bids, and manage all your purchases. Click here to Login into your account. OR You can call us at and tell us what you would like to leave bids on, give us your credit card information, and we will take care of it for you! And you still get the benefit of the low ConverseAuctions.com buyer’s premium. Call 610-722-9004.

Live Online Bidding

In addition to live bidding through this Converse Auctions site, online bidding is also offered through numerous other sites including LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Note: Sites other than Converse Auctions do charge a higher buyer's premium. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Payment & Pickup

Payment is required within 10 business days following the auction. Visa/Mastercard/Discover Accepted. You may call our office to provide payment information or use our online payment system. Online payment is valid for US customers only.

Sales Tax

If you are tax exempt, please provide our office with Pennsylvania Exemption Certificate and return it by email along with a copy of your license. Items being shipped out of state are not subject to sales tax.

Shipping

Converse Auctions provides in-house shipping for many items. Simply read the description of the item you are bidding on for more information. You will find shipping information in the online catalogs on individual lots. For items we are unable to ship, we provide a list of recommended third party shippers. Please contact them for shipping quotes.

Conditions of Sale

BUYER'S PREMIUM: Buyer's premium for bidding on the floor, through a left bid or through the telephone is 23%. Buyer's premium through the CONVERSE app or through our web site is 23%. Buyer's premium using any 3rd party web site (i.e. LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, etc.) is 25%. Buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of all items. PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR INVOICE NUMBER ON ALL PAYMENTS. DEPOSITS: Deposits may be required for some bidders and may be paid via credit card before the start of the auction. By providing CONVERSE with your credit card information you agree that CONVERSE is authorized to charge you a deposit during the auction for items you have already won. By leaving a credit card you are authorizing CONVERSE to charge the full price of any items you have won, plus the buyer's premium and any shipping fees. PAYMENT: Full payment, including the buyer's premium must be received within seven (7) business days after the auction. See auction description for the exact date. The following forms of payment are acceptable: cash, wire transfer, bank check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover). Payments must be made in full for all items bought in the auction, or any other CONVERSE auction, before the items may be removed from our possession. CONVERSE reserves the right to clear all payments before releasing your items. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Credit card payments can be made by calling 610-722-9004 or emailing the cardholder's name, card number, expiration date, security code & billing address to: [email protected] WIRE TRANSFERS: There is a $25 US dollar service fee for sending wire transfers. Bank information will be provided upon request. BANK CHECK PAYMENTS: Checks can be mailed to: Converse Auctions, P.O. Box 1325, Paoli, PA 19301.  Bidders using the Invaluable platform or LiveAuctioneers may pay online. All bidders who do not contact us to arrange payment 3 business days after the auction may have their credit card charged without notice. All credit card charges are final and may not be disputed. Disputing credit card charges will put buyers in violation of this agreement and will subject them to legal fees, punitive damages, etc. If an invoice is not paid in full 30 days after the auction, all deposits will be forfeit. ALL SALES ARE FINAL: All sales are final. Since all sales are final, credit card chargebacks are not allowed. By agreeing to these terms, you are also agreeing not to reverse any credit card charges. This agreement supersedes any agreement customers may have with their bank or any other financial institution, including but not limited to credit card companies. We do not accept returns. Any items returned without prior written authorization will be considered abandoned and will become the property of CONVERSE. CONDITION REPORTS AND DESCRIPTIONS: Written and oral descriptions are only our opinion, and should not be construed as fact, and do not guarantee authenticity, age, condition, material, etc. CONVERSE is not responsible or liable for the correctness or completeness of the catalog descriptions, and we do not scientifically test woods, precious metals, ceramics or any other material for age, species etc. It is always in the best interest of prospective bidders to examine items of interest before the sale. If you doubt the authenticity of something, we recommend you not bid, as failure to pay for winning lots will expose you to legal action. Absence of a condition report does not imply that the item is without defect or damage. You are welcome to call 610-722-9004 or email [email protected] for a condition report. SHIPPING: CONVERSE is able to pack and ship most items. Please see the item description. We are not able to insure any shipments. If you would like your items shipped by another shipper, please contact [email protected] for a list of preferred shippers. ITEM PICKUP: Our showroom is usually open for item pick up the first three business days after the auction, 10 AM EST - 4 PM EST. Calling to set up a pickup day and time is recommended: 610-722-9004. For Pickup address, See individual auction descriptions. Any item not removed after 15 days will be subject to a storage fee. Any item not removed after 30 days will be considered abandoned and will become property of CONVERSE. YOUR BID IS A CONTRACT: By placing a bid, you enter a legal contract guaranteeing your full payment in the time described. Late payments will be subject to additional fees. Failure to pay will result in legal action and you will be held liable for complete payment and any additional legal fees, expenses, possible punitive damages, etc. PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL By signing up for this auction you are consenting to receive promotional material from CONVERSE, including but not limited to, mailers and email. AUCTION DESCRIPTION: Any information listed in the auction description supersedes the terms in this agreement when noted. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: All content, descriptions, images and information listed in this auction and related to this auction is copyrighted to Converse Auctions and may not be reproduced or discussed without written permission.