1.1 Pursuant to these 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee Terms and Conditions, a Business Day(s) means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday or bank holiday in the Australian State where the auction takes place.
1.2 All Items which are sold or purchased via Pickles are subject to Pickles’ standard terms & conditions which can be accessed at www.pickles.com.au or are available from Pickles on request (the Standard Terms & Conditions).
1.3 These 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee Terms & Conditions (the 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions) shall be deemed to incorporate and shall form part of the Standard Terms & Conditions and defined words and expressions used in the 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions shall have the same meaning as provided for in the Standard Terms & Conditions.
1.4 The 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions set out the terms and conditions which are applicable to Pickles’ 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee and in consideration of the agreement set out in this document, Pickles and any Buyer who purchases the 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee from Pickles when purchasing an Item via Pickles, agree to be bound by the 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions.
2. 7 DAY BUY BACK GUARANTEE PROTECTION
2.1 Where Pickles has offered to provide a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee in respect of any Item offered for sale via it and the Buyer has elected to purchase a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee for that Item prior to completion of purchase, plus the Buyer has purchased the Item established by Pickles having received clear funds, then during the returns period which ceases at 5:00pm on 5 Business Days from (and including) the date of auction (the Returns Period) the Buyer shall have the option to return that Item to Pickles for convenience and without reason. Should the Buyer elect to do so then subject to these 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions, Pickles will purchase that Item from the Buyer at the purchase price originally paid by the Buyer as well as refunding the Buyer any Buyer’s Administration Fee.
2.2 The 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee can be purchased from Pickles for the monetary sum as set by Pickles from time to time. Pickles reserves the right to amend the price payable for the 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee at its sole discretion from time to time.
2.3 Pickles shall not be liable for any traffic, parking, toll or other statutory or regulatory violation arising or incurred whilst the Item is in the possession of the Buyer.
2.4 The Items to which the 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee shall be available with is at the discretion of Pickles and may be amended from time to time at Pickles’ sole discretion.
2.5 The 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee and the 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions are in addition to the Buyer’s consumer law rights and in no way limit, diminish or alter the Buyer’s legal rights.
3. RETURNS PROCEDURE
3.1 In the event that a Buyer wishes to return to Pickles an Item which it purchased with the benefit of a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee then it must inform Pickles of that decision by no later than 5.00pm on the final day of the Returns Period by attending in person at Pickles’ Reception desk to confirm intent as well as having the Item available for delivery into the relevant Pickles gate and having completed the returns document (provided by Pickles upon attendance at Pickles’ premises or electronically if purchased via simulcast at the time of the Buyer’s request).
3.2 A Buyer shall have no right to return an Item to Pickles and Pickles shall have no obligation to purchase an Item from a Buyer if the Buyer fails to notify Pickles of its decision to return the Item in accordance with Clause 3.1 and/or thereafter fails to return that Item as directed by Pickles.
3.3 A Buyer shall only be entitled to return an Item to Pickles and Pickles shall only be obliged to accept that return where all of the following conditions have been met:
(a) the Buyer must have purchased an Item evidenced by Pickles having receipted clear funds;
(b) the Buyer must have purchased a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee from Pickles for the subject Item;
(c) the Buyer must have notified Pickles of its decision to return the Item in accordance with Clause 3.1;
(d) the Item must be returned to Pickles in the same condition that it was in at the date of sale and the Buyer agrees that Pickles’ records will be treated as the definitive record of the Item’s condition at that time including kilometres travelled, inclusions and accessories. For the avoidance of any doubt the Item must not be altered in any way from the condition it was in at the time of sale including but not limited to any aesthetic, structural or mechanical change. This includes any removal, modification or addition to the Item;
(e) the kilometres travelled by the Item from the date of sale to the date of its return to Pickles in accordance with Clause 3.1 must not be more than 300 kilometres and the Buyer agrees that Pickles’ records will be treated as the definitive record of the Item’s kilometres at that time;
(f) the Buyer represents and warrants it holds full un-encumbered and unsecured title to the Item at the time of its return to Pickles and since the date of the applicable sale has not sold the Item to any third party nor used the Item as security for any loan, arrangement, finance or similar event;
(g) the Buyer asserts the Item was not used for any illegal activity, or race, contest or performance test of any kind;
(h) (where appropriate) the Buyer must provide to Pickles all documentation necessary to effect a transfer of ownership of the Item in question from it to Pickles; and
(i) the Buyer must not (in the reasonable opinion of Pickles) be guilty of any conduct of the type as detailed in Clause 6.
4. SALE AND PURCHASE
4.1 Ownership of any Item which is to be returned by a Buyer under these 7 Day Buy Back Terms & Conditions and risk of loss or damage occurring to the Item shall remain with the Buyer until the time at which that Item is returned to Pickles in accordance with Clause 3.1 at which point, risk of loss or damage occurring to the Item shall pass from the Buyer to Pickles. Pickles shall not be obliged to accept the return of any Item which may be lost, stolen or damaged during the period between the date on which the Buyer informs Pickles under Clause 3.1 that it wishes to return the Item and the date on which the Buyer actually returns the Item to Pickles in accordance with Clause 3.1.
4.2 Once an Item has been returned to Pickles in accordance with Clause 3.1 then as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter Pickles will inspect the Item and undertake such searches as may be necessary to confirm that all of the conditions set out in Clause 3.3 have been met. If Pickles is satisfied that those conditions:
(a) have been met, then it shall inform the Buyer of that and within 3 business days thereafter shall pay to the Buyer in consideration for the transfer of ownership of that Item from the Buyer to Pickles under Clause 4.1 the purchase price and Buyer’s Administration Fee paid by the Buyer for that Item. For the avoidance of doubt, the purchase price and Buyer’s Administration Fee are the only amounts which are payable by Pickles to the Buyer in consideration for such sale and the Buyer shall not be entitled to also receive from Pickles any costs of transportation, on-road costs including permits, registration charges, taxes, duties, government charges, any infringement, penalty, fine, toll or other charge or any refund of the price paid by the Buyer for its 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee, which may have been made by the Buyer to Pickles or any other party including any Government authority on any account in connection with the purchase or use of the subject Item; or
(b) have not been met, then it shall inform the Buyer of that and at that point, risk of loss or damage occurring to that Item shall pass back from Pickles to the Buyer (and from that point Pickles accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to the Item whilst left on its premises) and the Buyer shall at its own expense within 1 day of being notified by Pickles collect that Item from Pickles during the usual opening hours of the premises where that Item is being stored. If the Buyer fails to collect the Item from Pickles within the time period required under this Clause 4.2(b) then at any time thereafter Pickles may dispose of the Item on behalf of the Buyer in any manner as Pickles at its discretion sees fit and the Buyer irrevocably authorises Pickles to do so (and should Pickles elect to dispose of the Item by way of a sale on behalf of the Buyer then the Buyer shall be deemed to be the Seller of that Item for the purposes of the Standard Terms & Conditions). Where Pickles receives any proceeds of sale as a result of disposing of the Item on behalf of the Buyer then it shall account for the same to the Buyer but shall be entitled to first off-set against those proceeds all costs and expenses incurred by Pickles in storing and disposing of the Item on behalf of the Buyer. Where no proceeds of sale are received by Pickles then the Buyer shall indemnify Pickles on demand for all costs and expenses incurred by Pickles in storing and disposing of that Item on behalf of the Buyer.
4.3 The Buyer shall execute all such documents and undertake all such acts as Pickles may reasonably request in order to perfect and give effect to any transfer of ownership of the Item from the Buyer to Pickles under Clause 4.1 and/or of any disposal of an Item on behalf of the Buyer which may subsequently be made by Pickles under Clause 4.2(b) (If applicable). Further, the Buyer shall complete all forms and provide all information Pickles requires in order to effect the transaction.
4.4 Funds payable to the Buyer by Pickles will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Strictly no cheques, cash or credit card transfers will be made. Further, transfers by EFT will be made only into the account of the Buyer.
5.1 A 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee is provided by Pickles solely for the benefit of the original Buyer of the Item and a Buyer is not permitted to resell, assign or otherwise transfer the benefit of a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee to any third parties and any attempt to do so will be void. In particular, if the original Buyer of an Item sells the Item to a third party during the Returns Period then the Buyer will not be permitted to transfer the benefit of their 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee to that subsequent purchaser.
6.1 It is a condition of Pickles making a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee available to any Buyer that the Buyer has not colluded or agreed with any other person to purchase a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee for an Item for the purpose of artificially altering the auction market and/or attempting to mislead, deceive or unfairly profit off Pickles or any other bidder, buyer or Seller.
6.2 Pickles shall monitor all returns and subsequent re-sales of any Items purchased with the benefit of a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee and should such monitoring identify any patterns which indicate behaviour of the type detailed in Clause 6.1 (for example, that a Buyer is routinely returning Items bought with the benefit of a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee which are then repurchased by the same third party) then Pickles shall be entitled at its discretion to decline to accept from that Buyer any further returns of Items purchased with the benefit of a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee, even if all of the other conditions as detailed in Clause 3.3 have been met. Further, Pickles reserve the right to decline a Buyer’s ability to purchase a 7 Day Buy Back Guarantee where it considers abuse of process is being engaged in by the Buyer.