By using our services as a Bidder or Seller,
it is assumed that you have read the guidelines provided here, and are
expected to follow them.
Danhauer Auction Group is a provider of web space to auction
goods and services. We are merely a venue for your private transactions.
The information below helps to show the uses, terms, and responsibilities
of all parties involved, namely Danhauer Auction Group, the Sellers,
and the Bidders. This information will serve as general instructions, and
also contains some legal wording defining what we expect our role to be.
Overview and General Disclaimer
Danhauer Auction Group is a service for buyers and sellers to meet
and exchange items through an online auction format. We are not responsible
for the actions of the bidders or the sellers on our site. This includes
failure of a buyer or seller to complete any transaction, the accuracy
of any listing description, communication between users, or enforcement
of any sale that originated on the site. However, we may take action against
a registered user for their conduct, and reserve the right to exclude any
company or individual from access to our services if we determine their
actions to be inappropriate.
The Internet being the fragile environment that it is, Danhauer Auction Group
cannot be held responsible for server down time, or your
inability to access our site. Notifications sent by E-mail may possibly
take longer than expected, and cannot be counted on to inform you of an
item's status. In the event of technical problems, we reserve the right
to cancel, restart, or extend an auction as the circumstances may dictate.
You must be at least 18 years old to bid any item, or to
be a registered user of Danhauer Auction Group.
You must enter correct contact information to have user access to Danhauer Auction Group.
To bid on an item you must
be a registered user. As mentioned before, registration is free. Also,
your information will ALWAYS be kept confidential by Danhauer Auction Group staff.
Please note, however, that there are times when our
software sends your contact information to other parties, but never without
your knowledge (example: Obviously, when you are the winning bidder
of an auction, your contact information is sent to the seller to complete
When the auction ends, the seller and high-bidder(s) are notified by
E-mail (Note: There may be more than one high bidder in a Yankee Auction).
Auction results are also available for anyone to examine for at least seven
(7) days after closing.
In order to bid in an auction, you must first register
with Danhauer Auction Group. On every item in an auction, a minimum
bid and a minimum increase (also called "bid increment") is set by our
system. Our software will not accept a bid lower than either the opening
bid, or the current bid plus the minimum increment (increase) . If an inappropriate
bid is placed, a bidder will be notified immediately that their bid was
not accepted, and provided with an option to correct the bid. Any current
high bidders who are overbid at this time will receive notification by
On items with a quantity of one (1), a Maximum
Bid may be placed when bidding on an item (this is sometimes
called a "proxy bid"). A Maximum Bid is confidential, and will be used
by our system to increase your bid automatically in case you are outbid
by another user. Our system will only bid high enough to outbid the current
high-bidder, according to the minimum bid increment (increase). This can
be a very nice feature, because it allows the system to bid on your behalf,
so you don't have to constantly monitor an auction.
The seller may opt to auction more than one (1) of any given item. In
the case of quantities greater than one (1), slightly different information
will be displayed on the bidding form. Typically called a Yankee
Auction, this format will allow bidders to state the price and
the quantity of the items that they are bidding on (although it is
not necessary to bid on the entire quantity). At the end of the auction,
bidders with the highest bids will win the quantity they've placed bids
on. In the event of a tie in the high bid, the bidder bidding on the greatest
number of items will prevail. In the event of a tie in both high bid and
quantity, the bidder who placed their bid first on that lot will prevail.
The quantity is divided up between the winning bidders until there are
none left. Often times with this format a bidder will have a winning bid,
but only a partial quantity is left at their bid level (price). In this
case, the bidder is expected to accept the lesser
quantity of items. For more about Yankee Auctions,
Before bidding on an item, you should make sure that you know
what the item is and you want the item. Make sure you understand the extra costs of the item, such
as sales tax or shipping charges. E-mail the seller with any questions
By placing a bid, you are placing a legally-binding and irrevocable
offer to purchase the item at any price up to your maximum bid amount.
If your bid is the high bid and accepted by the seller, you are legally
obligated to complete the transaction. Failure to complete the transaction
is a breach of the User Agreement and may be grounds for legal action by
the seller. Additionally, Danhauer Auction Group may suspend or
terminate your user account if we deem it appropriate.
5) Auction Closing
Each auction has its own ending time listed on the bidding form. Auctions
end automatically at this time. At about midnight of that day, notifications
are sent out to the winning bidders, with copies going to the seller. At
this point the seller and the buyer must make arrangements between each
other to complete the transaction. Danhauer Auction Group has no
other responsibility other than maintaining the bids, and providing the
facility to hold the auctions. The seller is completely responsible for
all warranties and expressed conditions on a particular item. However,
Danhauer Auction Group does in fact want to be informed of any
disputes, and we will assist in resolving these issues, if necessary.
6) Auction Results
The results of auctions that received bids are displayed for a period
of seven (7) days after closing. By selecting an auction, the results will
be displayed with the items and the winning bidder(s). This information
is provided as a service to our users, and should be used as a guideline
to determine the market for a given item.
7) Reserve Price Auctions
Auctions may be run with reserve prices. The reserve price is
the lowest price the seller is willing to accept for the item. The reserve
price is not disclosed to bidders. This feature enables the seller to list
their items at a lower starting price without being obligated to sell the
item until bidding reaches their reserve level. This is usually done to
encourage bidding on an item. However, sellers should be aware that bidders
are sometimes reluctant to participate in auctions with a reserve price.
When a bidder's maximum price meets or exceeds the reserve price, an
indication is added to show the reserve price has been met.
Due to the different format of a Yankee Auction, the reserve price
feature is not available on Yankee (Multiple-Item) Auctions.
8) Yankee Auctions
Yankee Auctions are auctions in which the seller has multiple,
identical items he or she wishes to sell. The seller specifies
the minimum starting bid and the quantity of items available. A bidder
may place a bid on one or more of the items.
A winning bid is determined first by high-bid, then by highest quantity,
and finally by the earliest bid. For Example: A seller has 10 identical
computers for sale, for $100 each. 30 bidders bid $100 for one computer
each. If the auction ended at this moment, only the first 10 bidders would
receive their item, because their bid amounts were the same, and earlier
bids take precedence.
However, imagine that the auction is still running. Another bidder then
bids $120 for one computer. Since this bid is higher than all the others,
this bidder is currently a high bidder for one of the 10 computers. From
the original 10 bidders, the one to place their bid last has now lost their
standing as a high-bidder, and will not win a computer without rebidding
at a higher price. If the auction ended at this moment, 9 computers would
be sold for $100 each, and one computer would be sold for $120.
Again, bids are ranked in the order of highest bid, followed by the
quantity bid on, and then by the time the bid was placed. In the event
a winning bidder placed a bid on more items than are available for his
winning amount, the bidder is expected to complete the transaction for
the lesser quantity that is available.
9) Becoming a Seller
When auctioning your items, consider setting the minimum bid as low
as possible. If bidders think your starting bid is too high, they may not
bid at all. However, keep in mind that your minimum bid is the lowest price
you are willing to accept for the item (unless a reserve amount is chosen).
Our software will automatically determine the bid increment based on the
starting and current bid.
By auctioning an item, you are irrevocably and legally committing to
accept the high bid for the item (unless a reserve price was not met).
If you receive one or more bids at or above your minimum bid amount (or
reserve price amount), you are legally obligated to complete the transaction.
Bidders expect you to be truthful about your listing. You should be
clear in your description, include any additional costs the winning bidder
may incur (such as sales tax or shipping charges) and include a photo whenever
possible so the bidder may get a clear view of what they are bidding on.
Also, it is good practice to be responsive to bidders' questions and
If your group is interested in having an Online Auction please contact us.
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Pittsfield, MA 01201
It is directly against the policies of Danhauer Auction Group
for you or anyone else to manipulate the price of an item through the use
of third party bidding (shilling), or sellers placing bids on their own
items. This is usually done to inflate the bidding price of an item, in
hopes that others will keep bidding, thus causing the seller to make more
money on their items. This will not be tolerated, and in the event of direct
evidence of this activity, the seller will be removed immediately from
Danhauer Auction Group. If this occurs, the seller will still
be responsible for any monies due to Danhauer Auction Group that
accrued before the action or as a result of a listing placed on our system.
Fraud in any form is not tolerated at Danhauer Auction Group.
We encourage users to report any instances of fraud to us as well as to
the appropriate authorities.
Be sure you have attempted to contact the user before assuming fraud.
In many cases, it is simply a misunderstanding, error in shipping information,
or something similar, that is quickly and easily resolved.
12) Spam (Unsolicited E-mail)
Any user sending unsolicited E-mail messages (Spam) to users of Danhauer Auction Group
will have their account suspended or terminated
at the sole discretion of Danhauer Auction Group.