(1.) All online bidders must register and submit an application for bidding approval and receive a bidder number before actual bidding can begin. You will receive your bidder number by email. Upon confirmation of your email address, this bidder number and your selected password will allow you to bid on any available item. Bidder numbers will be generated by the website, and passwords must contain at least 8 characters. By becoming a bidder with Lonestar Macaws & Exotics, you give Lonestar Macaws & Exotics express permission to send updates and notifications via email and/or text message to the contact information provided with your the account. Email notifications may be sent through both our main web servers as well as additional third party email programs.
(2.) All items are sold as is and where is with no warranty or guarantee implied or intended by the seller or the auctioneer. Loading assistance is NOT typically available unless otherwise stated. All sales are final, and the bidder is responsible for knowing which item he or she is bidding on. NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on ANY merchandise! Lonestar Macaws & Exotics recommends all bidders make every effort to confirm information from the item's full description, confirmation with the seller, and physical inspection as to the usability and condition of every item they bid on. Bidder is completing a legal binding contract when placing a bid on any item. You agree to these Terms and Conditions, that the bid placed is correct, and that the bidder will complete the contract by paying for the item that was bid on as well as picking up the item per these Terms and Conditions. Once the item is declared sold, it becomes the responsibility of the buyer with all liabilities attached thereto. DO NOT PLACE A BID if you do not plan on buying an item.
(3.) The interactive bidding format will allow bidding by default set increments or you may place a maximum bid. You will see the results or your bid immediately upon placement. You may bid from any page where items are displayed including the: "Browse", "Ending Soon", "Watching", or "Bids" pages. All bidding for online auction items will begin closing at the day and time listed for each specific item. Item closings are dynamic, meaning that should a bid be placed on any item within the last 60 seconds of closing, bidding will be extended for an additional 1 minute until all bidding has ceased. Users acknowledge that the online auction service may or may not function as designed for reasons beyond our control. Under no circumstances will bidder or seller have any claim against Lonestar Macaws & Exotics, Swico Software Solutions, its website designer and/or developer, host or anyone else if any applicable internet service is interrupted for any reason causing any problems with the ability to bid and/or place items for sale. Lonestar Macaws & Exotics will not be responsible for any missed bids!
(4.) There will be a 5% buyers premium added to every invoice as well as sales tax.
(5.) IF you are tax exempt, you MUST present your tax exempt paperwork BEFORE the end of the auction (you can upload this to your online account). Otherwise, tax will be assessed and will not be taken off once the invoice is created. NO EXCEPTIONS.
(6.) Acceptable payment is by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Invoices will be processed immediately after the last item for the day has closed, with payment being applied to the credit card on file unless prior arrangements have been made. All purchases are due and payable in US funds. If a change of credit cards is required a buyer may update their card information through their profile page as needed.
(7.) Included in all paid invoices will be a contact for scheduling pickup with the auction company. Buyers MUST present an invoice as proof of purchase when picking up their purchases from the auction company! All of your invoices as a buyer can be found by clicking on the available Invoices page button and/or from the main account profile page. It is possible that you may have to bring your own cage for transport (info. listed in lot description).
(8.) Items not picked up within 3 days after the sale is over, will be considered abandoned and properly removed or resold by the seller with no refunds! There will be a $10 per day, per bird fee assessed for each hand fed bird that remains in our care 24 hours after the auction. If the auction ends at 7:00 pm, we will feed it until 7:00 pm the following day with no charge. After 72 hours, (buyers or sellers), will be charged a feeding/storage fee of $20 a day (unless other arrangements/special requests have been made with management).
(9.) Any legal action arising from transactions related to any auction conducted by Lonestar Macaws & Exotics, will be conducted in Brazos County, Texas, USA and under the current laws of the State of Texas, USA. All operations of this web page are based in Texas and operated under the current laws of Texas, regardless of user or operator computer location.
(10.) These Terms and Conditions are subject to change at anytime and LoneStar Macaws & Exotics recommends that they are reviewed periodically to keep up to date on any changes. When placing any bid we remind you to review these terms using the available links throughout the website.
(11.) Once merchandise has left our facility, we are no longer responsible for it. Check your merchandise BEFORE you leave.