AUCTION RULES:

SERIOUS TOYZ™ AUCTION 58: ADVERTISING, TOY VEHICLES, CHARACTER TOYS & MORE!

Bidding in this auction will start Feb. 8th, 2017, and ends:

 

• Thursday, Feb 23rd at 9:59 PM EST*
for Character Toys & Advertising Pieces

 

• Friday, Feb 24th at 9:59 PM EST*
for Toy Vehicles & Classic Toys

 

*+60 minutes without a new bid on individual items that have 2 or more bids… see rules below!

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THE RULES HAVE CHANGED, SO RE-READ THIS STUFF!!!
(please feel free to call or email, and ask questions)

 

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! We stand behind what we sell. If an item is not how we describe and / or photograph it, we will refund your money PLUS your cost to ship it back to us. (Ask for details.)

New bidders must register with a valid credit card and receive a bidder number in order to place bids. NO CHARGES WILL BE MADE TO YOUR CARD TO REGISTER! If you are a high bidder, you can choose how you’d like to pay when the auction ends (see below). PLEASE register before last day, even if you are not ready to bid yet, to avoid any last minute complications. ALL BIDS ARE CONSIDERED OFFERS TO BUY... serious bidders only, please! Place or check bids live online, or by phone or mail. We will have multiple people answering phones on the end nights, but we strongly encourage you to register & bid online.

Please note that this is NOT an eBay® auction... place & check bids exclusively at here at serioustoyz.com

MB = Minimum Bid accepted. There are no reserve prices. Items that receive only 1 bid will sell for that bid!* Additional bids must increase by a minimum of 10% above existing bid. We encourage you to use automatic bids (AKA: maximum bids / ceiling bids) to avoid any problems with last-minute telephone bids or online connections. An 18% Buyers Premium will be added to the final selling price of each item... please bid accordingly. If you are the high bidder on any item(s), you will be billed, and must give us permission to charge a credit card before we will do so.


We encourage the use of PayPal™ for simplicity of payment, and the protection it offers to both buyers & sellers. We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids, and to cancel this auction at any point due to extenuating or unforseen circumstances, both natural and man-made. Winning bidders will be notified by email or snail mail, depending on how they placed their bids.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION!
AUCTION END PROCEDURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

The auction will begin to end in 2 parts on the dates listed above. 

At 9:59PM EST on its end date, any item that has ONLY 1 BID or HAS NO BIDS will close! Those items with only 1 bid are then awarded to the high (only) bidder at that bid*. Items without any bids will no longer be available to bid on.

If you are considering bidding on an item that has received no bids, or only 1 bid, you must place your bid PRIOR to 9:59 on the item’s end date!

BUT... if an item has received 2 or more bids at any point during the auction, that item will then begin a 1 hour (60 minutes) countdown starting at 9:59PM EST. Each individual item will have its own "countdown clock", and that item then will close automatically when 60 minutes pass without a new bid during that last hour. (NOTE: merely checking on an item will NOT restart the clock. The clock is reset only if the bid is raised.) This makes the earliest end time for any item that has 2 or more bids 10:59 PM EST on its end date. IF A NEW BID is placed in that last hour, then the item’s clock will RESET for another hour. (Why is there a 60 minute delay? It allows telephone bidders, without online access, the same opportunity to get what they are after as someone bidding live online. The clock reset also negates the use of so-called 'sniper', aka: robotic bidding software, which gives their users an unfair advantage.) From past experience, we know that many items will close at 9:59, & most others that are in contention (2 or more bids) will then close at 10:59. HOWEVER, in some cases, bidding may go substantially later than that, with 1 hour added to the clock on that item anytime there is another bid placed. 

Sooooo, just to be clear... because any bid placed during the extended bidding hour will reset the ending time for that item +1 hour from when the bid is placed, THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO WAITING TO PLACE YOUR BID AT THE VERY END OF THE AUCTION!

We would be happy to go over your bidding options with you, and answer any questions you may have... just contact us. 


Payments must be received within 10 days of notification of winning bid, unless you choose split payment (see below). Even though you must register with a valid credit card, if you win, you can choose how you’d like to pay when the auction ends.

Payments must be made in full, and checks must clear before we will ship. Shipping and insurance costs are not included. We generally ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance, but we will always do our best to accomodate your specific needs. We always strive to keep shipping costs to what it actually costs us...
We do not make money on packing or shipping.    

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: We will provide you with options on shipping times and costs before we send you a final invoice. 

Regarding battery-operated toys: ALL BATTERY OPERATED TOYS HAVE BEEN FULLY TESTED AND WE CERTIFY THEY WORKED WELL AND THE BATTERY BOXES ARE CLEAN, EXCEPT AS NOTED IN INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTIONS. HOWEVER, THEY ARE ALL OLD, AND INHERENTLY FRAGILE. THE SIMPLE ACT OF SHIPPING MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS... ALL BATTERY OPERATED TOYS ARE SOLD AS IS. If a toy is described as "not working" we can arrange to have it repaired, or we can connect you directly to a reputible repair service to have it done.


NOTE: The 'lay-away' option is STRICTLY according to these terms: If you choose the 'lay-away payment' option, you must immediately pay 1/3 of your invoice; the second 1/3 by the end of March, 2017; & the final balance by April, 2017. If you fail to meet your payment obligations ON TIME, you will lose the right to purchase the item, AND (possibly) any payments you have made. We are sorry to have to play hardball like this, but our good nature has been taken advantage of too many times. 

 

NO RESERVES    10% minimum bid increments    LAY-AWAY AVAILABLE    ONLY 18% BUYERS PREMIUM    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

 

 

Grades and abbreviations used in descriptions:

 

MB= minimum bid accepted
"C"+"#" (ie: C9)= industry standard
of rating condition on a 1-10 scale,
10 being perfect mint
o/w= otherwise
o/a= overall
w/u= wind up
b/o= battery operated
r/c= remote control
MIP= mint in package
MIMP= mint in mint pkg.
MIB= mint in box
MIMB= mint in mint box
MOC= mint on card
MOMC= mint on mint card
NM= near mint
NMIB= near mint in box
NMIP= near mint in package
NMOC= near mint on card
NRFB= never removed from box
c. = circa (approximated year)
C.O.A. = Certificate of Authenticity
NOS = new old stock
WS = wing span

 

 

PLEASE  NOTE:  We encourage you to call and ask for details about specific items, or the auction in general. To the best of our knowledge and ability, all descriptions and grades are accurate. The information presented about each item comes from research done by us, and / or information provided by consignors. We apologize in advance for any errors made in descriptions. We take pride in offering a wide range of items for all levels of collectors; however, we don't profess to be experts in all areas of collecting. If you see an error (ie: age, manufacturer, etc.,) or can add to a description, please take a moment to let us know... we would appreciate it. Thanks!

 

CALL US WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

(TOLL-FREE) 866-OLD TOYZ (866-653-8699)

International / Local Callers use: (+)1-914-271-8699

EMAIL:

tom@serioustoyz.com

 

PREVIEW ALL ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION IN PERSON,
AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:

Serious Toyz

1 Baltic Place

Croton on Hudson, NY 10520

914-271-8699  or  866 OLD TOYZ

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Thanks to all of our loyal consignors and customers who have waited patiently while we have, and continue to deal with, Patti's medical issues. We appreciate (and feel) the outpouring of love and support that has sustained us through these tough times...
WE LOVES YOUSE GUYS!

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*plus the buyers premium and shipping / insurance.