Terms and Conditions


Auction organiser

The organizer of the auction of movable assets (hereinafter referred to as the "auction") is KCNS s.r.o., company ID: 021 11 039, with its registered office at ITALSKA 834/34, Prague 12000 (hereinafter referred to as the auctioneer). The auction under these Auction Rules is not an auction in the sense of Act No. 26/2000 Coll., On Public Auctions, as amended. The auctioneer acts as a mediator for the sale of auctioned items on electronic bidding platform. For that, he is entitled to remuneration for mediating the sale of the item and the payment of the costs incurred in connection with the auction. Each Auction Participant expresses its consent to these Auction Rules. The auction is governed by Czech law.

Members of the Auction

Only natural and legal persons eligible for legal proceedings may participate in the auction, that is both domestic and foreign persons (the "Bidder"). The auction participant may be represented in the auction by a representative on the basis of a written power of attorney with an officially authenticated signature; a proxy may also act as a representative of a participant in the auction. A person who fills in an Auction Registration Application form becomes a bidder and will be given an appropriate bidder (user) number. A person unknown to the Auctioneers could be asked to provide personal identification and a reference from other professional dealers. If no reference is provided the Auctioneer provides the bidder with a limit of 500 Euro for all winning bids. To increase the limit the bidder can leave a deposit agreed with the Auctioneer. The deposit is refundable in case the bidder will not acquire any items. The Auction currency is EUR. The prices displayed in the catalogue are callout and cannot be lowered. The table of possible bids is shown below. The auctioned item is sold to the highest bidder. If there is more than one bid for the same price, the item will be sold to that auction participant, who has made the offer earlier. If there is an equal bid received on any other auction portal than katzauction.com, the item will be sold to that auction participant, who has bid directly on katzauction.com. In the event of an error in the catalogue, this error will be corrected and the participants bidding on the item will be notified before the auction itself. All sales in the auction house are legally binding. Due to European rules of GDPR, we protect all your data but if you repeatedly violate our auction rules and payment frames several times according to our T&C you have agreed on we reserve the right to add your details to the Auction Shared Blacklist, which is visible amongst other Auction Houses and Bidding Platforms to avoid any further damages. While we do not have any answer or info from you for more than 32 days, we can use all your personal data to share it with other legal entities up to our decision/their request.

Auction procedure

The auction takes place at a predetermined date and time specified in the auction catalogue. The auction takes place according to the catalogue numbers, unless stated otherwise by the auctioneer. This auction is only available electronically on the Internet, only logged-in users can participate in auctions via the katzauction.com system in real time. Before the on-line sale of each lot is launched, online limits can be entered on katzauction.com, the current limits are displayed immediately. The auction participant bears full responsibility for each bid made in the auction, even if he did it inadvertently. To cancel the item the participant should pay the auctioneer 17% surcharge unless otherwise agreed with the auctioneer.

Auction increments table

to 30 EUR 1 EUR
to 70 EUR 2 EUR
to 200 EUR 5 EUR
to 500 EUR 10 EUR
to 1000 EUR 25 EUR
to 2000 EUR 50 EUR
to 5000 EUR 100 EUR
to 10000 EUR 200 EUR
to 20000 EUR 500 EUR
to 50000 EUR 1000 EUR
from 50000 EUR 2500 EUR

Paying for the auctioned purchase

There is an additional 17 % fee payable on top of the final bid but not less than 2 EUR per lot (applied to lots sold for 5 to 11 EUR) if nothing else is stated in the description. The auction surcharge is 17% of the highest bid. The payment can be made in Euro (EUR) or Czech crowns (CZK) or other currencies according to the exchange rate agreed with auctioneer. Unless otherwise stated, all amounts are due within 15 days after the pro-forma invoice issue date. Items sold will become the buyer's property only after all payments of the auction have been paid out. Any occured payment fees, postal and packaging charges are payable by the buyer. There is a 1 EUR payment fee per invoice.

Acquisition of ownership of the auctioned item

If the buyer pays the auctioned price, including a 17% surcharge, within the specified time, ownership of the auctioned item is transferred to him. Buyer will be provided proof of acquisition of the item in the auction together with the auctioned items in the postal package. Purchased items can be picked-up in our office, shipped by the buyer’s request by Czech Post, FedEx, DHL, or can be delivered by the owner of the item or the person who put the item in the auction directly to the buyer. The auctioneer is not responsible for the loss or damage of the shipment. Shipments are insured for the full amount only in case when full value is declared. Lost or damaged shipment will be reimbursed only after the auctioneer will be reimbursed by courrier or insurance company. All paid items will be shipped maximum in 8 weeks after the invoice payment date. Upon the handing over of the auctioned item to the buyer, the auctioneer has the rights and obligations of the escrow agent/clearing service. If the buyer does not pay the price of the auctioned item including any surcharges within the specified time, it is considered to be a thwarting of the auction. The auctioneer is entitled to charge the buyer who has thwarted the auction all the costs incurred by the auction, including the auctioneer's commission if the package is returned to the owner of the item. Following late payment fees apply unless otherwise agreed with auctioneer until the due date: 16 to 30 days - 3%, 31 to 60 days – 5%, in case of non-payment the participant will be added to black-list and has to pay the auctioneer full surcharge of unpaid invoice to be able to participate in auctions again. At the same time, the buyer is charged with the interest on late payment of 0.05% of the outstanding amount for each day of delay. The unpaid item is then regarded as unsold with all the consequences for the buyer. This item can be returned to the owner or relisted for sale.

Complaints

For all items in the catalogue, we guarantee their authenticity and the accuracy of the description in the catalogue, on behalf of the seller - owner of the item or the person who put the item in the auction. In case of mistake in description or image both the auctioneer and the buyer has the right to regard the item as unsold. Because of the possibility of viewing the auction material in advance, in order to ascertain its status, the auction participants present at the auction buy the items "as they stand and lie", therefore any claims for defects of items regarding their quality are excluded. Claims of buyers who did not participate in the auction personally will be assessed only in cases, where obvious defects have been detected on the items and have not been shown or otherwise visible in the catalogue. Buyers who pick up the items personally are obliged to reproach these apparent defects directly on the spot when picking up the items, others are obliged to reproach these obvious defects within 3 days from the date of delivery of the items. We do not accept later claims. In case the winner does not like the item without any specific reason the item can be returned to the auctioneer during 14 days and the buyer will be reimbursed the sale price without the surcharge and shipping or the item can be put in the auction again from the new owners name. The reclaimed item shall be returned by the buyer back in valuable shipment without a COD, insured for the price of the shipment, and the reasons for the claim must be stated in written form inside the package. Returned items must be in the same condition as when shipped. We do not guarantee the authenticity of each single piece in group lots with more than 3 items in it. The auctioneer decides on the merits of the claim. The seller (the owner of the item or the person who put the auction item into the auction) is responsible for 1 year from the auction date for the authenticity and the defects of the auction item that were or should be known to him and failed to notify the auctioneer of those defects in time in the auction contract. In the case claim is recognised, the item is considered as unsold. This item will be returned to the seller (the owner or the person who put the item for sale) and he / she is obliged to return the financial amount for this item already paid immediately. The buyer's right to compensation for damages or costs occurred against the auctioneer is excluded. The auctioneer is not responsible for the fact that the auctioned items listed in the catalog will be accepted for classification by a third party person or company and classified according to our rating / classification.

Closing conditions

Foreign participants of the auction are obliged to obtain a certificate pursuant to Act No. 71/1994 Coll. On the sale and export of cultural objects, as amended, when exporting numismatic material abroad. Certification is unnecessary for the export of coins, medals and medals crated less than 50 years ago. Foreign bidders must respect the current exchange rate, tax laws and other laws of the Czech Republic and their country of origin. Proper payment of applicable taxes, duties, and fees payable in Czech Republic or abroad is the buyer's & the seller’s responsibility. Any court proceedings will be dealt with before the courts of the Czech Republic and under Czech law. The list of registered auction participants and personal data of the auction participants are subject to the trade secret of the auctioneer, and the auction participants, or anyone else, is not entitled to view them.