WARNING!!! BUYER BEWARE!!! KNOW JULIEN’S AUCTIONS TERMS & CONDITIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING AND BUYING!!!
I purchased 2 Lots of NON-Michael Jackson related items from Julien’s Auctions approximately one (1) year ago. Every single person registering with Julien’s Auctions MUST AGREE to the terms and conditions and provide a credit card for payment PRIOR to completing your registration and being approved to be able to bid.
On a personal note, I should have read the terms and conditions more carefully because if I had (or if anyone had) in my opinion, myself nor anyone else would HAVE EVER (NEVER) AGREED TO JULIEN”S AUCTIONS said TERMS & CONDITIONS!
The two (2) lots I purchased were $1,000. Julien’s Auctions charged my credit card the very same day immediately at the completion of the Auction. They added a 28% Buyer’s Premium Fee.
ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE AT THE WINNING BIDDER’S EXPENSE! You MUST ship by Julien’s contracted shipping company (Rockin Boxes at the time), but NOW they have brought their shipping service IN-HOUSE (which I personally believe gives them a Monopoly for all shipping on Property purchased at any of their Auctions)!
The winning bidder MUST allow 2 to 4 weeks after proof of payment from Julien’s for a shipping quote! And, allow 2 to 12 weeks after proof of payment from Julien’s for delivery!
It took the shipping Company nearly 1 month to provide me with an estimate, even though I pleaded with them to get it to me earlier!
The shipping quote arrived with 2 options only! HONESTLY, I ALMOST FAINTED IN SHOCK AT THE EXTREMELY HIGH PRICE!!!
Option 1 was to ship it by CRATE for around $800.00 USD and Option 2 was to ship it by PALLET for around $750.00 USD!
They stated they would only deliver to curbside. I believe I would have needed a forklift to move from the curb. As you are aware, the majority of homeowners DO NOT have a forklift in their garage!!!
Additionally, the Shipping Quote stated that “All Property must be picked up by 30 days after Auction and that all Property not picked up after 30 days they would notify Julien’s; all Property not picked up after 45 days, notice would be sent to the Property Owner; all Property not picked up after 60 days would be assessed a fee of $8.00 per day, per lot; and all Property not picked up after 90 days, you would lose possession of the Property.”
And lastly, the shipping terms and conditions state: “BY PARTICIPATING IN ANY JULIEN’S AUCTION, YOU MUST AGREE AND ADHERE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.”
I was fortunate to have a friend who lived in the area, she collected my package for me and shipped it via Fed Ex for just $80. My small parcel did not require a crate or pallet to ship!
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