TERMS AND CONDITIONS
***Please read all terms & conditions before bidding***
Joel’s Tractors and Auction, LLC recommends that Bidders preview equipment prior to bidding or to contact us prior to the Auction to speak with a representative. We put forth every effort to describe and represent equipment accurately and to the best of our ability. Please call ahead as soon as possible as the days are remarkably busy right before the sale and there may not be enough time to answer all questions received. Any errors made in picturing or describing items does not negate the Buyer’s responsibility to pay their invoices. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to make sure each item meets his/her needs before placing any bid.
Preview Dates and Times: EVERY WEEKDAY! Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 and Saturday August 21st from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. All equipment is in a gated area, and these are the times gates are open for viewing.
REGISTRATION: Bidder must be registered and approved by Level before you can bid at our auction. Registration may take up to one full business day for approval to bid. If you are having problems with registering, please call Level at 833-243-5383 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment must be made within 3 business days of the auction, which is by the end of the day Monday, August 30th. Note: Dead beat bidders and non-payers will not be tolerated. Joel's Tractors & Auction, LLC and Level reserves the right to deny bidding privileges for current and future auctions and your bidding privileges can be revoked.
To better serve our customers, all bidders must provide their name, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address at which they can be contacted. Our best effort will be made to e-mail invoices to on-line buyers by the end of the day Thursday, August 26th, to the e-mail used at registration. The invoice will be an attachment in a PDF format. The email will be coming from email@example.com. Please check your spam box if you do not find it. If you do not receive an e-mailed invoice and you believe you have won the bid on one or more items please give us a call at 563-933-4188.
Buyer’s Premium: To enable bidders to participate in our auctions using the internet through the Level platform without the travel expense and lost time, buyers will pay an additional Buyer’s Premium fee equal to 5% of the purchase price ($1,500.00 cap per item). There is not a fee to register, watch, listen or to bid. These fees apply only to internet buyers.
Sales Tax: A 6% state sales tax and 1% local option sales tax (total of 7%) applies on all lawn and garden items, construction equipment and non-farm applicable items. Dealers must sign the exemption certificate located on the bottom of the invoice to claim exemption and include their sales-tax permit number. Farmers must sign an exemption on all farm exempt items. If you cannot claim an exemption, then you are responsible for 7% sales tax on your total purchase price including farm related equipment.
International Buyers: The only payment method for international buyers we will accept is by bank wire. A bank wire fee of up to $55.00 will be added onto your invoice and by bidding on this auction you agree to pay the additional fee. Please contact us to receive the correct international bank wiring instructions.
Domestic Buyers Payment Options:
- A bank wire (A wire fee will be added to your total invoice). Wiring information will be provided in the e-mail along with your invoice.
- ACH (we are working on getting this set up by sale date).
- Cash (if paying in person)
- Cashier’s Check
- Regular check for local or return business customers or known equipment buyers. All checks need to be payable to Joel’s Tractors & Auction, LLC. A letter of bank credit for new first time unknown buyers is highly recommended (email them to firstname.lastname@example.org). All sales are final.
Important Note: We do not accept credit or debit cards for payment. Credit cards are only used for a verification tool to register for online bidding and no fee will be charged to register (registration fee is returned once your identity is verified).
***If payment has not been received for items purchased in a prompt manner, Joel’s Tractors and Auction, LLC reserves the right to charge the credit card used by the buyer for registration through a Stripe payment platform. A 3% processing fee (re-imbursement for our cost) will be added onto the total buyer’s invoice when charged on the credit card.
Trucking: Buyer is Responsible for all trucking. We work with various trucking entities and can give you names of truckers and/or companies we have worked with. Please understand that we will be terribly busy after the sale and information on trucking will be provided when we have time to assist you. When asking for a trucking price quote please have the following information available: Invoice Number – Equipment Make and Model – Shipping Address and a Telephone Number.
Checkout/Pickup Times: Items are located at Joel’s Tractors and Auction, LLC, 33587 Highway 13, Strawberry Point, Iowa 52076. Items may be picked up any time Monday thru Friday from 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. and Saturday August 28th from 9:00 A.M. thru 3:00 P.M. This is the only Saturday pick-up date. You will have 30 days to pick up your items. All invoices need to be paid before pick-up and the paid receipt will need to be shown to staff for the items to be removed. (So, bring your paid receipt with you.) We have loaders and a loading dock to load your items FREE OF CHARGE…items left after 30 days will have a storage fee apply. Items left longer than 60 days will be considered abandoned and disposed of.
All items sold "AS IS" and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine condition, year, and genuineness, value, or any other factor. Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC and its Auctioneers may attempt to describe the merchandise, but in no event may Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC be held responsible for misrepresentations of any kind. Bidders hold sole responsibility of age and condition.
Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the description. Buyer agrees that everything is sold as is with no warranty.
Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC are supplying a bidding platform as a service to an offsite bidder. Bidder acknowledges and understands that this service may not function properly the day of the auction. Under no circumstances shall the bidder have any kind of claim against Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC if the internet happens to fail for any reason.
If you are worried about the possibility of an internet failure you are encouraged to attend the auction in person or to call the office and leave an absentee bid before the day of the sale.
Joel's Tractors and Auction, LLC reserves the right to pull a catalog item at any time and for any reason. Purchases become the responsibility of and shall be and remain at the risk of the purchaser immediately upon acceptance of his bid. It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser to insure his purchase immediately.
Joel’s Tractors & Auction, LLC reserves the right to refusal (approval to bid) anyone deemed to be a potential detriment to the conduct of the auction. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over all printed or verbal statements made prior to auction day. If you agree to the terms and conditions above, you may register for this auction. Registering for this Auction means that you agree to both the Level and Joel’s Tractors and Auction, LLC terms and conditions for this auction.
Updated July 15, 2021