I confirm that by signing this document I have read, I understand, and have no objections to any of the terms and conditions imposed by the Hammer Time upon the auction. I further confirm that I have the necessary authority to participate in the auction and bind myself / the corporation (company / closed corporation / trust / joint estate / partnership (when acting as an agent I confirm that I am duly authorised to act as such and to bind a third person and/or corporation of any nature) to the purchase agreement of goods and/or lots, with the terms and conditions as imposed herein.
1. “absolute auction”: means the goods and lots sold to a purchaser without a reserve price, which sets a minimum required bid for the good or lots to be sold;
2. “auctioneer”: means the person who conducts the auction;
3. “auction house”: means Hammer Time or other juristic person which conduct auctions as part of its business
4. “auction house fee / commission”: means 8% of the winning / highest bid, payable over and above the bid and are exclusive of VAT.
5. “auction premises”: means the place where the auction is conducted;
6. “bid”: means a binging offer made to purchase goods / lot / vehicle at the auction;
7. “bidder”: means a person, natural or juristic, who has registered to purchase on an auction sale, and has paid the bidders deposit
8. “bidders deposit”: means a refundable deposit of R10 000 payable by all bidders prior to the commencement of the auction, and refundable within 2 business days after the auction, if no purchases are made
9. “buyer”: means a person, natural or juristic, who wishes to register to purchase on an auction sale
10. “CPA”: means the Consumer Protection Act. No. 68 of 2008 inclusive of the regulations;
11. “goods”: means any asset of value
12. “lots” means any group of goods sold or offered for sale as a unit and identifies as such
13. “Owner”: means a person, natural or juristic, who is the lawful owner of the assets, and who is entitled in law to sell the assets
14. “parties”: means the seller and the purchaser
15. “purchaser”: means the bidder who is the highest bidder for the good or lots offered on auction at the fall of the hammer
16. “purchase price”: means the winning bid amount, auction house fee / commission and registration fee (if applicable) collectively together
17. “registration fee”: means the fee payable by purchaser, over and above the winning bid amount and auction house fee / commission, and only applicable when purchasing of a vehicle which requires registration, which fee amount to R1 000, exclusive of VAT
18. “reserved price”: means the minimum amount of money that the goods or lots will be sold to the purchaser
19. “rules of auction”: means and includes the general rules of auction and the specific rules of auction which meet the regulations of the CPA
20. “seller”: means a person, natural or juristic, who is entitled in law to sell the goods on auction, but not necessarily the owner
21. “vehicles”: means motor vehicles auctioned by the auctioneer
22. “winning bid”: means the highest bid made by a bidder and/or accepted by the auctioneer, and exclusive of VAT
2.1. Rules of Auction (Auction Procedure)
2.1.1. The auctioneer conducts the auction as an agent, on behalf of the seller, and accepts no liability whatsoever
2.1.2. In the event of an auction subject to a reserved price, and provided notice has been given in advance in terms of Section 45 (4) of the CPA, the seller or the auction house, or any other person on behalf of the seller, or auction house, as the case may be, may bid at the auction up to the reserve price but not equal to or exceeding the reserve price
2.1.3. In the event of an absolute or auction without reserve, the auction will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of sub-regulation 20 (18) and (19) of the CPA
2.1.4. A secured party or other lien holder or any individual party who is not a seller is not prohibited from bidding at a auction without reserve, provided such bidding does not constitute, nor is tantamount to the direct or indirect establishment or agreement to the establishment of a reserve price for the good by the seller, or the auctioneer, or anyone aiding or assisting, or acting on behalf of the seller, or the auctioneer as the case may be.
2.1.5. The control of the auction shall be conducted by the auctioneer, who has the sole right to regulate the bidding process and control the bid increments. The auctioneer has the right to withdraw any vehicle scheduled to be auctioned
2.1.6. The auctioneer may only sell to register bidders and only registered bidders may participate in the auction. A prospective bidder cannot participate in the bidding process if not registered as a bidder. The registration process includes (i) Registration of the prospective bidder’s identity (cope of ID and/or registration documents of corporation / company / cc / trust etc), (ii) proof of residence / business address, (iii) Contact details, (iv) payment of bidders’ deposit and (v) full signature on the bidder’s roll prior to the commencement of the auction.
2.1.7. In terms of section 55(1) of the CPA, goods / lots / vehicles are sold ‘voetstoots’, as is, with no guarantees or warranties: express or implied. Bidders are entitled at no fee to inspect the goods on offer prior to the commencement of the auction. A bid shall be taken as proof that the bidder has inspected the goods and/or has satisfied himself/herself/it with the condition of the goods for which he/she/it bids
2.1.8. All vehicles which are auctioned are sold as salvage irrespective of their appearance or condition
2.1.9. Bidders must direct their bids to the auctioneer or official bid assistants. The practice whereby bidders connive suppress prices or intimidate other bidders is prohibited.
2.1.10. Every bid constitutes a firm offer to purchase the goods or lots on offer for the amount bid. The bidder is permitted to retract his or her bid before the hammer falls or the auctioneer concludes bidding in any customary manner
2.1.11. The goods / lots / vehicle shall be sold to the highest acceptable bidder at the fall of the hammer
2.1.12. The purchaser shall be the highest bidder and/or highest acceptable bid. Should any disputes arise between two or more bidders, the lots or lots / goods shall be put up again for auction and resold; or the auctioneer may, after consultation, declare the purchaser
2.1.13. Subject to any reserved price and acceptance of the highest bid by the Auctioneer, the highest bidder, when the auctioneer announces the completion of a sale by the fall of the hammer, or any other customary manner, is the purchaser of the goods or lots on auction. Should any dispute arise between two or more bidders regarding the identity of the highest bidder and purchaser, the decision of the auctioneer shall be final and binding.
2.1.14. In the event where the reserved price is not met after the completion of the action, the highest bidder is bound by the auction rules and shall not have the opportunity to withdraw his bid until the Auction House / Seller has confirmed the sale or the stipulated acceptance period has expired. Negotiations between the highest bidder and Auction House / Seller may arise during such acceptance period, and should any subsequent bids be received during such acceptance period, the new bidder will register in terms of the rules of auction applicable to the action and will have only one opportunity to submit a higher bid. The highest bidder of the first instance shall have the sole right or refusal to equal or better such subsequent bid obtained. Any goods or lots knocked provisionally to the highest bidder subject to approval by the Auction House / Seller in terms of this clause is deemed not to be sold, until the Auction House / Seller has accepted the offer.
2.1.15. The auctioneer, with the approval of the owner or the seller, reserves the right, at any time to stop the auction, to reject any or all bids and to withdraw any goods or lots, or part thereof from the auction, either before or during the auction, without giving any reasons and without attracting liability for such action
2.1.16. All vehicles are sold voetstoots. There are vehicles sold with a reserve price, and same will be announced prior and/or during the auction
2.1.17. The purchaser acknowledges that he/she/it has inspected the vehicle(s), has acquired himself/herself/itself with the condition of the vehicle(s) and is aware of the fact that the condition of the vehicle(s) is such that it may be in need of repair in order to be driven safely in compliance with the relevant statutes, or at all. And further that neither the auction house / seller / owner of the vehicle(s), or any represented of the aforementioned, warranted or guaranteed or made any representations regarding inter alia the condition or state of any vehicle sold, the correctness of the amount of kilometres reflected of the odometer
2.1.18. No bid may be withdrawn after the fall of the hammer if the auction is subject to a reserve rice until the expiry of the confirmation period that is provided fort in the Rules of Auction, during which time the offer shall be open for acceptance by the Seller or his agent and if the offer is accepted, the sale shall be deemed to be a sale by auction for purposes of the Act.
2.1.19. The Auction house shall have the right to control and regulate the auction. The auction will be recorded. The recording shall not be available to the public or the Purchaser but Hammer Time Pty (Ltd) shall make the recording available shall it be required to do so by order of court or by law. The recordings shall be prima facie (rebuttable/challengeable) proof of the auction proceedings
2.1.20. The sale by auction is complete at the auctioneers fall of the hammer or any other customary manner and until that announcement is made, a bid may be retracted.
2.1.21. All bids received exclude VAT, the commission and fees. These additional costs are payable by the Purchaser and a total breakdown of the costs will be available.
2.2.1. The Rules of Auction, including the general rules, specific rules, notice to bidders and all announcements made by the auctioneer at the commencement and during the course of the auction, whether or not the bidder is present at the time such announcements are made collectively referred to as the “Rules of Auction” are the complete and final record of the rules of the auction and unless any warranties, undertakings or representations are set out herein, they are excluded. The Rules of Auction in their entirety shall from the basis of the bidding and bargaining carried out between the auctioneer and the bidders and shall also govern the rules of each sale so concluded.
2.2.2. Rules of Auction are available to the general public prior to the commencement of the auction, either in printed format from the Auction Houses place of business or electronically from the Auction Houses website
2.2.3. The act of not reading the Rules of Auction in their entirety and highlighting selected clauses for special mention at the auction should: in no way, be construed as an omission or admission that the Rules of Auction are not important
2.2.4. The act of registering for the auction, signing the bidders record and participation by any bidder in the auction shall be taken as confirmation that the bidder has read, understood, accepts and is bound by the Rules of Auction.
2.2.5. The auction and all matters connected with the auction including the Rules of Auction are governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa and the bidder, including foreign bidders consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts
2.2.6. For purposes of legal processing the bidder shall be deemed to have selected and appointed as his/her domicilium citandi et executandi the address recorded by him or her or it in the bidders record upon registration
2.2.7. The auctioneer /Auction House shall be entitled to institute legal proceedings in any court having jurisdiction against the purchases for iner alio all amounts due in terms of the purchase of a lot / good / vehicle, for specific performance, for damages, for auction house commission /auctioneer fee, etc, and any legal costs, disbursements and charges incurred as a result of legal proceedings against a purchases / highest bidder shall be calculated and recovered on the basis as between Attorney and client scale
2.2.8. Risk in and to the goods / lot / vehicle shall pass to the Purchasers on the fall of the hammer. The Purchaser acknowledges that he/she/it has inspected the goods/lot/vehicle, noted the condition and state thereof, and is satisfied with the same. The goods/lot/vehicle are sold subject to the condition report/inspection report furnished for same (for the auction) or in document appended to or alongside the same. The Auction house is only aware of the condition and the state of goods as there are, and as disclosed by it, and has not any other knowledge of the goods/lot/vehicle and the sate and condition thereof. Accordingly, the goods/lot/vehicle are sold in the condition and state that they are in and the Purchaser purchases the goods in accordance therewith.
2.2.9. The Purchaser confirms that the auction, in compliance with the CPA, was duly advertised, and had the opportunity to inspect and satisfy him / her / it of the status and condition of the goods / lot / vehicle prior to the commencement of the auction, which inspection was permitted at no fee and /or charge.
2.2.10. The Purchaser confirms that all bids received are exclusive of VAT, the Auction House fee/commission and registration fee. These additional costs are payable by the Purchaser and a total breakdown of the costs will be available.
2.2.11. The Purchaser shall not be entitled to take delivery of the goods/lot/vehicle until payment of the purchase price has been made to the auction house and the Purchaser is in possession of an invoice stating that the Purchaser has paid the purchase price. In the case of motor vehicles or other items requiring the completion and delivery of documents by the Seller or any third party. Auction House shall not be obliged to deliver such goods to the Purchaser until the relevant documentation, duly completed and signed, has been delivered to the Auction House
2.2.12. Ownership and title in and over the goods/lots/vehicle will only be transferred upon payment of the purchase price in full, which payment must be made by way of cash, subject to a 2% cash handling fee, EFT, or bank guarantee cheque, payable in full, without any deductions whatsoever.
2.2.13. The Purchaser agrees that the purchase price shall be payable to Auction House immediately after the fall of the hammer even though the goods/lot/vehicle have not been or may not be delivered to the Purchaser
2.2.14. Delivery of the goods/lot/vehicle shall be deemed to have been made to the Purchaser upon delivery to the Purchaser of the paid invoice, alternatively upon delivery of an element of the goods/lot/vehicle or by which the goods/lot/vehicle can be identified (such as keys)
2.2.15. The Purchaser agrees that the goods/lot/vehicle will not actually be physically delivered to the Purchasers address or any address nominated by the Purchaser, the Purchaser shall be responsible for all the costs of delivery. The Purchaser shall remove the goods/lot/vehicle from Auction premises within the period announced by the auctioneer at the relevant auction.
2.2.16. The Purchaser shall not be entitled to cancel the sale as a result of timeous non-delivery of the goods or on non-signature of the required documents
2.2.1. After the fall of the hammer, the Purchaser shall bear all the risk in and to the goods/lots/vehicle even if the goods/lot/vehicle continues to remain at Auction premises. The Purchaser will hold the Seller/Owner/Auctioneer/Auction House harmless and will not be permitted to institute legal proceedings against any of the aforementioned, for any reason whatsoever, for any damages whatsoever.
2.2.17. The Purchaser shall be liable to pay storage fee at a rate of R250-00 per day should he/she/it fail to remove the goods/lot/vehicle from the auction premises within a reasonable time.
2.2.18. Should the auction be subject to the payment of Value-Added Tax (VAT); All bids will be exclusive of VAT and Vat will be added to the bid price at the rate applicable at the time the action is conducted. The bid price plus the VAT portion, including auction house commission/fee and registration fee, where applicable, shall constitute the purchase price and shall be due and payable simultaneously
2.2.19. Invoices will be made out to purchasers who are registered bidders. No changes to purchase statements will be allowed, and the splitting of invoices among purchasers is prohibited. The registered bidder is responsible for the payment of the full invoice.
2.2.20. Should the purchaser default in making payment of the purchase price, for any reason whatsoever, he understands that he/she/it will still be held liable for the payment of auction house commission/fee, and other related charges such as reasonable storage fee. The purchaser accordingly admits and understands that the auction house commission/fee is payable by him/her/it upon the fall of the hammer and will be held liable for payment thereof. In an event of default by the purchaser, the refundable bidder’s deposit will be retained and used to set-off the auction house commission/fee.
2.2.21. Should the purchaser for any reason whatsoever fails to make payment of the purchase price within twenty 24 hours after the auction / fall of the hammer, or any part thereof, the auction house and/or seller and/or owner may cancel the sale of the goods/lot/vehicle and claim specific performance and/or damages from him/her/it. In such instances the purchaser herewith forfeits the bidders deposit to be used in total towards the auction house commission/fee, storage fee and damages suffered by them/seller/owner, and further understands that the auction house and/or seller/ and/or owner may claim the difference, if the bidders commission is not enough to cover the auction house commission/fee, storage fee and damages suffered by the aforementioned.
2.3.1. The purchaser unconditionally accepts that the auction house and auctioneer has no involvement in the offering description or sale of the goods and that its role is merely to facilitate the auction and therefore cannot accept any return of goods for any reason whatsoever.
2.3.2. Notwithstanding what is contained in these terms and conditions, the purchaser will be deemed to accept, acknowledge and agree that the auction house and auctioneer will not be held liable to the purchaser for any losses, damages, expenses or harm of whatsoever nature however same may arise.
2.3.3. No provision of the terms and conditions (including, without limitation, the provision of this clause and terms and conditions) may be amended, substituted or otherwise varied, and no provision may be added to or incorporated in this agreement, except (in any such case) by an agreement in writing signed by the duly authorised representatives of the parties.
2.3.4. Any relaxation, indulgence or delay (together “indulgence”) by either party in exercising, or ay failure by either arty to exercise, any right under the terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of that right and shall not affect the ability of that party subsequently to exercise that right or to pursue any remedy, nor shall any indulgence constitute a waiver of any other right (whether against that party or any other person)
2.3.5. Except where expressly provided to the contrary in the terms and conditions, these terms and conditions constitutes the entire agreement between the parties in connection with its subject matter and supersedes all prior representations, communications, negotiations and understandings concerning the subject matter of the terms and conditions.
2.3.6. The purchaser herewith agrees to the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court for any proceedings that may be instituted in as a result hereof, in terms of section 45(1) of the Magistrates’ Court Act.
2..4.1. I, by affixing my signature hereto (appearing on the cover page hereto), bind myself as in my private and individual capacity as surety and coprincipal in solidium with the Applicant in favour of Hammer Time Pty (Ltd) , for the due performance of any obligation of The Applicant (the bidder/purchaser) and for payment arising out of this application/agreement, of any amounts which may now or at any time be or become owing to Hammer Time Pty (Ltd) by The Applicant from whatsoever cause arising out of this agreement.