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Terms & Conditions

By Shopping with Us, You Agree to the Following:

$ USD Dollar – All sales and bidding and clerking are presented in US dollars. International payments may be made via credit card or PayPal but will be converted to US dollars.

All major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. A 6% State sales tax applies for residents of South Carolina residents only.

NOTE: If your card on file is declined for any reason or your check bounces, a service fee up to $35.00 may be accessed.

Shipping Instructions: Connoisseur facilitates shipping directly with primarily USPS although UPS, Fedex, UShip and other shipping means may be used from time to time as required.

After payment for article and freight is paid and received, your purchase(s) will be shipped within two to seven days depending on shipping method. It can then take 3-4 weeks to reach you depending on shipping method and where you are located in the world relevant to the shipping warehouse.

Connoisseur has warehouses, sellers, and consignors around the world. No local pick-up at any warehouse location without previous arrangement or confirmation is allowed.

Previewing of lots are by photo and description through online catalogs. Please call or email with any clarifying questions before placing bids on any lot. If you place a bid on a lot that you would like to retract, only you can retract your own bid prior to the auction. Once the hammer closes on a lot and the lot is marked as sold, it is your legally obligated duty to pay for your item.

In-person previews are allowed by appointment only at the facilitating warehouse or gallery and are at the discretion of that managing partner.

All transactions are processed immediately after each sale for registered credit cards and invoices are due upon receipt. Once payment has been received and distributed to the consignor on your behalf for the purchased item(s), the facilitating fulfillment center begins to prepare your item(s) for shipping.

Buyers Premium: 20%

Online Auction Platform Fee: 2.5%

Credit Card Fee: 2.5% (paying with a check for an online purchase through an auction platform like Invaluable, Live Auctioneers, iCollector, Proxibid, BidSquare, etc does not absolve you of paying this 2.5% as the platforms charge us this percentage regardless of how you pay)

All property is sold ‘AS IS’, and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determining factor by the title and description information along with the photographs provided, or through additional inquiry prior to the close of sale.

Connoisseur will attempt to describe and/or verify the merchandise in its descriptions and photographs accurately, clearly, and fairly but makes no representations and cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions in that the descriptions of the merchandise presented at auction are provided by third party sellers and consignors in nearly every case. In no event shall Connoisseur be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value & condition & proper safe use of any sold items.

By registering and bidding in our auctions or purchasing directly through our catalogs, the Bidder agrees that everything is sold as is. When bids or offers or purchases are made, sales are final and no returns are accepted for any reason. Should an item be damaged in shipping, the buyer will have purchased insurance through Connoisseur as a matter of policy to cover said loss and collect from the insurance carrier direct.
Under no circumstances will the Bidder hold Connoisseur Online or Rob Partners or its agents responsible for any problem created by the internet auction provider.

We only sell and ship NON-FFL firearms directly – firearms produced prior to 1899. FFL-regulated firearms are processed through licensed FFL dealers on the shipping and receiving ends. In no way can Connoisseur Online or Rob Partners or its agents or FFL dealers be held responsible for the misuse of any firearm or other object for that matter.

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Mailing address

Connoisseur Online
PO Box 849
Rome, GA 30162
Open M-F 8:30am-4pm