Auction Terms & Conditions

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  1. Seller is the Auction Product Owner
  2. Auctioneer is the Auction Handler in this Case ElmMac Auctions
  3. Purchaser is the Bidder hereafter known as the buyer/Winner/Winning Buyer


  1. Auction with Reserve means that the Product will be sold to the highest bidder but subject to confirmation by the Seller who has 72 hours to accept or reject the offer.
  2. The conduct of the auction is subject to the control of the Auctioneer of the day who has the sole right to regulate the bidding procedure.
  3. Auctions commence at Specified CountDown Times unless otherwise advertised and will not be delayed to accommodate any persons who arrive late. The Rules of Auction will be stipulated and displayed on each and every listed product.
  4. A prospective bidder cannot participate in the bidding process without an ElmMac Account. The registration process includes

(i) registration of the prospective bidder’s Email,

(ii) Username & Password,

(iii) contact details,

(iv) payment of R99 Unrefundable registration fee and

(v) By Registration & Logging into ElmMac Auction Platform, You are accepting Our/ElmMac Auction’s  Terms & Conditions for Online Auctions & Bidding

The bidder’s roll will be made available for inspection at the auction and at the Auctioneer’s offices during normal business hours without the charge of a fee.

  1. All registered bidders must

(i) Thoroughly inspect the Product and/or goods and

(ii) read the offer to purchase (“the Sales Virtual Contract”) before the bidding starts

and must not bid unless he or she has done so.

  1. We are selling per rising bid in South African Rand for SADC Nations & US Dollars for International Participants.
  2. The Vat status of the Seller/buyer is Optional Upon Request.
  3. The auctioneer or his/her agent shall be entitled to bid up to the reserve price on behalf of the owner, but shall not be entitled to make a bid equal to or exceeding the reserve price.
  4. Any error by the Auctioneer shall be entitled to be corrected by him/her.
  5. A person who bids on behalf of another person, must produce a letter of authority that expressly authorizes him/her to bid on behalf of that person. Where a person is bidding on behalf of a company, the letter of authority must appear on the letterhead of the company and must be accompanied by a certified copy of the resolution authorizing him or her to bid on behalf of the company.
  6. In the event of any dispute between the bidders, the decision of the Auctioneer shall be final and binding.
  7. The Rules of the Auction are read out at the auction and a copy thereof will be available to all registered bidders and will be filed at the Auctioneer’s office for a period of 5 (five years).
  8. At the auction, after reading of the Rules of the Auction and before the bidding starts, bidders will be able to ask questions regarding the auction procedure and/or the Product for sale online.
  9. The Purchaser shall be held liable for any arrears unless otherwise stipulated in the Sales Contract.
  10. Every bid shall constitute an offer to purchase the Product for the amount bid, which the Seller or the Auctioneer may accept or reject in their absolute discretion. The Seller and the Auctioneer are entitled to withdraw the Product from sale prior to acceptance by the Seller.
  11. The highest bidder (“the Purchaser”) shall sign the Sales Contract immediately on the fall of the hammer.
  12. If no bid equals or exceeds the reserve price, the Product may be withdrawn from the auction. The Seller shall be entitled to instruct the auctioneer to accept any lower bid.
  13. The Seller has 72 Hours (“the Confirmation Period”) to accept or reject the offer. No bid may be withdrawn after the fall of the hammer until the expiry of the Confirmation Period. During this 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.
  14. The Purchaser’s offer shall remain open for acceptance by the Seller or by the Auctioneer on behalf of the seller, until expiry of the confirmation period. The Purchaser and the Auctioneer acknowledge and agree that this provision is for the benefit of the Seller.
  15. The Purchaser’s offer shall be deemed to have been accepted only when the Seller or the Auctioneer, whichever may be applicable, has signed the Sales Contract on behalf of the Seller and the Seller shall not be required to notify the Purchaser of the acceptance of its offer prior to expiry of the confirmation period.

28/10/2020 Auction Terms & Conditions | ElmMac Auctions #

  1. The Purchaser hereby nominates ElmMac Auctions (Pty) Ltd as its agent for the purpose of receiving and accepting notification of acceptance of this offer.
  2. Should the Seller reject the Purchaser’s offer, the Auctioneer will repay to the purchaser any deposit and commission paid to it in terms of the Sales Contract within a reasonable time excluding registration fee of R99 ($6.11 @ time of typing) which is unrefundable.
  3. In the event of the sale requiring the consent of any statutory authority or any court of law, then this auction sale is subject to the granting of such consent.
  4. Upon signature of the conditions of sale by the purchaser, the purchaser will pay to the Auctioneer over and above the bid price a buyer’s premium (commission) equal to 10% (ten per cent) of the bid price plus VAT thereon being Auctioneers commission. The full bid price of the Product must be paid upon registration of transfer of the Product into the name of the purchaser for which the purchaser will be obliged to pay in full the amount of the bid product to payment details provided by the SELLER, within 7 days after confirmation of the sale by the SELLER or the Auctioneer.
  5. The rules of the auction meet the requirements of the Consumer Protection Act, Act 68 of 2008 (“the Act”) to the best of the Auctioneer’s knowledge.
  6. Section 45 (1) to (4) are brought to the registered bidders’ attention: “Auctions 45. (1) In this section, ‘‘auction’’ includes a sale in execution of or pursuant to a court order, to the extent that the order contemplates that the sale is to be conducted by an auction. (2) When goods are put up for sale by auction in lots, each lot is, unless there is evidence to the contrary, regarded to be the subject of a separate transaction. (3) A sale by auction is complete when the auctioneer announces its completion by the fall of the hammer, or in any other customary manner, and until that announcement is made, a bid may be retracted. (4) Notice must be given in advance that a sale by auction is subject to – (a) a reserved or upset price; or (b) a right to bid by or on behalf of the owner or auctioneer, in which case the owner or auctioneer, or any one person on behalf of the owner or auctioneer, as the case may be, may bid at the auction.”
  7. Section 55 (1) expressly states that the cooling off period does not apply to goods bought on auction:

“Consumer’s rights to safe, good quality goods 55. (1) This section does not apply to goods bought at an auction, as contemplated in section 45.”


According to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) which came into effect in 2011, ElmMac Auctions would like to offer you the opportunity to pre-register as a bidder prior to the auction today.

South African consumers are now amongst the best protected consumers in the world and the purpose of the Act is to promote fair business practice and to protect consumers against deceptive, misleading, unfair or fraudulent conduct.

It is compulsory that all Bidders are required to have an account with ElmMac Auctions

  1. In the event of you bidding on behalf of a company, trust or close corporation in your capacity as director, trustee or member respectively, you are required to submit a letter of authority on an official letterhead of that entity, authorizing you to bid, sign all necessary documents and effect transfer on behalf of the entity

which must be accompanied by a certified copy of the resolutions by the directors, trustees or members of the entity authorizing you to do so;

  1. A special Power of Attorney is required should you be bidding on behalf of another person which must expressly authorize you to bid on behalf of that person and must include a certi_ed copy of that person’s SA Identity Document and proof of that person’s residential address not being older than 3 months;
  2. Copy of the Entity’s FICA Documents if You are an Organisation/Company or an Individual Capacity where necessary;
  3. VAT Registration Documents if You are an Organisation/Company or an Individual Capacity where necessary;

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