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- “Buyers” shall mean persons who intend to purchase on Items on the Site.
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- “Full Purchase Price” for an Item shall mean (i) the price of the Item (as set by the Seller in a fixed-price Sale; (ii) Taxes; (iii) packing, shipping transportation and insurance charges, and customs fees and charges and duties, if applicable; and (iv) any other amount due by the Buyer as set forth in the Seller’s Policies for such Item.
- “Item” shall mean an item offered for sale by a Seller on the Site.
- “Item Detail Page” shall mean the detail page of an Item listed for sale on a Site.
- “Sale” shall refer to the sale by a Seller of an Item to a Buyer on the Site.
- “Sellers” shall mean Members of the Site who intend to sell Items on the Site.
- “Seller Policies” shall mean the Dealer’s Policies and any other terms and conditions agreed to by the Seller and the Buyer during the process of consummating the Sale.
- “Taxes” shall mean, for any Item, the amount, if any, of the sales, use or other taxes and governmental charges due in connection with a Sale.
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Classified Ads and Items for Sale. Items listed for sale on GoAntiques.com are not the property of GoAntiques. We are not involved in the actual transaction between the buyer and the seller and we do not transfer ownership of the items from the seller to the buyer. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of any items listed, the truth and accuracy of the listings, or the ability of the sellers to sell the items they list. Please review the seller’s or dealer’s payment and return policies before purchasing any items. GoAntiques is not responsible for any liabilities, costs or other issues of any nature arising from sales of items listed or posted on the Site.
Prohibited and Restricted Items. Certain items may not be listed for sale on the Site provided by GoAntiques. (“we” or “us”) or are subject to restrictions. The sale of many items may be prohibited or restricted by law. In addition, when selling items across country borders, you should be aware of international trading and import/export restrictions. The sale of certain items may be legal in your location, but illegal elsewhere.
Before you list an item for sale on our Site, you must determine if you are permitted to list the item for sale under this policy and under applicable laws, rules and regulations. Sellers may not disclaim knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of the items they list on our Site. You must take all appropriate measures to ensure the legality and authenticity of your listing prior to listing it on our Site. If you cannot verify the authenticity of an item, you may not list it.
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The following items are prohibited:
- Anything in violation of any applicable law and/or regulation.
- Alcohol – the sale of alcohol, including wine, is prohibited. (See “Alcohol-related Collectibles” below in the Restricted Items section for further information on alcohol-related collectibles and memorabilia).
- Animals and Animal Parts
- Cat or Dog Fur – items containing cat or dog fur are prohibited.
- Endangered Species – animal parts, including pelts and skins, from endangered or protected species are prohibited. Endangered species may include, but are not limited to, bears, leopards, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, sable antelopes, and certain species of zebra.
- Ivory – items made from ivory are prohibited (See “Ivory” below in Restricted Items section for further information).
- Marine Mammals – items containing parts or products from marine mammals, including without limitation, seals, walruses, and whales are prohibited, unless the part has been transformed into an authentic Alaska Native article of handicraft or clothing. (See “Native American Crafts” below in the Restricted Items section for further information.)
- Stuffed Birds – stuffed birds, and parts thereof, are prohibited.
- Tortoise – items made in whole or in part from any species of turtle or tortoise which is identified as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (“F&WS”) are prohibited.
- Listings must identify the species of turtle or tortoise as non-threatened or endangered. Faux-tortoise items are permitted, provided the listing clearly identifies the item as faux-tortoise.
- Traps – animal traps are prohibited.
- Art – unauthorized copies, reproductions and items that otherwise violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws, are prohibited (see “Art” below in the Restricted Items section for further information about listing art).
- Artifacts from protected lands – items taken from federal, state or public lands, or lands owned or controlled by the Department of Interior Agencies or Department of Agriculture Agencies, Native American lands or battlefields are prohibited.
- Cave Formations – speleothems, stalactites and stalagmites removed from federal lands or from state lands, where such removal is prohibited by state law, are prohibited.
- Native American grave-related items – Native American grave-related items, human remains and burial items are prohibited.
- Counterfeit Items – counterfeits, unauthorized replicas, unauthorized items and unauthorized copies (including, but not limited to, copies that are pirated, duplicated, backed up or bootlegged) are prohibited. In addition, the following replicas are strictly prohibited: Rolex, Chanel, Eberhard, Patek Phillippe, Tiffany jewelry, Breitling, Alexander Calder, Weiss, Kewpie and Girl Scout brand goods.
- Currency – counterfeit, fraudulent and improperly described coins, paper money, stamps, bank notes, bonds, money orders and securities are prohibited.
- Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia – drugs and drug paraphernalia are prohibited.
- Embargoed Goods and Prohibited Countries – the sale of embargoed items from, with or to countries or persons against which any U.S. agency has sanctions in place that substantially regulate or ban trade is prohibited.
- Firearms and Ammunition – all firearms (other than as forth in “Antique Firearms” below in the Restriction Items section), firearms parts and ammunition are prohibited.
- Government Documents – internal, non-public manuals, documents and other materials are prohibited.
- Government Uniforms – government uniforms are prohibited (except vintage uniform clothing as set forth in “Vintage Government and Transit Uniforms” below in the Restricted Items section).
- Government IDs and Licenses – all government licenses and IDs are prohibited (except as set forth in “Expired Passports and Collectible Vehicle Licenses” below in the Restricted Items section).
- Humans Remains and Body Parts – human remains, body parts, organs, fluids, waste, Native American skulls, bones and other grave-related items are prohibited (see “Items Containing Human Hair” below in the Restricted Items section for further information).
- Items Encouraging Illegal Activity – items or links to items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity are prohibited.
- Law Enforcement Items – current or recent law enforcement badges, patches, IDs, uniforms, emergency lights, sirens and traffic control devices are prohibited.
- Lockpicking Devices – lockpicking and locksmithing devices are prohibited.
- Medical Devices and Items – devices that may only be sold to authorized purchasers, and devices, items and units that require a prescription are prohibited.
- Postage Meters – postage meters are prohibited.
- Slot Machines – coin-operated slot machines are prohibited (except as set forth in “Antique or Non-Functional Slot Machines” below in the Restricted Items Section).
- Stamps – counterfeit stamps, reproductions of stamps, and devices for counterfeiting stamps are prohibited.
- Stocks – stocks, bonds, investments, credit and documentation that represents proof of a current investment interest in any entity are prohibited (see “Collectible Stock Certificates” below in the Restricted Items section for further information on collectible stock certificates).
- Stolen Property – items which are stolen property, including items from which the serial number has been removed or altered, are prohibited.
- Tobacco – tobacco is prohibited (see “Tobacco-Related Collectibles” below in the Restricted Items section for further information on collectible items).
- Weapons – the following weapons and weapon parts are prohibited:
- assault weapon-related parts or accessories
- firearm receivers or frames
- parts or accessories prohibited for sale by federal or California law
- silencers, converters, kits that can be used to create a firearm, barrels, slides, cylinders, magazines, firing pins, choke tubes, trigger assemblies, potato guns and cannons, flares, flare launchers, flare guns, flare gun receivers, short barrels and any illegal firearm-related items.
- nunchaku, brass, plastic or metal knuckles, leaded cane/staff/crutch/stick, zip guns, shurikens, throwing stars, knuckle knives, billy clubs/batons, sandclubs or sandbags and slungshots
- switchblade knives
- disguised knives
- push knives
- equipment and supplies issued to or used by the U.S. military that have not been disposed of in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense demilitarization policies
- ordnance (military weaponry, ammunition and related parts.
- Weeds and Seeds – noxious weeds and seeds are prohibited.
Restricted Items The items below may be listed for sale on our Site, subject to certain conditions and restrictions. The restrictions below do not represent an exhaustive list of the rules and regulations that may apply to the sale of a particular item. You are responsible for determining the laws, rules and regulations that may apply and for complying with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the transaction in which you are engaging. If you are not certain whether the sale or purchase of an item is lawful, consult your attorney or the appropriate law enforcement agency.
- Adult Items – items that contain graphic nudity or depict sexual acts are prohibited; however, items that are artistic in nature may be permitted. We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, remove any listing we determine is inappropriate.
- Alcohol-related Collectibles – the sale of alcohol-related collectibles and memorabilia, packaging and containers is permitted, provided that if a
collectible still contains alcohol:
- The container is unopened
- The value of the item is in the collectible container, not the contents
- The item is not available at any retail outlet
- The container has a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of the alcohol in the container
- The seller takes the necessary steps t
- ensure the buyer is of lawful age in both the buyer and the seller’s jurisdictions
- Both the buyer and the seller ensure that the sale complies with applicable laws and shipped regulations.
- Compliance with all of the above-stated conditions must be stated verbatim in the listing.
- Antique Firearms – antique firearms built in 1898 or earlier are permitted. Firearms may not be sold in cross-national border transactions.
- Antique or Non-Functional Slot Machines – antiques slot machines that are at least 25 years old, non-coin or currency operated slot machines and non-functional slot machines made solely for display or slot machines that have been permanently altered so they cannot accept coins and cannot be converted into operational slot machines are permitted. Replica slot machines that are operable and less than 25 years old are prohibited. Please note: buyers and sellers in certain states may be prohibited from participating in antique slot machine sales or subject to other restrictions under state law. Please check local laws to ensure the slot machine transaction in which you wish to engage in legal in your jurisdiction.
- Art – Reproductions and replicas must be clearly labeled, both in the title and the description. Reproductions of a copyrighted artwork must display a copy of the artist’s authorization. Items done “in the style of” a particular artist may not include the artists name in the listing. Sellers may not disclaim knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of an item and may not market an item as genuine unless the seller can provide reasonable evidence of authenticity. Sellers must clearly and prominently disclose information about alterations, conservation or repairs performed on the work. Sellers may not advertise art in a deceptive or misleading manner.
- Autographs – All autograph dealers must be verified by an individual specializing in autographs. Dealers will be reviewed initially upon enrollment and as future items are reported. We reserve the right to review/reject any items.
- Collectible Stock Certificates – old or collectible stock certificates are permitted provided they have been cancelled or represent an interest in an entity that no longer legally exists. Single share stock certificates marketed for gift purposes are permitted, provided such certificates are marked and advertised as non-transferable, ownership is not transferred into the name of the purchaser and the minimum sale price is more than twice the current exchange trading price of the underlying single share security.
- Cosmetics – Cosmetic sales are permitted, however, if the item has been used, it must be marked as such.
- Expired Passports and Collectible Vehicle Licenses – expired passports may be listed if they were issued more than 20 years before the date of sale. Collectible vehicle license plates, other than those from Delaware, are permitted provided they are at least three years old. The age of the collectible vehicle license plate must be clearly stated in the listing. Collectible vehicle license plates from Delaware are not permitted.
- Items Containing Human Hair – items containing human hair are permitted.
- Ivory – items created before 1900 or which contain less than 5% actual ivory are permitted.
- Native American Crafts – Native American crafts are permitted, provided sellers comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Numerous limitations may apply to items before they can be described as “Native American handicrafts.” For example, arts or crafts offered for sale as American Indian or Alaska Native must be made by an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized Indian tribe or an individual certified as an Indian artisan by the governing body of an Indian tribe. You must include the name of the artisan who made the item, as well as the name of the tribe of which he or she is a member. Reproductions of Native American items, crafts and artifacts must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such. If you have questions regarding the sale of American Indian or Alaska Native arts or crafts, you should contact the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.
- Jewelry – imitation, fake, simulated, and lab created stones are permitted, provided they are clearly labeled as such in the title and in the first three instance of the stone name in the description.
- Offensive Materials – GoAntiques may, in its sole and absolute discretion, disallow any of the following:
- items or listings that glorify or promote hatred, violence, racial, ethnic or religious intolerance;
- items or listings that promote organizations with such views;
- graphic portrayals of violence or victims of violence which lack substantial social, artistic or political value;
- crime scene or morgue photographs, items closely associated with individuals notorious for committing murderous acts within the last 100 years and listings where it appears that a person convicted of a violent felony is attempting to use our Site to profit financially from his or her criminal notoriety;
- graphic portrayals of human tragedy or suffering, including natural disasters, which lack substantial social, artistic or political value;
- racially or ethnically offensive historical items and reproductions and works of art.
- Reproduction Political Memorabilia – reproduction political memorabilia is permitted provided sellers comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, the Hobby Protection Act. Reproduction political memorabilia must be clearly marked as a reproduction or fantasy items and must be legibly marked with the date of manufacture.
- Tobacco-Related Collectibles – the sale of tobacco-related collectibles and memorabilia, packaging and containers is permitted, provided that if a
collectible still contains tobacco:
- the value of the item is in the collectible packaging, not the tobacco itself;
- the listing clearly states the package has not been opened but that the tobacco within is not for consumption;
- the collectible tobacco packaging is not available at any retail outlet;
- the collectible tobacco packaging has a value that substantially exceeds the current retail price of the tobacco product in the package;
- the seller takes the necessary steps to ensure the buyer is at least 18 years of age;
- both the buyer and the seller ensure that the sale complies with applicable laws and shipped regulations.
- Pipes traditionally intended for use with tobacco products are permitted, including hookah pipes, and pipes made from briar, clay, corncob, meerschaum or similar materials.
- Vintage Government and Transit Uniforms – vintage commercial airline, train and subway clothing, and articles of clothing and identification related to transportation security or employment with a transportation-related industry are permitted provided it is at least 10 years old, is no longer in use and does not resemble any piece of a current uniform.
- Vintage Transit-Related Items – official, internal documents, manuals and other materials which are obsolete and no longer in use are permitted, provided they are clearly marked as such.
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