Hello, my name is Alex Melaragno. I am a member of Geauga Livestock 4H club, and a senior at Gilmour Academy. This is both my first and last year doing a market duck project. I have raised ducks previously and was happy to face the challenges, and try something new. It would be an honor to receive your support for my project, and future as I study to be an engineer.
ONLINE BIDDERS: The Ohio Showcase Sale will be broadcast live over
the internet through services provided by Breeders World.
1. Visit the website at www.bwfinaldrive.com. If you are a first time user click on login/register. Remember to keep your username and password. If you forget your password, click the reset password button.
2. To create your account you will be required to use a valid credit card. This card IS NOT automatically charged for your purchases. You must settle your account according to the online terms and conditions.
3. Bidding amounts on the screen will be current. Video can have a lag (less than 1 sec) depending on your internet service. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that their internet connection and computer are working properly.
4. If you bid by mistake and win the lot, you are bound by contract to purchase the lot. Auctioneer shall be the sole judge in determining the winning bidder in the event of a tie bid.
PREMIUM AUCTION DEFINITION: Registered bidders understand that a premium auction acts as a fundraiser for the Youth exhibitor and allow the bidder the advertising / promotion of supporting the youth auction. When listed as “Premium Auction No Possession”, THE HIGH BIDDER DOES NOT PURCHASE THE RIGHTS OF LEASE OR OWNERSHIP TO THE PROJECT BEING OFFERED. When listed as “ Premium Auction Buyer takes Possession”, The High bidder will receive the lot and the buyer must let the sale committee know their intent for possession / processor.
ADD ONS: Those desiring to assist individual youth exhibitors through financial donations may place “Add-ons” on specific lots. These add on monies will be credited to the youth exhibitor less applicable sale expenses. There is no transfer of ownership implied to any lot by placing “add-ons” on a lot. Add-ons are to be strictly considered a gift to the youth exhibitor.
TERMINAL AUCTION DEFINITION: Youth exhibitor consignors may offer their project as a “Terminal” auction which means the highest bidder will be granted the contents of the lot at the conclusion of the auction and successful Payment. A terminal lot should be understood by the bidder that they are buying the contents of the lot and have the ability to take delivery and provide adequate care of live animals.
PAYMENT: All bidding and payments are in US Dollars ONLY. All payment is to be sent to the fair and address listed on your invoice. No payment is to be sent to Breeders World and there is no option to pay via credit card to Breeders World. Contact this fair for any payment questions.
INVOICING: An invoice with payment instructions will be sent to each buyers registered e-mail address at the close of bidding. If you do not receive an invoice via your e-mail in 24 hours after the close of the auction please contact our office immediately. Failure to complete the payment terms as stated above will result in forfeiture of purchases and negative feedback reported to the credit bureau. Be sure you are capable of paying immediately and realize your bids are not conditional upon financing. Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge the entire purchase price and late fees to the credit card on file if payment is not made in 4 days after the close of bidding. Unless the sale of an item is indicated otherwise, each lot will sell subject to a reserve price established by the seller. When an article is sold with reserve, the auctioneer may bid on the sellers behalf in an amount not to exceed the reserve price.
CONDITIONS: Any person placing bids on items in this auction agrees to these terms and conditions and understands that, by placing bids, they are entering into a binding contract between themselves and the seller(s) and that they will be held financially responsible for their actions. Breeders World only as an agent between buyer and seller and may not be held responsible for any livestock or merchandise. It is to be clearly understood that Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer; Breeders World Final Drive Youth Auctions, BreedersWorld.com and representatives act only as a means between buyer and seller, and may not be held liable, financially or otherwise, for any failure on the part of the same to fulfill any obligations set forth in this sale or for the truth of any warranties expressed or implied. This catalog of offering has been prepared by the auctioneer from information provided by the seller(s) and is assumed accurate as presented to us. However, Roger M. Hunker, Auctioneer will in no way guarantee age, pedigree, or reproductive status of the animals selling. All agreements and adjustments made are between buyer and seller.
Placing a bid is a binding contract between you and the Owner/Seller, and the bid cannot be retracted. Once a Bidder places a bid, and the bid is the high/winning bid, the Bidder will be obligated to buy the lot at the said price indicated. Placing a bid on this online auction site, and winning, then not paying for the lot is illegal in most states, and prosecution can result.
The Owner/Seller of property sold through this online auction site reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
As a Bidder, you are responsible for any bids placed by you or a designated representative under your bidding number and password. The security of your Bidder information is your sole responsibility and the Bidder will be responsible for any and all bids placed under the assigned number. If, at any time, you feel that your Bidder number and password have been compromised, due to lack of security on your part, you must notify Auctioneer immediately.
Bidders agree that when using the Maximum Bid feature on our online auction Web site they will use it according to the terms and conditions applicable to that feature. Please note that when using the Maximum Bid feature, if you are the current high Bidder and you want to change your Maximum Bid, you will be required to place a new bid in the increment designated for that lot in order to raise your Maximum Bid, which may cause you to raise your last high bid by one bid increment. You, as a Bidder, understand and agree to how the Maximum Bid feature works if you choose to use it.
BID RETRACTIONS: There are no bid retractions. ALL BIDS ARE NON-CANCELLABLE ONCE SUBMITTED. Once a bid is made and confirmed, it cannot be retracted. When a bid is made you manifest your intent and ability to buy the lot at the bid price. A false or fraudulent bid may result in legal action. Any winning Bidder who refuses to purchase the lot may be banned from all future online auctions.