Auction Terms & Conditions
By participating in this auction the bidder agrees to the following terms and conditions:
NOMINAL OPENING BID: $250 Per Acre x 160 Or 320
BUYER’S PREMIUM: There will be a Five Percent (5%) Buyer’s Premium added to the winning bid price to arrive at the total contract price to be paid by the Buyer.
THIS IS AN ONLINE ONLY AUCTION: If you prefer to turn in a bid in person, please call the office at (406) 652-2266 to make arrangements.
BIDDER REGISTRATION: Bidders must register online with Auctioneer prior to bidding on the Property with credit card verification. Bidders must download the Bid Certification form, sign and email or fax to Musser Bros, once the Bid Certification form is received Musser Bros will grant bidding privileges.
PROCEDURE: The property will be offered in (2) individual tracts. This will be Online Only Bidding forum with increments as determined by the Auctioneer. Bidding starts at the nominal Opening Bid indicated and is open to the public. The Auctioneer is the sole arbiter and controller of the conduct of the auction and shall be the final and absolute authority without liability to any party.
AUCTION ENDING: Beginning at the stated closing time, the auction software will conclude bidding for the auction lot with the following exception: if a bid is placed in the last 10 minutes remaining for that auction lot, bidding for that lot will remain open for an additional 10 minutes or until 10 minutes pass without a bid increase.
OUTBID NOTIFICATION: Until the auction begins to close, the bidding software will notify bidders by email when they have been outbid.
ACCEPTANCE OF BID PRICE: ACCEPTANCE OF FINAL BID PRICE IS SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE SELLER. The Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Purchaser acknowledges that he/she is irrevocably bound to the terms of this Purchase Agreement for 72 hour period following the auction close, allowing Auctioneer to secure Seller acceptance of the Purchase Agreement.
AGREEMENT OF PURCHASE AND SALE: The Purchaser shall execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, in the form provided by the auctioneer, without modification, by June 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm MDT after being declared the high bidder, at Musser Bros, Inc office in Billings, MT.
EARNEST MONEY: The Purchaser shall pay an amount equal to 10% of the total contract sales price when executing the agreement of purchase and sale. The balance of funds will be due in full at the time of closing on or before JULY 26, 2018, at Stillwater Abstract & Title Co, Inc in Columbus, MT.
NO CONTINGENCIES: YOUR BIDDING IS NOT CONDITIONAL UPON FINANCING, SO BE SURE YOU HAVE ARRANGED FINANCING, IF NEEDED, OR ARE CAPABLE OF PAYING CASH AT CLOSING. PURCHASER IS REQUIRED TO CLOSE BY JULY 26, 2018, OR PURCHASER WILL FORFEIT ALL OF HIS EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT TO SELLER.
ESCROW AGENT: The deposit, earnest and purchase monies in respect of the property shall be paid to and deposited with Stillwater Abstract & Title Co, Inc in Columbus, MT
DEED: Seller shall provide a warranty deed.
CLOSING: The balance of the purchase price shall be paid at or before closing. Closing shall take place on or before 4:00 PM MDT on July 26th, 2018. The Escrow Agent will schedule and conduct closing.
CROP: If Buyer(s) close on or before July 9th - Buyer(s) receives hay crop, if property closes after July 9th - Seller retains crop. Closing Agent Fee will be shared equally between Buyer and Seller.
TITLE: Seller shall provide an Owner's Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of the purchase price, and shall execute a proper deed conveying the real estate to the Buyer(s). Seller shall pay the premium of the title insurance policy.
TAXES: General property taxes for the year 2018 shall be prorated between the parties as of the date of closing.
CLOSING COSTS: At closing, Seller shall pay for its escrow and closing fees, and all of the costs for preparation of all documents to convey the property. At closing, Purchaser shall pay for its escrow and closing fees, any and all recording fees, and all other sale, financing or closing fees as required. Taxes and association fees, if any, shall be prorated to the date of closing.
POSSESSION: Purchaser will receive possession at closing, subject to the rights of parties in possession, if any.
WATER RIGHTS: To the extent Seller owns any water rights relating to the Property, they will be transferred to Buyer and included in the definition of Property. As used herein, the term “water rights” includes, but is not limited to, all water, including surface or ground water, and any legal entitlement to water, including statements of claim, certificates of water rights, permits to appropriate water, exempt existing rights, decreed basins, or any ditches, ditch rights or ditch easements, appurtenant to or used in connection with the Property.
MINERAL RIGHTS: 100% of Seller’s interest, if any, in the mineral rights will be conveyed with sale.
NO NEW SURVEY: The property will be conveyed according to the existing legal description. Purchaser acknowledges that the fences on the property may not be on line.
INSPECTIONS: Purchaser has had an opportunity to inspect the property and is fully aware of its condition. Purchaser accepts the condition of the property in its “As Is” condition.
AS-IS SALE: The Purchaser shall accept the property in an as-is condition with all faults as of the closing date and the purchaser shall specifically agree that the seller has not and does not make any representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, to the purchaser regarding the property or any improvements thereon. The property is selling subject to anything an accurate survey or personal inspection of the property may reveal, including any existing rights-of-way, easements or claims to easements, encroachments, rights or claims of parties in possession, restrictive covenants and easements, flood zones, zoning or subdivision regulations, building codes, governmental agencies regulations, environmental conditions, lead-based paint, asbestos, radon gas, hazardous materials, any mineral rights, water rights, riparian or littoral rights, and reservations or conveyances, if any. The purchaser shall have satisfied himself as to the location and condition of the property, and all descriptions thereof, before bidding. All information contained in the brochure and all promotional materials, including, but not limited to, square footages, acreage, dimensions, maps, taxes, etc., was derived from court house records and is believed to be correct; however, neither the seller nor the auctioneer makes any guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information.
MISCELLANEOUS: All decisions of the auctioneer are final as to the methods of bidding, disputes among bidders, increments of bidding and any other matters that may arise before, during, or after the auction. Seller reserves the right to deny any person the right to participate in the auction or to ban anyone from the auction who attempts to disrupt it.
SERVER & SOFTWARE TECHNICAL ISSUES: In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction-related technologies, Musser Bros, Inc. reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. NEITHER THE COMPANY PROVIDING THE SOFTWARE nor MUSSER BROS, INC. SHALL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSED BID OR THE FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO FUNCTION PROPERLY FOR ANY REASON. Email notifications will be sent to registered bidders with updated information as deemed necessary by Musser Bros, Inc.
DEBT COLLECTION AND INTEREST CHARGE: The bidder agrees to pay all reasonable attorney fees and other costs incurred by Musser Bros, Inc. in its efforts to collect unpaid funds from the bidder. The bidder agrees that a fee of 2% of the outstanding balance per month be added to any unpaid balance due Musser Bros, Inc. Any debt collection or dispute proceedings will be heard in Yellowstone County, Montana.
AGE REQUIREMENT: All bidders must be 18 years of age or older.
AGENCY: Musser Bros, Inc. and its representatives are exclusive agents of the Seller and are agents of no other party to this transaction.
OWNER: Dave & Wanda Coles
Musser Bros, Inc.
4350 Neibauer Road
Billings, MT 59106
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc.
SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Sebae Data Solutions, (the makers of Auction Flex & HiBid (formerly Bidopia) hereafter referred to as "Sebae"), provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms & Conditions ("TAC"), which we may update from time to time without notice to you. The most current version of the TAC can be found found at any time by visiting the link: http://www.auctionflex.com/showtandc.ap
USE AND REGISTRATION
Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members. If you are under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our service. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to the TAC.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Bidder Information") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Sebae has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sebae has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
DESCRIPTIONS OF SERVICE
Sebae provides the following services under the Auction Flex & HiBid trademarks: Integrated Web Service (for auctioneers), internet bidding (absentee, online-only, & webcast). You can learn more about these services in the following sections.
HIBID INTERNET AUCTION PLATFORM & WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Sebae provides the HiBid (formerly Bidopia) Internet Auction Platform & Web Service ("HWS") under the HiBid trademark as a software solution for auctioneers wishing to extend the audience of their live auctions to the internet. The HWS provides various features including internet absentee bidding, internet-only auctions, and webcast auctions.
The HWS is able to changes its appearance to coincide with the website that it is powering. Accordingly, the HWS powers the www.hibid.com website as well as numerous Auction Flex customer websites. This ability to change appearance is a feature of the HWS. Much like internet merchant account providers can host a secure web page for a vendor to easily process payments, the HWS hosts certain portions of the auctioneer's website to easily enable advanced features such as internet bidding.
INTERNET ABSENTEE BIDDING
Internet absentee bidding allows you to place a bid for an item in advance of an auction. This allows you to place bids on lots without actually attending the auction.
Internet only bidding allows you to place a bid for an item prior to the auction lot closing online. In an internet-only auction there is no live auction.
Webcast auctions allow you to bid in real-time against other bidders or place pre-bids prior to a lot going "live".
Lots are sold in accordance with the Auctioneer's terms and conditions which are accessible from each lot's page. It is your responsibility to read and accept the Auctioneer's terms and conditions prior to placing your bid.
When you place a bid you are agreeing to be bound by the Auctioneer's & Sebae's terms and conditions. By placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract. Please keep in mind that you are bidding against other internet bidders as well as floor bidders, phone bidders, and regular absentee bidders (this list does not constitute a complete list of bidder types but does highlight the common bidder channels).
The auctioneer, at their discretion, can approve or deny bidders. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or deny bidders for any reason. Prior to approval the auctioneer may contact you to determine your credit worthiness. If the auctioneer approves your bid, the auctioneer will then process your bid in accordance with their terms and conditions.
Should your bid for a lot prove successful, the auctioneer may contact you to arrange for payment & shipping (if applicable). If the auctioneer required registration via a credit card, the auctioneer reserves the right to process your winning bids to the credit card provided during registration.
Sebae, through the Auction Flex & HiBid products & services, facilitates the internet bidding process between the Auctioneer & the bidder. Sebae is in no way a party to the transaction. Because Sebae is not a party to the transaction, you accept that you will have no claim or cause of action against Sebae in respect of the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot. If you have a dispute with an Auctioneer or another user of the Service with regard to the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot you agree that Sebae, its officers, agents, employees will not be liable for losses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, special loss, indirect loss and consequential los), costs, damages, liabilities, claims, demands and expenses of any kind arising out of or connected with such dispute. You also accept that none of the aforementioned are under any obligation to take any action to resolve any dispute between you and an Auctioneer
Sebae is not responsible for any typographical, pictorial or technical errors in information about Lots on the Site as provided by Auctioneers. Sebae does not evaluate Lots and does not act as a specialist or expert on any related subject matter. Sebae makes no warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to Lots (including but not limited to representations or warranties as to the accuracy of description, genuineness, quality, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin or safety). If you have any questions, e-mail the Auctioneer directly. In particular, make sure that you understand the Auctioneer's payment terms and shipping terms.
The Service requires you to login with your username and password prior to placing a bid on a Lot. Making bids with false information or with stolen credit card information is prohibited and illegal.
Your user name and password are required in order to place internet bids. Making bids in a false name or with an invalid or stolen credit card is prohibited. Each bid carries the computer coding of the Internet provider which allows the individual user to be traced and Sebae may at its discretion release this information to enable legal action to be taken. Sebae may, in its entire discretion, refuse or remove bids where it suspects that bids contravene this prohibition. By placing a bid, you are making a binding and irrevocable offer to purchase the Item at any price up to the maximum bid amount you submit. If you win, you must complete the transaction, subject to any contractual right or other right at law to rescind the contract in certain circumstances. Failure to complete transaction without lawful reason is not only a breach of your contract with the Seller but also a breach of this User Agreement.
The amount bid can be increased but cannot be decreased. The auctioneer may, at their discretion, allow you to withdraw and resubmit a bid in the case of bids containing an obvious typographical error. You may forward a request to withdraw a bid and resubmit a correct bid by immediately sending an email to the auctioneer, however, there is no guarantee that any bid will be withdrawn. Although Sebae will use best efforts to forward all bids, Sebae does not accept any responsibility for lost bids or problems with the recipient auctioneer's ability to process your bid. Moreover, Sebae cannot guarantee that bids received will be processed by the individual auctioneers.
Please note that Sebae's role is limited to the provision of the Site for dissemination and publication of information provided by the Sellers.
THE WINNING BID
The winning bid in an auction will be the highest bid that exceeds any reserve (if a reserve exists). In the case of equal bids, the earliest bid received will be the winning bid. If a higher bid is subsequently withdrawn or removed then the auctioneer shall have the right to accept the next highest bid.
NOTICE OF END OF SALE, PAYMENT & SHIPPING
After the sale has ended, the auctioneer will notify the winning bidder via phone, fax or mail that they have won. If you do not receive notice that you have made the winning bid and think that you are the top bidder, you should check with the auctioneer directly. You will make all payment for Items to the auctioneer in accordance with their terms and conditions.
BUYER'S PREMIUM, TAXES AND DUTIES
If you are a successful bidder, you are responsible for paying any buyer's premium, taxes and duties (including any VAT, sales tax and import duties) that may be imposed on the final price paid for an Item. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to check the applicable taxes and duties that may be imposed on an Item prior to bidding for it.
All material and content as provided by the Service is protected by copyright and similar rights. You can not use or make available any of that material for any commercial purpose.
SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that:
a. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Sebae expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
b. Sebae makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
c. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
d. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Sebae or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly state in the TAC.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that Sebae shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Sebae has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of of the previous two sections titled 'Disclaimer of Warranties' and 'Limitation of Liability' may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold Sebae harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
The TAC constitute the entire agreement between you and Sebae and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Sebae. The TAC and the relationship between you and Sebae shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Sebae agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Marion, Florida. The failure of Sebae to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TAC shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TAC is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TAC remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TAC must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.