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  1. By participating in Bid4It Aberdeen, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept these rules. The Aberdeen News

  2. Items purchased through Bid4It Aberdeen will not be refunded via The Aberdeen News. Issues with the merchants, such as going out of business or a change in policy must be raised with the individual merchants. The Aberdeen News is a vehicle for these businesses to sell items and any questions concerning their offers must be handled with the merchants. Refunds will not be made through The Aberdeen News.

  3. The Aberdeen News provides Bid4It Aberdeen as a venue for sellers to advertise and promote items for you to bid on. The Aberdeen News is not involved in any transaction entered into through Bid4It Aberdeen except to the extent that The Aberdeen News will collect the total purchase price for items (other than real estate or automobiles, as outlined herein). The Aberdeen News is not involved in the buying, selling, exchanging or dealing of items in Bid4It Aberdeen, nor is The Aberdeen News soliciting orders on behalf of the sellers. The Aberdeen News charges no fee to sellers for listing items in Bid4It Aberdeen, nor to buyers who purchase items from sellers who participate in Bid4It Aberdeen.

  4. The Aberdeen News makes no representations or warranties and there are no conditions of any kind, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to the goods and services offered through Bid4It Aberdeen, including without limitation:

    • implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement;
    • any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage of trade;
    • any obligation, liability, right, claims or remedy in tort, whether or not arising from the negligence of Hoosier Times Inc.

  5. All items in Bid4It Aberdeen are new, unless otherwise indicated, and come with applicable warranties, as determined by the seller. The Aberdeen News is not the seller of the items and assumes no responsibility for the items in any respect. The respective sellers of each item are solely responsible for descriptions in Bid4It Aberdeen and the condition, estimates, authenticity, title, representations as to price, and all other matters relating to the offer and sale of the items.

  6. All items in Bid4It Aberdeen may be viewed at the respective seller's place of business as indicated in the auction guide. Bidders are urged to view items on which they intend to bid prior to bidding.

  7. Participation is open to anyone 18 years of age or over with the exception of employees of sellers who have submitted items to The Aberdeen News and their immediate families. Such employees of the participating businesses may bid, but not on items that are provided by their respective companies.

  8. Neither The Aberdeen News nor any of its employees or agents is responsible for any claims relating to the use of any goods, the provision of any of the services, or as a result of your participation in Bid4It Aberdeen.

  9. You are prohibited from using any method, mechanism, device or software to affect the proper functioning of Bid4It Aberdeen and its website. The Aberdeen News may, at its sole discretion and without notice, terminate the right of any participant in Bid4It Aberdeen or user of the website to participate in Bid4It Aberdeen or use the website.

  10. All content on this website is the property of The Aberdeen News or the sellers. The Aberdeen News grants a limited license to each user of the website to make personal use only of the website itself. Any other use, including reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, or display of the content on the website is strictly prohibited.

  11. Bid4It Aberdeen is governed by and construed in accordance with Indiana law. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations regarding participation in Bid4It Aberdeen and use of the website.


  1. Bid4It Aberdeen commences on Sunday, August 18 at 8 am and ends on Monday, August 26 at 8 pm; starting and ending time is determined by the website clock. Bids will be accepted during this time period only. The Aberdeen News reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without notice, to extend, terminate or modify Bid4It Aberdeen in the event of unforeseen technical difficulties that alter the proper functioning of Bid4It Aberdeen.

  2. Bids may be placed online at any time at the website while the auction is active.

  3. The Bid4It Aberdeen Committee will set a Starting Bid for each item. The Starting Bid is the minimum amount required to participate in the bidding for that item.

  4. Each item has an opening bid amount. Once a bid has been placed, that bidder is required to purchase that item unless a higher bid is placed by another bidder.

  5. Bid4It Aberdeen operates under a proxy bidding system. Under proxy bidding, you enter the amount you are willing to bid for an item. This is your Maximum Secret Bid and is known only by you and the Bid4It Aberdeen Committee. You should be sure of your Maximum Secret Bid prior to submission. The Maximum Secret Bid that you submit may not necessarily be the price you pay if you are the successful bidder - you may pay less, but never more. However, choose your maximum carefully, as you will be legally bound to pay up to that price (plus any applicable taxes) if it is the final highest bid.

  6. If previous bids have been placed on an item, then your Maximum Secret Bid must exceed the current leading bid on that item by at least the minimum increment for that item (the increment is $2 for items whose value is $0 - $300, $4 for items whose value is $301 - $500, $5 for items whose value is $501 - $1,000, $10 for items whose value is $1,000 or higher. For example, if the current leading bid is $600 on a $1000 item, then your Maximum Secret Bid must be at least $610.

  7. Based on your Maximum Secret Bid, the bidding software will place bids on your behalf at the lowest amount possible to make you the high bidder for the item. For example, if yours is the first bid on an item, the auction software will place a bid on your behalf equal to the Starting Bid for that item, or if your Maximum Secret Bid is greater than the Opening Price of the item, the auction software will place a bid equal to the Opening Price.

  8. If another bidder places a Maximum Secret bid on an item for which you have placed a bid, and your Maximum Secret Bid on the item is higher than the other bidder's Maximum Secret Bid, the auction software will automatically place a bid on your behalf that is in the amount of the bid increment more than the other bidder's Maximum Secret Bid, to ensure you remain the leading bidder. The auction software will continue bidding in this fashion until one of the following three things happens:

    • No other bids are higher than yours,
    • Your Maximum Secret Bid is reached, or
    • You are declared the highest bidder at the end of Bid4It Aberdeen.

  9. It is your responsibility to monitor the outcome and status of your bids on the Bid4It Aberdeen website and, in the event that you are outbid by another bidder with a higher Maximum Secret Bid, determine whether to continue bidding on an item. If you are outbid by another bidder with a higher Maximum Secret Bid, you must submit a new Maximum Secret Bid in order to continue your bidding on that item. If you submit a new Maximum Secret Bid, that bid supercedes all your previous bids on that item. The amount of the new bid must be at least the amount of the bid increment more than the current leading bid on the item, and the quantity must be the same or greater than the highest quantity in any of your previous Maximum Secret Bids on that item.

  10. If your Maximum Secret Bid is exactly the same as another bidder's previously-placed Maximum Secret Bid on the same item, the bidder whose bid was placed first shall be declared the leading bidder.

  11. In the event of a dispute between bidders or between bidders and the Bid4It Aberdeen Committee, or in the event of doubt or dispute as to the validity of any bid, the Bid4It Aberdeen Committee will have the discretion to determine the successful bidder. All decisions by the Bid4It Aberdeen Committee are final and binding and not subject to review or appeal.

  12. The Aberdeen News is not responsible for any bids that are lost, misdirected, incomplete or illegible, or for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind including, but not limited to, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, which may limit a bidder's ability to participate in Bid4It Aberdeen. Proof of sending will not be proof of receipt by The Aberdeen News. The Aberdeen News is not responsible for any online, long distance telephone, or other charges you may incur in connection with participating in Bid4It Aberdeen.

  13. During and after Bid4It Aberdeen, you may receive emails confirming bids you place, notifying you that you have been outbid by another bidder, or notifying you that you are a winner. These emails are for informational purposes only. Their transmission or omission does not constitute any change in the status of your bid or those of other bidders. Only the record of bids in the Bid4It Aberdeen system, as represented on the website, constitutes the true bid record, as used by the Bid4It Aberdeen Committee to determine the winning bidder at the close of Bid4It Aberdeen.


  1. All registered users of Bid4It Aberdeen will be required to enter a current credit card. This credit card will be charged upon completion of Bid4It Aberdeen for any items in which the user is the high bidder. All payments will be made via credit card online and not accepted at the newspaper.

  2. At the close of the sale/auction, the winning bidder (the buyer) for each item and will be contacted by email to notify him/her of his/her winning status. As the buyer, you may not retract your bid and are obligated to make full payment of the total purchase.

  3. The total purchase price of an item for each winning buyer is defined as the leading bid for the item at the close of the sale/auction, for each winning bidder, multiplied by the quantity allocated to the buyer.

  4. The buyer shall pay the total purchase price to The Aberdeen News, except in the case of Automobiles.

  5. It is the seller's and the buyer's responsibility to obtain any applicable or necessary licenses, registrations, or any other form of approval for the items sold and to pay any fees associated therewith concerning the purchase of items requiring a title.

  6. The Aberdeen News will collect all the taxes except in the cases of Automobiles and real estate. These transactions will be handled at the dealership or title company and taxes collected at that time. The dealer will pay The Aberdeen News the auction bid amount within two weeks of auction close for an automobile. All payment for real estate will be handled at the title company.


  1. You must register to place bids. Registration requires your full name, address, phone number, payment information and e-mail address. This information will be used to contact you during the auction and in the event that you are a winning bidder.

  2. All information collected is for the sole use of The Aberdeen News, Bid4It Aberdeen sellers and Indiana Auction Media. This information will not be communicated to any other third parties without your written consent.