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Auction Terms and Conditions

A   General

1.  VEBEG Live-Auctions are governed by the following conditions or the conditions of the respective auction.

2.  Auctions held on VEBEG's website are generally conducted on VEBEG's behalf and for the account of VEBEG's clients. Even if auctions are conducted on behalf and for the account of a client (agency business), the following conditions apply as well. Goods offered for sale are selected moveable items (hereafter referred to as "goods") from the inventory of public or private sector bodies. In individual cases, items can be subject to an Export License from the Federal Export Control Authority (BAFA).

B   Participance

1.  Participation is limited to individual persons of full legal capacity (consumers) and legal entities, who have registered and whose user-account has been activated.

2.  For further information on how to register please click the link below.

3.  There is no claim for registration. VEBEG reserves the right to exclude bidders and to cancel registration.

C   Procedure

1.  All goods are offered with a start price in EURO. Bids below the start price are not accepted.

2.  A bidder is bound to his bid until it is exceeded by another bid.

3.  Bid Increment:

Current Price


Bid Increment

Up to

50,00 €


1,00 €

Up to

100,00 €


2,00 €

Up to

500,00 €


5,00 €

Up to

1.000,00 €


10,00 €

Up to

2.000,00 €


20,00 €

Up to

5.000,00 €


50,00 €


5.000,00 €


100,00 €

4.  Bids are placed via VEBEG's automated server bidding system. You enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the item. Your maximum bid is kept confidential to other bidders.

The system bids on your behalf an amount just high enough to equal the start price or to beat the highest bidder’s maximum bid. When you are outbid, the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid. The system increases your bid by increments only as much as necessary to maintain your high bid position.

If another bidder has placed the same bid before you or a higher maximum bid, we will notify you that you have been outbid so that you can place another bid if you want. However, if no other bidder has a higher maximum bid at the end of the auction, you win the item even if your bid does not go as high as your maximum bid.

5.  Auctions end as per fixed date and time. Only VEBEG's server time applies.

6.  The contract is awarded to the highest bid at the conclusion of the auction. However, a claim for acceptance of the highest bid does not exist. VEBEG reserves the right to cancel a running auction.

7.  The successful bidder will be notified on the acceptance of his bid via email and will receive an invoice annotating the specific good awarded and its price in EURO.

D   Consumer Rights

A consumer has the right to cancel his contractual offer without giving any reason in writing by letter, fax or email within a period of fourteen (14) days. For further information please click here.

E   Payment

1.  Payment of the purchase price in EURO must be received on one of
VEBEG's accounts within 10 days of invoice date. After payment the buyer will receive a release-note authorizing collection of the goods purchased.

2.  Value Added Tax (VAT) will be charged in addition to the bid price, unless the regulations of § 25a UStG (German VAT Law) apply.

3.  In the cases of Intra Community Deliveries to other territories within the EU and of Export Deliveries to countries outside the EU according to German VAT Law, the Buyer shall pay a deposit in the amount of VAT in addition to the purchase price. The deposit for Intra Community Deliveries can only be reimbursed if VEBEG receives the "Entry Certificate" of the Buyer. In the case of Export Deliveries the deposit can only be reimbursed after receipt of the electronical notification of exportation from the customs office of departure (border customs office), for cars and trucks additionally an official certificate is required which is issued in the State of destination and proves either registration of the vehicle or customs clearance or payment of import duties. Reimbursement shall be forfeited if the required proof of exportation is not received by VEBEG within 6 months of date of invoice; this does not affect the Buyer's obligation to present the proof.

4.  On payment of the full invoice amount the Buyer will receive a release note (Abholvollmacht).

5.  The buyer is obliged to collect purchased goods within 21 days of invoice date by presenting the received release-note.

6.  Auction fees are not charged. Shipping of purchased goods by mail is at the buyer's expense.

7.  If a buyer fails to pay or to collect purchased goods within the required time period, VEBEG is authorized to cancel the contract and to sell the goods elsewhere. The original buyer is liable for any financial damages related to the contract cancellation.

F   Transfer of Risk / Retention of Title

1.  In case of collection the risk of deterioration or loss of the goods transfers to the buyer upon take over of the goods but at latest on expiry of the 3-week term (note provision E 5).

2.  In case of agreed shipping by mail the risk of deterioration or loss of the goods transfers to the buyer as soon as VEBEG has handed over the item to a forwarder.

3.  The title of the goods transfers to the Buyer once payment of the purchase price has been made and delivery of the goods has been completed.

G   Warranty on Goods

1.  The vehicles/goods advertised for sale have been discharged by VEBEG's clients as they are generally not in a running condition, respectively have faults in function or are incomplete. In order to restore running condition, operational function or completeness, extensive repairs could be necessary. Bidders are cautioned to inspect the goods prior to submitting bids.

2.  If the Buyer is a contractor in the meaning of § 14 BGB, the goods are sold without any warranty. If the Buyer is a consumer, the warranty period is limited to one year. There is no warranty on apparent defects which are noticeable on inspection or which have not been noticed because of refraining from inspection.

3.  Due to the lack of knowledge of the actual condition of the goods, VEBEG gives no guarantee as to description, quantity, quality, condition, suitability for use and licensing, undamaged history or the non-existence of apparent or hidden defects.

4.  Remarks regarding the description, condition and assortment of the goods as well as indication of quantities in "en bloc"-lots are not binding. Information, statements and promises are without obligation unless confirmed by VEBEG in writing.

5.  The Buyer shall be responsible for adherence of health and safety, licensing and environmental protection requirements as well as for applying for operating permits.

H   Liability

1.   VEBEG's liability for culpable injury to life, body or health, and the lack of a guaranteed characteristic or malicious concealment to quality is governed by law.

2.   In all other cases VEBEG is liable for intent and gross negligence by its legal representatives and persons used to perform obligations.

3.   Any further liability claims by contractors against VEBEG do not exist.

4.   In case of slight negligence VEBEG is only liable to consumers and if an essential obligation for the accomplishment of the contract purpose is violated. In this case, the liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price only for foreseeable, typically occurring damages whose appearance could be anticipated with regards to transfer for use. Any further liability for defects or consequential damages is excluded.

5.   The aforementioned liability limitations shall also apply for VEBEG's legal representatives and persons used to perform obligations.

6.   VEBEG does not guarantee the permanent availability of its website and is not liable for technical uncertainties associated with the internet medium.

I    Place of Execution, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

Place of Performance for all payments is Frankfurt am Main.

If the Buyer is a contractor or legal entity under public law, place of venue and jurisdiction for all disputes shall be Frankfurt am Main,

Exclusively the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. The UN Sales Laws are excluded.

If any of the above provisions shall be held to be invalid, the remaining provisions of the Auction Terms and Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and stay binding.


Not binding translation.
In case of disputes the German version prevails.

Edition: May 17th 2013