Note: Please be courteous to our customers and do not list
your items with other auctions, classified ads or sell them in
swap meets. If the item is sold in two listings some magician
will have to be disappointed if you only have one to sell. If
your item is found to be listed elsewhere it will be removed
from the auction. Let us know if you want to sell your item elsewhere
we will put it on hold or remove it.
Rating System for the Condition Of Items Listed
Item is brand new still in original packaging.
(LN)................................................. Like New
- packaging opened but looks like new.
(VG).................... Very Good - Used but is in good working
order with normal wear.
(G)............................. Good - In good working condition
but shows substantial wear.
Worn - Needs repair, re-painting or both.
Include manufacturer's name
(if known), the original retail price and your asking price,
approx. 50% off the retail price for faster sales. Your asking
price is the amount you will receive when your items are sold.
YOU DO NOT PAY ANY COMMISSION
ON THE SALE OF YOUR ITEMS
(keep this in mind when you set your asking price)
Note: We have found items with a short description of the
effect and lowest prices (of course) sell fastest. Photos on
illusions are mandatory - also include if fiber case, ATA case
or crate is included. We "do
not" appraise collectors items and
recommend you find the value of the items before listing them
on the auction.
Note: "Do Not Send Items to us. Items are shipped
by you direct to the buyer.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All Magic Categories - except Stage Illusions
(See below for Stage Illusions)
Please provide us the asking
price you would like to receive on the item.
We will list your items FREE.
You can never receive less or more than your asking price. Items
that sell fastest are generally listed
at 50% off the original retail price. We list non-illusion items
by adding 10% of retail to your asking price.
You do not pay a commission
on your asking price - your asking price is what you receive.
Keep this in mind when setting your asking price. Shipping costs
are the responsibility of the buyer unless otherwise stated by
the seller in the listing. Since many magicians travel a great
deal, it allows us to service buyers and sellers in a timely
fashion. If at any time a seller wishes to have their items removed
from the auction just send us an email stating which items or
all items are to be removed. Buyers pay a separate shipping charge
for each item purchased. If you list an item you are accepting
our terms and conditions.
Do Not Ship items to us - Items
will ship from you, direct to the buyer.
Illusions follow the terms and conditions above for general magic.
The commission for Illusions is 10% (your asking price times
1.111) - Sellers do not pay a commission on their asking price.
You receive what you have asked for the item - no more and no
less. Pictures are required for illusions. Send by e-mail as
attached files. Please provide clear and detailed description
of the condition of the illusion along with manufacturer and
items that are included such as crates, fiber or ATA cases, hoops,
costumes, curtains, chains locks etc. Only original and authorized
illusions will be listed.
Preparing Your Items For Auction
When preparing your items for auction, please include the following:
Item name, category to be listed under, small description of
the item, manufacturer, condition, retail Price, and your asking
price. (Send by e-mail photos if available - we will add to your
listing free) Keep in mind when you set your asking price that
our commission is already included when the item is listed.
NOTE: VIDEOS - We no longer
take in VHS tapes - buyer's are now looking for DVD's
Auctions close each Wednesday,
items sold, upon receipt of payment from the buyer will be shipped.
When received in acceptable condition by buyer we will send the
seller their asking price.
If your item has not sold after a few weeks you can lower your
price or remove the listing.
Auctions close each Wednesday at
10:00 PM Eastern Time.
Winning bidders will be notified by e-mail the day after the
Since we have to list the item,
update the site every time a bid is made, notify the bidder when
he wins the item, collect the money for the seller, Notify the
seller to ship with instructions, provide packing materials and
ship for sellers, plus send the check to the seller, not to mention
the bookkeeping and cost of a commercial site. That's a lot of
work for a 10% commission. This
system has worked well for over 20 years is fair to everyone.
The seller receives his asking price, the buyer purchases at
a discount and we make a profit on anything over your asking
price - which also helps offset our cost to run the auction.
No one pays an advertising fee and there is no password or entrance
Our Seller Guarantee:
Your items will not be shipped until the money is collected from
the winning bidder and it clears the bank. It is your responsibility
to state the true condition of your items to be sold. If an item
is received in poor or worn condition you may have it returned,
unless the items condition was clearly stated in your listing.
Be specific in your descriptions. If an item is received by a
buyer in unsatisfactory condition the seller will be put in contact
with the buyer to settle the matter. If a reasonable settlement
is not reached in 10 days the item will be sent back to the seller.
If you are clear and detailed in your description of the condition
of your items you will avoid a return. We are not responsible
for disputes between buyers and sellers after 30 days. Magicauction.com
is not responsible for fees paid by buyers or sellers on cancelled
transactions. Fees for sending payments are charged by Banks
/ PayPal and are deducted from the original amount before we
receive the payment, therefore we do not have the fee to refund.
Whenever possible on Pay Pal refunds we will send the refund
within 60 days to insure that Pay Pal also refunds the fee. On
wire transfers or money orders there is no way for us to refund
the cost or fee charged. Sellers listing Knock offs of original
illusions, trying to pass off a counterfeit copy as an original
or selling any props that are not authorized by the originator
or manufacturer are not permitted to be listed at Magicauction.com
Returns: It is the responsibility of the buyer to return the
item to the seller in order to receive a refund. We can't refund
money until the item is returned to the seller and he receives
it. When the item is received by the seller in the same condition
it was sent, the buyer will receive a refund. If the item is
returned without authorization the buyer is responsible for all
additional costs (if any) related to the shipment. Shipping costs
on items returned are not refundable since that money has already
been paid to the shipping company.
Seller Notice: Buyers making payments by credit card, wire transfer
or similar payment options - all charges will be absorbed by
the seller. There is usually a $35.00 bank charge to receive
a wire transfer. Orders paid by Pay Pal or Credit Card will cost
the seller approx. four percent plus a .30 fee for Pay Pal to
process the transaction. Pay Pal E-Checks - flat fee.
Payment: We offer a guarantee
to both the buyer and seller. To cover both parties we hold payment
until the buyer confirms receipt of his purchase. Every weekend
we do checks for all transactions that are completed (item received
notification) that week and mail them on Monday morning. Seller's
checks include their asking price for each item received and
any shipping reimbursement due less any Pay Pal or Bank Fees
Items that are not Returnable:
If you do not like the item, do not like
the manufacturer's quality, or you made a mistake and bid on
the wrong item. However... items can always be re-listed and
sold to someone else who may not feel the same way about the
item as you do.