EzDownsizing.com Online Auctions. Ask us about conducting your own seller-managed online auction event using this site!
How to Sell Your Own Items on bid.ezDownsizing.com!
Thank you for your interest in sharing our new model with the potential seller. The way the process works is:
ezDownsizing.com is an online auction company focusing on in-home estate sale auctions and seller-managed sale events. Unlike eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, our site and services focus on events rather than individual item listings. Those interested in alternatives to yard sales, garage sales, moving sales, fund raisers, etc., can go to our site, login create a seller account, and create their own online auction event where multiple items are offered for a given time and sold to the highest bidder at the completion of the event (typically about 7 to 10 days). The seller also identifies a day and time window (i.e. Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) for buyers to show up and retrieve the items they purchased online. Sellers have the option of mailing select items to distant buyers at the buyer’s expense. The benefits of our online auction event process over traditional sales include:
- Bidders may shop / buy from home and at their convenience
- Broadens the market rather than relying on only those in proximity
- Eliminates cancellations / limitations imposed by inclement weather
- Item prices are determined by competitive bidding (no haggling)
- Almost everything sells
- Less time is exhausted by sellers dealing with flaky and unreliable buyers (Craigslist / Marketplace)
- No need for sellers to pull items out, set them up and have to bring items back in that do not sell (garage sales / moving sales).
- Sellers are not required to manage multiple in-person shoppers at the same time.
- Eliminates loss due to damage / theft.
- Payment is taken online and items are paid for immediately upon the close of the online auction event.
ezDownsizing.com charges sellers $75.00 per event, plus 4% for credit card processing / merchant account fees. The purpose for the $75.00 fee is to cover the labor and advertising costs specific to your event. The fee also eliminates sellers with marginal quality / value, who may not benefit from our event-based online auction services. Specific advertising includes:
- Unique ad on Estatesales.net
- Unique ad on Actionzip.com
- Unique ad on Craigslist
- Email notification of your event to our email distribution list of approximately 3500 customers.
- Unique text message notification to approximately 3500 customers alerting them your event is about to close.
ezDownsizing.com charges buyers a 15% buyer’s premium which we retain. The buyer’s premium is a fee charged to the purchaser on top of their bid price for their online auction purchases (i.e. if an item is sold for $100.00, the buyer is charged $115.00, of which the seller receives $100.00, and ezDownsizing.com receives $15.00).
Buyers who are not tax exempt are charged sales tax, which is collected by ezDownsizing.com and filed with the state of Virginia.
Seller receives payment from ezDownsizing.com within 14 business days of the close of their event for their total sales less the 4% credit card processing fees. (Total sales do not include buyer’s premium. Buyer only pays 4% processing on proceeds they receive).
Contact us today to find out more about conducting your own online auction event using bid.ezDownsizing.com.
ezDownsizing.com, LLC offers you access to our services, which are the Bid.ezDownsizing.com website online auction platform and support related thereto (referred to as AUCTIONS), contingent on you agreeing to the following terms and conditions.
While using bid.ezDownsizing.com’s online auction platform and website, you agree:
- Agree you are able to form legally binding contracts, are over the age of 18, are not temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our AUCTIONS.
- You will not attempt to manipulate the price of any item.
- You will not copy, modify, or distribute content from AUCTIONS sites, copyrights or trademarks.
Seller’s use of AUCTIONS shall be at the pleasure of ezDownsizing.com, LLC and may be limited, terminated or suspended for any reason and without cause. We may limit, suspend, or terminate our service or user accounts, prohibit access to our site, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users from accessing and or using the AUCTIONS. We reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts we consider inactive.
Content provided to Bid.ezDownsizing.com shall remain the property of ezDownsizing.com, LLC, and you grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, marketing and database rights you have in the submitted content now or in the future.
You will not hold ezDownsizing.com, LLC responsible for other users' actions or inactions, which includes, but is not limited to their posted content. We have no control over, nor could we have control over, and do not guarantee the quality, safety, or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.
We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of the AUCTIONS may be interfered with by numerous factors outside our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms, and conditions. We shall not be held liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our AUCTIONS. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
You release us (and our officers, owners, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute arising out of our services, AUCTIONS, or in any way related thereto. This release extends to claims which you do not know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time this release becomes effective.
Much of the information on AUCTIONS is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to ezDownsizing.com, LLC, by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not:
- Intentionally take any action that imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your Information) from the AUCTIONS without the prior expressed written permission of ezDownsizing.com, LLC and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, owners, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your actions, including but not limited to breach of this User Agreement, the use of our Services, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this user Agreement or our Services.
You agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this User Agreement or our services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Loudoun County, VA, and Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or ezDownsizing.com, LLC may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent Jurisdiction in Loudoun County, VA necessary to protect the rights or property of you or ezDownsizing.com pending the completion of arbitration, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of these Terms and Conditions.
If any provision of this User Agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The failure of ezDownsizing.com, LLC to enforce the strict performance of any provision of this User Agreement will not constitute a waiver of ezDownsizing.com, LLC’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of this User Agreement.
This User Agreement may not be assigned by you to any other party without the prior written consent of us.
ezDownsizing.com, LLC is the legal business name and owner and operator of this website bid.ezDownsizing.com and is referred to as ‘we’ or ‘us’ throughout this policy. We consider your privacy to be of the utmost importance and we take appropriate measures to protect the security and integrity of all such information.
Credit Card Information
ezDownsizing.com neither has access to nor stores your credit card information. When you register to bid on our auction platform bid.ezDownsizing.com, the information you provide is stored by a secure third party under strict PCI compliance. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was launched on September 7, 2006 to manage the ongoing evolution of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards with a focus on improving payment account security throughout the transaction process. The PCI DSS is administered and managed by the PCI SSC (www.pcisecuritystandards.org), an independent body that was created by the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.).
If you have permitted your computer to accept “cookies,” we may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our web site and what you look at, transact and purchase. They may store items such as your username and/or password, and certain other information, and we may use them to deliver specific messages to you (for example, to announce a new feature that was added since the last time you visited the web site). A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our web site to other information about you. All these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our web site.
Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the web site or certain areas or features of the web site.
We may collect information about your computer, including your internet address, operating system and browser type when you visit us. Your internet address may be used to help identify and gather statistical or demographic information about our customers generally. We may also use this information for internal system administration to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our web site and the customer or user experience.
Additional Information We May Collect from You
We may collect and process the following information you provide when you visit our web site(s) and information given in hard copy form or by any other means. Such information may include by way of example and without limitation: your name; title; home and/or business address; e-mail address; home and/or business telephone, wireless and/or fax number; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; your location; art, antique and collectible interests or preferences, art, antique and collectible purchases, auction activity and bidding history, customer number, bidding amounts, payment history; and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual. This information may be provided when you are registering interest, transacting with us, subscribing to our services or for newsletters or requesting information.
Correspondence or other contacts you may have with us.
Details of transactions you carry out through our web site, and any communications by telephone, in person or by any other means relating to those transactions. This may include recording certain telephone conversations, for example relating to live bidding.
Details of your visits to our web site including, but not limited to, traffic data, web logs or other communication data and the resources you access.
The information you provide to us will be used for processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of bid.ezDownsizing.com. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customize the content we offer on bid.ezDownsizing.com.
How is this Personal Information Used by Us?
We will collect, record, store and use your personal data for specified purposes, including but not limited to:
- Providing you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we believe would interest you in a way that is targeted and relevant. This could include but is not limited to auctions, private sales, storage services and transportation, valuations, appraisals, education and insurance.
- Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and us.
- Notifying you about changes to our products and services.
- Ensuring our web site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
- Selling or purchasing property or services.
- Advising you of forthcoming sales, events and services.
We may contact you for the above purposes by telephone call, email, text or SMS messaging and other means.
We may use third party partners to help operate our web site and deliver our products and services, and may, when necessary to do so, share your information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this web site or for our business purposes (such as web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our web site and products and services purchased. This will be in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
Legally Compelled Disclosures
We may disclose user information to government authorities or other third parties when we believe such disclosure is required by law. We may also disclose user information as necessary to enforce the our web site terms and conditions, in connection with investigations, or when we believe disclosure is necessarily incident to the provision of our services or to the protection of the rights, property or safety of us or others.
ezDownsizing.com / bid.ezDownsizing.com regards its databases of customer information (which will include your personal information) as a valuable asset. In the event ezDownsizing.com, LLC is acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, such databases containing your personal information may be one of the transferred assets. By using our web site, you consent to such transfer of your personal information.
In order to provide you with marketing information about our products and services, we may contact you by email, text, SMS or any other messaging service, telephone, and by post. At the bottom of any marketing emails you will have a clearly marked unsubscribe option from future mailings. In addition, you may at any time send an email to info@ezDownsizing.com asking for your name to be removed from our lists.
We will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the security and integrity of all personal information provided to our web site, or by any other means electronic or otherwise. We will ensure that your personal data within bid.ezDownsizing.com is suitably protected against both unauthorized physical and electronic access. These measures include protection measures and other steps designed to improve the data protection posture. However, we cannot guarantee that information during transmission through the internet or any computer network is entirely safe from unauthorized intrusion, access or manipulation. We will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties. In any event, where we believe personal data has been compromised, we will notify you of this.
Changes to this Policy
If you have any queries in relation to the use and protection of your personal data please contact us at info@ezDownsizing.com.