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COMICCONNECT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Use of this website, placing of any bids, or offers, purchases, or submissions to sell by any party constitutes full understanding and agreement to the Terms and Conditions set out below.  If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions “as is”, you may not enter this website or place any bids, offers, or engage in any other transactions. Please note that all the terms "Seller" and "Buyer" as written in this User Agreement refer to you, and your obligations hereunder.

USE OF COMICCONNECT

Without limiting other remedies, ComicConnect may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off ComicConnect if we think they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.

While using ComicConnect, you agree you will not:

• use ComicConnect if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from ComicConnect.

• circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to ComicConnect

• distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes

• distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm ComicConnect, or the interests or property of ComicConnect users

• post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on ComicConnect

• violate any laws, third party rights, or our policies

• fail to deliver to ComicConnect items purchased from you

• manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other user's listings

• post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information)

• use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access ComicConnect for any purpose without our express written permission

• take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) 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 ComicConnect without the prior expressed written permission of ComicConnect and the appropriate third party, as applicable

• interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of ComicConnect or any activities conducted on ComicConnect

BUYING ON COMICCONNECT

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER

By bidding on or buying an item, you create a binding and enforceable legal contract between you and ComicConnect to pay for the items within 7 days of purchase or the auction lot's close under the terms and conditions of the User Agreement. A Buyer's Premium will be added per lot (item) to the successful bid and varies by lot (item) only for lots designated as having a buyer’s premium. The buyer's premium is a charge in addition to the final price (i.e. the winning bid) of an auction item. 

PAYMENTS

Please note that all items (lots) are priced in U.S. currency, and do not include a buyer’s premium (where applicable), shipping, handling, or insurance. Sales tax will be added to your invoice when required by law. For more information about sales tax please click here. 

ComicConnect accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, AMEX, PayPal, checks, money orders, ACH, and wire transfers. ComicConnect does not accept credit cards or PayPal for orders or cumulative outstanding balances above $2,500. Please note we cannot accept checks from non-U.S. banks, as ComicConnect incurs additional expense in depositing them. 

All credit cards are subjected to our merchant processor's verification system. In the event our merchant processor is unable to verify the information you have provided with your credit card issuing bank, ComicConnect may require additional steps to verify your identity. If ComicConnect is unable to verify ownership of your credit card, payment must be made in cash, check, money order, ACH, or wire transfer. For credit card verification you must enter your billing address exactly as it appears on your credit card statement. If you do not, your payment may be rejected. We cannot ship to an address that is not the billing address on file with your credit card company. 

If paying by PayPal, please note that we cannot ship to an unverified address. All fee-bearing payment types such as credit card or PayPal will incur a surcharge of 3%. Payment by cash, check, money order, ACH, or wire transfer will not incur a surcharge. This fee only applies to fee-bearing payment types such as credit cards or PayPal and shall not exceed ComicConnect’ s cost of processing.

Please make out checks to "ComicConnect, Corp." and note your invoice number in the memo field.  Make your check payable to and mail to the address below:

ComicConnect, Corp.
36 W. 37 St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10018

Payment must be received within 7 days of purchase or the auction lot's close. Failure to make payment in the time specified may result in the cancellation of your order, cancellation of your member account, and your orders and bids may not be processed in the future. If your payment method fails, we reserve the right to collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms (this includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel).

MAKING OFFERS

Members are allowed to place offers on items listed by Sellers. By making an offer, you are creating a binding and enforceable legal contract to purchase the item if the Seller accepts and will be bound by the terms listed above under HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER. All offers expire after 48 hours. If the seller has not accepted your offer within the allotted period, the offer becomes null and void. Should the seller reconsider and offer to sell the item for the price of your offer AT A LATER TIME, the decision of whether or not to complete the purchase may be made entirely at your discretion within the allotted time permitting acceptance. If the Seller wishes to counteroffer, that counteroffer expires 48 hours after the time at which the seller extends it.

As a failsafe measure to curtail the wasting of a seller's time by insincere buyers, offers on Fixed Price items that are less than 25% of the seller's asking price will be automatically rejected.

SHIPPING POLICY

From the time ComicConnect receives your payment, after funds have cleared please allow up to 3 weeks for your items to be shipped.

ComicConnect does not store Seller items on premises during the period they are listed for sale or auction. Immediately upon your agreement to purchase an item, the Seller is contacted and instructed to ship the item to ComicConnect within 7 days. ComicConnect will then review and process the item(s) you purchased and ship your order. Your shipping and handling charges will be determined based on the weight, insured value, and shipping destination of your order. If you have any special requests or special delivery instructions, please contact us. We prefer to ship with and recommend FedEx, although USPS options are available. Orders valued over $400.00 will require an adult signature on delivery.

All duties and taxes levied on shipments are the responsibility of the buyer. ComicConnect shall not be liable for any loss caused by or resulting from seizure or destruction under quarantine or Customs regulation, or confiscation by order of any Government or public authority.

Upon shipment of your order a notification will be sent to your email on file. Any request for shipping verification, or filing a claim for an undelivered package, must be made within 30 days of shipment. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to e-mail us at support@comicconnect.com, or call us Toll free at 888.779.7377 or our international number at 001.212.895.3999.

SELLING ON COMICCONNECT

HOW TO SELL ON COMICCONNECT

The "Sell Comics" listing feature on our website enables you to upload your comics quickly and easily on ComicConnect to sell at Auction, or at the Fixed Prices you specify. You may also accept and reject offers made by Buyers for your Fixed Price items. When a seller lists an item through ComicConnect’s “Sell Comics” listing feature, ComicConnect collects a 10% commission on the aggregate final realized price of items that sell, and only after payment is received by ComicConnect from the Buyer. If a seller elects to consign their items to ComicConnect to list by ComicConnect’s staff, ComicConnect collects the agreed to commission on the aggregate final realized price of items that sell, and only after payment is received by ComicConnect from the Buyer. Typically, within 30 days of the sale of one of your items, ComicConnect will issue payment for the sale of your comics by mailing you a check. ComicConnect may apply a $5 fee for listings that are valued or sell for $50 or less.

ACCEPTING OFFERS & MAKING COUNTEROFFERS

Members are allowed to place offers on items you list for sale at a Fixed Price. By accepting an offer, you create a binding and enforceable legal contract to sell the item at that price to the Buyer. All offers expire after 48 hours. If you have not accepted an offer within that time period, the offer becomes null and void. Should you reconsider and agree to sell at the specified price AT A LATER TIME, the decision of whether or not to complete the purchase may be made entirely at the discretion of the Buyer within the allotted time permitting acceptance. If you wish to extend a counteroffer to a Buyer, that counteroffer expires 48 hours after the time at which you made it.

As a failsafe measure to curtail the wasting of a seller's time by insincere buyers, offers on Fixed Price items that are less than 25% of the seller's asking price will be automatically rejected.

SHIPMENT OF ITEMS TO COMICCONNECT

Immediately upon entering a binding agreement to sell your item to a Buyer, you are required to securely ship your item to ComicConnect within seven (7) days. 

PAYMENTS

ComicConnect shall pay to the Seller the sum of the final realized price of all items sold, less the agreed commission retained from the proceeds of the sale. Each payment made to the Seller shall be accompanied with a written accounting of the sales activity, specifying which items sold. ComicConnect may apply a $5 fee for listings that are valued or sell for $50 or less.

TIMING OF PAYMENTS

Items are shipped from ComicConnect to Buyers after the Buyer has remitted full payment in cleared funds. A minimum of 10 days must pass after the Buyer receives their purchase before ComicConnect can issue payment to the Seller. ComicConnect will not make such payment if the Buyer gives notice of intention to rescind the sale, or any other bona fide claim relating to the item, within the grace period of ComicConnect's Return Policy (returned items shall be returned to the Seller). All payments to Sellers will be made in US Dollars.

WITHDRAWAL OF ITEMS

Seller may not withdraw items listed at Auction. Seller does retain the right to remove Fixed Price items from the site at any time, so long as no Buyer has agreed to buy them. If Seller accepts an offer, they are obligated to sell the item. If the Seller issues a counteroffer, they may not remove the item from the site unless the potential Buyer does not accept the offer within 48 hours.

ComicConnect reserves the right to withdraw any Seller's item at any time before or after sale if in ComicConnect's sole judgment (i) there is doubt as to its authenticity, (ii) there is doubt as to the accuracy of Consignor's representations and warranties set forth herein, (iii) Consignor has breached any provision of this Agreement or (iv) other just cause exists. If a Seller reneges upon the valid sale of an item they listed to sell, ComicConnect reserves the right to collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms (this includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel).

RECESSION OF SALE

ComicConnect is authorized to accept the return and rescind the sale of any lot of Property at any time if ComicConnect in our sole judgment determines that the offering for sale of any item has subjected or may subject ComicConnect and/or the Seller to any liability, including liability under warranty of authenticity or title. In such event, ComicConnect is further authorized to refund or credit to the Buyer the purchase price of such returned item. If ComicConnect has already remitted to the Seller any proceeds of the rescinded sale, the Seller forthwith shall pay ComicConnect upon request an amount equal to the remitted proceeds.

NON-PAYMENT BY BUYER

ComicConnect shall have no obligation to enforce payment by the Buyer. However, in the event of non-payment by the Buyer, ComicConnect in our sole discretion, may cancel the sale and return the item to the Seller, enforce payment by the Buyer, or take any other actions permitted by law.  ComicConnect shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for any consequential damages to the Seller as a result of non-payment by the Buyer.

LATE PAYMENT BY BUYER

ComicConnect reserves the right to impose upon and retain from the Buyer late charges associated with late payment for purchase. Payment is due within 7 days of purchase.

EXPENSES

If items are sent from or returned to the Seller, Seller agrees to bear all costs of shipping, handling, insurance, and risk of loss. Seller thereby agrees to pay all costs relating to: (a) packing and shipping the items to ComicConnect (b) packing and shipping the items from ComicConnect if any Property is returned to Seller; (c) transit insurance; (d) all applicable customs duties and customs user fees; (e) bank fees incurred in making consignment payments should consigner request payment in a form other than a ComicConnect company check. Seller hereby agrees that all shipments of Property to ComicConnect shall require signature upon delivery.

NOTICES

ComicConnect reserves the right to make changes and corrections to any of the content or programs available at this Website, at any time, without notification. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information available, and disclaim all liability for any inaccuracy, omission, or error. ComicConnect reserves the right to terminate any section or service at its discretion without notice, or to terminate Your right to access or use Website without notice or explanation.

NO REPRESENTATION

Any written or oral appraisal, estimate or other statement of ComicConnect or our representatives with respect to the estimate or value of any items is a statement of opinion only and shall not be relied upon the Seller or any third party as a prediction or guarantee of the actual selling price.

LIABILITY

You will not hold ComicConnect responsible for other users' actions or inactions, including things they post. In no event shall ComicConnect be liable for the failure of any lot of Property not to be sold. You will not hold ComicConnect responsible for items purchased that were incorrectly described or pictured. ComicConnect shall assume all risk of loss from theft, damage to, or destruction of the consigned items from any cause whatsoever from the time of receiving possession of consignments until sale. ComicConnect shall carry appropriate insurance to cover the consigned items at full value.

LICENSE OF CONTENT

When you post or upload content, either in pictures or words, you grant ComicConnect Inc. a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. (ComicConnect needs these rights to display and host your listings.)

SELLER'S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Seller represents and warrants to ComicConnect that; (i) Seller has the right and title to sell the item(s) for sale; (ii) each item is, and until the completion of sale by ComicConnect will be, free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances of others or restrictions on ComicConnect's right to offer and sell the item; (iii) upon sale, good and marketable title and right to possession will pass to the Buyer free of any such liens, claims, encumbrances or restrictions; (iv) the Seller has no reason to believe that any of the items are not authentic or counterfeit; (v) the items are not "confiscated Property" within the meaning of any United States federal or state laws; (vi) Seller's authorization of ComicConnect to sell the Property is in full compliance with all United States federal and state laws; (vii) the exportation, if any, of the item(s) from any foreign country has been in full conformity with the laws of such country and the importation of the item(s) into the United States has been or will be in full conformity with the laws of the United States; and (viii) there are not, and until the completion of sale by ComicConnect, there will not be, any restrictions on ComicConnect's right to photograph, reproduce photographs of or exhibit the item(s).

Consignor agrees that such representations and warranties are for the benefit of ComicConnect and Buyers of the item(s) and that such representations and warranties shall survive the completion of the transactions contemplated hereby. Seller agrees to notify ComicConnect promptly in writing of any events or circumstances that may cause the foregoing representations and warranties to be inaccurate or breached in any way.

If Seller is acting as an agent for a principal, Seller and principal, jointly and severely, assume all of Seller's obligations set forth in this Agreement.

Seller grants to ComicConnect the right to illustrate and photograph the item(s) and to use such photographs, illustrations, or images at any time before or after the sale and for such purposes as ComicConnect deems appropriate. Seller agrees that all catalogue and other photographs, illustrations and descriptions of the item(s) created by or for ComicConnect are not "works made for hire" on behalf of Seller under copyright law, and that ComicConnect shall own the exclusive copyright and all other rights relating to all such photographs, illustrations and descriptions.

TERM

MEMBERS MAY CLOSE THEIR COMICCONNECT ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME.  THE OBLIGATIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION.

NO AGENCY

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ARBITRATION, AND REMEDIES: 

The Customer (being the bidder, purchaser, and/or recipient) expressly agrees and accepts to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below in respect to the resolution of any and all disputes, claims, and actions.

1. Dispute Resolution Mechanism. By entering this website, placing a bid, winning a bid, or otherwise purchasing any goods or items from ComicConnect (or its affiliated companies), the Customer hereby expressly agrees and accepts (i) to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Sale, as amended from time to time, as posted on ComicConnect’s website, and (ii) that all actions, claims, disputes, and controversies arising out of or in relation to any bids, purchases, failed purchases, sales or failed sales, commissions, descriptions, conditions, issues of authenticity, warranties or other disputes, whether  asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation, or any other action or claim made by the Customer (collectively, the “Claim”) must be submitted and exclusively heard by and presented in a confidential binding arbitration before a single arbitrator administrated by and conducted under the rules of, the American Arbitration Association. The locale for all such arbitrations shall be New York, New York, USA. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that any Claim needs to be litigated, including actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid of arbitration, or otherwise, such litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of New York, in the Southern District, and if necessary the corresponding appellate courts.  This undertaking and agreement shall be determined and construed under the laws of the State of New York.  Each Party waives any objection to the venue of any legal process on the basis that the process has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

2. No Representations.  For the avoidance of doubt, ComicConnect makes no representations or warranties, other than as may be expressly stated in writing in respect of any transactions.  All items are sold “as is” without warranty, express or implied under any construction of statute, common law, or custom. ComicConnect disclaims all warranties regarding accuracy, usefulness, availability, merchantability, fitness, for any purpose or implied warranties as permitted by applicable law.  

3. Grievance Process.  If the occasion arises where the Customer has a concern over any purchase or transaction, he/she must contact ComicConnect within ten (10) days (by phone or email) of receipt of your purchase or close of the auction (where you succeeded on a transaction).  

3.1 Permitted Returns.  For the avoidance of doubt:

3.1.1 returns are only accepted on the sale of raw (ungraded) single issue comic books, provided such ungraded comic books are:

i) returned by the purchaser and received by ComicConnect within seven (7) days of the date from which you contact ComicConnect regarding the return, and such comic book had been paid in full within seven (7) days of the date of purchase.  Comic books purchased on installment or payment plans are excluded from this return policy.

ii) received in the same condition (i.e.: no additional defects or wear permitted) as was originally sent to the purchaser.  ComicConnect shall have the right to determine whether the received item’s condition satisfies this criteria.

iii) returned at the cost of the purchaser with insurance by FedEx or similar courier service that requires signature on receipt. 

3.2 For the avoidance of doubt, this Return Policy and Satisfaction Guarantee is only extended to buyers from whom ComicConnect has received payment within the required seven (7) days specified under "How to Place an Order".  Please note that we cannot accept returns on any comic books or other purchased items, including those with previously undetected restoration, after the specified return period listed here.  Additionally, all "in person" sales (conventions, in office, etc.) where the purchaser has an ability to inspect the goods or products at the time of purchase are final.

Notwithstanding the above, in the event you believe a raw book sold by ComicConnect represented as unrestored has in fact been restored, and such fact is reasonably confirmed by ComicConnect, ComicConnect shall issue a 100% refund, if you have returned the raw book purchased within ten (10) days from the date of purchase.  After such ten (10) day period, ComicConnect’s only obligation shall be to use all reasonable efforts to re-sell the raw book at a 0% commission.  This right of return does not apply to any comic books whose descriptions contain comments indicating any type or form of restoration or conservation.  Note that books graded by any third-party grading companies and placed into a blue Universal holder or equivalent are unrestored, and ComicConnect does not take responsibility for any errors by such third-party graders. Customers are responsible for all expenses incurred in the discovery of restoration work and shipping costs.

3.3 In the event that ComicConnect cannot deliver the item purchased or subsequently it is established that the item purchased lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by the purchaser.  In such case, ComicConnect’s maximum liability shall not exceed the purchase price received from the purchaser, which purchase price shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the item purchased.  In the event of an attribution error, ComicConnect may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, refund the purchase price without further obligation. Nothing herein shall be construed to extend the time of return or conditions and restrictions for return.

3.4 There are no returns, refunds, credits, exchanges accepted on the sale CGC or third party graded items, group lots, original art, memorabilia, collectibles and video games or items shown on our website; rather all such items are sold “as is”. Although the following is very rare, due to the nature of the 3rd party holders, chipping and cracking of the holder may occasionally occur during shipping. ComicConnect takes great pains to pack comics in a careful and protective manner, and our packaging methods have been painstakingly tested with our shipping companies to ensure we meet the highest standards of safety and stability. However, as cracking and chipping on third party holders is quite common, ComicConnect cannot guarantee the condition of the third party holder. ComicConnect cannot accept returns or issue credits on any third party graded collectible due to holder damage.

4. No Jury or Class Action.  By participating in any auction, sale, or purchase transaction with ComicConnect, the Customer is EXPRESSLY WAIVING ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY or to participate in a class action against ComicConnect.   ComicConnect shall have no obligation or duty to participate in any mediation or other settlement discussions.

5. Fees and Costs. The prevailing party (a party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its damage claim or the successful defense of a Claim, in each case based on the quantum of damages sought versus the award issued) shall be awarded reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, and each party shall have the right to ask the tribunal to make such award or determination.

6. Remedies. The Customer agrees and acknowledges that neither ComicConnect nor its respective agents, directors, officers, or employees shall be liable for any consequential or indirect loss or damage, including cost of capital, loss of goodwill, loss of revenue, profits or business or other special or incidental damages whether based in contract or tort (including negligence, strict liability or otherwise) whether or not any such person has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Exemplary or punitive damages are not permitted and are waived.  ComicConnect’s maximum liability shall be the value of the consummated purchase to the extent that payment was actually received.

7. Miscellaneous:

7.1 Any party participating in an auction hereby grants the right to ComicConnect to contact such party in respect of the Auction and subsequent auctions and events.  In the event that the party desires not to be contacted in the future, he/she may contact ComicConnect to opt out of any mailing or contact list.

7.2 Nothing herein shall be construed or is otherwise intended to waive ComicConnect’s general Terms and Conditions; provided that in the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions herein and any general terms and conditions, the terms and conditions herein shall prevail and control for all purposes.    

7.3 All services, programs, content, data, and features of Website, without limitation, are provided “as is,” without warranty, express or implied under any construction of statute, common law, or practice. ComicConnect assumes no liability for any damages that may arise from the transmission of viruses.  ComicConnect shall not be responsible for interruptions in the internet, ComicConnect’s (or any related website) being unavailable, even if such unavailability results in any potential purchaser from submitting or withdrawing a bid or otherwise in connection with any purchase.   

7.4 ComicConnect reserves the right to make changes and corrections to any of the content available at this Website, at any time, without notification. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information available, and disclaim all liability for any inaccuracy, omission, or error.  ComicConnect reserves the right to deny access to its website without explanation or reason.

GENERAL

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. ComicConnect's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated on ComicConnect. Neither party shall be liable to the other for any special, consequential, or incidental damages. This Agreement shall be binding upon Consignor's heirs, distributes, executors, legal representatives, successors, and assigns.

End of Terms and Conditions