Shipping and Local Pick Terms for Corals Unlimited Auctions:

1. Shipping Policy:
   a. All winning auction items will be shipped via a reputable carrier chosen by Corals Unlimited.
   b. Shipping costs will be calculated based on the buyer's location and the total weight of the items purchased.
   c. Buyers are responsible for providing accurate shipping information during the checkout process.
   d. Corals Unlimited will make every effort to ensure timely and safe delivery, but we are not responsible for delays or issues caused by the shipping carrier.

2. Local Pick-Up Option:
   a. Local buyers have the option to pick up their winning auction items from our designated pick-up location.
   b. The pick-up location, date, and time will be communicated to local buyers after the auction concludes.
   c. Buyers opting for local pick-up must bring a valid ID and a copy of their auction confirmation email.
   d. If a buyer is unable to pick up items personally, they may authorize a representative to do so on their behalf, provided the representative presents a copy of the auction confirmation email and a signed authorization letter.

3. Combined Shipping:
   a. For buyers who win multiple items, Corals Unlimited may offer combined shipping to reduce overall shipping costs.
   b. Combined shipping is subject to the discretion of Corals Unlimited and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

4. Insurance:
   a. Shipping insurance is recommended for all items and is available at an additional cost.
   b. Corals Unlimited is not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft that may occur during transit. Insurance claims must be filed directly with the shipping carrier.

5. International Shipping:
   a. There is no International shipping

6. Returns and Refunds:
   a. Corals Unlimited does not accept returns on live auction items.
   b. In the event of a dispute or issue with the received items, buyers must contact Corals Unlimited within 48 hours of receiving the shipment.


Auction Terms for Live Corals at Corals Unlimited Auctions:

1. Auction Participation:
   a. Participants must be registered members on the Corals Unlimited website to participate in live coral auctions.
   b. Bidding is a binding agreement to purchase the coral at the winning bid amount.

2. Auction Listings:
   a. Each live coral listing will include detailed information, such as species, size, coloration, and any special care requirements.
   b. Bidders are encouraged to carefully read and understand the description before placing bids.

3. Bidding Process:
   a. Bidders can place bids on live coral items throughout the designated auction period.
   b. Bids are accepted in set increments, as specified by the auction platform.
   c. The highest bid at the close of the auction wins the item.

4. Payment:
   a. Winning bidders will receive an email notification with instructions on completing the payment process.
   b. Payment must be made within 48 hours, or the winning bid may be forfeited.

5. Payment Methods:
   a. Corals Unlimited accepts various payment methods, as outlined on the website.
   b. All transactions are processed securely.

6. Auction Extensions:
   a. The auction may be extended by a set time if bidding activity occurs within the final moments of the auction. This is to allow fair competition for all participants.

7. Reserve Prices:
   a. Some live coral items may have reserve prices. If the reserve is not met, the item may not be sold.

8. Quality Assurance:
   a. Corals Unlimited strives to provide accurate descriptions and quality images of all live coral items.
   b. Live corals are subject to natural variations, and colors may change under different lighting conditions.

9. Winning Notifications:
   a. Winning bidders will receive an email confirmation, which includes details on shipping or local pick-up options.

10. Shipping and Local Pick-Up:
    a. Refer to the "Shipping and Local Pick Terms" for detailed information on delivery options and policies.

11. Warranties and Guarantees:
    a. Live corals are sold "as is." While Corals Unlimited takes measures to ensure the health of the corals, no warranties or guarantees are provided beyond their arrival in good condition.

12. Buyer Responsibilities:
    a. Buyers are responsible for adhering to local regulations regarding the importation and ownership of live corals.
    b. Proper acclimation and care are essential once the coral is received.

13. Communication:
    a. For any inquiries or issues, buyers are encouraged to contact Corals Unlimited promptly.

14. Unpaid Bids and Timely Payments:
    a. Bidders are required to honor their winning bids by making timely payments within the specified timeframe.
    b. Failure to submit payment within the stipulated period may result in the forfeiture of the winning bid, and the item may be offered to the next highest bidder or relisted.
    c. Unpaid bids may lead to the suspension or restriction of bidding privileges on the Corals Unlimited platform.

15. Bidder Accountability:
    a. Bidders are responsible for monitoring their auction activity, including winning notifications and payment deadlines.
    b. Prompt and responsible payment ensures a smooth process for all participants and contributes to the overall success of Corals Unlimited Auctions.

By participating in Corals Unlimited live coral auctions, participants acknowledge and agree to abide by these auction terms. Corals Unlimited reserves the right to update these terms as needed and will communicate any changes to participants accordingly.