SHIPPING

AT UNICORN AUCTIONS, WE ARE HAPPY TO ASSIST OUR CLIENTS

WITH SHIPPING OPTIONS, ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES AS PERMITTED BY LAW.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS,

DEPENDING ON THE DESTINATION COUNTRY ANY OTHER DETERMINING

FACTORS. PLEASE REACH OUT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL

SHIPPING

 

COST CAN VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION. ALL ORDERS ARE RECEIVED

AND COLLECTED OUT OF CHICAGO, IL.

DUE TO THE FRAGILITY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEALS AND BOTTLES OF

VARIOUS AGES AND CONDITIONS, UNICORN AUCTIONS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR

ANY LEAKS OR COSMETIC DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR AFTER COLLECTION.

Unicorn Auctions can not service any deliveries in the states of Delaware, Michigan, Mississippi & Utah -all purchases from residents of these 4 states will have to be picked up at our HQ in Chicago. We will be offering free storage to buyers in these states at our HQ until they, or an approved party, can come to collect the items. 

 

BREAKAGE & LOSS INSURANCE

AT UNICORN AUCTIONS, WE GO OUT OF OUR WAY TO PACKAGE ALL

PRODUCTS AS SAFELY AND SECURELY AS POSSIBLE. UNFORTUNATELY,

COURIERS DO NOT OFFER ANY PROTECTION AGAINST BREAKAGE OR LOST

ITEMS.

 

TO REMEDY THIS POTENTIAL PROBLEM, WE OFFER IN-HOUSE “BREAKAGE & LOSS INSURANCE” FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE (3% OF THE HAMMER PRICE).

 

IN CASE SUCH AN EVENT WAS TO TAKE PLACE, WE WOULD DIRECT THE SELLER TO

PROVIDE A FULL REFUND OF THE ITEM(S) THAT WERE AFFECTED. “BREAKAGE & LOSS INSURANCE” DOES NOT COVER LEAKS OR COSMETIC DAMAGE.

NOTE: FOR SHIPMENTS INSURED THROUGH OUR BREAKAGE AND LOSS INSURANCE, THE BUYER MUST CHECK SHIPMENTS IMMEDIATELY UPON DELIVERY AND NOTIFY US WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE RECORDED DELIVERY DATE. IF NOTIFICATION OF THE BREAKAGE OR LOSS IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE DELIVERY, THE CLAIM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR HONORED.

THANK YOU.

Q - How much does it cost to join Unicorn Auctions?

A - It is completely free to register to bid or sell with Unicorn Auctions.

Q - How does Unicorn Auctions work?

A - Unicorn Auctions is a full-service auction marketplace, where you can place bids, sell items, and much more. Our auctions take place 100% digitally, on our web bidding platform and our iOS/Android apps.

Q - How do I place a bid on a bottle? 

A - You can bid either on our web platform, bid.unicornauctions.com (link is available up top also, select 'go to auction'), or on our mobile app, available for both iOS and Android (download here).

Q - How do I sell a bottle?

A - You can sign up to consign any item in our mobile auction platform, or either of our apps (we have two, available for both iOS and Android). Or send us a message and we'd be glad to walk you through it.

Q - What does it mean to ‘consign’ something?

A - Consignment means, in short - that you give the product you want to sell to the merchant, before it is sold - and when the sale happens, the profits are delivered to the selling party. In the case of Unicorn Auctions, the legal requirement for consignment means we have to physically take possession of everything we sell at auction.

Q - Do I have to send in my bottle to sell it? 

A - Yes, the state auction laws require the managing auctioneer to physically take possession of all and every asset offered for sale via the auction.

Q - What is the commission charged to sell? 

A - We charge 5% commission on the total sale price and $5 per bottles to sellers.

Q - I’m looking for a certain bottle, what should I do?

A - This kind of bottle-hunting is our specialty, and we would love to help you track down your target of choice. The first step on your end would be to let us know what you are looking for, either by messaging us on Instagram or emailing us at info@unicornauctions.com. After that, we are set up to work in close communication with you on finding the bottles that you've got your eyes on. 

Q - Can I use Unicorn Auctions to buy a gift for someone? 

A - Yes, absolutely. If you find something you want to give as a gift, all you need to do is bid on the product and win - and then we can deliver the gift with whatever details you've got in mind, to whoever the lucky recipient is. Or, if you'd like to buy auction credit for someone as a gift, reach out with a message and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Q - What is the buyers premium? 

A - We charge 15% buyers premium, with no registration charges or membership fees up front.

Q - If I buy a bottle, can I ship it anywhere?

A - Yes, you can, provided that the destination state permits individuals to ship spirits to themselves from out of state. The pricing depends on where the destination is, obviously, but

we can work with you to make sure your unicorns are safely delivered to the right place. This is not something that we mess around with, delivery perfection is of upmost importance to us at Unicorn Auctions. Contact us ahead of time if you have any questions.

Q - Where is Unicorn Auctions located?

A - We are headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Q - Who should I contact with other questions?

A - Email us at info@unicornauctions.com.

Q - Who sets the reserve price?

A - We work closely with all of our sellers to provide the best estimates for their unicorns. That said, there are more and more new products coming into the secondary market every single day. While the reserve price will be set close to the low end estimate provided, we will start most bids at a much lower price to aid us in price discorvery for similar items listed in the future. 

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