City of Scottsdale Terms and Conditions


Guarantee Waiver. All property is offered for sale "as-is, where-is." City of Scottsdale makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. The Buyer is not entitled to any payment for loss of profit or any other money damages - special, direct, indirect, or consequential.

Errors & Omissions: The City of Scottsdale is not responsible for any omissions or errors in the description of items being offered for sale. It shall be the bidders responsibility to inspect and satisfy him/her as to the details and conditions of material offered for sale. The city does not attest to the authenticity of items. Bidders buy at their own risk.

Inspection. Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am.

Consideration of Bid. City of Scottsdale reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.

Notice of Award. Successful bidders will receive a Notice of Award by email from

Payment: PayMac, a third-party payment processing company, receives all payments for City of Scottsdale. Payment and pick up for an awarded item must be completed within seven (7) calendar days after the Notice of Award of the successful bid.

Payment may only be made online by credit card, or by wire transfer. NO CASH, CHECKS, OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you choose to pay with a credit card, please follow the instructions below. The credit card limit per transaction is $4,000.00. For payments larger than this amount, follow the instructions listed under Wire Transfers.

Payment by Credit Card

Login to the Public Surplus site. Click on "My Stuff" and then click on "Past Bids". Click on the description of the auction and then click on "Pay Online" link located on the right hand side of the screen. Follow the steps to complete the transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you once the payment has cleared.

Partial Payment

There will be NO partial payments allowed for an auction. All auctions must be paid in full according to the specified payment process. For example, you WILL NOT be able to pay partially for an auction by Credit Card and pay the remainder by another payment method, such as a wire transfer.

Wire Transfers:

For payments over $4,000.00, a Wire Transfer is required. If you need to do a wire transfer, please email support at asking for wire instructions or request the instructions via live chat. These instructions will be emailed to you. Please follow them exactly to allow for prompt payment.

Pick-Up Procedures

1. You will be notified upon receipt of payment. Pick up times are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am-1:30pm. You must bring to the pick-up location (1) the "Notice of Award," (2) the "Paid Receipt" and (3) personal identification (such as a Driver's License). You must present all three identification items at the scheduled pick-up, or the auction item(s) will not be released to you.

2. If you are picking up an item for someone else, you will need to bring the Notice of Award and the Paid Receipt (photo copies are acceptable), plus a note from the designated "winning bidder" specifically naming you as authorized representative, along with your own personal identification. In addition, you must arrange for the winning bidder to send an e-mail from the winning bidder's e-mail address used for the auction stating that you are authorized to pick-up the item.

Bid Deposits. City of Scottsdale may require bid deposits in order to ensure fairness to all bidders. The deposit will be reversed if no default occurs or the bidder does not win the auction. The deposit will be retained if the winning bidder defaults.

Buyers Premium: A Buyers Premium may be added to the final sale price with a $1 minimum charge per auction to collect payment. If added, the premium will be visible during the bidding process and will be included in the payment required.

State/Local Sales and/or Use Tax. City of Scottsdale may collect sales tax, unless the Buyer has provided a valid tax-exempt certificate to City of Scottsdale prior to payment. If applicable, the sales tax will be visible during the bidding process and will be included in the payment specified.

Removal. Buyer must pay for and remove auction item(s) from the agency's premises within seven (7) calendar days after the time and date of issuance of the Notice of Award. If the Buyer, after making payment for an item, fails to remove the item within the specified time, the agency reserves the right (1) to retain all payments; and (2) to dispose of the item through another auction or otherwise. Successful bidders are responsible for packing, loading, removing and transporting of all property awarded to them from the place where the property is located as indicated on the website and in the Notice of Award. The Buyer must make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will City of Scottsdale assume responsibility for packing, loading or transporting. THE CITY OF SCOTTSDALE WILL NOT SHIP. For additional information, please contact City staff (480) 312-5725,

Vehicle Titles. City of Scottsdale will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment. Titles may be subject to any restrictions as indicated in the item description on the website. Open titles cannot be issued. City of Scottsdale will not issue replacement titles.

Default. Default shall include (1) failure to observe these terms and conditions; (2) failure to make good and timely payment; or (3) failure to remove all items within the specified time. Default may result in termination of the bid contract and suspension from participation in all future sales until the default has been cured. If the Buyer fails in the performance of their obligations, City of Scottsdale may exercise such rights and may pursue such remedies as are provided by law.

The City reserves the right to delete questions or comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group. In addition, the City also reserves the right to delete questions or comments that:

·Are clearly off topic, and/or disruptive

· Advocate illegal activity

· Infringe on copyrights or trademarks

·Contain spam, advertising or include links to other sites

· Contain private personal information about an individual without consent

· Promote particular services, products, or political organizations

Posts do not reflect the opinions and position of the City of Scottsdale or its officers and employees. The City of Scottsdale is not responsible or liable for comments or feedback posted by any bidder.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that the bidder has read, fully understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Online Sales, and agrees` to pay for and remove the property, if the bid is accepted, by the dates and times specified.