Auction Details

Ruark Estate Auction - Personal Property

Ruark Estate Auction - Personal Property, Firearms, Farm Equpment!

Additional Details & Photos will be added as we approach Auction Day! Firearms will be auctioned! Additional Terms & Conditions apply to purchase of Firearms! See also our Real Estate Auction Event posting! For questions on the Real Estate & Personal Property, please contact Sam 706.202.2685

Preview Dates
Begins:   Sun, Feb 20, 2022
Ends:  Sun, Feb 20, 2022

Firearms - Rifles & Handguns - Knives - Collectibles - Tractor - ATV - Mower - Farm Implements & REAL ESTATE, & MORE
 to be Auctioned!

to REGISTER On-Site & INSPECT Personal Property Lots!

REAL ESTATE will be Auctioned at 2pm
of 19.95 Acres (More or Less)
per Jackson County GA Parcel 005 016

Real Estate to be sold by Administrator's Deed

Real Estate Shown by Appointment Call Sam 706.202.2685

LIVE ONSITE-ONLY BIDDING STARTS Sunday, Feb 20, 202.2, 2pm ET!
Gate opens at 12pm.
LOCATION: 3859 Sanford Rd., Nicholson, GA 30565 for Inspection & Auction.
Onsite Preview & Inspection of Personal Property is Auction Day Only; Real Estate by Appointment. 
Additional Terms & Conditions apply for purchase of Firearms!

OVERVIEW  of Terms & Conditions for Personal Property
[For Terms & Conditions on REAL ESTATE, call Sam 706.202.2685]
  • Payment Deadline Personal Property:
    • Payments must be completed DAY of Auction, without exception. See ALL Terms & Conditions for details.
    • Buyer must have a printed PAID-IN-FULL receipt for pick-up.
    • All Purchases must be paid in-full prior to any load-out/pick-up.
  • LOAD-OUT / REMOVAL of Purchases:
    • ALL Guns can be picked up beginning 10am Monday Feb 21, 2022 at Sporting Arms 159 Parkview Rd Winterville GA 30683 , (no exceptions).  See Firearms Terms & Conditions!
    • Day of Auction until 7pm ET
    • Monday, February 21, 2022, 10am - 5pm ET
    • Will allow extra time for Buildings & Storage Container removal.
  • Pick Up/Removal:  BUYER is fully & totally responsible for arranging pick up. Our loader tractor/operator will be onsite Day of Auction & Monday, Feb 21 10am till 5pm to set larger items on your truck or trailer! Shipping Services will not be provided.
  • SALES TAX - Sales Tax will be charged & collected unless Bidder provides a verifiable current & active COPY of Sales Tax Exemption Document. Copies can be emailed to  GA 2022 GATE Card can be used for qualified purchases.
Overview of Featured Items being offered [see Documents Tab for Catalog]:
  • Real Estate - 19.95 Acres (More or Less) per Jackson County GA Parcel 005 016!  To be sold by Administrator's Deed.
  • Personal Property -
    • Farm Equipment & Implements
    • Firearms - Rifles & Handguns!
    • Ammo!
    • Firearm Accessories
    • Knives - PUMA Knives, Military Knives, & More!
    • John Deere 5510 Tractor w/540 Loader
    • Fuel Tank
    • 3-Point Scrape Blade
    • 3-Point Hay Spear
    • Genesis Portable Storage Building (2)
    • Rotary Cutter
    • Chain Saws
    • Toro 3000 Series Zero-Turn 
    • Polaris
    • Outbuilding
    • Storage Container
    • F150 Ford Pick-Up Truck 2008 1-owner 50,000 miles
    • Axes, Hatchets 
    • Dunhill Pipes Collection (many new in box) 
    • Lots More! Too Much to List!!
By Attending &/or Participating in This Auction, All Attendees Agree to ALL Terms & Conditions of Auction, both Written & Announcements.
~~~Firearms Sold at Auction~~~
See also Additional Terms & Conditions for Purchase of Guns/Firearms!!!
1.*LEGALLY BINDING: By Registering to bid onsite &/or bidding online &/or signing this document, you are entering into a legally binding Contract. These Bidder Terms and Conditions apply to Auctions conducted by Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc. ("Auctioneer"), and constitute a legal, valid, binding, and enforceable Contract between Auctioneer and each Bidder. These Bidder Terms and Conditions also form the basis for the contract of sale between the Seller and the Buyer.
2. REGISTRATION: Buyers represent and warrant that this registration is made for the Buyer alone and not on behalf of any other person. The Auctioneer reserves the right to not approve registration, revoke any Bidder Card & eject any person at any time.
3.INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Prior to being approved, International Bidders MUST provide a copy of your Contract for Services Agreement & Power of Attorney with a U.S. Freight Forwarder that is capable of meeting all export licensing requirements. The Auctioneer’s Invoice will not be used as an export documents & the Auctioneer will NOT act as your shipper/exporter (PPIN) under any circumstances.
The United States and State Laws for failure to pay shall apply. Auctioneer may require that the payment of large amounts be made by certified funds or wire transfer. The Buyer agrees to make agreed settlement on sale day during or immediately after the Auction in U.S. Currency, by Wire Transfer, Bank Certified U.S. Funds, or company check with Bank Letter of Guarantee, Debit or Credit Payment Card (see Chargeback Waiver*).
Here’s how your irrevocable Bank’s Letter of Guarantee should read: “[Customer Name] is a customer of this bank. This bank guarantees for a period of 15 banking days from [sale date] unconditional payment of their company check made payable to Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc. in the amount of $_____.”
In default of payment the Auctioneer in addition to all other remedies allowed by law, will retain any monies received & resell the property at public sale without further notice. Any deficiency, including expenses of resale, will be charged to the defaulting Bidder.

5.*CREDIT CARD / PAYMENT CARD CHARGEBACK WAIVER: By accepting the Terms of the Auction Company, the Bidder/Purchaser (YOU) paying by payment card has hereby waived their right to any and all payment card recourse, chargebacks, or Credit / Payment Card Company’s refund terms, and accepts the Terms of the Auction Company including written, posted, & announced during Auction. Buyer agrees that as such you will not, under any circumstances, initiate a credit / payment card chargeback with respect to any purchases at the Auction you further agree that if, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, a credit / payment card chargeback is initiated, these Bidder Terms and Conditions will be conclusive evidence of your agreement not to initiate a credit card / payment chargeback; and you acknowledge and agree that on the presentation of these Bidder Terms and Conditions to the bank, credit / payment card company, or other financial institution that issued the credit / payment card on which charges were made, such bank, credit / payment card company, or other financial institution will reverse or deny any credit / payment card chargeback, and will re-credit all amounts to or for the account of Auctioneer. If, in violation of these Bidder Terms and Conditions, you initiate a credit / payment card chargeback, even if successful, you will remain liable for all purchases made at the Auction, and you will be responsible for all costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by or on behalf of Auctioneer and/or any Seller(s) in challenging the credit / payment card chargeback and in collecting payment. Your agreement not to initiate a credit / payment card chargeback is a condition to your Registration as a Bidder, and for the privilege of bidding at the Auction, and is being made as an inducement for Auctioneer to accept your Registration and to permit you to bid at the Auction. Auctioneer is relying on your agreement not to initiate a credit / payment card chargeback in accepting Your Bidder Registration and in permitting you to bid at the Auction. Bidder hereby accepts this Registration and the Terms herein including all Bidder responsibilities of inspection and that all Property is being sold AS-IS/WHERE-IS (caveat emptor).
6.WIRE TRANSFER FEES: EACH Wire Transfer will incur $25 fee which will be added to Buyer’s Invoice. Multiple Wire Transfers will incur multiple fees.
7.RETURNED PAYMENTS: Each instance of a returned/unaccepted check or other form of payment not honored by Buyer’s Financial Institution will incur a $30 or 5% fee whichever is greater, in addition to Buyer’s balance owed. Events outside
Georgia will incur maximum fees allowed by law. In addition, any previously allowed payment discounts no longer apply, will be reversed & due from Buyer.

8.SALES TAX: Applicable sales tax will be collected from Buyer at checkout. Buyer must provide Auctioneer actual copy of Sales Tax Exemption Documentation for qualified purchases per each State’s Laws/Regulations.
9.BUYER'S PREMIUMS: A Buyer's Premium, or Buyer's fee, will be charged on all Lots. The Buyer's Premium, which will be paid by the Buyer to Auctioneer for its own account, will be calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price for each Lot, and will be added to the Hammer Price to determine the final Contract Price. For live auctions ONSITE Buyers, a 15% Buyer's Premium will apply, with a 3% discount for Cash or honored approved Check with a Bank Letter of Guarantee. If available for ONLINE Buyers, an 18% Buyer’s Premium will apply. These Premiums will be added to every purchase to make up the sale total.
10.REGISTRATION FEE: No fee. Online Bidding is NOT offered for this Auction Event.
11.INSPECTION, DESCRIPTION & PHOTOS OF INVENTORY: BOTH ONSITE & ONLINE Bidders & Buyers agree to physically inspect the property prior to Auction & to rely exclusively upon this inspection in order to bid or purchase at the Auction. By bidding, you acknowledge and agree that you have had a full and fair opportunity to inspect the Lot(s), and that you are relying solely on your inspection and investigation, or that you have waived inspection & investigation, and that you have not relied on any statement, representation, warranty, or guaranty made by any Seller or anyone acting as agent or representative of a Seller (including Auctioneer), and any photographs or other images of Lot(s) are adequate for your purposes. Mileage, Hours, Model Numbers &/or Age of Items are NOT guaranteed. Every effort is made to accurately describe & photo each item, but information & photos are NOT guaranteed or warranted to be exact. If photos are not available for an item, we reserve the right to use substitute photos which will be noted in the description of said item. Auctioneer & Company are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the description or photos of merchandise.
12.NO WARRANTIES: Bidder whether bidding Onsite or Online agrees that all property is sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS with all faults. There are no warranties, representations or guarantees, as to quality, character or condition of the property. The implied warranty of merchantability is expressly disclaimed. Auction Buyers shall not be entitled to any adjustments or allowance, rescission, damages or any remedy or claim as to quality, character or condition of any property purchased by the Bidders.
13.MEMORANDA OF SALE: The record of sale kept by the Auctioneer or Auction Staff will be taken & accepted by the Bidder or Buyer as absolute and final in all disputes.
14.ACCESSORIES: All accessories will be separate (not included) from item(s) sold unless otherwise stated.
15.TECHNOLOGY ISSUES/DISRUPTIONS: Auctioneer will not be responsible for technology disruptions, errors, or failures (including disruptions to bidding or the failure to execute, recognize, or record online bids), whether caused by (i) loss of connectivity, breakdown, disruption, or failure of the Online Auction Platform, (ii) errors in programming or set-up of the online Auction, (iii) breakdown, disruption, or failure of a Bidder's internet connection, computer, or system, or (iv) otherwise. Auctioneer may, but will not be required to, continue, suspend, delay, extend, reschedule, close, re-set, or re-start the Auction because of disruptions caused by technology failures or errors, even after bidding has commenced.
16.RISK OF LOSS: The Auctioneer and Seller(s) are not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen property, of any kind, regardless of circumstance. The Buyer assumes delivery, full responsibility and accepts all risk of loss for any property purchased from the time the Auctioneer accepts the Buyer's bid regardless of the check out or closing process. The theft of any property should be reported to the local police. It is the right of all Auction Buyers to prosecute anyone caught stealing to the fullest extent of the law.
17.PURCHASES LOADOUT: Purchases cannot be removed until last Auction item is sold and Buyer has fully paid for Buyer’s Purchases & has a paid Invoice.
18.CHECKOUT & REMOVAL: The Buyer has no right of abandonment whatsoever. The Buyer agrees to remove all purchased property within the guidelines & times announced or posted. Property not removed within the time specified will be resold or disposed by the Auctioneer or Seller without additional notice & in addition to all other remedies allowed by law, the Auctioneer will retain all monies received and add any deficiency or expense associated with resale or disposal of the property to the defaulting Buyer. Riggers, movers, electricians or anyone working as such must provide the Auctioneer with Proof of Insurance. The coverage must be at a level acceptable to the Auctioneer & Seller. All removal expenses and the repair of damages caused by removal are at the risk & expense of the Buyer and/or their agent unless otherwise stated on the Auction invoice.
19.AUCTION SITE/BUYER RESPONSIBILITY: Buyer acknowledges that the Auction site is a potentially dangerous place. ALL persons attending the Auction sale at all times shall be there at their own risk, with notice of the conditions at the Premises, the activities on the Premises, and the conduct of Third Parties now given. Buyers shall so advise their agents and employees. The Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold the Auctioneer and Seller harmless from any claims or damages. No person shall have any claim against the Auctioneer, his Agents, employees or principles regardless of personal injury, loss of life or damages to or loss of Property. Buyer also acknowledges responsibility for his actions and conduct and the action and conduct of their agents and employees throughout the sale and checkout process.
20.DISPUTES: Any disputes that arise during the course of the sale or pay period shall be decided by the Auctioneer. The decision of the Auctioneer shall be final and absolute.
21.COMPETITIVE BIDS: All offerings whether Real or Personal Property are subject to competitive bids. In the event an offering does not have the benefit of competitive Bidders, the item may at the Auctioneer’s discretion, be withdrawn from Auction.
22.VEHICLE TITLES: Vehicles with Titles will be mailed certified mail within 15 business days, but in any event the Title will not be issued prior to your check clearing the Financial Institution.
23.CONSIGNMENTS: Auctioneer hereby gives notice to Bidders that some items being sold may be consigned by Third Parties.
24.ADDITIONAL: A) Announcements made by the Auctioneer prior to and throughout the Auction Event shall become a part of this Agreement & are binding & take precedence over any prior advertisements or listings. Although all information has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, the Auctioneer and Seller make no guarantee whatsoever to the accuracy of any printed materials. B) The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw items, alter the sale order, bid on Seller’s behalf, and group lots as he deems appropriate. All Auctions are subject to cancellation without notice. Absentee bids will be bid Proxy
from the Auctioneer and staff.
C) The Bidders and/or Buyers will not hold the Auctioneer liable for the Seller's misconduct or negligence regarding matters of title or failing to close on a sale or failing to disclose defects of any kind including that of Hazardous Waste. Buyers and Bidders will look to the Seller in these matters. D) All Property is sold with Reserve unless otherwise advertised. E) Pay attention to quantities as we customarily sell “Times the Money”.
25.RESERVATION OF SERVICE: The Auctioneer reserves the right on behalf of the Seller to refuse service or admittance to anyone whether notice is given verbally or written.
26.REGISTRANT INFORMATION & EMAIL: Registrants grant Auctioneer permission to share registration information with affiliates.
27.LOADING/PACKING/SHIPPING: Unless specified in the description of an Item, all Items are “Local Pick-up ONLY” (no shipping services provided), to be picked up & removed no later than the deadline indicated at the Online Bidding Site, website, email, or posted or announced at the Event location. Buyer is responsible for all packing/loading/shipping arrangements, costs, & handling.
28.ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS: If offered/available, for Online bidding see Online Host for additional “Online” Terms & Conditions & Other Important Information & Requirements.
29.COMPANY AS AGENT: Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc. & CEO for Company, Sam Williamson, are acting as Agents for the Seller exclusively. Company & Auctioneer are NOT your agent or representative, and are not acting on your behalf.
30.RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONLINE BIDS: You are responsible for all bids transmitted from your computer or other electronic device or from your Bidder Account. If a Winning Bid is sent from your computer/devices or using your Bidder Account, you will be the Buyer on certification by Auctioneer.
31.SURVEILLANCE/RECORDING: Attendees are hereby notified that Auction premises may be subject to Video &/or Audio recording. Attendees & Bidders acknowledge being notified & accept such surveillance &/or recording.
32.JURISDICTION: These Terms & Conditions are subject to the Laws & Jurisdiction of the County of Athens-Clarke County, & the State of Georgia.
1. Attendee is well & does not have any symptoms of illness or sickness.
2. Attendee has not been sick nor had any Covid-19 (any Variant) symptoms in the last fourteen (14) days.
3. Attendee has not been exposed to anyone who has been sick or has had Covid-19/Variant in the last (14) days.
I hereby certify that I have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the above Terms & Conditions, as well as any announcements made throughout the Auction. I am declaring & confirming all three (3) above Attendee / Bidder Wellness Statements.
I also have read & agree to this Auction’s Additional Terms & Conditions for Firearms/Guns.
WARNING – Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises. Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 51-16-1 et seq

Also See: Terms & Conditions for Personal Property Auction
• All guns sold Sunday, February 20, 2022, will be available for pickup at Sporting Arms, Inc. 159 Parkview Road, Winterville, GA 30683, 706.742.7971 starting Monday, February 21, 2022. Business hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am–7pm ET.
• Terms & Conditions include FFL dealers. No exceptions.
• Buyer can make arrangements with Sporting Arms, Inc. to have their gun(s) shipped to a FFL license holder of their choice. Buyer is responsible for making shipping arrangements and payment of associated shipping and handling fees directly with Sporting Arms, Inc.
• Any gun not picked up within fourteen (14) days of Auction date will be considered abandoned and will revert back to the Seller, with no refund to the Buyer.
• You must pay for your gun purchases in full on Auction Day at the Auction, at which time you will receive a PAID INVOICE to claim your gun(s) at Sporting Arms, Inc.
• At time of pickup, the Buyer must present a paid invoice and will be required to complete the necessary transfer paperwork and pay a fee of $10 per gun to Sporting Arms, Inc. for Sporting Arms, Inc.’s services.
• Only the person whose name is on the PAID INVOICE will be allowed to pick up gun(s). NO EXCEPTIONS.
BACKGROUND CHECKS: If Buyer does not pass the Background Check, Buyer will forfeit all monies paid; there will be no refund to Buyer. Do not bid on a gun unless you can pass the Background Check! NO Exceptions!
• Do not bid on a gun if you do not wish to comply with ALL "Terms & Conditions" of the Auction.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm ET
LOCATION & PHONE: 159 Parkview Road, Winterville, GA 30683 706.742.7971
Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc.
Athens GA 30606

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