Terms & Conditions

Terms of Sale

 

  1. The bidder accepts the conditions of sale stated as follows by offering bids via internet.
  2. Items are sold to the highest bidder.  Accepted payment methods are PayPal or money order (contact us for payment instructions if paying by money order).
  3. Each item has a specific “opening” or “reserve” bid. If you are the first person to bid that amount, the item will be sold to you at that price unless another bidder raises your bid.
  4. Minimum order is $10.00 USD, no exceptions. If your order is less than $10.00 USD total, not including shipping, you will be assessed the difference in your order total up to the minimum order requirement of $10.00 USD.
  5. Bidders must pay packing, postage and insurance costs. 
  6. Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia residents must pay state sales tax or must provide re-sale number.
  7. Offers to “top all other bids” are not accepted.
  8. DIG reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids by any bidder.
  9. No retraction of bids is permitted. Once a bid has been placed, it may not be retracted.
  10. Bidding sales are not approval sales. Winning bids must be honored by bidders. We cannot assume any responsibility for errors made in the amount bid or lot numbers listed on bid sheets. Check bid sheets for accuracy. Errors in descriptions or our inability to fill an order are the only causes for a refund. Requests for adjustments must be made within three days of receipt of the items and accompanied by a letter of explanation. Late remittance for purchases, however, is cause to negate this privilege.
  11. If an item is damaged in transit or missing from your order, DO NOT DISCARD ANY PACKING MATERIALS. CALL US IMMEDIATELY AT 888-355-9800 M/F 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
  12. Electrically operated items are sold for their collectible value only. Actual use of such items is at the purchaser’s risk.
  13. DIG reserves the right to cancel the auction or re-schedule the closing dates without recourse from any bidder or prospective bidder.
  14. Should DIG be prevented by fire, theft or any reason from delivering any property to the buyer, any liability of DIG’s shall be limited to the amount actually paid for the property by that buyer.
  15. All sales are for cash. Full payment is due within 7 days after the closing date of the auction.
  16. NOTE: All bids are contractual obligations and all bidders are obligated to honor their bids as contracts to buy the items involved. Invoices overdue by 14 days or longer may be submitted to an independent collection agency and result in additional liability for legal fees.

 

MINIMUM ORDER

Minimum order is $10.00 USD, no exceptions. If your order total (also known as your “winning bids” total) is less than $10.00 USD total, not including shipping, you will be assessed the difference in your order total up to the minimum order requirement of $10.00 USD. Shipping will be subsequently added to that amount of $10.00 USD to complete your order.

 

OPENING BIDS AND ESTIMATED VALUE CODES

Every item is assigned an "Opening" bid. If you bid this amount, the item will be sold to you unless another bidder raises your bid.

 

Quote marks in a description indicate words that actually appear on the item.

Note: Most items we offer are in very fine to excellent or mint condition. We occasionally offer an unusual or rare item in poor to good condition.

Sizes of buttons and other small items on the button pages are given exactly. Sizes of larger items may be rounded off to the nearest inch.

 

SHIPPING PROCEDURES 

 

Raw Comics ship for $5.00 to USA and $1.00 per additional raw comic.*

Graded Comics ship for $8.00 and $3.00 per additional graded comic.*

 

*We will adjust orders as needed to make sure buyers are charged fair shipping and handling rates. 

 

We ALWAYS combine shipping. You must wait for a combined invoice PRIOR to paying, if you have purchased multiple items. Your shipment will automatically be combined and the shipping calculated based on “ready to ship” package size and weight. If buying more than one item, the shipping service MAY CHANGE from First Class Service to Priority Service based on TOTAL WEIGHT and PACKAGE SIZE due to USPS REQUIREMENTS. We have no influence over the regulations set by USPS and must follow the regulations.

 

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS

 

International items will be calculated after auction end based on your location.  We will try to offer the lowest shipping rate available to you without compromising the package.

 

 

When will my item ship? Will it be packed securely?

ALL purchases are professionally packaged by our Shipping Department staff and are usually shipped within five (5) business days or less, once we receive cleared payment. During a particularly busy, or holiday, week shipping may take an extra day.

 

RETURNS

Winning bidder pays postage and insurance. If a significant mistake is made in describing an item, the item can be returned within 7 DAYS of receipt for a FULL REFUND of PURCHASE PRICE (No Shipping charges will be refunded).  After 7 DAYS, the sale is FINAL and no returns will be accepted for any reason.

 

LOSS OR DAMAGE

Contact DIG immediately by email

DAMAGE: Keep all packaging (shipping box, packaging materials) as well as the damaged item itself. DIG will then contact the carrier (UPS, USPS) to start the claim process.

LOSS: If a package is lost we will contact the USPS or UPS and request a package tracer. The purpose of the tracer is to provide proof of delivery or if unable to prove delivery, request a claim for loss.

Reimbursement for loss or damage will not occur until the claim process has been concluded which could take up to 4 weeks.

 

GRADING

Please keep in mind grading can vary from person to person.  We keep our grading in line with The Overstreet Guide to Grading and the same 10-point scale used by CGC and CBCS.  All “raw” books are graded to the best of our ability.  We have been in business over 20 years and we stand by our grading. 

 

BY BIDDING ON ITEMS YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS ABOVE AS STATED. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you combine shipping for MULTIPLE ITEMS won?

Yes, we ALWAYS provide combined shipping!

If multiple items are won please wait for a combined invoice PRIOR to paying. There is no need to request one as we do it automatically, this will cut down on the number of messages and requests that we will have to address.

You only pay what it costs us to ship your items. If the items are too large to ship together or will get damaged by shipping together. (ex. Lithograph and Statue - FLAT item and Large Item), then they will be shipped separately to ensure the protection of the items’ condition as collectibles.

 

When will my item ship? Will it be packed securely?

ALL purchases are professionally packaged by our Shipping Department staff and are usually shipped within five (5) business days or less, once we receive cleared payment. During a particularly busy, or holiday, week shipping may take an extra day.

 

Do you have any more pictures available you can send?

We have provided the best quality and quantity of image that we are able to provide. No others are available.

 

Will you end auction items early?

We will not accept any offers to end an auction early. Nor will we accept any offers to “top all other bids”.

 

Do you charge sales tax? Why, if this is an internet sale?

Customers from MD, PA, and VA must pay applicable sales tax. We are a professional, legitimately-licensed, legally incorporated business with physical locations in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. As we have those locations in those states, we are required by law to charge sales tax for purchases made by residents of those states. The address that you have registered to your account determines your billing and shipping, as we have no other information to go on other than what you have put into the system. We are unable to circumvent the law and therefore must follow it if we wish to stay in business.