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Cellar Bid can only be used by people that are 21 years of age or older. By listing wines or buying wines at this site you confirm that you are over 21 years of age.

Cellar Bid does not control the information that users present at this site. As such, so long as the information complies with the Policies, Terms & Conditions, Cellar Bid will not critique the content or the accuracy of the information supplied. Cellar Bid is a service for the buyers and sellers of fine wine, and the completion of any auction is the responsibility of the Buyer and Seller exclusively. Cellar Bid does not represent that Seller is legally able to sell or ship wine. Seller is solely responsible for investigating and complying with the laws of its jurisdiction. Seller is also responsible for determining that Buyer is legally able to purchase the wine being sold and delivered.

Cellar Bid takes no responsibility for the condition or quality of any items presented by Sellers, therefore, please exercise caution when using the website. We have developed a Buyers Guide, a Sellers Guide and a Feedback Guide, to assist in using this site. The information contained in the Guides will help to explain the uses, the terms, and the responsibilities of the members of Cellar Bid.


  • All users must be 21 to buy or sell at this site. By using the site to buy or sell wine you are presenting yourself as being at least 21 years of age.
  • Cellar Bid will be licensed in the States of Illinois to conduct internet wine auctions. The laws of the state where the auction is held shall govern the rights and obligations of all parties. Sellers of items must conform to all local laws, and all items sold must comply with local laws. It is the Buyer and Sellers responsibility to confirm that all laws are being complied with.
  • This site is meant exclusively for wine and wine related materials. Any other items may be removed without notice. Certain items are expressly forbidden and may NOT be listed for sale or auction on the site, including; Adult Material, Guns & Weapons, and Medications.
  • Nonpayment for items won or purchased can result in the suspension or termination of your privileges to buy and/or sell at Cellar Bid.
  • Cellar Bid disclaims any guarantees expressed or implied on items or services listed on our site, and does not in any way warranty the merchantability of items sold or purchased.
  • All sales are "as is" and no wine can be returned unless there is an arrangement made between buyer and seller. Cellar Bid Sales has NOT checked any of the wine for sale and cannot attest to the quality of the wine. Any guarantees provided are made strictly by the seller and not by the Cellar Bid.
  • It is the Seller's responsibility to make sure that all listings are accurate and available for sale. Listing of items which the seller can not produce upon completion of the auction can result in the suspension or termination of your privileges to sell at Cellar Bid.
  • If the Seller has in any way misrepresented their product, Buyer must deal directly with the Seller and not through Cellar Bid. It is recommended that you review the Sellers Feedback from prior sales.
  • Cellar Bid does not participate in any exchange of money or arrange for the delivery of any wine purchased through Cellar Bid. The details of the transaction must be completed by the Seller and the Buyer.
  • It is a violation of law to make bids in a false name or with an invalid credit card, even if Cellar Bid software initially accepts such a bid. Your web browser transmits a unique internet address which can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Your use of this site is your agreement to adhere to this rule, and acceptance that fraudulent bidders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Cellar Bid cannot be responsible for server down time, or any inability to access the site. In the event of technical problems, we reserve the right to cancel, restart, or extend an auction as the circumstances may dictate.
  • Notifications sent by email may take longer than expected, and cannot be counted on to inform you of an item's status.
Terms & Conditions

  • Bidders may place a "Maximum" bid and the auction will place their bids automatically until their maximum bid is met. If it is surpassed, an outbid notice will be sent via email. This service is for your convenience and by no means a requirement. Please see rules for Dutch Auction in Buyer's Guide as Maximum Bid does NOT apply for Dutch Auctions.
  • Bidders may contact sellers through the auction format to request pertinent information or ask additional questions about the item or wine consigned.
  • Sellers may place a reserve price on a wine listed for auction, and retain the right to "no sale" any wine if the minimum bid has not been met or surpassed.
  • The highest bidder will receive notice at the close of the auction. Unless otherwise specified by Seller, the cost of shipping is generally not included in the auction price. All shipping fees are to be paid by the Buyer unless other arrangements have been made between Buyer and Seller. All details of the transaction are the responsibilities of the Buyer and Seller. If Buyer has not made payment to Seller within the agreed amount of time as set by Seller, it will then be considered a default sale, may result in the termination of Buyer's privilege to use Cellar Bid for future purchases.
  • In the unlikely event a bid is not honored, the registered Buyer's registration and contract with Cellar Bid may be terminated. Seller may then request a resale of the wine in question or request Cellar Bid to accept the next highest bid on behalf of Seller. If any bid cannot be enforced, Seller hereby agrees that Cellar Bid is not responsible.
  • Buyer agrees to hold Cellar Bid harmless if the Seller does not deliver the product as promised or the product is inferior or is for any reason unacceptable to Buyer. Buyers only recourse is with the Seller. By using this site, Buyer agrees to hold Cellar Bid harmless regardless of any circumstances.
  • These terms and conditions of sale shall constitute a contract between all parties to this transaction, and shall be equally binding among all parties.
  • Cellar Bid has the right to decline any bids made by individuals who have defaulted in prior auctions or any individuals whose auction privileges have been terminated.
  • Cellar Bid may remove any listing, at its discretion, without notice.

By using this site, you hereby confirm that you are over 21 years of age and agree with the above Policies, Terms & Conditions. If you wish to continue, and agree to adhere to these Policies, Terms & Conditions, please proceed to Registration.

For more information on using, please consult the following guides.

Buyers Guide
Sellers Guide

The Internet being the fragile environment that it is, cannot be held responsible for server down time, or your inability to access our site. Notifications sent by email may take longer than expected, and cannot be counted on to inform you of an item's status. In the event of technical problems, we reserve the right to cancel, restart, or extend an auction as the circumstances may dictate.?