Terms and Conditions:

Payments may be made via check, money order, or credit card through paypal or directly with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. All payments should be received within ten (10) days of the purchase date. Exceptions can be made upon request for overseas purchases, or other notable circumstances. Please email with questions.

Shipping:All items are sent priority mail, with the exception of items over the purchasing price of $1,000.00. These items will be shipped registered mail with full insurance. Buyers are to pay for shipping costs. Overseas buyers are to pay for international shipping costs, and insurance if desired. Relics of the Nile will, at the buyer's request, ship with other carriers such as UPS or FedEx. All items are packed in the best way possible, however insurance is still highly recommended, but not required. Once an item is shipped, it becomes the buyer's responsibility. Should a package become lost or damaged, Relics of the Nile will, as a courtesy, work with the buyer and shipping company to resolve any issues, however Relics of the Nile is relieved of any responsibility once the package is shipped. Items may only be returned in the same condition as purchased (see return policy below).

RETURNS within 7 days of receipt: Items are sold with a seven (7) day return policy. If desired, an item may be returned in the same condition as purchased within seven (7) days of receipt for a refund of the purchase price of the artifact less credit card and auction fees (if applicable). Returns will NOT be accepted if the items have been altered from their purchased condition in any way. Alterations include restoration, damage done by the buyer, damage during shipping, etc. Sorry, no return of wholesale merchandise or goods sold to dealers whatsoever. Returns must be pre-authorized by Relics of the Nile via telephone or email. Any unauthorized returns will be refused.

RETURNS after 7 days of receipt:After the seven (7) days of receipt, all items are generally considered to be sold on an "all sales final" basis and are non-returnable. Therefore, any returns and/or cancellations of auctions are at the sole discretion of seller and the buyer hereby agrees to abide by the decision of seller. In the event of mutual agreement to return an auction lot item must be returned in the same condition as received and shipped back in the same carton as received along with any certificates of authenticity, lab reports, and any other paperwork included in the original shipment to the buyer. No merchandise returns from foreign customers (customers outside of the USA) for any reason. A restocking fee of 15% of the total gross sale price will be assessed on all returns and dishonored bids. Sorry, no return of wholesale merchandise or goods sold to dealers whatsoever. Returns must be pre-authorized by Relics of the Nile via telephone or email. Any unauthorized returns will be refused.

Layaway Policy:All items are eligible for layaway. There is no handling charge or interest applied to a layaway with Relics of the Nile.
If entire purchase is under $50, you must pay 50% down and the balance in 30 days.
If entire purchase is over $50, but less than $300, down payment will be 1/3 of the total. Balance will be split into two equal payments and must be paid within 60 days.
For purchases over $300, down payment will be a percentage of the purchase price negotiated before the sale (generally 1/4 of the total). The balance will be split into three equal payments and must be paid off within 90 days.
Down payment must be received within one week from the date you are quoted a payment schedule or the layaway agreement will be cancelled. A ten day grace period will apply to all subsequent layaway payments. Failure to follow the payment schedule will cause the item(s) to be returned to stock and result in a loss of prior payment(s). No layaway will be returned to stock without proper notification to the buyer. The buyer must notify Relics of the Nile if a payment schedule is to be missed. In this case, Relics of the Nile will work with the buyer to accomodate with a new schedule if at all possible. Once a new schedule is determined, failure to complete payment will result in the loss of previous payments. The item(s) will then be returned to stock.
Shipping costs will be added to the order total and paid as part of the layaway payments.
All layaway purchases are held by the seller until balance is paid in full.
Layaway payments may be made by check, money order or credit card.


Condition of Items: It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to request a condition report prior to bidding on a lot or purchasing from the website. However, such condition reports are considered opinions of condition rather than guarantee of condition, and are based on visual inspection of the lot(s). And, though we strive to list any imperfections, repair, restoration or overpaint in condition reports, no guarantee is made that any condition report will be entirely accurate. It is understood that items offered at auction or for sale are all of some age. Therefore, all goods are sold with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. Illustrations in print or on the Internet are for identification only. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to the end of the auction as to the condition of each lot and should exercise and rely on their own judgment as to whether the lot accords with its description. Reasonable damage, flaws, repairs and/or restoration should be expected, therefore the condition of a lot is not a valid reason for a return. Seller makes no guarantees, warranties or representations, express or implied, to any Buyer with respect to the property, including without limitation its merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise. Stands and risers depicted in photographs are studio props and are not included with the auction lots unless so noted. Bidder acknowledges that medium or material construction listed in the description of any object is based upon a best guess scenario, and that our buyers and/or description writers are not necessarily expert geologists, lapidaries or gemologists, and that no guarantee is made as to the accuracy of the material composition listed in any description. No statement anywhere, whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. Bidder further acknowledges that the descriptions of objects are based on visual inspection and are therefore subject to error, and that such errors of statements as to whether or not an item is intact, unrestored, original, etc., are not reason for return under this agreement. Bidder acknowledges that dimensions listed for any auction lot are approximate and as such are subject of an error factor of up to 25%. Bidder acknowledges that errors within auction descriptions are common and that it is up to the bidder to reasonably satisfy himself as to the correct status of the object by presenting questions concerning conflicting or seemingly erroneous information or typographical error to seller prior to bidding on the lot; otherwise the lot is deemed acceptable to the bidder with such flaws, errors or conflicting information as listed. Errors covered under this clause include, but are not limited to dimensions, culture, age, condition, reserve status, and any other textual or photographic represntation of the auction lot.

Governing Body: This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Kentucky as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Kentucky between Kentucky residents, and the proper venue for any court action arising from a breach of this agreement shall be in the State of Kentucky. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.