We accept credit cards or debit cards for any sales. WE NOW ACCEPT AMEX & DISCOVER. We sell Fresh to the market Gold, Silver, World Coinage, Estate and New Jewelry, Decorative & Fine Arts and Gold & Silver Bullion. The various entities we sell the items for do not allow us to accept these forms of payment. Visa,M/C, AMEX, Discover. Seeing as how the sales are guaranteed with no refunds or exchanges. Due to the nature of the goods we must insist upon Visa- M/C, AMEX and Discover UNDER 5K - Wire Transfers-Personal or Business Check-Money Order-Cashiers Check- Or Certified Mail Cash-OVER 5k We do not accept Western Union- Please understand we are not a straight consignment auction house, with goods that have been sold and resold from dealer to dealer. We sell fresh to the market goods from US Asset Forfeiture & Seizure Safes and Caches. They are from various entities that must have guaranteed funds before they release the goods. The procedure is simple, but different from others- Step 1.) The buyer pays the auction house for the auction winnings utilizing check,money order,cashiers check, visa, M/C 2.) We deposit the funds for clearance. 3.) Once funds are cleared through OUR bank and released we send payment to the previous owner of the goods ( whether it is US Marshall's- Police - DEA- or HUD- Courts or etc.. will make the release time vary from lot to lot.) 4.) We await their clearance of the payment and we ship the goods as they are released. 5.) We insure all packages and require signature confirmation. 6.) We make use of multiple shipments to keep the insurance costs down and limit the chance of carrier loss. We additionally do this to facilitate receipt of goods as soon as released. 7.) For Checks-Money Orders-Cashiers Checks and the like - PLEASE SEND THIS PAYMENT TO US ASSET FORFEITURE & SEIZURES INC. CALIFORNIA PAYMENT PROCESSING ADDRESS- AFS AUCTIONS 31805 TEMECULA PARKWAY SUITE 245, TEMECULA, CA. 92592- Please be sure to send a copy of the invoice!
8.) For Wire Bank to Bank transfers- WIRE INFO AS FOLLOWS -PLEASE EMAIL REQUEST . 9.) RETURNS - We sell for many entities and they do not allow us to return items once they have been sold. unless they are completely not as described- example- you buy a gold coin and you are sent a token.... THEY ARE GUARANTEED SALE ITEMS. We sell for various Bankruptcy, Seizure, Overstock and Enforcement entities that do not allow us to ship items until full clearance of payments are concluded.
This includes all payments and wire . It CAN take up to 30 days for final approval for release. We ship twice a month to facilitate this. MOST items will ship within 10 business days, but some will have the built in approval and release process. We apologize for this delay, but it is necessary for the type of goods you will be purchasing from us. All items are sold as is where is with all faults. Please read the entire terms page.
All lots in our auctions carry two estimates. The low estimate in most cases, is what we consider to be the modest wholesale price, and the high estimate to be a high wholesale price or a low retail price. Most items we sell bring within our estimated range, but many times prices will exceed this range. This is partly because gallery prices can be far higher than the estimates on items, and under competition, prices can approach gallery levels. Also, many items we offer are rare or exceptional, and competition from serious collectors pushes prices up. Over half the bidders participating at every sale we have, do so either via phone or left bid. Some of them preview in person, but most bid without ever having set foot in the gallery.
Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and as described. By providing a full color catalog, a comprehensive web-site, written condition reports, we offer you all the information you need to make an informed buying decision. We are set up to arrange for, or provide, delivery on all purchases.
Why Buy At Auction: Auction buying offers you both the advantage of getting to name your own price and having a tremendous selection of goods to choose from. In most instances, you can save from 30% to 80% off gallery prices. And with over 300,000 items on the auction block every year, US Asset Forfeiture & Seizures offers you the best selection of coins, bullion metals, fine Jewelry and art you are likely to find anywhere.
As a specialty auction house with a nationwide clientele, our job is to make your buying experience pleasant, and satisfying. Everything we sell is guaranteed as described, we deliver worldwide, and we make bidding by phone, or by absentee bid or online easy.
We Expect All Winning Bids to be Honored
RESPONSIBILITY: Unless stated otherwise, full payment, including all shipping and insurance charges, is due via a payment method disclosed in this auction within 5 days of auction close. If not received, payment is considered delinquent 5 days after auction close.
COMMITMENT: We are committed to completing the transaction. We hold the winning bidder accountable for his/her winning bid. Placing a bid on this auction is a legally binding obligation.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Should the winning bidder become delinquent in settling the transaction, We reserve the right to pursue payment through the use of collection services.
COMPENSATION: Should the winning bidder default on completing the transaction, We reserve the alternative to assess and collect a restocking fee as compensation for fees and holding costs related to the incomplete transaction. The restocking fee will amount to $10 + 20 percent of the sale price.
Do Not Bid If You Do Not Intend to Pay
All sales final, all items sold as is with all faults. Our descriptions while we strive to be exact, may not be commensurate with your standards. Please ask questions as we allow no refunds or returns. We sell for many consignors and they do not allow us to return items once they have been sold. We sell for many consignors and they do not allow us to return items once they have been sold. AFS Auctions utilizes Retail Replacement Value Appraisals. Appraisals should be used for verification of gemstone and/or metal weight, size, and grade only. Appraisal value should be considered for insurance purposes only as price varies greatly from retail locations thru out the world. This type of appraisal is done to protect you in the event of damage or loss of a valuable item. Our appraisals are conducted by and independent 3rd Party appraisal firm that utilizes Certified GIA Gemologist.
Appraisals should be used for verification of gemstone and/or metal weight, size, and grade only.
Conditions of Sale
1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the Title Holder and US Asset Forfeiture & Seizures Inc. the amount under which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of AFS Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, this will show up as Floor Bidder during the LIVE Auction, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. How we get our jewelry prices: Retail Jewelry Store Sales in the U.S., 2000-2012
Jewelry Store Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Sales of Jewelry in the U.S., 2000-2012, Retail Jewelry Store Sales in the U.S., by Month, 2006, 2007, and 2008
Retail Jewelry Store Sales in the U.S., by Type of Merchandise, 2007, 2008, and 2012
Number of Retail Jewelry Stores in the U.S., 2000-2012
Number of Retail Jewelry Stores in the U.S., by State, 2007
Average Sales per Jewelry Store in the U.S., 2000-2012
Average Annual Household Expenditures on Jewelry, by Detailed Demographic Characteristics, 2007 and 2012
U.S. Consumer Price Trends for Jewelry, 2000-2012
Total U.S. Apparent Consumption of Jewelry, 2000-2012
U.S. Apparent Consumption of Precious Metal Jewelry, 2000-2012
U.S. Apparent Consumption of Costume Jewelry, 2000-2012
Holiday Retail Sales in the U.S., 2000-2012
All property is sold "as is", and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.
Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale.
All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Asset Forfeiture & Seizures Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 3.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed by the purchaser within three (3) business days after the date of sale. Asset Forfeiture & Seizures Inc. shall have no liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days after the date of sale. Internet Sales Exempt.
We accept cash (in house only) or check for payment. Personal/Business checks will be acceptable. As well as cashiers checks-money orders. We reserve the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay AFS Inc. a handling charge of $23.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. We do NOT accept payment by paypal for merchandise purchases.
If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, we may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser's breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has failed to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.
In no event will the liability of AFS Auctions to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.
Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. We will automatically secure and charge for the shipping within the Continental US- Other shipments may have additional fees and release forms. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.
All purchases are subject to the sales tax law of Nevada (0%) & California (8.75%). Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties are exempt from Taxation.
Property purchased will have premium equal to 15% of the final bid price, this will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. Paying by check, money order, cashiers check or bank wire is no longer given given a 3% cash bonus. We have reduced the b/p to avoid confusion.
Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.
These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Nevada (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against US Asset Forfeiture and Seizures Inc in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the State of Nevada or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.
ALL SALES FINAL, ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS, WITH ALL FAULTS. All payments must be received no later than 5 days after sale. Prior payment arrangements must be made 24 hours prior to sale, and be approved prior to bidding. We sell only to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and select countries. If you are unsure if you are in these regions please do not bid, or ask us for bidding requirements.
Review the terms and be familiar with them as they are the basis of our working relationship and will enhance your bidding experience. We sell Assets Forfeited, Secured Goods, Overstocks, BK's, Ordered Sales, Land Disbursement, Consignments and Outright Acquisitions.
We sell for various Bankruptcy, Seizure, Overstock and Enforcement entities that do not allow us to ship items until full clearance of payments are concluded.
This includes all payments and wire. It CAN take up to 30 days for final approval for release. We ship twice a month to facilitate this. MOST items will ship within 15 days, but some will have the built in approval and release process. We apologize for this delay, but it is necessary for the type of goods you will be purchasing from us.
This is a mail, pre bid & Internet auction sale conducted and licensed. All bids are per lot. No lots will be broken. Auction sales are not approval sales. They are all guaranteed sales. DO NOT BID if you will not follow through with full and prompt payment of this contract.
Grading is a subjective description in the opinion of the cataloger or the consignor. Among experts there are often differences of opinion on the grading and the eye appeal of a coin. The strike and the state of preservation are often debated among professionals. With this being said it is imparitve that all bidders understand we cannot be held liable for the grading or condition of coins especially.
Use the photo provided, and rest assured we will attempt to convey an accurate description.