Everything sells “As Is – Where Is” with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied! All purchases become the responsibility of the buyer when sold to the highest bidder. Bidders are responsible for making a determination as to the items condition and value from inspection prior to bidding. Inability to observe defects or deficiencies in a lot through inspection is a risk inherent in the auction process and will not be basis for any refund or adjustment in the sales price. Failure to view/inspect any property for sale shall not constitute cause of cancellation of sale. It is hereby warned that bidders should not bid on the basis of photography alone. All sales are recorded and any discrepancies will be settled after the conclusion of auction.

By placing a bid, you are entering into a legally binding contract and agree to follow through with the purchase of the item should you win the item. Bidder expressly agrees not to stop payment, dispute or contest this transaction. FAILURE TO PAY FOR ITEMS WILL RESULT IN DENIAL FROM PARTICIPATION IN ANY FUTURE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE AUCTIONS.

All descriptions are believed to be correct; however neither Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers nor the U.S. Marshals Service assumes any liability as to the accuracy of any descriptions, quantity, weight, grade, quality, purity, value or any other feature(s). No allowance, refund or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, error in cataloging, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.

The Buyer specifically agrees and acknowledges that the use of the term “tested” as used to describe articles of jewelry means only that the Auctioneer believes that the article described has been tested as to the gold or silver and the Auctioneer makes no warranty that the gold or silver content is as described. Likewise, the description of a diamond or other gem or the description of a particular brand does not constitute any representation or warranty that the article is as described. It is the Buyers sole responsibility to determine the authenticity of any item purchased.

The Auctioneer has the right to reject any and all bids on behalf of the Seller and to bid as agent for any Absentee Bidder. The Auctioneer is not responsible for the acts or representations of the Seller. Seller shall retain full security interest in all merchandise until full and complete payment is made to Seller or Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers.

Security for purchases is the responsibility of the Buyer and begins immediately upon the sale of each lot. Removal is at the expense, liability and risk of the Buyer. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for goods not removed within the specified time periods. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for non-delivery or for any other matter or thing to any purchaser of any lot, in any event. The U.S. Marshals Service retains the right to reject any bids for any reason or to make counter offers or accept back up offers at their sole discretion.

All Bidders Must Read and Acknowledge the Prohibited Parties Statement & Buyer's Certification:

USMS Policy Directive 13.7, Persons Prohibited from Purchasing Forfeited Property stipulates that certain individuals are prohibited from purchasing forfeited property in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Asset Forfeiture Program, directly or indirectly (through another person or agent) and are therefore barred from placing bids to buy such property:
a) U.S. Department of Justice employees, including U.S. Marshals Service employees, except as further restricted below;
b) U.S. Marshals Service employees directly involved with the Asset Forfeiture Program, and their immediate family members;
c) Contractors, sub-contractors and the employees of contractors and sub-contractors of the Asset Forfeiture Division, U.S. Marshals Service, who provide contract/management services for personal and real properties and complex assets, including, but not limited to, any person who has received compensation, directly or indirectly, from the Government in connection with the custody, management, and care of the assets;
d) Defendants in a Criminal Case - Titles 18.U.S.C. Section 1963(f) and 21 U.S.C. Section 853(h) of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 prohibits the United States Government from reverting to a defendant or any defendant's conviction on charges, or violations of 18 U.S.C. Section 1962 or 21 U.S.C. Section 841 et. seq;
e) As a matter of policy, the USMS extends the purchase restrictions of a criminal case to any person whose conduct gave rise to a civil forfeiture of the property or to anyone acting in concert with or on behalf of, such a person. This general prohibition may be lifted in civil forfeiture actions on a case by case basis due to extenuating circumstances, as determined by AFD and the relevant United States Attorney's Office (USAO), with concurrence of the Ethics Officer, Office of General Counsel (OGC);
f) Other Third Parties- other governmental and non-governmental employees who are, directly or indirectly, involved in the Asset forfeiture and DOJ Equitable Sharing Programs; and
g) Anyone acting in concert with or on behalf of any of the above persons.

In accordance with title 18 U.S.C. Section 1963(g) and 21 U.S.C. Section 853(h), you must certify that you are not acting and will not act in concert with the defendant(s) from whom the property was seized or to any person whose conduct gave rise to a civil forfeiture of the property or to anyone acting in concert with or on behalf of such a person. Understand that any falsification of the information provided in this statement is punishable under the provisions of title 18, U.S.C., section 1001, by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both. All sales are subject to confirmation by the US Marshals Service.

REGISTRATION & BIDDING OPTIONS:

Live Bidding: To bid you must register and obtain a bid card. Registration will be Friday, October 20th from 1:00 to 7:00 PM. and Saturday, October 21st starting at 8:30 A.M. and continues throughout the auction. To register you will need a valid photo ID and a $500 cash deposit. Deposits for unsuccessful bidders will be returned in the same form when exiting or can be mailed if preferred.

Upon the conclusion of the auction or bidding; Buyers will be required to verify purchases, make final payment and/or discuss final payment arrangements and discuss checkout/removal instructions prior to exiting the auction facility.

Online Simulcast Bidding: To bid register at www.TxAuction.com and submit a $1,000 deposit no later than 5:00 P.M. CST, on Friday, October 20th to Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers by any acceptable payments listed below. The pre-bidding feature will be available throughout the auction.

Deposits for unsuccessful bidders will be returned by company check within seven business days from auction.

Pre-Bidding: Written bids will be accepted until Friday, October 20th at 2:00 P.M. CST with a $1,000 deposit.

Acceptable Payments: Cash, Cashiers’ Check(s), Money Order(s), Personal or Company Check with an original verified bank letter of guarantee or Bank Wire. All purchases will be held until funds are confirmed. NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED for payment!

Sales Tax of 8.25% is applicable for all non-motorized merchandise retrieved in Texas if a resale tax number is not provided. Coins and Bullion are tax exempt.

There is NO buyer’s premium for this auction. FULL payment is due Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Payment Mailing Address: Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc., 1420 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX 78660

MERCHANDISE REMOVAL & SHIPPING:

All paid merchandise can be removed when convenient until 5:00 P.M. CST on auction day, October 21st. Any items left thereafter can be retrieved from the Austin area by appointment or shipped at the buyers’ expense.

Gaston & Sheehan will utilize the following carriers and assess a minimal fee for packaging and handling; UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service and armored transports. Quotes will be provided and a final invoice will be emailed by Monday, October 23rd. To change or adjust a quote, please contact Gaston & Sheehan at auction@TxAuction.com or (512) 251-2780.