Banner with U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo: General Order Mechandise - U.S. Customs & Border Protection - Unclaimed & Abandoned Merchandise

Online Auction • January 25-26, 2017
Nationwide Sales - Merchandise
Unclaimed & Abandoned at Port Sites

Indian Hand Made Carpets, Clay Brick, Wearing Apparel, Men’s Shirts, Men’s Coats, T-Shirts and Shorts, Ladies Dresses, Bags, Tires, Decorative Items, Gel Reductor, Wine, Toys, Loud Speakers, Optical Equipment, Pillows, Cycle Parts, Rum, Kiosk Trailer & More!

*The Government does NOT guarantee quality or value and no allowance will be made for any deficiency found after sale*

Deposit due at Registration is $5,000
All Registration documents must be sent to CWS by 5PM ET, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Please Note: Items may be added or deleted at any time. Please check website frequently.

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Auction Details
Questions:
Email us at goauctions@cwsams.com or call 571-921-9107.
Terms & Conditions:
It's the Buyer's responsibility to understand & comply with the complete Terms & Conditions of the sale.
Auction Catalog:
Auction Starts & Ends:

Lots 1-60: Wednesday, January 25 @ 11am - Thursday, January 26 @ 11am ET*

*Please Note: End times are staggered every 2 minutes. For example Lot 1 ends Thursday at 11am, Lot 2 ends at 11:02am, Lot 3 ends at 11:04am and so on.
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Live Online Bidding:

You will be able to bid on all lots in this auction online. First time bidders must create an account. You will be prompted to review the Terms and Conditions of Sale and agree to said Terms in order to establish a user name and password. To complete the registration process, you must then download the Bid Deposit Form (including a copy of your photo ID and credit card if paying deposit by credit card) and mail, email or fax it with your $5,000 deposit depending on your method of payment. See "DEPOSIT" paragraph below for detailed instructions for submitting your deposit.

Once your deposit is received, you will be sent a confirming email with the link to the online auction site. Successful bidders will be notified via email of their status as the winning bidder and will be bound by the same payment terms as found in the "FINAL PAYMENT" paragraph below.

Purchases of $5,000 or less require payment in full on date of sale (purchases up to $5,000 will automatically be charged to the credit card you use for deposit)

Purchases over $5,000 require a $5,000 deposit day of sale with full/final payment due by 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 30, 2017. There will be no extensions for final payment.

Deposit:

A $5,000 deposit is required to bid. U.S. funds only. Deposit may be made by cashier’s check, money order, credit card or via bank wire. If making your deposit by:

CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER - must be made payable to CWS Marketing Group Inc. and must be received by 5:00 PM ET on January 25, 2017. Bid Deposit Form MUST accompany your cashier's check or Money Order in order to complete registration. Send to: CWS Marketing Group, 10611 Balls Ford Road, Suite 140, Manassas, VA, 20109, ATTN: G.O. Auction. Unsuccessful bidders' cashier's check or Money Order deposits will be returned within five (5) business days via UPS. An adult signature will be required at time of delivery.

CREDIT CARD - If putting deposit on credit card, you MUST fill out and submit the Bid Deposit Form. You may mail, fax or email the form. Mail to: CWS Marketing Group, 10611 Balls Ford Road, Suite 140, Manassas, VA, 20109, ATTN: G.O. Auction. Email to: lquental@cwsams.com AND mbysura@cwsams.com. Fax to: 571-383-2065, Attn:Lydia/Maria. Bid Deposit Form must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on January 25, 2017. We accept VISA, MC & DISCOVER. We no longer accept AMERICAN EXPRESS. Credit cards used for online auction deposits will be authorized only until a bidder is successful. Once the auction ends and a bidder is awarded a lot, the transaction will be processed for the total amount up to the initial deposit, or for the initial deposit amount in one transaction and any subsequent overage in an additional transaction(s). If a bidder is not successful, the transaction is voided; however, a hold may still be placed on those funds for anywhere from three to thirty business days depending on the cardholder’s banking institution. Please be sure to check with your banking institution to fully understand the timeframe imposed on authorizations. CWSAMS has no bearing on this funds hold and cannot release the hold.

BANK WIRE - If using bank wire for deposit, you MUST submit the Bid Deposit Form. For wiring instructions, please call or email Lydia (571-292-3985 or lquental@cwsams.com) or Maria (571-292-3988 or mbysura@cwsams.com). Please do not wire any deposits prior to January 12, 2016 (2 weeks prior to the auction). Deposit and bid form must arrive no later than 5:00 PM ET on January 25, 2017. If you are wiring your deposit, you MUST also fax or email your bid deposit form – fax: 571-383-2065, email: lquental@cwsams.com and mbysura@cwsams.com. Bank wire deposits made by unsuccessful bidders will be refused and returned to the issuing bank.

Change:
CWSAMS does not make change for more than 10 percent of the purchase price. It is recommended that bidders paying by cashier's check or Money Order submit multiple checks in small denominations if they do not expect their purchases to equal the deposit amount.
Final Payment:
Final payment(s) must be made by 4:00PM ET on Monday, January 30, 2017 via bank wire or credit card only. NO EXTENSIONS FOR FINAL PAYMENT. To make final payment via credit card or receive wiring instructions, please call Lydia at 571-292-3985 or email lquental@cwsams.com. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY SUCCESSFUL REGISTERED BIDDER. MONIES RECEIVED BY PARTIES OTHER THAN THE SUCCESSFUL REGISTERED BIDDER WILL BE DECLINED. Electronic bank transfers for final payment of purchases must originate from an account of the registered buyer or the business the buyer represents. The transfer must include the bidder number. Any electronic bank transfers received from an account other than that of the registered bidder will not be accepted and will be returned to the originating bank. BANK WIRES MAY TAKE UP TO 24 HOURS TO PROCESS
Refunds:
CWSAMS makes no refunds, adjustments, or returns. All purchases are final.
Removal:

Merchandise must be paid in full before removal of any lots. All merchandise must be released to original buyer at one time. CWSAMS WILL NOT SHIP ANY ITEMS. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO REMOVE THE MERCHANDISE PURCHASED BY THE REMOVAL DATE. REMOVAL IS AT THE EXPENSE, LIABILITY, AND RISK OF THE BUYER. Buyer must present a photo I.D. at the time of merchandise release. Should registered buyer wish to send an agent to pick up merchandise, buyer must prepare and sign a notarized authorization letter identifying the agent to act on his/her behalf. Removal must be completed on or before the dates below or buyer will default the terms of sale and merchandise will be resold by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.

Removal is by appointment only and must be completed by:

  • February 10, 2017 for domestic merchandise
  • February 25, 2017 for Export Only merchandise (other than vehicles)
  • March 12, 2017 for Export Only Vehicles.

Merchandise must be removed from the storage location stated in each lot description. BUYER AND VENDOR MUST SIGN MERCHANDISE RELEASE DOCUMENT AND VENDOR MUST SUBMIT A COPY TO CWSAMS AS PROOF OF DELIVERY TO BUYER. STORAGE ARRANGEMENTS AFTER REMOVAL DATES ABOVE ARE SOLELY BETWEEN THE BUYER AND VENDOR. NO EXTENSIONS FOR MERCHANDISE RELEASE.

Disputes & Rebids:
The CWSAMS Sale Manager's decision is final in settling disputes. A bidder's retraction does not revive any previous bid.
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