Auction Terms & Conditions Terms and Conditions: Online Bidders:
Use of the Auction Site marks your full and final acceptance of all Terms and Conditions listed by Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants.
All items on this site are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS." Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants makes no guarantee as to authenticity, condition, nature, quality, quantity or size of any item and provides NO WARRANTY, expressed or implied as to any item. No oral statements by any employee of Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants should be taken as any warranty, expressed or implied. Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants recommends that all Bidders examine items before placing a bid to obtain firsthand knowledge of the items. 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. Bidder must rely on their own inspection to verify the qualities of the item. Failure to inspect an item is not grounds for the retraction of a bid, refund, any adjustment of the price, or any action against Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants. Auctioneers are not responsible for the actions of any consignors/sellers, typographical errors, misprints, error in cataloging, imperfection, defect, damage, failure of equipment, or loss of money. Use this site at your own risk.
By placing a bid through this website, 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.
Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants and its consignors reserve the right to remove any and all items from a sale at any time. In addition, Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultant's consignors retains the right to reject any bids for any reason or to make counter offers or accept back up offers at their sole discretion.
Bidder agrees to hold Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants harmless for the failure to execute a bid for any reason on behalf of any participants.
The Description of the Assets Set Forth in the Documents Accompanying Each Bid Package or Lot is Believed to be Correct, but Any Error or Omission Will Not Constitute Grounds or Reason for Non-Performance of the Contract of Sale, or Claim by Purchaser for Allowance, Refund, or Deduction from the Purchase Price.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING.
SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS.
By Registering Online as a Bidder You Agree to Abide By the Following:
How do I bid?
To bid, you must first register to bid. Once registered you may go to any Online-Only auction catalog, pick the item you are interested in, then click the bid button. Type in the amount of your bid in the bid box and click the "place bid" button.
Am I bidding on the photo or the description of the item?
We do our best to give a detailed description as well as enough photos to make a informed decision. Do not make any assumptions. If something is in question or you have questions about the item, please reach out to us before bidding at email@example.com . Some items are already packed and stored and we may not be able to send additional photos.
Can I submit a bid offline?
At this time, we do not offer anyway for you to bid offline.
Is there a minimum bid price on merchandise?
Most items have no reserve. Due to financing requirements and obligations to our consignors, we must sometimes allow Sellers to place a minimum, confirmation, starting or proxy bid on an item.
SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS.
Does bidding end on all items at the same time?
No, items close approximately 1 every 180 seconds for staggered closings. Always read the specific terms of each auction. Items close dynamically and the closing time is automatically extended if a bid is placed within 5 minutes of an items scheduled closing. Bidding on an item will remain open as long as bids continue to be placed within a 5 minute increment.
Am I notified if I am outbid?
This is an option you choose during registration. Please be sure to check your bids often or place a "Max-Bid" so our system will bid on your behalf. Do not rely solely on being notified via email that you have been out-bid.
During high traffic periods emails may be delayed.
How do I know if an item has ended?
You can quickly review the items that are still open by logging into the Online-Only auction. Please note: Our system is designed to offer the Seller a high degree of flexibility in matching the liquidation schedule to their specific requirements per each individual LOT. Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants reserves the right to change, shorten, suspend or extend the event closing dates/times, inspections or removal dates/times.
How do I know if I won?
When an Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants Online-Only auction has ended you will receive an email, as well be contacted via email within 48hrs. As soon as you are notified by an Apple Towing Company representative with your invoice and PayPal request, you will need to secure payment for the item within 24 hours. If you are local to Houston, TX, items may be arranged for pickup BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and they will still incur a small $5 handling fee. See below for further details.
How can I view all bids I've submitted at one time?
Go to the online catalog and select My Bids.
Should I bid while the auction is closing?
Many of our bidders begin bidding actively as items are closing. Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants Online-Only auctions can be more exciting than other online auctions, because bidding time extends if an item is bid on within 5 minutes of closing. However, to assure you do not get caught up in the frenzy of last minute bidding, we strongly recommend that you consider using the Max-Bid feature. Just enter your maximum price. Max-Bid will bid on your behalf - using only what it needs to keep you the 'winner'.
Can I increase my own bid?
Yes, you may increase your own bid to outbid other bidders. The system will only bid on your behalf once another bidder bids.
How do I pay for my items?
Please see the terms and conditions of each Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants Online-Only auction. For online auctions, we will accept a CASHIERS CHECK within 4 business days or a PAYPAL payment within 24hours after we email you the invoice and PayPal request. You will be sent an invoice and a PayPal Request for the items cost plus a Shipping & Handling fee. (See S&H Section).
SHIPPING & HANDLING INFORMATION
All winning items will be accessed a Shipping & Handling fee which will include insurance and delivery confirmation. These items are non-negotiable and for both of our protection. Most single item Coin LOTs will incur a $15.95 S&H fee. For multiple items LOTS and multiple LOT winnings, we actually combine all items together and then, weigh the package, determine the insurance and then calculate the S&H fee. When we send you the invoice, this determined fee is on the invoice for you to see so there are no surprises. Shipping & Handling is not negotiable and will be assessed fairly. We only ship within the lower 48 US states and do our best to ship out within 3 days or less unless the online auction ends on a Friday, then please allow for up to 5 days for your auction to be shipped out. ***FOR THIS AUCTION ANY OUT OF AREA BIDDERS WILL BE SHIPPED VIA USPS.
If you are local to Houston, TX, 77045, items may be arranged for pickup by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please make appointments via email. Items picked up locally will still incur a handling fee of $5. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us about local pick up at the end of the auction.
Is there a buyer's premium?
No, there is no buyers premium at this time. Let this be your advantage! . Enjoy this, very rare!
Do I have to pay sales tax? (There is an exception)
Yes, sales tax will be collected for all TEXAS residents. Texas Sales Tax is 8.25%. All Texas Bidders are charged sales tax unless the proper tax exempt forms have been submitted before the close of the Auction. This form must be on file for all tax exempt customers or you will be responsible for the tax. By law, if your total coin sales are $1000 or higher, there will be no sales tax. IF your total Coin purchase is less than $1000, there will be tax. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Is there a warranty for any items purchased?
All merchandise is sold "as-is, where-is". There are no warranties expressed or implied and no guarantees. All sales are final. Please preview items when available and bid accordingly. Everything is sold as-is, where-is, with no guarantee of any kind, regardless of statement of condition made on the auction block. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own inspection and information.
What happens when an item I was bidding on is no longer available on the catalog?
Occasionally, it may be necessary to change the catalog/items offered after being posted for Online-Only bidding. Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants reserves the right to add, remove items, split or combine lots in the auction. In these rare cases your bids would be cancelled and we would attempt to notify you to take action that is appropriate for your situation.
What if the photo and description do not match?
If the description does not match the photo, there is an error. You are bidding on combined photo and description. If you feel there is an error, please notify us quickly at email@example.com if you believe an item's photo is incorrect.
What happens if I make a mistake while bidding?
Mistakes happen. After you submit your bids, you are asked to confirm your bid. Please check your bid for accuracy before proceeding. If you make a mistake you must immediately notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org within minutes. You must submit mistakes for correction prior to the item closing. We will not reverse bids after the item has closed, there can be no exceptions.
What happens if I bid against myself?
Many bidders increase their own bid to price an item out of reach of other bidders. Please review your bids once submitted. If you did not intend to increase your own bid, you must immediately notify us at email@example.com. We will not reverse bids unless you contact us immediately. We will not reverse bids after the item has closed, there can be no exceptions.
What If I change my mind, can I delete my bid?
NO, Remember - Bidding on an item is a contract. Once you place a bid you have told Apple Towing Company/Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants "YES PLACE MY BID", additionally, you have taken the high bid away from someone else. You cannot back out of bid you placed AS IT EFFECTS EVERY OTHER BIDDER ON AN ITEM.
If Registration requires a credit card verification, and my credit card is declined?
Bidders who have two failed attempts to process their charges will have their bidding account suspended. If your account is in default the administrator will have the option of reselling, removing, storing or abandoning, at the expense and risk of the bidder, items not paid for and/or removed within the specific time. The Bidder agrees to pay all deficiencies, legal, collection, transportation and storage expenses associated
Apple Towing Company Auctions are conducted by Texas Auto Titles & Registration Consultants, Inc , who are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Auctioneer Donald L. McClure #TX12482, Courtney McClure #TX15173 and Auctioneer Kevin C. Scully #TX16772.
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