United States Marshals Service Auctions

Announcement: Apple Towing Co | Apple Auctioneering Co will be conducting three online auctions with reserve on behalf of the United States Marshals Service on 2/11/2019. A featured public auction with a required $25,000.00 pre-bid deposit, a nationwide general public auction with assets offered from multiple districts/ locations, and a salvage/ scrap dealer only auction. 

Featured auction asset:

1991 Ferrari F40

Just a few of the assets offered in

the nationwide general public auction:

2005 Ferrari F430

2014 Ferrari California

2015 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG617

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super

2010 Ducati Streetfighter

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1966 Ford Mustang

1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Coupe

1967 Chevrolet Caprice

1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe

1939 Chevrolet JA Master Deluxe

Additional information pertaining to the featured auction only: 

Auction Method: Online only auction conducted with reserve. All assets are sold "AS IS", "WHERE IS" without warranty or guarantee. Information on conditions limited and subject to change without notice. Bidders may obtain additional information by attending the live previews and visually inspecting the items. It is the responsibility of the bidder to have thoroughly inspected the merchandise and to have satisfied him or her as to its condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL.

Dates: Online auction begins Monday, 1/28/2019 at 12PM ET. Online auction begins to soft close: Monday, 2/11/2019 at 12PM ET. A "soft close" means if any bid is placed within the last three minutes at the close of the auction, the bid will automatically extend the closing time an additional three minutes.

Preview: Tuesday, 2/5/2019 from 12PM-4PM; Wednesday, 2/6/2019 from 8AM-4PM; Thursday, 2/7/2019 from 8AM-4PM. 

 

Preview Address: 14365 Ramona Ave, Chino, CA 91710 Directions

Terms & Conditions: Full terms & conditions are available in the online auction listing and may be accessed by clicking on the "Auction Details" button. 

Questions: sales@appletowing.com; 713-600-7790.

Pre-bid deposits:

Prior to submitting your pre-bid deposit, you are required to register for the featured auction online. Enter the online auction, then create an account by clicking "Login/ New Bidder" or the "Register to Bid" button. Follow the instructions provided.

There will be (one) $25,000 refundable pre-bid deposit required prior to placing a bid on any and all asset(s) in the featured auction.  All pre-bid deposits must be received by Monday, 2/11/2019 10AM ET. Pre-bid deposits received after this deadline will not be accepted. This includes but is not limited to pending wire transfers that have not posted and mail carrier delays. If you are the successful high bidder, your $25,000 deposit becomes non-refundable, and is considered a $25,000 down payment. High bidder will then be required to pay the remaining amount by Thursday, 2/14/2019 5PM ET. If full payment is not received by Thursday, 2/14/2019 5PM ET, the $25,000 becomes non-refundable at which point the property shall revert back to the government without further notice to the bidder and will result in any monies paid, rights, title and interest the bidder may have acquired being forfeited. The transaction shall be null and void as to the purchaser and the asset(s) will either be processed for resale in a subsequent auction or offered to the second highest bidder at their last bid amount.

Bid Deposit Methods:

  1. Cashier's Check: The $25,000 pre-bid deposit may be sent in the form of a cashier's check with a copy of the check and tracking number emailed to deposit@appletowing.com. Check must be made payable to Apple Towing Co. and mailed to 2525 South Shore Blvd, Suite 202, League City, TX 77573 Attn: Sales Department. Please provide your name, return address, and contact information. Cashier's checks from the unsuccessful bidders will be mailed back with delivery confirmation & tracking by Monday, 2/18/2019.

  2. Wire Transfer: The $25,000 pre-bid deposit may be sent in the form of a wire transfer with payment confirmation emailed to deposit@appletowing.com. Wire transfer must reference the registered bidder's name.  Bidder is responsible for all wire transfer fees charged by the financial institution. If fees are deducted from the total amount, the bidder is responsible for the difference. Wire refunds to the unsuccessful bidders will be issued in the form of a check and mailed back with delivery confirmation & tracking by Monday, 2/18/2019. Wiring instructions: Account information: Wells Fargo Bank; RBEX INC. dba Apple Towing Co. Auction Account; ABA Routing No. 121000248; Account No. 2607286958 ; Bank Information: Wells Fargo Bank 2800 Woodridge Houston, TX 77087 713-644-2300.

Once your deposit has been submitted: Complete the pre-bid deposit form

 

Once your deposit is received, your bidding privileges will be updated (approved/ denied). You will receive a confirmation email once you have been approved and at that time you may login to begin bidding. Please note: If you do not register for the auction online, we have no way of adjusting your account privileges to (approved/denied).

Registration:

  1. Enter the online auction.

  2. Create an account by clicking "Login/ New Bidder" or the "Register to Bid" button.The user name and password that is created will be utilized for all future online auctions. The information you provide when setting up your online account will be the information assigned on your title work. If you choose to title your purchases in a business name, the business name and address needs to be utilized. At any point should you decide to title your purchases in your person name, your account information will need to be updated prior to the auction closing to reflect the desired change. This also applies to a change of address or business. This is the responsibility of the bidder. Information will not be verified prior to the execution of the title work. 

Placing a bid:

  1. Once your pre-bid deposit has been received, and you have been approved to bid you may login. Select the lot you wish to place a bid on. You may click the "Bid (amount here)" button for a one time bid of $500, or enter your "Maximum Auto Bid" by selecting the lot and physically typing in the highest you are willing to bid for that item. When placing your "Maximum Auto Bid" the website will bid on your behalf up to the amount you enter by the preset bid increment of $500. High bidder will only pay $500 more than the competing bidder.

 

What to expect once the auction closes:

  1. Once all items in the auction close, email notifications will be sent (from bidresults@appletowing.com) to all participating bidders with the final results. For each lot the bidder bids on it will list "won" or "outbid." The auction company will be seeking final approval from the U.S. Marshals on all lots at this time. 

  2. Once approval is received, high bidders will receive an email (from acceptance@appletowing.com) with payment instructions. Please check your email (and junk mail) periodically after receiving this notice. Payment must be RECEIVED within 72 hours of acceptance.

  3. Once payment is received, the auction company will execute the title documents and email them to the buyers via DocuSign for electronic signature. 

  4. Once documents are signed by the buyer, Property Release documents will be emailed to the buyer as well as the storage facility.

  5. Once Property Release email received,  buyer must immediately contact storage facility to arrange property removal. 

  6. Original title documents will be mailed to buyers. Once originals title documents received, originals need to be processed at local DMV. 

Please note: these assets will remain in the name of the defendant in which they were seized, until the titles are processed with the state. It is very important that the titles be transferred with local DMV immediately upon receipt.  

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Complying with the State of California Civil Code Section 1812.600 the following Bond is filed with the California Secretary of State: Auctioneer Kevin C. Scully, Apple Auctioneering Co. Bond #71125500 Disclaimer: The auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2328 of Commercial Code, Sec. 535 of The Penal Code,

and the provisions of the California Civil Code.