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Inspection of Property
Bidders are urged to view or inspect property prior to bidding. Failure to view or inspect shall not constitute cause for cancellation of sale. VSE Corporation may at its discretion provide photographs, slides or video presentation during the sale as a courtesy to its bidders. These presentations are reminders only. Bidders are warned against bidding on the basis of a photograph.

Q. Why Inspect?
A: VSE Corporation provides a brief description of the property offered for sale. This description is to inform bidders of items available for sale and to give bidders enough information to determine if he/she is interested in inspecting the property. Bidders are cautioned that all weights, measurements and descriptions listed online or in a catalog must be considered an approximation and do not create a warranty that the property actually conforms to such description.
Q: What is the condition of the property?
A: Condition of the items being offered for sale varies from “New” to “Salvage.” U.S. Department of the Treasury and VSE Corporation make no warranties or guarantees, written, expressed or implied as to quality, quantity, condition, usability, weight, measure, year, model, mechanical condition, performance, or other specifications. Bidders must view or inspect all property they are interested in to obtain firsthand knowledge about these items. Bidders are responsible to obtain these details during the inspection times listed in published advertising or online.
Q:  When to inspect?
A. Bidders should inspect property before bidding. The public is allowed to inspect the property, or representative samples, at times scheduled by VSE Corporation. Absolutely no access to property is allowed without prior VSE Corporation approval. Buyers should also inspect property prior to receiving items after purchase. Buyers are responsible to ascertain the accuracy of what he/she is acknowledging receipt of prior to removal.

Export Only Property

Q: What is export only property?
A: It is property identified by U.S. Department of Treasury to be sold as “Export Only.” This means that this property cannot be entered into the commerce of the United States. Without exception, “Export Only” goods must exit the country and cannot be registered, used, or sold again in the United States.
Q: Is it possible to get a representative sample?
A: Representative samples of “Export Only” property are available after payment in full. Buyer acknowledges that samples are required for resale in foreign markets only. Buyer must ensure that samples are promptly exported and not returned to the United States or entered into United States Commerce System.
Q: How do I go about exporting property?
A: Export only property is offered on the condition that all licensing and federal permits will be met by the buyer before exportation. VSE Corporation does not warrant the availability of such licensor permits, nor provide a list of all the requirements that must be met. It is recommended that you engage the services of a broker or bonded carrier, who may be located in the Yellow Pages, if you are not familiar will all the export requirements. Buyers are responsible to obtain and comply with all export requirements. For detailed export information visit
Q: What must I do to pick up property?
A:  You must present the auction invoice/release documents provided by VSE Corporation to the storage vendor. Again, a Customs broker can help you with the in-bond requirements.
Q: How long do I have to export my purchase?
A: Forfeited seized property must be physically removed from the United States within 60 days after sale.
Q: What country may I ship my purchase to?
A: All countries have their own Customs laws and may or may not allow you to import your purchase into their country. A Customs broker, U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the importing country can assist you in answering this question.

Last Updated: September 27, 2007