JOHN J. WILLIAMS, M.S.E.E.
High-Quality - Cost Effective - Discount Appraiser
8400 Menaul Blvd., NE, Suite A199, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Voice (cell., 9-5): 505-321-1034 Fax (24/7): (call to schedule)
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Appraisal Application Form (PPAAF) Contract
For contract purposes, please print out this entire website without changing any wording. Please complete this form as accurately and as clearly as you can (black ink preferred - no pencil). Use additional sheets of paper as you require:
Your name, address: _________________________________________ Date: ____/____/20___
(required) Please describe the types of
personal property you (the Client) want appraised. You don't have to provide
specific makes and models (for example, you might list, ".... 3 PC computers,
3 HP printers, 5 TVs ... "):
Please describe the primary evaluation method for this personal property appraisal (unless otherwise specified, Fair Market Value is assumed).:
Please describe all other evaluation methods, if any, for this personal property appraisal:
(required) Please describe the exact name(s), location(s) and directions where these items are located at:
(required) Please describe any special equipment, clothing, tools or equipment, if any, I, John J. Williams, will likely need to fully perform this personal property appraisal:
(required) Please make any other comments about your personal property or this personal property appraisal:
(required) If this personal property is now involved in any kind of actual, impending or threatened litigation, please describe the name and address of the court, and the name(s) and address(es) of all of (prospective) parties and their attorneys, the case #, and the specific aspects of the case that impacts the property to be appraised (for me to be aware of any potential conflicts of interests and to inform you of any that I believe may exist); in addition, also state the existence of any court order, mandate, or similar that would forbid, restrict or in other way adversely affect my appraisal:
(required) Provide the names, addresses and phone numbers, and their relationships to you and to the propery to be appraised and-or where this property is located, of all persons you know of who would regard my appraisal of this property in a hostile or threatening manner:
(required) Please describe the specific date(s) and time(s) you want the appraisal to begin, to end, and when my report is due (I may change these times with no liability assumed, but I will attempt to notify you at least 48 hours before scheduled time. You must notify me for any changes you make in these times at least 48 hours in advance and in writing (mail, email or fax) or you pay the minimum charge as a nonrefundable penalty). Note that I rarely travel or inspect during non-daylight hours or on Sundays or religious holidays:
To Begin:________________ To End:________________Report is Due:_________________
(required) Except under exceptional cases, I require 1-4 responsible, unhurried and undistracted helpers, such as responsible adult owners, employees or family members, to be at the addresses where the personal property is located to make sure that all personal property intended for my appraisal is located and made accessible to me. Where this person(s) requires or is entitled to compensation for assisting me, you assume total responsibility for all of his/her/their compensation. This person(s) must have all required lock keys and combinations and access permissions, should have specific knowledge as to where all the property is located, and should be capable of handling and operating the property or helping me handle and operate the property so that makes, model and serial numbers, functions and conditions can be easily and safely determined. I prefer not to handle any keys, locks or combinations - these should all be in the hands of the person(s) assigned to provide me the access to the personal property. I also prefer to minimally handle and operate the personal property itself to minimize my risks of accidentally disturbing, damaging or misaligning something. This is particularly important when it comes to such things as computers, peripherals and electronic equipment where if possible the person(s) most familiar with the cabling, operation and idiosyncrasies of the system should do all handling, functional tests and operations. And when it comes to items whose history of uses, problems, repairs and modifications is important. Also, young children, infirm persons and animals should not be in the vicinity of the appraisal sites during appraisal periods. And the appraisal site and items to be appraised should be as clean and uncluttered as reasonably possible. And it often speeds things up to have the items on or near a clean, cluttered, level and sturdy surface (e.g. table or workbench) with a 120 VAC power source within a few feet away. In addition to being able to more accurately and safely perform the appraisal, with others helping to provide immediate access to, bring out, identify, describe the history of, and demonstrate cosmetic and functional conditions, appraisals are often faster - saving YOU money. The objective is to be as accurate and as complete as reasonably possible under the circumstances. Please describe the name, address, day time and evening phone number(s), and email address(es) of each contact by order of their importance (i.e. starting with most important):
(1) __________________________________________________________ Access: Y/N Helper: Y/N
(2) __________________________________________________________ Access: Y/N Helper: Y/N
(3) __________________________________________________________ Access: Y/N Helper: Y/N
(4) __________________________________________________________ Access: Y/N Helper: Y/N
(required) Total prepayment amount, including how it was computed ($50 min. plus all travel and stays charges):
______ (required) Initial here if you can legally sign contracts, and you are ultimately financially responsible for paying for this appraisal.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that no policy stated herein can be modified in any way by any expressed or implied statement to the contrary.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that no part of this contract makes this an agency agreement between me and any person who owns, controls, manages or has an interest in this personal property.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that I may bring 1-3 assistants with me (paid for out of my own pocket) to help me do my appraisal, and all of whom have the same right to access, view, handle, and operate the items as I do.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that the person, persons and-or business that owns, manages or controls the personal property to be appraised and the place at which it is to be appraised has fully and without objection or charge explicitly agreed to my accessing, handling, operating, inspecting, evaluating, recording, photographing, and appraising all of the personal property items I believe is intended for my appraisal or should be accessed, moved or used to reach the items I believe to be appraised.______ (required) Initial here that you fully understand and agree that in order to properly appraise items, during the appraisal process, I and my assistants will take photographs, make sketches, take notes, take measurements and weights, connect up, turn ON and operate equipment, disconnect, view internally, access and handle items, ask frank questions and record answers about the item and its identification, condition, uses and history, and that your full permission and co-operation is required for all of these various tasks.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that while I will try to be as careful as I reasonably can be in accessing, handling and operating the personal property I believe is intended for my appraisal or which should be accessed, moved or used to reach any item I believe is intended to be appraised, neither I nor any of my agents or assistants are liable for any personal property that becomes destroyed, damaged, stolen, vandalized or missing before, during, after or as the direct or indirect result of my appraisal.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that should I or any of my agents or assistants, you or any of your agents or assistants, or any third parties be injured or killed while appraising this personal property, as the direct or indirect result of appraising them, or traveling to or from my place to the location of the personal property intended for appraisal that you and all owners, managers, controllers, agents and assistants of the personal property, and all other third parties responsible for the injury or death, if any, shall assume sole and total liability for any and all such injuries and deaths from any cause, except to the extent that such cause was clearly the fault of the person who got injured or killed as it relates to that person but not to any other person injured or killed relevant to the attempted execution of this contract.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that, should the appraisal be canceled or postponed prior to my leaving to the appraisal site by anyone other than me and he or she does so without the required 48-hour prior clear written notice, the $50 minimum fee will be retained by me as a nonrefundable penalty fee. If however, the cancellation or postponement has occurred while I am on my way to the appraisal site or during or after the appraisal, you agree to pay all incurred charges, including those based on all of my hours ($50 minimum) plus all applicable travel and staying charges.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that neither I nor any of my agents or assistants assume any liability to any and all persons who have a past, current or future interest in the appraised personal property, and to all third parties impacted by his appraisal of the personal property, and that should any legal action be brought based on any legal theory in which I or any of my agents or assistants are alleged to be liable, that you and all owners and managers of the personal property shall immediately indemnify, defend and hold free and harmless me and all of my agents and assistants for all fees, costs and expenses that directly or indirectly result from such allegations and legal actions.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that while I will do my reasonable best to provide you an accurate and timely appraisal of your personal property, I have little or no control over decisions that others make relevant to your personal property (e.g. IRS, judges, administrators, arbitrators, negotiators, potential buyers, other appraisers, third parties, etc), therefore, I accept no liability for any adverse interest, civil penalties, criminal penalties, fines, judgments, awards, legal actions, administrative actions, court orders, mandates, decisions, repercussions, and consequences relevant to your personal property or my appraisal of it, and that you will immediately indemnify, defend and hold harmless me and all of my agents and assistants for all adverse actions, if any, directly or indirectly related to your personal property or my appraisal of it that is adverse to me or to any of my agents or assistants.
______ (required) Initial here if you fully understand and agree that I assume no liability for any errors or omissions I or any of my agents or assistants may commit related to the execution of this contract.
NOTE: That while no agency agreement exists between us, I respect your privacy and confidentiality. As policy, I do not sell, trade, give away, or distribute mail lists of our Good Clients. As policy, unless required to do so by law or explicitly permitted to do so by my Client, I will not intentionally divulge any part of our agreement between us or my appraised findings.
I AM THE CLIENT AND HAVE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO AND AFFIRM ALL OF JOHN J. WILLIAMS, APPRAISER'S DESCRIPTIONS AND POLICIES AS STATED IN THIS "PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL APPLICATION FORM," INCLUDING ALL OF THE CHARGE RATES (BELOW) AND POLICIES STATED HEREIN. (NOTE: If you are a minor or for any other reason you can't make a legal contract, this contract must be signed by your parent or legal guardian). For faster communications, please be sure to provide your email address below.
Date: ___/___/20____ Email: ________________________ Fax# (optional):
Voice#: _____________________________(__Day/__Eve.; __Home/__Office) ____ I have mailed/included $30 eval. fee
Other Phone#: ___________________________(__Day/__Eve.; __Home/__Office)
Print Name: ____________________________________Sign: _____________________________________
-- Please do not detach any part of this document as all parts describe our policies. Detaching any part may invalidate your entire PPAAF, require resubmission, and result in delays. --
REASONS FOR POLICIES :
For those who might ask why I have so many policies. The answer is simple: Today's
overly-legalistic business environment reality requires them. Period. When you
buy just about anything today - product or service - it usually is accompanied
by some long, detailed set of official disclaimers and other policies. The greater
the variety and complexity of the products and services sold - the more disclaimers.
Even contracting for a "simple" fax service these days can require
a 9-page contract! Personally, I don't like them any more than you do. And it
is certainly not my intent for any of my policies to be viewed as unfriendly
or personally insulting in any way to my good clients. I do appreciate your
business. Thank you for your business. May you have the best of successes in
all that you do. - John J. Williams, Personal Property Appraiser
GENERAL POLICIES (GP) [I have read all the policies below (initial): _________]
ALL APPRAISALS ARE PROVIDED FOR LEGAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND NO ILLEGAL, UNETHICAL OR IMMORAL USE OR PURPOSE IS RECOMMENDED OR IMPLIED. I, JOHN J. WILLIAMS, CAN ONLY ESTIMATE THE VALUE OF ITEMS BASED ON MY REASONABLY BEST ABILITIES, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE. AN ESTIMATE OF VALUE FOR ANY ITEM IS NOT MEANT TO BE INTERPRETED AS WHAT SOMEONE MUST, SHOULD OR WILL SELL OR BUY THE ITEM FOR, BUT MERELY AS AN EDUCATED GUIDE TO WHAT I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE WORTH. ANY ITEMS VALUE MAY CHANGE FROM THE APPRAISED VALUE SHOULD THE CONDITION, QUANTITY, AGE, TIMING, PLACE, SCARCITY, DEMAND, REASONS FOR THE APPRAISAL, OR CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ITEM SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGE. For example, a new computer you bought last year will be worth substantially less today than when you purchased it.
SINCE ALL MY APPRAISALS ARE CONSIDERED UNIQUE, AND ALTHOUGH I WILL REASONABLY STRIVE MY BEST TO MEET OR EXCEED ALL OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS (I want you as my future clients), I DO NOT CLAIM OR WARRANTY THAT THE END RESULT WILL BE WHAT YOU OR I INITIALLY EXPECTED. I NEITHER OFFER NOR PROVIDE ANY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE FOR ANY SERVICE I PERFORM. For example, any item may appraise for more or less than what you expected or I initially believed it would appraise for.
ANY STATEMENT OR ACTION MADE BY A CLIENT THAT EXPLICITLY ACCEPTS OR IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS CONTRACT AMOUNTS TO HIS/HER FULL AND UNQUALIFIED ACCEPTANCE OF ALL POLICIES DESCRIBED HEREIN, AND OF ALL COST INCURRED BY HIM/HER - EVEN IF HE/SHE MADE ANY ERROR OR OMISSION IN ANY FORM RELATED TO HIS/HER APPRAISAL. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR NULLIFY ANY CONTRACT (WITH NO LOSS OR LIABILITY TO ME) IN WHICH THE CLIENT HAS MADE ANY SUBSTANTIAL ERROR OR OMISSION ON ANY STATEMENT HE/SHE HAS MADE RELEVANT TO THIS APPRAISAL. AND I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MADE BY A CLIENT TO ANY PARTIES, OR NEGLIGENTLY MADE BY MYSELF TO ANYONE REGARDING THIS APPRAISAL.
PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF PERSONAL
PROPERTY APPRAISAL REPORT (VERBAL AND-OR IN WRITING), I MUST BE FIRST PAID THE
FULL AMOUNT OF MY FEES FOR THE APPRAISAL, AND THEN THE APPRAISAL REPORT WILL
BE ISSUED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF EITHER FULL PAYMENT BEING RECEIVED OR THE APPRAISAL
HAS FINISHED, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER.
NOTE: This website supersedes all earlier versions of this website (whether online or hardcopy), and it becomes effective immediately upon its publication. Offer descriptions, pricing and policies which are in effect on the date and time of appraisal service contracting (as based on the date of contract) are the effective descriptions, pricing and policies. NO OTHER WARRANTIES APPLY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT THOSE EXPLICITLY STATED UNDER THESE POLICIES. NO PROVISION FOUND HEREIN CAN BE WAIVED, MODIFIED OR AMENDED EXCEPT BY EXPLICIT WRITTEN AGREEMENT BY ME, AND THEN ONLY TO THE LIMITED EXTENT OF THIS AGREEMENT.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DO BUSINESS OR NOT TO DO BUSINESS WITH WHOMEVER I SEE FIT, WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE LAW, WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION OR LIABILITY.
I DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. I ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, GENERAL, COMPENSATORY, OR OTHER DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE AND WITHOUT LIMITATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS OF MY SERVICES ARE NOT WARRANTEES. THE ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT I AM EVER LIABLE FOR IS THE AMOUNT I CHARGED FOR MY APPRAISAL SERVICES.
I ASSUME NO LIABILITY THAT THE CLIENT HAS THE FULL LEGAL RIGHT TO CONTRACT FOR MY SERVICES; IF PARENTAL- OR GUARDIAN-TYPE OR OTHER PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FOR ANY SUCH CONTRACT ACTION, PRIOR EXPLICIT PARENTAL OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PERMISSION IS REQUIRED. IF THE CLIENT PLACED THIS CONTRACT USING FRAUD OR DECEIT, ALL WARRANTIES, IF ANY, ARE NULL AND VOID.
ALL POLICIES FOUND HEREIN ARE APPLIED TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF THERE IS ANY DISAGREEMENT AS TO THE INTERPRETATION OF ANY POLICY DESCRIBED HEREIN, ANY REASONABLE INTERPRETATION BY ME SHALL PREVAIL. IF ANY POLICY PROVISION IS FOUND TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL REMAIN FULLY IN EFFECT. LEGAL JURISDICTION IN ALL MATTERS RESIDES SOLELY AND EXCLUSIVELY IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED EXCLUSIVELY BY NEW MEXICO LAW, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISION OR RULE (REGARDLESS OF JURISDICTION) THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN ALBUQUERQUE, NM. ALL UNRESOLVED DISPUTES AND CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING ARBITRATION IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM, ARBITRATED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND LIMITED TO THE SCOPE OF THESE POLICIES. EACH PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF ITS OWN COSTS RELATED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ARBITRATION PROCESS. ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM MUST BE INITIATED WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THE DISPUTE OR CLAIM ARISES. NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS APPLY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT THOSE EXPLICITLY STATED UNDER THESE POLICIES. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS IF THE PERSON IS A CLIENT OR NOT, SERVICE SHALL BE ACTUAL, PERSONAL AND EXPRESSED, AND IN WRITING (BUT NOT BY EMAIL, AND NOT BY PUBLICATION), WITH PROOF OF SERVICE, INCLUDE CLEAR, SPECIFIC, COMPLETE AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL PARTIES, ATTORNEYS, DISPUTES AND ACTIONS, AND SERVED AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO FIRST ACTION. THE CLIENT WAIVES AND FORGOES ALL OTHER FORMS OF LEGAL REMEDY.
IF I OR ANY OF MY EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, LEASORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS (SHOULD I HAVE ANY) OR FAMILY MEMBERS BECOME A PART OF ANY LEGAL, REGULATORY OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION BECAUSE OF THE CLIENT'S BUSINESS OR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY OF THEM, OR IF THE CLIENT HAS MADE ANY FALSE, DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING STATEMENT, THE CLIENT SHALL PERSONALLY, TOTALLY AND IMMEDIATELY INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD FREE AND HARMLESS ME AND ALL OF MY OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, LEASORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FROM ALL LAWSUITS, JUDGMENTS, DECREES, COSTS, EXPENSES AND LOSSES, IF ANY, WHICH DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RESULT. FURTHERMORE, THE CLIENT SHALL PERSONALLY, TOTALLY AND IMMEDIATELY INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD ME AND ALL OF MY OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, LEASORS, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS FREE AND HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, OR LAWSUITS OF ANY KIND, IF ANY, INCLUDING ALL REASONABLE ATTORNEY AND OTHER FEES AND LEGAL COSTS ARISING IN ANY PART OUT OF THE CLIENT'S NEGLIGENT, DISHONEST, TORTIOUS, BREACH-OF-CONTRACT AND-OR ILLEGAL ACTS OR IN ANY WAY CAUSED BY THE CLIENT OR ANY OF THE CLIENT'S EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ALL CLAIMS, DISPUTES, DAMAGES, REGULATORY ACTIONS, AND-OR LAWSUITS ARISING OUT OF ANY USE, MISUSE OR ABUSE BY THE CLIENT OF ANY OF MY SERVICES, OR CAUSED BY THE VIOLATION OF ANY LAWFUL STATUTE OR REGULATION.
Because I may receive 100s of letters, phone calls and emails per week, common sense and simple time-savers (e.g. an SASE, well thought out inquiry, clear and concise description) often make my job to provide you my best response much easier. Do NOT make any unsolicited promotionary phone calls or emails to me! Instead, send me your offer by mail. Include your SASE. Because of 9/11-related concerns, I have had to tighten our security.
If you approach me as any kind of author, researcher, reporter, producer, investigator, legal entity, competitor, or in any similar capacity, you MUST first, unless otherwise forbidden by law, clearly and accurately identify yourself and all intentions, obtain explicit written permission from me, and fully disclose all intention to:
All contacts made with me must be strictly within the scope of legal purposes only. All illegal contacts are strictly forbidden.
FACILITY VISITS: Because of the high level of security my work can require, I NEVER PERMIT VISITS TO MY FACILITIES OR MEET WITH A CLIENT WITHOUT A PRIOR APPOINTMENT AND GOOD REASON.
EMAILS & FAXES: Because I am out in the field a lot, faxes are permitted only on an pre-approved basis and I cannot guarantee immediate responses to faxes. For a compelling need, I may make an exception and authorize Faxing of other items; in which cases, please call/write me and describe what you would like to Fax me. NOTE: I charge $100 per page for every page of unsolicited advertising I am faxed or emailed. Please Fax me as few pages as possible (preferably no cover sheet). Please clearly sign and date all your Faxes. You may send me faxes as image file or text attachments to emails to me (i.e. virtual faxes), but they must be sent only as .tif, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, or .pdf (with printing allowed) files. NEVER SEND ME AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT FOR A .DOC, .EXE, .ZIP or ANY OTHER EXECUTABLE OR COMPRESSED FILE FORMAT - THESE WILL ALWAYS BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED, AND WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE SENDER, AND I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEM. And all attached files from unknown subjects, unexpected, and-or suspicious will also be handled in the same manner.
Generally, since I am often in the field
and cannot respond to mail on a quick basis, I welcome and encourage email contacts
as usually the fastest means of getting a response from me. And you can use
emails to notify me when you sent contract, request, inquiry or payment (and
the type and amount of your payment). However, there are several email restrictions:
(1) Please never send me personal information via ordinary email. For your own security, since ordinary email is really not private, use regular First Class Mail (preferred), fax or phone call to inform me of personal information, if any, which is part of your appraisal.
(2) Please never send me spam, or junk or commercial mail, email or faxes. My email is reserved strictly for my clients and potential clients to inquire about my personal property appraisal services, place orders, and for technical and client support of my offers and client orders, and notifications of payments and contracts.
(3) Please never send me an email attachment in executable or compressed file format, or computer virus, trojan horse or worm. I never open email attachments with a executable or compressed file format - I always discard them - and I am never responsible for them. The sender is fully responsible for anything he/she sends me which damages my system or files, or in any way compromises the privacy and confidentiality or retrieves any of our files, passwords or keywords.
LETTERS, and PACKAGES (include all envelopes
over 1 lb): Please clearly
sign and date all written material you send me.
General: When you write to me for any reason other than to place an order or inquire about one, please observe the following:
For best responses, be sure to include a #10 SASE. I always carefully inspect all received packages. I am not responsible for the disposition of unauthorized, poorly labeled, tampered with or otherwise suspicious packages I receive (usually, I will attempt to contact sender first). Please use this procedure:
First, clear your package with me in writing my email, mail or fax (not by phone) prior to shipping it to me. Before you ship a package to me, your package must first be assigned a package # by me, and that # must clearly appear in clearly readable lettering on the front of your package. I assume no liability for any package sent to me without the correct package # properly placed on your package.
Clearly label your package with your verifiable name and return street address, and actual phone number or email address.
Do not ship to me anything that is illegal or hazardous to ship, store, and-or possess.
Do not ship to me any opaque unopened containers.
For packages that I accept, if the sender does not provide me a reasonable written explanation, within 30 days of me receiving the package, describing why it was sent or returned to me, I will dispose of its contents as I see fit at no liability to me, unless other written arrangements have been made. To reship an undeliverable, refused or return-for-refund package, I charge the normal S/H plus a MINIMUM 25% fee that must be prepaid by sender.
Insured & Proof-of-Delivery (CRIP) Mail:
Because of past CRIP abuse, even if inadvertently signed for, I take no
responsibility for CRIP mail that does not meet all of these standards and reserve
the right to trash unopened with no harm or liability to myself (I will
waive (4) and (5) requirement if the CRIP arrival is preceded by a signed and
dated fax or non-CRIP postal letter by the sender that notifies me of his/her
upcoming CRIP mail, includes a copy of the CRIP envelope or package face, and
includes all of the information required by (4) and (5)), that:
(1) The CRIP envelope/package must NOT be a "RESTRICTED DELIVERY" one.
(2) The CRIP envelope/package must be addressed to: "JOHN J. WILLIAMS, APPRAISER, P.O. Box 23097, Albuquerque, NM 87192." No other CRIPs will be accepted by me, except those of a clearly identifiable government origin.
(3) The CRIP envelope/package must have a clear, truthful, accurate and verifiable return name and address, which all must 100% match with that on the return card, if any. Its CRIP number must also match that on the return card.
(4) Below the return address, the word, "From: " must be printed, followed by the clear, complete and actual name and address of the sending person (and also organization, if it also relates to an organization) which the contents most relates to.
(5) Below the "From: " line, the word, "Content: " must appear, followed by a clear, 100% truthful and complete description disclosing ALL of the actual contents (e.g. "contract", "inquiry", "legal document", etc.). If a legal document, you must also fully disclose under "Content" exactly what type of legal document, and if a case is involved, the specific case number and court. If you include any attachments, unrelated materials, or supplementary materials, these too must also all be fully disclosed under "Content".
DOCUMENT RETENTION & DESTRUCTION POLICIES:
Like most businesses, I am inundated
with paperwork! This creates serious storage and security problems. Therefore,
to reduce my paperwork load and to best protect my clients, as my policy, I
now destroy all: (1) CONTRACTS: After 6 months retention
from last day of believed contract execution, (2) COMPLAINTS:
After 6 months retention from date of complaint, (3) ANY OTHER CUSTOMER-CREATED
DOCUMENT: After 6 months retention from day of our receipt of document.
(4) ANY OTHER DOCUMENT I CREATE ABOUT A CLIENT: (e.g. Invoice,
Report): After 6 months retention from day of its creation.
WHAT IS MEANT BY "DESTRUCTION": "Destruction" generally refers to thoroughly shredding or burning up the documents. I NEVER voluntarily provide a document that refer to a specific customer to any corporate or government entity without first obtaining the explicit written permission of the person.
EXCEPTIONS: I will retain documents longer than the 6-month retention period if no more than 30 days elapses between communications I received and/or made between me and the client about a document that refers to the client, that a legal or regulatory action was filed before the retention period elapses that is reasonably likely to require the document, that the document is legally required by known tax or business law or is vital for the existence or operation of my appraisal services, that the document relates to a fraud attempted or committed against me, that I otherwise believe I should retain the document to legally protect me, or that the customer has explicitly in writing asked me to preserve for him/her the document for longer than the retention period (in which case, storage fees may apply). If an exception did apply, once I reasonably believe that it no longer applies, I may then immediately destroy the document. I accept no liability, loss or disadvantage for the destruction or retention of any document based on these published policies. These policies go into full effect on 5/7/03.
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JOHN J. WILLIAMS
PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISER
8400 Menaul Blvd., NE, Suite A199, ABQ, NM 87111
Voice (cellphone): [1 - 505 - 321 - 1034] (9-5, M-F)
HI-TECH SPECIAL PROJECTS HARDWARE: PLEASE NOTE, I am NOT LONE STAR CONSULTING, INC. (8900 Viscount, Ste 235, El Paso, TX 79925)(www.lonestartek.net) - well known for their many high tech Special Projects devices. If you wish to do business with LONE STAR CONSULTING, INC., please contact them DIRECTLY. (By policy, I never sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve the materials appearing in any webpage or site, other than explicit and official John J. Williams webpages, for which a description, listing or link is found herein or in any of my webpages or publications. And by policy, I never recommend, endorse or provide referral for or against another company or product or service - even if a description, listing or link is provided for it on a John J. Williams webpage or publication. For more information on my policies, please refer to my General Policies above).