I believe it's the state attorney generals office can tell you the
Here in Georgia you have to hold it one year before you can keep it.
The LAW here is to "post on the sheriffs bulletin board for 10 days
that they items will be sold for charges." That's what it said
I sent a return receipt, certified mail letter after 1 year telling
them the state gave us the right to sell it for charges and they have
10 days from date of LETTER (not receipt) to get their stuff. After
about 2 weeks I'd get the letter back or they signed for it.
Sometimes this act gets them in but its cover your butt time.
In Georgia, after 1 year, if you sell a $1000 ring for $138 (the
shank charge you put on) you get to keep it, even if they come back
in 2 years. And by the way, in Georgia you have to keep records
forever. If they come back in 10 years and you sold the $1000 ring
for $500, you have to give THEM the difference between the $138 you
earned and the $500 you collected.
Most of our stuff was silver and crap.
We always got a $20 deposit in CASH on watch repairs and put the
twenty in the envelope. If they didn't do the job they got the watch
and 420 back. Many times they'd come back in to get the $20 as the
watch to them was junk. If fixed, the $20 went against the job.