These programs are meant to benefit taxpayers as a whole, but could they benefit you, the individual taxpayer? Can you bag a bargain at a government auction? "GSA's goal is to maximize return to the federal government," the GSA spokesperson said. So they're not giving this stuff away. In fact, the government sets "reserves" or minimums for the most valuable property it auctions off. But judging from a wide tour of current government auctions and bids, there are still opportunities to walk away with valuable goods for a great price. Here's a look at who's selling what, where, and for how much.
Webstore.com is an auction site that is supported by donations and advertisements, so costs are kept low, and there are no membership fees. Although not everything is sold at auction at this site, the site's online auctions are highly rated for rare and collectible merchandise and state-of-the-art electronics. Auction categories include cameras, art, music, sports memorabilia, real estate and more.
30 Year Art Collection including: Framed Art by Erte, Alvar, Delarue, Dennis Mukai, Leroy Neiman, JJ Tissot, and more – Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Acrylics, Lucite and Bronze Sculptures by Erte, Frederick Hart, and Neiman – Markus Pierson "Moonlight Tango" Carved Wood Sculpture - Professionally Preserved Vintage Liquor Posters by Jean D’Ylen, Bouchet, and Robys – Neon “Cocktails” Sign – Advertising Posters, Furniture, Tools, Collectibles, Pottery, and MUCH MORE!
Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle.