Online auctions offer buyers and sellers of a wide variety of goods an enormous platform for trade. They offer buyers a virtual flea market, with an endless range of merchandise from around the world, and they give sellers a storefront from which to market everything from sports memorabilia to computer systems to millions of international buyers. It includes national retailers auctioning off excess inventory or services. But how do online auctions work?

Listia is an interesting online auction site, as instead of vendors listing products for cash, they list them for credits. Sellers can use the credits they earn from auctioning their items to bid on other items. The bidder with the largest number of credits wins the item. The principle highlight of this credit-based system is that auctioneers can turn their clutter into something they really want. Listers signing up to Listia also benefit from immediately earning 1,000 free credits.
Check out this 2005 GMC Light Duty Sierra 1500 HD pickup truck now up for bid. This black beauty has a powerful V8 engine, extended crew cab SLT, 4WD, running boards, towing/camper package, Bose radio with CD player, cruise control, and a ton of other luxurious features. The current bid is at $9,338 and the winning bidder must put down a deposit $1868. For full auction details all you need to do is register now. Auction ends 8/27.
Auction includes over 1,000 items from State and Federal agencies, abandoned safe deposit boxes, unredeemed pledged assets from various Financial Institutions, several business inventory liquidations, several estates and other consignors. Auction will feature collectible coins & currency, rare art, fine jewelry, luxury watches, sports memorabilia, rugs, electronics, all types of collectibles & much more! 
Fully Restored 1963 Cushman Eagle Motorcycle, 30" Wyland Dolphin Bronze Sculpture, Motorized Scooters, Furniture, Collectibles, Art, John Barber Prints, Oyster Plates, Dept56 Village Collections, Walt Disney Collections, Electric Epiphone Les Paul Guitar, Coins & Currency, Jewelry, Pocket Watches, Gemstones, Sterling, Geodes, Fossils, Lighting, Power Tools, Antiques, Jim Lofgreen Knives & others, Swords, Guns - Pistols & Long Guns (at Hopkins Gun & Tackle), Militaria, Uniforms, Humidor, Bachmann & Lionel Trains & Layout, Toys, and MUCH MORE! To discuss national marketing of your Treasures, call 804-358-0500
Bidding. Get some information about the type of bidding that normally occurs at these auctions. Feel free to ask the consultant about the expected price of a particular vehicle. When the auction starts, raise your hand and registration number card high in the air so the auctioneer can see you. Bids can be in increments of $100, $250 or even $500. This will be up to the auctioneer's discretion. Before bidding, remember that once a bid is made it cannot be withdrawn. Once the bid is won then the bid cards must be immediately filled out and signed. If this is not done then the vehicle can be re-offered. The government can reject any bid
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AUTOGRAPHED & SPORTS COLLECTIBLES: Including Nascar, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Incl Framed Art, Autographed Balls, Cards, Jerseys, Posters, Postcards, Schedules, Caps, Buttons, Helmets, Die Cast Cars, Coke, Pepsi, Wheaties, Sports Illustrated, Autographs by Bruce Jenner Olympic Trading Card, Tiger Woods; Roger Federer; Bjorn Borg, Ralph Sampson, Maria Sharapova, & 100's more!
If don’t want to deal with extra fees that other sellers tend to charge, eBid is our top value pick. This company never charges you more than three percent in final value fees and there is no cost to verify yourself as a seller. There are two sign up options: as a buyer or as a seller. If you sign up as a buyer for this site you can’t also sell items. As a seller, you pay eBid three percent of the final value of your items, but you can both buy and sell.

UBid offers leftover inventory from brand names like Sony and Dell. Since the inventory is discounted, you can find a really good deal. UBid carries new, overstock, closeout and recertified products in more than 25 categories including electronics, collectibles, jewelry, and sports memorabilia among others. Travel deals are available in 10 countries.
Fender "Flying V" Guitar, Grandmother Clock, Art, Furniture, Rugs, Collectibles, Coins and Currency, Gemstones, Jewelry, Watches, Lawn and Garden, Household Items, Glassware, Tools, Lenox, Ironstone, Small Appliances, Jim Shore, Holiday Décor, Barbies, Vintage Toys and Games, Tonka Trucks, and Much More! For Preview or Removal questions please call 804-837-0216
Antique Furniture, Complete Bedroom Sets, Many Collectibles Including Department 56, Vintage Toys Including Tonka, Raggedy Ann, and more, Formal Dresses, Name Brands Like Michael Kors, Ivanka Trump, Levis and more. Pre-Lit 7ft Christmas Tree, Fishing Lures, Power Stations, Griswold Cast Iron. Lots of Christmas Decor. Many Unique and Discontinued Pieces, and MUCH MORE!

ANTIQUE SHOP OWNER'S 50 YEAR PERSONAL COLLECTION: Early Navajo Rug, Antique Quilt Made of Cigarette Premium Flags, Cobbler's Box with Tools, Antique Furniture, Antique Bottles, Civil War Folding Chair, Salt Glazed Crockery, Ironstone, Toys, Lamps, Advertising Memorabilia, Rugs, Paintings, Harper's Weekly Book, Large Postcards by Pettingill, and MUCH MORE!
Other types of vehicles that might be found at a government auction are “seized” or “impounded”, which means they have been confiscated by a law enforcement agency for various reasons. Some have been taken from criminals who have used the vehicles in the conduct of their crimes. Others have simply been impounded for violations of motor vehicle laws. Still others are “unclaimed” or “abandoned” by owners.
Wurlitzer Jukebox, Large Collection of Cast Iron & Bronze Bookends, Antique and Vintage Books, Concrete Garden Statues, Antique Side Chairs, Bar Ware, Stoneware Crocks, Cast Iron, Outdoor Iron Chairs, Cast Iron Urns, White House Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Decorations, Brass Ware, Copper Ware, Dining Room Set, Dresden & Germany Porcelain, Vintage Wedding Gown, Cathedral Chair
Marketing itself as an “online community”, AuctionZip has more than 25,000 professional auctioneers and more than two million bidders monthly, making it one of the biggest online auctions in the world.  Ecommerce vendors can create a free auctioneer account, list auctions for $10 each, learn about how to run online auctions and reach more than two million bidders each month.
GovDeals is the official portal to government auctions, which range from land to computers to cars. The site's categories include surplus and confiscated items from various government agencies. The rules and regulations vary depending on the participating agency, and you deal directly with the agency after you are awarded your bid. The deals are great, but be sure to inquire about packaging and shipping of an item before you place your bid because most sellers do not ship, pack or palletize. You may be responsible for picking it up or paying someone to transport it.
Hip eCommerce was formerly known as Bidstart. The site specialises in three collectible markets, comic books, post cards and stamps. The aim of the site is to connect buyers and sellers, so they can share their passion and grow their hobby. Like eBay, sellers list their collectable items, and buyers bid on the products. Sellers have to pay a fee for selling items of Hip eCommerce.
We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.
Palace Mirror, Antique Banquet Table, Henkel Harris Dining Chairs Set of 6, Clocks, Sterling Sugar Tongs, Antique 2 Piece China Cabinet, Antique License Plates, Troll Dolls, Rattan Sofa, Recliner, Black TV Cabinet, Books, Purses, Clothing, Crystal, China, Art, Silverplate, Boat Motor, Lane Cedar Chest, Vintage Iron Bed, Glassware, Kenmore Washer & Dryer, Dressers & Chests, Hand Painted Ceramic Tile Scene Art, Saddles, Bicycles, Beds, Desks, Mirrors, and MUCH MORE!
Homeowners downsizing, Extraordinary living estate featuring an outstanding collections of Advertising & Petroliana, incl: Coca-Cola, Pepsi Cola, Shell, White Flash, Texaco, Gulf, Sunoco, Dino, Wayne, Richfield, Twin-Visible & Single-Visible Gas Pumps & more, 2004 21 FT Trophy PRO Boat, Remington & Other Statuary, Artwork, Taxidermy, Militaria, Collectibles of all kinds, Unique and one of a kind decorative items and furnishings and much, much more! To discuss marketing your treasures, call 804-358-0500
Extensive Jim Shore Collection, Cobbler's Bench, Rattan & Bamboo Furniture, Electronics, Vintage Furniture, Vintage Bicycle, Craftsman Tools, Luggage, Books, Albums, Holiday Decor, Camping, Lawn & Garden, Collectibles, American Girl Dolls, NEW Vera Bradley & Tignanello Purses, NEW Jewelry, Wolfgang Puck & Rachel Ray Kitchen & Cookware, Art Work, Glassware, Waterford Crystal, and MUCH MORE!
Presenting the Estate of Luggage Magnate: Samuel Theodore (Ted) & Betti-Lee Stark of Williamsburg Va: Including RUSSIAN ART (Nephrite, Silver & Shaded Enamel) FINE ESTATE JEWELRY (Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Edwardian) FINE SATSUMA-WARE (Meiji, Edo) FINE STERLING (Comyns, Tiffany, Cartier) FINE ART, HAIRWORK MEMORIAL JEWELRY, HUGE TRANSFERWARE COLLECTION (1000+pcs in Toy, Child & Full Size) FLOW BLUE, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, & MORE! Click here for dossier on Ted & Betti-Lee Stark To discuss marketing your treasures, call 804-358-0500
View past Colorado auctions to learn more about the bidding process and our high quality new and used bidding items. Brows examples of live and online auctions including heavy equipment auctions, trucks and trailer auctions, industrial manufacturing auctions, government and municipal auctions, restaurant auctions, real estate auctions, office equipment auctions and electronics auctions.
Hand Carved Canes from the 1800's, Bessie Pease Guttman, Knitting Machine, Ping Pong Table, KitchenAid, Washer/Dryer, Limoges, Wedgwood, Fenton Glass, WWII books, Knitting Yarn, Thorens Music Boxes, Jigsaw Puzzles, Vintage Adding Machine, Bose, Ping Pong Table, Pipes, Books, Antiques, 4 Poster Bed, Organ, Murano, Thorens Music Box, Knitting Machine, Yarn, Guns, and MUCH MORE!
Cars at public auctions are often those that wouldn't sell at wholesale dealer auctions. Yes, some are flood vehicles, and Hurricane Irene should still be fresh in your mind. Some are cars quickly reconditioned in dealership shops to fill in slow periods when there's otherwise little work to be done. And many are just flat out junk. "A car that goes across the block at a public auction that isn't spewing smoke is often packed with thick racing oil to ensure it doesn't," Lang continues. "Everything at a public auction looks shiny, but shiny doesn't mean much about the quality of the car."
Internet auctions are like giant online flea markets. Sellers may offer one item at a time or multiple lots of the same item. In theory, online auctions run much like local auctions, but behind the scenes, there is ongoing data collection. Just like local auctions, there are sellers and bidders and winners and losers. Winners are expected to pay for what they bid on at the conclusion of the auction. But that is where the similarities between online and local auctions end.
Law enforcement has the ability to seize or confiscate the property of criminals, or property used by criminals or their associates for the purpose of conducting illegal activity. For example, a person convicted of drug trafficking or the selling of stolen property will forfeit their vehicles and any other property that is used to perpetuate illegal activity or was obtained by the proceeds of that illegal activity. When a vehicle is seized, it's held by the agency until the time of auction.
LiveAuctioneers is a leading live auction marketplace, which connects sellers of fine art, antiques and collectibles with buyers. Thousands of live auctions are broadcast on the site each year on behalf of galleries, sellers, dealers, and auction houses. Sellers can take advantage of a live format auction, which helps deliver immediate results. The site also includes LiveAuctioneers’ tools and features, where users can track and analyse their performance.
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