Cars at government and public auctions sell on visual inspection alone. So look at everything and look for telltale signs of repairs such as paint overspray, less than smooth sheet metal, puddles under the vehicle, scored brake discs, an uneven stance and a million other details. Use your nose, hands and legs, too. If a car smells musty or the carpeting is wet, run away.
Many auctions have a preview period of about two days preceding the auction in which you can look over and inspect the vehicles. However, in most cases, you will not be able to drive the vehicles although you can start them and check them over as much as you like. And there are no warranties or guarantees, which is no different than most other used-car sales.
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! 

Unfortunately, this company does charge higher fees than other websites we researched. You don’t have to pay a seller verification fee, but after your first 50 listings, you pay 30 cents to list items. When you sell an item, eBay charges a 10 percent commission on the total sale amount. You also pay extra fees for upgrades such as adding additional photos to your listings. If you want to host a web store on eBay’s platform, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee depending on which subscription you choose. Store subscriptions remove the need to pay listing fees, but you still pay for upgrades. eBay lets you list items internationally, share your past transaction history with potential buyers and allows you to block buyers. You can accept payments through PayPal, eBay’s preferred method, or through Skrill, ProPay or credit cards.
Wholesale Heaven is what we call the magical place where millions of cars go to die, at least temporarily. They had bad transmissions, suspension systems that cost more to fix than the car was worth, rust, abuse, and neglect. I saw countless examples of what not to buy because of mechanical issues -- including over three hundred Chryslers with defective six-cylinder engines that would promptly go kaput right after the warranty expired.
Craftsman LT1000 Riding Mower, Toby Mugs (large & small), Antique Furniture & Trunks, Vintage German Wall Clocks, Wedgwood (Blue & Green), Bossons & Other Ceramics, Framed Artworks, Sterling Silver, Oriental Rugs, Crocks, Hummel Figurines, Appliances, Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Vintage Hats & Wooden Purses, Pennsylvania House Cherry Dining Room Suite, Books, Frames, Fine Linens, Kitchenware, China, Crystal & Glassware, Collector Plates, Decoratives & Collectibles, Smoker Grill, Bikes, Fishing Gear, Patio Furniture, and MUCH MORE!

Statton, Kindel, Ethan Allen, and Craftique Furniture, Porch Furniture, Books, Hummels, Glassware, Waterford Crystal, Steuben Glass, Swarovski Figures, Limoges Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Baseball Cards, Comic Books, Toys, Quilts, Electronics, Rugs, Lighting, China, Sterling, Pewter, Decoratives, Capri Accordion, Rattan Sunroom Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Holiday Decor, and MUCH MORE!


With most online auction sites, consider the various fees the site charges, such as listing fees, final value fee, auction fees, membership fees and more. This is how auction sites make money. However, Webstore has no fees. It is a completely open marketplace. If your old baseball card sells for $100, you get $100 in your bank. It's like selling the card in your driveway to a neighbor. Webstore isdriven by advertisements and donations from members. Of course, this means the site is dominated by ads, and this can turn off potential buyers. Still, with 300,000 registered users, it's the third largest auction site we reviewed. A significant downside to consider, especially if you plan selling full-time, is the lack of a resolution center. If there is a dispute between buyer and seller, such as a lack of payment or dissatisfied buyer, the resolution is mediated between the two private parties. For part-time sellers, this is not a significant issue, as disputes are not common. But if you're selling a lot of items, a dispute is likely to happen. That said, Webstore has tools to helping buyers and sellers develop confidence in transactions.
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.
Features Include: University of Richmond Area - Rare Renovation Opportunity, 1-Story Brick Ranch Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1884sf+/- (per tax record), Living Room, Dining Room, Den/FamilyRm, Eat-In-Kitchen, Circular Drive, Central Heat/Air, Back-Up Generator, Expandable Attic Possibilities, Ready-to-Renovate and Redecorate to your design and taste, 2% Broker Co-Op (See Broker Forms or call 804-358-0500), *Winning Bid + 10% Buyer Premium = Purchase Contract Price, Legal: 504 Chandler Circle, Tax Parcel ID# 762-737-2379, College Hills, Section 1, Block A, Lot 21, Henrico VA
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
Lots at police auctions range from brand new or graded from A down in used condition, or goods may be slightly marked. A good example would be high quality white goods. All items listed in any police auction are available for viewing and inspection prior to the sale. Faulty or damaged goods should be clearly marked, and faults are outlined by the auctioneer during the auction. 

Proudly asserting itself as being the place where “buyers and seller unite”, Online Auction is a popular online auction portal for sellers and buyers. One feature of Online Auction that stands out for sellers is its no final value fees policy, giving vendors every penny of price the item reached in auction. Another favourable feature to sellers on this site, is its time-saving listing templates, meaning items can be listed quickly and efficiently.
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  

Government seized-property or surplus auctions are held all over the country at various locations and on various schedules. Typically an auction is held at a particular location on a regular basis — usually monthly or quarterly or annually. Local and national newspapers often have listings and details. Usually these are more than just car auctions. All kinds of property are included, including real estate.


Coleman RAM-X 17 Canoe, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Cover, Suter's Twin Beds, Dyson Cordless Stck Vac, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Xylophone, Bundy Clarinet, Furniture, Electronics, Glassware, Stained Glass Lamps, Trail Mate E-Z Roll 3 Wheel Bicycle, Vintage Animated Christmas Figures, Household Items, Art, Luggage, Portmeirion, Thomas Pacconi Jewelry Armoires, Coat Racks, Baker’s Rack, Masterbilt Electric Turkey Fryer, Blanket Chest, Furs, and MUCH MORE!
"There are two types of public auctions," explains Steven Lang, who runs a used car dealership in the Atlanta area and once owned a dealer auction (not open to the public). "There are government auctions and there are public auctions." Both are full of potential pitfalls. Here's a quick rundown on both and 10 tips for getting the most out of either. That is, if you dare to venture into the auction pit.
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  
4. You can't own the car immediately. Unlike when you're shopping for cars from private dealers, with government auction, you still have to wait for at least two weeks before you can possess what you've bought. It may even take longer if there are some problems with your requirements. Hence, it's best if you can have a car professional with you, someone who can offer you advice on the probable requirements that you may have to present.

We hold this monthly consignment auction for companies and individuals to liquidate their quality assets at public online auction. The auction typically includes vehicles, trailers, lawn and garden equipment, attachments, rental yard equipment, shop equipment, power and hand tools, concrete equipment, metalworking equipment, woodworking equipment, tile, pavers and landscape rocks, pressure washers, generators, toolboxes, and more!
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.
Antique Furniture, Antique Tools, Antique Wagon, Art, Lighting, Collectibles, Dinnerware by John B. Taylor “Harvest”, Gubransan Piano, Wurlitzer Organ, Goodman HVAC Unit, Outdoor Furniture, Karastan Rugs, Vintage and Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Asian Themed Decor, Shekwan Mudware, Lawn & Garden, Concrete Yard Statues, Sporting Goods, Vintage Items, Musical Instruments, Fostoria Crystal, Depression Glass, Ceramics, and MUCH MORE!
American Hurrah Antiques store auction - over 1200 MORE items in Part-II! The Costello family business was familiar and well respected in the Richmond & Petersburg Antique market (see attached link for history). This group of collectibles & antiques is like no other! Including: Antique & Vintage Furniture, Vintage Magazines, Photographs, Sheet Music, Postcards, Political Memorabila, Vintage & Antique Linens, Silver, Jewelry, Vintage Toys, Cast Iron, Americana Decor & so much more!
1902-O-Morgan Dollar, 1925 Stone Mountain Half Dollar Comm., Flying Eagle & Indian Head Cent Book 1857-1909 (Unfin.), Lincoln Cent Book 1909-1950 (Unfin.), 1000 Grains Solid Sterling Silver Bar, 1957 P&D Double Mint Set, Indian Head Cents, Buffalo Nickels, Peace Dollars, Barber Quarters, Mercury Dimes, Proofs, Kennedy Half Dollars, Coin Books, and MUCH MORE! Now accepting consignments for this coin/currency auction, call today: 804-358-0500
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!
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.
Several different federal agencies hold government auctions. The General Services Administration is the granddaddy of them all, because it sells on behalf of other departments. When a federal agency no longer needs something — say, a pickup truck — it reports the truck to GSA, which first offers it to other federal agencies and then to state and local governments or nonprofits. If nobody claims the truck, then the GSA auctions it off to the public, and you get your chance at it.  

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
This is a factory return office furniture, equipment and cleaning supply overstock auction. Some of the items are scratch & dent or not working. This auction includes, desks, chairs, bookcases, file cabinets, paper, office supplies, break-room supplies, cleaning supplies, and more! Take a look at our inspection dates and times so you can come view the items for yourself.
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.
After 40 years in Business on the corner of Buchtel Blvd and South Pearl Street, Buchtel Motors will be closing and selling their remaining assets at public Auction. Auction will include, (2) Vehicles, Western 9,000 lb 2-Post Lift, (2) Rotary 7,000 lb 2- Post Lifts, Rotary 9,000 Lb Inground Smart Lift, Hunter Tire Changer, Hunter Wheel Balancer, Ammco Brake Lathe, Shops tools and Equipment, Storage Cabinets and Work Benches, Porcelain Automotive Signs, Office equipment, Ipads and assorted inventory.
Next up is another fantastic deal on a recently seized car. Going up for live bid in East Brunswick, New Jersey on April 24, 2009 is this lovely 2008 Ford F150 Supercrew Lariat-style pickup truck. This vehicle has a 5.4 liter V8, 24 valve, 300 hp engine; and provides a smooth and quiet ride with responsive handling and an attractive, functional cabin. Other amenities include a six speed automatic transmission, four wheel drive, power everything (seats, locks, windows, steering, mirrors, etc), in-dash CD player with AM/FM stereo, chrome rims, and just 5,640 miles. This vehicle is in exquisite condition. Want to find out more about it? Then simply register with us right now - don't wait another minute!
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.

"There are two types of public auctions," explains Steven Lang, who runs a used car dealership in the Atlanta area and once owned a dealer auction (not open to the public). "There are government auctions and there are public auctions." Both are full of potential pitfalls. Here's a quick rundown on both and 10 tips for getting the most out of either. That is, if you dare to venture into the auction pit.


DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR BEAUTIFUL Ole's Ice Cream Parlour and Ottimo Italian Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features a Blodgett Gas Combi Oven, Titan 60 Quart Mixer, Imperial Gas 4 Burner Range, NEW Master Bilt Ice Cream Merchandiser, NEW True Sandwich Board, SaniServ Frozen Beverage Machines, Franklin Rotisserie, Goshen Air Cooled Ice Cream Machines, 2013 Fricon Ice Cream Freezer   [ View Full Listing ]
Unless the government will be able to find good use of these cars, they are often sold to the public. Otherwise, they're not only going to keep inventory but they have to spend for their maintenance. Though government car auctions may spell boon for people who have been dying to possess their very own luxury car, there are also disadvantages that you need to consider:
Every month across the United States, thousands of vehicles are seized by different Government agencies (IRS, DEA, FBI) and Police departments and auctioned off to the public at incredible deals. Due to certain laws these vehicles are listed and sold at up to 95% OFF their original value. Many auctions start as low as $100. Government pre-owned/surplus vehicles are well maintained and are usually only 2-3 yrs old. We provide you with immediate access to 4,000+ updated auctions nationwide, NOT searchable elsewhere on the Internet and with guaranteed listings in every state. If you are looking for quality cheap cars then check out US government auctions today.
If you're looking for a sensational deal on a seized truck then look no further because going up for auction on 10/1 is this 2001 Cheverolet Silverado 1500 HD pickup truck. This 4 door beauty has got a crew cab, comes nicely equipped, and has approximately 93,917 miles. VIN: 1GCGC13U31F177036. To get full access to our website all you need to do is register with us now. Don't delay, great deals like this don't last forever!
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
The bidding started out fairly tame. Individuals there bought a beat up Impala for $525, a Chevy Astro van for $425, and the shittiest Chrysler PT Cruiser I have ever seen for $300. As for the awesome Ford Escort wagon? Well, it didn’t do so hot, in part, Kevin told me, because it’s so light and has low scrap value, and because parts are in low demand:
Miami Sun Adult Tricycle, Jewelry, Reclining Leather Sofa & Love Seat, Stickley Settee, Haro Trick Bicycle, Toro Lawn Mower, German Cuckoo Clock, Trading Cards, Rugs, Henkel Harris Chairs, Portable Fireplaces, Nuwave Infrared Oven, Harvard Classics, Patio Furniture, Vintage Barbie Dolls, Vintage Metal Lunch Boxes, Dressers, Chairs, Lamps, and MUCH MORE!
If you're looking for live auctions, AuctionZip is the place to go. These live auctions are events that users can view right within their web browser, and they can bid for items online at the same time as bidders on the auction floor. With live bidding, users can access auctions around the world and get in on all the action without any software to download or special tools to buy. The website lists auctions that are live or are upcoming soon. After you register to bid, you go straight to the auction, where you watch what is happening and bid in real time if you see something you like.

Our goal is to market your collection, in a fair and honest way, to an ever-increasing audience. Every auction is available online; giving our local roots an international reach.  You can browse our auctions at anytime and bid from anywhere. Our 30 years of professional experience ensure that we are the best option for your auction, appraisal, and real estate needs.  We look forward to meeting you.


Jim Meisman (owner) of Meisman has passed away and is selling everything at public auction. Meisman Trucking has been in business for over forty years and the auction will include: Kenworth W900L Truck Tractor w/ Cat C-16, Rock End Dump Trailers, Belly Dump, Equipment Trailers, Vehicles, Shop Equipment, Tools, Attachments, Truck Parts, Much More.
Grabbagreen is a quick service restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. The owner of this Grabbagreen franchise location has decided to close the doors and focus on their other food concepts in Colorado. All assets will be sold via public online auction and will include: Juicers, Blenders, Ice Maker, Refrigeration, Under Counter Refrigeration, Convection Oven, Exhaust Hood, Food Processor, Indoor/Outdoor Tables and Chairs, Revel POS System, Smallwares and more.
Going, going, gone! Live auctions are always exciting and entertaining whether you're the bidder or not, and government auctions are no exception. Make sure you don't miss your cue to bid. If you're not clear on how bidding progresses, ask one of the auction company officials. Some items will have an undisclosed set minimum bid (reserve), while most items will be offered without reserve. Most auctions will also accept in-absence, written bids if the bidder follows special procedures and the bid is received more than a day before the auction.
Vintage, Collectibles, Toys, Vintage Toys, Legos, Jewelry, Bundy Saxophone, Coleman Camping Stove, Longaberger Basket, Produce Advertisements, Holiday Decor, Helmets, Texan Cap Gun, Receivers, Philips, Pioneer, Yamaha, Cube 60 Amp, Sporting Goods, Electronics, Stereo, Amps, Guitar Amps, Metal Detector, Home Decor, Antiques, Baby Cakes, Sewing, Cheese Board, Craft, TV, Keyboard, Tools and MUCH MORE!
Ice Road Truckers wish they had it this good. No annoying Television cameras. No worries about falling into icy rivers, lakes, and oceans. And definitely no worries about Polar Bears. With this 1999 Freightliner Conventional FLD120 Tractor-Trailer, you will be hauling loads in no time. You, of course, will be sitting in the comfortable cab, piloting the 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine, while sitting comfortably in a cab supported by an Air Ride Seat, and an Air Ride Suspension. The Air conditioning will cool you down in those hot summer months, and the mudflaps at the back will ensure that people driving behind you are not left in the mud. The live auction will take place April 21st. Activate your free trial here, and find out what else

eBIDLOCAL and PANACHE ESTATE SALES are conducting the sale of a well-known regional artist and co-founder of the Uptown Art Gallery, Emma Lou Martin, who has downsized and is selling her sizable collection of mixed media art - everything from her VFMA Faberge Egg collection “spoof” series to Virginia, Richmond, and European landscapes and botanical works in oil, watercolor, pastels, prisma color, collage, photography, constructions, and more! All this in addition to wonderful household contents from the family home in the Westham area. Now is your opportunity to own an original by Emma Lou Martin, as well as works by other artists!


Treasury Department Auctions:  The other agency very active in holding auctions is the Treasury Department, with roughly 300 sales per year. Treasury often offers in-person previews in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Treasury auctions off "property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes," according to its website. There are many categories of goods, including concrete items like antiques and coins but also less tangible property like stocks and patents.
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  
After over 40 years as a family owned restaurant and staple of Golden the owners of The Briarwood Inn have decided to move on to other life adventures. This public online auction to include: heating and cooking equipment, roll in convection oven, refrigeration, plating and catering for large banquets, smallwares, dining tables and chairs, bar equipment, wine cellar racks, chandeliers, imported antiques, patio furniture, fountains, outdoor lighting, sheds and a Large digital outdoor street sign.
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