If you run into a problem, try to work it out directly with the buyer or seller or with the auction website. If that does not work, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by calling toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or visiting the FTC's website. Although the Commission cannot resolve individual problems for consumers, it can act against a company if it sees a pattern of possible law violations. You also may want to contact your state Attorney General or your local consumer protection office.
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.
Auction by Order of the City of Lakewood Finance for non-payment of taxes. The public online auction will included: Blodgett Double deck Pizza Oven, Griddle, Fryer, Hot Plate, Walk-In Refrigerator, Prep Units, Reach-In Freezer, Ice Maker, Hobart 60qt Mixer, Hobart Slicer, Stainless Steel Sinks, Stainless Steel Tables, Tables & Chairs, Smallwares and More!
2001 Diesel Turbo Isuzu Box Truck, Asst Punch Presses: Clearing 45 ton OBI, Niagara 35 ton, Walsch #55 ton, Johnson 60 ton, Minster #6 OBI 60 ton, Bliss 20 ton, American Compressor 7.5HP,Ulite Poly Stacking Machine, Bandsaw Welder, Surface Grinders: Harig Super 612 & Boyar Schultz, Ingersoll T-30 Air Compressors, Big Joe Electric Power Loaders, Fumex & Smog Hog HV Air Cleaners, Acme & Chicago & Milford Rivet Machines, Filter Pumper #FSP40-2-304SS, Freemont Phosphatizing Syst, Forklifts: Alice Chalmers #3-5000lb, Clark Standup 1600lb, Powder-Coating Curing Oven Master Light Mod7815, Wheelabrator Steel Shot Blaster, Nordson Select Coat Sys, Pro Mig 135 Welder, Asst Power Tools, Table & Radial & Band Saws, Drill Presses, Hand Tools, Calipers, Webster & Coleman Hardness Testers, Air Tools, Drills, Grinders, Sanders, Astd Power Coating Tools & Equip & Supplies, Numerous Tool sets, Astd Tool Chests & Boxes, Material Handling & Warehouse Equip, Crown 4000lb Rousselle 10 ton and other Pallet Jacks, Steel Shelving Racking & Trees, Rolling Carts, Plastic Gaylords, Astd Worktables & Benches & Cabinets, Office furniture & fixtures & equip, Asst Metal Fencing & Tubing, Ladders, Asst Aluminum Coils (8, 8.5, 9.25, 10 inch) & Feeders, Cardboard Box Skids, Portis Industrial Sewing Machines, Toledo Floor Scale, EZ Go Golf Cart & Much More
Patio Furniture, Ruby Glass Cut To Clear Lamps, Mid Century Table Lamp, Oil Lamps, Stained Glass Lights, Mahogany Sofa With Brass Inlay, Oak Sideboard, Rumble Seat Trunk, Humidor Cabinet, Antique Storage Trunk With 1936 "The Afro-American" Newspaper, Leaded Glass, Painted 4 Door Pantry, Metal Storage Cabinet With Safe, Dietz Lanterns, Vintage Tins & Cans, Grouse-Hinds Dock & Spot Lights, Vintage Desk Fans, Antique Account Register, Eastlake Table, Dille & Mcguire Vintage Mower, Antique Military Bed, Concrete Bird Baths, Planters, Vintage Cultivators & Tools, Wood Stove, Cast Hand Pumps, and MUCH MORE! During this relocation sale, Paul's Place is offering a 10% discount on any lighting restoration! Call 804-228-9999.
CoPart was founded as far back as 1982. The vehicle auction site has more than 75,000 vehicles on sale each day. CoPart offers a fast, safe and easy way to sell a used, unwanted or damaged vehicle. Available for sellers and buyers in the US, sellers simply have to fill out a form or ring the phone number, CoPart will then give an instant offer, the car then goes into the auction, with payment and pickup happening in often as little as 48 hours.

I had a family members military collection to dispose of and Farmer Auctions and all of their staff did an awesome job in all areas, from picking up the collection of items, to the research and marketing to buyers, display, photography, and the actual auction. Will Farmer kept me informed of all of the aspects of how the research and grouping of items for the auction was progressing leading up to auction day. We were very pleased with the auction results and truly knew that we had picked the right people to handle this auction. They are an top notch company and I would highly recommend them to anyone.


In other cases, questionable individuals also claim to organize auctions for seized items, create good looking websites and insist that all the objects are of high-end value and rare. They even send the products to the buyers who purchase, but in reality, all these items (mostly jewelry, brand name clothes, and other materials easy to ship) are nothing but cheap products made in Asia sold at ridiculous prices to the victims who believe they got amazing unique pieces.
We researched and compared the top seven online auction sites to find the best. We compared selling and listing fees, payment options, support features and the size of each site’s user base. After our research, we think that eBay is the best online auction site because it has over 160 million registered users. Though this site charges a higher final value fee than other sites we researched, it doesn’t charge for seller verification.

For the past 25 years Trout Machinery, Inc. has been one of the western region’s largest and most reputable independent used medium-duty truck and used equipment dealership. The owners are retiring this fall. Owners and staff have worked very hard over the years to maintain a A+ Better Business rating which is representative of their commitment to sell excellent job-ready, mechanically and visually reconditioned inventory. Trout Machinery will be selling approximately 7 medium-duty vocational trucks, 4 forklifts, 10 trailers, 200+ lots of tires and compressors, man lifts, containers, plows, forks and buckets all work-ready. The public online auction also will include hundreds of lots of specialty shop lathes, presses, welders, band and chop saws, bench grinders, stocked bolt bins, and paint blasting equipment.
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.

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.
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.
I know better. I know that I should read reviews before I become active on an auction (or any) web site. I let myself down this time, did not read reviews, and this site is a true scam. All I can say is, DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THIS SITE! I agree with everything negative said in these other reviews. I indicated one star on the overall rating only because there is nothing lower. 

Charity Auctions Today is a powerful online auction platform that proudly asserts it makes it easy to raise money online. This auction software site is trusted by more than 4500 clients, making it easy for charities to generate mobile and online auctions and start making money. As well as offering affordable pricing for auction software, sellers aren’t locked into contracts on this site, and can take advantage of live phone and 24/7 email support.
Clear Rubber Stamps, Amps, Receivers, Record Player, Jewelry, Handmade Jewelry, Lp Player, Vinyl Player, Tools, Radio, Vintage, Collectables, Antique, Electronics, Vacuum, Toddler Clips, Rubber Stamps, Cricket, Leap Frog, Table Saw, Doll, Bose, Vintage Radio, Mixer, Marvel Comics, Marvel, Looney Toons Comics, Comics, Stereo, Hair Accessories, Coin, Cameras, Ring, Watches, and MUCH MORE!
If there’s a “catch” to government car auctions, it’s that there’s competition in the bidding. If the car you want is popular and in great condition, you can expect other people, including used-car dealers, to be just as interested in it as you are. Competition and heavy bidding will drive auction prices up — sometimes beyond the real value of the vehicle. Don’t get caught up in the frenzy and overpay. Set a spending limit on each car you’re interested in.
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:
Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Pots, Serving Pieces, Flatware, Tifffany, Steiff,Coins including Morgan Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Buffalo Nickels, 4x8 Drop Gate Trailer, Basset Furniture, Leather Sofas, Fall Front Desk, Rugs, Nutcracker Collection, Porcelain Dolls, Belleek, Majolica, Flow Blue, Wedgewood, Limoges China, Household Items, Electronics, Tools, Artwork, Fine and Costume Jewelry, Watches and much more!

After nearly 30 years operating in the rolled and welded pipe manufacturing industry Pipe Industries has shut down operations and is offering the remaining assets at public auction. Auction Includes: JLG Telescopic Forklift, Taylor 36klb. Heavy Duty Forklift, Plasma Table, Bucyrus Crawler Crane, Overhead Bridge Crane, Power Pipe Rolls, Welding Equipment, Shop Equipment and Tools, Air Compressor, Office Furniture and More.
Here's a great deal we came across for all you guys out there looking for a truck. Going up for live auction on February 23rd, 2010 in Reno, Nevada is this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. This 4 door extended cab truck is in like new condition and comes with power steering, power brakes, power windows and door locks, AM/FM radio with CD player, camper shell, and just 17,250 miles. VIN 2GCEC19C481230981. Not only does this vehicle have exceptionally low miles but it's in amazing condition both inside and out. The starting bid for it will be just $11,400 so if you'd like to find out more about this upcoming auction then activate your 3 day free trial right now!
La Sandia Park Meadows is a Mexican eatery and tequileria by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. This public online auction will include: Altosham combi therm Oven, griddle, stock pot range, salamander, cheese melter, fryers, Legion jacketed kettle, refrigeration/bar back refrigeration, sandwich top refrigerated prep tables, blast chiller, ice machines, bar back sinks, dish sinks, Calcana hanging infrared heaters, free standing patio heaters, outdoor wicker and metal patio furniture, wood tables and chairs, console tables, stainless steel prep tables, racking and shelving, lockers, carts and more.
You could tell that most people knew each other. It felt like these few dozen bidders were part of an exclusive network of junkyard owners and flip-artists who have been bidding on cars against each other for years. Every now and then, when one guy outbid another, you’d see the losing bidder lean over to a friend and talk shit on the winner. “He just buys cars for the sake of buying them. He probably makes no money,” I heard one guy whisper. Police auctions are full of mysteries and secrets.
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!
Private sources. In addition to these free government sites, you can use private sites. These sites provide information about federal and local government auctions. Gov-Auctions gives you access to both federal and state auctions. The sites charge a one-time fee of $39.00 for access to their information. Having all auctions on one site can be helpful. If you are launching a serious car search or buy auction cars on a frequent basis, paying to use this site might make financial sense
Over 80 Impounded Vehicles by the City of Aurora Police Department. Including Trucks, Cars, SUVs, 4x4s, Trailers, Much More! Please note that vehicles are subject to deletion from the auction. TERMS: Inspection is the day of auction from 8am to 10am. Visual inspections of the vehicles are recommended, there is NO starting the vehicles. There will be a list posted at the auction site on the auction day with the reason why each vehicle was impounded. Registration starts at 9am. A $50 ful...
Private sources. In addition to these free government sites, you can use private sites. These sites provide information about federal and local government auctions. Gov-Auctions gives you access to both federal and state auctions. The sites charge a one-time fee of $39.00 for access to their information. Having all auctions on one site can be helpful. If you are launching a serious car search or buy auction cars on a frequent basis, paying to use this site might make financial sense 

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:
3. There's intense pressure in government auctions. If you happen to see an auction either in television or in reality, you know that it's going to be truly fast pace. You have to think quick and efficiently. If you aren't ready with this type of environment, have someone who can do the bidding for you. Otherwise, you have to start looking for a used car dealer.
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