"So what do you really want to do?" Winkler asked. I told him I wanted to be an auctioneer. Then he gave me the preamble to a speech that he also gave to tons of other people in my shoes: "If you will it, it is not a dream." That's what got me to pick up the phone and begin haunting several nearby auto auctions for months on end. And it truly sucked at first. But thanks to the Fonz, I was already living my dream.
Car auctions are a weird and fantastic world, and in my two decades in that scene, I've seen some pretty astonishing things. The old adage that "your decisions in life dictate your future" really rings true at an auction. This business is all about split-second decisions; that can mean buying anything from a two-year-old Ferrari to a 20-year-old Buick. Whether you've just sprung for junk or pure gold, you're stuck with it. When I tell folks, "You just bought that car and whatever just fell off it," they laugh -- unless they're hearing me say it for the 200th time. 
Shpock is a “boot sale” app and is the abbreviation of ‘SHop in your POCKet’. The platform was launched by two Austrian entrepreneurs. It encourages sellers to list unwanted but ‘beautiful things’ to buyers in their local area. Shpock is easy to users, sellers simply have to upload photos of an item with a description, then watch the bids roll in. Items can either be collected in person or shipped.
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.

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.
2001 Ford V8 Triton Club Wagon, 2001 Chevy Suburban, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 2005 Honda Element, Troy-Bilt Riding Mower, PUG Utility Vehicle, Husqvarna Lawn Tractor, Craftsman & Other Woodworking Shop Tools, Sterling Silver, Fine Jewelry, Rolex Watches, Art, P. Buckley Moss, Baseball Memorabilia, Baseball Danbury Mint Figurines, Cooperstown Vintage Baseball Jerseys, Bats, Mitts, Men's Clothing, Washer And Dryer, Antique Oak Sideboard, Antique To Modern Furniture, Rugs, Mirrors, Lighting, Clocks, Spinet Desk, Sonora Victrola, Royal Doulton, Boehm, Porcelain, Dolls, China, Typewriters, Miniatures, and MUCH MORE!
After 23 years in business in Northern Colorado, Integrated Communications Group has decided to sell everything at public online auction and pursue new business opportunities. Auction includes: Directional Boring Machines, Vacuum Trailers, Loader/Backhoe, Skid Steer Loader, Mini Excavator, Mud Mixing Trucks, Pickups and Utility Truck, Dump Truck, Flatbed Trucks, SUV, Trencher, Towable Air Compressors, Equipment Trailers, Shop Equipment, Attachments & Much More!
Furniture by Henkel Harris, Thomasville, Kincaid, American Drew and more, Steuben "Air Twist" Crystal Stemware by George Thompson, Sterling, Gold Jewelry, Lladro, Royal Doulton, Lenox, Wedgwood, Fenton, Waterford Crystal, Books, Art, Samick Guitar, Lighting, Household Items, Appliances, Holiday Decor, Rugs, Lawn & Garden, Weber Grill, Electronics, 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.

"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.
After 4 Years as a Tilted Kilt franchise the owner has sold the property, closed the location and selling all assets in a public online auction. This auction to include: Chill-Rite Draught System, 60" and 52" Plasma TVs, Projectors, Projection Screens, Audio and Video Equipment, Bottle Coolers, Bar Equipment, Mixer, Cooking Equipment, Double Deck Convection Oven, Point of Sale Touch Screens, Signage, Tables, Chairs and much more.
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.
Scag Zero Turn Lawn Mower, Woodmaster Wood Furnace, Farm Equipment, Husky Log Splitter, Equestrian Accessories, Raising and Shoeing Equipment, Tools, Antiques, Genuine Stoneware Crocks, Furniture, New Motorcycle Lift, Dodge Ram Bumper, Skis, Camping Equipment, Collectibles, Antique Books, 3 Commercial Restaurant Coolers, Outdoor Furniture, and MUCH MORE!
Diamond Solitaire-10K Gold with Band; Philco, Truetone, Zenith Electronics; Longines Ladies Diamond Watch; Certified Cultured Pearls; Vintage Polaroid, Kodak; Vintage Burdick Photography Light; Vintage Albums; Maytag Dryer; Speedqueen Washer; LG Flatscreen 31" TV; Federal Glass Co.; Mikasa Marlboro China; Univox Amp; Colt Guns; 1925 Spanish Revolver; Alan Fur Coat; Vintage Hats; Costume Jewelry; Mid-Century Modern Furniture, and MUCH MORE!

Research: Even though you'll be able to see photos of whatever you're bidding on, check out other websites with something the same or very similar for sale. Comparing an object's makeup and condition makes it less likely you'll overpay for something. If you're bidding on something you know is in your area, try contacting the seller to ask for an in-person inspection or, at the very least, a video of the item from every angle.
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.
From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.

Interest in these auctions has boomed as the economy stays stagnated and credit rules have tightened. Buyers who formerly could qualify for auto loans on new or solid used cars now find they need to shop with cash. But the United States is a country built around the automobile, and it's a lot easier to get a job if you have a car to drive to the interview, so for many people car auctions are a way to fill the need.
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.
I sold a nine-year-old Subaru to myself because no one else at the auction would bid on it. It had no battery and no paint, either. Hell, it wouldn't even shift out of park. I got lucky, though. I bought a $40 battery to get it started and a $40 shift-lock override mechanism so I could get it into gear. Amazingly, that Subaru was a fine car. Ugly as sin, but fine. I put it straight on eBay, where it sold for $1,576.00 to a rally coordinator for Subaru who flew to Atlanta, drove it back, and kept it for another 50,000 miles. 

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!
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.
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