Hi all, I have found a few auctions selling jewelry from police seizures. Has anyone done this? I noticed a couple of things I want to ask about specifically. 1) I see certificates of authenticity from gem associations I have never heard of. Only a couple are GIA certs. Are these scams? 2) I found one ring that was GIA certified, however if you google the number, you see tons of other listings citing the same cert number which is odd to me http://www.seizedpropertyauctions.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/215028/Internet-Auction-667/Jewelry-Diamonds/Lot4052~PLATINUM-GIA-CERTIFIED-ENGAGEMENT-RING-1_80-C_T_W
Hi all, I have found a few auctions selling jewelry from police seizures. Has anyone done this? I noticed a couple of things I want to ask about specifically. 1) I see certificates of authenticity from gem associations I have never heard of. Only a couple are GIA certs. Are these scams? 2) I found one ring that was GIA certified, however if you google the number, you see tons of other listings citing the same cert number which is odd to me http://www.seizedpropertyauctions.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/215028/Internet-Auction-667/Jewelry-Diamonds/Lot4052~PLATINUM-GIA-CERTIFIED-ENGAGEMENT-RING-1_80-C_T_W
This company doesn’t charge seller verification fees, which is a nice bonus. It’s also free to list items on the site and you get one free relisting if an item doesn’t sell the first time. This company charges a 3.5 percent final value fee, which Bonanza deducts from your sale. The minimum fee is 50 cents, no matter how small your sale and the maximum fee is $250. If you sign up for professional subscriptions you get a seller’s badge, which boosts your credibility. You also can see your traffic and give buyers coupons for your items. Bonanza’s listing feature comes with a photo editing feature called Background Burner that automatically removes the background from product photos you upload. In our research, we found this feature was slightly glitchy, but a built-in-photo editor can save you time and money as you upload your listings.
1. You're not used to the process. It may sound like an ordinary auction, but it's not. There are rules that need to be followed, plus the fact that you're practically dealing with the government. Your fear and awkwardness can definitely affect your bidding decision. To ensure that you will be able to bid properly, get yourself comfortable not only with the auction procedures but also with the people around you. They normally have practice auctions. It's ideal if you can attend at least one of them. You may also try to observe real government auctions and take note of how veterans bid for these cars.
Federal government auctions. Federal government car sales were once handled by the agency that had the vehicles to auction. For example, the DEA auctioned off both fleet vehicles and cars that were been seized from drug dealers and other criminals. Fleet vehicles are the cars that DEA agents drive as company vehicles. There are numerous agencies that auction vehicles. Recently these vehicles and auctions have been consolidated under a single website. GovSales consolidates numerous government auctions under one roof. It is easy to search by product type as well as type of vehicle. It shows what state the vehicle is located in as well as any available information. Photos are sometimes available, but not always. It often provides links to other sites that have additional information

MadBid is a U.K.-based auction site. Selling itself on how buyers can enjoy an 89% discount on certain listings and being the “number 1 discount auction site on the internet”, MadBid certainly pulls in the buyers, which is great for anyone selling on the site. Asides discounts of up to 89% to entice sellers, other key features of MadBid include safe payment portals, benefiting both the seller and buyer, and support through phone, live chat and email.  Though seller should be aware, only brand new, sealed products can be sold on MadBid, meaning second-hand goods can’t be listed.


A high end Seafood and Steakhouse has closed down their DTC location and all assets are to be sold at a public online auction. This auction to include: Refrigeration, Cooking and Heating, Groen Steam Kettle, Bar Back equipment, Mixer, Slicer, Chairs, Tables, Bar Stools, Espresso Machine, Patio Furniture, TVs, Ice Machine, Racks, Shelving, Stainless Steel Tables, Smallwares and Much More.
Antique Furniture, Fine Paintings and Prints, Tiffany & Co. Silver and Silver Plate, Warren McCarthur Chairs, Duck Decoys and Prints, Ducks Unlimited Collectibles, Large Stamp Collection, Large Coin Collection, Stetson Hat, Decorator Plates, Flatware, Sterling, Bicycles, Garden Statuary, Ceramics and Porcelain, Crystal and Brass, Sports Memorabilia, Old Books, Ephemera, and MUCH MORE!

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.
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I returned home wishing I had never gone to this auction, because as someone trying to get over his junky-vehicle hoarding tendencies, I’m not strong enough to handle this kind of temptation. Sure, many of these cars were junk, but they were dirt cheap. And since most were impounded for some sort of driving infraction, there’s a decent chance they move under their own power.
My first mentors were two auctioneers named Bobby and Ricky Munter. We called them "The Mumbling Brothers," in honor of their "HA-MA-NA! HA-MA-NA!" auction chant. Ricky gave me the opportunity to auction off a few reruns -- cars that didn't sell the first time they went through the block. Theoretically there would be less pressure for a new guy like me. Except for one thing…
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

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!
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

Highlights Include: 7.66ct Dark Tanzanite 14K Yellow Gold Ring, Rolex Yacht-Master Watch, 27.79ctw Oval Mystic Quartz and 1.22ctw White Topaz Bracelet, Bronze Statues, 3.02ct Center Diamond 14KT White Gold Ring, Designer Handbags, 2.42ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Earrings, Michael Jordan Championship Memorabilia, 1.03ct UNHEATED Ruby 14K White Gold Ring
But the competition at county auctions is brutal and it's only getting stronger. "Taxi companies want the old cruisers to use as cabs," Lang says. "And often there are government employees who are going after a vehicle that they used on the job and grew fond of. A lot of the school buses and trucks get bought by brokers looking to ship them overseas to poorer countries that will use them for public transportation. These are guys who go to government auctions all the time, know what to pay and know a lemon when they see it. You won't be the only bargain hunter out there."
Sunrise Café a Denver breakfast, lunch and brunch staple of the Lakeside Neighborhood has closed its doors. The building was sold to be remodeled as an Orthodontist Office. All Restaurant Assets will be sold at public online auction. Auction to include: Imperial Range with 6 burners and Griddle, Griddle, Cheese Melter, Fryer, Imperial Char-broiler, 5 Bay Steam Table, Hobart Slicer, Hobart Mixer, Exhaust Hood, Walk in Refrigerator and Freezer, Reach in Refrigeration, Sandwich Top Prep Tables, Ice Cream Freezer, Ice maker, Double Rack Hi Temp Dishwasher, Butcher Top Prep Table, Stainless Steel Prep Tables, Dining Tables, Booth Package, Dining Chairs, Shelving and Small wares.
Apple iPODS, Laptops, Bose Sound System, Sharper Image Ionic Purifier, Electrolux Vacuum, Carpet Shampooers, Dyson Vacuum, Vintage Items, Singer Sewing Machine, Boombox, Games, Video Games, Toys, Vintage Toys, Records, Barbie, Mickey Mouse, Disney, Playskool, Fisher Price, Smurfs, Motorcycle Helmets, Football, Minolta, Epson, Black And Decker, Roland, Drums, Hoover, Oreck, Bushnell, and MUCH MORE!
When using an online auction directory service, don’t expect a full list of specific vehicles, descriptions, and prices for each auction because this information changes daily— although some services provide more detail than others. Some directory services have outdated information so be sure to ask for your money back if you don’t like the service or its product.
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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!
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:
CLOSING: MASSIVE 15,000+SF ANTIQUE CENTER - COMPLETE LIQUIDATION - 2,200+ LOTS - YOU SET PRICE! Owners retiring from Antique business, selling entire contents! Antique Furniture, Henkel Harris, Statton, Ethan Allen, Rugs, Collectibles, Clocks, Chandeliers, Statuary, Primitives, China, Crystal, Waterford, Glassware, Nearly New Restaurant Equipment (1 yr old), Pottery, Pair Victorian Oak Twin Beds, Inlaid Hepplewhite Game Table, Marble Top Dressers, Matching Early Wall Candelabras, Art, Vintage Toys, Limoges Framed Plaque, Antique Clocks, Grandmother Clock, Ornate Mirrors, Bronze Statuary, Stained Glass Lighting, Bohemian Cut To Clear Lamps, Marble & Brass Stands, Limoges, Fall Front Desks, Hummels, and MUCH MORE!

Hugh Liquidation Sale! We are currently working with public auctions and some private companies. We have new shipments of in stock, including but not limited to; High End Watches, Exotic Antiques, Home Decor, Gold, Vintage & Collectible Coins, Jewelry, Art, and much More! Don't miss your chance to own something truly amazing, for a fraction of the cost!
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!
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