LIVE AUCTION! VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES, CARS! OVER 20 CLASSIC VEHICLES SELL REGARDLESS OF PRICE! HARLEY DAVIDSON, BSA, MOTO GUZZI, CUSHMAN, CUSTOM CHOPPERS, FORD THUNDERBIRD, CHEVY CORVETTE, CROSLEY, CHEVY TRUCK, FORD BRONCO ONLINE BIDDING IS NOW OPEN! OR BID LIVE IN-PERSON AT OUR PHOENIX WAREHOUSE! SATURDAY MARCH 23RD AUCTION PREVIEW 9:00 AM AUCTION START 10:00 AM ONLINE   [ View Full Listing ]
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!
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.
Antique Furniture, Three sets of China, Vintage Sewing Machine, Mid Century Furniture, Prints and Paintings, Ceramics, Glass and Porcelain, Silver and Silverplate, Jewelry, Antique Books, Professional Art Supplies, Professional Crafting Supplies and Books, Tools, Cut Crystal and Pressed Glass, Electronics, Kitchenware, Camera Equipment, Office Equipment, Rugs, and MUCH MORE!
As the action at public auctions has grown hotter, the cars have grown shadier. "I've personally seen cars with over 300,000 miles on their clocks rolled back to 120,000 and sold as 'Miles Exempt' meaning no guarantee of mileage," he says. "Most of the cars at a public auction are the worst trade-ins or very rough repos." And as in a government auction, you can't drive a public auction vehicle before you bid on it.
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This BEAUTIFUL, Custom Built Powhatan Home sits on over 10 acres of peaceful wooded property. This 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home is 4,233 Sq. Ft. and boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first level and 10 foot ceilings. The large glass doors and windows throughout this home offer plenty of natural light in each room. The Living room is complete with built in cabinets and a cozy fireplace. Off the Living room, you will find the screened in porch and a paved patio with built-in gas grill, overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard that's perfect for entertaining. The property also includes an incredible, detached, 2-story workshop, that is heated and cooled, with a Workshop & Storage on the 1st floor with full bath and a hobby room or rec room on the 2nd floor. Your Fenced, Raised Garden Bed awaits you for fresh fruits and vegetables all year! Additional Upgrades Include - Conditioned Crawl Space, 2 Deep Wells with Whole House Water Filtration System & Automatic Patio Awning. Irrigation system installed to allow for a pool. Located 20 minutes from Rt.60 & Westchester Commons & 2 minutes from Skippers Creek Vineyard! Floor Plans in Pictures. Priced to sell!
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!

To bid, you'll mostly need to go to an auction house on the day and bid in person. However, some auction houses now offer live internet or telephone bidding. You'll have to register to bid with the auction house, whether you're bidding in person or not. You should be able to find out when the next police auction will be held by visiting the auction house's website.


Former Aspire Fitness location assets are being sold on behalf of the secured creditor . Assets will be sold in public online auction. Auction Including: Treadmills, Ellipticals, Stair Steppers, Recumbent Bikes, Rowing Machines, Cable Machines, Plate Loaded Machines, Free Weights, Calisthenic Machines, Bench Press Benches, Dumbbell Racks, Tanning Beds, Office Supplies, Kids Toys and much more.
Highlights Include: 2.29ct Center Diamond 14KT White Gold Unity Ring, Patek Philippe 18K Watch, GIA Certified 7.67ct Alexandrite 18K White Gold Ring, 2010 Masters of Golf Signature Collage Shadow Box Golf Memorabilia, Hermes Logos Cloisonne Clip-On Earrings, 5.15ctw Diamond 14KT White Gold Tennis Bracelet, Little Girl With Umbrella Bronze Art, 13.0mm Tahitian Pearl and 0.53ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Pendant/Necklace
Highlights Include: 2.29ct Center Diamond 14KT White Gold Unity Ring, Patek Philippe 18K Watch, GIA Certified 7.67ct Alexandrite 18K White Gold Ring, 2010 Masters of Golf Signature Collage Shadow Box Golf Memorabilia, Hermes Logos Cloisonne Clip-On Earrings, 5.15ctw Diamond 14KT White Gold Tennis Bracelet, Little Girl With Umbrella Bronze Art, 13.0mm Tahitian Pearl and 0.53ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Pendant/Necklace
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

This BEAUTIFUL, Custom Built Powhatan Home sits on over 10 acres of peaceful wooded property. This 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home is 4,233 Sq. Ft. and boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first level and 10 foot ceilings. The large glass doors and windows throughout this home offer plenty of natural light in each room. The Living room is complete with built in cabinets and a cozy fireplace. Off the Living room, you will find the screened in porch and a paved patio with built-in gas grill, overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard that's perfect for entertaining. The property also includes an incredible, detached, 2-story workshop, that is heated and cooled, with a Workshop & Storage on the 1st floor with full bath and a hobby room or rec room on the 2nd floor. Your Fenced, Raised Garden Bed awaits you for fresh fruits and vegetables all year! Additional Upgrades Include - Conditioned Crawl Space, 2 Deep Wells with Whole House Water Filtration System & Automatic Patio Awning. Irrigation system installed to allow for a pool. Located 20 minutes from Rt.60 & Westchester Commons & 2 minutes from Skippers Creek Vineyard! Floor Plans in Pictures. Priced to sell!
PICKUP: Thur, 01/27/11 **10am-5pm** (No Exceptions! Do not bid if you cannot pick up your items in accordance with this schedule. Shippers also required to comply with this schedule. No refunds/credits for non-pickup, AND removal / storage charges may also apply!) Please contact us at 804-358-0500 for a list of shippers who can pick up and ship your items.
FURNITURE * GLASS, CHINA & POTTERY * STERLING * JEWELRY * TOYS * HUMMELS * CLOCKS * COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES *  ETC. (Viewing 8 - 9:30AM Day of Auction). This Auction is comprised of the Antiques & Collectibles consigned from 20 Estates, Trusts, Homes & other lots.  Partial list inc:  FURNITURE:  Pine hutch, pine chest on chest, stretcher base tap table, pine   [ View Full Listing ]
PICKUP: WED, 10/05/11 **10AM-5PM** (No Exceptions! Do not bid if you cannot pick up your items in accordance with this schedule. Shippers also required to comply with this schedule. No refunds/credits for non-pickup, AND removal / storage charges may also apply!) Please contact us at 804-358-0500 for a list of shippers who can pick up and ship your items.
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...
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
When i opened the package, it was more than obvious than this was all bs and that stones werent real.. It just took a macro lens on top of my phones camera to see that theres not even fake rocks everywhere its supposed, instead, in some places you can find some molded metal instead of diamonds . the few fakes diamonds that are on the bracelet are not even quality fakes, and the AAA emeralds are the insult topping all the rest. But before I wrote this message, i wanted to be fair and go ask a professionnal if maybe i was wrong, but i got the answer to my question extremely fast as this item is BS all the way...... You guys waste peoples time, money and give them false expectations, and u make them feel happy until we receive the crap... Its extremely insulting and frustrating... I would like to claim a total refund and you say on top of it that you dont even pay for the shipping fees....showing that you certainly have to deal with a major percentage of your sales that are returning for the same reasons i explained here.... I can send you the macro pictures i took as a proof of the total scam it is and im very tempted to make you a beautiful video promotion review on my each of my most reaching social platforms, cause i think people needs to know how a honnest compagny you guys are.
 	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.

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. 
We will be auctioning LIVE @ 10:30 AM approx. 80 vehicles for the City of Norfolk Police, Towing & Recovery. City of Norfolk Auction Rules for Prospective BuyersPre-registration begins at 9:30AM, gates open at 10:00AM, and bidding starts at 10:30AM. There is a $100.00 (CASH) deposit registration that is fully refundable at the end of the auction (with bidder   [ View Full Listing ]
As the action at public auctions has grown hotter, the cars have grown shadier. "I've personally seen cars with over 300,000 miles on their clocks rolled back to 120,000 and sold as 'Miles Exempt' meaning no guarantee of mileage," he says. "Most of the cars at a public auction are the worst trade-ins or very rough repos." And as in a government auction, you can't drive a public auction vehicle before you bid on it.
Check out this 2001 BMW X5 4.4I now up on the auctionblock. This SUV has a 4.4L engine, AWD, 8 cylinders, automatic transmission, power brakes, A/C, 78,671 miles, and much more. VIN: WBAFB33571LH13233. Forget going to your local used car dealership, the government has selection and prices you want. As of right now, the current bid for this vehicle is at $10,030 with 3 days remaining. Click here to register!
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

Several years later, liquidators and wholesale merchants reached out to us interested in utilizing our online auction services and platform as a way to liquidate their goods. As one of our goals is to provide great deals to our shoppers we started allowing a few, hand-selected and Trusted ShopKeepers to sell on our site. Now we have even more quality goods from store close-outs or overstock products up for auction.
Tired of the large crowds and hassle of live auctions? We have the solution for you. Thanks to our easy navigation and bidding process, StorageAuctions.com lets you bid from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. Research items, zoom in on photos and track your bid all while running errands or spending time with family. For however far you can travel to pick up your winnings, local storage locker auctions are available.
Original Art By Irving Aronowitz, Click here for Irving Aronowitz Artist Statement, A. Pinto, and More. Owen Suter's Furniture, Mackenzie Childs Ottomans & Footstools, Clocks including Grandfather Clocks, Antiques, Jewelry, Fiesta Ware, Decorative Mirrors, Kilim Pillows, Handwoven Rugs, Stamps, Garden Decor, Husky Tool Chest, Contemporary DVD's, Metal Shelving, and MUCH MORE!
B’s Auto Inc. has been loyally serving their customers for over 31 years. After losing their lease they are closing their doors and offering their assets at online public auction. Including: Hunter WA330 Hawkeye Alignment Machine, Forward 4-Post 12,000Lb Lift, Forward 9,000Lb Lift, (2) Forward 7,000Lb Lifts, Rotary 7,000Lb Lift, SnapOn MT3750 Digital AVR Starting & Charging System Tester, Tire Balancer, Tire Changer, A/C Machines, Brake Lathe, Air Compressor, Used Oil Tank, Parts Washers, Oil Dispensing System, Pickup Truck, Automotive Equipment, Inventory, Shop Equipment, Office Equipment and More!

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! 
Furniture, Thomas Alexander Leather Club Chair & Ottoman, Statton Chest, Hickory Chair Sofa, Longaberger Basket, Vermont Castings Smoker, Meadowcraft Patio Furniture, Vintage & Deco Furniture, Beer Tap Handles, Sculptured & Oriental Rugs, Original Art & Vintage Prints, Hartmann Leather Suitcase, 2 Drawer Shaving Mirror, Hand Painted Tall Case Clock, Vintage French Woven Market Basket, Italian Ceramics, Books, 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.
Bid NOW http://baileyshonor.com/auctions/2019/OL190321/details.htm Over 70 pieces of Roseville Pottery, 25 lots of vintage colored plastic table top radios and transistors, Over 35 lots of antique and vintage clocks (mantle and alarm), nice painted primitive cupboards and cabinets including corner cabinets and pie safe, Shaker and Deacon benches, Hoosier style kitchen cupboards, 60" HD 3D   [ View Full Listing ]

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.
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.

After nearly 50 years, the Bull & Bear Club is closing and making a complete liquidation of all assets! Sale includes: 3 C. (Constantin) Kluge Oil Paintings, I. (Isidore Jules) Bonheur Bull & Bear Bronze Statuary, Portraits & Other Artworks, Collectibles, Bull & Bear Memorabilia, Monogrammed Dinnerware & Glassware, Dining Tables, Chairs, Lighting, Mirrors, Ceramics, Statuary, High-end Furniture, Decoratives, Brunswick Pool Table, TV's, Office Furniture & Equipment, Full Kitchen & Restaurant Equipment incl: Hobart Mixer, Tilt-Skillet, Fryers, Grills, Coolers, Prep Tables, Pots & Pans, Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware, Serving & Catering Equipment, Shelving and much more! To discuss national marketing of your Treasures, call 804-358-0500
Complete Auction Catalog is Posted. (Accessed Via Button to the Right.) Auction will include Motor Graders, Wheel Loaders, Hyd. Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders, Tractor/Loaders, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Street Sweepers, Truck Tractors, Bucket Trucks, Flatbed Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Utility Trucks, Trailers, Storage Containers, Attachments, & Much More! Bidding will be live in person and simulcast live online.

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.

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
This BEAUTIFUL, Custom Built Powhatan Home sits on over 10 acres of peaceful wooded property. This 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home is 4,233 Sq. Ft. and boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first level and 10 foot ceilings. The large glass doors and windows throughout this home offer plenty of natural light in each room. The Living room is complete with built in cabinets and a cozy fireplace. Off the Living room, you will find the screened in porch and a paved patio with built-in gas grill, overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard that's perfect for entertaining. The property also includes an incredible, detached, 2-story workshop, that is heated and cooled, with a Workshop & Storage on the 1st floor with full bath and a hobby room or rec room on the 2nd floor. Your Fenced, Raised Garden Bed awaits you for fresh fruits and vegetables all year! Additional Upgrades Include - Conditioned Crawl Space, 2 Deep Wells with Whole House Water Filtration System & Automatic Patio Awning. Irrigation system installed to allow for a pool. Located 20 minutes from Rt.60 & Westchester Commons & 2 minutes from Skippers Creek Vineyard! Floor Plans in Pictures. Priced to sell!
Features Include: Brick 2-Story Cape, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,545sf +Bsmt, 6,461sf Lot (per Tax Record), Living Room with Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Walkout Basement with Garage, Ready-to-Renovate, Extensive Remodeling Needed, Great Investor Property, Parcel ID#: 0700640558, Legal Description: FAIRWAY HILLS, 2% Broker Co-Op (See Broker Forms or call 804-358-0500)
Boulder, Colo., police started using PropertyRoom.com in 2007, mainly to unload property that couldn't be traced back to the owners. Before items are put up for auction, they are posted on the police department’s Web site for four weeks. Previously, the department had been stuck holding onto items for up to three years, said spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.
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.
 	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.

All purchases must be removed at buyer’s expense and responsibility on January 24th & 25th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the auction location in Longmont. If items are not removed by 3:00pm on Friday, January 25th, a $25 fee will be charged. All items not picked up by the removal deadline are considered abandoned and bidders may not have access to said items or be permitted to participate in future auctions. We schedule our crews based on these dates so if you're unable to pick up within these time frames please do not bid.

"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.
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...

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...
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!
Some sellers agree to use an escrow service. For a fee, generally 5 percent of the cost of the item paid by the buyer, an escrow service accepts payment from the buyer via check, money order or credit card. The service releases the money to the seller only after the buyer receives and approves the merchandise. It helps protect buyers from ending up empty-handed after paying their money. Using an escrow service can delay the deal. As with any business transaction, investigate the escrow service's reputation before signing on to the service.
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