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.
We are a premier full-service private auction company liquidating property seized by police and federal agencies, property from abandoned safe deposit boxes, seized bank assets, bankruptcies, financial institutions, business inventory liquidations, and other consignors. Our firm conducts traditional live auctions throughout the year at various locations across the country, as well as auctions on the Internet. Please see our schedule of upcoming auctions for further details.
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.
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.
Webstore.com is an auction site that is supported by donations and advertisements, so costs are kept low, and there are no membership fees. Although not everything is sold at auction at this site, the site's online auctions are highly rated for rare and collectible merchandise and state-of-the-art electronics. Auction categories include cameras, art, music, sports memorabilia, real estate and more.
Brookside Gardens Spa & Salon has been the premier salon and full service spa in Berthoud Colorado. The salon is liquidating their salon equipment via online public auction to focus on the event center. Including: Sedona SF001 powered reclining pedicure stations, Kaemark EL64 hydraulic salon chairs, Saavy Salon Furnishings deluxe barber chairs, Kaemark Salon Furnishings single and double stylist stations, Kaemark barber stations with wash basins, Saavy Salon Furnishings massage tables with adjustable back, Earth Lite Sedona 32” tilt and trestle massage tables, facial steamers, equipment sterilizers, towel warmers, stone heaters, salon supply stations, spa lockers and much more.
State Fleet Management partners with Colorado Correctional Industries to handle the final payments and pick up of the vehicles sold. If you would like to keep up with upcoming on-site auctions, visit the State Fleet website at www.colorado.gov/dca/fleet or if you have other questions, call 303-866-5222. For vehicle recall information by vin click here.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hand Carved Canes from the 1800's, Bessie Pease Guttman, Knitting Machine, Ping Pong Table, KitchenAid, Washer/Dryer, Limoges, Wedgwood, Fenton Glass, WWII books, Knitting Yarn, Thorens Music Boxes, Jigsaw Puzzles, Vintage Adding Machine, Bose, Ping Pong Table, Pipes, Books, Antiques, 4 Poster Bed, Organ, Murano, Thorens Music Box, Knitting Machine, Yarn, Guns, and MUCH MORE!