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.

Cars at government and public auctions sell on visual inspection alone. So look at everything and look for telltale signs of repairs such as paint overspray, less than smooth sheet metal, puddles under the vehicle, scored brake discs, an uneven stance and a million other details. Use your nose, hands and legs, too. If a car smells musty or the carpeting is wet, run away.
Kubota Riding Lawn Mower, Zero Turn John Deere Mower, Chrome Corvette Wheels, Discovery Telescope, Anti Gravity Chairs, Furniture by Bassett; Schnadig; Flexsteel; Broyhill; Lexington; La-Z-Boy; Lane and more, Karastan Rugs, Framed Art, Lawn & Patio Furniture, Madame Alexander Dolls, American Girl Accessories, AMF Pool Table, Electronic Dart Board, Charbroil Gas Grill, Maytag, Stainless Fridge, Yamaha Keyboard, Electronics, Flat Screen TVs, Jewelry, Cookware, Lighting, Decorative, Holiday Décor, and MUCH MORE!
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.  

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Persons residing within the State of Ohio who have Power of Attorney to obtain property from the Property Room must present, IN PERSON, the original Power of Attorney, the property release letter, and valid ID (see Accepted Forms of Identification section) to the Property Room located at 724 E. Woodrow Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43207. It will take some time for the Power of Attorney to be processed (usually within two weeks) to allow the property to be available for release. Powers of Attorney are processed through a different city entity. Once the Power of Attorney has been processed, you will be notified by the Safety Director’s Office that the property is available for release. 

Don't get discouraged with your first auction. It takes a good sense of what a vehicle is worth, and the ability to think fast-plus some luck and common sense-to get a good deal. Watch the seasoned bidders at work to catch the gist of it. If you're a smart bidder, government auctions can be a good place to find an inexpensive second car or work truck. Just remember: any deal that seems to be too good to be true probably is!
You must be the owner of the listed property for it to be released to you.  If you are not the owner please see the below section on Power of Attorneys.  Contraband will not be released.  If the property is a firearm, the process will take a few days whereas a background check will be completed on the owner and/or the person picking up the firearm before the firearm will be released. Please contact the property room regarding firearms release. (Please see the "Firearm Background Check" section below.) Background checks are NOT conducted on the same day as pick up.
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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 ]
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
American Hurrah Antiques and Costello family Estate. Huge Estate and Antique store auction - over 1200 ITEMS just in PART-I! The Costello family was a familiar and well respected presence in both the Richmond and Petersburg Antique market(see attached link for family history) and this collection of vintage and antique finds is like no other you are likely to see! Antique and Vintage Furniture, Vintage Magazines, Photographs,Sheet Music,Postcards,Political Memorabila,Vintage and Antique Linens, Silver, Jewelry,Vintage Toys, Cast Iron,Americana Decor and so much more!
After 8 years serving their specialty prime rib to the town of Berthoud the Whistle Stop Tavern has closed its doors and the owner has decided to sell all assets at public online auction. This auction to include: Turbo Air sandwich cooler, Southbend 4-burner range with griddle and double oven, fryers, under counter refrigeration, 6-tap direct draw cooler, tables, chairs, booths, wood bar, bar stools, Colorado Rockies stadium flown flag, glassware, smallwares, shelving, stereo, security camera system, TVs and more.
Govnr's Park Tavern has been in integral part of the eclectic and ever growing neighborhood of capital hill since 1976. After 42 years the owners have decided to close the doors and are selling all the assets at public online auction. This auction to include: Groen jacketed steam kettle, Hobart mixer, Globe slicer, Perlick draft chilling system, cheese melter, ice machine, convection oven, 3-bay fryer, sandwich top prep tables, steamer, American Range 4-burner with griddle and double oven, bar back refrigeration, bar back ice bins, draught towers, speed racks, bottle chillers, stainless steel sinks, stainless steel shelves, stainless steel tables, glassware, smallwares, digital dining POS system, speakers, tables, chairs, booths, beer company memorabilia, air curtains, audio mixers, outdoor furniture, (24) TVs, and more!

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.
2004 Kubota M5700 Tractor with LA1002 4-in-1 Front Loader Bucket, and Other Attachments, 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 4x4 Diesel Truck with Snowplow, Hallmark 24’ Enclosed Dual Axle Trailer, Honda FourTrax 300 4x4 ATV with Plow, 1994 & 1998 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 Pickup Trucks, 25’ Pursuit 2560 Fishing Boat with Cabin and New 454 Motor, Shotguns & Rifles (Remington 1100, Mossberg 500A, Savage 245E, Browning 30.06), Fishing Equipment & Supplies and Shot Molds, Power & Hand Tools, Parts Bins, Nuts & Bolts, Boating & Marine Supplies, Nautical Décor, and MUCH MORE!
THE TOY CENTER CLOSING - Online Auction In Progress: Liquidating all remaining Merchandise Inventory & Collectibles, and all Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment! A Richmond Tradition since 1966, after 50 years in business the current owners are retiring! Name your price on everything remaining, including: Lionel Train Layout, Lionel Trains, Train Accessories, Antique German Railroad Oil Lantern, Antique Lionel Child's Stove, Goebels, Collectibles, Toys, Games, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals, Melissa & Doug Toys and Games, Dress Up Costumes, Barbies, Madame Alexander Dolls, Rugs, Cash Registers, Display Cabinets, Shelving, Fixtures & MORE! MUCH MORE!
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.
These days, I have become the car dealer instead of the auctioneer. This is still a tough business and every single month I lose money on something. But you know what? The willingness to "pay my tuition" and learn a few new things along the way has been far more valuable to my work than my MBA from Duke. Remember -- "If you live it, it is not a dream." 
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!
Tiffany Mantle Clock, Fine Jewelry incl. Hearts On Fire Diamonds, Coins & Currency - US & Foreign, Russian Art, incl. Lacquer Boxes & Brooches, Faberge style Enamel Eggs (small, medium, large, some very elaborate!), Russian Nesting Dolls, Icons, Tiffany, Silver, Sterling Repousse, Pewter, Porcelain & Pottery incl. American Frankoma Green, Japanese Imari, English Transferware, Germany/Bavarian, Belleek, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Toby Mugs, Masons, Majolica, Wedgwood, Spode, Staffordshire, Rosenthal, Collectors Plates, Parzinger signed Art Prints, Art Glass, Cut/Etched Crystal, vintage Sandwich & Pressed Glassware, Costume Jewelry, Quilts, Baseball Cards, & much more...
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.
Highlights Include: 33.19ctw Blue Sapphire 14KT White Gold Necklace, Designer Handbags, GIA Certified 10.86ct Alexandrite 18KT White Gold Ring, Salvador Dali The Grand Inquisitor Expels The Savior Limited Edition Art, 15.92ct Aquamarine 14KT Yellow Gold Ring, Valentino Garavani Grained Calfskin Small Rockstud Crossbody Coral, 5.73ctw Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet, Antiques, and More
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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