Wurlitzer Jukebox, Large Collection of Cast Iron & Bronze Bookends, Antique and Vintage Books, Concrete Garden Statues, Antique Side Chairs, Bar Ware, Stoneware Crocks, Cast Iron, Outdoor Iron Chairs, Cast Iron Urns, White House Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Decorations, Brass Ware, Copper Ware, Dining Room Set, Dresden & Germany Porcelain, Vintage Wedding Gown, Cathedral Chair
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.
Pay and pickup. Generally, for transactions of $5000 or less, the full payment is due by the end of the day of sale, whereas for higher sale amounts a large-sum deposit might be required. Payment policies should have been outlined at the time of registration, but contact the auction company for more information. Most vehicles will be released on the day of sale, but in some cases a background check of the buyer will be required to be sure they are not the former owner buying the car back.

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. 
DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS OUTRAGEOUS AUCTION SALE!!!! NEW PERLICK DUAL TOWER BEER KEGERATOR, NEW PERLICK BAR BACK, NEW TRUE 2 DOOR COOLER, NEW TRUE ONE DOOR FREEZER, NEW ICE-O-MATIC ICE MACHINE, NEW GLAS TENDER BEER COOLER, PERLICK BEER COOLER, GLAS TENDER BAR BACK, NEW TRUE BEVERAGE MERCHANDISER, NEW TURBO AIR FREEZER MERCHANDISER, NEW FWE FOOD WARMING CABINET, SCOTSMAN ICE MACHINE, NEW ALTO SHAAM   [ View Full Listing ]

Middleby Marshall Pizza Oven, Southbend 10 Burner Range, Cold Tech Sandwich Prep Table, Delfield Lowboy, Vulcan Steamer, Dixie Vending Machine, Ugolini Dual Slush Machine, Jackson Dishwasher, True 2 Door Beverage Cooler, Vulcan Flat Grill, Imperial Deep Fat Fryer, Elite Deep Fat Fryer, Fine Ceramic Ware, Robot Coupe Immersion Blender, Generac Generator, Champion Generator, True One Door Cooler,   [ View Full Listing ]
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
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.
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
Police Property Room Auctions are held at the Columbus Police Property Room, located at 724 E. Woodrow Ave. Columbus, OH. 43207.  The auctions consist of a wide variety of items.  Public viewing of the items for auction is from 9:00am to 10:00am on the day of the auction. All auctions begin at 10:00am.  All items purchased must be removed from the facility immediately following the auction.  Cash is the only form of payment accepted for items that are purchased.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd, beginning at 11:37 am.  Bidding closes on the first item at 11:37 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: There is no inspection for   [ View Full Listing ]
Bids can be made online for Internet auctions, or in person for live auctions. Accepted forms of payment typically are major credit cards and checks, and payment is due at the time of the close of the auction. Details may vary among auction houses and the state the auction is held in. As with all auctions, the vehicle is sold to the highest bidder.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd, beginning at 11:07 am.  Bidding closes on the first item at 11:07 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: There is no inspection for   [ View Full Listing ]
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.
SalvageSale is a popular online auction site for the sale of equipment, transportation, materials and consumer goods. Sellers have to register for an account and then list their item in an auction. With more than 150,000 registered buyers and having processed over three million bids, SalvageSale is an effective platform for selling transportation and equipment goods.
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.
FINAL LIQUIDATION ONLINE AUCTION: Name your price on the entire remaining *BRAND NEW INVENTORY* of Menswear & Womenswear, including; Suits, Sportcoats, Pants, Dress & Sport Shirts, Overcoats & Outerwear, Leather Jackets, Sweaters, Shoes, Ties and Accessories, and more. Name-brand designers, in dress to casual styles, include: Hart Schaffner & Marx, Austin Reed, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hardwick, Palm Beach, Harris Tweed, Barbour, Madison Creek Leather, Missani Leather, Remy Leather, Ballin, Berle, Ascot Brown, Bills Khakis, Damon, Enro, Forsyth of Canada, Cutter Buck, Southern Tide, Bobby Jones, Lacoste, Oliver Ridley, Zian Neckwear, Shoes by Sperry Topsider, Johnston Murphy, Cole Haan, Bass, Shirts & Jeans & Embroidered College wear for Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU, U of R, East Carolina, and more, Ladies wear by Brighton For Ladies, Tribal Sportswear for Ladies! Also liquidating all Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment! and MUCH MORE!
Several different federal agencies hold government auctions. The General Services Administration is the granddaddy of them all, because it sells on behalf of other departments. When a federal agency no longer needs something — say, a pickup truck — it reports the truck to GSA, which first offers it to other federal agencies and then to state and local governments or nonprofits. If nobody claims the truck, then the GSA auctions it off to the public, and you get your chance at it. 

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. 
Craftsman LT1000 Riding Mower, Toby Mugs (large & small), Antique Furniture & Trunks, Vintage German Wall Clocks, Wedgwood (Blue & Green), Bossons & Other Ceramics, Framed Artworks, Sterling Silver, Oriental Rugs, Crocks, Hummel Figurines, Appliances, Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Vintage Hats & Wooden Purses, Pennsylvania House Cherry Dining Room Suite, Books, Frames, Fine Linens, Kitchenware, China, Crystal & Glassware, Collector Plates, Decoratives & Collectibles, Smoker Grill, Bikes, Fishing Gear, Patio Furniture, and MUCH MORE!
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, March 19th, beginning at 11:07 am Bidding closes on the first item at 11:07 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: Thursday, March 14th, 10 am - 2   [ View Full Listing ]
AUTOGRAPHED & SPORTS COLLECTIBLES: Including Nascar, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Incl Framed Art, Autographed Balls, Cards, Jerseys, Posters, Postcards, Schedules, Caps, Buttons, Helmets, Die Cast Cars, Coke, Pepsi, Wheaties, Sports Illustrated, Autographs by Bruce Jenner Olympic Trading Card, Tiger Woods; Roger Federer; Bjorn Borg, Ralph Sampson, Maria Sharapova, & 100's more!

Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle.
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