If there’s a “catch” to government car auctions, it’s that there’s competition in the bidding. If the car you want is popular and in great condition, you can expect other people, including used-car dealers, to be just as interested in it as you are. Competition and heavy bidding will drive auction prices up — sometimes beyond the real value of the vehicle. Don’t get caught up in the frenzy and overpay. Set a spending limit on each car you’re interested in.
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.
If there’s a “catch” to government car auctions, it’s that there’s competition in the bidding. If the car you want is popular and in great condition, you can expect other people, including used-car dealers, to be just as interested in it as you are. Competition and heavy bidding will drive auction prices up — sometimes beyond the real value of the vehicle. Don’t get caught up in the frenzy and overpay. Set a spending limit on each car you’re interested in.
After 4 Years as a Tilted Kilt franchise the owner has sold the property, closed the location and selling all assets in a public online auction. This auction to include: Chill-Rite Draught System, 60" and 52" Plasma TVs, Projectors, Projection Screens, Audio and Video Equipment, Bottle Coolers, Bar Equipment, Mixer, Cooking Equipment, Double Deck Convection Oven, Point of Sale Touch Screens, Signage, Tables, Chairs and much more.
CoPart was founded as far back as 1982. The vehicle auction site has more than 75,000 vehicles on sale each day. CoPart offers a fast, safe and easy way to sell a used, unwanted or damaged vehicle. Available for sellers and buyers in the US, sellers simply have to fill out a form or ring the phone number, CoPart will then give an instant offer, the car then goes into the auction, with payment and pickup happening in often as little as 48 hours.
2001 Diesel Turbo Isuzu Box Truck, Asst Punch Presses: Clearing 45 ton OBI, Niagara 35 ton, Walsch #55 ton, Johnson 60 ton, Minster #6 OBI 60 ton, Bliss 20 ton, American Compressor 7.5HP,Ulite Poly Stacking Machine, Bandsaw Welder, Surface Grinders: Harig Super 612 & Boyar Schultz, Ingersoll T-30 Air Compressors, Big Joe Electric Power Loaders, Fumex & Smog Hog HV Air Cleaners, Acme & Chicago & Milford Rivet Machines, Filter Pumper #FSP40-2-304SS, Freemont Phosphatizing Syst, Forklifts: Alice Chalmers #3-5000lb, Clark Standup 1600lb, Powder-Coating Curing Oven Master Light Mod7815, Wheelabrator Steel Shot Blaster, Nordson Select Coat Sys, Pro Mig 135 Welder, Asst Power Tools, Table & Radial & Band Saws, Drill Presses, Hand Tools, Calipers, Webster & Coleman Hardness Testers, Air Tools, Drills, Grinders, Sanders, Astd Power Coating Tools & Equip & Supplies, Numerous Tool sets, Astd Tool Chests & Boxes, Material Handling & Warehouse Equip, Crown 4000lb Rousselle 10 ton and other Pallet Jacks, Steel Shelving Racking & Trees, Rolling Carts, Plastic Gaylords, Astd Worktables & Benches & Cabinets, Office furniture & fixtures & equip, Asst Metal Fencing & Tubing, Ladders, Asst Aluminum Coils (8, 8.5, 9.25, 10 inch) & Feeders, Cardboard Box Skids, Portis Industrial Sewing Machines, Toledo Floor Scale, EZ Go Golf Cart & Much 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.
I, too, unfortunately did not research before starting business with these frauds. All their products appear fake and I doubt it's a real auction at all - I saw what appeared to be glitches in software. I had to have my credit card cancelled and have multiple transactions in dispute with my bank; I am going to try to dispute the shipping charges as well, as that's how I think they keep making money. Google playstore is working on removing their mobile app, as they also found some anomalies in addition to my report (which doesn't work well anyway - another red flag). Have reported them to the FTC. Will be reporting to other federal agencies, UPS, the Postmaster General, and the State of California, as that is where there merchandise is sent from, and to anybody else who will listen.
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.
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:

U.S. Marshal's Service Auctions : And finally, the U.S. Marshal's service auctions off some true bling as part of its mission to "combat major criminal activity by disrupting and dismantling illegal enterprises" and "depriving criminals of the proceeds of illegal activity." Once again, there is real estate, but also businesses, cash cars, collectibles — and more.
Age and nationality requirements. A bidding individual must be at least 18 years old to participate in government car sales. Unlike private auctions, which sometimes require a license to bid, a government car auction is generally open to the public. No special license is needed. However, in order to transact business with the federal government, a social security number or tax identification number is needed. If purchasing the vehicle for a company, then a Power of Attorney certificate is required
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!
La Sandia Park Meadows is a Mexican eatery and tequileria by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. This public online auction will include: Altosham combi therm Oven, griddle, stock pot range, salamander, cheese melter, fryers, Legion jacketed kettle, refrigeration/bar back refrigeration, sandwich top refrigerated prep tables, blast chiller, ice machines, bar back sinks, dish sinks, Calcana hanging infrared heaters, free standing patio heaters, outdoor wicker and metal patio furniture, wood tables and chairs, console tables, stainless steel prep tables, racking and shelving, lockers, carts and more.
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.   

American Hurrah Antiques store auction - over 1200 MORE items in Part-II! The Costello family business was familiar and well respected in the Richmond & Petersburg Antique market (see attached link for history). This group of collectibles & antiques is like no other! Including: Antique & Vintage Furniture, Vintage Magazines, Photographs, Sheet Music, Postcards, Political Memorabila, Vintage & Antique Linens, Silver, Jewelry, Vintage Toys, Cast Iron, Americana Decor & so much more!
Payment InstructionsAll major credit cards and e-checks are accepted through PayPal only. personal checks, money orders or cashiers checks accepted. California Residents are required to pay 9.00% sales tax.Shipping Ships within 48 Hours of payment confirmation (excluding Weekends & Holidays).We ship Worldwide.We only ship via /USPS /Fedex Home Delivery Service (Insurance Included) . Sorry, no overnight or express shipments. We are not responsible for any items that are lost, damaged or stolen in transit. Your shipping address cannot be changed after you check-out and pay.100% Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction is our top priority! You may return your item for ANY reason within 7 days of receipt, no explanation necessary. We do not guarantee estimated retail or replacement values as they are extremely subjective and impossible to guarantee. Guarantee & Return Policy Details We are dedicated to conduct business at only the highest standards of excellence. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please send the item back within 7 days after receipt. No Hassles, No Questions, No Explanation Necessary. Simply follow the return instructions below. Our 7 days return policy is only for customers that pay for items on time which is 10 days after auction is closed without an open dispute.Your refund will be for the full purchase price except the premium byer fee, Items must be returned as received. Refunds are generally made within 10 BUSINESS DAYS (excluding weekends & holidays). We reserve the right to refuse refunds for those who abuse our feedback policy (see below) and/or fail to follow our terms & conditions. Return InstructionsItem needs to be returned to us in 7 days after receipt to the address on your packing slip/receipt via an insured & track-able method such as, USPS, UPS or FedEx. Properly pack the item,Merchandise must be returned in its original new unused condition.The premium for the buyer is non refundable.
The government and local law enforcement agencies will seize all forms of real estate. Houses, undeveloped land, businesses, commercial property can all find its way to government seizure auctions. And much like other property it can be had for well below market value. When real estate or house is seized everything inside the building and everything it contains has to be dealt with as well. This can be another great way to furnish your home for a lot less than the retail price. Plasma TVs, Xbox's, Wii, Playstations, stereo equipment, couches, dining room sets, and just about any other household item you can think can be purchased at big discounts like art work, antiques, jewelry, and designer clothing. There is no shortage of stuff to bid on at an auction. People who run afoul of the government soon find all their stuff being auctioned off at the seized auctions events, including the clothes off their backs. It is the government's way of recouping money that otherwise would fall on the taxpaying public.
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.
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…
Internet auctions are like giant online flea markets. Sellers may offer one item at a time or multiple lots of the same item. In theory, online auctions run much like local auctions, but behind the scenes, there is ongoing data collection. Just like local auctions, there are sellers and bidders and winners and losers. Winners are expected to pay for what they bid on at the conclusion of the auction. But that is where the similarities between online and local auctions end.
With most online auction sites, consider the various fees the site charges, such as listing fees, final value fee, auction fees, membership fees and more. This is how auction sites make money. However, Webstore has no fees. It is a completely open marketplace. If your old baseball card sells for $100, you get $100 in your bank. It's like selling the card in your driveway to a neighbor. Webstore isdriven by advertisements and donations from members. Of course, this means the site is dominated by ads, and this can turn off potential buyers. Still, with 300,000 registered users, it's the third largest auction site we reviewed. A significant downside to consider, especially if you plan selling full-time, is the lack of a resolution center. If there is a dispute between buyer and seller, such as a lack of payment or dissatisfied buyer, the resolution is mediated between the two private parties. For part-time sellers, this is not a significant issue, as disputes are not common. But if you're selling a lot of items, a dispute is likely to happen. That said, Webstore has tools to helping buyers and sellers develop confidence in transactions.
Lots at police auctions range from brand new or graded from A down in used condition, or goods may be slightly marked. A good example would be high quality white goods. All items listed in any police auction are available for viewing and inspection prior to the sale. Faulty or damaged goods should be clearly marked, and faults are outlined by the auctioneer during the auction.
PICKUP: Fri - 11/16/18 - Sun 11/25/18, Anytime during regular Hopkins store hours (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm) (NO EXCEPTIONS, Shippers must also comply with this schedule) Remote Purchasers desiring shipment should contact Hopkins ON OR AFTER FRIDAY 11/16/18 to arrange payment of transfer & shipment fee and designating receiving FFL dealer local to you. Any firearms not removed by Monday 11/26/18 from Hopkins will be subject to $2/day storage fee. (NOTE: Hopkins is closed Thanksgiving Day, Thu 11/22/18)
Holiday Items, Cherished Teddies Collection, Trunk and Bed Set by Lane, Pyrex, Corelle, Fine China with Various Brand Names, Vintage Toys including Tyco Racetrack, Teddy Ruxpin, Furby, and More. Turkey Cooker, Water Cooler, Small Refrigerator, and other Small Appliances, Saw Table, Paint Sprayer, and other Hand Tools, Fishing Tackle, and MUCH MORE!
Patio Furniture, Ruby Glass Cut To Clear Lamps, Mid Century Table Lamp, Oil Lamps, Stained Glass Lights, Mahogany Sofa With Brass Inlay, Oak Sideboard, Rumble Seat Trunk, Humidor Cabinet, Antique Storage Trunk With 1936 "The Afro-American" Newspaper, Leaded Glass, Painted 4 Door Pantry, Metal Storage Cabinet With Safe, Dietz Lanterns, Vintage Tins & Cans, Grouse-Hinds Dock & Spot Lights, Vintage Desk Fans, Antique Account Register, Eastlake Table, Dille & Mcguire Vintage Mower, Antique Military Bed, Concrete Bird Baths, Planters, Vintage Cultivators & Tools, Wood Stove, Cast Hand Pumps, and MUCH MORE! During this relocation sale, Paul's Place is offering a 10% discount on any lighting restoration! Call 804-228-9999.

Cars at public auctions are often those that wouldn't sell at wholesale dealer auctions. Yes, some are flood vehicles, and Hurricane Irene should still be fresh in your mind. Some are cars quickly reconditioned in dealership shops to fill in slow periods when there's otherwise little work to be done. And many are just flat out junk. "A car that goes across the block at a public auction that isn't spewing smoke is often packed with thick racing oil to ensure it doesn't," Lang continues. "Everything at a public auction looks shiny, but shiny doesn't mean much about the quality of the car."


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...

Tama Drum Set, Leather Sofa, Modern Desk, Hamilton Grandfather Clock, Patio Furniture, Shaw Rug, Williams & Sherrill Pillows, Ice Cream Maker, Pineapple Queen Bed, Eddie Bauer Tent, Brookstone Towel Warmer, Art, Garnet Hill Quilt, Lexington Furniture, Restoration Hardware, Sporting Goods, Chelsea House Lamp, La-Z-Boy Side Table, Ballard Designs Frames, Pottery Barn Chairs, Microwaves, Ice Maker, Craftsman Blower/Vac/Shredder, Refrigerators, Hand Knotted Oriental Rugs, Gladys Boalt Ornaments, Duncan Phyfe Drum Table, Craftsman Tools, John Barber Print, and MUCH MORE!


Antique Pump Organ, Nice Vintage Collectibles, Vintage Stereo Equipment, Furniture, Refinished Mahogany Table, Tube Amp, Old View Master Collection, Dynaco Speakers, Computers, Turntables, Vintage Snakeskin Bag, Vintage Metal Cooler, P Buckley Moss, Military Trunk, Bose Stereo, Kirby Vacuums, Tools, Heaters, Shelving, Gold and Sterling Jewelry, Salt Lamps, Carpet Cleaners, and MUCH MORE!
The bidding for each auction closes at the scheduled time. In the case of sales of multiple lots, the participants with the highest bids at the close of the auction are obligated to buy the items. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the auction closes without a winner. At the close of a successful auction, the buyer and seller communicate, usually by email, to arrange for payment and delivery of the goods.
I, too, unfortunately did not research before starting business with these frauds. All their products appear fake and I doubt it's a real auction at all - I saw what appeared to be glitches in software. I had to have my credit card cancelled and have multiple transactions in dispute with my bank; I am going to try to dispute the shipping charges as well, as that's how I think they keep making money. Google playstore is working on removing their mobile app, as they also found some anomalies in addition to my report (which doesn't work well anyway - another red flag). Have reported them to the FTC. Will be reporting to other federal agencies, UPS, the Postmaster General, and the State of California, as that is where there merchandise is sent from, and to anybody else who will listen. 

This is about auctions where the cars are the most ordinary of ordinary vehicles: Ford Crown Victorias coming off six years of patrol duty with the county sheriff's department. Toyota Tercels with so much mileage that their odometers have worn off the printed numerals. Plain sedans, base model pickups and early '90s Pontiac Firebirds confiscated in drug stings. Cars you can get cheap—maybe.

Furniture by Henkel Harris, Thomasville, Kincaid, American Drew and more, Steuben "Air Twist" Crystal Stemware by George Thompson, Sterling, Gold Jewelry, Lladro, Royal Doulton, Lenox, Wedgwood, Fenton, Waterford Crystal, Books, Art, Samick Guitar, Lighting, Household Items, Appliances, Holiday Decor, Rugs, Lawn & Garden, Weber Grill, Electronics, 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.
Auction Maxx is a well-established auction site, which was founded in Canada in 2012. With over 10,000 registered users, sellers on Auction Maxx can reach a high volume of buyers. One of the key features of Auction Maxx which benefits sellers, is that the site is committed to constantly promoting the items for sale through a number of advertising channels, meaning items gain maximum exposure.
People were on their cellphones taking bids from afar, others were desperately eyeing the cars to see if the panels and bumper covers were in decent enough shape to make some cash at the current bidding price. Though there were only a handful of folks at this little auction, the dynamic—the subtle things people did to make sure they made a sound buying decision—was enthralling.
Apple, Ipod, Tablets, Laptops, Canon, Toshiba, Pioneer, Roomba, Siemens, Reel To Reel, Halloween, Dyson, Hoover, Vacuum, Shampooer, Sewing Machine, Singer, Viking, Playstation, Oreck, Heaters, Foodsaver, Yamaha Keyboard, Minnie Mouse, Trains, Furniture, Legos, Cricut Electric Cutter, Bose, Black & Decker, Keurig, GE Dryer, Toys, Tools, Cameras, Appliances, Pampered Chef, and MUCH MORE!
This is about auctions where the cars are the most ordinary of ordinary vehicles: Ford Crown Victorias coming off six years of patrol duty with the county sheriff's department. Toyota Tercels with so much mileage that their odometers have worn off the printed numerals. Plain sedans, base model pickups and early '90s Pontiac Firebirds confiscated in drug stings. Cars you can get cheap—maybe.
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  
Local police auctions. If you are interested in local police impound car auctions the best way to find information is to call your local police department. They can provide with the dates and details. Under no circumstances should you call 911 for this information. Look in the local blue pages for the non-emergency number. They are also required to run ads in the local newspaper about 90 days prior to the auction. These are often low key ads in the classified section, so finding them may require some searching. Some police departments put auction information online, so you can also search the Internet
The following link will take you to the sale list for the next abandoned & confiscated vehicle auction. Be advised that some of these vehicles will not be present on the day of sale, as owners/lien holders will have reclaimed the vehicles. You must be present at the sale preview to know what remaining vehicles will be offered and to view vehicle conditions.

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!
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
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 ]
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.
You could tell that most people knew each other. It felt like these few dozen bidders were part of an exclusive network of junkyard owners and flip-artists who have been bidding on cars against each other for years. Every now and then, when one guy outbid another, you’d see the losing bidder lean over to a friend and talk shit on the winner. “He just buys cars for the sake of buying them. He probably makes no money,” I heard one guy whisper. Police auctions are full of mysteries and secrets.
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!
Across the state, people are looking for new ways to make money and have fun doing it. Now, buying and selling storage lockers has never been more convenient with our online auctions. In addition to a seamless platform, storage treasures at auctions add to the thrill of the bid. Whether you're a seasoned buyer thinking outside the box or an owner trying to free up space, StorageAuctions.com lets you do it all.
Auction by Order of the City of Lakewood Finance for non-payment of taxes. The public online auction will included: Blodgett Double deck Pizza Oven, Griddle, Fryer, Hot Plate, Walk-In Refrigerator, Prep Units, Reach-In Freezer, Ice Maker, Hobart 60qt Mixer, Hobart Slicer, Stainless Steel Sinks, Stainless Steel Tables, Tables & Chairs, Smallwares and More!
"As our police business has grown, we've been approached by other liquidators," Bellomo said. "This downturn has put 3,000 brick-and-mortar retail stores out of business. There is distressed merchandise all over the United States. Brand-new jewelry and watches, authentic sports memorabilia, fine art. Liquidators are coming to us and saying, 'Can you work with us the way you work with police agencies. Can you turn this excess inventory into cash?'
"So what do you really want to do?" Winkler asked. I told him I wanted to be an auctioneer. Then he gave me the preamble to a speech that he also gave to tons of other people in my shoes: "If you will it, it is not a dream." That's what got me to pick up the phone and begin haunting several nearby auto auctions for months on end. And it truly sucked at first. But thanks to the Fonz, I was already living my dream.
The bidding for each auction closes at the scheduled time. In the case of sales of multiple lots, the participants with the highest bids at the close of the auction are obligated to buy the items. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the auction closes without a winner. At the close of a successful auction, the buyer and seller communicate, usually by email, to arrange for payment and delivery of the goods.
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.
Lots at police auctions range from brand new or graded from A down in used condition, or goods may be slightly marked. A good example would be high quality white goods. All items listed in any police auction are available for viewing and inspection prior to the sale. Faulty or damaged goods should be clearly marked, and faults are outlined by the auctioneer during the auction.
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