"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?'
But the competition at county auctions is brutal and it's only getting stronger. "Taxi companies want the old cruisers to use as cabs," Lang says. "And often there are government employees who are going after a vehicle that they used on the job and grew fond of. A lot of the school buses and trucks get bought by brokers looking to ship them overseas to poorer countries that will use them for public transportation. These are guys who go to government auctions all the time, know what to pay and know a lemon when they see it. You won't be the only bargain hunter out there."
The bidding started out fairly tame. Individuals there bought a beat up Impala for $525, a Chevy Astro van for $425, and the shittiest Chrysler PT Cruiser I have ever seen for $300. As for the awesome Ford Escort wagon? Well, it didn’t do so hot, in part, Kevin told me, because it’s so light and has low scrap value, and because parts are in low demand:
Antique & Primitive Furniture, Henkel Harris China Cabinet & Dining Table, c.1850 Antique Stepback Cupboard, Pantry Cabinets, Farm Table, Case Clock, Spatterware, Kirk Steiff Pewter, Windsor Chairs by D.R. Dimes, Bassett Dresser, Art, Sterling, Collectibles, Coins, Art Glass, Lighting, Books, Jewelry, Kitchenware, Electronics, Power Climber Next Bicycle, Camping Supplies, Craftsman Lawnmower, Purses by Dooney & Bourke & Coach, Nordic Track, Portable Basketball Backboard, Vintage Warehouse Cart, Lawn & Garden, Patio Furniture, Refrigerators, Rugs, Dell Computer, Craftsman Edger-Trimmer, 20' Extension Ladder, and MUCH MORE!
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OTHER: Electronics-DVD Players, Cellphones, Laptops, Cameras, Fitbits, TI Calculators - Electronic Accessories-Games, DVDs, Headphones, Portable Hard Drives, Phone Cases, Cellphones - Game Systems-XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo, Wii - Household Goods-Sterling Silver, Clocks, Vacuum Cleaners, Cookware - Personal Goods-Clothing, Perfume, Sunglasses, Purses - Collectibles-Sports Trading Cards, Comic Books, Stamps - Tools-Craftsman Tool Set, Voltage Converter, Two-Way Radios - Sporting Goods-Golf CLubs, Binoculars, Pocket Knives, Fishing Poles - Instruments-Trombones, Les Paul Guitar, and MUCH MORE!
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