"There are two types of public auctions," explains Steven Lang, who runs a used car dealership in the Atlanta area and once owned a dealer auction (not open to the public). "There are government auctions and there are public auctions." Both are full of potential pitfalls. Here's a quick rundown on both and 10 tips for getting the most out of either. That is, if you dare to venture into the auction pit.


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 ]
Additional government sites. There are a few additional sites that can provide tips on government auctions. Guide to Federal Auctions gives a rundown of the various agencies. It provides information about what they sell as well as the departments' websites. GSA supplies information about auction sources. Auctions can be searched by state or auction house
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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." 
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.
Listia is an interesting online auction site, as instead of vendors listing products for cash, they list them for credits. Sellers can use the credits they earn from auctioning their items to bid on other items. The bidder with the largest number of credits wins the item. The principle highlight of this credit-based system is that auctioneers can turn their clutter into something they really want. Listers signing up to Listia also benefit from immediately earning 1,000 free credits.
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.
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.
Huge Liquidation Sale!We are currently working with police auctions and some private companies. We have new shipments of in stock, including but not limited to; High End Watches, Exotic Antiques, Home Decor, Gold, Vintage & Collectible Coins, Jewelry, Art, and much More! Don't miss your chance to own something truly amazing, for a fraction of the cost! Most auctions start at just $1.00-$5.00 so bid early and often. Good Luck!!!!!
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