"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. 

Selling for Cities and Counties: POLICE EVIDENCE Over 500 Items of Assorted Police Evidence from Local Police Departments Consisting of: Tools, Jewelry, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Televisions, Cameras, Watches, Toys, Etc. COMPUTERS & OFFICE FURNITURE Computers, Printers, Office Copiers, Wood & Metal Desks, Bookcases, 2 & 4-Drawer File Cabinets, Lateral File Cabinets, Metal Shelving, Executive & Secretarial Chairs, Office Side Chairs, More!
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!

"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.
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. 
If you run into a problem, try to work it out directly with the buyer or seller or with the auction website. If that does not work, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by calling toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or visiting the FTC's website. Although the Commission cannot resolve individual problems for consumers, it can act against a company if it sees a pattern of possible law violations. You also may want to contact your state Attorney General or your local consumer protection office.
GovDeals is the official portal to government auctions, which range from land to computers to cars. The site's categories include surplus and confiscated items from various government agencies. The rules and regulations vary depending on the participating agency, and you deal directly with the agency after you are awarded your bid. The deals are great, but be sure to inquire about packaging and shipping of an item before you place your bid because most sellers do not ship, pack or palletize. You may be responsible for picking it up or paying someone to transport it.

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.
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!

There are two types of Internet auctions: business-to-person or person-to-person. Sellers of business-to-person auction sites have physical control of the merchandise being offered and accept payment for the goods. In person-to-person auctions, individual sellers or small businesses offer their items for auction directly to consumers. Generally, the seller, not the site, has physical possession of the merchandise. After the auction closes, the seller is responsible for dealing directly with the highest bidder to arrange for payment and delivery.

From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.
"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.

Medical Simulation Corporation is a global healthcare leader providing education services, including consulting, online courseware and simulation training in areas that are most impactful to hospitals and their patients such as sepsis and stroke. After selling part of the Company to Mentice, Medical Simulation Corp is selling off its remaining assets at a public online auction. This auction to include: Stratasys Mojo 3d printer, Laerdal Sim Suite products including: Sim Man 3G Mannequins, Sim Junior Mannequins, Sim Suite Instructor PCs, Sim Suite Training PCs, Gaumard Newborn HAL simulation mannequins, Blue Phantom Ultrasound central line training models, Philips Heart start lx, Steris Hausted Horizons Series Medical Gurneys, Medical Equipment and supplies, RedHead premium Gun hard cases, Skyline tradeshow cases, Flip Video Unit, Pallet Jacks and Accessories.


ANTIQUE SHOP OWNER'S 50 YEAR PERSONAL COLLECTION: Early Navajo Rug, Antique Quilt Made of Cigarette Premium Flags, Cobbler's Box with Tools, Antique Furniture, Antique Bottles, Civil War Folding Chair, Salt Glazed Crockery, Ironstone, Toys, Lamps, Advertising Memorabilia, Rugs, Paintings, Harper's Weekly Book, Large Postcards by Pettingill, and MUCH MORE!
All Items Art Credit Department Releases Gallery Foreclosure Original Oils, Acrylics, & More Coins Bulk, Sets & Groups Bullion & PMs Half Dollars Gold, Platinum International & Ancient Morgan Silver Dollars Paper Currency Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, & Cents Silver Dollars Jewelry Bracelets & Bangles Brooches & Pendants Clearance Cocktail Rings Diamond Rings Diamond Bands Premium Gold Earrings Vintage & Gold Sterling Silver Jewelry Vintage Sterling Silver Men's Jewelry Necklaces & Pendants Watches Watches II Rings Loose Gemstones Group Lots & Carved Stones Loose Gemstones Miscellaneous Silver and Gemstone Jewelry Collectibles Clearance Memorabilia & More Rugs Hand Made Suits & More Men's Fashion Vintage Jewelry & Collectibles
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.

As you browse the government auction sites above, you'll notice some link you to additional sites run by private contractors. These contractors have legitimate relationships with the government, but bidder beware: other private companies will try to make their auctions seem like government auctions as a marketing ploy. Always start with the legitimate links provided by the government itself. Good luck!


If you have items at the Property Room, you will be notified by mail when those items are available to be released.  Once you receive the letter, please proceed to the Property Room (in person) with a valid state ID, military ID or a valid passport along with the letter you received. If you reside out of state and have items to be released from the Property Room, it is recommended that you contact the Property Room at 614-645-4736 before proceeding to the Property Room to ensure you have all necessary paperwork and avoid unnecessary travel.
Log onto PropertyRoom.com, a Web site which auctions stolen property that law enforcement agencies were unable to return to the rightful owner. The auction is run much like eBay, and its product mix is arguably just as eclectic. Thanks to the criminal mind, the inventory, unfortunately, is endless. Stereos, guitars, laptops, jewelry, bicycles and designer clothes are all available for a fraction of the original value.
Some sellers agree to use an escrow service. For a fee, generally 5 percent of the cost of the item paid by the buyer, an escrow service accepts payment from the buyer via check, money order or credit card. The service releases the money to the seller only after the buyer receives and approves the merchandise. It helps protect buyers from ending up empty-handed after paying their money. Using an escrow service can delay the deal. As with any business transaction, investigate the escrow service's reputation before signing on to the service.
Antique Furniture, Complete Bedroom Sets, Many Collectibles Including Department 56, Vintage Toys Including Tonka, Raggedy Ann, and more, Formal Dresses, Name Brands Like Michael Kors, Ivanka Trump, Levis and more. Pre-Lit 7ft Christmas Tree, Fishing Lures, Power Stations, Griswold Cast Iron. Lots of Christmas Decor. Many Unique and Discontinued Pieces, and MUCH MORE!
Large Bird Cages, Ethan Allen Fall Front Secretary, Slag Glass & Other Lighting, Authentic Models Balance Toys, Schwinn Tandem Bicycle, Lawn Decor, Rugs, Tools, Ladders, Refrigerators, Freezers, Railroad & Air War Emblem Books, Kitchenaid Mixer, Asian Nesting Tables & Decor, Cast Iron Door Stops, Sterling, Dressers, Chests, Patio Furniture, and MUCH MORE!
What an enjoyable experience! Will Farmer goes the extra mile to find unique collections, beautiful jewelry, quality furniture and amazing art. The auctions are always a fun experience and his experienced staff is exceptional. I was lucky enough to walk away with an entire bedroom set at an unbelievable price the last time I was there. The craftsmanship is something you can’t find at most furniture stores today. Everyone asks where I find my treasures. The secret is out… I love Farmer Auctions and I will never pay retail again!
When i opened the package, it was more than obvious than this was all bs and that stones werent real.. It just took a macro lens on top of my phones camera to see that theres not even fake rocks everywhere its supposed, instead, in some places you can find some molded metal instead of diamonds . the few fakes diamonds that are on the bracelet are not even quality fakes, and the AAA emeralds are the insult topping all the rest. But before I wrote this message, i wanted to be fair and go ask a professionnal if maybe i was wrong, but i got the answer to my question extremely fast as this item is BS all the way...... You guys waste peoples time, money and give them false expectations, and u make them feel happy until we receive the crap... Its extremely insulting and frustrating... I would like to claim a total refund and you say on top of it that you dont even pay for the shipping fees....showing that you certainly have to deal with a major percentage of your sales that are returning for the same reasons i explained here.... I can send you the macro pictures i took as a proof of the total scam it is and im very tempted to make you a beautiful video promotion review on my each of my most reaching social platforms, cause i think people needs to know how a honnest compagny you guys are.
Artel Enameled Egg Pendants, Gold Jewelry, Pocket Watch, Leather Chairs, Henkel Harris Dining Table, Vintage Oak Fall Front Desk/Dresser With Mirror/Library Table/Hall Tree, Vintage Fold Down Seats Bench, Lance & Cold Drink Vending Machines, Marble Top Demilune Table, Herb Jones & Other Art, Tables, Chairs, Lighting, Pool Table, Jewelry, and MUCH MORE!
Looking for an SUV that's a little less flashy than our previous blog entry? Then take a look at this 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV in black, now currently up for online auction. This recently seized vehicle is in pristine condition and comes fully loaded with features such as leather seating, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, navigation, CD player/AM/FM radio, heated mirrors and seats, custom rims, 12,209 miles, and a whole lot more! The winning bidder will have to put down a minimum deposit of $3938. To learn more about this ongoing seized vehicle auction then simply click here in order to gain access to the best auction information site on the net!

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.


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 ]
To bid, you'll mostly need to go to an auction house on the day and bid in person. However, some auction houses now offer live internet or telephone bidding. You'll have to register to bid with the auction house, whether you're bidding in person or not. You should be able to find out when the next police auction will be held by visiting the auction house's website.
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