1971 Ford Mustang Convertible, 2003 Ford Taurus, 1978 Yamaha Motorcycle, Mongoose Dirt Bike, Honda Trail 70 Motorcycle, Bolens Riding Lawn Mower, Kenmore Washer & Dryer, Power Tools, Household, Militaria, Motorcycle Helmets by Bell, Arai, & HJC, Motorcycle Parts, Motorcycle Jackets, Gloves, & Pants, Furniture, Civil War, Fossils, Automobile Parts/Engines, Collectibles, Coins, Lighting, Electronics, Mountain Bikes, Fishing Poles, Camping Gear, Paint Ball Gun, Skeet Shooter, Cameras, Linens, Books, Geodes, Guns, Gun Supplies, Gun Safes, Knives, Ammunition, Tools, Powdercoating Supplies, Reloading Supplies, and MUCH MORE!
Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Polk Audio Speakers, Electronics, Fashion Jewelry, Area Rugs, Huge Collection of Longaberger Baskets; Pottery; Glassware; and Fabric Accessories, Vera Bradley & Coach Handbags, Yamaha Clarinet, Origami Owl, Dansko Shoes, Baking Molds & Supplies, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Cellular Blinds, New Linens, Dining Room Table and Chairs, New Luggage/Back Packs, and MUCH MORE!
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."

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.

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.
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.
1971 Ford Mustang Convertible, 2003 Ford Taurus, 1978 Yamaha Motorcycle, Mongoose Dirt Bike, Honda Trail 70 Motorcycle, Bolens Riding Lawn Mower, Kenmore Washer & Dryer, Power Tools, Household, Militaria, Motorcycle Helmets by Bell, Arai, & HJC, Motorcycle Parts, Motorcycle Jackets, Gloves, & Pants, Furniture, Civil War, Fossils, Automobile Parts/Engines, Collectibles, Coins, Lighting, Electronics, Mountain Bikes, Fishing Poles, Camping Gear, Paint Ball Gun, Skeet Shooter, Cameras, Linens, Books, Geodes, Guns, Gun Supplies, Gun Safes, Knives, Ammunition, Tools, Powdercoating Supplies, Reloading Supplies, 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.
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.
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American Range restaurant range Two-door refrigerated sandwich prep table Cornelius Coldshot countertop machine J&J Snack Foods Corp pretzel warmer displays Commercial coffee makers Hatco glo-ray shelving merchandiser Henny Penny commercial breading machine Henny Penny gas pressure fryer US Range salamander broiler Beverage Air three-door refrigerated sandwich prep table Imperial Range   [ View Full Listing ]

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