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.
Online auctions offer buyers and sellers of a wide variety of goods an enormous platform for trade. They offer buyers a virtual flea market, with an endless range of merchandise from around the world, and they give sellers a storefront from which to market everything from sports memorabilia to computer systems to millions of international buyers. It includes national retailers auctioning off excess inventory or services. But how do online auctions work?
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. 
30 Year Art Collection including: Framed Art by Erte, Alvar, Delarue, Dennis Mukai, Leroy Neiman, JJ Tissot, and more – Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Acrylics, Lucite and Bronze Sculptures by Erte, Frederick Hart, and Neiman – Markus Pierson "Moonlight Tango" Carved Wood Sculpture - Professionally Preserved Vintage Liquor Posters by Jean D’Ylen, Bouchet, and Robys – Neon “Cocktails” Sign – Advertising Posters, Furniture, Tools, Collectibles, Pottery, 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.
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.
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.
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.

For local or county auctions, notices and listings will appear in only one local newspaper. Find out which one. Many government auctions and sales, both federal and state, are listed on the FirstGov.gov web site, run by the U.S. government. A catalog of vehicles for a particular auction will be available on the day of the auction, or a few days prior, from the auction administrator.


CQout.com is an international auction and online marketplace community, which is active in 80 countries around the world. Launched in 1999, CQout is a long-established digital selling and buying portal. Sellers can place items in a huge range of categories. The site is committed to offering sellers a secure way to sell products. With no listing fees and competitive final value bid fees, CQout is a cheaper option than eBay. The auction site also has bulk uploading tools for easy listing and an automatic relisting option.
Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Pots, Serving Pieces, Flatware, Tifffany, Steiff,Coins including Morgan Silver Dollars, Uncirculated Buffalo Nickels, 4x8 Drop Gate Trailer, Basset Furniture, Leather Sofas, Fall Front Desk, Rugs, Nutcracker Collection, Porcelain Dolls, Belleek, Majolica, Flow Blue, Wedgewood, Limoges China, Household Items, Electronics, Tools, Artwork, Fine and Costume Jewelry, Watches and much more!
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.
Many police forces across the UK sell on loot which they've seized. And because this isn't widely known about – and because the police sell on items they'd otherwise have to store or dispose of – you could bag real bargains. For example, we spotted a kids' bike for 99p (collection only), a classical guitar for £14 (incl delivery) and an Armani watch for £15 (collection only).
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.
Federal government auctions. Federal government car sales were once handled by the agency that had the vehicles to auction. For example, the DEA auctioned off both fleet vehicles and cars that were been seized from drug dealers and other criminals. Fleet vehicles are the cars that DEA agents drive as company vehicles. There are numerous agencies that auction vehicles. Recently these vehicles and auctions have been consolidated under a single website. GovSales consolidates numerous government auctions under one roof. It is easy to search by product type as well as type of vehicle. It shows what state the vehicle is located in as well as any available information. Photos are sometimes available, but not always. It often provides links to other sites that have additional information
PICKUP: Thur, 01/27/11 **10am-5pm** (No Exceptions! Do not bid if you cannot pick up your items in accordance with this schedule. Shippers also required to comply with this schedule. No refunds/credits for non-pickup, AND removal / storage charges may also apply!) Please contact us at 804-358-0500 for a list of shippers who can pick up and ship your items.
Antique Furniture, Antique Tools, Antique Wagon, Art, Lighting, Collectibles, Dinnerware by John B. Taylor “Harvest”, Gubransan Piano, Wurlitzer Organ, Goodman HVAC Unit, Outdoor Furniture, Karastan Rugs, Vintage and Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Asian Themed Decor, Shekwan Mudware, Lawn & Garden, Concrete Yard Statues, Sporting Goods, Vintage Items, Musical Instruments, Fostoria Crystal, Depression Glass, Ceramics, and MUCH MORE!
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
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!
Fender "Flying V" Guitar, Grandmother Clock, Art, Furniture, Rugs, Collectibles, Coins and Currency, Gemstones, Jewelry, Watches, Lawn and Garden, Household Items, Glassware, Tools, Lenox, Ironstone, Small Appliances, Jim Shore, Holiday Décor, Barbies, Vintage Toys and Games, Tonka Trucks, and Much More! For Preview or Removal questions please call 804-837-0216
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.
Proudly asserting itself as being the place where “buyers and seller unite”, Online Auction is a popular online auction portal for sellers and buyers. One feature of Online Auction that stands out for sellers is its no final value fees policy, giving vendors every penny of price the item reached in auction. Another favourable feature to sellers on this site, is its time-saving listing templates, meaning items can be listed quickly and efficiently.

Jim Meisman (owner) of Meisman has passed away and is selling everything at public auction. Meisman Trucking has been in business for over forty years and the auction will include: Kenworth W900L Truck Tractor w/ Cat C-16, Rock End Dump Trailers, Belly Dump, Equipment Trailers, Vehicles, Shop Equipment, Tools, Attachments, Truck Parts, Much More.
But there is a twist - NO firearms will be auctioned on PropertyRoom.com. Instead they are offered for auction through Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) partner BudsGunsShop.com on their auction website eGunner.com, a division of BudsGunShop.com. Partnering with an organization like BudsGunShop.com who has over 40 years’ experience in the firearms industry and has sold and shipped over 1 million firearms, ensures that firearms sold will be transferred from FFL to FFL and all legal requirements, including background checks before release, will be completed to the letter of the law.
Jim Meisman (owner) of Meisman has passed away and is selling everything at public auction. Meisman Trucking has been in business for over forty years and the auction will include: Kenworth W900L Truck Tractor w/ Cat C-16, Rock End Dump Trailers, Belly Dump, Equipment Trailers, Vehicles, Shop Equipment, Tools, Attachments, Truck Parts, Much More.
Government, for one, usually holds auctions for cars. These automobiles are either seized by police during special operations or previously owned by government agencies. They are also the ones that were obtained because of seizure laws. What makes these automobiles more interesting is the fact that besides being of great brands - such as BMW, Honda, Chrysler, and Lexus, to name a few - they're highly affordable. You can even start your price at a mere $200.
DON’T MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE EXTRAORDINARY EQUIPMENT IN OUR Au Bon Pain Café and Bakery & Forte Italian Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features an Oliver Bread Loaf Slicer, Oliver Electric Convection Oven, 2012 Alto Shaam Gas Convection Oven, 80 Quart Planetary Mixer, 2016 Rotisol Gas 4 Spit Rotisserie Oven, Baxter Gas Mini Rotating Rack Oven, Champion Pass Through Dishwasher,   [ View Full Listing ]
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.
Ice Road Truckers wish they had it this good. No annoying Television cameras. No worries about falling into icy rivers, lakes, and oceans. And definitely no worries about Polar Bears. With this 1999 Freightliner Conventional FLD120 Tractor-Trailer, you will be hauling loads in no time. You, of course, will be sitting in the comfortable cab, piloting the 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine, while sitting comfortably in a cab supported by an Air Ride Seat, and an Air Ride Suspension. The Air conditioning will cool you down in those hot summer months, and the mudflaps at the back will ensure that people driving behind you are not left in the mud. The live auction will take place April 21st. Activate your free trial here, and find out what else
Highlights Include: GIA Certified 8.41ct Tanzanite Platinum Ring, Chanel Black Bowling Bag, 6.07ctw Aquamarine Platinum Dangle Earrings, Fresh Water Pearl Necklace, Pablo Picasso Untitled No 12 Limited Edition Lithograph, 1.49ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Earrings, Cartier Pasha C GMT Longitudinal Wristwatch, 12.66ctw Emerald Silver Bracelet, Bronze Statues, 8.64ctw Oval Mystic Quartz and 0.70ctw Topaz Bracelet
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.
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!

Hip eCommerce was formerly known as Bidstart. The site specialises in three collectible markets, comic books, post cards and stamps. The aim of the site is to connect buyers and sellers, so they can share their passion and grow their hobby. Like eBay, sellers list their collectable items, and buyers bid on the products. Sellers have to pay a fee for selling items of Hip eCommerce.
Auction Ohio was founded in 1985 and conducts more than 1000 auctions every year. Sellers can list items in a broad range of auctions, ranging from real estate and antiques to office equipment and precious metals, and a whole host of other categories. Auction Ohio offers sellers the option of whether to sell their items from their own home or at an auction house. The site also handles all communications with buyers, including the collection of proceeds, which are then paid to the seller, minus commission and applicable fees.
Grabbagreen is a quick service restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. The owner of this Grabbagreen franchise location has decided to close the doors and focus on their other food concepts in Colorado. All assets will be sold via public online auction and will include: Juicers, Blenders, Ice Maker, Refrigeration, Under Counter Refrigeration, Convection Oven, Exhaust Hood, Food Processor, Indoor/Outdoor Tables and Chairs, Revel POS System, Smallwares and more.
Antique Furniture, Antique Tools, Antique Wagon, Art, Lighting, Collectibles, Dinnerware by John B. Taylor “Harvest”, Gubransan Piano, Wurlitzer Organ, Goodman HVAC Unit, Outdoor Furniture, Karastan Rugs, Vintage and Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Asian Themed Decor, Shekwan Mudware, Lawn & Garden, Concrete Yard Statues, Sporting Goods, Vintage Items, Musical Instruments, Fostoria Crystal, Depression Glass, Ceramics, and MUCH MORE!
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!
Payment is due by 4:45pm on Monday, February 13th. If you'd like to have your card charged after the auction by Roller personnel and a paid receipt sent to you, please respond to the invoice email with your desire to have your card on file charged. We will not process your card without your email consent. You may pay online or at our office in Denver on February 10th from 2:30pm - 4:45pm or February 13th from 8:15am - 4:45pm. Payments will be accepted in Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash, bank wire transfer, cashier check, personal/company check approved by TeleCheck or accompanied by a letter of guarantee from the bank. (Payments in cash, bank wire transfer, cashier check or check with a letter of guarantee from the bank will receive a 3% reduction off of the buyers premium.)
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.
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
Sunrise Café a Denver breakfast, lunch and brunch staple of the Lakeside Neighborhood has closed its doors. The building was sold to be remodeled as an Orthodontist Office. All Restaurant Assets will be sold at public online auction. Auction to include: Imperial Range with 6 burners and Griddle, Griddle, Cheese Melter, Fryer, Imperial Char-broiler, 5 Bay Steam Table, Hobart Slicer, Hobart Mixer, Exhaust Hood, Walk in Refrigerator and Freezer, Reach in Refrigeration, Sandwich Top Prep Tables, Ice Cream Freezer, Ice maker, Double Rack Hi Temp Dishwasher, Butcher Top Prep Table, Stainless Steel Prep Tables, Dining Tables, Booth Package, Dining Chairs, Shelving and Small wares.
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.
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!
Fine Art Collection (including Dali, Chagall, Miro, Rothe, Fairchild, Ferjo, Gougis, Max Ernst and other Limited Edition Lithographs & Serigraphs, Early Wierix & Other Engravings, Original Works and More), Hand Knotted Rugs, Mackenzie Childs, Concrete Lawn Ornaments, Porch Rockers, Knotty Pine Bench & Drop Leaf Table, Bow Glass Curio Cabinet, Mahogany Corner Cabinet, Mahogany Dressers With Mirrors, Cast Iron Pedestal Urn, Marilyn Monroe Life Size Vintage Poster, China, Empire Sideboard & Chest With Mirror, Flatware, Japanese Wood Block Prints, Antique Oil Paintings, Rugs, Steiff Bears, Fender Acoustic Guitar, Sterling Dresser Set, Beswick & Royal Doulton Beatrix Potter Figures, Wii Gaming System With Games & Balance Board, Porcelain Dolls, Doll House Lighting & Accessories, Antique Barrel Roll Top Desk, Cedar Blanket Box, Nascar & Coca-Cola Collectibles Including Many Signed Pieces, Gorham Sterling, Jewelry, Tom Clark Gnomes, Tools, Craftsman Lawn Mower, Ariens Tiller, Porch Swing, Patio Furniture, Propane Turkey Fryer, Collectibles, Mirrors, and MUCH MORE!
oh wah, thank you for this. I was just about to buy from www.PoliceAuctions.com but I decided to do a little bit of research first. The Internet is full with negative feedback, tons of 1-stars for them. I stopped considering bidding when I saw a bunch of reviews like: "Garbage", "Policeauctions...fraud fraud fraud", "This site is fishy, not a real police auction!!!, “Total scam. Not police seized items. Made in China.”, etc. However, what really got me mad was that one of the reviewers said this: "I had several winning bids and all of a sudden the same peoples username was outbidding me this seems fishy too me. I think it's the site upping your price. I was upset and did not want to bid anymore. I kept getting outbid than when I logged in they would ask me if I wanted a deal on the item I bid on which was 15.00 than it was at 55.00 when I was out bid than they asked me if I wanted to buy this item for 120.00 this is not a fair auction and I'm glad I found this out before I wasted my hard earned money."
For local or county auctions, notices and listings will appear in only one local newspaper. Find out which one. Many government auctions and sales, both federal and state, are listed on the FirstGov.gov web site, run by the U.S. government. A catalog of vehicles for a particular auction will be available on the day of the auction, or a few days prior, from the auction administrator.
Black and Decker Hedge Trimmers, Bose Media Center, Vintage Speakers, Dolls, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Nook Reader, Dell Lap Top, Gps Iii, Gps Lot, Leap Frog, Jewelry, Electronics, Toys, Collectibles, Bushnell, Innotab 2, Socrates, Digital Framers, Sewing Machine, Pioneer, Ion, Computer Keyboards, Portable DVD Players, Flask, Lego Buildings, Pool Balls, Harmonica, Record Player, Technics CD Player, Sony, Roku 3 Player, and MUCH MORE!
We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.
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