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.
Here's a great deal we came across for all you guys out there looking for a truck. Going up for live auction on February 23rd, 2010 in Reno, Nevada is this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. This 4 door extended cab truck is in like new condition and comes with power steering, power brakes, power windows and door locks, AM/FM radio with CD player, camper shell, and just 17,250 miles. VIN 2GCEC19C481230981. Not only does this vehicle have exceptionally low miles but it's in amazing condition both inside and out. The starting bid for it will be just $11,400 so if you'd like to find out more about this upcoming auction then activate your 3 day free trial right now!
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.