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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Check out our first auction deal of the day for this 1989 IHC truck, model EMW2000WT. This tanker truck has a 2000 gallon capacity and features the following: diesel fuel tank, Navistar 6 cylinder engine with 4x6 wheel drive, air conditioning, and just 4,348 miles. It weighs approximately 19,360 pounds and measures 8 feet 2 inches in height. VIN# 1HTSHZ4R8LH203869. This vehicle looks to be in good condition but needs some work. The following may need repairs: brakes, airline, battery, front right shock, etc. The current bid for this item is just $2,000 with 1 bid placed. Want to learn more about this ongoing online auction? Well if you, so simply click here to register with us now. Auction ends on May 14th, 2009.
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.
With most online auction sites, consider the various fees the site charges, such as listing fees, final value fee, auction fees, membership fees and more. This is how auction sites make money. However, Webstore has no fees. It is a completely open marketplace. If your old baseball card sells for $100, you get $100 in your bank. It's like selling the card in your driveway to a neighbor. Webstore isdriven by advertisements and donations from members. Of course, this means the site is dominated by ads, and this can turn off potential buyers. Still, with 300,000 registered users, it's the third largest auction site we reviewed. A significant downside to consider, especially if you plan selling full-time, is the lack of a resolution center. If there is a dispute between buyer and seller, such as a lack of payment or dissatisfied buyer, the resolution is mediated between the two private parties. For part-time sellers, this is not a significant issue, as disputes are not common. But if you're selling a lot of items, a dispute is likely to happen. That said, Webstore has tools to helping buyers and sellers develop confidence in transactions.
"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.
If you're looking for a sensational deal on a seized truck then look no further because going up for auction on 10/1 is this 2001 Cheverolet Silverado 1500 HD pickup truck. This 4 door beauty has got a crew cab, comes nicely equipped, and has approximately 93,917 miles. VIN: 1GCGC13U31F177036. To get full access to our website all you need to do is register with us now. Don't delay, great deals like this don't last forever!

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.
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!
Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle.
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