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.


Cars at public auctions are often those that wouldn't sell at wholesale dealer auctions. Yes, some are flood vehicles, and Hurricane Irene should still be fresh in your mind. Some are cars quickly reconditioned in dealership shops to fill in slow periods when there's otherwise little work to be done. And many are just flat out junk. "A car that goes across the block at a public auction that isn't spewing smoke is often packed with thick racing oil to ensure it doesn't," Lang continues. "Everything at a public auction looks shiny, but shiny doesn't mean much about the quality of the car."
The bidding for each auction closes at the scheduled time. In the case of sales of multiple lots, the participants with the highest bids at the close of the auction are obligated to buy the items. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the auction closes without a winner. At the close of a successful auction, the buyer and seller communicate, usually by email, to arrange for payment and delivery of the goods.
After 125 years, Eubanks & Sons is closing it's doors and making a complete liquidation of all hardware store inventory, furniture, fixtures & equipment including: Basso Profundo Wind Chimes, Yale Forklift, Tools, Lawn and Garden, Automotive Supplies, Paint, Fencing, Hardware, Boating, Fishing, Plumbing, Ammunition, Gun Supplies, Electronics, Grills, Clothing, Inventory, Furniture, Flags, Pet Supplies, Pool Supplies, Wood Working, Holiday Decor, Collectibles, Office Equipment, Household Items, Signage, Displays, Fixtures and much 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.
A high end Seafood and Steakhouse has closed down their DTC location and all assets are to be sold at a public online auction. This auction to include: Refrigeration, Cooking and Heating, Groen Steam Kettle, Bar Back equipment, Mixer, Slicer, Chairs, Tables, Bar Stools, Espresso Machine, Patio Furniture, TVs, Ice Machine, Racks, Shelving, Stainless Steel Tables, Smallwares and Much More.
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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.
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.
Across the state, people are looking for new ways to make money and have fun doing it. Now, buying and selling storage lockers has never been more convenient with our online auctions. In addition to a seamless platform, storage treasures at auctions add to the thrill of the bid. Whether you're a seasoned buyer thinking outside the box or an owner trying to free up space, StorageAuctions.com lets you do it all.
We will be auctioning LIVE @ 10:30 AM approx. 80 vehicles for the City of Norfolk Police, Towing & Recovery. City of Norfolk Auction Rules for Prospective BuyersPre-registration begins at 9:30AM, gates open at 10:00AM, and bidding starts at 10:30AM. There is a $100.00 (CASH) deposit registration that is fully refundable at the end of the auction (with bidder   [ View Full Listing ]
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Check out this 2005 GMC Light Duty Sierra 1500 HD pickup truck now up for bid. This black beauty has a powerful V8 engine, extended crew cab SLT, 4WD, running boards, towing/camper package, Bose radio with CD player, cruise control, and a ton of other luxurious features. The current bid is at $9,338 and the winning bidder must put down a deposit $1868. For full auction details all you need to do is register now. Auction ends 8/27.
2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser, Shasta Camper, Vintage Trunks, Beretta Series 950 Pistol, Davis Model D25 Derringer, Rare Collector's Edition Playboys, Antique Furniture, Grandfather Clock, Pyrex Bowls, Antique Sewing Machines, Ladder Back Chairs, Holiday Décor, Kenmore Washer And Dryer, Refrigerator, Electrolux Vacuum, China, Glassware, Decoratives, 80+ Dance Costumes, Lawn & Garden Décor, Gooseneck Rocker and MUCH MORE!
Charity Auctions Today is a powerful online auction platform that proudly asserts it makes it easy to raise money online. This auction software site is trusted by more than 4500 clients, making it easy for charities to generate mobile and online auctions and start making money. As well as offering affordable pricing for auction software, sellers aren’t locked into contracts on this site, and can take advantage of live phone and 24/7 email support.
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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.

Several years later, liquidators and wholesale merchants reached out to us interested in utilizing our online auction services and platform as a way to liquidate their goods. As one of our goals is to provide great deals to our shoppers we started allowing a few, hand-selected and Trusted ShopKeepers to sell on our site. Now we have even more quality goods from store close-outs or overstock products up for auction.
Over 80 Impounded Vehicles by the City of Aurora Police Department. Including Trucks, Cars, SUVs, 4x4s, Trailers, Much More! Please note that vehicles are subject to deletion from the auction. TERMS: Inspection is the day of auction from 8am to 10am. Visual inspections of the vehicles are recommended, there is NO starting the vehicles. There will be a list posted at the auction site on the auction day with the reason why each vehicle was impounded. Registration starts at 9am. A $50 ful...
StorageAuctions is the best place to find online storage auctions. Find units near you and bid with confidence. Storage facilities can streamline their auction process by listing their inventory in one place for both live auctions and online auctions. Reduce the hassle and list with confidence knowing your unit will be viewed by a much larger bidder base than those few that might show up in person on the live auction day.
Marketing itself as an “online community”, AuctionZip has more than 25,000 professional auctioneers and more than two million bidders monthly, making it one of the biggest online auctions in the world.  Ecommerce vendors can create a free auctioneer account, list auctions for $10 each, learn about how to run online auctions and reach more than two million bidders each month. 

Persons residing within the State of Ohio who have Power of Attorney to obtain property from the Property Room must present, IN PERSON, the original Power of Attorney, the property release letter, and valid ID (see Accepted Forms of Identification section) to the Property Room located at 724 E. Woodrow Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43207. It will take some time for the Power of Attorney to be processed (usually within two weeks) to allow the property to be available for release. Powers of Attorney are processed through a different city entity. Once the Power of Attorney has been processed, you will be notified by the Safety Director’s Office that the property is available for release.

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.

Wurlitzer Jukebox, Large Collection of Cast Iron & Bronze Bookends, Antique and Vintage Books, Concrete Garden Statues, Antique Side Chairs, Bar Ware, Stoneware Crocks, Cast Iron, Outdoor Iron Chairs, Cast Iron Urns, White House Christmas Ornaments, Holiday Decorations, Brass Ware, Copper Ware, Dining Room Set, Dresden & Germany Porcelain, Vintage Wedding Gown, Cathedral Chair
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd 11:07 am.  Bidding closes on the first item at 11:07 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: Thursday, March 21st 2pm to 7pm    [ View Full Listing ]
If don’t want to deal with extra fees that other sellers tend to charge, eBid is our top value pick. This company never charges you more than three percent in final value fees and there is no cost to verify yourself as a seller. There are two sign up options: as a buyer or as a seller. If you sign up as a buyer for this site you can’t also sell items. As a seller, you pay eBid three percent of the final value of your items, but you can both buy and sell.
All vehicle types, makes, and models are sold at such auctions – SUVs, coupes, sedans, vans, minivans, even convertibles. Obviously, these government agencies institutions are hoping to get as much money as possible for their goods. But good bargains and cheap cars can be had. Otherwise, the auctions wouldn’t be as popular as they are and no one would participate. 

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.
Other types of vehicles that might be found at a government auction are “seized” or “impounded”, which means they have been confiscated by a law enforcement agency for various reasons. Some have been taken from criminals who have used the vehicles in the conduct of their crimes. Others have simply been impounded for violations of motor vehicle laws. Still others are “unclaimed” or “abandoned” by owners. 

Cars at government and public auctions sell on visual inspection alone. So look at everything and look for telltale signs of repairs such as paint overspray, less than smooth sheet metal, puddles under the vehicle, scored brake discs, an uneven stance and a million other details. Use your nose, hands and legs, too. If a car smells musty or the carpeting is wet, run away.
DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR BEAUTIFUL Ole's Ice Cream Parlour and Ottimo Italian Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features a Blodgett Gas Combi Oven, Titan 60 Quart Mixer, Imperial Gas 4 Burner Range, NEW Master Bilt Ice Cream Merchandiser, NEW True Sandwich Board, SaniServ Frozen Beverage Machines, Franklin Rotisserie, Goshen Air Cooled Ice Cream Machines, 2013 Fricon Ice Cream Freezer   [ View Full Listing ]
 	Crossville Studios of Tennessee has purchased 2 Colorado based wholesale Tile & Stone Distributors. This purchase and merger of companies has resulted in thousands of square feet of excess tile and stone inventory that must be liquidated. Public online auction will include large format porcelain tiles, natural stone tiles, decorative mosaics as well as 3cm thick slab material in man-made quartz, 3cm natural granite, marble, quartz and travertine slabs. All porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tile to be sold is first grade material. 
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