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.
Tenants sometimes stop paying rent on their storage units. When this happens, facility owners and employees are faced with a difficult task of liquidating and cleaning out the unit. The majority of items left behind are useful for repurposing, reselling, or personal use. Therefore, storage locker auctions reflect the needs of buyers and allow facility owners to offer more services and support local economies. Read more about Colorado's lien laws here.
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.
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.
Depending on the agency, the government may use revenue from auctioned items to support crime-prevention programs, pay restitution to crime victims or purchase new equipment the department needs. "By providing agencies with the ability to dispose of excess assets, GSA benefits taxpayers by eliminating the need to maintain and store the unneeded property while also raising more than $300 million in revenue in just the last two years," a GSA spokesperson said.
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.
Payment is due by 4:45pm on Friday, January 25th. 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 January 24th or 25th 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 buyer’s premium.) No payments will be taken at the auction location in Longmont.
Hugh Liquidation Sale! We are currently working with public auctions and some private companies. We have new shipments of in stock, including but not limited to; High End Watches, Exotic Antiques, Home Decor, Gold, Vintage & Collectible Coins, Jewelry, Art, and much More! Don't miss your chance to own something truly amazing, for a fraction of the cost!
Patio Furniture, Ruby Glass Cut To Clear Lamps, Mid Century Table Lamp, Oil Lamps, Stained Glass Lights, Mahogany Sofa With Brass Inlay, Oak Sideboard, Rumble Seat Trunk, Humidor Cabinet, Antique Storage Trunk With 1936 "The Afro-American" Newspaper, Leaded Glass, Painted 4 Door Pantry, Metal Storage Cabinet With Safe, Dietz Lanterns, Vintage Tins & Cans, Grouse-Hinds Dock & Spot Lights, Vintage Desk Fans, Antique Account Register, Eastlake Table, Dille & Mcguire Vintage Mower, Antique Military Bed, Concrete Bird Baths, Planters, Vintage Cultivators & Tools, Wood Stove, Cast Hand Pumps, and MUCH MORE! During this relocation sale, Paul's Place is offering a 10% discount on any lighting restoration! Call 804-228-9999.
"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.
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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.
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.
3. There's intense pressure in government auctions. If you happen to see an auction either in television or in reality, you know that it's going to be truly fast pace. You have to think quick and efficiently. If you aren't ready with this type of environment, have someone who can do the bidding for you. Otherwise, you have to start looking for a used car dealer.