2001 Diesel Turbo Isuzu Box Truck, Asst Punch Presses: Clearing 45 ton OBI, Niagara 35 ton, Walsch #55 ton, Johnson 60 ton, Minster #6 OBI 60 ton, Bliss 20 ton, American Compressor 7.5HP,Ulite Poly Stacking Machine, Bandsaw Welder, Surface Grinders: Harig Super 612 & Boyar Schultz, Ingersoll T-30 Air Compressors, Big Joe Electric Power Loaders, Fumex & Smog Hog HV Air Cleaners, Acme & Chicago & Milford Rivet Machines, Filter Pumper #FSP40-2-304SS, Freemont Phosphatizing Syst, Forklifts: Alice Chalmers #3-5000lb, Clark Standup 1600lb, Powder-Coating Curing Oven Master Light Mod7815, Wheelabrator Steel Shot Blaster, Nordson Select Coat Sys, Pro Mig 135 Welder, Asst Power Tools, Table & Radial & Band Saws, Drill Presses, Hand Tools, Calipers, Webster & Coleman Hardness Testers, Air Tools, Drills, Grinders, Sanders, Astd Power Coating Tools & Equip & Supplies, Numerous Tool sets, Astd Tool Chests & Boxes, Material Handling & Warehouse Equip, Crown 4000lb Rousselle 10 ton and other Pallet Jacks, Steel Shelving Racking & Trees, Rolling Carts, Plastic Gaylords, Astd Worktables & Benches & Cabinets, Office furniture & fixtures & equip, Asst Metal Fencing & Tubing, Ladders, Asst Aluminum Coils (8, 8.5, 9.25, 10 inch) & Feeders, Cardboard Box Skids, Portis Industrial Sewing Machines, Toledo Floor Scale, EZ Go Golf Cart & Much More
Some sellers agree to use an escrow service. For a fee, generally 5 percent of the cost of the item paid by the buyer, an escrow service accepts payment from the buyer via check, money order or credit card. The service releases the money to the seller only after the buyer receives and approves the merchandise. It helps protect buyers from ending up empty-handed after paying their money. Using an escrow service can delay the deal. As with any business transaction, investigate the escrow service's reputation before signing on to the service.
"At a government auction it's, say, a county that has 30 or 40 police cruisers it needs to get rid of. And they want to sell all of it," Lang says. "All the vehicles have known histories—how they were maintained, used and fixed, and their mileage is virtually always honest. You'll know what you're getting." Still, you don't get to drive a car before you bid on it. So you'd better have a sharp eye. Make that a sharp, trained, cynical, wary, pessimistic and rabidly suspicious eye.
Due to the various governmental units that supply the vehicles for auction, there's no single reason for vehicles being brought to auction. Some of the vehicles are confiscated due to the former owner's involvement in drug dealing, smuggling, or fraud, while other vehicles were simply just abandoned. On exception, separate auctions will sometimes be held for very large seizures.
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.