Part 1: Premium Sponsors
Liquidation is an online auction and marketplace for surplus products from commercial sources and government sellers.
The website is very popular for both corporate and government sellers, as well as buyers. According to the website, it has 1.2 million registered buyers, who have purchased $1 billion merchandizes through 1.8 million online transactions.
The website is a popular place for users to find government auctions.
GovernmentAuctions.org presents a large amount of information about various government auctions at the federal, state, and local levels, and charges users a fee to access the database.
Note the website is privately operated. It collects the information and presents them as a paid service. It’s not a free service offered by the government.
It’s nice that the site offers a 3 day free trial, for you to check whether the service is useful.
When the description is written, the site has an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau.
Go to GovLiquidation.com to find online and local auctions. They have auction locations around the country to help you find what you are looking for.
This website is the exclusive contractor of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for the sale of surplus and scrap assets of the US Department of Defense. The online sales channels that this website has created allow you to search through various auctions and place bids from the comfort of your own home. There are thousands of surplus items added weekly for your browsing benefit!
View all of the auctions now at GovLiquidation.com and start placing your bets!
Part 2: 51 Government Auction Sites
To find a list of online and live auctions for a variety of items go to GovSales.gov. This is a consolidated website that makes it easier for you to find government assets for sale to the public.
Simply choose the category that you are interested in to search and locate thousands of items for sale. Once you select the item that you are interested, you are taken to the seller’s website to place your bid and win! Typically the auctions last seven days, but more are added daily! There are also lists of live auctions going on around the country for you to search through.
Visit GovSales.gov now and get started!
If you are looking for a new house for a growing family or an investment, HUD offers approximately 20,000 such properties to choose from!
HUD homes are categorized by state, but also include the following regions: Guam, N. Mariana Islands, and US Virgin Islands. The HUD program deals with foreclosed homes and is operated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. To get a better handle on the pricing of HUD homes in your area of interest, simply click on the state or region you wish to purchase in, choose from the list of cities with available properties, and begin sorting through a list of homes. For example, an expanding family looking for an affordable “fixer-upper” might be interested in a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on S Peoria Street in Chicago, Illinois for just $20,000!
Find this home and thousands more online at Portal.hud.gov!
Go to HomeSales.gov if you want information on current homes for sale by public auction or another method depending on the property. Imagine being able to purchase your very own home for the price you want!
Pick the state and city you are looking to live in and view a list of the current homes. You are able to see the information on these single family homes through this website.
There is information on this website about other types of auctions as well. This includes buildings and land, farms, international real estate, etc. But do not wait any longer, go to HomeSales.gov now.
When you are looking for a listing of government auto auctions go to AutoAuctions.gsa.gov. This website has an event calendar of the government auctions that are coming up in your area. You simply register at the sponsoring facility the day of the inspection or auction to get a bidders number.
If you go to inspect the vehicle before the auction you are able to turn the car on to check the general function of it. While you are not able to drive the car, you can check the engine, air conditioning, etc. to ensure it is up to your standards.
Visit AutoAuctions.gsa.gov today to find a listing of auctions coming in your area.
Go to GovDeals.com when you are looking for a way to place bids on auction items from home. This website works with various government agencies that allow them to sell confiscated and surplus items through the internet.
Signing up is easy with this website. And if you do not have time to sit and watch the auction you are able to use a proxy bid by automatically setting your maximum bid. This allows you to go about the rest of your day and know that you will continue bidding automatically until your price has been outbid.
Visit GovDeals.com now and view their current auctions.
Visit PublicSurplus.com when you are looking to place bids on a variety of items. Agencies use this website to place their surplus items up for auction. This often allows you to purchase items at great discounts. You only bid as much as you want to bid!
They have categories like electronics, food supply, furniture, heavy equipment, sporting goods, jewelry, and many, many more! The selection is great and is changing all the time! The more you browse the more opportunities you have to find what you are looking for.
Do not wait any longer, go to PublicSurplus.com today and see how many items you can find to bid on.
PropertyRoom is a large government auction website that offers police auction in addition to selling products from US cities such as New York City.
This website allows you to browse through categories like: apparel, automotive, bicycles, coins, computers, electronics, fine art, jewelry, photography, sunglasses, and much more. Also, enjoy the search bar, which makes it easy to shop for more specific items, like a Dell Laptop. If you are in the market for an elegant ring, you might want to check out the White Gold two-carat Diamond and Created Orange Sapphire Ring. This ring is currently priced at $105.00 with a minimum selling bid of $110.00. There are just over two days left to bid on this lovely ring!
Be sure to browse through the selection of Police Auction items and more for a great deal at Propertyroom.com!
If you are looking for a list of upcoming vehicle auctions go to ManheimGovServices.com. This company was founded over 60 years ago as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. Today it is the world’s largest vehicle remarketing service!
This company brings together different sellers and volume buyers of used vehicles including banks, car rental agencies, government agencies, etc. The inventory information is available under their sales page. You are also able to contact the auction directly to ask for information on a specific sale.
When you go through ManheimGovServices.com you may be able to save money on the vehicle you want by placing a bid!
Lone Star Auctioneers is a Texas based auction company that offers 24/7 online auctions in addition to live and live/webcast auctions.
Here you will find a range of auctions with products from a variety of city governments, state departments, universities, and the US Marshals Service. If you enjoy bidding, but not attending live auctions, you might enjoy the online City of Fort Worth, Texas Fleet Equipment Services Parts Inventory Reduction auction. This online opportunity lists 85 different options that currently range in price between $5.00 and $105.00. If you have been looking for an affordable radiator, this auction has one that is currently at $35.00 with just over 2 days before expiration! Be sure to check through the variety of other online auctions for other products including estate items, collectibles, cabinets, and more!
Get started sopping and bidding on products today at Lonestarauctioneers.com!
Ken Porter Auctions is a California based auctioneering company that specializes in automotive auctions and frequently conducts off-site auctions for government agencies.
This company recently held a public auction for City and County Government, Major Utilities Communications Companies, Forfeitures & Bank Repos auction including thirteen California cities! Items within this auction consisted of a 1002 Chevrolet Impala, a 2010 Toyota Prius, a 2007 GMS Acadia, and over 2,000 other similar items. Though this auction ended on July 17, 2010, other similar options will be held throughout the year including dates in later July and throughout August.
Be sure to consider the Governments Auctions offered by Ken Porter Auctions for your next car or automotive purchase!
If you live in the state of California or are looking to attend a government auction within the state, The Office of Surplus Property Reutilization is holding several live auctions!
Though the dates are tentative and subject to change, the governmental office has announced the following dates for the auctions in 2010: February 27, April 24, June 26, August 21, October 16, and December 4. Although detailed information is available online for the auction that took place in April, the products at that sale may be similar in upcoming auctions. This sale featured a wide variety of items including: cell phones, cameras, printers, computers, cabinets, projectors, TVs, and much more! For additional information and upcoming auction dates you may refer the Sacramento Warehouse. Also, sign up for e-mail updates at www.ofa.dgs.ca.gov/OSPR/default.htm.
Consider CA.gov for your next government auction!
The State of Alaska offers several state auctions throughout the year to provide the public with an opportunity to bid on selected property items.
Upcoming auctions include the Fairbanks Outcry in Fairbanks held on 7/3/2010 at 10:00am and the Fall Anchorage Outcry in Anchorage on 9/29/2010 at 10:00am. The viewing dates for each of these auctions occur a day or two before the actual selling date. At this time there is not a current auction catalog online, although the version from the spring event should provide an indication of items to be sold at upcoming auctions. The spring auction offered: a variety of cars and trucks, forklifts, snow blowers, vacuums, computers, sleeping pads, boots, and more! The website claims a downloadable list of items, along with terms and conditions will be available on the first viewing day of the auction.
Refer to Doa.alaska.gov for updates and details!
Bid online at the government auctions at GSAAuctions.gov. They have a large variety of items currently up for auction. Their inventory is constantly changing, meaning you get more to browse through and bid on daily!
Simply sign up with this website to start the bidding process. You can even set a proxy bid, allowing you to walk away from the bid and still have your maximum bid placed for you. You can always go back later and increase the proxy bid if your maximum price is almost reached.
They have office equipment, vehicles, spare parts, furniture, tools, and more! But do not wait, go to GSAAuctions.gov today!
SeizedPropertyAuctions.com is an official website of federal asset recovery, which functions as a private corporation that serves government.
This website defines itself, “Liquidation specialists serving Federal, State, and local Governments and police forces nationwide.” Unfortunately it is difficult to discern which products on this site are related to government agencies and which come from businesses and private individuals. However, upon discovering opening bid prices of just $1.00, you will be happy you chose to browse through the items of the conglomerate. For example, you may be interested in the Picasso Limited Edition Estate Lithograph of Woman in a Yellow and Grey Hat. Bidding for this piece begins at just $1.00 and has an action estimate of $575.00-$600.
Take a look at this item and many others before they run out of time at Seizedpropertyauctions.com!
Auctions International offers online auctions and live auctions in for government agencies, municipalities, and business liquidations.
Enjoy the clear categorization this website uses, which allows you to choose from a list of specific towns, counties, cities, or school districts. Once you click on one of these geographic options, you will be prompted to a page that allows you to view a list of auction items. For example, the City of Poughkeepsie is offering an automobile auction online, which features cars like a 2000 Cadillac Deville and a 1999 Acura TL Sedan. Other online auctions include printers and copiers, computer equipment, and more. Live County auctions feature tax foreclosed real estate and are planned for late July, August, and September!
Learn more and start bidding online at Auctionsinternational.com!
Tampa Machinery Auction is the website is a public auctioneer that specializes in selling equipment for Government agencies, Public Utilities, and well as Public and Private Corporations.
This auction company functions as Florida State’s Auctioneer. This site allows you to search through the four fields of inventory before an upcoming auction. Inventory includes the categories: car, equipment, trailer, and truck. Once you click on one of these, you will be prompted to a new list, which describes the specific item, the seller type, and some other select information. If you are looking to purchase from a local government, take a look at the 1999 Grand EX 0511134 (excavator). The local government also has a selection of trucks available including a 1993 GMC. Upcoming auctions are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month!
More information is available at Tmauction.com!
Purple Wave Auction conducts the auctions for the state of Kansas, officering live and internet auctions.
All auctions on this website are listed by date and location, which is followed by a brief description of the auction. If you are interested in government auctions, be sure to check out those that have a description about a government surplus auction or an auction for a specific government. On Wednesday, August 11, 2010 there will be an online Government Surplus Auction featuring 76 automobiles. Inventory for this auction includes: 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, 1990 Acura Integra GS, 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL and more!
Take a look at this collection of government inventory and check out upcoming events online at Purplewave.com!
Many state governments use Ebay to auction a variety of state-owned or acquired products to the general public.
One of the states utilizing Ebay for this purpose is Kentucky, which currently has 169 items for sale. There is a wide variety of product offerings including hunting knives, polices issued duty sweaters, an industrial tool kit, toy guns, and international F1954 Bucket Truck, and more! Whether you are looking for the functionality of a Ford Taurus LX or a fun water globe that plays “my Old Kentucky Home,” the Kentucky Government portion of Ebay is sure to please!
Log on to Shop.ebay.com/merchant/kysurplus to check out and start bidding on a large variety of products!
The New York State Office of General Services holds several State Surplus Property Auctions throughout the year in various locations.
Upcoming auctions sponsored by the Office of General Services include: Albany on 8-5-10, Hornell on 8-12-10, West Seneca on 8-25-10, and Newark on 8-26-10. The items scheduled to be sold in a given auction will be listed online 2-3 weeks before the auction’s date. Unfortunately, the soonest auction schedule to take place in Cortland on 7-29-10 has been cancelled, so there are not any listings available for future auctions. The state generally auctions vehicles and equipment, to give a very broad idea of expected products.
Check Www3.ogs.state.ny.us/surpluspublic/auction/calendarlist.asp often for auction updates and the inventory catalogue.
Asset Auctions is a liquidation site that allows you to bid on many items, large and small, online!
The Asset Auctions Company specializes in selling government surplus items in addition to industrial equipment and vehicles. There is a tab at the top of the page that will direct buyers to a page, which focuses solely on selling government properties. Here, you will find a range of items from the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For example, you might find use for a 1983 Motor Coach Passenger Bus, which has the capacity to hold 47 passengers. This bus has been bid on 16 times and is currently $797.77 with 9 days left before closing. Other items include kitchen equipment, food furniture, pool tables, and more!
Start bidding online today at Asset-auctions.assetnation.com!
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury periodically holds live public auctions. The next such auction is scheduled for Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 9:00am.
If you are interested in knowing about the products available before bidding begins, there is a preview and inspection time on Friday, August 13, 2010 in addition to an online catalogue. The auction is scheduled to have 121 different vehicles. One of the vehicles for auction is a 2000 6-cylinder Chevy Malibu with 223,876 miles. Although the majority of the vehicles available at this auction are either: Dodge, Chevy, or Ford, there are several Jeeps available for purchase. Mileage on the various cars varies from 47,219 to 209,278.
Take a look at State.nj.us/treasury/dss/csdssauc.shtml#current for upcoming auctions and items for sale.
Did you know there was a government agency sponsoring horse adoption? This adoption process takes place in an auction format either live or online and is run by the Bureau of Land Management.
In-person adoptions are scheduled in Versailles, KY, Franklin Furnace, OH, Morris, CT, Columbia, SC, and Jackson, MO throughout the months of July and August. By clicking on the “Online adoption Gallery” on the left-hand side of the page, you will be directed to a long list of horses in or entering auction. Many of the horses on this site either have injuries or were found horses. Bidding generally begins around $125.00.
Browse through the pictures and information of these beautiful horses at Blm.gov/adoptahorse and place your bid today!
Take a look at the selection of Oregon government auction items at Stores.ebay.com/Oregon-Surplus-Property!
The state of Oregon lists many state owned and acquired items on Ebay for public online auction.
Currently there are 82 different products ranging from walkie-talkies and digital cameras to a selection of Husky Plastic Sheeting and a Frigidaire upright freezer! You might be interested in the Sony CCTV Security Camera, which is currently just $6.05. Imagine the pleasure this little camera could afford you when you catch your little sister “borrowing” clothes from your closet or the security it will provide knowing your business or home is always being watched! Other items include ah air compressor, fashion sunglasses, jackets, and much more!
The Internal Revenue Service, better known as IRS, holds auctions for a variety of acquired items in national locations throughout the year.
Current auction categories include: Automobiles, Motorcycles, Trucks and Boats; Coins and Precious Metals; Commercial and Industrial Property; Liquor Licenses; Miscellaneous Properties; Real Estate and Sports (Licenses, Options, and Seats). If, for example, you live in Arizona and find yourself hankering for a 2005 Ford Mustang Coupe, you are in luck! This white sports car is located in Ft. Smith, Arizona and will be sold to the highest bidder on July 27, 2010. Take advantage of the convenient Mail-in bid form!
Refer to Treas.gov/auctions/irs for an extensive list of items located closer to your home!
Like many states, the Indiana government holds state auctions throughout the year, allowing the public to bid on and by state acquired properties.
Upcoming auctions are all located in Plainfield, Indiana and are being held on the following dates: 8-20-10, 9-17-10, 10-15-10, 11-19-10, and 12-17-10. Since an auction was just recently held, very little inventory is listed for the upcoming auctions. Currently there is one listing available for a 2001 Ford Crown VIC. If you are looking to bid on a piece of state property, this government sometimes has land and buildings available for bidding. Once such property, which held bidding in May of 2010 was the Former Pendleton Firing Range.
Take a look at In.gov/idoa/2403.htm periodically and you will be pleased to have the opportunity to bid on the items and properties that become available!
Bid4Assets provides Federal Governments Agencies with online asset disposition services and holds a great amount of experience in government marketplace and affairs.
Once you enter the site you can click on a featured auction, many of which are clearly affiliated with the government or department of the government. For example, you may want to look into purchasing a property in the US Department of the Treasury auction. Here there are five listings in the states of Idaho, Texas, Nevada, and North Carolina. Take a look at the 0.74 acre residential lot in Henderson, North Carolina! The auction for this lovely lot begins 8-3-10 online with a minimum bid of $3,000!
Look at this information and look through other relevant auctions online at Bid4assets.com!
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Management operates several auctions for the state of Michigan.
You can find auction by category or take a look at auctions that are: featured, closing soon, and recently added. Under the New section, you will find Auction #24727: Nine Large Storage Tanks. The white tanks are approximately 9 feet tall with a 7 foot diameter and hold 2,500 gallons. The blue tanks are quite a bit smaller with a capacity of just 300 gallons. The current bid for this item is $100 with just over 6 days to go before expiration. Many more items including cars, picnic tables, safes, and kitchenware are available through this site too!
Take a look at Mibid.bidcorp.com/AuctionDefault.aspx and make your bid today!
If you are looking for a comprehensive government auction website, you might be interested in checking out Ibid.illinois.gov!
This website is the State of Illinois Online Auction System. Here, you can search for items through the given categories, type your own description into the search bar, or browse through the list of featured items! If your lawn has been looking a bit unruly this summer and you are in the market for a used trimmer, there is an auction listing for a Black & Decker Trimmer/ Edger GH400! This trimmer closes in 5 days, on July 25 and is currently priced at just $1.75, four bids after the starting price of $1. This is just one example of the many items and great deals to be found through this government auction!
Take a look through the collection at Ibid.illinois.gov and start bidding on items today!
Municibid is an online government auction website that is designed to sell surplus and forfeited goods to the public.
Browse through the featured listings or choose a specific category to sort through, such as: Computers & IT or Snow Removal. Currently in the Featured Listings section is a Sharp AR-205 Digital Imager Copier, which will surely make your photocopying quicker and less expensive, as this large-scale machine is currently just $100, with just over 17 days left in the auction! Another featured listing is a 1979 Hamerly Fire Engine! This truck is currently $2,500.00 and will expire on 7-28-10! Whether you are looking for a functional piece of office equipment or a bright red fire truck for your town or museum, this website has it all!
Take a look at the online government auction, Municibid.com today!
The City of Boston, Massachusetts auctions abandoned and impounded vehicles through the Transportation Department and Boston Police Department.
Auctions occur several times a year, the next such sale is scheduled for July 26, 2010. This vehicle auction will feature 35 cars ranging from Ford and Dodge to Mercedes and Lexus makes! You might, for example, be interested in a 2002 black Acura or a car built for rugged trains and utility, a grey 2001 Jeep. All purchases must be paid in full and in cash at the time of the sale. Though this is the only auction currently scheduled for the City of Boston, there will surely be more to come, so check back often!
Go to Cityofboston.gov/transportation/abandoned/auction.asp for more information and a full list of auction items!
The state of Georgia periodically schedules live auctions, in addition to supporting a more frequent e-auctions webpage for the public.
Although there are not any live public auctions currently scheduled, you may want to check back with some frequency to see when they will be held. However, while you are on this page, you can take advantage of the link to the Georgia Government online auctions, which are held on GovDeals, Ebay, and Public Surplus. The state has 76 items for sales at the moment, distributed throughout the three sites. For example, you might be interests in purchasing a bundle of stacking chairs and folding chairs with racks for a school or home. The current bid for these chairs is $565.00!
Take a look at chairs and more by logging onto Surplusproperty.doas.georgia.gov!
The State of Minnesota Department of Administration Surplus Services offers an official online auction where the public can bid on state acquired property.
Most of the items on this site are vehicles, although there is one air hockey table open for bidding, in addition to several pieces equipment designed for food service. If you are in the market for a small car for easy parking and maneuvering, you might like the two-door coupe: 1993 Ford Thunderbird LX, which is currently $410! For something larger, check out the Truck 4x4: 2002 Ford F350, now $3,700! If you are already set with cars and looking for a fun motorcycle, MinnBid has those too, like a 2003 Harley Davidson! This motorcycle starts at $250 and is currently $5,750 with one week left!
View these three items and other items worth bidding on at Minnbid.org/secure/default.aspx!
GOVT vehicles direct is an online purchasing website that auctions government vehicles and GSA Fleet Vehicles from around the country.
Current inventory is arranged by year, make, model, color, miles, current bid, location, and time left before the auction ends. There are currently 27 vehicles in the auction ranging from larger SUVs to smaller coupes. If you have a family or lifestyle that requires comfort and durability, you might be interested in the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Grey with an 8-Cylinder engine. The current bid on this Jeep is $10,000! For something a little smaller, there is a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4-door currently $4,300!
Take a look at Govtvehiclesdirect.com online government auction and begin bidding on your next vehicle today!
There is always something to be said for doing your internet shopping through a site you can trust! Here, you will be purchasing products from the city of Albany through the trusted Ebay Company.
The City of Albany currently has 25 items available on its Ebay site ranging from paper and vacuum bags to steel fuel tanks and a Gardall Fire Proof Safe. If you are looking for a safe that will keep your most important documents and precious valuables safe in the event of a fire or break-in, you may want to consider the Gardall Fire Proof Safe. This safe is sold with a combination and key. Starting at just $10.00, this product quickly escalated in price to the current $565.55!
Log on to Shop.ebay.com/nyssurplus-albany for your chance to bid and find other government items in the auction!
The State of Delaware periodically schedules Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Auctions, which generally take place in the Spring and Fall.
Though there are not any upcoming auctions for vehicles and heavy equipment, there are several online auctions that offer state inventory to the public. You might, for example be interested in looking through the fleet of cars acquired by the Delaware government. These vehicles include a 1998 Ford Van, 2004 Dodge Taurus, and a 1987 Chevy Van along with numerous other options. Other Delaware online auctions include: Trucks, Planes, Cars, Busses, and others. You can browse through the other two Government Liquidation Services attached to this page, including: US Gov Bid and America’s Best Bus Deals.
Learn more and begin bidding online at Gss.omb.delaware.gov/surplus/auction.shtml!
If you are looking for an online auction that is both familiar and affiliated with the government, you might be interested in the Maryland Auction on Ebay!
This website features 20 results that range from a Ladies 14K Yellow Gold Seaside Motif Jewelry Set to a 1978 Plastic Red Corvette. While the lovely jewelry has 14 bids bringing it to the current price of $275.99, the toy car is just$0.99. The website also has several collector’s items for auction, including a variety of coins like the 1977 $5 Pence Silver Jubilee and the 1903/O Morgan Dollar. There is also a 1915 $5 Gold Piece for auction, which is currently $315.00!
Check out these products and many more online at Shop.ebay.com/merchant/mdcompfranchot!
The US Marshals Service offers an Asset Forfeiture Program, which allows the public to bid on formally private, now, state acquired assets!
For example, you have the opportunity to bid on a single family home in East Alton, Illinois from August 2, 2010 through August 4, 2010 with a minimum bid offer of $16,250. Simply register and begin your bidding online! You may also choose to search through the categories of: Real estate, Cars, Coins, Collectibles, Computers, Jewelry, Memorabilia, and more! Other property auctions include land in Lehigh Acres, FL, Chattooga, GA, Viola, KS, and more throughout the United States.
Take a look at Justice.gov/marshals/assets/assets.html for a large government auction that allows you to bid on forfeited assets!
The US General services Administration offer programs and opportunities to acquire federal property!
Simply choose a state from the “Property for Sale and Lease” map and search through the results. For example, if you are looking for a property in New York, you currently have three to choose from: A lighthouse on Fishers Island, a commercial barn in Massena, and a large land sale: the 840 acre Plum Island. Bidding is conducted online or through a representative depending on the property. Currently, twenty-four other states have properties open for auction through this GSA program.
Take a look at these interesting New York properties in addition to numerous other options throughout the country online at Propertydisposal.gsa.gov!
If you are looking to make a land purchase that has been acquired by the governments, you might be interested in the property listed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Currently FDIC has just one property for auction, which is single family home sitting on a 3-acre parcel of land in Athens, Texas. Although this is the only item available for auction through FDIC at the moment, it is worth checking back often for new items and property acquisitions. The price of this listing is advertised: “$45,000.00 OR best offer!” Bidding will be conducted through an FDIC Sales Center Manager who is reachable by e-mail and telephone.
Go to Fdic.gov/buying/owned/bargain/index.html to view this Athens, Texas home and make a bid!
If you have ever wondered what happens to posted and mailed merchandise that never reaches a destination, you can find out at a United States Postal Service Auction!
The USPS holds live auctions in the Atlanta Mail Recovery Center for unclaimed, damaged, and claim-paid merchandise. Upcoming auctions are scheduled on Wednesdays: August 4, 2010, August 25, 2010, September 15, 2010, October 13, 2010, November 18, 2010, and December 15, 2010. All auctions are described as, “All Merchandise” auctions and begin at 10:00am. Inspection of merchandise is held before bidding begins from 8:30am-10:00am.
For location information and auction rules, take a look at Usps.com/auctions!
If you live in or around the Minneapolis area, the 2010 Police Auction Sale is a convenient government auction specializing in bicycles and general property.
Upcoming auctions include: July 29, 2010, September 16, 2010, September 23, 2010, and October 21, 2010. These are all bicycle auctions with the exception of the September 23rd event, which is a general property auction. Viewing and inspection of items begins at 4:00pm while the auction and bidding begin promptly at 6:00pm in the Minneapolis Police Warehouse. Unfortunately this website does not offer any current or past inventory lists, so it is difficult to assess to property that will be auctioned. An additional link on this website page will bring you to a Minneapolis Impound Lot Vehicle Auction page.
Refer to Ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/about/auctions.asp for more detailed auction information.
In addition to property sales, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation offers “auctions” for excess office equipment through sealed bid sale.
Although there is not an online inventory list or any pictures, there is on-site screening of available items before the sealed bid sale begins. Items that are generally featured in the auctions include: Mainframe Equipment, Computers, Printers, Copiers, Typewriters, Office Furniture, Office Supplies, and Food Preparation/ Servicing Equipment. Information regarding upcoming sales can be obtained by sending a brief e-mail of interest to TiWright@fdic.gov. General geographic locations of FDIC offices can be found on this website.
Check out Fdic.gov/buying/otherasset/fdicexcess/index.html for more information and auction information!
The Chicago Police Department holds public auctions for unclaimed and abandoned general merchandise.
Ace Auctioneers generally conducts the auctions for the Police Department during the year. Acquired items in the auctions usually include: Bicycles, Car Tires, Television Sets, Cameras, VCRs, Radios, Power Tools, Clothing, Snow Blowers, and more! Though the dates are tentative, upcoming auctions are scheduled for: August 12, 2010, October 9, 2010, and December 11, 2010. Auctions are held in Chicago, Illinois inside the Westside Technical Institute. Since there is not an online catalogue, viewing and product examination will take place before sales begin from 8:30am to 9:55am; auctions begin at 10:00am.
Take a look at Aceauctioneers.com/Chicago_Police/chicago_police.html for more details and information!
The Tennessee Valley Authority periodically offers items in auctions.
This link will bring you to a page that describes recent and upcoming live-auctions, while also providing a link to the state’s online government auction at GovDeals.com. A recent auction under the direction of The Tennessee Valley Authority Investment Recovery took place on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. This auction included: Cable, Wooden spools, Stainless steel auger bits, Fiberglass pipe fittings, Gasket Materials, Metal cabinets, Steel scaffolding parts, Conduit fittings, and more! Though there are not currently any future auctions listed on the site, it is worth checking often for information regarding upcoming sales!
Take a look at live and online auction information at Tva.gov/surplus!
Kincaid Auction Service House is located in Abilene, Texas and periodically offers government auctions.
This auctioneer specializes in Estate Sales, City Auctions, Antiques, and Municipal and Government Entities. A government/ jewelry auction was recently offered through Kincaid on June 3, 2010. There is not any information available about future and upcoming auctions at this time, although there are two phone numbers listed for further information. Since there is not an online catalogue to review products there is a viewing hour before the auctions begin. Generally the sale begins at 6:30pm while inspection starts at 5:30pm!
Check Kashauction.homestead.com/index.html often for announcements about upcoming government auctions in Abilene, Texas!
MEA Auctions is a North Carolina based auction company that specializes in federal and state sales.
Currently there is one auction scheduled for August 6, 2010 in Linden, North Carolina. This will be a Police Auction, with all items coming from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. There are over 200 vehicles in a wide array of makes, models, and years, scheduled for this auction. For example, you might be interested in placing a bid on a 1972 Dodge Challenger, or you might have your sights set on something a bit newer, like a 2005 GMC Canyon Truck. This auction is scheduled to begin at 10:00am with a registration and preview session starting at 8:00am.
Take a look at Meaauctions.com/faqs.cfm for all upcoming government auction sales!
Downtown Motorcar Sales is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and hosts car and US Marshal’s auctions throughout the year.
Although there are not any US Marshal’s Auctions scheduled for upcoming dates, one was recently held, which auctioned a variety of vehicles from a 1984 Harley Davidson Sportster XLX to a 2010 Camaro RS SS. This auction featured luxury cars like: 2003 BMW 745LI, 2004 Jaguar X, 2004 Lexus LS430, and a 2005 Lexus RX 330. Pictures and brief descriptions are provided on the website, making it easy to decide whether you would like to participate in the auction. In the past auction a preview was held from 8:00am – 10:00am and the sale began at 10:00am.
Check out Downtownmotorcarsales.com/auctions.asp for information regarding upcoming US Marshal’s auctions!
As the largest and most reputable online government surplus land auction company in the US, GovernmentAuction.com is a great place to start your land search. While this is not a government owned company, they do work closely with a number of government agencies to purchase land in bulk. And all land is sold with a guaranteed free and clear title, saving you the worry!
Sign up with this website to participate in the bidding immediately. They have lists of upcoming live auctions and current live auctions for you to search through. But do not wait until the auctions end! Go to GovernmentAuction.com now.
Browse through the different categories of auctions online now at ArStateSurplus.com. They have a few different categories to get you started. There are also helpful hints for first time users. They walk you through the different terms such as auction and bid and explain the process in a way that is comprehensive and easy to understand.
Each item has a good description next to it to help you decided whether or not it is right for you. Browse through their office equipment, lawn equipment, vehicles, and more!
Go to ARStateSurplus.com now and get started with your online bidding before the auctions run out of time!
Go to RoberstonAuto.com when you are looking for a list of upcoming car auctions. This company works closely with corporate businesses and governmental contract administrations to bring you great car auctions.
Select the city that you are looking to attend an auction in and view the current inventory. They update their lists often to give you accurate information about the auctions that you will attend. There are pictures and descriptions of the lots to help you prepare for the auctions.
Pick your auction city, state, and date to find and bid on the vehicle that you have been searching for!
Go to TXAuctionOnline.com to find a list of current auctions to place online bids on. These auctions are on items from government auctions, US Marshall Service assets, as well as a variety of other categories.
They have jewelry, electronics, vehicles, and a category for everything else to help you find what you are looking for.
Currently the jewelry they have up for auction is priced high but that is because of its high quality. There are platinum diamond and emerald dangling earrings, rose and yellow gold earrings, diamond and south sea pearl earrings, etc.
Visit TXAuctionOnline.com now and start bidding!