Do you ever wonder what happens to property that is no longer needed by government agencies or that has been seized by police? Various federal, state, and local government and law enforcement agencies across the country sell these items through public auction sales. Government auctions are completely free and open for anyone to attend and participate. These sales provide buyers an opportunity to obtain products at bargain prices while generating much needed revenue for the government.
Government auctions are conducted both on-site and online. On-site auctions usually include expensive items such as cars, SUVs, boats, and aircrafts. The advantage of this type of auction is that it allows the buyer to inspect these items in person. Online auctions can also offer much of the same items found at on-site auctions, as well as a convenient opportunity for more people to participate. You can find items such as computers, appliances, fitness equipment, clothing, tools, school supplies, jewelry, furniture, and more. Just about anything you can imagine can probably be purchased at a government or police auction, and usually for just a fraction of the original cost.
The State of Oklahoma’s Department of Central Services holds online auctions of their surplus property where you can find everything from appliances to electronics to clothing. You can browse and bid on these items from the comfort of your home or office. All the merchandise is searchable by most popular, most recently added, keyword, and category. You will need to register for an account and pay a nominal service fee for any winning bid. Additionally, the state also holds on-site public auctions of vehicles and heavy equipment. These auctions are held on the second Friday of each month. You can view a listing of available vehicles along with their photos, mileage, condition and VIN here.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana Police Department conducts online auctions of surplus, found, or seized property. Miscellaneous items include small electronics, computer items, household items, cell phones, automobile accessories, and jewelry. These auctions are continuous and allow the public to browse and bid on these items 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
In Howard County, Maryland, surplus property is sold through online auctioning provided by Public Surplus, LLC. You can find items such as office equipment, furniture, computers, building supplies, and more. All items are sold to highest bidder and payment is made via PayPal. You can view these items here.
These are just a few examples of the many government auctions that are currently taking place all across the country. A government auction can be a great opportunity to find items you are looking for at fantastic prices. You can find notices of these public auctions at the Free Public Records Directory. You can search for upcoming auctions by state, county, municipality, or zip code. There you can also find information about and links to foreclosures, inmate records, unclaimed property, sex offenders, and other public records.