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Government Auctions Blog
Don't Be A (Crash Test) Dummy
This 2006 Ford Fusion is currently up for auction and although it is a crash test vehicle we see an amazing opportunity presented here. Many of you might not know it but crash test cars are prohibited from local and highway use, however, this could be your chance to walk away with some serious cash! If stripped, parts for this car alone could easily be worth thousands. And with a current bid of only $800 we don't need to tell you just how lucrative this investment can be. VIN # 3FAFP06Z26R127780 Auction ends 8/7.
Labels: auction, crash test, ford, Fusion, vehicles
What Do You Collect? Is It Cars?
This picture is of a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur, and it is only one of 18 collectible cars that will be auctioned off by Uncle Sam in the near future. The auction date is not yet set, but the auction willl almost definately take place soon somewhere in South Florida (FL).
Here are the other cars that the government is getting ready for this auction: 1970 Lincoln Mark III, 1964 Buick Riviera, 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III, 1985 Mercedes 380 SL, 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7, 1981 Chevy El Camino SS, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 1964 Chevy Corvair, 1969 Ford Mustang, 1966 Olds Toronado, 1966 Chevy Corvair, and four Ford Thunderbirds, years 1960, 1962, 1965, and 1967, 1978 Cadillac Seville, and a 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.
Put down your rookie baseball cards, and use this to build the most enviable collection ever!
Labels: Buick, Cadillac, cars, Chevy, Corvair, Cougar, DeVille, El Camino, ford, Lincoln, Mark III, Mercedes, Mercury, Olds, Riviera, Rolls Royce, Seville, Silver Spur, Thunderbird, Toronado
Real Deals on Real Estate
The US Treasury Department just sold this Multi-Family home in Sanford, Maine (ME) for $88,000. What a steal!
Here are the details:
Address: 177 Lebanon Street, Sanford, Maine 04073
Parcel No: MAP R-8, Lot 28
2006 Annual Taxes: $2,581.28 +/- a year
Age: 82 years
Zoning: DR/Dense Residential
Total Living Space: 984 +/- sq. ft. on each level
Total Site Area: 0.46 +/- acre
This was a two level duplex with two 984 sq. ft. apartments -- one on each level. Each apartment came with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, dining area, and living room. The general property also included a 960 sq. ft. basement, wrap-around porches, and an attached 2 level garage, and was conveniently located in close proximity to schools, employment, and shopping in the area. What's more is that the property was vacant and rental incomes for each apartment are approx. $800 per month in the area. Now, $1600 in rental income here would easily have paid your mortgage . . . and so in the end, this house could have been yours for free. Get it? Get on it!
Labels: auction, homes, houses, Maine, ME, multi-family, real estate, Sanford
Smile You Little Subatomic Particle!
One of the Department of Energy's labs in California recenlty sold this Nikon UFX laboratory camera online. Here are the details:
Model: UFX; Serial Number 121108
Has a BNC and a 28-pin cable attached. Note on eye piece: Leitz Periplan GF 12.5x; Leitz Periplan 10x.
Overall Size: 7" x 6 1/2" x 16"H
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs.
The auction ended two days ago, and the winnig bid was only $45. What's the actual retail value? It is easily more a thousand. This can be you next time
Labels: auction, CA, California, cameras, electronics, Lab, lab equipment, Laboratory, laboratory supplies, Nikon, UFX
Own Your Own City? Light It Up!
Wow! Check this out: the NJ state government is auctioning off this lot of 120 bright yellow pedestrian traffic lights.
Buy them for the street crossings in a city that you own, or to decorate your surroundings. If not that, well we guess you can buy them cheap and then resell them individually for a profit. This is being offered as one lot, and bidding starts at -- man-o-man -- only $25.
Labels: auction, New Jersey, NJ, pedestrian, traffic lights
Ponies For Sale. . . . Albeit Painted.
The federal government has this asset in the preview stage, and getting ready for an auction, which will begin at only $100.
What is it? Art. Specifically, a set of five hundred limited edition prints named, "Painted Ponies." If you are an art dealer, this is definately for you. If not, well maybe this might help you become one.
And if you're not really into painted horses, the government sells live horses and burro too.
Labels: art, artist, auction, burro, horses, limited edition, Painted Ponies, paintings, ponies, prints
Does This Compute?
For those of you who know, calculators, especially scientific ones can be quite expensive. Enter the Texas Instruments model TI-85 scientific calculator. With a current bid of $40 and about a week left to bid this is one of the least expensive calculators we've seen on the auction block. This baby easily retails for over $100. Register, bid, and calculate your savings!!
Labels: auction, calculators, electronics, scientific, Texas Instruments, TI-85
Projection Jection What's Your Vection?
Take a look at this Ez Pro 550 projector now being auctioned off by the government. This auction also includes the original carrying case and electric cord with remote and video cables. There are tons of other projectors on the auction block right now but this one caught our eye because of it's price. With just 4 days left, the current bid is only at $1! For a fully-functioning projector that's a deal that can't be beat!
Labels: auction, electronics, EZ Pro, office equipment, projectors
'Da Plane! Da Plane! ...Da Cessna Plane!'
The cast at "Fantasy Island" may not have known, but the government actually auctions off all kinds of aircraft and commercial vehicles. Take a peek at this beautiful 2000 Cessna 172R N456CM aircraft. We don't know how much you know about planes but maybe you know a lot, so here are some specs:
KC 140 Auto Pilot * KLN 89B GPS
KR 87 ADF * KX 155A With Glide Slope
76 C Transponder * KMA Audio Panel
Interior #9 * Exterior #9
BTW, the current bid is only $50,000. Auction ends in less than 2 weeks.
Labels: 172R, aircraft, airplanes, auction, Cessna, Fantasy Island, N456CM, planes
A Treasure Trove of Bikes!
Currently up for auction is this lot of new and used bicycles. There are fifteen bicycles in total, all of which are assorted brands and models. Here are just some of the brand names: Schwinn, Nishiki, Next, Magna, Huffy, etc. With a current bid of just $60.99 and 4 days remaining, there is no reason why anyone should miss out on this amazing deal.
Labels: auction, bicycles, bikes, Huffy, lot, Schwinn
$1 Computer Accessories
Everyone loves a good cheap deal and here is a perfect example of one. With a current bid of only $1 this Compaq keyboard with mouse (model kb-9965) could quite possibly be yours. They are said to be in working condition and were only used for less than 6 months. Auction ends 8/3.
Labels: auction, Compaq, Computers, keyboard, mouse
Your Swan Song
This is one of the government's more unusual auctions, nevertheless, we felt it worth a mention because of it's pleasant peculiarity. This 2 person pedal boat (which seats 3!) was made in 1999 and is stated to be in very good condition. The current bid is up to $950 with a little over a week left to bid so hurry and become a member today.
Labels: auction, boats, pedal boats, swan
Become a Carpet-Cleaning Pro!
Now is your chance to become your very own carpet cleaner! Although you might never have actually aspired to being a carpet cleaner, cleaning your own carpets can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars and this Windsor Electra-matic EM-21A Carpet Shampooer is the perfect device to help you. Wait till you hear the current price... With just 1 day and 2 hours remaining the current bid for this extremely useful machine is only $50! Register and save today.
Labels: auction, carpet, cleaner, Windsor
2007: A Government Space Odyssey!
For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to be in a hyperbaric chamber (and we know you ponder that often) -- this might be your chance! This Vitaeris 320 hyperbaric chamber can quite possibly be yours for around $8000! (That's the current bid.) Hey, that's not a bad price considering equipment like this is typically in the tens if not hundreds of thousands. Your body will also thank you! This government auction ends 8/16.
Labels: auction, chamber, hyperbaric, medical equipment, medical supplies, Vitaeris
The Magic School Bus
Aaah-- How we miss the good ol' days of riding on the schoolbus and shooting spitballs at the aloof bus driver. Well maybe you weren't as mischievous as some of us at GovernmentAuctions.org but you definitely will be as smart if you check out this next auction. With a current bid of only $500 this Carpenter 3800 Series school bus could quite possibly be yours (for the right price!) There are approx. 127k miles. Even if it isn't for practical use for yourself, with a little handiwork you could potentially sell this omnibus for thousands! We jest not. Auction ends 8/11.
Labels: auction, Carpenter, education, school bus, vehicles
This super-professional Sony digital camera is up for sale by the federal government at an auction coming up in sunny Florida in about a week. Don't get left out without an auction winner's smile of your face saying cheese. Register now
Labels: auction, cameras, digital, FL, Florida, professional, Sony
James Bond's 'Other' Car
This 1973 Triumph GT6 MK3 might not be the same car Sean Connery used in the Bond flicks, nonetheless -- it sure is a beauty! Sporting a 6-cylinder engine, this four-speed roadster has an odometer reading of only 72,476! It had been stored in a garage for a number of years so it's stated to be in good condition. This GT6 also has a top speed of 117 mph and can do 0-60 mph in 10.1 seconds. Hey we never said it was a Ferrari but with a current minimum bid of $720 we don't see a reason why anyone would complain. Register and bid on this classic before this deal passes you by!
Labels: antique, auction, autos, cars, roadsters, Triumph GT6 MK3ars, vehicles
Movado: The Other Rolex
We've talked about all types of watches on our blog but never have we talked about this particular kind...Check out this auction for this stunning Movado watch. Movado watches might not come with all the fancy shmancy features many of us are used to seeing, but its their simple yet elegant design that sets them apart from all the other timepieces on the market. This specific auction is taking place on 8/8 and no minimum bid has been set as of yet but you can register to find out where and what time the auction is taking place. Hurry before this offer passes you by!
Labels: auction, Movado, watches
The Modern Day Vespa
If you've always wanted a motorcycle but were too afraid of the commitment, a gas-powered scooter might be the thing for you. They are cheap, economical, and best of all the ladies still dig them! Sure you might not be perceived as some biker brute but you'll still be riding in style and that's what counts. Up for auction on 8/6-8/7 are these two motor scooters (one in red, the other in grey) Both are brand spankin' new and need a home!! Register and get all the info in order to attend this and other auctions!
Labels: auction, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, vehicles
Motorola Has Come a Long Way Since the Startac...
For those in the know the Motorola Razr V3 is currently one of the hottest selling cell phones on the market. Here's your chance to own one of your very own for a fraction of what you'd end up paying in stores. Unlocked versions of this phone are even more expensive so be smart and grab this deal by the horns before its too late! The auction for this item is listed for 8/6 so hurry!
Labels: auction, cell phones, electronics, Motorola, Razr V3
The Perfect Time For a Smoothie
Take a look at this Hamilton Beach blender up for auction right now. With a current bid of just $3 and about a two days left on the auction block we don't have to tell you why this is a great deal. It's also being auctioned through a surplus auction house and there are a ton of other kitchen appliances that are up for grabs that very same day. Register to get the inside scoop on all these amazing deals!
Labels: appliances, auction, blender, Hamilton Beach, kitchen
Home Sweet Home
Feast your eyes on this charming home located in Vancouver, Washington. This 3,272 sq. ft. house comes with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wood stove, and attached 3 car garage. It even comes with a covered RV port! This home is located in the heart of Clark County and is definitely a property worth checking out. The auction for this home will take place on October 4th, but it's never too early to register and get all the needed info now. Keep in mind that the early bird get's the worm
. OK we'll stop with the maxims...
Labels: auction, homes, real estate, Vancouver, WA, Washington
You Are Here
Have you always wanted a GPS system but never could get your mitts on one because of how ridiculously expensive they can be? Well, this might be your lucky day! This stylish Garmin GPS system might be the perfect buy for you. We don't know too much about this item other than it's currently being auctioned off in Miami, FL but we can tell you this auctionhouse is notorious for offering amazing deals. Register and find out more info on this auction today!
Labels: auction, FL, Florida, Garmin, GPS system, Miami
Nuke Your Food
For anyone who is in need of a new microwave, check out this next auction. Currently at a bid of $1 you could potentially be a winner of this GE model microwave, Model:JE740WW003. It might not be a state of the art microwave but its got the basic type of functionality everyone wants, plus -- it works! Auction ends 8/6.
Labels: auction, GE, General Electric, kitchen, microwaves
Mr. Ed's Loveshack
If you're looking for a horse trailer, you're in luck. Up for auction is this '87 Jackson 2 horse tandem axle trailer. The size is approximately 9.5' x 5.5'. There are currently 8 bids on this trailer and the current bid is at $766. This trailer might not be cheap but your horse will thank you. Auction end 8/3.
Labels: auction, horses, Jackson, trailers
Get Some Cement, Make 'em Sleep With the Fishes
We're kidding! We DO NOT condone cement shoes! We do however urge you to check out this auction for a $2 bag of cement! All you handymen out there know just how much a bag of cement can cost at Home Depot, which is why this is the perfect chance for you to get it for a fraction of what you'd pay in stores. There are currently 4 days left to bid so hurry up and register with us for the info on this cement before it's sold to the Mafia...kidding! -- please don't come after us.
Labels: auction, cement, Holnam, industrial, Portland, supplies
Hey, You Missed a Spot!
We at GovernmentAuctions.org pride ourselves in bringing all types of different auctions to your attention, whether it be cars, homes, boats, jewelry, etc. We even love talking about the less popular "niche" items. (see yesterday's Count Basie albums) Another niche item which caught our eye today is this lot auction for various janitorial equipment. This auction includes the following: Various brands and styles of floor polishers, carpet cleaners, vacuums, scrubbers, burnishers, etc. Many of these items are in perfect working condition and some would be best used for parts. Now some people might ponder why anyone would want this stuff, but with a current bid of $810 (10 bidders so far) and about a day remaining, this auction is obviously quite popular. Register now and get the inside scoop on this auction before it's too late...
Labels: auction, cleaning, janitorial equipment, supplies