Category Archives: Seized

Nationwide Sale Unclaimed or Abandoned Merchandise

On Wednesday February 17 at 11am a huge online auction begins. The auction is a huge nationwide sale of merchandise that was unclaimed and/or abandoned at port sites! There are 36 different lots of goods being auctioned off and it is quite and exciting group of deals! From leather jackets, footwear, imitation jewelry, and leather sandals, to Scion hoods and trunks, gasoline drill hammers, aircraft parts and ball pen ink, there is quite an eclectic group of items up for sale! Some neat highlights from the auction are a really nice looking 2007 Mercedes Benz that looks like it was abandoned by its owner starting at just 1 dollar and some expensive medical equipment also starting a a super low $1. These type of abandoned merchandise auctions are a great chance to get great deals on good stuff that was left behind by its owner. Each lot is like another hidden gem filled with great stuff. This auction ends Thursday February 18 at 11am (all times listed are in Eastern Time) and then it is no more. Check out all the other lots up for auction and place your bid by clicking here to head over to and sign up for your FREE 3 day trial!

Bid on your dream Florida home!

If you have ever thought of buying a house in the beautiful Miami FL, then the recent weather plunge probably reminded you of your Southern bound aspirations. With the first really cold bought of winter weather finally hitting the northern east coast, a nice house with a pool to swim in and porch to soak up some sun would be wonderful. Well, crossing the auction block is just that! Located in the community of Sweetwater Estates in the Tamiami area of Miami, this 1 level house is full to bursting with space and amenities. It boast 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and attached 1 car garage. Added to the usual amenities is a covered porch, a beautiful in ground swimming pool, and the privacy of a fenced in property! The auction will be held on location, Tuesday, January 26 with the property open for inspection on 2 following Sundays, January 17 and January 24th from the hours of 1:00-4:00 pm. To bid on this auction, a $10,000 deposit is required, but when you lay eyes on the property you realize that it is worth it. This really is a beautiful home and if you are at all interested, click here to head over to to look at more pictures, and get more information, along with a FREE 3 day trial!


Huge variety of items up for auctions!

On December 9 there will be a large one day auction for a huge variety of goods. This is your chance to once again benefit from and buy a huge variety of goods at way below retail costs. Each item is being auctioned off separately and has it’s own separate bidding. Included in the list of available auctions to bid on are such varied items as:

  • Gas Masks
  • Textile Goods
  • A Capsule Filling Machine
  • Gold Bars
  • Clothing
  • Reading Glasses
  • Glass Chandeliers
  • Watches
  • Wood Carvings
  • Lights
  • Automotive Rims
  • Playground Accessories
  • Salon Tools
  • Toys & Video Games
  • Face Lift Machine
  • Sports Bracelets
  • Medical Freezer
  • Wine & Brandies
  • LED Speakers
  • Solar Panels
  • Lawn Mowers

…and HUNDREDS of more items! Keep in mind, that this is a ONE day auction that begins December 9 at 11:00 AM and ends on December 10 at 11:00 AM so the bidding will be quicker than usual. To find out more about these auctions, such all the available lot’s you can bid on, bid deposits and and other information, click here to head to and subscribe for your FREE 3 day trial.

California Dreamin’

houseIf you are looking for a new home, look no further than Elk Grove, California. Elk Grove is less than 20 minutes from downtown Sacramento and most importantly, located in beautiful sunny California. This auction is for a single family home in a homey 1,824 sq ft. house constructed recently in 1996. The house is built on a sizable 6,024 sq ft tract of land and is a one level home. Inside the house there are 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large kitchen, a dining room, a living room with a fireplace, a utility room, a family room, a patio, and an attached 3-car garage. It is equipped with electricity water gas and sewer lines and a large yard. The home is located in the established community of Parkside at Laguna and the auction is going to be held on the property on November 17. The open house date to inspect the house before the auction begins, are November 7-14. 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Registration for the Auction starts at 12:30, 30 minutes before the auction start time. The reserve bid will be established at the auction. This is a seized real property auction and one of countless home auctions that you can have access to at To find out more about this auction, or to search for countless other home, or any other type of auctions, head over to or click here to sign up for your FREE 3 day trial!


The Cream Of The Crop Of Chevy Silverados

chevy silveradoThis vehicle is of the type that any Chevy Silverado forum dreams of discussing. You can bet all four of your tires that you won’t find any vehicle nearly as awesome as this tricked out 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. This incredible truck has been customized by MCM Vehicles, a company specializing in extremely high performance on and off road SUV’s and other vehicles. This pristine Chevy Silverado has a low mileage of just 12,634 miles (over the course of nearly 3 years!)

This 2013 Chevrolet is loaded up with an automatic transmission for its powerful v8 engine. Also included in this blacked out customized SUV are Power Windows, Power Seats, Power Door Locks and Power Steering. Air Conditioning is, of course, included in this amazing deal. This pick up truck comes with 4 Doors as well as an adjustable open/close Tailgate. The truck bed comes with a specialized cover for use even while driving, and the vehicle cabin is enclosed by a sturdy hardtop roof. Leather Seats are included for your luxurious comfort, and audio entertainment is within arms reach by means of in-vehicle perks, including AM Radio, FM Radio, and a CD Player. There is, of course, a built-in alarm System. This truck comes with Baja ATZ 35X12.50R20LT Tires from Mickey Thompson, and are supported by specialty blacked out After Market 20″ Eagle Alloys Rims. Keys are included for this fully functional black on black 2013 Silverado, and easy access to the cabin is guaranteed by the built in Running Boards. Some included options are the very useful Back up camera, Back up sensors, and window wind visors. This car comes with a powerful tow package as well. Other than the regular wear and tear, this vehicle is in prime condition, and is just itching to be driven.

You can be the very first bidder on this top of the line, souped up custom 2013 Chevy Silverado. With all customizations and upgrades included, this vehicle is easily worth at least $35,000 – yet the starting bid is just $15,813! There are just 12 days left in the auction. You have until Noon (12 PM Central Time) on October the fourteenth to claim this wonderful device as your own.  For any further information, simply click here to subscribe to for your FREE 3 day trial today!

Government Surplus Auction Guide

Government Surplus Auction Guide

Government Surplus Auction Guide

Hey there! We heard that you want to know how a typical government auction works, and we would love to help you understand everything from beginning to end.Here’s a behind the scenes look at the government surplus auctions scene from our comprehensive experiences in the field as well as from an online government auctions websites perspective. 

There are two main categories of federal government auctions:

A) Seized Property Auctions:

This includes government seized car auctions, other seized auctions, seized auto auction, etc.

B) Surplus Property Auctions:

 This includes original property of the military surplus auction, state auctions like Wisconsin surplus auction, and other military surplus auctions.

Seized Property Auctions:

A) come about via

i. Criminal Seizures

Example: Drug trafficker’s home is raided, and his possessions are confiscated because they were purchased with money made from illegal activities.

ii. Tax Seizures

Example: IRS finds individual did not pay the required tax, and seizes the person’s possessions, (like cars, jewelry, and real estate) and sells them with the intent to sell them to satisfy outstanding tax liability. Sometimes these are even sold via online tax lien auctions!

iii. Customs Seizures

Example:  from companies that tried to smuggle merchandise into the country without paying import duties or declaring merchandise properly, or even from people that failed to declare their merchandise properly when returning from a foreign vacation.

All of the above is included as well as any other ill-gotten gains.

Example: Police seizures of stolen property, not claimed by rightful owner within the allotted time, so the property goes into a police seized auction.

Examplelocal sheriff’s sales of foreclosed real estate and other court ordered assets go into federal government auctions that specialize in government property auctions.

Surplus Property Auctions:

These are essentially US government auctions for goods or property that a particular government agency no longer needs or that have been become obsolete by government standards. This category includes state surplus auction sales as well.

Example: a particular state decides to sell its automobiles or other equipment which it no longer has any use for, and it decides to upgrade by selling its unwanted assets in a gov surplus auction.

Example: A state university sells furniture, sports equipment, scientific equipment, or medical supplies to make way for new ones by selling off their holdings in gov surplus auctions.

Example: the US military decides to sell its surplus equipment through a military surplus auction. In the case of the US army, any American military goods that have been classified as surplus are ones that fit the following criteria:

  • Surplus military goods may be becoming too old or obsolete for our military’s current use – like tents, sleeping bags, and clothing, all of which go through some wear and tear over time, and it is only a matter of time before the military deems the items unfit for official use.
  • Military technology advances have created a need to upgrade to current state of the art equipment that is better than the enemy’s equipment. That is to say, when you take a look at any of these items sold in public surplus auctions, you can see on the market that there have been new and upgraded versions created with modified technology that is a better fit for today’s military requirements. Instruments used in the field from the 1980s are very different from the ones the military uses today. They could be made from different materials, might be designed differently, and today are able to withstand colder and hotter temperatures. With all of the above in mind, we can understand the reasoning behind why military surplus goods items are such bargains online. The underlying reason for these amazing deals that you can find at any US government auction is that the military needs to keep our armed forces equipped, armed, and supplied with the most cutting edge military technology that is available today.

Now we understand the structure of the typical government liquidation auction.

Let’s discuss how it all works on your end.

In all these circumstances, the government agency involved (either directly, through online government auctions on government auction sites, or through a third party auctioneer) typically puts up the property at a public oral auction, and the general public is able to attend and bid on the seized or surplus items or property, and the goods go to the highest bidder.

While this works differently for various auctions the larger ones typically make a special list available for the public two to three weeks before the auction. This is a list of items is created by the government agency that will be conducting the sale or auction, and is put out in order to help bidders decide what they want to buy and how much they would like to spend.

There will usually be a one or two-day period several days before the auction during which one must register for the auction, and during which time one can (and should) inspect the merchandise that will be offered up for bid on the auction day.

When you register for the auction, you will typically get a large bidder number and an auction catalog that will list the items up for sale next to their ID numbers. Then, when you walk around the inspection area and physically look at and inspect the goods that will be up for bid, you will notice that they are marked with their ID numbers which you can then look up in the auction catalog.

Sometimes, however, inspection of a particular lot may be in another location altogether, (like some government customs auctions).

Several days later, at the time of the actual auction, the auctioneer will call out the ID number of the item being auctioned off (one-by one), and will give a short description of the item. At that time, the auctioneer will begin soliciting bids. This process will go on until the item is sold to the highest bidder, and then bidding begins on the next item.

For most merchandise or property, full payment will have to be made that day (or within several days) via cash or cashier’s check, and you will have to remove it from the promises yourself.

In the case of real estate or other very expensive items, there is usually a 10 to 20% deposit that will be required on the day of the auction, and you may have from several weeks to a month to pay the balance.

We hope that this guide has educated you on the various types of government surplus auctions, and how to take advantage of the great deals being offered, even if it your first time at the auction house! For any further information, and to view government surplus auctions near you,  simply click here to subscribe to for your FREE 3 day trial.


2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Fun For The Whole Family

2008 Maserati QuattroporteThe Maserati Quattroporte is a vehicle that is in a class of its own. From the outside, it looks like an Italian sports car capable of keeping up with some of the fastest and most aggressive vehicles on the road. The one major difference, though, is a set of extra doors, hence the name Quattroporte. Inside, however, one is welcomed by a spacious interior cabin that bring to mind the inside of a private jet. A classy mixture of leather and wood, not unlike that of a finely appointed reading room, adorns the interior.  This 2008 Maserati has just over 36k miles on the odometer. It’s gray on the outside and has a black leather interior. There are a few visible scratches, but the vehicle is in otherwise good condition. Even if you’re not in the market for a Maserati, this is not an auction you will want to miss. On Monday, March 23, 2015, you will have the chance to preview the car for yourself right before it goes up for auction on the same day. The preview location is in Williamston, SC. In addition, there will be at least 6 other cars auctioned off at this site, including a couple of Toyota Land Cruisers, a 2004 Nissan 350z convertible, and a 2010 Nissan GTR. This is just a small list of cars that will be auctioned off at this site. However, this auction is part of an even bigger online US Treasury Auction that contains over 170 lots of seized vehicles, aircraft, motorcycles, farm, and commercial vehicles across the United States. To learn more about this online auction all you have to do is click here to activate your 3 day free trial account!



SNOW MOBILE: Hit The Slopes With This Mean Machine!

SnowmobileLet’s start the week off with this snowmobile currently up for online auction. The snowmobile needs some work on the engine and may require a new seat, but who cares if you can pick it up for a song. This ride comfortably seats 2 people, has a rear rack, and a ton of other features. This snowmobile is super wide which gives it extra stability when racing down the slopes at neck-breaking speeds. With 4 days and 21 hours left, the current bid on this item is just $25. To find out more about this and other snow mobile auctions, simply click here now to activate your free trial account.

Single Family Home In Perrysburg, Ohio: The Ideal Place To Raise a Family

ranchoNext up on the auction block is this beautiful home located in Perrysburg, Ohio that will be going up for live auction on March 31st, 2015. Built back in 1978 this ranch style home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with dining area, living room, family room with fireplace, a laundry room area, an attached 2 car garage, and rear patio. Additionally, it features 1,568 square feet of living space, a 560 square ft rec room, and it sits on a 0.43 acre lot of land in the established neighborhood of Three Meadows. The live auction will be held at the property itself and bidding will commence at just $5,000 (with a $5,000 deposit by the winning bidder), so if you’d like to find out more about this upcoming live seized property auction then all you have to do is click here in order to activate your 3 day free trial account!



2006 Mercedes Benz CLS 55 AMG Sedan: Both Beauty and Beast!

mercLet’s start today’s auction deals off with this gorgeous 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS 55 AMG Sedan that will be going up in the next couple of days. Whether you want coupe-like styling and grace or the ease of entry that only four doors can provide, this stunning car has got it. This AMG also has a sharp and sexy exterior design and a powerfully smooth V8 engine that handles like a smaller car. This particular model also sports an automatic transmission, leather interior, power everything (doors /locks/ mirrors), heated seats, heated mirrors, premium sound system with GPS navigation, and just 92,508 miles. The vehicle is in overall good condition with only some minor scratches and scuffs. The starting price is set at just $100 so if you’d like to learn more about this online auction then all you have to do is click here to activate your 3 day free trial account!