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Friday, January 16, 2015

Technology Tips For Successful Auction-Goers

Technology Blackboard

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that it’s 2015. That’s the year that was depicted in the timeless science fiction classic Back to the Future Part II, where Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown use the Delorean time machine to transport themselves far into the future. According to the film, everyone should have hover boards and flying cars by now. On this prediction, the film wasn’t too far off: do a basic Google search for either of those two seemingly improbable inventions and you will see that they both already exist, albeit not in the way that was depicted in the film and not readily available to the masses yet, but impressive nonetheless. Anyway, we digress. Since it’s 2015, we wanted to touch upon some useful technology tips that you can use as an auction-goer to make this year more profitable and efficient than ever. These tips can be used by anyone, even if you are not a reseller. Also, you can use them no matter if you’re attending a government auction, estate sale, garage sale, or other venue.

Sourcing Items For Resale

One of the most important factors when sourcing items for resale online or otherwise is knowing what similar items are selling for. This is why having an internet-connected smartphone is absolutely crucial to your success. With a smartphone, you can quickly and easily look up prices online for specfic items. Furthermore, we recommend downloading the eBay and Amazon apps so that you can look up prices directly on those sites. With the eBay app, you can look at completed listings to see what that specific item or similar items recently sold for.

Make Payments Easily

These days most auctions accept credit and debit cards as a form of payment. In fact, if credit cards are accepted we would encourage you to use them as long as you pay them off right away. This way you earn points while buying items. Having a smartphone handy will allow you to quickly transfer money into the right accounts.

​Take Pictures With Your Phone to Save Time

If you are selling expensive items and you really need high quality photos then you should definitely still use a quality camera. However, for most items, a smartphone will suffice. For example, I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which has a 16 megapixel camera, and the photo quality is excellent. After you’re done taking pictures you can quickly upload them straight from your phone to the cloud (Google Drive or Drop Box) with a single button. From there, you can upload the pictures to any online marketplace. This simple trick has literally saved me hundreds of hours over the last couple of years when listings items online. You can also use your phone to take pictures at auctions in order to keep a digital record of items that have sold and how much they sold for. This will make it easier for you to know whether or not an item is a good deal in the future.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2003 BMW X5 SUV: Where Rugged Meets Luxury

X5Looking for a luxury SUV that’s got power and looks to match? Well you’ve come to the right place, because now up for online auction is this 2003 BMW X5 SUV in black. This vehicle comes standard with a 3.0 liter V6 engine, automatic transmission, power windows, power steering, power seats, keyless entry, air conditioner, leather interior, power sunroof, alarm system, factory wheels, AM/FM/CD players, luggage rack, and just over 65k miles. The vehicle is in fantastic condition both inside and out, but the starter does need to be replace. The current asking price for this BMW is just $4,313 with no bids as of yet. The winning bidder will be required to put down a deposit of $863, so we strongly recommend that you come in and preview it in person prior to deciding to bid on it. This online auction ends in precisely 14 days, 22 hours, and 8 minutes so hurry up and click here right now to find out more about it!

 

 


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Posted in autos, Online Auction, Online Auction Items, Surplus
Monday, January 12, 2015

Single Family Home in Virginia Beach, VA: It’s a Steal!

VA beachHave a look at this next auction deal for a beautiful home located in Virginia Beach, VA that’s now currently available for online bid. Originally built back in 2005, this two story home contains approximately 1,650 square feet with a lot size of just 2,500 square feet. Inside of it, you’ll discover 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, and an attached single car garage. Additional amenities of the home include a furnished kitchen (major appliances include a refrigerator, range, and dishwasher), hardwood floors, carpeted floors on the upper level, and one additional off-street parking spot. The home itself is in great shape both inside and out, however we still strongly suggest all potential bidders come in and preview the property first. The current asking price for it is just $175,000 with no bids as of yet. This auction ends in exactly 18 days, 1 hour, and 10 minutes so click here now to find out all about!


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Posted in Online Auction, Online Auction Items, real estate, Seized
Monday, January 12, 2015

Hyster S60XL Forklift: Pick Things Up and Put Them Down Again!

s60Next up on the auction block is this fantastic deal on a Hyster S60XL forklift. This heavy machinery was recently declared as surplus by the US government and is now available for online bid to the general public. The forklift looks good aesthetically, but as of right now it is inoperable due to an issue with shifting into the correct gear. With a bit of know-how and some handiwork though, this forklift can be up and running in now time! The winning bidder will be solely responsible for the forklifts removal, so all potential bidders should be aware of that before bidding. The current asking price for it is just $2,500 with 2 online bids already placed. This auction will be ending in exactly 3 days and 30 minutes so be sure to click here now so you can find out all about this and other amazing deals on forklifts and heavy machinery!

 


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Posted in Machinery, Online Auction, Online Auction Items, Surplus
Monday, January 12, 2015

2006 Contender Tournament 31 Fishing Boat: Get It While It’s Hot!

contender Let’s start today’s deals off with this gorgeous 2006 Contender Tournament 31 fishing boat now currently up for online auction! This boat is in great shape and comes with with a 250 hp 2008 Yamaha four stoke outboard motor with approximately 1900 hours of use on it. This online auction also includes a 1998 Owens and Sons Marine boat trailer with aluminum slide-on, model DBTRAS02715000. The triple axle trailer is in great condition too and comes with a 2 5/16th hitch. The winner of this auction will be solely responsible for the boats removal, so keep that in mind before bidding on it. The current asking price for this item is $35,300 with 14 online bids already placed. If you’d like to learn more about this online deal ending in less than 24 hours, simply click here to activate your 3 day free trial account!

 


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