November 15th, 2013
If you’ve never attended a police auction, you owe it to yourself to give it a try! In our new guide, we tell you all about police auctions and how you can score on some amazing deals.
The guide covers tons of information on police auctions. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be in a great position to bid on all kinds of items, as well as have a lot of fun in the process.
Police auctions include all sorts of confiscated, stolen, abandoned, unclaimed or surplus items; so you never know what you’ll find. They can feature every type of item imaginable – from cars and RVs to household goods and collectibles.
Although you can come across amazing items at below-market prices, a police auto auction is not a place for the uninformed or the unprepared. You need to know what you’re doing to get the best deal.
That’s where our latest guide comes in. So stay tuned to our blog for more information on “Secrets to Finding Deals at Police Auctions.” We’ll let you know when it’s released.
You don’t want to be without it!
October 31st, 2013
The wait is over! The “5 Things You Should Do Before Attending an Auto Auction” guide is available to download! Learn what it takes to get a great vehicle at auction!
Topics covered in our new guide include how to:
- Evaluate Your Mechanical Capabilities Objectively
- Evaluate the Seller
- Review and Research Potential Autos Online
- Inspect Potential Vehicles
- Develop a Bidding Strategy
Many people aren’t even aware some auto auctions are open to the public and held on a regular basis. They don’t even consider an auction as an option when shopping for a quality used car. But they should!
If you want to explore all your vehicle options, you must take advantage of the advice contained in this valuable resource. Armed with the knowledge provided, you’ll be in a great position to bid confidently on vehicles and get the best deal possible.
To access your copy of “5 Things You Should Do Before Attending an Auto Auction,” click here. Also, check out the Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers website and for more information, including upcoming schedules, on collectibles auctions.
October 29th, 2013
Here at Auction Systems, we have many terrific auctions of all types that attract great bidders from all over the area (and all over the world, really, thanks to online bidding). But while bidding in these auctions can be a fun experience, we realize it can also be a bit intimidating if you have never participated in one of our auctions before. Or perhaps you’re completely new to the world of auctions in general.
Don’t worry, we understand the anxiety you may be feeling, and we’ve got the answer. Check out our handy brochure for first-timers, called New Bids on the Block. This easy-to-read brochure is a valuable resource for new auction bidders (and even if you aren’t totally new, you may still find some helpful tips here).
This guide tells you everything you need to know to get the most out of your bidding experience, from registration through pick-up and the entire process in between.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t let your nerves or fear of the unknown cause you to miss out on the thrill of scoring great deals. We have some great Phoenix auctions coming up, so review this brochure now and you’ll be bidding like a pro in no time!
October 24th, 2013
At Auction Systems, we hold many different types of auctions on a frequent basis, so we always have some exciting sales coming up. But even we can only hold so many sales, and we know our customers are always eager to check out great sales. Or maybe you are looking for specific items that may be difficult to find. Whatever your situation, the bottom line is: the more sales you can check out, the better!
That’s why we are so excited to announce our new affiliate auction company, McCormack Auction, San Diego’s premiere real estate and auction company. This is also a great option for our customers from California. (If you aren’t from California, they will ship items that weigh 15 pounds or less.)
Some of their recent auctions have included several seized property auction sales, as well as surplus sales and bankruptcy auctions.
Please note: There is a separate bidding login/signup for the San Diego auctions. So be sure to start the registration process as far in advance as possible before a sale, so that you have plenty of time to register and bid.
Visit our Auctions page to learn more about McCormack Auctions, and also to find out about our upcoming Phoenix auctions.
October 22nd, 2013
Looking for lots of different kinds of auctions (and auction items), but don’t want to have to deal with a bunch of different auction companies? No problem—at Auction Systems, we are your one-stop shop for a wide variety of auctions. And not only can you participate in several different kinds of auctions in one place, but you can even do it all in one day!
At Auction Systems, we’re famous for our marathon auctions. These are mega sales that encompass several different types of auctions: police auctions, bankruptcy auctions, liquidations sales and more. This is a huge day-long auction bonanza!
You won’t find a better selection or a more interesting assortment of items than at our marathon sales. You can bid on everything from computers to sporting goods—along with commercial/restaurant equipment, furniture and appliances.
We have several marathon auctions scheduled for the near future, so be sure to check out our auction listings so you don’t miss out.
October 18th, 2013
Every day people get awesome deals at auto auctions. You can too, if you follow some basic advice.
We’ve developed a comprehensive new guide to help buyers leverage public auto auctions for used vehicles. If you want to learn how to succeed in this unique channel, keep an eye out for our latest resource titled “5 Things You Should Do Before Attending an Auto Auction.” You won’t want to miss all the useful advice that can make a difference in whether you score a bargain or get stuck with a lemon.
You’ll learn what you need to do, step-by-step, before you even set foot on the auction floor. Investing a little time in reading this document can save you tons of money – and a lot of headaches!
So don’t miss our upcoming announcement later this month. We’ll tell you how you can access “5 Things You Should Do Before Attending an Auto Auction” in an upcoming Blog. In the meantime, continue to read the Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Blog for valuable information about auto auctions.
October 14th, 2013
The most high-profile bankruptcy auctions often contain exclusive real estate or other impressive, valuable assets. Recent examples include the sale of the Versace mansion in Miami, and auctions involving video game franchises owned by Atari.
While many bankruptcy auctions do indeed contain big ticket items like mansions or corporate assets, they can also involve many other things of value that a company or individual owns—items that may need to be sold to satisfy debts.
While the variety of items for sale can be one thing that attracts buyers, the chance to get a good deal is often a bigger benefit.
In a bankruptcy auction, the items often must go for whatever price the auctioneer can get. This means the potential to get some great deals, as property often sells for considerably less than the market value.
We frequently host bankruptcy auctions, so be sure to check our auction listings often, or contact us for more information.
October 10th, 2013
We know that different types of buyers each have their own favorite types of auctions. Some like the variety and surprises involved with seized property auctions, while others enjoy the potential for great deals at liquidation or out-of-business sales.
In other words, no one type of auction will satisfy every potential bidder. That’s why we offer a wide variety of auctions at Auction Systems. And we don’t just offer you an assortment of types of auctions—including surplus, liquidation and seized property auction—but we also give you several options for participating: by phone, online or live in person.
Even within the same type of auction categories, the available inventory up for sale can include an interesting assortment of items. Among our auctions scheduled for the next few weeks, we have listings that include real estate, vehicles, home furnishings, electronics, tools, china, antiques and fishing equipment—plus much more!
We’re constantly adding new sales to our upcoming schedule, so be sure to check our auction listings often, or contact us for more information.
October 8th, 2013
Surplus auctions can offer lots of items that are very attractive to bidders—including those who don’t actually plan to keep the items they buy.
Frequently, buyers will scoop up bargains at a surplus auction—and then resell those items to make a profit. It is easier than ever to “flip” these auction purchases, thanks to the wide variety of resources and services like community-based “garage sale” bulletin boards or Facebook groups (plus of course online marketplace tools from large sites like eBay and Amazon).
Surplus auctions involve any sort of excess or unneeded inventory from municipalities, school districts and other public entities. Often, these items are barely used. In some cases, they may have never been used at all. This is of course a great thing for buyers who want to resell, as it is much easier to sell an item that is new or nearly new.
Since we hold auctions on a frequent and recurring basis, you can count on having a constant source of new inventory for your online listing or resale business.
Check our auction schedule often for upcoming surplus auctions, or contact us for more information.
October 3rd, 2013
When a company needs to clear out its assets (for whatever reason, including being forced to do so by some sort of legal action), it may hold a liquidation auction. Some of our previous liquidation auctions have included everything from retail inventory to office equipment—plus building supplies, construction equipment and even vehicles.
The items up for bid may include “lots”—groups of items packaged together to be sold as one group. This is especially true in the case of businesses that have a lot of large groups of similar items, such as retail operations with a high volume of inventory.
Many bidders will be hesitant or unwilling to bid on lots because they lack the budget or facilities to store or transport these large units. If you do have the capacity to manage large groups of items, you will be at an advantage. Since you will likely face less competition, you have the opportunity to get some good deals on auction lots—offering you the potential to make a nice profit, should you plan to resell some of the items.
By searching the auction listing carefully and taking advantage of the pre-auction inspection period, you can find out about any lots involved in a particular auction.
Check the listings for our upcoming auctions, or contact us for more information.