Hot Tip: Online Government Auctions

Hot Tip: Online Government Auctions

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 11, 2009
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Recently we became aware of a fantastic website, govedeals.com that holds treasures for governmental/state facilities all across the country. Have you ever wondered what happens to old shelving from libraries? Or chairs from the IRS? From Florida to Arizona, this new site has it all, click through to see our favorite 15 finds, most of which still don't have bids. Who knows, there could be something right under your nose!

Many of the auctions are large groupings or lots of different items. Most often you will need to pay the closing auction price, but they won't mandate you remove all the items. If this is your plan, you can always email to check ahead of time. Or offer the rest of the findings on Craigslist in the free section and make someone's day!

Top Row, Left to Right

  • Lot of 22 Office Chairs: Current Bid - $12.01, Located in Rockwall, Tx
  • Lot of 25 Lab Stools: Current Bid - $35, Located in Harriman, Tn
  • 4 Lockers: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Charleston, SC
  • Lot Of Moduform Chairs W/ Ottomans: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Lebanon, Oh
  • Stainless Steel Prep Table: Current Bid: $25, Located in Augusta, Ga

    Middle Row, Left to Right

  • Lot of 3 Magazine Spinner Racks: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Collierville, Tn
  • 30"x37" Card File Cabinet: Current Bid - $9, Located in Union County, Oh
  • Lot of 2 Small Utility Carts: Current Bid - $7, Located in Lee's Summit, Mo
  • Steel Coat Rack: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Port Clinton, Oh
  • Library Bookshelves: Current Bid - $25, Located in Alexandria, Va

    Bottom Row, Left to Right

  • Drafting Table: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Waterville Villiage, Oh
  • Lot of 3 Carts: Current Bid - $0.00, Located in Wichita, Ks
  • 7 Workshop Tables: Current Bid - $75, Located in Charleston, SC
  • Delfield Refrigeration Unit: Current Bid - $236, Located in Frederick, Maryland
  • Lot of 5 Steel Cabinets With Countertops: Current Bid - $82, Located in Sandusky, Oh

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