Thursday, August 23, 2012

Surplus Scrap Metal

scrap brassEveryone has a different job. From doctors to mechanics to waiters to even scrap metal salesmen. Each can be a lucrative industry depending on your input and commitment to the craft. For last one we mentioned, scrap metal salesmen, there is a whole stock of scrap metal out there for the taking. You might not know it, but scrap metal can be a really money maker if sold to the right people. You might be wondering how you can get this glorious metal. Well, one great way to purchase a huge supply of this metal is through government surplus auction.

A surplus government auction works as such. If one government entity (local, state, or federal) has an over-surplus or overstock of one or more items, it will put the lot up for auction. These auctions are either live or online and they are 100% open to the public. Simply attend an auction at the live spot or find one happening online and be the highest bidder when the auctioneer states that the time is expired. After that, it’s up to you what you want to do with the scrap metal winnings.

One route is to immediately get on the horn and find local buyers that are interested in your goods. You can make an instant flip and come away with a huge heap of cash. If you cannot find a single buyer for your newly acquired metal, you can also break it up into smaller groups and sell it online at a website like eBay or Craigslist. The latter might be of more effort, but it will surely be worth it when you are collecting all the money. If you want to see some great scrap metal listings you can just check out this link.


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Monday, July 5, 2010

Surplus Car Auctions

Wouldn’t it be nice to plop down in the driver’s seat of a car, and drive to work instead of waiting in the rain for the bus?  It would also be nice if it were a sunny day and you didn’t mind waiting for the bus, but the reality is that we don’t control the weather, so we have to find better options.  That is where surplus car auctions arrive on the scene.  Surplus car auctions are where you can buy yourself a car for much less than it would cost you on a used-car lot.  The government has thousands of surplus cars and has no need to watch them rot in some surplus lot in the desert.  They want you to have their surplus cars, and to make sure that you can get them they have an auction for these surplus cars.

These surplus cars come from a variety of places: Military, federal government agencies, state governments, and local governments.  That means you can end up bidding on a surplus military vehicle (military hardware removed…obviously), a used secret-service vehicle, a pick-up truck from your local government, or a hybrid car that your state government used.  And unlike buying these cars on a used-car lot where there is a markup in price, you will end up with a deal.  Used-car dealers regularly attend these surplus car auctions to add cars to their inventory – they allow them to make a steady profit on cars without investing too much time or energy.  You too can end up with a great deal on a surplus car.

Before attending any surplus car auctions, it would be a wise idea to do some detective work.  Look at the cars available for auction.  Are there any that you are even interested in?  Find the car that you want, and check it out.  Most surplus car auctions have previews where you can look over the car, and get yourself a vehicle history report.  Knowing the car’s history is perhaps, the most important part of any auto auction, so be sure that you know the history – even if you cannot attend a preview.  You may also want to investigate the price of insurance on the car, so you can be sure that you can drive your car right away, without having to wait for insurance quotes.  Once you have done your research, you are ready for the auction.  Just remember to bring identification and enough money with you to auction.

Of course, this information is all worthless unless you know where to find auctions.  You can look in your local newspapers for surplus car auctions, or perhaps search for seized car auctions, but chances are you will be left with a lot of useless information.  You could also nag your local government, but that just may not fall on the right side of good ideas.  Your best bet would be to go to www.GovernmentAuctions.org where you can activate your FREE three-day trial.  Once there, you can search for auctions across the country, and find the car of your dreams.


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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Government Military Surplus Auctions

The military has no need for “outdated” equipment.  With new technologies, and the ever-evolving landscape of war, vehicles, weapons, and other items become obsolete on the battlefield, and are then sent out to pasture at a government military surplus auction.  This is where you can find yourself a great deal on surplus military equipment.

Government military surplus auctions come about for a variety of reasons.  More often than not, it is a result of the military updating its hardware.  For example, the military regularly ships items overseas.  Included with these items are things such as sheds, tents, and trailers.  All of which are eventually replaced after a certain amount of time.  The result of their replacement is that these sheds, tents, and trailers will end up on the auction block.  Say you were planning on adding a shed in your backyard for your tools, or to use as a workshop.  Well, just yesterday the government listed a storage container that could easily be converted into a shed.  They also listed 14 cots – you know, for the in-laws.  If you are into farming, military surplus auctions also have tractors, plows and other agricultural equipment.  If you like to have fun at sea, military surplus auctions are a great place to find maintenance equipment, boats, and other sea-worthy items.  What about flying?  Granted, the chance of finding an airplane at a government military surplus auction may be limited, but you can still find hundreds of parts, and maintenance equipment and pilot helmets ready to be put to use.  And if you are regular Joe, there are hundreds of items available for use – think computers, bicycles, cars, and clothing.

The sheer amount of items available for auction when the military holds a surplus auction is hard to imagine.  Just think of it this way.  The military has a presence in the air, sea and land.  For each of those places, they need support.  Included in that support is communications, supplies, medicine, and general hardware.  That makes for hundreds of items available at a government military surplus auction.

Now you asking yourself, how you can get in on the action?  We all want military surplus, and we definitely don’t want to overpay the army-navy surplus store in the mall.  It is actually rather simple and does not involve you staying up late watching TV – waiting for the infomercial to come on.  You can easily look through your local newspaper, or the local newspaper of an army base as most of them will be able to tell you when the next military surplus auction occurs.  You may also want to check and make sure that you can attend and bid for the items at a military surplus auction.  The best way to do that is by speaking with the people who are running the auction – they should be able to guide you towards the path of a great deal.  You still have to find the government military surplus auction, and the best way to do that is by clicking on GovernmentAuctions.org, and activating your FREE three-day trial.  All you need to do is type in what you want, and GovermentAuction.org will find it for you.  Then you can do your bidding, and walk away with your just like new humvee.


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Friday, July 2, 2010

Government Surplus Equipment Auctions

Government Surplus Equipment Auctions are a great way for you to find government surplus equipment at a reduced cost.  At GovernmentAuctions.org, you will find hundreds of listings for government surplus equipment from the mundane printer ink, to the really interesting decommissioned military helicopter, or your regular good ole’ used police car.  Of course there are always usable items such as the aforementioned printer ink, or desk chairs.  After all, you know government – they always have surplus equipment.

So, what is a Government Surplus Equipment Auction?  You only have a vague idea at this point.  Government Surplus Equipment Auctions are what happens when the government no longer needs items.  Think about it this way, the government is using one type of printer, and stocks up on ink to make sure that they don’t have to send an intern for an ink buying expedition.  Well, what happens when they get a new printer that takes a different type of ink?  The government is left with lots of extra ink cartridges and nary a printer to use them with.  You on the other hand do have a use for that ink, and you can buy a lot of ink for an extremely reduced rate.  And do you know why?  Well, when the new printer comes in, they need to get new ink for it, and the government doesn’t have unlimited storage space.  Say you are an office manager in charge of ordering supplies, and you just happen to use the same ink that the government no longer needs.  You could get a lot of ink for very cheap, perhaps saving your office hundreds of dollars.  And don’t think you are limited to just printer ink, the government has a lot of surplus items available at auction.  What if you work for a company that makes deliveries?  Well, within the realm of government surplus equipment auctions, there are supply trucks, vans, cars, and sometimes even refrigerated trucks.  Again, you could end up saving a lot of money, just by searching out government surplus equipment auctions.

These government surplus equipment auctions aren’t limited to just the federal government.  Your local government and your state government also hold auctions.  The sheer volume of products available is hard to really understand.  Just think about all of the cars your police department uses, after a while, they need new ones.  They don’t just throw out their old ones, they auction off the surplus cars, and you have the ability to buy one at a reduced rate.  Of course there is also decommissioned military hardware available too.  If you like helicopters, you can buy a decommissioned helicopter for reduced rates.  You could also buy maintenance equipment for that helicopter.  The possibilities are endless when you truly consider how many different levels of government there are, and all the equipment they use.

Government Surplus Equipment Auctions happen all the time, but you can’t always expect to get what you want.  So find out what type of ink your printer needs, or what type of helicopter you may want to fly.  And to be sure that you won’t miss your desired auction just head to GovernmentAuctions.org, and activate your FREE 3-day Trial.  You won’t regret it.


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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Repairable Salvage Auto Auctions by State

Repairable Salvage auto auctions by state are a special type of auction that deals with the sale of cars that may not be in the best shape, but when given the proper love and care, can be salvaged, repaired and sold for a profit.  These auctions are primarily dealer and repair-shop based – meaning that mostly used car dealers and auto repair shops show up to buy these cars, as they have the ability to quickly fix any problems with the cars, and then sell them for a profit.  What these dealers and mechanics know is that the majority of these cars are actually in quite good shape other than a few problems – they can be salvaged and repaired.  And for just a few dollars, you could end up buying and fixing the car – potentially saving a lot of money on a car.  However, it would be wise to do your research before jumping into the world of repairable salvage auto auctions by state.

When purchasing at repairable salvage auto auctions, it is important to know what you plan on acquiring.  Do you want to purchase a car and fix it up, or do you want to buy a car for parts – repair or salvage?  After all, a repairable salvage auto auction is also a great place to salvageable parts for a fraction of the price that it would have cost you had you bought it from a parts supplier.  This makes a difference, because it would probably not be a smart idea to purchase a car that had been flooded and fix it up unless you wanted to salvage and repair the car.  Finding a repairable and salvageable car will take time though, so don’t jump on the first opportunity you get, just because you want it to be quick – it may end up becoming more of a hassle than its worth.  All of which brings us to the most important part when purchasing any used car, especially a cars sold at salvage auto auctions.  If a vehicle history report is not given at the auction preview – or at an online preview – then you should take the time to get one (The vehicle history report is based on the Vehicle Identification Number, which means that you should follow up on any additional vehicle identification numbers if there have been major repairs).  Once you have that report, you can determine whether or not you want to repair or salvage the car.

The final part with repairable salvage auto auctions by state – and with any auction in general – is finding the right auction, especially when looking state by state.  .

We cannot rely on late night infomercials that promise us a brand new 1993 Ford Escort or other unrealistic deals.  Spending hours scouring the Internet and newspapers is just not worth it, when you could be spending that time with friends and family – especially when you are talking about repairable salvage auto auctions.  There is however, one website, www.GovernmentAuctions.org that does all the work for you and even offers a free three-day trial.  Once there you will find links to thousands of repairable salvage auto auctions by state – auctions that are reputable, because they are done through the government.  You can search for the auctions state by state, and not have to worry about traveling across state lines (unless you really want to).  Repairable salvage auto auctions by state can be a great place to find a deal, so long as you do your research, and stick to your guns.


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Military Vehicle Auctions

Did you ever wonder how you would look behind the driver’s seat of a military grade vehicle?  Now take that image and imagine that this military vehicle – lets call it a humvee – isn’t just a part of some military exhibit at the museum, but actually driving on the highway.  Yes, you can actually do that so long as you use some creativity.  The military has no need for “outdated” vehicles like older humvees, boats and aircraft.  With new technologies, and the ever-evolving landscape of war, vehicles, weapons, and other items become obsolete on the battlefield, and are then sent out to pasture at government military vehicle auction.  This is where you can find yourself a great deal on military vehicles that you can use in everyday life.

Military vehicle auctions come about for a variety of reasons.  More often than not, it is a result of the military updating its hardware.  The military regularly updates its fleets of vehicles to cope with the ever-changing landscapes of military warfare.  For example, the military foresees more battles being waged under the surface of the ocean, and therefore sees less of a need for patrol boats.  They would probably seek to sell the now excess patrol boats that would otherwise be sitting around and collecting rust.  What if you aren’t into boating, and sailing the seven seas?  You are into farming.  Fear not, military vehicle auctions also have tractors, plows seeders, and other farming related vehicles.  And that is not including vehicles such as troop transports that can be converted into supply trucks that you can use to bring your produce to market.  If you like to have fun in the air, military vehicle auctions are a great place to find maintenance equipment, for planes, and helicopters.  And if you are lucky, and have the right qualifications, you can even purchase an old decommissioned fighter jet or helicopter.  And if you are regular Joe, there are hundreds of items available for use – think motorcycles, and regular cars used to transport higher ups in civilian life.
The sheer amount of vehicles available for auction when the military holds a vehicle auction is hard to imagine.  Just think of it this way.  The military has a presence in the air, sea and land.  For each of those places, they need vehicles.  Included in those vehicles are support vehicles that help to handle communications, transport and distribute supplies, and general construction vehicles.  That pushes the amount of vehicles available at auction into the hundreds and perhaps even the thousands (depending on the type of auction, and which branches are involved).  But before you decide to commit money to a military vehicle auction you should check and make sure that you can bid for the items at a military vehicle auction, because some of them are limited due to the sensitive nature of the military vehicle, and hardware in the vehicle.

Now you asking yourself, how you can get in on the action?  We all want military vehicles, and we definitely don’t want to overpay army-navy surplus resellers or parts dealers who get their stuff at these auctions.  It is actually rather simple and does not involve you staying up late watching TV – waiting for a sketchy infomercial to come on and tell you that you can own a brand new car for pennies on the dollar (highly unlikely).  You can easily look through your local newspaper, or the local newspaper of an army base as most of them will be able to tell you when the next military vehicle auction will occur.  The best way to do that is by speaking with the people who are running the auction – they should be able to guide you towards the path of a great deal.  And the one downside to all of these ways is the time involved.  You could end up spending hours searching for a military vehicle auction.  So save yourself some time and head on over to www.GovernmentAuctions.org and activate your FREE three-day trial.  All you need to do is type in what you want, and www.GovermentAuctions.org will find it for you.  Then you can do your bidding, and walk away with your just like new humvee.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Surplus Auctions: They Over-Buy You Get Things On The Cheap

Surplus Auctions can be termed very simply as a way for the government to get rid of their surplus property.  Everything from planes, and cars, to computers, and boats.

With this blog, we will tell you how you can take advantage of Government surplus, and potentially come away with a deal,


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