THIS AUCTION HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...LIKE A RARE VINTAGE 1950'S WESTINGHOUSE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER IN GREAT WORKING ORDER, RARE HARD TO FIND SIZE LONGHORN BULL HORNS, 2 PITCO 50LB GAS FRYERS, 3 PITCO 75LB GAS FRYERS, STAINLESS STEEL TABLES, BUNN HOT WATER DISPENSER, 3 COMPARTMENT SINK, WELLS 48 INCH GAS GRIDDLE, FEDERAL GLASS DOOR REFIGERATED BAKERY CASE SGR3148, DOUBLE STACK BLODGETT HALF   [ View Full Listing ]
People were on their cellphones taking bids from afar, others were desperately eyeing the cars to see if the panels and bumper covers were in decent enough shape to make some cash at the current bidding price. Though there were only a handful of folks at this little auction, the dynamic—the subtle things people did to make sure they made a sound buying decision—was enthralling.
Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983. Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper. She has also written and edited for a grassroots outreach effort and has been published in "Clean Eating" magazine and in "Dimensions" magazine, a CUNA Mutual publication. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton.
If you want to buy goods at or below cost, look no further than the U.S. government. Federal and state agencies sell nearly anything you can think of: cars, boats, jewelry, antiques, artwork, aircraft, real estate, houses, clothing, electronics, tools, furniture and medical equipment. The government sells surplus merchandise it no longer needs and items it obtains when it seizes property from criminals or forecloses on homes. 

If it looks too good to be true, chances are it is, and there’s a simple reason why. While bodywork is expensive, it pales in comparison to the kind of profit a car will turn if a high-bidding buyer doesn’t notice it. A thorough pre-bid inspection should hopefully illuminate any issues prior to putting down your money. For more info on what shoddy bodywork can hide, don’t forget to read our write-up on nine ways you can tell if a car has been in a wreck.
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