Auction Information

Auctions Make Money!


An untapped online business resource--outside of your basic Yahoo and Ebay, among others--is setting up your own auction sales venue.

Since most families have items in their home that have outlived their usefulness, they can get started at online auctions for mere pennies.

And, most selling online at auctions does not have start-up or membership fees. There is a nominal fee per item listed and a percentage commission on each sale. Still, you come out ahead.

With this minimum investment, many are flocking to auction sites to gain additional income to get their families and selves through the seemingly ever present economic downturn.

Besides the low financial risk, individuals see auctions as one of the select few online vehicles where scams are not associated, or not as prevalent as with most online business opportunities. Plus, a majority have ongoing fees which you must absorb; auctions do not.

As with most home business opportunities, to be successful at online auctions also takes time to learn the ropes. Many auction sites do much of the work for you, providing standard formats for the sellers to insert data. Sites further assist in communications between buyer and seller as well as additional support.

Perhaps the toughest part is finding the right products to sell. Don't think for a moment that Uncle Charlies' false teeth in a jar that you've preciously held onto for years will fetch thousands of dollars, although nowadays you never know. Irregardless, with sites such as Ebay with over a thousand categories, that remedies that headache!

With over 30 years of media experience plus background in special events, fundraising, development, grant writing and administration plus Internet marketing, Walt Pfarr is now writing his own e-course, ebook and soon will publish the PfarrOut ezine newsletter. He and his wife, Joann, reside in Oklahoma and he may be reached at walterpfarr@lycos.com


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New York Times

How Tastes Have Changed: 'Imps and Mods' Stutter at London Auctions
New York Times
The latest London auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's were each estimated to raise a little under £100 million and each featured eight-figure Picasso paintings among the highlights. On the night, Christie's raised £128.1 million with fees, from 44 lots.

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Livestock auctions
Cadillac News
Clare County Livestock Auction, LLC. Sale every Monday at 3 p.m.. June 11 results: advertisement. Choice colored steers, $100 to $123; choice colored heifers, $90 to $118; good colored steers and heifers, $80 to $105; choice Holstein steers, $75 to $95 ...

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Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
This photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows character Han Solo's BlasTech DL-44 blaster from the Star Wars trilogy film "Return of the Jedi" (Lucasfilm, 1983) that sold for $550,000 at Julien's Auctions Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood ...

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News3LV

Jerry Lewis items sell for more than expected at estate auction
News3LV
Some of the watches sold for five to 10 times more than expected, according to a news release from Juliens Auctions. His 18-carat yellow gold “Cartier London” oval maxi variation watch from Cartier's Baignoire collection sold for $51,200, double its ...



Autoblog (blog)

Our favorite cars being auctioned at Mecum Auctions Portland ...
Autoblog (blog)
We peruse the Mecum Auction Portland catalog to find some of the weird and wonderful cars we might bid on.
600 classic cars on auction block at Mecum's Portland showOregonLive.com

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KSAT San Antonio

Elvis Presley's abandoned private jet is up for auction
KSAT San Antonio
Last time the Lockheed Jetstar came to auction, GWS Auctions claimed that the once-luxury interior -- all red-velvet seats, shagpile carpeting, wood paneling with gold-plated accents -- was made to the specifications of the King himself. However, Roy ...

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30-Year TIPS Reopening Auctions With A Real Yield Of 0.934%
Seeking Alpha
This is CUSIP 912810SB5, which originally auctioned on February 15 with a real yield of 1.003%, the highest auction yield for this term in two years. That set the coupon rate at 1.0%, which means that investors at today's auction had to pay a premium.



Blue Mountain Eagle

Foreclosure auctions considered a success
Blue Mountain Eagle
Grant County earned about $168,000 from an open auction held May 17 to sell tax-foreclosed properties and about $155,000 on a silent auction with bids opening June 15 for the remaining properties. Thirty-one tax-foreclosed properties were deeded to the ...



WTOP

$20M Charlottesville estate hits auction block for $5M (or more)
WTOP
WASHINGTON — A 112-acre Charlottesville estate modeled after Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mount Vernon hits the auction block on June 23. The property and its collection of outbuildings were custom built at a cost of $20 ...



Mansion Global

Lavish Los Angeles Passion Project to Hit Auction Block
Mansion Global
The famously lavish estate that imports tycoon John Z. Blazevich spent 17 years completing—and which features five subterranean floors of amenity space—in the guard-gated Los Angeles city of Rolling Hills will head to auction next month without reserve.


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