Question by  kim74 (21)

What tips can you give me before going to my first free government auction?

I am going to a government auction for overstock and merchandise that was taken from drug dealers.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

First set a limit for yourself ahead of time of how much you are willing to spend total at the auction. It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment and bid much more than an item is worth/you can comfortably afford. Also, do research on average prices and values for items ahead of time.


Answer by  DogLover82 (412)

When attending an auction, get there early, check out all the merchandise, and compare available items. See if you can test any of the items, or if they come with any guarantee. Know the value of the items you're interested in; don't get caught up in the bidding frenzy or you can easily pay more than you should.

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