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    How to Score at Household Appliance Auctions


    Pretty much anything can be sold at auction, but usually, to make it worth it, people will sell larger or more valuable items.  One category of items is household appliances -- from blenders to microwaves to refrigerators.  Some of these items you may prefer to buy new (a used fridge, for ...
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    Buying a Car at the Auto Auctions


    Buying a car at an auction is tempting.  The starting price seems so impossibly low, and stories of people walking away from auctions with vintage cars for half of their value or less seem like amazing promises.  However, purchasing your next vehicle from an auction is risky business: ther...
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    How the Buyer's Premium Can Help Your Auctions


    Fairly recently, the buyer's premium was introduced to auctions.  This is a fee that the auctioneer adds on top of the final bidding price -- a sort of commission for him or herself; a higher final price means a higher buyer's premium.  What should you do if you find out there is a buyer's...
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    Spotting Signs of a Scam


    Auctions can sometimes seem too good to be true: the merchandise is just too incredibly inexpensive for the quality being touted, the auctioneers are just a little too friendly, or the selection of products is just too convenient.  If any of these seem to be the case, you might very well be rig...
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    Independent Online Auctions


    The world of online auctions doesn't begin and end with eBay.  There are other options available to those bidders looking for very specific items or genres of merchandise on which to bid.  Some of these independent online auctions can be tough to find, if you don't know where to look; as w...
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    Waiting vs. Buying


    Patience. Sometimes, you just have to have it when you're searching for a particular item secondhand. You can be an incredibly determined individual and still have a lot of trouble tracking down something specific through auctions, flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores. Occasionally, though, ...
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    Advantages to Flying Solo at Auctions


    When you go to an auction, you may be tempted to turn it into a big social event, with family and friends coming along for the ride. It's true that there are times when it's nice to have some company -- during downtime, or after you lose an auction you were really hoping to win. However, there are a...
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    Cheap Property From Government Auctions


    Becoming a landowner is at once both terrifying and exhilarating. At last, you have your own property, your own place to do with what you wish; but you also have the heavy debt and financial instability that can come with making such a large purchase. If owning property is your dream, consider purch...






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