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      How can I find / where do I search police auctions

      I have a small resale shop just outside of London and Iíve been hearing about police auctions. Iíd like to check them out and use them as a possible supplier source. How can I find police auctions? Where are some good places to search for them?
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      There are wholesale supplier sites that include auctions as part of their database of suppliers.

      UK Auction Houses - Government Auctions, Police Auctions, Car Auctions, Auctioneers, Reposessions, Liquidations and More

      The benefit of joining a general wholesale supplier site is that you then have access to auctions in addition to other suppliers of wholesale products. This might be a better option if you’re looking to enhance your list of suppliers and don’t want to put all your eggs into one basket just yet.
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      If you want to do all the work yourself and avoid paying a service, you can check your local classifieds or call police stations. Some police precincts will list auctions on their website as well. Be forewarned: finding police auctions this way is rather time consuming. You can probably find an auction or two coming up in your area through these means, but if you intend to use auctions in any significant way, you’ll want to use a site that brings the information to you.

      Eempire is a free site that lists police auctions. You can find it here:

      UK Police & Bailiff Auctions - Wholesale & Trade Suppliers

      However, the only information they provide is an updated list of auctioneers that hold police auctions. It’s a good site to use when just starting out. It will require making a lot of calls to the auctioneers and maintaining your own database of times, dates, and locations, however.

      Most of the sites that require a fee to use the service give users much more information. So, it’s a trade-off; legwork vs. information.

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      I personally search local police station websites for auction information. In the Edinburgh area, the Lothian and Borders police website provides auction information:

      Lothian and Borders Police Homepage

      If you’re planning on initially going to local auctions only, you could probably gather up auction information pretty quickly to get you started with a few auctions.

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      If you’re looking for no cost or low cost auction options, you can use an auctioneer’s website that specializes in police auctions or at least posts information about them. Wilsons Auction Company lists police auctions, among a myriad of other auctions. The service is free because their listings include only auctions that Wilson is doing, so it won’t give you a comprehensive list of many auctioneers, but it will get you started.

      Wilsons Auctions providing Car Auctions, Used Vans, Properties & Liquidations throughout the UK and Ireland

      Bumblebee Auctions is yet another type of auction site; however, it is dedicated to seized property up for auction, listing only government and police auctions. Although you must register to use the site and acquire Nochex approval, this is only for the purposes of using the virtual auction site. There is no fee to register or belong.

      One perk here is that by having users register for the site and Nochex the system consists only of buyers who are committed to bidding and buying. In theory, there is less competition than showing up to an auction and competing among bidders who may or may not be looking to buy.

      In addition, Bumblebee allows you to come to the site to pick up property (which can really cut down on shipping costs, especially for local auctions) or you can pay for a delivery via courier.

      All auctions are conducted online in the virtual Bumblebee companion site. Therefore, you’re not going to find a list of auctions you can physically attend. You will find a category of products and auctions currently going on, future auctions, and so forth.

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