We Make it Easy to Buy & Sell Tools in Online Auctions

Thought you can only buy or sell small items online? Think again! Online tool auctions are quite common – and we’ve got the experience you need!

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Professional Tool Auction Experience

Whether you are a first time buyer or a long time seller, you can count on us to help.  Our team is committed to providing honest and trustworthy auctions.  You’ll find our team is friendly, and our reputation is solid, with many happy buyers and sellers.

What are you looking to do?

I want to buy from an auction.

If you want to bid online, you must first register to obtain a bidder number.

Click the button below to get started!

I want to sell in an auction.

Do you have excess inventory, assets, or real estate and you need help selling?

Click the button below and we can help!

More Information About Online Tool Auctions

If you’ve never done it before, buying or selling at an online auction is pretty simple!

We’ve had many auctions online.  We’ve auctioned everything from comic books to mansions, and find that we deal with many of the same questions from buyers and sellers alike.  We’ve listed the two most common questions below.  If you have any other questions, we are happy to answer them.  Just contact us – we are here for you!

Inspection Times

There is always a time when prospective bidders can some inspect items before they bid.  Each auction has a scheduled inspection date and time or allows you to make an appointment.  A bidder will want to take advantage of these days to make sure it is exactly what you are looking for.  We do our best to accurately describe and photograph, but all estate sales are as-is and where-is.

No Bid-Sniping!

No sniping is allowed! Every listing is extended into a 3 minute overtime after the last bid has been placed.   As a bidder, you want to make sure you are using the refresh button to get the most accurate status of an item!  As a seller, this is when you are the most anxious!  This no-sniping rule ensures nobody can steal an item in the last seconds, and that it’s a fair auction for everyone.

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Online Auctions FAQ’s

How does an online liquidation auction work?

Online auctions are similar to local auctions. An item is photographed and has a description explaining it. Once you register and create an account you can bid on any items online. The bidding platform will keep updating with the highest bid until the final bid is made. The highest bidder will be notified on how to send payment along with shipping information or on how to pick up their goods.

What are the benefits of online auctions?

Convenience – you can buy or sell 24/7 from the comfort of your home. Inventory – large variety of items and instant feedback.

What types of online auctions do you facilitate?

We help liquidate assets owned by individuals, private businesses, lenders, cities, counties and more. Our online auctions typically include: industrial surplus, commercial equipment, trucks, individual vehicles and vehicle fleets, construction machinery and heavy equipment surplus.

Why should I sell via online liquidation auction?

When you have a substantial surplus inventory or large assets, it can be a challenge to liquidate everything in a timely manner. Our online asset auction process is streamlined to sell assets fast. We work to attract a wide audience looking to bid on the exact assets being auctioned.

What can I expect my items to sell for?

Check out our Past Auctions to view detailed bid information on all auctioned assets.

How do I bid in an online auction?

Register as a user to receive your bidder number. Once you receive that, you can start to bid online. Make sure to read all the terms involved and keep track of the other buyers’ bids.

When is the best time to bid on an online auction item?

If you really want a particular item, put in your maximum bid and let the object find the level. If it goes beyond your bid, you can assume the market value is high and on the next bid you can raise your price expectations. It’s best to understand the demand of the item and place an educated bid.

Why should I choose Surplus Liquidation Auctions to facilitate my online auction?

Selling is made simple with our streamlined process. We come to your location to carry out all necessary cataloging and photography. The assets are then listed and sold via online auction.

Why would I as a buyer look at online auctions for equipment or vehicles?

If you’re looking to buy online or looking for a better deal, we’re here to help! We’ve been in the business for over 20 years and offer a huge assortment of items in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that you can bid on instantly.

How does working with Surplus Liquidation Auctions help sellers and buyers?

Our efficient and effective online auction process is designed to connect buyers and sellers for the most beneficial results possible. We feature longer bidding times in order for our online liquidation auctions to be more accessible to buyers.

Do businesses and individuals actually use online auctions to buy and sell equipment and vehicles? How popular are online auctions?

Both businesses and individuals are engaging in online purchases now more than ever. Our growing audience and expanding reach as a business means more exposure for your assets.

How do I get a consultation with Surplus Liquidation Auctions?

If you’re looking to auction your used items online and make some cash, you’ve come to the right place! Call us at 612-432-1321 for a free consultation. Once the details have been discussed we can schedule your auction and convert your assets to cash. You may also contact us via email or contact form available on our Contact Page.

What kind of items do you sell in your online auctions?

Commercial equipment, cars and trucks, construction equipment, commercial vehicle fleets, government fleets, heavy equipment, municipalities liquidation equipment and vehicles and more.