Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Auction and GSA Auctions?
An Auction is live at one location. The items are offered and called by an auctioneer. GSA holds an auction when there is a large number of items for sale in one location. Many of our car and truck sales are auctions. We use traditional auction methods. Prospective bidders will receive descriptions, bidding instructions, and an opportunity to inspect the merchandise ahead of time or on the day of sale.

GSA Auctions is an online auction. Online auction sales offer web-enabled auctions, a wide variety of personal property, electronic bidding, bids by proxy, and instant feedback.

For other types of sales, please click on "Sale Types" on the left panel.

How do I get the property to me as the winning bidder?
Getting the property to the winning bidder is the responsibility of the buyer. GSA does not provide packing/shipping services. Winning bidders who need this service are advised to go to the yellow pages from their Internet browser.

How do I find out about Fleet auctions?
Click here for the GSA Fleet Vehicle Sales site.

Where and to whom do I send my money for online auctions?
Payment for items should be made to the Personal Property Sales Office responsible for items offered and sold at GSA Auctions. This information is provided in the award email message sent to you when you have the highest bid on an item. The email message will contain the Personal Property Sales Office address, commercial phone number and fax number where your payment is required, as well as the email address for information. The award email with also contain the custodian's name, address, commercial phone and fax number to make the arrangements to remove the item(s). Also, the Personal Property Sales office can be located on the long item description page at GSA Auctions for each item.