Posted by: dan1658 | April 19, 2010

What Type of Items are Available at County Sheriff Auctions

When certain counties across the United States have items that need to be auctioned off it is usually the responsibility of the highest law enforcement officer. In most cases the highest ranking officer is the county sheriff or constable. The sheriff usually sets a certain day or day of the month for these sheriffs auctions and it is published in the local newspapers or on the internet or both. To find schedules for these sales you should visit the county sheriffs website or another site you may try is Sheriff Auctions. For example the Brown County Ohio sheriffs auctions are held on Mondays if there are items available for auctions.

The items that are auctioned off at these sheriffs auctions usually fall into three categories. The first category is homes and real estate that have gone through the foreclosure process. The county sheriff auctions off these properties for the mortgage holder but the thing is the mortgage holder in most cases give the highest bid and wins it back. The second type of items auctioned off at county sheriffs auctions are items seized from criminals or during a crime. Usually the items in this category are automobiles, motorcycles, or RVs. The third and final type of items is things like computers, office supplies etc that come from government offices that either closed or replaced.

It is said that you can get some good items at sheriffs auctions but you may want to do price checks before you buy anything. At most sheriffs sales the opening bid starts at 3/4th of the appraised value so you may not be getting that great of a deal after all.

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