GSA Makes it Easier to Buy Government Surplus

Posted October 11, 2006

It is now easier than ever to buy from Uncle Sam. As one of the President’s E-Government Initiatives, GSA is introducing a new website for consumers that offers access to live auctions of surplus, seized, and forfeited property. Consumers can now go to and search for houses, farms, industrial property, cars, trucks and much more. The list is endless and there is property located throughout the United States and its territories.

Created by GSA’s Federal Asset Sales, the site is secure, efficient and an effective way to purchase and bid in Internet auctions from the federal government. For instance, on there’s a three-bedroom rambler in Hawthorne, Nevada with a starting bid of $55,000. In Moundsville, West Virginia, there’s a 100 acre farm with a minimum bid of $124,000. There’s a coffee urn for $5 in Nebraska or a 1995 Chrysler Sebring LX in Puerto Rico that has a starting bid of $500. There’s jewelry, clothing, office supplies and used farm equipment.

Shoppers will find multiple federal sales centers with each one bringing unique sales capabilities —some offer nationwide or regional sales services, while others feature forfeited luxury items such as furs and exotic automobiles. Inventory changes daily so shop now at

To learn more, visit the Federal Asset Sales site.

To ask questions, please send an e-mail message to

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