Here is a small sample of results from a recent (December 2016) gov’t surplus auction in¬†California. This was a no-minimum, no-reserve auction with hundreds of items selling from $1+ to the highest bidder:

2 ACRES OF LAND NEAR CALIFORNIA CITY, KERN CNTY, CA
ON 117TH ST & BEASTROM AVE, T 3332 39, CITY LIMITS OF CALIFORNIA CITY
Lot # 533P
Winning Bid: $6,000

2014 COOLSTER MOUNTOPZ ATV (vehicle)
Lot Number: 512P
Winning Bid: $500.00

2015 COOLSTER MOUNTOPZ ATV (vehicle)
Lot # 511P
Winning Bid: $600

2006 YAMAHA KODIAK 4X4 ATV (vehicle)
Lot Number: 506P
Winnng Bid: $160.00

2006 YAMAHA KODIAK 4X4 ATV (vehicle)
Lot Number: 505P
High Bid: $1,800.00

1980 ORRION 21′ CABIN PLEASURE BOAT W/2 AXLE TRLR
Lot Number: 517P
Winnng Bid: $500.00

2011 FORD 4X4 EXPEDITION
Lot Number: 581PD
Winnng Bid: $3,750.00

2006 HONDA CIVIC
Lot Number: 564AP
Winnng Bid: $2,500.00

ALMAR 20′ INBOARD 454 CI JET BOAT W/2 AXLE TRAILER
Lot Number: 515P
Winnng Bid: $1,300.00

1989 BOSTON WHALER INC 13′ BOAT W/ SINGLE AXLE TRAILER
Lot Number: 518P
Winnng Bid: $1,300.00

2013 FORD 4X4 EXPLORER
Lot Number: 556P
Winning Bid: $5,250.00

2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Mileage: 65,327
Lot # 569P
Winning Bid: $7,000

2009 DODGE 4X4 RAM SLT PICKUP
Lot Number: 557P
Winnng Bid: $6,750.00

2016 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT PASS VAN W/THIRD ROW SEATS
Mileage: 10,656
Lot # 554P
Winning Bid $13,250.00