You like stuff. We like stuff. The Government? They’ve got lots of stuff. One of the best ways to get your hands on their stuff is to visit GovDeals, our Cool Site of the Week.
GovDeals is an online auction site that specializes in selling off merchandise gently used merchandise that’s being liquidated or at some point was confiscated by the United States federal or state governments. You may ask yourself, “what makes an online auction site cool?” While the website itself might look like it was flash frozen back in 1997, just take a look at what the swag that’s up for grabs. From awesome conversation pieces to utterly outrageous deals on hardware you never thought you’d have the opportunity to buy, GovDeals has it all. At the time that this story was written, we noted listings for 24 pallets of used computer hardware, seven ambulances, playground equipment, a selection of barber chairs, a lot of tactical helmets and a police cruiser--and that barely scratches the surface of what GovDeals has to offer. Site visitors are invited to register for free and get in on the bidding, but before you place a bid on anything, be sure to read the fine print as many of the items up for auction are restricted to purchasers with specific credentials.
So what are you waiting for? The only thing standing between you and an X-ray scanner for your dorm room’s front door is a fist full of sweaty American greenbacks and the gumption to stay on top of the bidding dog pile!