Can You Buy United States Military Items at Auctions?


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Individuals and nongovernmental organizations can purchase surplus military equipment from government organized auctions. Official government websites, such as Military Surplus, hold most military-related auctions. Purchasing at government auctions often presents the opportunity to acquire items at a cheaper rate.

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The government sells military items through well-organized and publicized live auctions. Some of the military items may include computers, furniture, electronics, aircraft, vehicles, military buildings and ships.

The government sells surplus military items to make room for newer items. Some government departments sell items that have been forfeited or repossessed. Some examples of government portals that sell items include Bid4Assets, U.S. Marshal Service, Military Surplus and GovSales.

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