Fortune 1000 Business' Embraces Internet-Only Public Auctions

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Business booms for traditional auctioneers and liquidators who go digital to compete with eBay to sell onsite, event based auctions for large and small businesses.

after the pickup it will look like locust went through their.

http://www.rasmus.com Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 21, 2008

100 reels of new fiber optic cable, consolidated switchgear call centers, 300 relocating executive office suites, data center generators, machine tools from former plant facilities. Back in the day, these type goods would end up either with a profiteer or in area landfills.
With the surge in popularity of internet-only auctions, corporate America has discover what small business has known for some time, event based internet-only auctions provide speed, flexibility, maximum return on investment and, they're green.

R. L. Rasmus Auctioneers, Inc. and OLS Trading, Inc. are examples of traditional auctioneers and liquidation buyers who have gone online and now assist major corporations with liquidation consultancy and internet-only auctions.

A quick review of several Internet auctioneer's websites show 100's of corporate liquidations online each month.

Cyber Auctioneer Chris Rasmus, who sells for both large and small companies, says "business is booming. This month we are selling assets for the words largest government contractors and relocating businesses the likes of The American Red Cross, Merkle Corporation and KPMG."

"This is not eBay or a liquidation site selling skids of old government computers. These events are onsite at the Sellers location and usually include hundreds or thousands of lots being sold at one time with a traditional auction preview and pickup. It's kind of like eBay on steroids."

In 2000 Rasmus started observing a considerable downward trend in the number of bidders attending his live auctions. "People just do not have the time to drive to a live auction and stand around all day bidding to win an item." Since going internet-only, Rasmus have seen an explosion in the number of auctions and participating bidders for each event.

Rasmus noted, "Today, bidders who used to drive 100's of miles to bid at auction just point and click online. If they win at the bid online, they are happy to make the trip for pickup.

Next week Rasmus will be selling the former 120 employee Metro1 call center in Minneapolis. Every item from desk chairs to technology, the generator outside to the microwave in the break room goes under the digital hammer.

What happens to items, which don't sell? Items start at zero and sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. Rasmus noted, "after the pickup it will look like locust went through their."

ABOUT: Rasmus Auctioneers conduct over 250 internet-only auctions a year specializing in the sale of commercial assets.

Contact Information:
Christopher R. Rasmus
Rasmus Asset Advisors/R. L. Rasmus Auctioneers, Inc.
P. O. Box 30760
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Direct 703-879-8232 Offices 703.768.9000 x232 Fax 703.783.8320 c.rasmus @


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