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Posted: 3/5/2015 10:04:20 PM EDT
I stumbled upon this earlier. It's everything from county or city equipment they are retiring such as cameras, radios, and security systems to confiscated furniture, guns, jewelry. Pretty neat.

https://www.renebates.com/
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 10:13:16 PM EDT
Sherman has four crown Vic's for sale.
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 10:48:26 PM EDT
Go ahead and buy one of those vic's. They have had a hard, hard life.
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 11:19:00 PM EDT
A good living can be made flipping fire trucks
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 11:26:49 PM EDT
Lol! Montgomery county has a 1998 seadoo and it looks like it played a leading role in Waterworld. I got some 90% silver coins last month for damn near free and was the only bidder.
Link Posted: 3/6/2015 8:59:10 AM EDT
I've worked these when then they were still live auctions with Rene and his daughter. Impounded cars, old police cars, anything the city or county doesn't need anymore.

They once had a travel trailer in Montgomery Co that was seized in a drug stop. Halfway through the auction, someone bumped a panel in the trailer and it fell off the wall, revealing another secret compartment full of drugs that the cops missed.
Link Posted: 3/6/2015 10:43:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By joemama74:
I've worked these when then they were still live auctions with Rene and his daughter. Impounded cars, old police cars, anything the city or county doesn't need anymore.

They once had a travel trailer in Montgomery Co that was seized in a drug stop. Halfway through the auction, someone bumped a panel in the trailer and it fell off the wall, revealing another secret compartment full of drugs that the cops missed.
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What?! That's crazy
Link Posted: 3/6/2015 11:52:55 PM EDT
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What?! That's crazy
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Originally Posted By delicious_bass:
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I've worked these when then they were still live auctions with Rene and his daughter. Impounded cars, old police cars, anything the city or county doesn't need anymore.

They once had a travel trailer in Montgomery Co that was seized in a drug stop. Halfway through the auction, someone bumped a panel in the trailer and it fell off the wall, revealing another secret compartment full of drugs that the cops missed.


What?! That's crazy


Rene himself is a bit out there. Old cowboy looking guy who wears a gold stick pin on his shirt of two turtles fucking, and that's pretty much his philosophy.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:18:28 AM EDT
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Rene himself is a bit out there. Old cowboy looking guy who wears a gold stick pin on his shirt of two turtles fucking, and that's pretty much his philosophy.
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Originally Posted By delicious_bass:
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I've worked these when then they were still live auctions with Rene and his daughter. Impounded cars, old police cars, anything the city or county doesn't need anymore.

They once had a travel trailer in Montgomery Co that was seized in a drug stop. Halfway through the auction, someone bumped a panel in the trailer and it fell off the wall, revealing another secret compartment full of drugs that the cops missed.


What?! That's crazy


Rene himself is a bit out there. Old cowboy looking guy who wears a gold stick pin on his shirt of two turtles fucking, and that's pretty much his philosophy.


Entra la tortuga
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:03:40 PM EDT
I have been watching Rene Bates auctions for years, but never bought any thing there. One thing that puts me off is you have to leave a $100 deposit to be able to bid. Sure it keeps out the fake bidders, but I don't like letting anyone hold my money. One of these days if I find something really good, I might loan them a $100 for a while...

Here are 2 others state wide auctions I check every Sunday:





Link Posted: 3/7/2015 8:19:54 PM EDT
I am the County Engineer in Bell County and we use Renee Bates for some heavy Equipment. It is used but well maintained. You could get some good deals.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 9:58:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MongoCaver:
I have been watching Rene Bates auctions for years, but never bought any thing there. One thing that puts me off is you have to leave a $100 deposit to be able to bid. Sure it keeps out the fake bidders, but I don't like letting anyone hold my money. One of these days if I find something really good, I might loan them a $100 for a while...


Here are 2 others state wide auctions I check every Sunday:


http://www.lsa.cc/


http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/browse/home



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It used to be worse at the live auction because everything was cash only. I didn't want to be around that kind of money.
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 1:20:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By delicious_bass:
I stumbled upon this earlier. It's everything from county or city equipment they are retiring such as cameras, radios, and security systems to confiscated furniture, guns, jewelry. Pretty neat.

https://www.renebates.com/
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I've bought a few things off RB. It went pretty smooth. The only thing I don't care for is no wire transfer of funds. Payment by cashier's check, OVERNIGHTED once auction is complete.
It's a PITA, but just the cost of doing business I guess.
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