If you have lost something for a while now, chances are they are already sold. Crazy right! Generally lost and stolen items, when located by authorities, are sold in the auction unless they are claimed by the owners. The police officials do try their best to track down the owners but many a time, the items remain unclaimed.
Rather than dishing out these products, the police send the items to auction or legally try to sell them. Recently, there appeared a store in London selling cheap items which were donated by police. Luxe brands and expensive items were sold for less, proceeds of which went to a charity.
The process of police auctioning is legal and a lot less corrupt than it actually sounds. So, remember to send a quick email or report to the local police station before your precious items go for sale.
Commonly stolen and lost items include – cellphones, electronic gadgets like camera, branded clothing, vintage items, jewelry, household items, luxury watches etc. Mostly they are in a first-rate condition so if you could buy any (*legally*), this deal is going to be your best decision ever.
To know how to get your hands on these irresistible items you might want to go through some trustable options given below:
Online Auction Sites:
The much-revered platform – eBay is one of the popular places to hang out if you are looking for some legit deals. Only those living under the rock must not have heard about eBay auctions. The most searched items are the bicycles. eBay motorcycles are quite a rage and are sold almost instantly. Sites like Bumbleebee Auctions which sells off items seized by or found by officials. It is pretty much like eBay where one has to bid and whoever wins gets the deal. Some of the alternatives are Propertyroom.com, Craigslist, GoveDeals and IRS Auctions.
At times, police forces arrange these auction houses for people to buy stuff at cheap prices. There are a number of forces that use auction houses to sell goods. Most of the time they will announce it, but if not, one can always look for police auction sites to find the latest find.
Official eBay Store:
To sell the unclaimed products or theft items, some police set up their own eBay account and manage the deals. The best part about eBay is they have this array of options where you can get practically anything, from diamonds to real estate.
You just need to search for the website of the nearest police station to see if they sell stolen goods. Also, check for the delivery and payment options once you locate them.
These are some of the safest ways to buy stolen items because there are laws to abide by and if someone is caught dealing illegally, you can even end up behind the bars. Remember there are fraudsters who lure innocent citizens to sell stolen property. If you want to know what are the consequences of buying stolen goods illegally the article by Chron.com can help you. Also, there is a detailed analysis in this guide on Stolen Goods Market for reference.