Adventure and treasures await in our latest Combined Assets Gallery Estate Sale. If you’re into vintage, collectibles, and antiques, we promise this is an online auction you don’t want to miss. I know, we probably say this all the time, but really, you might regret not checking out this auction. Here is just a sample […]

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Industrial tools and equipment aren’t exactly cheap, so when you can find a good deal on them you should take advantage. Our monthly industrial tools and surplus online auctions may have just what you’re looking for. Before you start bidding on items, though, there are a few things you should know… 1. We often have […]

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Are you thinking about buying a firearm online? The sale of firearms online is completely legal but is heavily regulated. It’s important to know what you’re doing before making any type of purchase. Purchase from reputable dealers. Make sure the seller is clear about their process. A seller should state somewhere on their website what […]

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Maybe you’re thinking of upgrading your old restaurant equipment or you need to liquidate your business. How do you go about selling everything? Here are a few ideas and tips… Buy an ad in restaurant industry periodicals If you really want to target other restaurant owners and sell your used equipment, you could start by […]

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If you love to collect antique items, you probably miss going out to flea markets and antique stores for treasure hunting. The majority of us are still confined to our homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however, that doesn’t have to stop you from shopping online for antiques. We have an estate sale coming up […]

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April 16, 2020 | Posted by admin

Auctions Postponed: Closing Dates TBA

We want to thank all of you who have continued to participate in our online auctions. We have done our best to provide a safe environment to preview and pick up items. Unfortunately, due to strict COVID-19 regulations in the state of California, we have been asked to cease operations and must postpone upcoming auctions […]

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We hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe during this time! If you haven’t visited our website lately, we’ve had to postpone many of our auctions due to COVID-19. This post outlines some of the changes to our policies that have occurred. As COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to assure you […]

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When buying industrial machinery or tools for personal or business use, many people tend to want to buy new items. This is completely understandable considering when you do buy new, you don’t have to worry about it breaking down on you right away. However, you can save a great deal of money – sometimes 20-50% […]

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There may be a time when you might have to sell your vintage collection because you need the money. Perhaps you have simply grown tired of collecting and just want to downsize. How do you go about selling those vintage collectibles? Where do you start? Here are a few tips to help you out… Take […]

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If you’re into vintage collectibles or anything vintage, we have an online auction that you definitely do not want to miss. The East County Vintage Collector is an amazing collector estate full of treasures from jewelry to sewing machines and vintage toys to Hummel collectibles, plus so much more. Here are some of the featured […]

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January 16, 2020 | Posted by admin

5 Reasons to Follow Us on Instagram

We’ve been on Instagram for a while, but we haven’t been very active…until now. One of our resolutions for 2020 is to connect with more people on Instagram. If you’re not following us yet, what are you waiting for? Here are 5 compelling reasons to follow us now (@calauctions)… 1. Join a community of people […]

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December 31, 2019 | Posted by admin

Our Most Popular Articles of 2019

Our blog archive has grown so much over these past few years! This article was initially titled “Our Most Popular Online Auction Articles of the Decade”, but since we’ve only been active on this blog for 5 years, it’s more fitting to simply share our most-read articles from this year. If you’re new to our […]

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Do you love to shop in online auctions? Want to work with a fun group of people? Are you passionate about customer service and enjoy helping others? We invite you to apply to become one of our team members! What we’re looking for are people who can assist with physically preparing the items to be […]

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Can you believe that 2019 is almost over and the holiday season is already here? If you like to shop early for holiday gifts or have someone on your list who has everything and want to give them something unique, here are 5 items from our latest Combined Assets Gallery Estate Auction that may be […]

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Here at Cal Auctions, we’re thinking of ways that we can give back to the community this holiday season. There are so many families in the San Diego area who cannot afford to have Christmas presents for their children. It is only right to offer our support to the Toys For Tots program. From now […]

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Many of us have collectibles because we have a passion for what we’re collecting. Meanwhile, there are others who collect and invest in items with the hopes of making money in the future. Whatever your reason for collecting, it’s important that you take care of and store these items properly so that they can be […]

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When we think of investing in collectibles, what usually comes to mind are sports memorabilia, art, vintage toys, figurines, etc. But did you know that designer fashion can also be a worthwhile investment? Over the past few years, we’ve sold many designer fashion pieces that served as a reminder that fashion is indeed cyclical and […]

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September 23, 2019 | Posted by admin

3 Steps to a Successful Estate Sale Auction

You’ve decided that it’s time to downsize your home or someone in your family has passed on and you want to sell their belongings. Holding an estate sale auction is one of the most efficient ways of achieving your goal if done in the right way. Here are the 3 steps to take to ensure […]

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Perhaps you’ve been to a preview day for one of our combined assets estate online auctions and saw an item that made you think… Why would someone want this old, junky thing? Trust us when we say that there are probably a dozen or more ideas for that dusty and raggedy old thing. With a […]

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The days have gone by fast, haven’t they? It was almost 8 years ago that our business started in a little warehouse on the outskirts of San Diego. We wanted to help bridge the gap between online auctions and estate sales in the local area. Now we’ve grown into a huge warehouse just outside downtown […]

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