Online auctions are a great way to get bargains on just about anything, but typically when you’re purchasing something online you don’t get to see what you’re actually bidding on until you receive it in the mail. With our online auctions you can attend a preview day to inspect any items prior to placing a […]

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Whether you’re just starting out as a collector or buying things to flip for a profit, there are certain items that always seem to be valuable no matter what. Over the past few years the collectibles in this top 10 list have always been popular in our online estate auctions… Vinyl Records Old school records […]

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Marketing plays an important role in online auctions, especially now that everyone is spending more and more time on their cell phones or in front of a computer. If you’re a current seller with us or are thinking about selling with us, in this article we’ll be offering an overview of how we market every […]

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Have you been thinking about downsizing or liquidating your estate via an online estate auction? There are questions that often come up that we’d like to address in this article:

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You’ve been doing research about the best way to liquidate an estate and you decided that selling your items via an online auction with an auction house is the best option for you. Now what? There are quite a few auction houses in your area, so now it’s time to figure out which one will […]

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Another year has passed, which is always a great time to stop and reflect. It’s certainly been another busy year for us here at Cal Auctions and we definitely couldn’t do it without all of you loyal customers! For our holiday gathering this year we had a great time at a local bowling alley/tavern. All […]

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Online auctions are a great way to get the best deals on all types of goods ranging from household items and furniture to vintage products and rare collectibles. If you’re doing research about auction bidding strategies and what’s the best way to win an online auction, read on for a few tips… Marathon bidding This […]

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There are many things we can be grateful for this holiday season, but as a small business we are especially thankful for all of you who have supported us for the past 6 years. Just recently we passed an incredible milestone: 100K registered bidders on our website! Over 100,000 people from around the world have […]

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The holidays are around the corner, and while there are plenty of online stores where you can buy mass-produced items to give as gifts, why not give your friends and loved ones creative, original, and cool holiday gifts instead? Here are 10 ideas for gifts that are fairly easy to make or put together, plus […]

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Participating in online bulk auctions is a great way to get good deals on items to buy and resell. You could buy a big bulk of items in one lot, keep a few items you want for yourself, and then sell the rest of it through sites like eBay, OfferUp, Mercari, etc. Here are five […]

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If you’re a car collector or like big boy/girl toys, you’ll need to temper your excitement for our next online vehicle auction. Everything from classic hot rods to several Cadillacs, dune buggies, a motor home, boat, and more take center stage in the Dean Alt Estate Auction. Dean Alt left behind a legacy that serves […]

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When browsing through our online auctions you will always come across vintage items and collectibles that may inspire you to redecorate your home, or perhaps you may be inspired to put on your creative crafty hat and give an old item new life through upcycling or repurposing. This month we’re pretty excited about our latest […]

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September 11, 2017 | Posted by admin

Buying a Car at Auction: Pros and Cons

Buying a car at auction could be one of the smartest purchases you make. Sure, it’s nice to have a brand new car, but why not get a good deal and pocket or invest some of that money you save? Cars can go to auction for a number of reasons including: being impounded by the […]

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Coin collecting can be a fun and rewarding experience….if you know what you’re doing. We recently just finished an auction with 1000 lots of collector coins, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share a few tips and advice if you’re new to the numismatic world and interested in buying coins through […]

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Online auctions have been around for some time, but not everyone participates in them. Have you thought about buying items at auction, but still on the fence about it? Here are 7 compelling reasons why you should try online auctions: Save money Sometimes you can find brand new items at wholesale prices such as the […]

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Ahh, classic cars. Whether you collect them for investment purposes or simply just love the cars, they stir up nostalgic feelings and memories of the “good ole days”. It’s only once in awhile that we auction off a classic car, and in our warehouse estate auction for August we have two classic cars up for […]

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If you’re new to buying items in our online auctions, it’s good to know the different options available to get those items to you. We recently added a couple new ways that you may not know about if you’re a returning customer, so in this post we’ll give you all the details you need to […]

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It’s been a wonderful award year for us here at Cal Auctions. First it was the award for Excellence in Estate Sale Marketing from EstateSale.com, and now we’ve been given an award for Excellence in Estate Liquidation from Mega Estate Sales. For those who don’t know, Mega Estate Sales is a site that helps people […]

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June 15, 2017 | Posted by admin

Top Items to Buy at Online Auctions

Bidding and buying in online auctions has become a fun past-time for some people. In our experience of doing online auctions, we’ve had many customers who have been able to score deals because of their patience and tenacity. Here are some of the top items they were able to buy and resell to make a […]

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There are many opportunities to score great deals in government auctions. Government agencies such as police departments, military installations, post offices, and even colleges or public schools have surplus or items that are auctioned off on a regular basis. These agencies want to purchase new items and get rid of inventory, they have lost and […]

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