U.S. GOVERNMENT AUCTION SALES: THE MONEYMAKER OF THE 90'S FOR YOU AN INSIDER'S HANDBOOK Table of Contents Page Overview of Government Auctions 4 State Government Auctions 7 State Unclaimed Property 24 The U.S. Government 25 Housing and Urban Development 26 Customs 37 Department of Defense 38 Postal Service 40 Internal Revenue Service 48 Other Information 49 Resolution Trust Corporation 51 Summary: You're in Business Now! 52 OVERVIEW OF GOVERNMENT AUCTIONS Most people are completely unaware of the bargains that can be found in the most unlikely of places: the government! We're used to reading about the Pentagon paying $59.00 for a wrench, about the national debt rising higher and higher, so it's excusable to not think of government and "sales" in the same sentence. Yet nearly every level of government from city and town on up through county, state and federal, has possession of excess property that must be disposed. If this can be accomplished and money raised at the same time, why not? We want government to be fiscally responsible, right? The most common methods of parting with this overage of property is through auction sales. These affairs offer a unique opportunity to the right person  purchases at bargain basement prices that you can turn around and sell at a profit! The money to be made staggers the imagination. Whether it's property seized by police officers or customs officials to repossessions by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are thousands of items of all types available at rockbottom prices. Whether you're merely buying for yourself or seeing this as a line of business that could make you a substantial profit, the key is to identify and locate these auctions. You name it! Houses, cars, jewelry, yachts, farm Gov't equipment, computers, firewood, it's there for the bidding  and the buying! And, eventually  the selling for profit! You don't need much experience for this. You are familiar with what many of these items cost today on the open market. If you buy it far enough below market value, you can still sell the property yourself at a discount and make a handsome profit. If you yourself have always wanted to own a luxury yacht, here's your chance. You'll never find your dream purchase at a lower price. You could even start a secondhand store or set up shop at a flea market or swap shop to peddle your merchandise after you've acquired it. Many of these places are havens for shoppers. You've simply gone them one better by obtaining the good(s) at an even lower price than they'll pay  and be pleased with their "bargain". The purpose of our booklet is to point you in the right direction to find out about the various auctions that are held by virtually all branches of government. The listings in this book are as up to date as possible. Contacting these places listed should give you the information you need to begin your auction attendance. There are openbidding auctions where you shout out the dollar value you're willing to pay following a minimum bid called by the auctioneer. There are also sealed bid auctions where you submit the price you're willing to pay. You only get one shot at that type of bidding. Be careful with the open bid auctions. You can become so focused on a particular piece of property that you end up in a "bidding war" for it that ends up with you paying more than you should and cutting well into your eventual profit. Be disciplined! Set a dollar limit ahead of time so that you can let certain items go if the bidding goes too high. This is a business now, so common money sense is important. You must now think in terms of expenses vs. revenue. If you have a certain hobby or interest, property in this area may be your natural market. If you specialize, it can help you concentrate on only those items in the large auctions areas where there are hundreds of people bidding for thousands of goods. Your focus will be in your area and you'll soon be an expert on costs, prices and resales of this commodity. Auctions can be hyped up  to the point of temptation to overbid. Don't do it! Remember your goal, your budget and your knowledge of what things cost and you'll do fine. Through the contacts listed in this booklet, you will find yourself on a regular mailing list of government auctions. Often, with the notice, you'll receive a catalogue of the items to be sold and approximately what time they'll be auctioned. This will aloww you to budget your time wisely at these affairs and not get lost in the shuffle. Good luck! STATE GOVERNMENT AUCTIONS These are the state contacts and a brief description of auctions held at this level of government. ALABAMA: Alabama Surplus Property P.O. Box 210487 Montgomery, AL. 36121 (205) 2775866 Alabama auctions aff a variety of goods usually three times a year. Items: office equipment, cars, farm machinery, trucks, boats, tractors and more. There is a mailing list you can be placed on. ALASKA: Surplus Property Management Office 2400 Viking Drive Anchorage, AK. 99501 (907) 2790596 It's best to call the Juneau office (907) 4652172 to be placed on their mailing list. There are weekly auctions of smaller items like furniture and office equipment and spring and fall auctions for larger items like cars. ARIZONA: Office of Surplus Property 1537 W. Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ. 85007 (602) 5425701 Auctions four times per year. Items: computers, cars, furniture and thousands of other pieces. Mailing list is available. ARKANSAS: State Marketing & Redistribution Office 6620 Young Rd. Little Rock, AR. 72209 (501) 5658645 Mailing list available. Both regular and sealed bid auctions are held. Weekly events. CALIFORNIA: Office of Fleet Administration 1416 10th Street Sacramento, CA. 95814 (916) 6572318 Open bid auctions once a month on Saturdays at Sacramento or Los Angeles of surplus vehicles. Mailing list. COLORADO: Department of Correctional Industries State Surplus Agency 4200 Garfield Street Denver, CO. 80216 (303) 3212200 Several auctions per year. Mailing list is available. Nonprofit organizations have first choice. CONNECTICUT: 60 State St. Rear Wethersfield, CT. 06109 (203) 5667018 (or 7190) Eight to ten auctions per year. Vehicles usually auctioned on the second Saturday of the month. Registration fee. DELAWARE: Division of Purchasing Surplus Property P.O. Box 299 Delaware City, DE. 19706 (302) 8344550 In May and September, there are public auctions of vehicles, office furniture and other surplus property. Mailing list is available. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Department of Public Works 5001 Shepard Parkway Washington, D.C. 20032 (202) 4041068 Vehicle auctions held the first and third Tuesday of the month. No mailing list. Registration fee. FLORIDA Department of Management Services 813A Lake Bradford Road Tallahassee, FL. 32304 (904) 4885272 This address is a "retail" store with items available for sale. Motor Vehicle Bureau (904) 4885178 holds vehicle auctions once a month at various locations throughout the state. GEORGIA: Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Division, Surplus Property 1050 Murphy Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, Ga. 30310 (404) 7564800 Several auctions per year, held on the third Wednesday of the month chosen. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, shop equipment, typewriters, computers, copiers and more. HAWAII No state surplus auctions. IDAHO Division of Purchasing (208) 3277465 Idaho's state agencies hold their own auctions. You must contact the specific state agency directly. Auctions advertised in newspaper. ILLINOIS: Central Management Services Division of Property Control 3550 Great Northern Ave. Springfield, IL. 62707 (217) 7931813 Auctions held at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield two or three times per year on Saturdays. Mailing list available for $20/year. Items: desks, chairs, calculators, cameras, refrigerators and more. INDIANA: State Surplus Property Section 229 W. New York Street Indianapolis, IN. 46202 (317) 2320134 Auctions held as needed each year. No mailing list, but contact this office in May for a schedule. IOWA: Department of Natural Resources Wallace State Office Bldg. Des Moines, IA. 50319 (515) 2815121 Auction is second Saturday of May for items such as boats, fishing rods, tackle boxes and hunting equipment. The Vehicle Dispatchers Garage holds vehicle auctions three to four times per year. Call (515) 2815121. KANSAS: State Surplus Property P.O. Box 19226 Topeka, KS. 666190226 (913) 2962334 Many items left over for sale following offering to state agencies. Contact office for information on events. KENTUCKY: Office of Surplus Property 514 Barrett Avenue Frankfurt, KY. 40601 (502) 5644836 Saturday auctions every two to three months as needed. Items: vehicles, desks, chairs, couches, beds, lawnmowers, etc. Mailing list is available. LOUISIANA: Division of Administration Louisiana Property Assistance Agency P.O. Box 94095 Baton Rouge, LA. 708049095 (504) 3426849 Auctions held on the second Saturday of each month at 1502 N. 17th St. Items: medical and office equipment, boats, bicycles, televisions, vehicles and more. MAINE: Office of Surplus Property Station 95 Augusta, ME. 04333 (207) 2895750 Public auctions five to six times per year. Primarily vehicles. No mailing list. MARYLAND: Department for Surplus Property P.O. Box 122 8037 Brock Bridge Rd. Jesup, MD. 20794 No public auctions. Address above is a "retail" store for surplus property. MASSACHUSETTS: State Purchasing Agency Department of Procurement & General Services Surplus Property One Ashburton Place Boston, MA. 02108 (617) 7277500 Public auctions six times per year, usually on Saturdays. Vehicles primarily. No mailing list. MICHIGAN: Department of Management & Budget State Surplus Property P.O. Box 30026 Lansing, MI. 48913 (517) 3358444 Mailing list. Several auctions per year. Items: office furniture, household goods, machinery, livestock, vehicles and more. MINNESOTA: Surplus Operations Office 5420 Highway 8 New Brighton, MN. 55112 (612) 6394022 About 15 auctions per year held around the state. Items Gov't Auctions include vehicles, boats and snowmobiles along with jewelry, furniture, computers, stereos and more. Mailing list. MISSISSIPPI: Bureau of Surplus Property P.O. Box 5778 Jackson, MS. 39288 (601) 9392050 Two to three auctions per year of machinery and vehicles. Mailing list. MISSOURI: Surplus Property Office Materials Management Section P.O. Drawer 1310 Jefferson City, MO. 65102 (314) 7513415 Regular auctions held throughout the year. Items: clothing, office equipment and vehicles. Mailing list. MONTANA: Property and Supply Bureau 930 Lyndale Avenue Helena, MT. 59620 (406) 4444514 One auction a year for vehicles. Mailing list. Other property auctioned the second Friday of each month. NEBRASKA: Office of Administrative Services Material Division, Surplus Property P.O. Box 94901 Lincoln, NE. 68509 (402) 4794890 Auctions three to four times per year. Items: office furniture, computers, couches and more. Separate vehicle auctions held. Mailing list. NEVADA: State Purchasing Division Kinkead Bldg. 400 Capitol Complex Carson City, NV. 89710 (702) 6874070 Second Saturday in August at 2250 Barnett Way, Reno, Nevada, 89512. Separate sealed bid auction mailing list is available, too. You must bid at least once over two to three auctions or you'll be dropped from the list. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Office of Surplus Property 78 Regional Drive Building 3 Concord, NH 03301 (603) 2712126 Two auctions per year of vehicles and other property. Mailing list. NEW JERSEY: Purchase and Property Distribution Center CN234 Trenton, N.J. 08625 (609) 5303300 State vehicle auctions as needed. Mailing list. NEW MEXICO: Highway & Transportation Department P.O. Box 1149 Santa Fe, N.M. 87504 Last Saturday in September. Vehicles and office equipment. Mailing list. NEW YORK Office of General Service Bureau of Surplus Property Bldg. #18, Harriman State Office Bldg. Campus Albany, N.Y. 12226 (518) 4576335 Frequent auctions around the state. Sold by category. Mailing list. NORTH CAROLINA: State Surplus Property P.O. Box 33900 Raleigh, N.C. 27636 (919) 7333889 Sealed bid auctions. Mailing list. Warehouse available to inspect items. NORTH DAKOTA: Surplus Property Office P.O. Box 7293 Bismarck, N.D. 58507 (701) 2242273 Annual auction each September. Items: Vaehicles, office furniture and equipment. Auction is advertised two days in advance. OHIO: State and Federal Surplus Property 4200 Surface Road Columbus, OH. 43228 (614) 4665052 Public auctions and sealed bid sales several times per year. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, office machines and furniture and more. OKLAHOMA: Central Purchasing Department Central Services, B4, State Capitol Oklahoma City, OK. 73105 (405) 5213046 Several auctions throughout the year. $10 gets you on a mailing list. OREGON: Department of General Services Surplus Property ADVANCE \l8  1655 Salem Industrial Dr., N.E. Salem, OR. 97310 (503) 3784714 Public auctions held every Friday of items such as vehicles, desks, computers, snow plows, horse trailers and more. PENNSYLVANIA: General Services Department Bureau of Vehicle Management 2221 Forster Street Harrisburg, PA. 17105 (717) 7833132 Vehicle auctions at least ten times per year. Mailing list. Bureau of Supplies (7177874083) also auctions numerous items. Mailing list available. RHODE ISLAND: Department of Administration Division of Purchase 1 Capitol Hill Providence, R.I. 02908 Rare public auctions, advertised in local papers. Sealed bids to a list of buyers of vehicles and office equipments. Call to see if you can get on the list. SOUTH CAROLINA: Surplus Property Office Division of General Services 1441 Boston Avenue West Columbia, S.C. 29170 (803) 8225490 Warehouse is at above address. Auctions held periodically. No mailing list. Public Transportation Office (8037371488) keeps a mailing list for its vehicle auctions held every five to six weeks. SOUTH DAKOTA: Bureau of Administration State Property Management 701 East Sioux Avenue Pierre, S.D. 57501 (605) 7734935 Two auctions per year, spring and fall. Vehicles. Mailing list. TENNESSEE: Department of General Services Property Utilization 6500 Centennial Blvd. Nashville, TN. 37243 (615) 7411711 Periodic auctions of vehicles and assorted machinery. Mailing list. TEXAS: State Purchasing & General Services Commission P.O. Box 13047 Capitol Station Austin, TX. 78711 (512) 4633445 Every two months, auctions of vehicles, office furniture and machines and highway equipment is held. Mailing list. UTAH: State Surplus Office 522 South 700 West Salt Lake City, UT. 84104 (801) 5335885 Auctions of vehicles, office furniture and heavy equipment are held four of five times per year. Mailing list. VERMONT: Central Surplus Property Agency RD #2 Box 520 Montpelier, VT. 05602 (802) 8283394 Warehouse at Central Garage on Barre Montpelier Street. Items: office furniture and machines. Public auctions for vehicles in May and September. Mailing list. VIRGINIA: State Surplus Property P.O. Box 1199 Richmond, VA. 23231 (804) 7863876 Regular auctions for all types of items including office equipment, computers, tractors, bulldozers and more. Mailing list. Cars auctioned twice a year. WASHINGTON: Office of Commodity Redistribution 2805 C. St. SW Bldg. 5, Door 49 Auburn, WA. 98001 (206) 9313931 Central warehouse open noon to 2:30 PM on Fridays. Cash only. WEST VIRGINIA: State Agency Surplus Property 2700 Charles Avenue Dunbar, W.V. 25064 (304) 7662626 Auctions every month. Items: chairs, desks, telephones, computers and more. Mailing list. WISCONSIN: Department of Transportation P.O. Box 7396 Madison, WI. 53707 (608) 2663965 Warehouse at Hill Farm Bldg., 4802 Sheboygan Avenue. Department of Admnistration (6082668024) holds public auctions every month for vehicles. Mailing list. WYOMING: State Motor Pool 723 West 19th St. Cheyenne, WY. 82002 (307) 7777247 Periodic vehicle auctions. Mailing list. STATE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY There are billions of dollars in this country in unclaimed money sitting in state property offices. Money from uncashed stock dividends, forgotten bank accounts, insurance proceeds, utility deposits, safe deposit boxes and similar uncollected items. People move, die, lose track of various accounts; it all adds up to huge dollars. After a stipulated period of time that this money goes unclaimed, the state is notified and then tries to track down the rightful owners of the money. How does this affect you? Obviously, if you think you may be the beneficiary of some of that uncliamed money, you can contact your state's department of revenue to find out more. The other possibility is the opportunity to help track down the missing individuals. State resources being slim these days, you may be able to earn a finder's fee by locating the person. Finder's fees can range fairly high depending on the amount you make someone aware that they're entitled to receive. Some states have formal rules on the fee you could be paid. There is a concern on the states' part about overcharging the beneficiary, so keep the fees reasonable. It is a way to earn some money through your ability to track down people to tell them about their unclaimed cash. Contact your state's department of revenue for a lead on this information and about any fee restriction or regulation that may exist. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT The federal government is a regular discount house of values  if you know where to look. From real estate to cameras to animals to books to vehicles, there's "Blue Light" specials everywhere on Capitol Hill. There's a catch, of course. The government doesn't advertise their sales. The listings that follow, however, are your contact points for information. This will help you identify and make your purchases. This is an ongoing enterprise. Government tentacles reach everywhere and there is a constant flow of materials coming in be it from drug raids or IRS seizures. The Post Office has millions of dollars in unclaimed parcels that are sold. Repossessed homes as a result of government foreclosures can bring you the bargain house of your lifetime. Here are the listings, beginning with the Housing and Urban Development Department. HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT Auctions of foreclosed properties are a regular occurrence. The properties may be houses, apartments or condominiums in various stages of attractiveness. They may need fixing up  in some cases, considerable work  but you can find that out and decide what the value is to you. The HUD Home Line is 18007674483. The offices: Region 1 Boston ADVANCE \l8  ADVANCE \l8  Room 375, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway St. Boston, MA. 02222 (617) 5655234 Field Offices: Bangor Office Burlington Office Casco Northern Bank Bldg. Room B2B, Federal Bldg. First Floor 11 Elmwood Ave. 23 Main Street P.O. Box 879 Bangor, ME. 044016394 Burlington, VT. 054020879 (207) 9450467 (802) 9516290 Hartford Office Manchester Office 330 Main Street Norris Cotton Building First Floor 275 Chestnut Strett Hartford, CT. 061061860 Manchester, NH. 031012487 (203) 2404523 (603) 6667458 Providence Office 330 John O. Pastore Fed. Bldg. U.S. Post Office  Kennedy Plaza Providence, R.I. 029031785 (401) 5285351 REGION 2 New York 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY. 102780068, (212) 2648053 Field Offices: Albany Buffalo Leo W. O'Brien Fed. Bldg. Fed. Bldg. 5th Floor, Lafayette Court North Pearl & Clinton Ave. 465 Main Street Albany, N.Y. 122072395 Buffalo, N.Y. 142031780 (518) 4723567 (716) 8465755 Camden Newark The Parkade Building 60 Park Place 519 Federal Street Military Park Bldg. Camden, N.J. 081039998 Newark, N.J. 071025504 (609) 7575081 (201) 8771686 REGION 3 Philadelphia Liberty Square Bldg., 105 S. 7th St. Philadelphia, PA. 190163392 (215) 5972560 Field Offices: Baltimore Charleston Third Floor, Equitable Bldg. 405 Capitol Street 10 North Calvert St. Suite 708 Baltimore, MD. 21202 Charleston, WV. 253011795 (410) 9622520 (304) 3477036 Pittsburgh Richmond 412 Old Post Office 1st Floor, Federal Bldg. Courthouse 400 North 8th Street 7th Avenue & Grant St. P.O. Box 10170 Pittsburgh, PA. 152191939 Richmond, VA. 232400170 (412) 6446388 (804) 7712575 Washington, D.C. Wilmington 820 First Street, NE 824 Market St. Suite 850 Washington, D.C. 200024205 Wilmington, DE. 198013016 (202) 2758185 (302) 5736300 REGION 4 Atlanta Richard B. Russell Federal Bldg., 75 Spring St., Atlanta, GA. 30303 (404) 3314739 Field Offices: Birmingham Caribbean Beacon Ridge Tower, #300 New San Juan Office Bldg. 600 Beacon Parkway West 159 Carlos Chardon Avenue Birmingham, AL. 352093144 San Juan, PR. 009181804 (201) 2907617 (809) 7666121 Columbia Coral Gables Strom Thurmond Fed. Bldg. Gables 1 Tower 183545 Assembly St. 1320 South Dixie Highway Columbia, S.C. 292012480 Coral Gables, FL. 33146 (803) 7655592 (305) 6624500 Greensboro Jackson 415 N. Edgeworth St. Dr. A.H. McCoy Fed. Bldg. Greensboro, N.C. 274012107 Suite 910, 100 W. Capitol (919) 3335363 Jackson, MS. 392691096 (601) 9654738 Jacksonville Knoxville 325 West Adams Street John J. Duncan Fed. Bldg. Jacksonville, FL. 322024303 710 Locust St. 3rd Floor (904) 7912626 Knoxville, TN. 379022526 (615) 5499384 Louisville Memphis 601 W. Broadway One Memphis Place P.O. Box 1044 200 Jefferson Ave. #1200 Louisville, KY. 402011044 Memphis, TN. 381032335 (502) 5826255 (901) 5443367 Nashville Orlando 251 Cumberland Bend Dr. #200 3751 Maguire Blvd. #270 Nashville, TN. 372281803 Orlando, FL. 328033032 (615) 7365213 (407) 6486441 Tampa Timberlake Federal Bldg. Annex #700 501 E. Polk St. Tampa, Fl. 336023945 (813) 2282501 REGION 5 Chicago 547 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL. 60661 (312) 3535680 Field Offices: Cincinnati Cleveland Federal Office Bldg. Rm 9002 One Playhouse Square #420 550 Main Street 1375 Euclid Avenue Cincinnati, OH. 452023253 Cleveland, OH. 441141670 (513) 6842884 (216) 5224065 Columbus Detroit 200 North High St. Patrick V. McNamara Fed Bl Columbus, OH. 432152499 477 Michigan Avenue (614) 4697345 Detroit, MI. 482262592 (313) 2266280 Flint Grand Rapids 605 N. Saginaw St. #200 2922 Fuller Avenue, NE Flint, MI. 485022043 Grand Rapids, MI. 49505 (313) 7665109 (616) 4562137 Indianapolis Milwaukee 151 N. Delaware St. Henry S. Reuss Fed. Plaza Indianapolis, IN. 462042526 310 W. Wisconsin Av. #1320 (317) 2267043 Milwaukee, WI. 532032289 (414) 2973214 MinneapolisSt.Paul Springfield 220 Second Street South 509 W. Capitol St. #206 Minneapolis, MN. 554012195 Springfield, IL. 62704 (612) 3703000 (217) 4924085 REGION 6 Fort Worth 1600 Throckmorton, P.O. Box 2905, Ft. Worth, TX. 76113 (817) 8855505 Field Offices: Albuquerque Dallas 625 Truman St., NE 525 Griffin St. Room 860 Albuquerque, N.M. 871106472 Dallas, TX. 752025007 (505) 2626472 (214) 7678359 Houston Little Rock Norfolk Tower, Suite 200 Lafayette Bldg., Suite 200 2211 Norfolk 523 Louisiana St. Houston, TX. 770984096 Little Rock, AR. 72201 (713) 6533274 (501) 3785931 Lubbock New Orleans Federal Office Bldg. Fisk Federal Bldg. 1205 Texas Ave. 1661 Canal St. #3100 Lubbock, TX. 794014093 New Orleans, LA. 70112 (806) 7437276 (504) 5897246 Oklahoma City San Antonio Murrah Federal Bldg. Washington Square 200 NW 5th Street 800 Dolorosa Oklahoma City, OK. 731023202 San Antonio, TX. 78207 (405) 2315464 (512) 2296758 Shreveport Tulsa Joe D. Waggoner Bldg. Boston Place, Suite 110 500 Fannin St. 1516 S. Boston St. Shreveport, LA. 711013077 Tulsa, OK. 74119 (318) 2265402 (918) 5817451 REGION 7 Kansas City ADVANCE \l8  ADVANCE \l8  ADVANCE \l8  Gateway Tower II, Rm. 200, 400 State Ave. Kansas City, KS. 661012406 (913) 2362162 Field Offices: Des Moines Omaha Room 259, Fed. Bldg. Braiker/Brandeis Bldg. 210 Walnut St. 210 South 16th St. Des Moines, IA. 503092155 Omaha, NE. 681021622 (515) 2844215 (402) 2213879 St. Louis Robert A Young Federal Building, 3rd Fl. 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO. 631032836 (314) 5396560 REGION 8 Denver Executive Tower Bldg., 1405 Curtis Denver, CO. 80202 (303) 8446518 Field Offices: Casper Fargo 4225 Federal Off. Bldg. Federal Building 100 East B. Street 653 2nd Avenue N. P.O. Box 580 P.O. Box 2483 Casper, WY. 826021918 Fargo, N.D. 581082483 (307) 2615252 (701) 2395666 Helena Salt Lake City Federal Office Building 324 S. State Street 301 South Park, Rm. 340 Suite 220 Drawer 10095 Salt Lake City, UT. 84111 Helena, MT. 596260095 (801) 5245216 (406) 4495283 Sioux Falls 300 N. Dakota Ave. Suite 116 "300 Bldg." Sioux Falls, SD 571024223 (Property handled by Denver office) REGION 9 San Francisco Phillip Burton Federal Bldg. and U.S. Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate P.O. Box 36003, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 5565900 Field Offices: Fresno Honolulu 1630 Shaw Ave. #138 Prince Jonah Fed. Bldg. Fresno, CA. 937108193 P.O. Box 50007 (209) 4875033 Honolulu, HI. 968504991 (808) 5411343 Las Vegas Los Angeles 1500 E. Tropicana #205 1615 West Olympic Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. 891196516 Los Angeles, CA. 90015 (702) 3886500 (213) 2517136 Phoenix Reno 2 Arizona Ctr. #1600 1050 Bible Way 400 North 5th St. P.O. Box 4700 P.O. Box 13468 Reno, NV. 895054700 Phoenix, AZ. 850042361 (702) 7845356 (602) 3794434 Sacramento San Diego 777 12th Street #200 Room 53S, Fed. Off. Bld. Sacramento, CA. 958141997 880 Front Street (916) 5511351 San Diego, CA. 921880100 (619) 5575310 Santa Ana Tucson Box 12850 100 N. Stone Ave. #410 34 Civic Center Plaza Tucson, AZ. 857011467 Santa Ana, CA. 927122850 (602) 6705223 (714) 8362446 REGION 10 Seattle Arcade Plaza Bldg., 1321 Second Ave. Seattle, WA. 98101 (206) 5531700 Field Offices: Anchorage Boise Federal Building U.S. Federal Building U.S. Courthouse Courthouse 222 West 8th Avenue #64 550 W. Fort St. Anchorage, AK. 995137537 P.O. Box 042 (907) 2714170 Boise, ID. 837240420 (503) 3262671 Portland Spokane 520 SW Sixth St. Farm Credit Bank Bldg. Portland, OR. 972041596 8th Fl. East W. 601 1st Av (503) 3262671 Spokane, WA. 992040317 (509) 3532510 This concludes the Housing & Urban Development listings. CUSTOMS The U.S. Customs offices seize millions in merchandise each year. E.G.& G. Dynatrend is under contract to auction forfeited and confiscated merchandise. Their address is: 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 705, Arlington, VA. 22201. Their phone numbers are (703) 3517880 and 7887. The U.S. Customs Public Auction Line is specifically the 7033517887 number. You can be placed on a mailing list for either $25 for regional information or $50 for national news. There are five different areas covered. There are auctions held every nine weeks in the following cities:  Los Angeles, California  Nogales, Texas  Miami, Florida  Edinburgh, Texas  Houston, Texas  Chula Vista, California  Jersey City, New Jersey  El Paso, Texas Other cities hold auctions more infrequently. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Periodically, there are portions of a contractor's inventory that remains following completion of a job. The government paid for it, so they own it. They consider it surplus and it's sold by a Defense branch  the Department of Defense Logistics Agency. You can write to these addresses for more information about these sales: Boston New York Commander Commander Defense Contract Admin. Serv. Defense Contract Admin Ser Boston Region New York Region 495 Summer Street 201 Varick Street Boston, MA. 022102184 New York, N.Y. 100144811 Philadelphia Atlanta Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser. Philadelphia Region Atlanta Region 2800 South 20th Street 805 Walker Street Philadelphia, PA. 191017478 Marietta, GA. 300602789 Cleveland Chicago Commander Commander Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser. Cleveland Region Chicago Region Federal Office Building O'Hare Int'l Airport 1240 E. Ninth Street P.O. Box 66475 Cleveland, OH. 441992036 Chicago, IL. 606660475 St. Louis Dallas Commander Commander Defense Contr. Admin. Serv. Defense Contr. Admin. Ser. St. Louis Region Dallas Region 1136 Washington Avenue 1200 Main Street St. Louis, MO. 631011194 Dallas, TX. 752024399 Los Angeles Commander, Defense Contract Admin. Services Los Angeles Region, 11099 South La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, California 900456197 POSTAL SERVICE A number of items often turn up at the post office that are undeliverable and unclaimed. These goods can range from merchandise to household and leisure items to books. The merchandise auctions are only held in 5 cities, the largest in New York and San Francisco. If you live close to one of these auction areas listed, by all means go and check it out. Otherwise, it may not be worth a lengthy trip. Atlanta: U.S. Postal Service, Undeliverable Mails Branch, Dead Parcels Branch, 730 Great SW Parkway, Atlanta, GA. 30336, (404) 3441625 New York: U.S. Postal Service, 380 West 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10199, (212) 3303800 Philadelphia: U.S. Postal Service, 2970 Market Street, Room 531A, Philadelphia, PA. 191049886 (215) 8955140 San Francisco: U.S. Postal Service, 390 Main Street, San Francisco, CA. 941059502, (415) 5431826 St. Paul: U.S. Postal Service, 443 Fillmore Street, St. Paul, MN. 55107, (612) 2933082 Postal vehicles are also sold by the Post Office. They must be purchased by cash, bank check or money order. Alabama Alaska U.S. Postal Service Postal Service Supply Off. 708 E. South Blvd. Vehicle Maintenance Montgomery, AL. 36119 8221 Petersburg (205) 2447500 Anchorage, AK. 995073132 (907) 3498900 Arizona Arkansas U.S. Postal Service General Mail Facil. Fleet Vehicle Maintenance Facility 4700 E. McCain Blvd. 4949 E. Van Buren N. Little Rock, AR. 72231 Phoenix, AZ. 85026 (501) 9456710 (602) 2253367 California Colorado Fleet Maintenance Div. U.S. Postal Service 1300 Evans Avenue 915 S. Logan San Francisco, CA. 94105 Denver, CO. 80209 (415) 5505212 (303) 2976730 Connecticut Delaware U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office Vehicle Maintenance Service Vehicle Maintenance 85 Weston St. 147 Quigley Blvd. Hartford, CT. 06101 Wilmington, DE. 19850 (203) 5246240 (302) 3232237 Florida Georgia U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office 2800 S. Adams Vehicle Maintenance Facil. Tallahassee, FL. 323019998 3900 Crown Rd. (904) 8787268 Atlanta, GA. 303049721 Hawaii Idaho U.S. Postmaster U.S. Post Office Garage Manager, Fleet Maintenance 770 S. 13th 89 Sand Island Rd. Boise, ID. 83707 Honolulu, HI. 96819 (208) 3834225 (808) 8451026 Illinois Indiana Main Post Office Garage U.S. Post Office Garage 2105 E. Cook 615 S. Capitol Avenue Springfield, IL. 62703 Indianapolis, IN. 46225 (217) 7887241 (317) 4646081 Iowa Kansas U.S. Post Office U.S. Post Office Garage 1165 Second Avenue 424 S. Kansas Avenue Des Moines, IA. 503189121 Topeka, KS. 66603 (515) 2837720 (913) 2959167 Kentucky Louisiana U.S. Postal Service Main Post Office Garage 1420 Gardiner Lane Vehicle Maintenance Dept. P.O. Box 3111 750 Florida Blvd. Louisville, KY. 402329111 Baton Rouge, LA. 70021 (502) 4541891 (504) 3810388 Maine Maryland Main Post Office U.S. Postal Service 171 Kennebec Street 6 Waelchi Avenue Portland, ME. 04101 Baltimore, MD. 21227 (207) 8718467 (301) 6258931 Massachusetts Michigan U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office 135 A Street 4800 Collins Rd. Boston, MA. 02210 Lansing, MI. 48924 (617) 6545771 (517) 3378736 Minnesota Mississippi U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office 314 Eva Street 350 E. Silas Brown St. St. Paul, MN. 55107 Jackson, MS. 393015201 (612) 3493082 (601) 9685784 Missouri Montana U.S. Postal Service No auctions held. See Vehicle Maintenance Facility San Francisco and Salt 3535 Katherine Rd. Lake City Quincy, IL. 623019998 (217) 2244950 Nebraska Nevada U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office Maintenance, 700 R St. 2000 Vassar Street Lincoln, NE. 68501 Reno, NV. 895109997 (402) 4731630 (702) 7880626 Gov't New Hampshire New Jersey U.S. Post Office Main Post Office Vehicle Maintenance Facility Vehicle Mainten. Facility 955 Goffs Falls Rd. 680 State Hwy. 130 Manchester, N.H. 031007221 Trenton, N.J. 08650 (603) 6444022 (609) 5813089 New Mexico New York U.S. Post Office U.S. Postal Garage 1135 Broadway, N.E. 201 11th Avenue Albuquerque, NM 87101 New York, N.Y. 101999721 (505) 8483887 (212) 3304904 North Carolina North Dakota U.S. Postal Office U.S. Post Office 310 Newborne Avenue 220 E. Rosser Ave. Raleigh, NC 27611 Bismarck, N.D. 58501 (919) 8313702 (701) 2216517 Ohio Oklahoma U.S. Postal Service Main Post Office 850 Twin River Drive Vehicle Services Columbus, OH. 43216 320 S.W. 5th Street (614) 4694255 Oklahoma City, OK. 73125 (405) 2786159 Oregon Pennsylvania U.S. Post Office Philadelphia Post Office Vehicle Maintenance Facility Garage 918 NW Park Avenue 30th and Chestnut Portland, OR. 97208 Philadelphia, PA. 19104 (503) 2942444 (215) 8959297 Rhode Island South Carolina U.S. Postal Service Service U.S. Post Office Vehicle Maintenance 1601 Asembly St. Providence RI 02904 Columbia, SC 292019122 (401) 276-6800 (803) 7334692 South Dakota Tennessee U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office Garage Vehicle Maintenance Facility 707 Chestnut Street 500 E. Boulevard Nashville, TN. 372299721 Rapid City, SD 577015709 (605) 3948648 Texas Utah U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office 10410 Perrin Beitel Vehicle Maintenance Dept. San Antonio, TX. 78284 1760 W. 2100 S. (512) 6578528 ADVANCE \l8 ADVANCE \l8 ADVANCE \l8  Salt Lake City, UT. 84199 (801) 974-2350 Vermont Virginia U.S. Postal Service U.S. Post Office Garage Vehicle Maintenance Facility 1001 School Street 1800 Page Blvd. Richmond, VA. 23232 Springfield, MA. 011529721 (804) 7756155 (413) 7856383 Washington, D.C. Washington (state) U.S. Postal Service U.S. Postal Service Fleet Operations 3825 S. Warren 980 V. St. NE Tacoma, WA. 98409 Washington, D.C. 200189601 (202) 8320158 West Virginia Wisconsin U.S. Post Office U.S Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facility Vehicle Maintenance 602 Donnelly St. Madison, WI. 53703 Charleston, WV. 253019721 (608) 2461300 (304) 3574158 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Naturally, the Internal Revenue Service has been known to seize a few items themselves. They generally auction these goods off to raise money for back taxes and penalties owed by the person whose property has been confiscated. You can get on their mailing list by calling their HOT LINE: (800) 8291040 Other hotline numbers:  San Francisco (415) 5565021  Seattle (206) 5530703  Los Angeles (213) 8945777  Sacramento (916) 9785520  New York City (718) 7804020 The IRS may prove to be your ally yet! OTHER INFORMATION The other phone numbers of importance may belong to the Federal Supply Service Bureau who can give you more information about General Services Administration Auctions. Those listings: National Capitol Region National Surplus & Sales Center Federal Supply Service Bureau 6808 Loisdale Rd. Springfield, VA. 22150 Hotline: (703) 5577796 Region One Region Two Federal Service Supply Bureau Federal Serv. Supply Bur. 10 Causeway St. 4#2FBP1 26 Federal Plaza #2FBB2 Boston, MA. 02222 New York, N.Y. 10278 Hotline: (617) 5657326 Hotline: (800) 488SALE Region Three Region Four Federal Service Supply Bur. Federal Service Supp. Bur. Personal Property Sales Section General Services Admin. 841 Chestnut St. #540 404 West Beach St. #4FBB Philadelphia, PA. 19107 Atlanta, GA. 30365 (215) 5977253 (404) 3315177 Region Five Region Six General Services Admin. Excess Property Sales Federal Supply Serv. Bureau A Federal Supply Bureau Sales Service, Mail Staff 345 #6FPP 230 S. Dearborn St. 440 College Blvd. Chicago, IL. 60604 Overland Park, KS. 66211 (312) 3530246 (913) 2362500 Region Seven Region Eight General Services Admin. General Services Admin. 819 Taylor Street Federal Supply Serv. Bur. Fort Worth, TX. 76102 Building 41 (817) 3342352 Denver Federal Center Denver, CO. 80226 (303) 2367705 Region Nine Region Ten 525 Market St. 29th Floor General Services Admin. San Francisco, CA. 94105 Excess Personal Property (415) 7745240 400 15th Street SW Auburn, WA. 98001 (206) 9317763 RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION In the 1980s, there were a vast number of savings & loans failures and the U.S. Government contracted with the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of personal property and assets accumulated during the last few years. There is a wide inventory that is constantly changing. The key contacts: The Affordable Housing Disposition Program 1800624HOME Resolution Trust Corporation National Assets Specific Inquiry Program: (800) 4310600 Regional Assets Sales Hotline (800)3481484 For real estate: (800) 7823006. SUMMARY You're in business now! These are a wide assortment of contact listings for you to begin your new career in the buying and selling business. People are going to buy goods from you or someone else. Ehy not take advantage of the outstanding savings you can achieve by using the government to do your acquisitions for you. You always thought the government only took taxes from you. Here's a chance to get some back! Of course, it will probably increase your taxes as your income goes up, but that's a good problem to have, right?