Saturday, September 7, 2013
A&W Surplus Online Auction based in Fresno
A&W Surplus is an online auction site based in Fresno near the airport.
You need an online account to participate and before you bid you can scroll through the "lots," the items to be auction, in the online catalog.You can visit the warehouse and look at the auction lots with an appointment on Tuesdays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 12pm so that you can see size, quality, and whether or not the item works.
The auction works in amounts of $2.50, so if you bid $1 on an 1 item lot, you pay $2.50. If you bid .01 on a 500 item lot, then you pay $5. So the amounts will go from $2.50, $5, $7.50, $10. $12.50, $15, $17.50, $20, $22.50 etc. Be very careful! Pay attention because when you bid it's a single amount for each item. You might see 3 cute Halloween costumes in a picture, but in red it will say 5 items, so if you bid $4 its $20 not $12 (which would become $12.50 because everything rounds up to the $2.50 increment).
Like any auction, proceed with caution and you can always call A&W Surplus if you have questions. No guarantees for things like electronics. If you are local you pick up your goods by appointment on Thursday and Friday. If you miss you appointment, then they charge you an extra $25 and ship the item out Monday and charge you the costs. So make sure you have time to pick it up.
It is online, so people outside the area can participate.
Read the fine print, honestly though, it's a yardsale lover's dream. It is taking all my willpower not to bid on the 6ft high boxes of Halloween crap lol.
For the full explanation and info click HERE.
A & W Surplus
3330 N Duke Ave
Fresno, CA 93727-7803
Phone: (559) 348-9428 • Fax: (559) 346-0751
Posted by Sarah Gonzales at 5:05 PM