Looking for a hot deal – literally? PropertyRoom.com sells jewelry, electronics, coins, and even bicycles that were confiscated by cops and never claimed. I wrote about the site four years ago (as the Bargain Hunter) and figured it was time for a re-visit.
The site was founded by ex-cops who have relationships with more than 2,400 police stations and municipalities. They pick up unclaimed items in property rooms and post them online for sale. It’s pretty astounding what you can find on the site.
A pair of genuine .88ctw aquamarine pear-shaped earrings are bidding for $1. The “Steal of the Day” is a Dell Optiplex GX620 Pentium 4 Refurbished Desktop With 17″ LCD Monitor that is currently bidding at $244. There are also cameras, cars, tools, fine art, watches, and clothes.
The site is free to browse, though if you want to buy something you have to register.
Make sure to check the return policy on each item you are considering as some are not returnable. Flat rate shipping & handling to anywhere in the U.S. is $11.50, so add that to your costs. International shipping is not available. You can also pick up items in NYC, Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, and Dallas.
PropertyRoom.com was founded in 1999 and headquartered in Mission Viejo, CA. A portion of sales go to the police department where items originated.