Online auction site offers merchandise from 3rd party sellers and law enforcement agencies nationwide
Mission Viejo, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2005) – PropertyRoom.com, the only full service online auction site serving law enforcement agencies and consumers nationwide, today announced the signing of its 500th law enforcement partner, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS.
By aggregating items from law enforcement departments nationwide, PropertyRoom.com creates auctions that include unique merchandise from all categories, including consumer electronics, power tools, clothing, housewares, jewelry and more – making PropertyRoom.com a direct competitor with eBay, Overstock.com, Ubid.com, Yahoo.com and Amazon.com
“PropertyRoom.com now provides a powerful solution for 500 law enforcement agencies nationwide to auction stolen and forfeited goods online,” said Tom Lane, founder and chairman of PropertyRoom.com. “By adding departments such as Wyandotte County and Kansas City, we expand the unique retail opportunities that we offer to hundreds of thousands of registered users each day.”
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City has 1,200 officers and an 8,000 square-foot property room with about one million items at any given time.
“By taking over this process for us, PropertyRoom.com enables our department to consolidate storage space and resources, and to dedicate manpower to more critical tasks than overseeing police auctions,” said M/Sgt Delilah Stahl of the Kansas City police department.
Using PropertyRoom.com’s full-service capabilities that include everything from regular pick-ups of items to appraisals, pricing, shipping, customer service and a transparent audit system, law enforcement departments on average see increased auction revenues of between five and 10 times over traditional “parking lot” auctions as well as a cost savings associated with property disposition and auction. All items are sold in real-time online auctions at www.PropertyRoom.com.
PropertyRoom.com works with some of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country, including the New York Police Department, City of Los Angeles Police Department, Seattle Police Department, King County (WA) Police Department, Pinellas County (FL) Police Department, City of San Diego Police Department, Cincinnati Police Department, Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) Sheriff, Indianapolis Police Department and Boston Police Department. Items from these departments and more are aggregated in PropertyRoom.com’s regional warehouse facilities, located in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. An Orlando, Florida facility is in the works for December.
In addition to partnerships with law enforcement agencies nationwide, PropertyRoom.com recently began partnering with select merchant sellers to expand the selection of items offered to consumers.
PropertyRoom.com is the only web-based, full-service auction provider serving the law enforcement community in the United States. Using a nationwide logistics, warehousing and on-line auction system, PropertyRoom.com vastly increases the net realization to its clients by increasing the bidding audience to millions, rather than hundreds, and by substantially reducing the costs and headaches of dealing with unclaimed, forfeited and excess property.