Leigh Ann W. of Greensboro North Carolina asked:
Are there [cast iron] auctions -other than eBay- that you can participate in online? (Without actually being there). I never seem to see any of these in my area.
Yes, there are.
I know that there are cast iron auction sale groups on Facebook, but I am not terribly familiar with them. A little searching should turn some up. Here are a handful of sites that have online auctions. Some run the online auction at the same time that an in-person auction is being held.
Be sure to read all of the terms and conditions of any auction before you bid, and be sure to factor in all expenses (buyer’s premium, shipping costs, tax) before you buy!
- Shop Goodwill (similar to eBay)
- Proxibid (can follow live auctions real-time)
- AuctionZip (can follow live auctions real-time)
- Live Auctioneers
- Caring Transitions Online Estate Sales
Readers, if there are others that you think I should add, please comment below or contact me and let me know.
Again, be sure you carefully read all of the terms and conditions of the auction before you bid!
Note: This post was originally posted in 2019, but updated in 2023.