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The stuff you want, at the price you set!
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R.L. Rasmus Auctioneers, Inc. was founded in 1981 to provide asset recovery and auction services to the legal, banking and business community. Emerging out of the technology and used equipment business, Rasmus has been unconventional in its approach to asset liquidation.
  • In 1985 Rasmus began “theater style” auction sales, eliminating the old-fashioned “walk-around” approach used by most auctioneers. Bidders previewed assets onsite, then were seated “theater style” in front of a televisions or screens. The theater approach allowed bidders to remain comfortable and confident in their bidding as first slides, then digital photos flashed across the screens.
  • In 1996 Rasmus was amongst the first auctioneers to post events online for preview. This revolution provided buyers with detailed, advanced looks at sales items, dramatically improving buyer knowledge of sales assets.
  • In 1997 Rasmus began posting auction catalogs online for interactive online bidding. Internet bidding was halted prior to the live auction and the resulting bids were used as opening or proxy bids by the auctioneer.
  • In 2003 Rasmus conducted its first internet only auction. As before, every item was posted online, however, all bidding took place on the internet.
  • In 2006 Rasmus determined that, with few exceptions, liquidation would be conducted by internet only auction. The access and flexibility the internet provides has resulted in Rasmus being able to conduct hundreds of events with greater participation for both sellers and buyers alike.

Today, Rasmus is one of a handful of liquidators who has combined the benefits of traditional liquidation techniques with the power of the internet to create a liquidation model which is fast, affordable, flexible, efficient and astoundingly effective. R.L. Rasmus Auctioneers, Inc. is one of the top internet-only auction sites in terms of traffic, registered bidders, e-newsletter subscriptions, hits, visitors, sales per year and items sold.

Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, rasmus.com is an event based liquidation site. Each event has a location, scheduled preview, closing and removal. Each event sells many assets to many buyers.

As Rasmus continues to innovate and refine our marketing, merchandising and sales techniques, we open new markets and opportunities for our selling and buying clients

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(703) 768-9000
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(703) 823-5587
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P.O. Box 30760 Alexandria, Virginia 22310

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Hi-
I had several problems with the bidding. I entered 3.00 dollars and the program thought it was 30.00. I had been entering bids in this format but did not catch the very first error. So I had a three dollar bid that became thirty on an item that I did not want to bid 30.00 dollars for. Can this please be adjusted? I had another bid for 5 dollars that kept being read as 500. Luckily I caught this. 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Curt Pavone
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I had to phone the office, as the online contact form could not be submitted. I talked to Crystal and saw that my supposed thirty dollar bid became a max of 400.00!!??? On a single pair of boots worth maybe 200 bucks? I asked that my bid be withdrawn entirely as it was faulty software that caused this, but was told that this company will keep the bid caused by what I can only assume to be a software problem, and require me to pay for an item unless no one bids over me. Crystal insisted there was nothing wrong with the software but I had several issues with incorrect bids when I used the decimal format, ie-3.00 for a bid. Has anyone else had this problem? And why can't my bid be retracted??? Crystal insisted it had to be my fault because it came from my IP address. Talk about clueless.
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We love the phrase "One Bid wins it ALL!" This Bulk Lot Office Furniture Online Auction has some great pieces in it. Check it out here:

http://rasmus.com/auction/222675/office-furniture-warehouse-online-internet-auction-md/
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Get an A+ when it comes to good deals! Check out this auction featuring a complete school worth of stuff! 

http://rasmus.com/auction/224598/complete-school-liquidation-online-internet-auction-va/
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For 21 months, a giant fiberglass Buddha sat untouched at a shuttered club. Now it must be auctioned off.
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Stay warm and cozy inside while you bid on our online auctions - we have five auctions today at www.rasmus.com
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Thought this might warm you up, I'm freezing! - Sue R.
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