Silver Linings in a Government Agency Move


24/06/2014


Shifting an entire government agency to a new location can be a tricky business, but for small to medium companies or individuals looking to set up shop, it can be a dream opportunity. Thousands of dollars, not to mention days of time can be saved.The professional desks, office chairs and storage units of up to 300 employees can all go on sale at once. Anyone with internet access then has a chance to snatch up as much or as little as they need to set up an office for business or home, for down to 5-10% of the normal cost. Re-selling a $1000 workstation for as little as $50, or an ergonomic, adjustable chair for $20 is par for the course during these transitions, meaning a huge silver lining straight to our smaller, private-sector pockets.In our environmental all-bid (ahem) to re-use and keep assets in rotation rather than stockpiling them in the ground, we make it straightforward for our customers to get to the goods.An agency on the move has left a complete office fit-out of furniture and equipment that is going to auction online at allbids.com.au. The sale will run for another couple of weeks so bid now on Ex-Government Furniture or Ex-Government IT and pick up a bargain!

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What were you doing in 1994?


20/06/2014


Yelling ‘Run Forrest Run!’ or watching John Travolta fire his way around Pulp Fiction? No mobile phones or Google! The world was shocked as no.1 ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was taken out at the knees and John Bobbitt got some rearranging of his own. We were singing (or cursing) Ace of Base as they flooded the airwaves and Australia was yet to get cable TV. Well, one thing we know: what the Raiders were doing! Winning the NRL Grand Final!This Friday night, the Raiders will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the 1994 Grand Final, with the entire team playing in special Legacy jerseys which they’ll sign after the match against the Bulldogs at GIO Stadium. Several players from the Raiders premiership team will also be there on the night to celebrate, including Mal Meninga, Laurie Daley, Brett Mullins, Ken Nagas and Steve Walters.For one week, the unique jerseys are available through Allbids, with all proceeds from this special auction going to The Cancer Support Group. The Raiders local partner charity supports families in the Eden-Monaro and ACT regions who are affected by cancer. They reduce financial stress for those families and provide support during cancer treatment.Each jersey is printed with the name of every Raiders Player from 1982 until the end of the 2013 season, as well as the club’s original logo and premiership years. These 18 unique and valuable collectors’ items are up for auction now! We want to raise as much as we can for The Cancer Support Group, so click HERE to start your bidding.

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Allbids are serious about recycling


16/05/2014


ALLLBIDS believe reuse is the best form of recycling. It is a fundamental part of our business. If we can’t recycle a complete item, we pull it apart and use the parts appropriately. This is particularly the case with IT equipment.Our no landfill policy is one of our strengths. If your asset can’t be sold, we’ll recycle it responsibly.For more information, click here!

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ALLBIDS sell for Canberra’s Big Name Businesses


10/04/2014


ALLBIDS deals with a number of high profile local businesses to help sell their unwanted assets. We recently caught up with Michael Marsalek of Territory Venues and Events to get his feedback on his long term dealings with ALLBIDS. Michael’s portfolio or responsibility includes GIO Stadium – formerly Canberra Stadium - Manuka Oval and Stromlo Forest Park.Michael said, “Rob and his team at Allbids provide an end to end service for territory venues and events. They provide stock take and valuation services as well as the sale of assets that are surplus to our needs.”He went on to say that, “ALLBIDS are a very thorough organisation. We’ve used them for approximately 10 years to do sale and valuations for us.Allbids provide a very transparent service. Every asset that’s sold is seen by the public on their website and it’s a very good service. We know we’re getting value for money. As a Canberra based company, they’re fantastic.”If you’d like to find out more about selling through Allbids, visit out vendor page http://bit.ly/1i6v6zh or click on the green button for a free appraisal!

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ALLBIDS Staff Profile – Richard Hume


10/04/2014


Meet the people who make the magic happen at ALLBIDS.com.auIntroducing Richard Hume, co-owner and Chief Operations Officer, a 42 year old sports fan who keeps those ALLBIDS wheels turning:What is your position at ALLBIDS?I’m the Chief Operations Officer and co-owner of Allbids.What are you responsible for?I oversee staff in all departments, manage the development of our website and keep our digital systems and processes in check to ensure our buyers and sellers have an exceptional experience when dealing with our business.How long have you been with ALLBIDS?I started with ALLBIDS 5 years ago.Where were you prior to joining ALLBIDS?I was with Adept Catering Management for 8 years, providing catering services to the ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC) in Barton. Adept Catering took over catering management of the club, trebled their revenue and helped it to be the most awarded small club in the ACT.How would you describe yourself in one word?Collaborative.What do you do when you’re not at work?I am married with two daughters, which makes it hard to get a word in at home – and I’m never right anyway. I love watching the rugby, spending time with the family (perhaps that’s the wrong order). I also play cricket for the mighty RUC Ravens. Our team reached the dizzy heights of Sunday Social League 3rd Grade Premiers, which only a select group of people could possibly care about; but we do!What did you want to be growing up?I wanted to be a professional Rugby player for the Wallabies, before rugby was even a professional sport – is it too late?If you were a superhero, who would it be?Batman! You don’t need any superpowers to achieve what you set out to do. Anything is possible and you get all the awesome gear – bike, car and a reasonably normal life!Richard loves hearing feedback from buyers and sellers. Connect with Richard via LinkedIn http://linkd.in/1ite6Sb

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Our Latest Blog Posts

ALLBIDS and the AFP auction of recovered goods
All auction items have been recovered by the AFP as part of their normal operations. Each individual item provides a description on the model, condition, use and any other relevant information.Some of the items include:-iPad’s-Jewellery– Toshiba Satellite L750 15.6 Inch Widescreen Dual-Core i3 -2310M 2.1GHz Laptop -Lot of World Coins and Notes-Canon Pixma MG2260 Colour Inkjet Printer-Southern Star Bella Vista Mountain BikeAnd much more!To view all auction items click hereThis auction closes at approximately 7pm, October 1st.

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1/10/2014
ALLBIDS and our partnership with provide support Lifeline Canberra
At ALLBIDS it is one of our objectives to support local charity events. This September we have partnered with Lifeline Canberra, alongside The Michael Buhagiar “R U OK” Cup Trivia Night 2014.We are hosting a live charity auction for the benefit, which supports a greater cause for Lifeline Canberra.All  proceeds from the trivia night, and 50% of the profits from the auction items, will go to Lifeline Canberra and will be used to assist with the ongoing services that they provide within the region. The Michael Buhagiar “RUOK?” Cup was first held by the CCSCA in 2010 and remembers  the life of long time CCSCA and Cricket ACT player Michael Buhagiar who tragically took his own life after suffering and struggling with depression for many years. Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region and raise much needed funds for Lifeline Canberra and the RUOK?Day Foundation.The annual Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition, trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for Lifeline Canberra & The RUOK? Day Foundation.Tammi Horton, Michael’s wife, said “Michael suffered depression most of his adult life. It didn’t always inhibit his daily life but it was like a deep little demon that surfaced every now and then and at times was debilitating. Cricket was a huge part of Michael’s life, Michael not only loved the game but loved the day of chatting with the boys about everything and nothing. He wasn’t one to pick up the phone and call his mates for those chats so really looked forward to Saturdays. It was also an escape for Michael.There are so many resources available to those living with depression however the struggle lies in knowing what it is and where to find it. The first steps are often the hardest, but are vital and a lifeline to someone facing the darkness of suicide.We can’t do anything for Michael now but through the very sad loss and raising awareness we can hope to save another life and another family from the devastation that suicide leaves behind”

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20/09/2014
ALLBIDS partner with Menslink for charity auction
ALLBIDS have teamed up with local men’s charity, Menslink, to auction off a number of items to raise funds to ensure continued support for young men and their families. Did you know?
  • About 1 in 4 young men suffer depression or anxiety (same as young women), but only 1 in 10 of them will do anything about it
  • More young men die by suicide than on the roads. Lots more. In fact, the male rate of suicide is nearly double the national road toll (and three times that of women)
  • 14% of young men under 18 will have a brush with the law, with the current ratio of young inmates at AMC Detention Centre (under 25yo) is 60:1 male:female
  • Young men drop out of high school at double the rate of young women before completing Y12. Of the group that starts University, young men are twice as likely to drop out before completing a degree
  • 32% of all families now are raised by single mums. We provide a lot of help to single mums as their sons transition through difficult times into adulthood
Menslink is a small charity with seven permanent staff and very low overheads. All of the money raised in the auction will be used directly to provide support to young men in Canberra, through volunteer mentoring services, free counselling and their Silence is Deadly campaign in schools.Menslink has been supporting young men in the Canberra region for over ten years. . During this time  Menslink have helped thousands of young guys get through tough or lonely times and develop into responsible, productive and contributing adult men. This local charity aims to help young men achieve their full potential, because they believe everything is possible for them, their families and our community. All of Menslink’s services are free to young blokes and their families.“All the items in our auction list are donated by generous individuals and businesses, ensuring every dollar raised goes directly into supporting the next generation of Canberran men – men who we want to develop into productive, contributing members of our community. We’re particularly excited to have some famous name Raiders, Brumbies and Wallabies players make themselves available or once-in-a-lifetime experiences. These experiences would be a great way to make your next corporate function, social club event or even kid’s birthday party really stand out.Please bid generously and help us support young guys and their families in need.” – Martin Fisk, Menslink CEO

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16/09/2014
Ethical disposal methods saved 11 tonnes of unwanted assets from landfill
Unwanted items don’t have to become waste. At ALLBIDS we live by ethical methods of asset disposal. We recently helped one of our valued government vendors dispose of their assets while contributing towards environmental sustainability.It was The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) that were required to downsize during a recent office move. A new office meant new furniture and as a result there were 800 redundant assets of furniture and IT equipment that required disposal.ALLBIDS were able to step in and provide a complete asset disposal solution using the 5 methods of ethical disposal for the Department, as well as provide best value for money during the process.How did we do it?Step 1 We reviewed situation – an audit of assets required to be disposed of and an assessment of Auction Value was undertaken.Step 2 We recovered the assets – assets were divided into groups of commercial value, metal recycling steel, metal recycling copper, metal recycling aluminium, recyclable materials and general waste.Step 3 We reused the assets – assets that were of value and able to be used in a commercial environment were offered via ALLBIDS platform for sale directly from the AIHW premises – the ONSITE & ONLINE methodology proved a huge saving for the Department.Step 4 We recycled – assets that had no reuse value were recycled by classidentified during the ‘recover’ processStep 5 We provided tailored reporting – a comprehensive report of all assets disposed of was provided to the Department so that funds could be allocated appropriately and the assets decommissioned.What did it cost AIHW?AIHW had quotes of $60,000 to remove all assets with a reuse value and $20,000 to remove assets for recycling purposes. An alternative to ALLBIDS would have cost approximately $80,000ALLBIDS were able to provide the entire service to AIHW at a net cost of just $8 153. The savings were approximately $71 000 in value for money over the next best quote. Transparency and environmental contributionThroughout the entire process, ALLBIDS were able to provide transparent disposal AIHW’s of unwanted assets, as well as tailored reporting to meet their business needs. ALLBIDs were able to reuse 6.8 tonnes of AIHW’s redundant assets and recycle a whopping 11.4 tonnes which would have otherwise become landfill.The AIHW were recipients of the ALLBIDS Environmental Sustainability Award for their positive contribution to environmental sustainability.If your business has unwanted assets or you’d like to find out more about how we can help your business gain the best value return and contribute towards environmentally sustainable disposal practices, visit our vendor pagehttp://bit.ly/1i6v6zh and contact us via our contact form.

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8/09/2014
Tailored ethical disposal reporting

At ALLBIDS, we live by our 5 principles of ethical disposal when dealing with vendors’ unwanted assets. Ethical reporting is a huge part of the process to ensure our vendors receive a complete audit trail.We offer tailored reporting to all of our clients to ensure their asset disposal needs are met. Reporting on the triple bottom line is important for many of our vendors where we provide financial results as well as environmental and social gains as part of the disposal process.To find out more about selling ethically with ALLBIDS, contact one of our staff here.

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5/09/2014
How to care for your Pearls and other facts
The use of any of the following products or actions will damage your delicate pearls.

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* Do not use ultrasonic cleaners* Avoid chemicals, especially hair spray, perfume etc* Do not use stiff brushes* Cleaning will often stretch the stringing* Do not allow pearls to be jumbled around in a jewelry box with harder jewelleryDid you know natural pearls are virtually non-existent in today’s market?Pearls are created by molluscs, a mollusc is a sea creature that has a hard outer shell and no backbone. Pearls can be made naturally or with man’s assistance, when men have played a part in creating the pearl, it’s called a ‘cultured pearl’.Natural pearls are created when the mollusc coats a substance, usually sand. Although pearls look and feel smooth, they actually have a microscopically rough crystalline surface.Freshwater pearls are created in a freshwater mussel. They have improved dramatically from the early “rice bubble” pearls to now rival the quality of salt-water pearls.Cultured pearls are really the same, except that the irritant, often a bead of mother-of pearl, or piece of the mantle, is implanted in the mollusc.Historically cultured pearls have been produced by saltwater molluscs, but over the past couple of decades, Freshwater Cultured Pearls have become a very important part of the market.Saltwater pearls include Akoya (Japanese) South Sea and Tahitian. Fun fact: Tahitian pearls are really just black or very dark South Sea Pearls – they may not have come from Tahiti!Did you know?
  • Pearls are quite soft and require more care than most other gems. Pearls have around the hardness of a finger nail to a copper coin. Pearls have a hardness of a finger nail to the hardness of copper coin!
  • Almost ALL pearls on the market today are cultured.
  • It can be extremely difficult to identify natural pearls without using X-rays or an endoscope.
  • Pearls can be bleached, dyed, heated, irradiated or coated. Most treatments are permanent.
  • Freshwater pearls occur as white or pastel colours. Over-bright colours and black Freshwater Pearls have been treated, usually by dyeing.
  • Pearl Grading is not an exact science. Grading depends on shape (round is more expensive) lustre, thickness of the skin, blemishes, colour and treatments.
www.newcastlejewellery.com.au-This information guide is for our valued ALLBIDS clients, brought to us by Don Hansen FGAA, NCJV Valuer #380, based on over 45 years’ experience in the jewellery business and successful Gemology and valuation studies .

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31/08/2014
Spreading the love with an auction for Life 4 Lucie
Every now and again we come across causes that we just can’t say no to. Life 4 Lucie is one of themWe first heard about Lucie Davies-Clark from one of our charity partners in Sydney. Lucie has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for the past ten years and is just about to embark on a four month stem-cell treatment trial at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney to try and halt this horrendous disease. And we truly wish Lucie all the best.To do our bit, Allbids rann a charity auction in support of An Evening for Lucie, a fundraising event in Manly, Sydney, held on Saturday 30 August. Items auctioned included original artwork, sporting & musical memorabilia, accommodation, dining and a whole lot more. All funds raised assisted Lucie with her much needed MS treatment.Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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29/08/2014
What kind of bidder are you?

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Most of us have purchased something online – clothing, home wares, tools. Many of us opt for the ‘buy now’ items to avoid the pressure of bidding on items, the purchase is certain and it’s instant. Other people however are avid online bidders, who love a bargain and the thrill of it. There are certain types of bidders – which one are you?The ‘Last Minute Bidder’Less than five minutes remaining on this item…your palms are sweaty, you’re clicking and re-clicking refresh, your eyes burn into the screen, seeing the numbers ticking down in those final moments… Will you have the winning bid? Some of us may have played the role of ‘last minute bidder,’ or perhaps been beaten by the infamous last minute bidder. They’re known for appearing in the final moments and stealing the item you’ve devoted the past two weeks of your life watching and waiting. Beware of the last minute bidder, or become one so you don’t miss out!The ‘Set and Forget Bidder’Then there’s the ‘set and forget bidder’ , they avoid the stress of a bidding war, yet may not always win the auction. In other words there the bidder that’s interested but not enough to follow through with keeping an eye on the item to win it. They place a bid, don’t really need the item so forget about it. Sometimes they might enter their maximum budget; yet often have the mentality that if they win they win, if not onto the next auction!The ‘I Will Not Be Beaten’ BidderLastly there is the ‘I will not be beaten’ bidder, they’re determined and driven. They are keyboard warriors dedicating time and money to items that they’re not even sure they really want just so Bidder360 doesn’t. Beware, as the name suggests they WILL not be beaten so you had better hope there is more than one of the item available!

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26/08/2014
The Honda S600 1965 Convertible
At Allbids we are always receiving unique items, and here is another introducing the 1965 Honda S600 convertible!This beauty has been in storage for about 20 years, and although a little dusty has only done 28000 miles! The Honda S600 also has a brand new exhaust system, adding to its appeal. This model was delivered to Australia in very limited numbers, currently there are no other pre 1965 Honda S600 cars in the market.Other features of S600 include red vinyl interior, removable hardtop and multiple sets of keys.We will have more photos and details of the S600 in the coming weeks after a thorough clean and assessment, so if you are interested please continue to follow our Facebook Page and Blog.For more information click here.

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18/08/2014
Locals helping locals – our auction for Anglicare
Is there anything that makes you feel better as a person than the feeling you get when you give back? Whether you regularly donate to several charities, or occasionally give to a single cause meaningful to you, it’s the same ‘feel good’ result.You could say we’re addicted to that feeling here at Allbids. Over the years we’ve helped raise millions of dollars for many local community charities. And most recently, our efforts have been directed at running an auction in support of Anglicare, NSW South, NSW West and ACT.These guys are great at what they do – as one of Australia’s largest Christian care organisations, they reach out to thousands of people every year with emotional, social and physical support. And so there was no question we wanted to help them raise much needed funds. Locals helping the locals. No question about it, right?Our auction, which ended on 7 July, saw some amazing items go up for grabs with everything from a hot air balloon flight with Balloon Aloft, to body treatment packages and more. And it was a success!We’re pleased to announce that the Allbids auction for Anglicare helped around $10,900 which is going directly to Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT. The money raised via our auction will support a number of different programs including those for youth services, aged care support, disability services and the homeless.Find out more about Allbids’ current charity auctions and community engagement, and get bidding. It’s an awesome feeling knowing you’re helping out someone in need.

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11/08/2014

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Our success stories / testimonials OR don't take our word for it...

Menslink
Menslink

Allbids provide an outstanding service to charities like Menslink in a number of ways.

Firstly, Allbids helps us reach audiences well beyond the capacity of Menslink. We’re a very small charity, but having their online platform enables us to achieve much better results than what’s possible with our own resources. At our last auction - which raised over $100,000 for us - we had bidders from all around Australia bid on our items - Allbids managed the payments and collection for us without any issues.

Secondly, Allbids staff were on hand during our Big Night Out to manage the whole process - setting out the displays, helping guests at tables bid for silent auction, managing payments - they couldn't have been more helpful.

Finally, Allbids are always available for the items that we might get to auction from time to time - nothing is too much trouble for them.

Their support for Menslink - and other charities - over the years has been fantastic. They've helped promote our work to their clients, helped us raise far more money from auction items than we could have alone or on other platforms and have been a delight to work with. I could not recommend them more highly and hope to continue the partnership for many years to come

Martin Fisk

Karinya House
Karinya House

I am writing to extend our sincere appreciation to ALLBids for their recent support of our 2017 Karinya House Annual Mother’s Day Gala Dinner, held on 5 May 2016. We especially thank Jo, Louise and the ALLBIDS staff who assisted with the online auction pages for Karinya House. The support also provided by Jo, Louise and the team at the event itself and post the event to finalise the auction was also outstanding and so greatly appreciated.

Karinya House for Mothers and Babies is a community based, not for profit organisation serving the ACT and surrounding regions. In its twentieth year of operation, Karinya provides supported accommodation and outreach services to pregnant and parenting women in crises and their children. In August 2016 Karinya, with specialist funding for construction from the ACT Government, opened its new Home and transitioned to our purpose-built facility, doubling residential capacity, and creating a designated area for specialised outreach and group services. This new facility, whilst significantly enhancing service delivery, has also increased our annual operating budget.

This is the first year we have had the availability of an Online Auction House to support the Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner is our premier fundraising event, and it is vital to us that the event generates as much financial support as possible. We were unaware prior to be contacting by Louise, that ALLBIDS offered the Online Auction service to Not for Profit Organisations entirely free of any sales commissions or other fees and charges. We were somewhat apprehensive, as is the case with something new and untried at times, but Louise and Jo, at our first meeting were completely assured that the ALLBIDS service would be fantastic and easy. They, and the ALLBIDS processes and outcomes, did not disappoint. And the whole ALLBIDS experience and result far exceeded our expectations!

As a community based organisation, it is important to note, that we generate around half of our operating revenue each year through financial donations and sponsorships from Corporates, Philanthropic Trusts & Foundations, local businesses, individuals and families. In addition we are supported through pro bono professional services as well as in kind material donations.

The support of ALLBIDS through their Charity & Community Auctions service is an outstanding and innovative form of community engagement. ALLBIDS are to be congratulated on providing this wonderful service and supporting community service organisations such as Karinya House. I am pleased to confirm that for Karinya House, the addition of ALLBIDS as part of our Gala Dinner Event and Team (sorry we are claiming your team as part of our team now!) made a significant difference to the fundraising proceeds from the auction component of our Gala Dinner. Proceeds from the Auction were 73% higher than the prior year’s Gala Dinner. This is outstanding, and it certainly gives us impetus to source a greater number of donations for next year’s Gala Dinner Auctions.

We are very thankful to have ALLBIDS as part of our Karinya family. We do hope this partnership will be one we can rely on for future events. Please extend our thanks to the ALLBIDS Board, Executive and Staff Team for the support provided for the 2017 Gala Dinner. I commend ALLBIDS for their demonstrated professional competence, experience, and dedication, as well as their generosity and example in corporate citizenship and care for some of the most vulnerable women and children in our community.

Jo Saccasan

Australian Customs and Border Protection
Australian Customs and Border Protection

ALLBIDS has had an ongoing 2 year contract partnership with Australian Customs regarding removal and disposal of The Department’s redundant IT assets nationally.

The main type of assets being disposed of are: servers, networking equipment, Department specific equipment (eg. Passport scanners) as well as generic IT such as PCs Notebooks and Monitors.

Over this period of time, ALLBIDS has facilitated the removal and disposal of IT assets from secure working environments in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth.

We also has organised and facilitated regional and remote pickups and disposals of IT equipment from areas such as Townsville, Cairns and even offshore on Thursday Island.

ALLBIDS has also followed all security protocols for The Department in regards to removal and disposal of the IT assets.

Matthew Smith

Department of Parliamentary Services
Department of Parliamentary Services

ALLBIDS had facilitated all IT disposals for The Department over the past 5-6 years. The majority if these disposals have been from The Department here in Canberra consisting of generic IT and Department-specific assets such as servers, audio visual networking equipment & other networking assets. ALLBIDS has disposed of all redundant and refreshed IT equipment over this period and tailored asset tracking and Management Reports back to the Department in a format that integrates back into their reporting mechanism. ALLBIDS has also been fully compliant with all collection and disposal protocols in regards to asset disposal from secure working environments.

Wayne Evans

IP Australia
IP Australia

ALLBIDS has an ongoing disposal agreement in place with IP Australia since 2007. Over this time ALLBIDS had facilitated the disposal of the Department’s IT assets primarily in Canberra but from several locations around Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. The main asset types being disposed of have been generic IT assets (PCs, notebooks, monitors) as well as networking gear including Servers, networking switches, audio/visual equipment and other general IT assets. We have tailored reporting back to The Department to track IT asset management in a format that they can easily integrate back into their systems to close and reconcile the asset management.

Wayne O'Brien

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Allbids has an exclusive ongoing disposal contract in place with The Department for IT disposals over the past 3-4 years from their central location here in Canberra as well as multiple sites around Australia. This Department one of our larger disposal contracts for the disposal of IT equipment and regularly dispose and manage redundant IT equipment such as generic IT (PCs, notebooks, monitors) as well as large quantities of networking equipment (servers, switches, storage arrays) and other Department-specific IT assets. Allbids regularly facilitates and organises IT disposal from Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth as well as more remote sites such as Tasmania, Northern Territory and regional areas. Allbids also tailors our asset tracking and reporting back to the Department in a format that integrates back into their asset disposal and management systems. Allbids has facilitated not just the IT asset disposal but also the collection and freight logistics required at a national level to maximise returns back to the Department.

David Shaw

Car Purchase
Car Purchase

I bought my son a ford laser on here and although it was older (1991) I didn't expect much for our $1200 spent ! Especially considering it had 12months rego. I couldn't have had a more pleasant surprise ! It's a pearler and we found out later my folks new the owner and he was a mechanic who lived opposite them and he nurtured it. It had service books up to date and it runs so so well, uses no oil or water and has brand new tyres ! It's a 1.8 ghia too . The paint is great and the interior is as new . Needless to say my son loves it and has already fitted some nice alloy wheels and a kick ass stereo. The car is Worth twice what we paid for it at retail Level ! All bids rock. Thanks !!!! This is a true testimonial by a real customer !!! I'm not the type to do this either BUT was just so impressed.

Rotorboy68

No hesitation recommending ALLBIDS service
No hesitation recommending ALLBIDS service

I approached Allbids to assist me to liquidate the plant and equipment owned by one of my clients. The client owned and operated a quarry on the outskirts of Canberra

Following an illness the client needed to completely restructure their business, which resulted in client selling off all the business assets

Due to the size and scale of the operation all the equipment was sold from the existing location. This saved the client valuable time and money by not having to pay removal costs and freight.

Allbids took complete control of the whole operation and used their extensive database to access buyers. The complete process was seamless with Allbids managing all inspections, enquiries, delivery and logistics whilst providing me with a complete audit trail for each asset sold.

I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Allbids. They turned the surplus assets of our client into cash.

ROCKS

Recent car purchase
Recent car purchase

I bought an excellent Subaru L1800 wagon via Allbids' auction site, and I want to report back that the car was in excellent condition, as described. The photos were accurate and showed what I needed to see as a potential buyer.  We were able to inspect the car on location, including starting it and letting it run, and testing the clutch and brakes.

The staff were friendly and helpful. For me, this was a really good experience all around, and I recommend Allbids unreservedly to potential bidders.

kobold

Allbids is a brilliant website/service
Allbids is a brilliant website/service

I would like to say that Allbids is a brilliant website/service.  For our family it serves as a valuable resource in locating goods we need to buy, as well as purchasing some great bargains.  It has been a fantastic way for me to make some extra cash by selling unwanted goods that we no longer use.

itsdone

Furnished with items purchased from Allbids
Furnished with items purchased from Allbids

We are building a house and also renovating two existing cottages on a rural property. We have found Allbids to be an excellent source of materials for the renovation job - the cottages will be largely furnished with items purchased from Allbids, and we are using recycled building materials and tools - many of which are also from Allbids.

It will be 12 months before the projects are finished but I will send you photos when complete - might be useful as an example of what can be achieved with the services of Allbids. Thanks again

heather46

Spreading the word to every one
Spreading the word to every one

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job Allbids is doing and that I am still spreading the word to every one I know! Allbids is providing a service that has been needed for a while and it seems to be getting better all the time!

Again Thanks a Million

farmergirl