Abandoned storage units yours to gawk at and bid on


11/02/2013

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Allbids have announced they’re going to be auctioning off whole abandoned storage units:Similar to the concept behind the popular U.S television series Storage Wars, Storage Showdown sees the entire contents of abandoned storage units going up for unreserved online auction on www.allbids.com.au. Whilst major items within these units can be identified (e.g. whitegoods or furniture), it’s the hidden items – for example, those stored in boxes or behind major objects – where the mystery begins.“Potential buyers can inspect the units at the storage facility, but they can’t sift through the boxes,” said Richard Hume, Chief Operations Officer of ALLBIDS. “What treasures might be hidden away there is anyone’s guess.”“It could be electronics, antiques, jewellery or books. It could be art supplies, old university essays, camping equipment or CDs. It could be junk, or goods of incredible value. Either way, you’ll never know unless you have a go,” he explained.The first Storage Showdown saw three abandoned units from Capital Self Storage sold on www.allbids.com.au. These contained items such as a flat-screen TV, an esky, fans, skis, a ladder, a set of weights, furniture, as well as mysterious boxes of miscellaneous goods.“We will have around 8-12 storage units up for grabs each month, and with each of these unreserved auctions, bidders are in the running to grab a bargain, make some cash on re-sales, or at least have a great story to tell,” said Richard.Each auction goes for one week on www.allbids.com.au. Prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the unit, which they can do up until two days before the auction closes. Once the auction is closed, everything must be removed by the successful bidder. ALLBIDS is offering special terms to re-market saleable goods that are not wanted by the successful buyer.This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Johnboy https://the-riotact.com/abandoned-storage-units-yours-to-gawk-at-and-bid-on/94574

10 Tips For Safe Online Shopping


19/07/2012

Helpful Tips


Unfortunately online shopping can sometimes be fraught with pitfalls, but follow our top 10 tips to keep you safe.1. Know the business. Buy only from websites you know and trust. Check that the company has a physical address and phone number. If the company operates from overseas, you might have trouble getting a refund or repair if required.2. Know the product. Ensure the product is legal and will work in Australia. Check that any warranties or guarantees offered are valid in Australia and that an authorised repairer is close by.3. Check the contract. Carefully read the terms and conditions, refund policy, delivery details and policies on costs associated with returns and repairs.4. Check the full cost. Be aware of the full cost of your purchase, including currency conversion, taxes, delivery fees, packaging and postage. After adding these costs, it may be cheaper to buy locally.5. Protect your privacy. Only buy online from a company if you are satisfied with their privacy policy. Do not provide additional information that the company does not need for the sale.6. Confirm the order. The business should enable you to confirm or reject your order before paying.7. Keep records. Print your order before and after you confirm. Write down any reference numbers, and print any receipts that display on screen or are emailed to you. Depending on the type of payment used, check your credit card statement, merchant account (such as PayPal) or bank account to ensure you have been charged correctly.8. Pay securely. Use only websites that your browser recognises as secure. A secure address begins with https:// or an image of a padlock will appear in the bottom right corner of your browser window.9. Resolve problems. When problems occur, immediately contact the business and try to resolve them. Most online shopping and auction sites provide a dispute resolution process to facilitate communication between the buyer and seller. If you are unhappy with the response, you can make a complaint to us.10. Look out for scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.In short, do not provide your bank account, credit card number or other personal details unless you are positive the trader is reputable.

And our best business recyclers are…


14/06/2012


Simon Corbell has let it be known that he has awarded the best recyclers in Canberra’s business community:Biggest reduction of Waste to Landfill – Canberra AudiologyBiggest Recycler – Tuggeranong HyperdomeInnovation Excellence – Elvin GroupMotivation Excellence – Community Services Directorate, Therapy ACT – Swanson PlazaCorporate Award – Tuggeranong Hyperdome (Highly Commended: Shepherd Electrical)Small Business/Office award – Easycare Landscapes (Highly Commended: Allbids Pty Ltd)Ministers award for Leadership – Phil Wells, Calvary John James Hospital (Highly Commended: Laura Skillen, Meyer Vandenberg)This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Johnboy https://the-riotact.com/and-our-best-business-recyclers-are/75260

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The pink machine


21/06/2011

pink raiders


The Raiders have shown off the pink strip they’re going to play in this week to support “Women in League” week.The Raiders are turning pink this weekend for the Harvey Norman Women in League round and will wear a pink playing strip against the Eels on Saturday night at Canberra Stadium.The jerseys worn by the players in the match will be laundered and then personally signed by each player who played in the match, which includes any players who may come into the game at late notice or players named on an extended bench.All Raiders fans have to do is head to www.allbids.com.au and start to bid for their favourite players jerseys, with the bidding open until next Tuesday evening (June 28) until 7.30pm.Canberra Raiders halves Josh McCrone and Sam Williams modelled the jersey’s today at Raiders HQ, to kick start a week-long celebration by the Raiders for the Harvey Norman Women in League Round.This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Johnboy https://the-riotact.com/the-pink-machine/48612

Firesale in Brumbies corporate boxes?


27/05/2011

box at the brumbies


Our spies note that that Allbids has a cutprice catered Brumbies box going for just $800 including food and drinks, VIP parking, and 8 tickets to the game.One wonders how many more of these will appear as the weather gets colder with the incessant night games.This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Johnboy https://the-riotact.com/firesale-in-brumbies-corporate-boxes/46354

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The Ultimate Golfing Experience with George Gregan, Justin Marshall and Brendan Jones
Ever wanted to ask Wallabies great George Gregan about ‘that famous tackle’, discuss the All Blacks’ game strategy with Justin Marshall, or learn the secret to the perfect golf swing with PGA golfer, Brendan Jones?That would be a pretty awesome sporting dream right? Some might say the ultimate golfing experience, and thanks to these three sporting greats you might have the chance to do this with five of your best mates or work colleagues.Click here to view this auction right now! Canberra’s greatest golfer, Brendan Jones, was the brainchild in setting up a game of golf and lunch with two of the best Rugby half backs of the modern era, and two of his best mates which you have a chance to win by bidding in our online auction.You have from now until 17 December to bid for this experience which could see you take four friends for a round of 18 holes at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on 6 February 2014. You’ll play 18 holes swapping between playing with Justin Marshall and George Gregan in one group, and Brendan Jones in the other. Then you can grab lunch together overlooking the 18th green. Could the day get any better for fans of rugby and golf?!All money raised goes to Canberra Grammar School’s Northside Early Childhood Campus.

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19/11/2013
Spend a fortune to play golf with footballers
Ok, so here’s a press release I just received that caused me some confusion.They’re auctioning off a chance to play a game of golf with a professional golfer and two footballers. The bidding is already up to $2,020 and there’s still 41 days left to go. This looks like it’ll raise some serious cash. I assumed this had to be a fundraiser for charity but the press release mentioned no cause.I figured that couldn’t be right. As jerky as sports people can be, these guys couldn’t just be straight up charging people to play sport with them.So where is the money going?I managed to find the recipient on the bidding page (which the release also doesn’t link to) , it’s Canberra Grammer School.A poor unfortunate private school.Ok fine, whatever. Still the simple fact that the release skips over that this is a charity auction is quite amusing. Perhaps they think the people who will bid for this are not the kind of person who would really care?Canberra’s online auction specialists, ALLBIDS, have joined forces with Canberra’s greatest golfer, Brendan Jones, to set up a game of golf and lunch with two of the best Rugby half backs of the modern era – the Wallabies’ George Gregan, and All Blacks’ Justin Marshall.“This truly is one of the most unique sporting experiences of a lifetime,” said Rob Evans, CEO and Founder of ALLBIDS.“You could ask George about ‘that famous tackle’, discuss the All Blacks’ game strategy with Justin, or learn the secret to the perfect golf swing with PGA golfer, Brendan Jones,” said Rob, who is himself a keen golfer and active participant in Canberra’s golfing community.The auction was the brainchild of Brendan Jones and his wife Adele. Brendan has become great mates with George and Justin and they devised the ultimate corporate sporting golfing experience for a group of five to buy at auction with ALLBIDS.“Bidders just need to go to the ALLBIDS website and make a bid. It’s the perfect opportunity to just meet your sporting heroes, or deliver an awesome corporate event,” Rob said.The auction, which is now live at www.allbids.com.au, will run through until 17 December and will see the winning bidder take four friends for a round of 18 holes at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on 6 February 2014. They will swap between playing with Justin Marshall and George Gregan in one group, and Brendan Jones in the other. The experience will be capped off by lunch at the club overlooking the 18th green.“This is a great way to support our community and the experience on offer could see a group of friends live out their sporting dream,” Rob concluded.This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Barcham https://the-riotact.com/sports-people-want-to-charge-you-to-play-sports-with-them/119082

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6/11/2013
Two Weeks to Save the Planet – Electric Mitsubishi Miev
Click here to view this auction right now!The electric car has come a long way. The Mitsubishi Miev was the first electric car to sell more than 10,000 vehicles and now also sells in Europe under Renault and Citroen badges. With a range of 150km, it is ideal for commuting and attending meetings around town.One of the great advantages of this car for short journeys in traffic is that it replenishes its battery when you brake or even decelerate. This unique feature makes it ideal for city driving, but not so good for going to Sydney.Businesses and government have been the main buyer of this car so far, and at around $50,000 it certainly sits well above the cheaper end of the market. (If you want to know more about the cheaper end of the market, click here!) But it has all the options and is a thoroughly modern car inside and out. To check out a review of the Miev, click here!Thanks to the ACT Conservation Council, Canberra residents now have a chance to test drive this astonishing 100% electric vehicle for two weeks. Find out for yourself just how quiet, soothing & convenient commuting can be.All money raised goes to the Conservation Council of the ACT. ALLBIDS charges no commission, Buyer’s Premium or other fees for this service.

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1/11/2013
Olivia Lambert Foundation Charity Auction
In Memory of one of our BravestOlivia Lambert was an incredibly brave young girl, who succumbed to cancer in 2012 aged just 8 years old. No words can properly describe what this must have been like for her family, but they are determined that this heartbreaking story will serve some positive purpose for the future.The Olivia Lambert Foundation (OLF) has been setup in her memory to help other children and their families who face the horror of childhood cancer. The Foundation operates with volunteers to minimise administration costs and ensure that the funds raised go to the people that need them most.To find more about the Olivia Lambert Foundation, please click here The Canberra Centenary has selected the OLF as a recipient of the unique Centenary Numberplate 096. By bidding on this, you can help support those coping with these horrific illnesses. As always, ALLBIDS charges no commission, Buyer’s Premium, listing or handling fees for this service.To check out the bidding, click here.

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23/10/2013
Storage Showdown
Storage Showdown offers a unique opportunity to grab a bargain and find hidden treasure.There are many reasons why storage units might be abandoned.Sometimes the owner might have moved interstate or overseas, other times the rent has simply stopped being paid. In the latter case, Storage Unit operators make every effort to contact the owner and give them a chance to retrieve their goods, but it doesn’t always work out.Whatever the reason: they all lead to the same conclusion. The unit needs to be rented and all the goods cleared out. Previously, this would mean everything being sent to the tip, which was costly and wasteful.In response to this, ALLBIDS developed Storage Showdown – a unique promotion which provides an environmentally sustainable solution for the storage company, and the chance of a bargain – and maybe even hidden treasure to the successful buyer.There are a few differences to our normal auctions, so please read the precise terms and conditions of each listing, but in general:
  • You may inspect the unit, but you will not necessarily be allowed inside to check every item. There is a role for skill, experience, gut instinct and luck!
  • You will need to remove every item from the unit, not just the ones you feel are of value.
  • Any personal documents must legally be returned to the Storage Unit operator, who will either return them to the owner or dispose of them appropriately.
  • If you have a great win, you must promote Storage Showdown via social media and in all other ways to your friends and acquaintances. (OK, that’s not an actual rule, but you should anyway.)
If you are interested in finding out more, check out what’s on Storage Showdown today.Occasionally, there may not be units available, so to make sure you are sent an alert when one is listed. Sign up to ALLBIDS Auction Watch and select Home & Lifestyle/Storage Unit Contents.If you are not an ALLBIDS member, you will need to register to select an Auction Watch.

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11/09/2013
Four Poster Bed from the Winter Bed Vigil
For 72 hours in wintery August weather the Winter Bed Vigil, a four poster bed art installation in Civic Square, was the centre of a public awareness campaign on homelessness in Canberra.The idea was the brainchild of Robyn Archer Artistic Director Centenary of Canberra and Holly Rankin Smith of Bighart and was supported by the ACT Government through the Centenary of Canberra. Looking like something out of a fairy story or a ship in full sale with its white drapes floating in the wind the bed was an impressive sight.Among those who braved the rain and gale force winds to spent time in the bed were Robyn Archer Artistic Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP, Gary Humphries, Geoff Pryor popular Canberra Times cartoonist, Andrew Leigh MP and Andrew Wall MLA. Helpers included friends and members of Common Ground Canberra. Visitors to the installation were very supportive of the project and donated generously to the cause.The four-poster bed is now available to buy through an online auction at www.allbids.com.au, with all proceeds of the sale to go to Common Ground Canberra. The package is valued in excess of $1000 and includes the bed, queen-size mattress, electric blanket and never used doona cover, sheet set and 6 pillow slips.Donations can be made direct to Common Ground Canberra for a new facility for the homeless and those with a low income. Visit Hands Across Canberra for more information.Inquiries to Gwen Wilcox Director Common Ground Canberra 0402 014 728Common Ground Canberra is working with the ACT Government to establish a housing development in Canberra based on the Common Ground Model with a mix of 50 per cent homeless and 50 per cent low income individuals and families. The ACT government has provided a site in Gungahlin for the building of 40 one and two bedroom units. The ACT Government has provided $7.6 million and the Commonwealth has provide $4.1 million for the project to be completed by December 2014.The Common Ground approach aims to end chronic homelessness. It recognises that the chronically homeless need more than a roof – they need a home.It is a partnership between community groups, the private sector and the government to deliver a permanent solution by providing housing with on-site support services tailored to each individual and focused on improving their health, well being and life skills.The Common Ground Model creates a strong base which assists and supports the move from homelessness into permanent supported housing. It provides an environment and community for people who have previously been vulnerable and living on the streets.The development will be a secure facility with a 24 hour caretaker and security access to the building by residents.One of the fundamental features of the Common Ground approach is that housing is of very high quality and suited to its environment. For many of these people they will for the first time have a high quality, well maintained residence that they can take pride in and call home.Common Ground believes that this development will provide opportunities for homeless people who have had little opportunity and little support in their lives so far. The evidence from other Common Ground developments is that this approach works, ending the cycle of homelessness in which some people have become trapped.There are Common Ground projects already up and running in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney with others being built in other Australian cities. They have attracted positive reactions from local residents due to features such as the quality of the buildings and the attention paid to security. Common Ground is confident that a similar development in Canberra will also be successful and integrate well into the community and environment.

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9/09/2013
There is only One Direction!
CanTeen is a terrific charity that supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer.  CanTeen connects young people who are going through similar experiences so they can help and support each other, and help them take back control of their lives.ALLBIDS offers free support to charities wishing to raise money, typically by using our online auction platform to turn donated items into cash. Over the last 10 years we have raised over $3 million for charities and community groups.To support CanTeen, we are excited to offer tickets to one of the hottest shows in town – One Direction – live in Melbourne.Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis are touring Australia, and if you need to find a present for any teenage girls in your life, this has to be a sure fire hit.If you know any other charities that need our support please visit our Charities and Fundraising page or get in touch.Meanwhile, if you didn’t know the boys from 1D could act then check out the video and of course don’t forget to make a bid! [maxbutton id=”3?]

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2/09/2013
Centenary charity online auction starts today
From today until August the 15th the Centenary are running a collection of online auctions to raise money for their charity projects, Dollars for Dili and the Boundless all-abilities children’s playground.A total of thirty seven items are up for grabs, so have a peek and see if anything takes your fancy.The auction items include:· flight for two in The Skywhale over Canberra· joy flight in a Tiger Moth over Canberra· Champagne breakfast for 14 on roof of Parliament House· a day sailing on Sydney Harbour· double membership for the two Canberra International Film Festival plus 10 tickets· Canberra Glassworks hotshop experience· Royal Military College experience including a night for two in the Campbell Room at Duntroon House· private guided tour for two of the Australian War Memorial by Dr Brendan Nelson· family Pass to Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Shell Prom concert· CSIRO experience for up to 12 people· ACTION bus charter for 4 hours for up to 110 guests· Porsche Supercup hotlaps at either Goulburn or Eastern Creek Sydney· two tickets to Tim Winton’s Shrine, including drinks and canapés at post-performance function· two nights at the QT Hotel on the Gold Coast including breakfast and one dinner· behind the scenes tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens for 10 people· behind the scenes tour of Canberra Airport for 4 people· six 30 minute segway rides· two A-reserve tickets to Voices in the Forest including dinner· two Silver Season passes to Summernats 20014· framed Centenary flag signed by the Australian and New Zealand rugby league teams· framed Like Canberra t-shirt signed by West Indies’ cricket greats Sir Viv Richards, Michael Holding and Joel Garner· framed Kangaroos jersey signed by the Australian Rugby League team· two Centenary table centrepieces, signed by the Australian and New Zealand rugby league teams· AFL football signed by 2013 AFL Hall of Fame inductees· signed 2013 Brumbies jersey, size large· Visionary framed artist print by CSIRO Science Art Fellow and recipient of the Centenary Science Art Commission Eleanor Gates-Stuart· Coolamon Bowl made from a Local Eucalyptus tree by ACT Parks and Conservation Service Aboriginal rangers· Australian Diamonds netball signed 2012 International Series memorabilia, including a playing dress· landscape painting of the view from the National Arboretum by local artist Casey Douglas· framed Centenary of Canberra stamp· Cadel Evans framed and signed photograph· $2000 Canberra FM radio advertising voucher· Australian Antartic Polar Series montage· twin pack of Shaw Vinyard Estate wine· Samsung phone· handmade lacework by Petronella Wensing OA· handmade sterling silver earrings.In addition to the online auction, the ACT Government is also hosting a cross-government trivia night to raise funds for Dollars for Dili and Boundless.The public is encouraged to bid on auction items or donate directly to Dollars for Dili and Boundless. For more information visit http://www.scouts.com.au/dili_donate.asp and http://www.boundlesscanberra.org.au/To make a bid, head over to allbids.com.au.[Photo courtesy of LAB]This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Barcham https://the-riotact.com/centenary-charity-online-auction-starts-today/111135

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1/08/2013
10 Tips For Successful Bidding
Knowing how to bid at an online auction is just as important as what you are bidding on!Online auctions are a great way to purchase items these days.Sites such as ALLBIDS, Ebay, UBid or Yahoo auctions can find you that perfect product you are looking for.However, not everything you buy is top quality, nor is everyone who sells ethical. Before actually bidding on an item, there are 10 things you should do.1. Know what you are bidding on, and what its value really is. If it is an item seen in retail stores, make sure the price is reasonable, especially if you are going to be paying shipping. Make note of whether the item in question is a new,reconditioned or used product. This will help you come up with your maximum price.2. Check multiple online auctions sites before placing a bid. Professional auctioneers will list the same item on multiple sites, and those sites that are not as popular as Ebay may have a lower price for the same exact item. Often there are less bidders as well at these sites,which will give you a greater probability of getting your item at a lower price.3. View the merchant’s rating. Most auction sites have a rating system for sellers which is based on buyer feedback. Note how many transactions that the merchant has had. A 98% satisfaction rating on a merchant with 400 transactions holds more weight than a merchant with 100% satisfaction rate with 3 transactions. Also, if you can view the complaints, see what they were specifically, such as slow shipping or if the item was not as specified.4. Check what type of warranty the seller offers. Be wary if you have to accept a product when no replacement is offered if the item is defective. Reputable sellers will have some sort of replacement procedure if your item arrives broken, or if you are unsatisfied with it.5. Understand the payment options. Some merchants only accept certain types of payments, such as PayPal. Others accept credit cards, checks,money orders, etc. You need to make sure that you are able to pay with the proper method of payment. If you win a bid and cannot pay, this can result in your auction account being cancelled.6. Read the product description thoroughly. If there isn’t quite enough information for you, contact the seller. They should be happy to give you more information if you request it. You are spending money, so get all the information you need!7. Know what your maximum price is for the item, and stick to it. Do not get into a bidding war, as you will end up paying much more than you should. Also take into account what the shipping cost is when calculating your maximum bid. Most sellers have the shipping cost in the product description, or will provide a UPS or USPS calculator for you to calculate shipping.8. Take note of when the auction starts and ends. Also note the shipping time (which most sellers note for you). This way you can decide if the time it will take for you to actually receive the item is acceptable for you to place a bid.9. Don’t be afraid to bid early. Putting in a bid will show others that you are interested in an item, enough to ‘stake your claim’, but don’t bid your maximum right away. This may make bidders who have a lower maximum bid move on to another listing of this item which has no bids.10. Keep checking on your bid. Many auction sites have an option to do automatic bidding for you up to your maximum, however there are advantages to doing it manually. You can watch a bid right near where it ends and put in your bids to grab the item. Some bidders may not be paying attention to when the auction ends, or may have reached their maximum already. You can also invest in auction software called ‘sniping’ software. This automates the bidding for you in the last 5 minutes of an auction to get in the very last bid. Of course, others who use this type of software can making bidding frustrating for you!Follow these 10 tips and you should have a successful bidding experience – even if you don’t win the auction!

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20/07/2013
Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Gala Dinner
The inaugural Pegasus Riding for the Disabled “Raising the Stakes” gala dinner will be held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 1 June. Tickets are available by calling 6204 0000. The all inclusive ticket price of $110 includes a three course meal, beverages and entertainment by Canberra’s own Vince Gelonese. Just by being at the dinner you can win a beautiful Citizen watch. Hosted by Biggzy from Mix 106.3’s Rod & Biggzy in the morning. Bookings close Friday 24 May. Tables of 10 are available. Proceeds from the evening will go directly to Pegasus. Auction items by AllBids include: A Kayak supplied by Rays Outdoors, an ActewAGL gas BBQ, a Mountain Bike from Pushy’s (Fyshwick) plus much more.This article was first published on The Riot ACT Website by Fashion Queen https://the-riotact.com/pegasus-riding-for-the-disabled-gala-dinner/104906

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22/05/2013

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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