The Business of Online Auctions

Blogger David Wolinsky wrote recently: "Online auction site propertyroom.com celebrated a nice milestone earlier this year when it landed the Chicago Police Department as a client. The CPD was a longtime holdout: It took seven years for the Maryland-based business to convince our boys in blue to hire them to run an auction for the law enforcement agency's forfeited, seized, found and surplus items."

The article continues with an interview with PropertyRoom.com President and CEO PJ Bellomo, focusing on how police departments are sometimes slow to move to the online auction model for dealing with purged property room items.

You can read the full article here.

 
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