Baggage Auctions and TSA Confiscated Items Auction
TSA confiscated items are not auctioned by the TSA. They give them to local police for the state that seize them, where they auctioned off. TSA seized items are usually auctioned off with the Lost & Found items by the local police department or the state's surplus inventory department. Typically the items are held until there is enough them to make an auction, which is once, twice or three times a year, depending on amount of collected each year. Then they are auctioned by the box lot, pallet lot or as single items. Normally auction is bulk lots are hand tools, kitchen tools, box cutters, Swiss army knives and snow globes. However these items may be auctioned off individually or in small lots as well. Other knives are typically auctioned off individually or in small lots as are belt buckles. Jewelry may be auctioned off individually or in bag lots. Sporting goods and power tools are typically auctioned off individually, though small bulk lots of souvenir baseballs have been auctioned together.
Lost and found items found in abundance include a bounty of high ticket items including laptop computers, notebook computers, Kindles, ereaders, ipads, ipods, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital cameras, CDs, DVDs, books, headphones, cellular phones, watches, jewelry and sunglasses. However, anything may turn up at these auctions.
In addition to all these items, there are always hundreds of vehicles auctioned off because their owner parked in the wrong place or exceeded the parking time permitted. These are sometimes auctioned off by the airport, often during the TSA confiscated auctions or may be auctioned off by individual towing companies or police to recover towing and storage fees. The auctions on the page listed below may include information on all these scenarios.
Baggage auctions not linked below are under development.
Canada Baggage Auctions
Germany Baggage Auctions
Scotland Baggage Auctions
United Kingdom Baggage Auctions
United States Baggage Auctions
Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)
San Diego, California (SAN)
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Tampa, Florida (TPA)