Lost and found, unclaimed baggage is auctioned off on select Saturdays at 9:30am on the third floor of the World Trade Center Miami in the Miami International Airport Auction Building..
There is an admission charge for adults though children under 12 are free.
Auction bidders pay a 15% bidding premium on these cash and carry auctions.
If you get extra lucky at the auction, winning bids on hundreds of suitcases, you may need to rent a a truck or trailer. and need a truck rental to get your auction inventory home, there is a U-Haul truck rental location down at the intersection of NW 36th St and NW 72nd St, only two miles away.
Using the information above, you can call to reserve a rental truck right from the auction, as soon as you see your winning bids exceed your ability to transport the merchandise home..
If you fly into Miami International Airport, you may want to stay overnight in a Miami hotel before and/or after the auction. As you can see on the map below, there are eight hotels near the baggage auction location, including a Comfort Inn.
This Comfort Inn has free transportation from and to the Miami International Airport, free breakfast, free internet and fitness room. This hotel was listed in the Unofficial Hotel Guide as the number one hotel for best value and amenities in Miami and rates 4.5 stars by travelers.
While you're in Miami, you may want to top off the truck rental with auction merchandise won at other auction warehouses nearby, J Sugarman Auctions in Miami holds auctions every few days, auctioning off just about anything you can imagine.
You'll find auctions for distressed, brand new, seized, repossessed, tax lien, estate, business inventory, store fixtures, restaurant supplies, warehouse equipment, clothing, jewelry, guns, consumer electronics and computers, vehicles, artwork, antiques, collectibles, appliances, lighting, doors, flooring, real estate and more.
It's approximately 15 miles from the Miami International Airport Baggage Auction to to J Sugarman Auctions. Hover your mouse on the map below.
The inspection period for the auction merchandise is from 8:30am to 9:30am. Luggage contents can not be inspected prior to the bidding.
Typically, the auctioned items include hundreds of unclaimed, confiscated, abandoned, lost and found luggage or suitcases, garment bags, laptop computers in cases, digital cameras in or without cases, ipods, mp3 players, cellular telephones. The auctions result in total bids of $40,000 or more. So, come prepared to bid, bid, bid.
If you're flying into Miami International Airport (MIA) for this auction, you'll find the live traffic feed to the right helpful for avoiding traffic accidents and slow downs. Be sure to bookmark this page.
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