Founded by a former law enforcement officer, PropertyRoom.com was created to help law enforcement agencies nationwide auction goods seized during raids, forfeited by criminals, or unclaimed by the original owners. Working with more than 3,000 police departments, sheriff's offices, municipalities, and other organizations, PropertyRoom.com has streamlined the auction process by cataloging the unclaimed property, refurbishing it if needed, performing the authentication process, auctioning it, and delivering it to the successful bidder for over 15 years.
But there was one piece of property and evidence that PropertyRoom.com did not touch, until now: firearms.
In the past, seized, forfeited, or unclaimed firearms were destroyed, sold locally, or traded to dealers. Now more and more states and jurisdictions are allowing, and some states are mandating, that seized, forfeited, and unclaimed firearms be auctioned, creating a growing need for a solution to auction off these assets, according to the company.
"We have received a significant amount of requests from our many law enforcement agency clients asking for our assistance auctioning their firearms," says Donald Nemer, Senior Vice President of Sales for PropertyRoom.com. "That is why we created our unique Firearms Auction Services to provide a solution to their problems, and in turn, this is creating more value for budget strapped cities, counties and law enforcement agencies."
Since PropertyRoom.com does not auction firearms on their site, they have partnered with BudsGunShop.com and its firearms auction site, eGunner.com, to allow agencies nationwide to auction these firearms online through a secure and Federally Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer.
"We were very pleased to partner with PropertyRoom.com earlier this year in an effort to provide their clients with firearms assets the same quality auction services they have come to expect when auctioning other assets," says Rex McClanahan, President of BudsGunShop.com, LLC. "We understand and appreciate the importance that PropertyRoom.com places in providing quality services to their clients and we are committed to supporting their efforts. Egunner.com is our dedicated firearms auction website which reflects the Budsgunshop.com commitment to serving PropertyRoom.com and their clients for many years to come."
Nemer continues, "One really exciting benefit from our Firearms Auction Services is that the proceeds will go directly back to support the local community. Proceeds either go into the general fund which helps support school programs, road improvements and even lower taxes. Or the proceeds go directly to the law enforcement agency, which, with the option of the dollar-for-dollar credit we offer, can be used to purchase public safety gear - wearable cameras, tactical gear and more."
Agencies nationwide have begun using PropertyRoom.com's Firearms Auction Services. One of which is the Wichita (KS) Police Department.
"PropertyRoom.com has been a great online source for selling firearms," says Capt. Scott Heimerman. "They were available throughout the entire process of getting everything up and running for our first firearms shipment. Their representatives check in often to make sure the entire process is going smoothly and offer their services whenever needed. Their customer service is some of the best I have experienced from an online service."
With its new Firearms Auction Services, PropertyRoom.com is able to offer firearms auctions starting at $1 with No Reserve price on eGunner.com – solving a problem law enforcement agencies are facing, sending back proceeds to support local communities and providing great deals for firearm enthusiasts nationwide.
PropertyRoom.com strives to make it remarkably easy for its 3,000+ clients to manage and sell surplus assets. They streamline the entire auction process on a client's behalf and ensure delivery to the winning bidder. Working with law enforcement agencies, municipal surplus departments, state/county fleet programs, airports and even museums, PropertyRoom.com has generated and distributed millions of dollars to local communities nationwide.
BudsGunShop.com recently launched eGunner.com, a division of BudsGunShop.com. With over 40 years of experience in the firearms industry, the company noticed a growing need for a convenient, easy to use firearm auction website, and we created eGunner.com to bring such a site to the firearms community.