Sunday, May 12, 2013
Upper Merion is selling a Chevy Impala, two Dodge Chargers, a Ford Taurus, two Ford trucks and other traffic machinery and equipment in an online auction that ends Monday.
Sunday, May 12
From Upper Merion Township: In an online auction that started on April 29 and ends on Monday, Upper Merion Township is selling the following items at online auction: By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities called Municibid.com, Upper Merion is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The township is auctioning the surplus vehicles and other traffic machinery online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Items are available for live inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to Rasmus Auctioneers, the online auction house is selling off the contents of the now-closed Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. There are reportedly over 8,000 items up for sale and everything is cataloged, organized and ready for bidding at online auction. The hospital is offering the items from all eight floors of the facility back to the community through to both re-purpose them and generate revenue. There are items for sale from every area of the hospital including offices, kitchen and cafeteria, laboratories, operating rooms, patient rooms, visitor waiting areas and power plants. According to Rasmus, each item has been tagged, described in detail and photographed. There are twenty-eight pages worth of items that are …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Fraud and shill bidding are rampant in the online auction world. Here are some things to watch for when buying or selling on the web.
If I had a dime for every time I advised people not to use eBay or any online auction site as a method for finding out the value of a work of art or antique, I’d be able to help out with the debt crisis. I have told folks time and time again that you can’t use an eBay listing or posted online sales results to put a value on an object. Online fraud is widespread and that’s why you can’t rely solely on an online auction website’s sales records to provide you with an accurate appraisal. Only an honest appraiser who can analyze the market data can provide you with that critical information. Recently, an online seller using the auction website eBay was prosecuted in the United Kingdom. He admitted that he used two separate eBay accounts to bid…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Five things to know about Norristown and life today.
1. Tonight is the big game against Wissahickon High and the final farewell blowout for Roosevelt Stadium. Plans include a parade, marching bands, Senior Night activites, a dance party and lots of fun and games for the kids. Come out and show the hometown pride as we say goodbye to our grand old lady. The celelbration kicks off at 5:45pm with a parade from Eisenhower Middle School down to Roosevelt. 2. Roosevelt's not the only party place in town tonight. The Bicentennieal Beef & Beer kicks off at 5pm at the Maenner Core Club at 920 Haws Ave. The event is a fundraiser for next year's Norristown Bicentennial Celebration. Tickets are only $20 and include all the food and drink you can handle. The party should be going late, so if you do go to…
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Play along with Dr. Lori and learn which of your treasures are worth holding on to.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
My antiques quiz game, Dumpster or No Dumpster™, has become a mainstay for fans who play along at www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, during my TV appearances and at my antiques appraisal events presented nationwide. I developed the game years ago so folks can enjoy playing as they learn which objects to trash and which to keep. Remember, cleaning is not the same as trashing. While you will get rid of stuff by simply throwing it away, you may be liquidating some real money in the process. Typically, when you clean out a house, you have no idea what certain items are or their value. If you are faced with the decision of what to do with the following items relating to the back to school season, which objects should you throw away and which objects …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Here's a quick look at what other area media outlets are saying about Norristown.
The Times Herald reports that a Norristown teen gang member is back in prison just nine days after he was released on bail for a July 13 burglary charge. Mark Simpkins Jr., 18, along with three other suspects, allegedly jumped out of bushes, and attacked and robbed a man at gunpoint on Haws Avenue on Aug. 7. Read more about that crime here. Simpkins, of the 100 block of Haws Avenue, was previously arrested in July for stealing rifles from a West Lafayette Street house. A tip led police to Simpkins July 12. He was booked for the robbery after ammunition and stolen shotgun parts were found in two searches of his home. He is currently being held on $200,000 bail. Our sister site, Perkiomen Valley Patch, reports that an intoxicated 30-year-old…
Here are five things to know about Norristown and life today.
1. The Catholic War Vets Fun Night is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1182 at 1003 Tremont Ave. There's a buffet dinner and 21 cash prizes, including a $500 grand prize. 2. Did you know the Norristown Area School District is looking for substitute crossing guards? Making sure our students get to school safely is a huge priority for everyone in the community, and those brave souls with stop signs play a key role in that goal. Visit Norristown's website to find out more. 3. Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library will be hosting "Kindergarten, Here I Come!" All of Norristown’s new kindergartners are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts and snacks to get them ready and excited for their…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Dr. Lori offers up some tricks of the trade for getting great deals or getting the most for your treasures.
I discuss the economics of antiques frequently and comment on a wide range of topics from efficiently settling an estate to obtaining a big return when building an art and antiques collection. Some important aspects of successful antiquing are to avoid financial missteps. Here are some tips to enhance your antiquing experience. Always be prepared to negotiate on the asking price. Negotiation, as many seasoned antiquers know, is part of the fun of antiquing. To develop this important collecting skill, simply ask if there is a discount on a particular work of art, collectible or antique. In most cases, a seller will reduce the asking price as much as 10% without even batting an eye. Once you try negotiating during an antiquing trip, you will…