In the News: June 29-July 3

Interesting industry headlines from this week:

Oil rigs back in service in U.S., Canada as prices stabilize [CBC]

"The number of North American oil rigs in use is up for the first time since December, as oil's sustained period in the $58 to $60 range encouraged drillers to turn on the taps." Read more

U.S. Construction Spending Hits New Postrecession High [The Wall Street Journal]

"U.S. construction spending advanced 0.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.036 trillion in May, the highest level since October 2008, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.Read more

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Posted in Construction, Oil & Gas, Quarry & Aggregate, In the News

Fox News Features GovPlanet's New Humvee SF97 Offerings

"It just got a little easier to take the ultimate off-roader onto the street," begins Fox News' feature on GovPlanet's new Humvee offering. Last week, GovPlanet received authorization to offer SF97s for demilitarized Humvees, the first step for owners seeking title and registration for these highly-sought-after vehicles. Read the entire Fox News article here, and stay tuned for more details on about SF97s (including how to get one for a Humvee you've already purchased). 

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Posted in Government Surplus

Up for Auction: End of Quarter Sale, June 24-26

IronPlanet's End of Quarter Sale is this week! With two particularly interesting packages from Oxbow and Carna Contracting, this sale features more than 3,000 items for bidding. Every item is listed and ready for PriorityBids to be placed, so take a look at the offerings, read our guaranteed inspection reports, and submit pre-bids today!

MoreIronPlanet's Quarry and Aggregate Business is Booming: Sale on June 25


Shop Equipment in June 25th Sale

Some of the most interesting equipment for sale this week:

2012 Caterpillar 777G Off-Road End Dump Truck
Item #576447, 2,343 Hours. Retarder, A/C, Heater, Rear Camera, Quick Fuel Fill, 27.00R49 Tires, Auto Lube, Caterpillar C32 Engine. See more

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Posted in Quarry & Aggregate, Up for Auction

Regina Market’s Advice to Potential Buyers at GovPlanet

Considering making a purchase on GovPlanet this summer, either at today's Humvee sale or at another auction? Regina Market, IronPlanet’s Vice President of Marketing, has been with the company for 15 years, and her role now focuses on GovPlanet.

Her advice to buyers: “When you find an item that you are interested to buy on GovPlanet, check out the full, detailed inspection report. Click through it, read it and get really comfortable and confident about what it is you’re looking to buy.” All of the GovPlanet inspection reports are backed by IronPlanet’s IronClad Assurance®, which is a guarantee that the reports are accurate. They come with dozens of images, video and checklists going through equipment condition, component by component.

And if you have any questions? “The customer service behind GovPlanet is excellent, so don’t hesitate to call us! There’s a real live person, available by phone or email, buyers can get in touch with. Whether it’s about the item, something on the inspection report, a detail on the location, questions about how to get a transportation quote ahead of the auction so you can factor that into the bidding, or if you’re just trying to better understand how bidding works—there’s someone here at IronPlanet who can walk you through the entire process. We provide dedicated, 1:1 customer care, which is huge for an online company.”

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Posted in Government Surplus

GovPlanet's Demilitarized Humvees Now Eligible for Off-Road Vehicle Titles

Big news for Humvee buyers! As part of our exclusive contract with the Defense Logistics Agency and the Department of Defense, GovPlanet is now able to offer Form SF97s for Humvee sales, which means buyers will be able to get a vehicle title for off-road driving. Previously, Humvees were sold with a bill of sale only.

If you recently purchased a Humvee, don't despair--the approval for HMMWV SF97s is retroactive for you!

The Form SF97 is the U.S. government's Certificate to Obtain Title to a Vehicle. When buyers purchase Humvees at auction on, they'll now have the option of purchasing the SF97 or paying for an “off-road use” title.

Preview the June 24 Humvee Sale


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Posted in Government Surplus