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GovPlanet Featured in Wide Open Country

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 26, 2016 7:21:47 AM

You Can Now Buy a Humvee from the U.S. Government for $4K


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Topics: Government Surplus, Industry Headlines, In the News

GovPlanet Enters Third Year with DLA Contract Extension, the Launch of GovPlanet EU and New Solutions Suited for Federal, State and Local Entities

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

GovPlanet to Exhibit at Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 3 - 5, 2016 in Washington DC


PLEASANTON, Calif. – GovPlanet, an IronPlanet® marketplace dedicated to selling used government equipment for federal, state and municipal entities, celebrates the second anniversary of its launch and enters its third year as an expanded solutions platform that reaches buyers around the world from online auctions in the U.S. and Europe.


“Our growth both geographically and through our product offerings underscores the success of GovPlanet in just two short years,” said Jeff Holmes, senior vice president, Government Solutions and Auction Management, IronPlanet. “Since launching in November 2014 and selling the very first Humvee in a public auction with more than 100,000 attendees online that day, to where we are today selling construction equipment, trucks, pump and power gear, and other surplus items with remaining useful life to our 1.5 million registered users around the world is truly rewarding.


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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus, Events

GO BIG, Get Pumped at GovPlanet's September 14 and 15 Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 8, 2016 3:00:00 PM

On Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 GovPlanet is going to PUMP


Hear me now, believe me later. GovPlanet's Government Surplus Auction on September 14 will have excavators, cranes, portable structures (for your CrossFit gym), utility trailers, and a lot more.


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Topics: Government Surplus

IronPlanet Introduces IronPlanet® LiveStream™ the Next Generation of Online Bidding for Live Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Debuts in Dallas-Fort Worth Cat Auction Services Construction Equipment Sale
at Texas Motor Speedway


Headlines a Week of 3,500 Items for Sale Across IronPlanet, GovPlanet, Leake Auto, Kruse Energy and Cat Auction Services sales

PLEASANTON, Calif. – IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced IronPlanet® LiveStreamTM the next generation in online bidding for live on-site auctions. IronPlanet LiveStream builds on IronPlanet’s leading online technology with new live on-site auction features for buyers who need to stay in the field, on the job, or who prefer the convenience of buying online.


“IronPlanet LiveStream is as close to being in the room with an auctioneer as an experienced buyer could want,” said IronPlanet Chief Marketing Officer, Matt Ackley. “We’ve taken that live on-site knowledge and used our online marketplace expertise to provide a best-in-class experience that our 1.5 million registered users can tap into for any live on-site sale. What’s important is that we’ve integrated our industry leading online bidding process, PriorityBidding, into the ring at a live sale.”

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Topics: Press Releases, Auctions, Government Surplus, Events, Heavy Equipment, Cat Auction Services

Don't be a Girly Man -  GO BIG at GovPlanet's All-Humvee Auction

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 PM

You don't want to be seen in one of those inadequate, wimpy civilian Humvees, especially when buying the real deal is so easy. On September 13 you can purchase your own High Mobility Multi­purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), decommissioned straight from the Department of Defense. This is your opportunity to own a little piece of military history, built in America for American troops.

Go to GovPlanet's earth-shaking selection of Humvees up for auction on Tuesday, September 13. We've got hundreds of them, including a 1999 AM General M1123 Humvee HMMWV with 25 miles, among many other of these late-model M1123s with hard doors & hard tops, and tons (literally) of AM General M998 Humvees.

Owning a Humvee will be the most memorable used car experience you can have - just ask Arnold. Nicely.

Don't say "hasta la vista baby" after September 13. You'll be back for GovPlanet's September 14 Government Surplus auction featuring generators, trucks, and portable structures; then the September 15  Pump and Power Auction with fuel transfer pumps, water pumps, and more.


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Topics: Government Surplus

IronPlanet's GovPlanet Featured in National Defense Magazine

Posted by IronPlanet on Sep 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Military Turns to Online Auctions to Unload Unwanted Gear
By Sandra I. Erwin
Nineties-era Humvees can be had for $7,000. Dump trucks and tractors that once trudged through warzones start at $15,000. And construction cranes that helped build military outposts bear price tags from $20,000 to $23,000. Most are in good working order and many of the trucks have surprisingly low mileage.

These are some of the 1,300 pieces of surplus military hardware that will be up for auction September 7. “Every Wednesday we sell 350 to 400 items,” says Jeffrey L. Holmes, senior vice president of government solutions and auction management at GovPlanet.
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Topics: Government Surplus, In the News

U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency Executes Option to Extend Exclusive Surplus Contract with IronPlanet

Posted by IronPlanet on Aug 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

IronPlanet’s GovPlanet Marketplace Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary and Receives CV4-R Contract Extension to Sell Government Vehicles and Other Rolling Stock as it Delivers Higher Proceeds Back to The Government


PLEASANTON, Calif. – IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has executed its option to extend its Commercial Venture 4-Rolling Stock (CV4-R) contract with IronPlanet. The one-year extension is the first of five available under the CV4-R contract, which was originally awarded to IronPlanet in July 2014 to manage and sell rolling stock surplus assets of the DLA. The extension comes at the two-year anniversary of the contract award.


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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus

Warriors Over the Wasatch June 25-26: GovPlanet to Sponsor Open House During Major Air Show at Hill AFB

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 24, 2016 7:54:19 AM

Warriors Over the Wasatch is here again! This weekend, on the heels of their participation in the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Nashville, GovPlanet is sponsoring the annual open house and air show at Hill AFB, taking place June 25-26, 2016. This unique Utah event is expected to bring roughly 650,000 people to the local area.

In addition to the awe-inspiring U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and number of other military and civilian aerial demonstrations, attendees will be able to connect with GovPlanet and see our special event Humvee. The Humvee was rebuilt by Salt Lake City’s Plan B Supply, and has been wrapped for the event to help bring awareness to the Warriors Over the Wasatch -as well as the Fisher House Foundation. GovPlanet is a major supporter of Fisher House Foundation, which supports a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

And, don't miss your chance to take a picture and win an iPad! Use the hashtag #GovPlanetHumvee for a chance to win! Can't make the show in person? Follow us on Social Media @IronPlanet.

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Topics: Auctions, Government Surplus

Kick off Summer with Three Days of Auctions

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 22, 2016 9:04:04 AM

Kick off Summer with three days of auctions, beginning Wednesday, June 22 with GovPlanet's Government Surplus auction, featuring 450 pieces of military surplus equipment. Also on June 22, IronPlanet returns to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with its latest Cat Auction Services Unreserved Public Auction. The event will be hosted by Finning and held at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort. This is the sixth of IronPlanet’s major Cat Auction Services sales this year.

Thursday and Friday, June 23-24, you will find more than 1,000 pieces of used heavy equipment and trucks up for auction featuring equipment from Woods Equipment and Nebraska Machinery, cranes from Essex, and trucks from Walmart.

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Topics: Trucks, Auctions, Government Surplus, Cat Auction Services

IronPlanet Introduces GovPlanet Direct to Meet Surplus Asset Disposal Needs of All Public Sector Entities

Posted by IronPlanet on Jun 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

IronPlanet Named NJPA Contract Award Vendor


GovPlanet Debuts GovPlanet Direct at Government Fleet Expo & Conference


PLEASANTON, Calif. – IronPlanet®, a leading online marketplace for selling and buying used equipment and other durable assets, today introduced GovPlanet DirectSM, a new self-listing service as part of its marketplace for public sector entities. GovPlanet Direct is being offered to government entities under IronPlanet’s GovPlanet® brand, which is dedicated to government surplus disposition. IronPlanet also announced that it has been named an NJPA Awarded Contract Vendor by the National Joint Powers Alliance®. GovPlanet representatives will be demonstrating GovPlanet Direct at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Nashville starting today, June 20.


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Topics: Press Releases, Government Surplus, Events, In the News

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