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A1 Auction House: where savvy shoppers buy overstock and returns from major retailers

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

Northeast Kansas' best kept secret for savvy shoppers is the Topeka based A1 Auction House. Have you ever wondered what happens to the returns and overstock goods from retailers like Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, and other large retailers? The answer is closer than you think.


If you are looking to buy Amazon and customer return goods in the Topeka and Lawrence, KS area you have to visit A1 Auction House. Shopping with A1 is better than you imagined, because everything is done from home! There's no digging in bins or fighting large crowds. You simply bid online anytime.

A1 Auction House is our sister company and buys truckloads of return and overstock items. They sort through the items and then post them in online auctions. The variety is seemingly endless. You can find baby goods, kitchen appliances, tools, toys, electronics, and so much more.


The items are all different and it's important to review the description and pictures before bidding, so you know the condition and notes on that particular item. The items all start at just $5 or less.


The items will often sell for way under regular retail prices. Some people have scored lego sets for up to 80% off retail or even a Dyson vacuum for 70% off retail. The "won" prices do not include the sales tax or buyers premium. A1 Auction House prides itself in having one of the lowest buyers premium amount


s in the area. The buyers premium is just 10% of what the total item sales for.


With hundreds of new items being listed and sold every week it's crucial to keep an eye on the auctions. One of the best features is the proxy bidding which allows you to make a "max bid" amount so you can walk away and not have to watch the auction every single day.


Got stuff? A1 can sell your stuff and make you money!

One of the many cool things that A1 Auction House offers is consignment services. If you have a storage unit or house that has extra stuff the easiest way to sell it is by using A1 Auction House online. They host consignment auctions and can even host an auction just for you if you have enough stuff. Plus if you are a non-profit or church organization and want to raise money for your cause you can host an online auction with A1 as well.


How to register for A1 Auction House?

Registering is easy: Register here to get started with the online auctions. The registration button is also located at the top of the BigDealBids.com website where you will find the current auctions for A1 Auction House. Once you register on the site you will receive an email with a verification link (make sure to check your spam folder), you will need to click that link to activate your account.

Browse the current and upcoming auctions: On the home page for the BigDealBids.com website you will see a list of all the auctions.


Select an auction: Click on the auction you are interested in viewing. There are categories you can browse and even sort the listings by lowest to highest bid amounts.


Make your bid: Clicking on the "Quick bid" button will help you place your first bid. Make sure you have reviewed the item carefully. You can also use the proxy bidding feature where you can set your maximum bid amount and the website will automatically bid for you in the lowest increments, up to the maximum bid you have placed.


Congrats you won!: When you win an item on the site you will receive an invoice in your email box that you used to register with. The pick up location in Topeka is A1 Auction House at 6800 SE Forbes Ave Topeka, KS 66619. If you wish to pick up your items at the Lawrence ReHome location you must coordinate those details with the A1 auction team. All items must be picked up within 7 days. The auction house warehouse is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.


Make sure to check your items carefully before leaving to ensure they are the items you won.


Customer care: The A1 Auction House team loves their job and they want to help if you have any questions! You can always drop by during regular business hours or call the team at 785-235-8059. You can also contact hello@bigdealbids.com for more information.


Make sure to stay up to date by visting the A1 Auction House Facebook Page and by signing up for their weekly email blast on their website at www.shopa1.com.



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