Auction Items Today
It is possible to auction almost anything within reason, from string to cars. More popular auctions are car auctions, estate auctions, collectable auctions and many more. If you are willing to pay the fees to get it auctioned you can do it. There are also many options to have that item auctioned. Taking the item or items to an auction house is a more traditional option. They will auction the item in one of the auctions that they are holding with items that go with that item. The advantage of an auction house is that all you need to do is pay them a fee and the auction house will take care of the rest as far as the auction, describing and collecting payment. The recent rise of online auction sites like Ebay is another option to list your item. You can list the item in a category that goes with your item. The catch is that you have to write the description for the item and provide pictures. Without pictures your item may not get as high a price because the buyer cannot see it. Pictures have become easier since Ebay added stock photos for the more popular items. Pictures or not, items listed on sites like Ebay will get you more exposure then any auction house. Ebay is now a worldwide site, which is something that most auction house cannot offer. One of the downsides of ebay is you don't have any kind of policing if someone decides to be creative with the items. In other words if someone wants to list a gall bladder it will not be stopped until either someone reports it or the system catches it to get it kicked off. Auction houses have the human element to stop the items that should not be sold.