How to buy

We Have Four Ways to Buy Big on GovPlanet

GovPlanet® is the place for state, local and federal agencies, including military, to sell equipment. 

Register to Start Buying

Register. It's easy, just enter your email address here.

Request buying privileges and sign-up at the same time. You'll need these so you are ready to buy or bid at any moment.

After signing-up, set up your My Account page. If you are a reseller or have a sales tax exemption, file your certificate now and get through checkout faster!

Online Auctions

Our Showcase Events usually take place on Wednesdays for GovPlanet items. Wednesdays act like a traditional live unreserved auction where the auction opens for a period of time according to a preset schedule. If you can’t make it on a Wednesday, all the auctions are live for a two-week period leading up to the event - the Preview Period. Try it yourself in our Practice Auction.

Buy Now

Need equipment now? With a wide selection of equipment, buyers can buy what they need immediately at competitive fixed prices.

Make an Offer

Submit your best offer for an item and the seller can accept it, reject it, or make a counter offer.
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Insider tips from the pros
  • Place PriorityBids. Can't be online when an auction is closing? Place a PriorityBid! Submit your maximum bid and our system will bid the lowest amount required for you to win up to your max. Another reason to place a PriorityBid? In the case of a tie, the first PriorityBid placed wins!
  • Add items to your Watch List & get alerts. Add a specific item to your Watch List and you'll get alerts when the item is accepting bids and before it closes so you won't miss it!
  • Create Saved Searches. Want to be the first to know when we get new inventory? Save your searches and get alerts when matching items are added to our inventory.
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