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Bicycle auctions in Berlin

Some of you may not have been in Berlin long enough to hear about the bicycle auctions that happen on behalf of BVG and Polizei every two months. Those bikes that are not claimed after an allotted time are sold off to the highest bidder at these auctions.

The benefits of buying a bike in this manner are:
  1. cheap bikes - cheaper than flohmarkts
  2. proof of receipt - means you can sell off bike later more easily
  3. not supporting bicycle theft
  4. it's an exciting atmosphere and gives you a buzz when you're the highest bidder 
It is best if you go there with someone who knows what to look out for in buying a second hand bike, as they are varying quality and a little bit about how numbers sound in German is a plus.

If you contact us at BSB, we may be attending and be able to help you out.

The next BVG auction
  • ~ 40 bikes on offer usually (also other items, sporting equipment, cameras, laptops, phones, etc.)
  • requires you to pay a deposit of 5€  for the bidding slip in order to place a bid (bring your Anmeldung or other proof of your address, passport)
  • a bit chaotic/ unorganised at times
  • pay with EC card or cash only (no credit cards)
  • will be taking place on 24th January from 8am (viewing of bikes) and then auction starts at 10am.
Saalburgstr 3/3a, 12099
 BVG auction 24/01/13 website - click here

The next Polizei auction
  • ~ 200 bikes on offer usually (also other items, sporting equipment, cameras, laptops, phones, etc.)
  • no bidding slip required - bid using your upraised hand, pay for each item immediately after you have won it
  • well organised
  • cash only - no cards
  • will be taking place on 29th January from 8am (viewing of bikes) and then auction starts at 10am at a different location.
GoIndustry Deutschland GmbH, Zweigstelle Berlin
 Werdauer Weg 23 (Nähe S-Bahnhof Schöneberg)
10829 Berlin
 Polizei auction 29/01/13 website - click here

The details of all future BVG and Polizei auctions will be on the calendar in "Things to do" at the top of this page.

Happy bidding!

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