Some of you may not have been in Berlin long enough to hear about the bicycle auctions that happen on behalf of Polizei every two months. Those bikes that are not claimed by their owners after an allotted time are sold off to the highest bidder at these auctions.
Having attended many of these auctions, I recommend the Polizei auctions as they are more organised and have a larger number of bikes on offer.
The benefits of buying a bike in this manner are:
If you contact us at BSB, we may be attending and be able to help you out in choosing a suitable ride.
The next Polizei auction --> see subject heading (viewing starts at 8am, auction from 10am)
- ~ 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 from 8am (viewing of bikes) and then auction starts at 10am upstairs
- recommend you bring a picnic with you - eg snacks and tea
Werdauer Weg 23, 10829 Berlin (near S-Bahnhof Schöneberg)
Polizei auction website - click here
The details of all future Polizei auctions will be posted on this blog and on our Facebook page.