U.S. Embassy Online Auction Opens January 30

U.S. Embassy Baghdad announces its first online auction from January 30 to February 06, 2022.  The auction will be open to U.S. Embassy personnel and the public.

The online auction includes seven (7) container lots of excess property furniture and appliances and can be viewed on the Baghdad Online Auction (state.gov) website.  Each lot is a 40-ft. container that has an assigned lot number, detailed description, and current condition of the items along with photos.  The lots consist of a variety of household furniture and appliances, including but not limited to sofas, loveseats, dining chairs and tables, wooden furniture, and refrigerators.  

Interested bidders will bid on the entire container and its contents, which will be sold in U.S. dollars on an “as is /where is” basis.  All sales are final and purchased items cannot be returned or refunded.  This auction will be exclusively conducted online; site visits are not allowed before the auction.

All interested bidders must first register at https://online-auction.state.gov/en-US/Account/Register.  Bidding will open Sunday, January 30, 2022, 0800 AST, and will close on Sunday, February 06, 2022, 1700 AST.  Please read the “How It Works” and “User Agreement and Privacy Notice” before participating in the online auction.  Winning bidders will be notified via email and will have until Tuesday, February 8, 2022, to pay.  Details on payment instructions will be provided via email and listed in the “How to Pay” section on the online auction platform. 

Upon confirmed receipt of payment, the embassy will provide further guidance on the date and time for pick-up.  Winning bidders are responsible for bringing all necessary documentation for security checkpoints and for providing the transportation to pick up the entire lot container(s) and its contents.  Successful bidders will not be allowed to empty the container contents; they will need to pick-up the entire 40-ft. container(s).  Any paid items that are not picked up during the scheduled time frame will be disposed of, and there will be no refund or possibility for their retrieval.  All local customs duties and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer and may be assessed by the Government of Iraq. 

For more information, please contact BaghdadAuctions@state.gov.