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The Government Of Canada Is Auctioning Off Seized Items For Cheap This Holiday Season

The government has a site where it sells off seized items at low prices.

Senior Editor
A Ford Escape and Shawn Mendes poster that are up for auction.

A Ford Escape and Shawn Mendes poster that are up for auction.

If you've never heard of GCSurplus, you're in for a treat. It's the site where the Government of Canada auctions off extra or used items in the federal bureaucracy as well as seized contraband. The result is a curious and often entertaining collection that ranges from excess office furniture to cars, designer clothes, stuffed animals and, yes, Shawn Mendes merchandise, often with surprisingly low starting bids.

Here are 22 eye-catching items that have recently been up for auction.

We've included links to the bid pages, but note that the links will likely break once the auctions end.

A 2015 Ford Escape

A Ford Escape for sale on GCSurplus.

A Ford Escape for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $10,150

Where: Oromocto, New Brunswick

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Stuffed animals

Stuffed animals for sale on GCSurplus.

Stuffed animals for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $0 (minimum bid is $50)

Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba (shipping available)

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A nice bike

A bike for sale on GCSurplus.

A bike for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $102.50

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

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94 boxes of office supplies

A box of office supplies for sale on GCSurplus.

A box of office supplies for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $127.50

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

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A 42-inch TV

Television for sale on GCSurplus.

Television for sale on GCSurplus.

GC Surplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $15

Where: Fort William First Nation, Ontario

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A Gucci Cardigan

Gucci cardigan for sale on GCSurplus.

Gucci cardigan for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $0 (minimum bid is $500)

Where: North York, Ontario

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Two office chairs

Office chairs for sale on GCSurplus.

Office chairs for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $84.75

Where: Moncton, New Brunswick

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Beats wireless headphones

Wireless headphones for sale on GCSurplus.

Wireless headphones for sale on GCSurplus.

GC Surplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $150

Where: North York, Ontario (shipping available)

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An exercise bike

Exercise bike for sale on GCSurplus.

Exercise bike for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $287.01

Where: Dundurn, Saskatchewan

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12 'wine preservation' kits

A "wine preservation kit" for sale on GCSurplus.

A "wine preservation kit" for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $0 (minimum bid is $500)

Where: North York, Ontario

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A box of 45 laptop bags

A box of laptop bags for sale on GCSurplus.

A box of laptop bags for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $82

Where: Saint-Hubert, Quebec

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Postal boxes

Postal boxes for sale on GCSurplus.

Postal boxes for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $260

Where: Saint-Hubert, Quebec

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11 Marvel comics

Marvel comics for sale on GCSurplus.

Marvel comics for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $47

Where: Langley, British Columbia (shipping available)

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A videoconference system

A videoconference system for sale on GCSurplus.

A videoconference system for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $105

Where: Quebec City, Quebec

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Baseball collector cards

Baseball collector cards for sale on GCSurplus.

Baseball collector cards for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $382

Where: Langley, British Columbia (shipping available)

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A leg exercise machine

A leg exercise machine for sale on GCSurplus.

A leg exercise machine for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $360

Where: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

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Six standing desks

A standing desk for sale on GCSurplus.

A standing desk for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $26

Where: Saint-Hubert, Quebec

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A 2018 Toyota RAV4

A Toyota RAV4 for sale on GCSurplus.

A Toyota RAV4 for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $23,100

Where: Rimouski, Quebec

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58 cubicles

Cubicles for sale on GCSurplus.

Cubicles for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $202.50

Where: Ottawa, Ontario

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Model vehicle kits

Model vehicle kits for sale on GCSurplus.

Model vehicle kits for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $31

Where: North York, Ontario (shipping available)

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A big thing of Shawn Mendes merch

Shawn Mendes poster for sale on GCSurplus.

Shawn Mendes poster for sale on GCSurplus.

GC Surplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $50

Where: North York, Ontario (shipping available)

Details: Includes a poster, a hat, a t-shirt, a lighter, a face mask, a hoodie, sweatpants and more

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A chest exercise machine

A chest exercise machine for sale on GCSurplus.

A chest exercise machine for sale on GCSurplus.

GCSurplus

Highest bid at the time of writing: $100

Where: Dundurn, Saskatchewan

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These prices are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.

    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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