CheckItOutUpFront is the biggest thing to come along since online industrial auction items are not easily returned
August 1, 2012 – If you are interested in a piece of equipment being sold by an industrial auction site, how do you know if it still works? If you are interested in an armoire being sold by an art & antiques auction site, does a thumbnail photo tell you all you need to know about its condition? If you are in Orlando and thinking of buying a Corvette from someone in Seattle, are you going to fly out yourself and check it out before you buy? If you are having a home remodeled and need to have the progress checked out, can you be onsite often enough to make sure it is being done correctly?
A new website, http://www.checkitoutupfront.com , has been created to answer these questions. The site will bring together online buyers who are physically separated from goods they are considering purchasing with agents who can “check it out” for them.
The site targets buyers in these categories:
- Industrial Equipment Auctions
- Art & Antiques Auctions
- Auto Auctions
- Private sales
- Real Estate Auctions
- Private Sales and Rentals
But the site is also set up to help people who are considering an online transaction and need to have an item “checked out” upfront, such as vacation properties and timeshares, personal property and collectibles, even pets.
Checkitoutupfront.com can become an important source of income for professional appraisers, freelance consultants or students. Since the site will aggregate requests from all over the world, opportunities will exist to check out, and report on, an auction for dozens potential buyers in one visit. For example, a qualified Service Provider may be able to find 30 shoppers on Checkitoutupfront.com and charge each $100 to check out a large auction.
Checkitoutupfront.com is now actively encouraging those who have experience and expertise in these areas to visit the site to register. Potential service providers need to complete a short application, listing their credentials and experience in their field. Later on, buyers all over the world will be invited to post requests for service, detailing what they need to have checked out, where it is located and what information they need to help with their purchase decision. Checkitoutupfront.com will then notify potential service providers to respond to the request for service.
The two parties use the site to agree on the services to be performed and the price to be paid. The purchaser needs to establish contact with the seller to assure that the provider has access to the item to be checked out. The agent, or service provider, then checks out the item, files a report on Checkitoutupfront.com, and payment is transacted on the site. For privacy purposes, the purchaser and service provider remain anonymous to each other.
We invite inspectors and appraisers to visit http://www.checkitoutupfront.com to become inspection Bloodhounds for the online auction industry.