The Shire Has A New Home For Unique Online Auctions

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ALLBIDS is a leading Australian online auction and disposal service. They sell unwanted assets, surplus stock, and liquidation and salvage items for Government, Corporate, SME’s and private individuals.

ALLBIDS takes the "hard sell" off your hands. They do all the work to ensure you have a positive experience and maximise your return. Rob Evans and his team of auction professionals have just become a new major sponsor of Shire Talk for 2023!

Every year receives over 100,000+ items from the Australian federal police, Government departments, estate executors, car dealers, insolvency firms, private households, collectors and leading retailers.

They have the greatest range of unique auction items listed daily across key categories such as cars, antiques, art, electronics, computers, homewares, wine, tools, sporting goods, jewellery, collectables and many more.

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Why Choose AllBids Auctions?

Over the past ten years ALLBIDS has generated over $25 million for our vendors and raised more than $3 million for our charity and community partners.

I LOVE the thrill of the auction process, the competition, the variety, the fun and I'll always stay true to my original online inspiration of course, eBay.

Rob Evans

What About Hassle Free Car Auctions?

Yep, they do that too!

Rob has just recently launched his new sister online auction site, It's Australia’s (and the Shire's) newest online car auction-place focused on taking the hassle out of selling your car.

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Many of the CARBIDS auctions that you'll see on their site are actually running out of their new Shire warehouse in 1 Box Rd, Caringbah.

Here's a few reasons to sell on

✅They get great results by ensuring a competitive and transparent bidding process on your car

✅It’s free to list your car for auction

✅It’s secure and risk free as you agree on a minimum price up front

✅ALLBIDS handle the buyer identification and transaction process protecting you from fraud and ensuring all funds are cleared before delivery

✅They market your vehicle to their extensive database and beyond using optimised search

✅They are experienced in cars and ensure accurate descriptions and clear photography to present the facts and ensure buyer confidence

✅No hidden costs

Sounds good to us!

If you're looking to sell your car in the Shire and want a no fuss zero hassle solution then give the team at a call (and a follow👇) today


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Ok, I've seen something I want, how do I start bidding?

Once you’ve registered and logged in you can start bidding on awesome stuff! Placing a Bid is simple. When you find an item you like:

  1. Carefully review the listing.
  2. Enter your max bid, and then click the “Bid Now” button.
  3. Review your bid, and then click the Confirm Bid button.
  4. When the listing ends, you'll receive an email indicating whether you've won the item and an explanation of what to do next.

During the auction you will be notified if you are outbid. Learn more about bidding here.

Become A Seller On AllBids.

Aside from buying in ALLBIDS, you can also become a seller if you're looking get rid of your preloved assets regardless of size or value. With more than 150,000 registered buyers and counting, ALLBIDS is one of the best online auction platforms to reach potential buyers. 

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Meet The Man Behind ALLBIDS

Rob Evans is the owner and founder of He has been heavily involved in Auction businesses and asset realisation since 1996.

With a degree in Business, Rob worked with 2 of Australia’s largest Auction companies before starting ALLBIDS in his home town of Canberra in 2003.

A Unique Opportunity For Shire Residents In Caringbah

ALLBIDS auction place is ranked as Australia’s #1 most trusted auction house by numerous online reviewers. This reputation is what has led to us becoming a preferred distributor of retail returns from companies like Kogan and Costco.

With items ranging from electronics to homewares, buying retail returns at online auctions is the leading way to buy returned items in Australia. 

Coming to the shire is really exciting for us. We had to expand through the sheer amount of business we are generating and finding a place that combines lifestyle and great people to employ made the decision easy." 

If you're looking for a bargain on literally "brand new" house hold appliances, electronics and fitness equipment, these are the auctions you're going to want to keep an eye on.

These auctions are a truly unique opportunity for us Shire Locals because these particular auction items can be picked up or shipped out quickly from their newly opened Sutherland Shire warehouse at 1 Box Rd, Caringbah.

When purchasing "returned" items at significantly discounted prices there are naturally a lot of questions that arise about the process and quality of each item. Rob and his team have put together a FAQ that you can read here.

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CarBids is Australia’s newest online car auction-place focused on taking the hassle out of selling your car. Its owned and operated by our major sponsors 

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Our team had a chance to talk with Rob to know more about him personally and gain some insights about ALLBIDS, what gets him up in the morning and what makes AllBids so unique. 

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Well, there are not enough hours in a day, so business and pleasure get me going every day. Whilst I've always got an auction project to work on, I am also really passionate about my sports and keeping fit with Rex, the dog. I love learning to surf at the moment in Cronulla – it's become my new golf which I have always been passionate about. But I think about my next surf more than my next game of golf at the moment, and really a surf is the best way to start any day.

Tell us something about yourself many people may not know about you.

I love learning new things and have got the desire to learn about astronomy one day.

Who is someone you find inspirational? And why?

Peter V'landys at the moment. I love his passion for Horse racing and rugby League and his ability to juggle roles, deal with the stresses and go seamlessly from one to another. I find him really inspirational.

Use one word to describe yourself.


What do you love about The Shire?

The lifestyle and the people here make the shire a great place to live and do business.

When you were a child what did you want to grow up to be?

In winter, I wanted to be a Rugby League player, while in summer, I wanted to play cricket for Australia.

Share one of your greatest personal achievements.

The success of ALLBIDS. It provides a stable place of work and the ability for employees to grow and provide for their families. Seeing staff buy their first home and build a family is a great sense of pride.

What brings you great happiness?

Having a fun week of auctions, a surf early Saturday morning, playing good golf before backing a winner, and having a few cold beers...then repeating the cycle.

What is a personal challenge or fear you have successfully overcome?

Public speaking. It's not a natural thing to do, but overcoming the fear was obviously really important for an auctioneer before the auctions all went online.

If you had to choose one food/meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

A seafood platter - fresh, healthy, and great taste

What would you tell your younger self?

Just enjoy the ride, and don't worry about things you have no control over.

Tell us about your business in one sentence.

We are an online auction platform that auctions almost anything.

What was the inspiration to start your business?

The thrill of the auction process, the competition, the variety, the fun and the original online inspiration was of course eBay.

Share the mission of your business.

Everybody loves to buy and sell on ALLBIDS.

Tell us about a business win or success.

The biggest wins are getting the right team members on board. Once the team and teamwork are right, success flows. Our biggest win was getting the right CIO over 10 years ago to run the platform that has enabled us to grow exponentially.

What is a business obstacle or challenge you have overcome?

The most recent challenge was obviously the pandemic. Staying afloat and staying relevant through a lockdown where we could have two staff onsite was a massive challenge. But, thankfully, we came through by our staff being innovative and flexible and caring about our vendors and our business.

Share one of your favourite reviews/testimonials.

I wanted to take the time to write to you, to express my gratitude and frankly, my relief at signing on to have ALLBIDS manage the clearing and auctioning of our business. From the first phone call I made shortly after we needed to liquidate, ALLBIDS took the time to speak with me about all aspects of the process, and we were on the phone for at least 30 minutes! 

They made sure I knew this wasn’t just a job for him but a service in my time of need. He made sure I was comfortable with everything and didn’t push or try to get my business. From that call and how he spoke with me, I knew I had no other choice. Despite us taking a few months to sign on, plus a few false starts, 

ALLBIDS was always accommodating and gave me the confidence everything would be ok. He stood there and listened to me on the phone with the lawyer while we had someone meddling with the removal of items. He answered every question and kept me in the loop for every decision he made to get the tricky items off the property.

Any exciting developments on the horizon for your business?

Coming to the shire is really exciting for us. We had to expand through the sheer amount of business we are generating and finding a place that combines lifestyle and great people to employ made the decision easy. 

The big development is the launch of Carbids. We see this site as a great way for our car team to focus on an auction place for all motor vehicles. It’s really an exciting time for us right now.

How do you define business success?

Definitely enjoying going to work. If you enjoy what you are doing you will be successful, and thankfully we found a business that's a lot of fun.

Tell us about a book that has impacted the way you work in your business.

There's been a few. I skim through a lot of business books to find motivations appropriate to my business. There is certainly no one book that is a silver bullet. But if I had to pick one, it would be Composure: How Centered Leaders Make the Biggest Impact by Zoe Routh.

If you could open another business, what would that be?

I've always thought opening one of those microbreweries would be fun. Is there one in the Shire yet??

Is there someone in your business you'd love to give a big "thank you" to, and why?

Not one but all the staff – I'm grateful that people want to be part of a family business like ours.

What makes your business unique?

We never wanted to grow too quickly but just do things well.

Tell us about the positive impact your business makes for the Shire community and beyond.

It’s high time that the Shire had a great general auction place for business goods, equipment, household goods, and, of course, cars. It will be great for the Shire community in many ways. 

We have been able to make a huge impact on the community in Canberra, not just our service but also in giving back to the community. ALLBIDS has helped raise over $1 million annually for local charities, communities, and sporting organisations through our online charity auctions.

Get In Touch With ALLBIDS Today

If you have a product collection and you wish to dicuss this further please fill in the form below and the appropriate sales manager will get back to you ASAP.

We do all the work - selling your items is time consuming and finding the right platform and price is not easy. Don't stress negotiating with bargain hunters.

Contact Details:
02 6239 2262 

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