How it works

How it works

How it works

How it works

The U.S. Embassy Sarajevo is selling surplus movable property (SMP) via a Web Based Electronic Auction. Each auction will be activated for a period of time clearly stating the start and end date. This information is available on the information panel of the web application. Usually it will be active from Monday to Monday lasting 7 days, or for a specific autcion at another time, if so stated. During this period you can actively take part and submit your bid for the surplus property. 

In order to participate in auction, you should register yourself with full name and surname.

Maximum number of bids on one item is stated at each item. Increasing your bids is possible only in the local currency name BAM. During the auction you should monitor your bids so you can react on all bids price development. Note that the final winning bid will be increased for custom and tax fees stated by each LOT.

Email for winners will consist link to the auction application where you can review your items, after successful login. 


-           All items sold on auction are sold as is and the condition is unknown.

-           During the registration process, users are required to provide correct information,  
            including email address and telephone number. If the user does not enter the correct
            information their account will be suspended, and they will be prevented from further  

-           Foreign citizens cannot participate in the auction

-           The U.S. Government holds its right to reject any or all bids, as well as to all eventual
             changes if such occur under non planned reasons.

How to pay for your items


All payments will be due on Thursday, April 22, 2021 during regular businesses hours, and during the takeover of goods . Precise information about payment and items pick up will be provided to buyers in separate emails. Prospective bidders are obliged to settle all customs and VAT fees. 

In order to pay your item/s, you must present valid BH ID card, whereupon successful bidder will be provided with Embassy invoice and customs  invoice. With paid invoices, successful bidder can proceed to pick up of item/s.  

How to pick-up your items


In order to retrieve your item(s)/vehicle(s), you must present the original receipts from Embassy and customs expediter.

Pick up location: Alipasina 43, Sarajevo, BiH (the former US Embassy building).

Any paid items that are not picked up during the scheduled time frame will be disposed of, and there will be no possibility for their retrieval. In special cases or circumstances, you may arrange a different pick-up date and time by contacting the Embassy representatives.

After successful confirmation of payment for your items, our staff will move your item(s)/vehicle (S) out to the front of the storage building. From that time on, you are the owner of your merchandise/vehicle(s). You will have the full responsibility for subsequent handling procedures and removal from Embassy property in a timely manner. If items are not removed in a timely manner they may be considered abandoned and disposed of.