What is sold at e-auctions in Serbia: From tractors to Rolex worth 4 million dinars and gold worth EUR 65,000

Source: eKapija Tuesday, 09.05.2023. 23:22

Part of gold jewelry sold for 7.8 million dinars (Photo: Uprava carina)Part of gold jewelry sold for 7.8 million dinars

Precious metals sold for 7.8 and 7.2 million dinars and men`s wristwatch "Rolex m2100" sold for more than 4 million dinars - these are the most valuable items, which were sold at e-auctions of the Customs Administration in the last year since electronic auctions replaced the traditional ones.

The most expensive car was a "Mercedes-Benz GLE 63" sold for 5.1 million dinars, while a "Mercedes-Benz e 200 D" cost the new owner 2.2 million dinars. Among the vehicles that reached the highest price is a tractor "Same Dorado 86" worth 2.6 million dinars, as eKapija portal learns in the Customs Administration. The state earned RSD 88 million from all the items sold.

As of March 30 last year, in accordance with the idea of complete digitization of business, the Customs Administration of Serbia introduced a new way of selling permanently confiscated goods exclusively via the Internet. Auctions organized in the traditional way, live, went down in history. As they revealed to us in the Customs Administration, e-bidding enables the participation of a larger number of potential participants, and therefore the achievement of a higher selling price compared to the initial value.

Rolex sold for more than 4 million dinars (Photo: Uprava carina)Rolex sold for more than 4 million dinars

- For the past year, 46 e-auctions were held and the total revenue for the state budget was over 88 million dinars - say the Customs Administration, adding that confiscated goods and vehicles are exhibited in public internet sales, which were permanently confiscated by final court decisions in misdemeanor proceedings.

The person from whom the goods were confiscated can also participate

Auctions of permanently confiscated goods and vehicles are advertised on the website of the Customs Administration, on the page https://licitacije.carina.rs/#/ where you can view each individual item. It is necessary to register or login to the site first. The minimum number of participants for the first public sale is three, while on the second, it is enough to be approved for the participation of at least two participants.

- Potential participants are obliged to register within the specified period and pay a deposit for participation, otherwise they will not be able to participate. Each of the total of 15 customs offices that organizes the e-bidding is obliged to organize an inspection of the goods in advance, at the time specified in the application - the Customs Administration explains.

(Photo: Uprava carina)
(Part of the gold that was sold for 7.8 million dinars)

The winner of the auction is the one whose offer is accepted as the highest. He has 8 days from the auction to pay the amount minus the deposit and take over the goods. Otherwise, he is considered to have abandoned the purchase. The goods are sold on a "seen-bought" basis, without warranty and right of complaint, according to the General Conditions of the E-bidding.

However, this does not bother potential buyers. As the Customs Administration says, the interest is certainly higher compared to the period when the auctions were held live, while the number of participants depends on the variety of the offer. And legal and natural persons, domestic and foreign citizens, as well as persons from whom the objects that are exposed to public sale have been confiscated, can participate.

- It should be noted that in the application itself, on each individual item, there is an icon indicating whether in the specific case both legal and natural persons have the right to participate, or only legal persons if it is a commercial product - they say at the Customs Administration.

If the goods are not sold at the first public sale, they will be exhibited at the next one. If there are no interested parties even then, the goods are sold by collecting written offers, and then by direct negotiation.

M. Dedić

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