When you think auctions, images of fast-talking auctioneers who can sell the rug right from under your feet might come to mind.

But that's not how it works with Yakima's Seize the Deal auction. It's all online, so you don't have to worry about accidentally raising the bid by scratching your nose or something. And and the bidding starts well below retail values, so you're bound to get some great deals on stuff you can really use.

So take your time. Review this year's auction Items at your leisure all this week -- the bidding doesn't start until first thing next Monday morning (Sept. 12).

Here's a sampling:

Like we said, take this week to review the inventory -- but don't wait too long. The bidding will go fast and the items won't last once the auction officially starts next week, and the sale ends for good at 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 16).

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