|We offer goods for sale and for auction on this site. To place a bid or purchase an item you must first register.|
How exactly does a bid need to be entered?
When entering the bid amount, do not use a dollar sign or
comma. Decimals must be entered, e.g. 1000.00
Why have the user ID numbers changed?
When enhancements were made to the Power Outlet in January, 2009,
the system automatically reasigned User ID numbers. Only the
user ID number changed, all else remains the same.
Who can use this tool?
This tool will be used to sell items internally and externally to
Southern Company. Employees, retirees, and general public can
place bids, once their registration has been approved by the
What are you going to sell?
All items not currently on a contract are eligible to be sold via
this tool, however the main focus will be on equipment, tools,
warehouse materials, and miscellaneous used items no longer
needed by the Company. The Investment Recovery department retains
the right to review items to determine their suitability to be
What policies and procedures are going to change because of
All required policies and procedures will be maintained. This
tool changes the method of the bids but the procedures remain the
How will I be notified if I win a bid?
The system utilizes a series of e-mails to communicate between
the bidders and the sellers. Winners will shortly after receive
an invoice with payment and pick up instructions.
Can I place a bid for someone else who is not a registered
It is highly recommended that you do not place a bid for another
person. That person should register and place his/her own
bids. Once you place a bid and win, you are obligated for the
purchase according to the terms and conditions you accepted.
Can other people see my name and bid information?
No. You may view the bid history by user ID number only and
current bid amount. The maximum bid amount is never shown unless
you are outbid.
Can I change my bid once I place it?
Yes. While bids can not be modified once placed, additional bids
can be made during the auction rendering previous bids null and
Can I withdraw a bid?
Once a bid is placed, it cannot be withdrawn. Please be careful
when entering a bid.
I have seen the same item listed more than once on the
site. Why is this?
We have had people refuse to pay and pickup the auctioned items
that they won. In this case, that
person is suspended or removed from use of the Power
Outlet. Therefore, the item is relisted.
Can I pay for my bid with a credit card?
No. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. Payment is to be
made only by cashiers check, company/business check, or money
Will this tool take the place of other auctions (ie, vehicle
While vehicles and equipment may be sold on this tool, current
contracts may dictate these items being sold via a previously
contracted auction company.
Who should I contact in case I have any questions?
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