From time to time U.S. Embassies around the world hold web-based public auctions to sell surplus goods. Members of the public can submit bids via the website https://online-auction.state.gov/en-US. The U.S. Embassy Bern public auction is open from December 15 – December 27. Auctions include a variety of items — one of the items available this time is a Chevrolet Astro Van year 2003. Successful bidders will be notified via email.