Let the bidding begin -- Yakima's Seize the Deal Auction Event is underway now.

And this time, the merchandise is better (and much bigger) than ever.

For starters, take a look at the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor from Mid Valley Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. It retails for $31,625, but bids open at just $15,800!

If you buy the truck, you can use it to haul away some of these other deals:

  • A new Husquvarna RZ 4219 42-inch Zero-Turn Mower -- retails for $2,399, bids open at $840.
  • Home furnishings from Meredith Furniture -- the bid on a $1,000 gift certificate opens at $350.
  • Wheels and tires for cars, trucks or SUVs from Hendo's Accessories -- the bid on a $500 gift certificate opens at $175.
  • A Maytag M700 From B&C Sewing & Vacuum -- retails for $1,500, bids open at $525.
  • Or let your teenager drive that Ford Raptor (after he completes the F.A.C.T. driver training course -- worth $400, but starting for bid at $160).
  • There's even a deal on a wedding venue -- an Apple Tree Resort package worth $1,500 is opening at $525.

Scroll through the rest of the inventory and you'll find money-saving deals on long lists of goods and services -- entertainment, health/beauty, home/auto, retail merchandise, and sports/outdoors.

But don't wait too long. It'll all be gone by the end of the week. Bidding ends at 7 p.m. Friday (April 15).