Law enforcement has the ability to seize or confiscate the property of criminals, or property used by criminals or their associates for the purpose of conducting illegal activity. For example, a person convicted of drug trafficking or the selling of stolen property will forfeit their vehicles and any other property that is used to perpetuate illegal activity or was obtained by the proceeds of that illegal activity. When a vehicle is seized, it's held by the agency until the time of auction.
The bidding started out fairly tame. Individuals there bought a beat up Impala for $525, a Chevy Astro van for $425, and the shittiest Chrysler PT Cruiser I have ever seen for $300. As for the awesome Ford Escort wagon? Well, it didn’t do so hot, in part, Kevin told me, because it’s so light and has low scrap value, and because parts are in low demand:
The Specialty Online Auction is reserved for collectible or antique items and is held online. The Daily Household Items Auction sells pre-owned furniture, home goods, decor, small kitchen appliances, dinnerware, toys, shoes, clothes and miscellaneous items at greatly discounted rates. This auction is held on location at 815 33rd St., San Diego, CA 92102.
Depending on the agency, the government may use revenue from auctioned items to support crime-prevention programs, pay restitution to crime victims or purchase new equipment the department needs. "By providing agencies with the ability to dispose of excess assets, GSA benefits taxpayers by eliminating the need to maintain and store the unneeded property while also raising more than $300 million in revenue in just the last two years," a GSA spokesperson said.
Remember, you aren’t allowed to drive these vehicles, but you are granted access to them prior to the auction, and getting up close can reveal all kinds of hidden maladies. Look for things like paint overspray, uneven sheet metal, compromised suspension components, undercarriage rust, and anything else that looks out of place. Interior aroma is another major thing to watch out for, so be wary of things like gasoline aromas and mildew, because even though they may dissipate eventually, there’s a strong chance they represent a much larger issue.
Payment methods. A government auction accepts many modes of payment from credit cards or bank checks to cash. It is recommended to ask the auctioneer about the modes of payment involved before the auction starts. Besides the bidding price of the car, an additional buyer's premium fee is added onto the total. This fee is normally 5 percent of the winning bid
After 34 Years of service Cheytruck Parts Hudson will be closing down and selling all of its remaining assets via public online auction. Including: Van Body Trailers, Truck Cargo Boxes, Chevy Emblems and Chevy Collectibles, Pallet Racking and Shelving, Chevy Truck Parts, Truck Beds and Flat Beds, Air Compressors, Tool Boxes and Gang Boxes, Warehouse Ladders, Tools and Support Equipment, Office Furniture, and Much More!
Greenway's Real Estate and Auction, Inc. is proud to offer this fantastic Real Estate and new old stock inventory for sale AT AUCTION on March 9th, 2019. The Sale Starts at 9:00 AM Saturday morning and will last all day. The Real Estate features an 11,000 square foot +/- former Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM dealership. The building has a large showroom and sales floor, shop area, parts room,   [ View Full Listing ]

Over the years, we’ve built long-standing relationships with our customers, ranging from large financial institutions to small local dealers. We gladly tailor our auto auction services to each of our clients, providing just the right type and amount of support. From transportation and reconditioning, to promotion and inventory, and even to marshaling and other specialty services, we make sure our buyers and sellers are well taken care of throughout the dealer auction process.
Over the years, we’ve built long-standing relationships with our customers, ranging from large financial institutions to small local dealers. We gladly tailor our auto auction services to each of our clients, providing just the right type and amount of support. From transportation and reconditioning, to promotion and inventory, and even to marshaling and other specialty services, we make sure our buyers and sellers are well taken care of throughout the dealer auction process.
These programs are meant to benefit taxpayers as a whole, but could they benefit you, the individual taxpayer? Can you bag a bargain at a government auction? "GSA's goal is to maximize return to the federal government," the GSA spokesperson said. So they're not giving this stuff away. In fact, the government sets "reserves" or minimums for the most valuable property it auctions off. But judging from a wide tour of current government auctions and bids, there are still opportunities to walk away with valuable goods for a great price. Here's a look at who's selling what, where, and for how much. 

Don't get discouraged with your first auction. It takes a good sense of what a vehicle is worth, and the ability to think fast-plus some luck and common sense-to get a good deal. Watch the seasoned bidders at work to catch the gist of it. If you're a smart bidder, government auctions can be a good place to find an inexpensive second car or work truck. Just remember: any deal that seems to be too good to be true probably is!
Count Boulder police among the fans. They started using PropertyRoom.com in 2007, mainly to unload found property that couldn’t be traced back to the owners. Items usually are kept from four months to three years, and they are posted on the police department’s Web site for four weeks before they are put up for auction, said spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.
Seized property disputes can sometimes arise for various reasons. For instance, financing and mortgage issues can still arise, as the buyer still needs to find their own financing for the home purchase. Less common are other issues such as title defects and other concerns with the title. Since the sale is usually due to a judicial intervention, quiet title proceedings are usually not involved. However, a quiet title proceeding can be necessary in instances where the buyer discovers a defect with the title.
If you want to buy goods at or below cost, look no further than the U.S. government. Federal and state agencies sell nearly anything you can think of: cars, boats, jewelry, antiques, artwork, aircraft, real estate, houses, clothing, electronics, tools, furniture and medical equipment. The government sells surplus merchandise it no longer needs and items it obtains when it seizes property from criminals or forecloses on homes.
A seized property auction refers to the sale of property that has been seized by the state or local government. The sale of the property is overseen by state or municipal government officials, and usually takes place where the property itself isolated. This usually takes place in connection with a foreclosure by judicial sale or judicial lien, but it can also involve other laws as well (such a criminal drug case).
Impound Vehicle Auction Wednesday, March 13th @ 12:30 PM AUCTION LOCATION: 330 Colfax Street, Rochester, NY 14606 Selling impounded and confiscated vehicles for the City of Rochester Police Department. Retail purchasers and Dealers Welcome. Preview at Noon. Vehicle list available as no later then Noon on Tuesday. Terms: CASH, no credit cards, no checks, full cash payment due   [ View Full Listing ]
Selling the donated inventory from a liquor store on behalf Spirit of Flight Foundation via online public auction. The 501 (c)(3) foundation opened in 2007 in Northern Colorado. The Purpose Of The Spirit Of Flight Is To Inspire And Educate The General Public On The History And Significance Of Aviation Through Public Display Of Aviation Artifacts, And By Organizing And Supporting Aviation Events That Enable Americans To Learn More About Their Heritage Through Direct Participation. Their Mission Is To Acquire, Restore, Preserve And Display Aviation History To Honor All American Veterans, To Educate The General Public Of The Significance Of Aviation, And To Inspire Future Generations To Become Involved In Aviation And/Or Aviation History. The Museum Serves The Front Range Of Colorado And Has Had Over 10,000 Visitors Since Opening To The General Public In 2007.
In early 2015, we made the decision to help our clients auction this piece of property & evidence through innovative solutions that not only fulfills this requirement for many agencies, but also supports public safety as in many jurisdictions the proceeds from these auctions can be used to purchase products like wearable body cameras, tactical gear and more.
×