Bids can be made online for Internet auctions, or in person for live auctions. Accepted forms of payment typically are major credit cards and checks, and payment is due at the time of the close of the auction. Details may vary among auction houses and the state the auction is held in. As with all auctions, the vehicle is sold to the highest bidder.
The majority of the vehicles found at local auctions will need some work done to them in order to be deemed “road-worthy.” Knowing this before you ever set foot on the grounds is a major part of deciding if this is the right way for you to source an automobile. A low bid on a crappy car has the potential to leave you stranded on the side of the road, so if you aren’t a savvy DIY wrencher, you’d better have one hell of a trustworthy mechanic.

Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle. 

The public may view the vehicles from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the day of the auction. In order to bid on a vehicle, you must be registered with the Impound Lot before 9 a.m. on the day of auction. Registrations will not be processed after 9 a.m. There is a $5 fee to obtain a bidder number for the auction. You must be 18 or older to bid. Additional attendees with a bidder are $1 each, including children. One person in each party must register as a bidder. Everyone in your party must be present when the bidder registers in order to be allowed in for the attendee fee of $1. The bidder's name will be the name the Bill of Sale is printed in. This cannot be changed.
Medical Simulation Corporation is a global healthcare leader providing education services, including consulting, online courseware and simulation training in areas that are most impactful to hospitals and their patients such as sepsis and stroke. After selling part of the Company to Mentice, Medical Simulation Corp is selling off its remaining assets at a public online auction. This auction to include: Stratasys Mojo 3d printer, Laerdal Sim Suite products including: Sim Man 3G Mannequins, Sim Junior Mannequins, Sim Suite Instructor PCs, Sim Suite Training PCs, Gaumard Newborn HAL simulation mannequins, Blue Phantom Ultrasound central line training models, Philips Heart start lx, Steris Hausted Horizons Series Medical Gurneys, Medical Equipment and supplies, RedHead premium Gun hard cases, Skyline tradeshow cases, Flip Video Unit, Pallet Jacks and Accessories.
There are many thousands of such court orders issued each year, and items that can't be returned to their legal owner are auctioned off at local auction houses all over the UK. Police auctions are an established route used by regional police forces across the country to dispose of proceeds of crime, lost and found, seized, and unclaimed stolen and confiscated property.
The goods you buy from government auctions are “as is.” Look on the “Terms and Conditions” page before bidding to understand the process. A typical auction page states, for example, that the auction site doesn’t guarantee the quality of the product in any way. Once you bid, you enter a legally binding contract, and you need to follow through with your bid.

Additional government sites. There are a few additional sites that can provide tips on government auctions. Guide to Federal Auctions gives a rundown of the various agencies. It provides information about what they sell as well as the departments' websites. GSA supplies information about auction sources. Auctions can be searched by state or auction house


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.
Due to the various governmental units that supply the vehicles for auction, there's no single reason for vehicles being brought to auction. Some of the vehicles are confiscated due to the former owner's involvement in drug dealing, smuggling, or fraud, while other vehicles were simply just abandoned. On exception, separate auctions will sometimes be held for very large seizures.
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.

DON’T MISS ALL OF THE STUPENDOUS EQUIPMENT IN OUR Comets Retro Diner Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features a Blodgett Electric Convection Oven, Alto Shaam Holding Cabinet, Market Forge Electric Tilting Kettle, Baker’s Pride Gas Full Size Convection Oven, Univex Planetary Mixer, Vollrath 2 Hopper Slushie Machine, Manitowoc Ice Head and Bin, Donper 2 Flavor w/ Twist Ice Cream   [ View Full Listing ]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please be advised that you may experience a short wait time. Please also be advised that there may be some instances where the Property and Evidence staff may be called away from the Safety and Justice Building to assist with off-site support for crime scene investigations. If this happens on the day of your appointment, we apologize in advance. Please schedule a new appointment.


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.
Complete Liquidation Auction By Order of Secured Creditor.  Public online auction will include: Hypertherm CNC Plasma Cutting System w/ Table, Scotchman Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Baxter Verticut Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Large Assortment Of Miller Welders, Pandjiris Welding Positioning Tables, Shop Equipment, Ingersoll Rand & Sullair Towable Air Compressors, Gooseneck Trailer, Ford Flatbed Truck, Airless Paint Sprayers, Power Tools, Welding Tables & Wire, Oster Pipe Threader, Power Rollers, Much More!!
Goodwill Columbus - Auto Auction Public Welcome Over 30 great vehicles sold in a fast, efficient, and fun auction, rain or shine. The public is always welcome. Often including cars, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, motor homes, boats and trucks. Good deals, Great cause; Goodwill. The auction is located east of Downtown Columbus at 666 South Nelson Road,   [ View Full Listing ]
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:
Annual Farm Equipment AuctionHarden County FairgroundsSavannah TnSaturday March 9th -- 9:30 amOpen Auction ( will be checking in equipment Mar. 4 thru Mar. 8th)  Please call 662 837 0688 for info. TRACTORS 2955 JD C/A 4430 JD C/A 1050 JD 2040 JD w/Loader MF 255   BALERS NH BR7060 Vermeer 504 Super I JD 375 Round NH 644 Round NH 575   [ View Full Listing ]
For over 20 years Roller Auctions has been the place to find Colorado city/county/fleet vehicles and equipment. If you're looking for well maintained used vehicles and equipment this is the public online auction for you. Auction typically includes SUV's, Sedans, Pickups, Utility Trucks, Dump Trucks, Vans, Police Vehicles, Trailers, Various Municipality Equipment and so much more!!

Government auctions are a great way to snag a retiring cop cruiser on the cheap, and being owned and run by the feds, you better believe it’s going to have records of every oil change, spark plug, and water pump that went into the damn thing. Nevertheless, it’s always best to remain objective, because even though it’s being sold by the United States government, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thrashed. The competition at these things can also be pretty fierce at times (cab companies love old Crown Vics), so if cop cruisers and confiscated drug trafficking cars aren’t your thing, there are probably other options out there for you, like public auctions.
Combines;Heads;Tractors:2011 CIH7088,duals,RWA,l.t.,Pro 600 monitor,chopper,folding hopper,1000 eng.hrs.,671 sep.hrs.;2011 CIH7120,duals,RWA,l.t.,Pro 600 mon.,chopper,long auger,folding hopper,power mirrors,2213 eng.hrs.,1516 sep.hrs.;2012 CIH3020 Terra Flex 25' header w/EZ Trail head trailer;2011 CIH2162 Flex Draper head,35',w/J&M head trailer;2011 CIH3408 corn head,hyd.deck plates,header   [ View Full Listing ]
Western Sales Management has been in business since 1971 and specializes in the sales of Construction Equipment, Utility & Service Trucks, Light Cars & Trucks, Boats & Trailers, and Recreational Vehicles. We sell for APS, SRP, CenturyLink, Southwest Gas, Maricopa County, City of Tempe, City of Glendale, City of Tolleson, Town of Gilbert, Town of Queen Creek, City of Buckeye and Area   [ View Full Listing ]

Local Non-profit organization focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math youth education via participation in Competition Robotics programs is liquidating excess assets in public online auction. Machines, tools, computer equipment, hardware and furniture acquired by contribution or purchase being sold to free up space in the facility for the growing team.


After 4 Years as a Tilted Kilt franchise the owner has sold the property, closed the location and selling all assets in a public online auction. This auction to include: Chill-Rite Draught System, 60" and 52" Plasma TVs, Projectors, Projection Screens, Audio and Video Equipment, Bottle Coolers, Bar Equipment, Mixer, Cooking Equipment, Double Deck Convection Oven, Point of Sale Touch Screens, Signage, Tables, Chairs and much more.
As long as you agree to do the search thru these used car public auction checklists as well as make the proposals on the automobiles you like, you could do very well getting wonderful and low-cost cars. Go thru the workout and see exactly how one of the most trusted as well as biggest resource for Gov as well as Police wagon Public auction lists can save you hundreds of bucks when you remain in the marketplace to buy a secondhand car.
Inspect the vehicles. Attend the preview times (sometimes a day or two before the auction or earlier that day), and check out the vehicles that fit your interest. During these times, you can carefully look at the car's interior and exterior, and you can start the engine but not go out for a test drive. In all cases, the vehicles are sold as-is, so take into account the possibility of costly mechanical problems. The auction company will sometimes provide information only if it's critical to the safety of the vehicle, but all vehicles in these auctions are deemed roadworthy. It might be a good idea to take your trusty mechanic along to the preview so you can get his or her gut feeling about the vehicle.
Throughout the year, property that has been collected at various buildings and property that residents find are turned into the police station. After certain periods of time, as specified by law and after attempting to locate an owner or hoping the owner will call us looking for it, the Evidence Section may dispose of property that is no longer required to be stored. In the past, the Evidence Section in conjunction with the UCF Student Government would conduct an on-campus auction where this type property was auctioned to the highest bidder. Today, the UCF Police Department utilizes the services of Propertyroom.com an online auction site specializing in property from police agencies across the country, to auction off all of our abandoned, stolen, lawfully seized, or unclaimed property of all types, remaining unclaimed for 30 days or more. This is an ongoing auction available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Items being auctioned included electronics, jewelry, clothing, bicycles, tools, sporting equipment and other items. The official web site is www.propertyroom.com.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 8th at 12:07 pm  Bidding closes on the first item at 12:07 pm, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: Thursday, March 7th 8:00 am to 12:00   [ View Full Listing ]
We hold this monthly consignment auction for companies and individuals to liquidate their quality assets at public online auction. The auction typically includes vehicles, trailers, lawn and garden equipment, attachments, rental yard equipment, shop equipment, power and hand tools, concrete equipment, metalworking equipment, woodworking equipment, tile, pavers and landscape rocks, pressure washers, generators, toolboxes, and more!
Government auctions are a great way to snag a retiring cop cruiser on the cheap, and being owned and run by the feds, you better believe it’s going to have records of every oil change, spark plug, and water pump that went into the damn thing. Nevertheless, it’s always best to remain objective, because even though it’s being sold by the United States government, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thrashed. The competition at these things can also be pretty fierce at times (cab companies love old Crown Vics), so if cop cruisers and confiscated drug trafficking cars aren’t your thing, there are probably other options out there for you, like public auctions.
As long as you agree to do the search thru these used car public auction checklists as well as make the proposals on the automobiles you like, you could do very well getting wonderful and low-cost cars. Go thru the workout and see exactly how one of the most trusted as well as biggest resource for Gov as well as Police wagon Public auction lists can save you hundreds of bucks when you remain in the marketplace to buy a secondhand car.
When the car that you want to bid on goes up for auction, pay attention because the bidding will go very fast. Raise your hand up to bid. If the auctioneer doesn’t immediately see you, shout “Yes.” Once the auctioneer acknowledges your bid, he’ll turn to look for a counter bid. Then he’ll turn back to you to see if you’ll bid again. Keep shouting “Yes” when he returns to you to continue bidding. If you’d like to stop bidding, just shake your head “No” when the auctioneer turns to you.
Every month across the United States, thousands of vehicles are seized by different Government agencies (IRS, DEA, FBI) and Police departments and auctioned off to the public at incredible deals. Due to certain laws these vehicles are listed and sold at up to 95% OFF their original value. Many auctions start as low as $100. Government pre-owned/surplus vehicles are well maintained and are usually only 2-3 yrs old. We provide you with immediate access to 4,000+ updated auctions nationwide, NOT searchable elsewhere on the Internet and with guaranteed listings in every state. If you are looking for quality cheap cars then check out US government auctions today.
2. Know what car you're looking for You can find a list of what’s for sale online, either at Govsales.gov (if it’s a federal police auction) or through your local agency/county/department (just Google it). You need to have a decent idea of what you’re wanting to pick up, or you won’t have time to properly vet everything, which could get messy. See above.
Western Sales Management has been in business since 1971 and specializes in the sales of Construction Equipment, Utility & Service Trucks, Light Cars & Trucks, Boats & Trailers, and Recreational Vehicles. We sell for APS, SRP, CenturyLink, Southwest Gas, Maricopa County, City of Tempe, City of Glendale, City of Tolleson, Town of Gilbert, Town of Queen Creek, City of Buckeye and Area   [ View Full Listing ]

After over 40 years as a family owned restaurant and staple of Golden the owners of The Briarwood Inn have decided to move on to other life adventures. This public online auction to include: heating and cooking equipment, roll in convection oven, refrigeration, plating and catering for large banquets, smallwares, dining tables and chairs, bar equipment, wine cellar racks, chandeliers, imported antiques, patio furniture, fountains, outdoor lighting, sheds and a Large digital outdoor street sign.
Tallahassee Auto Auction offers cutting-edge simulcast online sales, electronic payment options, and custom online sales programs for banks and credit unions. In addition to expanding markets geographically, our online database allows pre-sale vehicle searches that match buyers and sellers exactly, driving even greater success at the auto auctions.
Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983. Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper. She has also written and edited for a grassroots outreach effort and has been published in "Clean Eating" magazine and in "Dimensions" magazine, a CUNA Mutual publication. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton.
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