A well-maintained car will always have a clean dipstick when you check the oil or transmission fluid, so if it’s anything other than light and transparent, be careful. Also be sure to inspect the coolant overflow tank and shine a flashlight inside the radiator. If it looks like someone accidentally dumped chocolate milk in there it’s time to walk away, because that’s the sign of a blown head gasket.
But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t good deals to be had at local auctions, because as intimidating as it may sound, there’s a reason dedicated bidders still show up to these things every week. You just have to remain skeptical and attentive if you want to take home the right ride, because you never know what might show up, and by using these 10 tips, you might land a gem.
AUCTION!!GUNS - KNIVES - INDIAN ARTIFACTSSaturday, March 9th @ 9:00 AM (DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 AM)Elgin Senior Citizen Center, ELgin, Al.SPONSORED BY EAST LAUDERDALE MEMORIAL VFW POST 5846 THERE IS A 10% BUYERS PREMIUM OVER 225 RIFLES, SHOTGUNS & HANDGUNS Partial List of Property: BROWNING - Several A-5's - COLT - 40 + Snake Guns - RUGER:  Vaqueros w/ matching belts &   [ View Full Listing ]
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).
After 23 years in business in Northern Colorado, Integrated Communications Group has decided to sell everything at public online auction and pursue new business opportunities. Auction includes: Directional Boring Machines, Vacuum Trailers, Loader/Backhoe, Skid Steer Loader, Mini Excavator, Mud Mixing Trucks, Pickups and Utility Truck, Dump Truck, Flatbed Trucks, SUV, Trencher, Towable Air Compressors, Equipment Trailers, Shop Equipment, Attachments & Much More!

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:

We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and debit cards. However, a valid credit card is required in order to bid, even if you will pay with cash. The credit card on file will be charged at the auction close. If you wish to pay with cash, please contact the auctioneer prior to the auction closing at (619) 265-0441. A $25.00 fee will be charged for credit cards that are declined. We do not accept checks, whether personal or business.
TAC Enterprises hosts 4 tractor and equipment auctions each year, attracting sellers and buyers from throughout the southeast. Our consignment auctions are held the second Saturday of March, May, August and October, and are open to individuals, dealers, and companies. We can handle consignment sales for a single tractor or piece of equipment or can assist with the sale of a complete line of   [ View Full Listing ]
A group of Roller Auctions employees, along with friends and family of the Rollers are taking part in a 27-47-65-mile bike ride on August 18th to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cure for Kaley has been a focus of Roller Auctions for the last 14 years, and will continue to be until we find a Cure for CF. (Kaley is the 14 year old daughter of the owners of Roller Auctions.)
Browse different government departments' websites. The federal government offers different auction sites based on department. The U.S. Department of Justice offers property seized from criminals. The U.S. Department of the Treasury offers property seized from people who didn’t pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. The Department of Defense sells surplus and scrap assets such as aircraft parts, electronic test equipment, medical equipment, uniforms and vehicles.

CARE AUTO AUCTION, INC SINCE 1981 STATE ROUTE 22 EAST GAS CITY, IN 46933  PHONE 765 674 7768 BIG AUTO AUCTION--PUBLIC INVITED TO BUY OR SELL VEHICLES EVERY SATURDAY 6:30 PM UP FOR BID THIS SATURDAY2011 CHEVROLET COLORADO 4X4PLUS 25 NEW DEALER TRADESPLUS 30 SCRATCH & DENT VEHICLESSOLD WITH NO RESERVE CARS TRUCKS AND 4X4S SUVS VANS COMMERCIAL VEHICLES COME EARLY AND CHECK   [ View Full Listing ]
Govnr's Park Tavern has been in integral part of the eclectic and ever growing neighborhood of capital hill since 1976. After 42 years the owners have decided to close the doors and are selling all the assets at public online auction. This auction to include: Groen jacketed steam kettle, Hobart mixer, Globe slicer, Perlick draft chilling system, cheese melter, ice machine, convection oven, 3-bay fryer, sandwich top prep tables, steamer, American Range 4-burner with griddle and double oven, bar back refrigeration, bar back ice bins, draught towers, speed racks, bottle chillers, stainless steel sinks, stainless steel shelves, stainless steel tables, glassware, smallwares, digital dining POS system, speakers, tables, chairs, booths, beer company memorabilia, air curtains, audio mixers, outdoor furniture, (24) TVs, and more!
In recent years, public auctions have become commonly referred to as “the mechanic’s auction,” where lots can quickly become a money pit for novice bidders. There is no guarantee on the authenticity of the mileage on the odometer here, and since it’s an auction, you can’t drive the vehicle prior to bidding on it. This is a place where flood vehicles sell for top dollar after being hastily reupholstered in the hopes of duping amateur bidders, and cars with bad engines come loaded with heavy-duty oil in order to ensure it doesn’t belch smoke or leak on the auction block.

Always take a photo of the vehicle identification number (VIN) toward the base of the windshield on cars you want to bid on at auctions. After that, walk around and check places like door jams, under the hood, and inside trunk lids, where stickers with this number may also appear. If the numbers don’t match up, or are missing entirely it’s best to move on, because there’s probably a really bad reason why it’s like that.

Capital Auto Auction hosts weekly live auctions at each of our four locations, as well as online. Whether you attend a live auto auction or an online auto auction, you'll find quality used vehicles listed at the kind of bargain prices that typically only dealers see. Our vehicles may be repossessions, dealer consignments, government vehicles or donations. In every case, they are auctioned openly to the public so it's easy for customers to find or sell the vehicles they need. What's more, it's not just individual cars that we work with, either; through a fleet auto auction, you have a way to quickly dispose of fleet vehicles you no longer need.


The Sheriff makes no representations on the functionality, safety and recalls of the vehicles auctioned. Potential purchasers are strongly encouraged to conduct their own research on the history of the vehicles they wish to bid on. Vehicle safety recall information can be researched at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ .The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are provided in the Sheriff’s Sale notices for all vehicles sold in the Upcoming Auction(s) section of this webpage.
Federal government auctions. Federal government car sales were once handled by the agency that had the vehicles to auction. For example, the DEA auctioned off both fleet vehicles and cars that were been seized from drug dealers and other criminals. Fleet vehicles are the cars that DEA agents drive as company vehicles. There are numerous agencies that auction vehicles. Recently these vehicles and auctions have been consolidated under a single website. GovSales consolidates numerous government auctions under one roof. It is easy to search by product type as well as type of vehicle. It shows what state the vehicle is located in as well as any available information. Photos are sometimes available, but not always. It often provides links to other sites that have additional information
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!!
From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.
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