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.
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 ]
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Heavy Construction Equipment, Semi, Truck and Trailer Consignment Auction Friday, March 8th, 2019 8:00 a.m. Sharp Accepting Consignments Until Noon on Saturday, March 2ndPartial Listing - See Our Website for UpdatesExcavators: Cat 315LDozers: '00 Cat D6MXL, '95 JD 550G, '86 Cat D10Wheel Loaders: Cat 950Cranes: '94 Terrex LCD180Skid [ 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 ]
Hope your new year is off to a good start! This is our regular March Auction!We will once again have a great assortment of bank and lending institution items, along with farm, ranch and estate sell-outs, dealer surplus and many, many great consignments! As always, we will start at 9:00 am on a trailer loaded with assorted items from tools, to antique farm items to the unexpected! At [ View Full Listing ]
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.