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.
Police auctions tend to conjure up images of beat up cars confiscated from drug dealers and mint condition police cruisers that—for one reason or another—never saw service. The reality lies somewhere in the middle, and there are some good deals to be had so long as you're careful, and absolutely sure about what you're doing. Let this list be your insurance.
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.
View past Colorado auctions to learn more about the bidding process and our high quality new and used bidding items. Brows examples of live and online auctions including heavy equipment auctions, trucks and trailer auctions, industrial manufacturing auctions, government and municipal auctions, restaurant auctions, real estate auctions, office equipment auctions and electronics auctions.
Obtaining property through a government auction can often be very beneficial for the buyer. However, there can be many legal issues involved that must be approached carefully. You may need to hire a real estate lawyer for assistance when participating in a seized property auction. Your attorney can provide representation and can help represent you in court if you need to attend court hearings.
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 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.
Sunrise Café a Denver breakfast, lunch and brunch staple of the Lakeside Neighborhood has closed its doors. The building was sold to be remodeled as an Orthodontist Office. All Restaurant Assets will be sold at public online auction. Auction to include: Imperial Range with 6 burners and Griddle, Griddle, Cheese Melter, Fryer, Imperial Char-broiler, 5 Bay Steam Table, Hobart Slicer, Hobart Mixer, Exhaust Hood, Walk in Refrigerator and Freezer, Reach in Refrigeration, Sandwich Top Prep Tables, Ice Cream Freezer, Ice maker, Double Rack Hi Temp Dishwasher, Butcher Top Prep Table, Stainless Steel Prep Tables, Dining Tables, Booth Package, Dining Chairs, Shelving and Small wares.
Eastway Wrecker auctions North Carolina DWI Seized Vehicles, NCDOR Seized Property, and MORE!! DWI seized vehicle proceeds benefit local school board agencies. Preview of vehicles is 8:00AM-10:00AM the morning of the auction. Auction begins at 10:00AM. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET A GREAT DEAL ON A GREAT CAR!!! We look forward to seeing you!NCAF #9063 NCAL #9164 NCAL #9169    [ View Full Listing ]
Eastway Wrecker auctions North Carolina DWI Seized Vehicles, NCDOR Seized Property, and MORE!! DWI seized vehicle proceeds benefit local school board agencies. Preview of vehicles is 8:00AM-10:00AM the morning of the auction. Auction begins at 10:00AM. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET A GREAT DEAL ON A GREAT CAR!!! We look forward to seeing you!NCAF #9063 NCAL #9164 NCAL #9169    [ View Full Listing ]

View past Colorado auctions to learn more about the bidding process and our high quality new and used bidding items. Brows examples of live and online auctions including heavy equipment auctions, trucks and trailer auctions, industrial manufacturing auctions, government and municipal auctions, restaurant auctions, real estate auctions, office equipment auctions and electronics auctions.
As you browse the government auction sites above, you'll notice some link you to additional sites run by private contractors. These contractors have legitimate relationships with the government, but bidder beware: other private companies will try to make their auctions seem like government auctions as a marketing ploy. Always start with the legitimate links provided by the government itself. Good luck!

The following link will take you to the sale list for the next abandoned & confiscated vehicle auction. Be advised that some of these vehicles will not be present on the day of sale, as owners/lien holders will have reclaimed the vehicles. You must be present at the sale preview to know what remaining vehicles will be offered and to view vehicle conditions.


If it looks too good to be true, chances are it is, and there’s a simple reason why. While bodywork is expensive, it pales in comparison to the kind of profit a car will turn if a high-bidding buyer doesn’t notice it. A thorough pre-bid inspection should hopefully illuminate any issues prior to putting down your money. For more info on what shoddy bodywork can hide, don’t forget to read our write-up on nine ways you can tell if a car has been in a wreck.
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