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.
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.

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


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.)
THIS AUCTION ENDS 5 ITEMS PER MINUTE - BE SURE TO UTILIZE THE MAX BID FEATURE SO YOU DON'T MISS ANYTHING! ... DON’T MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE STUNNING EQUIPMENT IN OUR Subway Sub Shop, Motorola Government Surplus & Roma Frozen Pizza Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features a 2009 Duke Sandwich Prep Line, 2018 Autofry Greaseless Fryer, Norlake 6’x6’x6’ Walk In Cooler Box,   [ View Full Listing ]

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
The 18 City of Los Angeles Official Police Garages (OPGs) hold Lien Sales Auctions. The auctions are open to the public. All vehicles are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" and with all faults. Seller makes no warranty or refunds. Vehicles are sold in an open competitive bid auction. The highest bidder is the buyer. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or stop the sale of a vehicle. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer's decision will be final.
Government Auction Websites There are a number of primary website used by police to sell seized or lost and found items. bumblebeeauctions.co.uk acts effectively as a shop front the police force and local authorities which can use to dispose of various types of property. It is an official police website used by various forces across the country. Users bid on items in the same way as they would on sites such as eBay.co.uk.
This is a factory return office furniture, equipment and cleaning supply overstock auction. Some of the items are scratch & dent or not working. This auction includes, desks, chairs, bookcases, file cabinets, paper, office supplies, break-room supplies, cleaning supplies, and more! Take a look at our inspection dates and times so you can come view the items for yourself.
Dealers Auto Auction of Mobile is pleased to announce that Bama Bob’s BBQ will be back by popular demand at our next public auction on Monday night, March 11th. Uncle Sam is signing those tax checks and we have the cars, trucks and SUVS you need!! Admission is FREE at our public auctions, but you must be 18 years of age to attend, and there will be a refundable $200 deposit to bid on...
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:

Final auction catalog is posted now (Accessed Via Button to the Right.) Auction will include Motor Graders, Wheel Loaders, Hyd. Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders, Tractor/Loaders, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Street Sweepers, Truck Tractors, Bucket Trucks, Flatbed Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Utility Trucks, Trailers, Storage Containers, Attachments, & Much More! Bidding will be live in person and simulcast live online.
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Pickup trucks, service trucks, bucket trucks, digger derricks, SUVs, ATVs, cars, trailers, forklifts, cranes, construction equipment and more are selling at public auction in Concord, North Carolina (Charlotte area). Click Here To See The Equipment J.J. Kane Associates Inc. 7499 – Joseph Kane – 7476, Robert Haag – 6636 & Michael Whitebread 7494    [ View Full Listing ] 

Dealers Auto Auction of Memphis is stocked and ready for the tax time rush! Join us in the lanes this Thursday morning with in-ops kicking off at 8:00 am and Fleet/Lease gearing up at 9:00 am! The Element Loyalty program is offering pay-outs through the entire month of March, and don’t forget… you can use the transportation assistance on all new purchases! Get ready for some FREE...
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.
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.
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 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.
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