As we’ve already mentioned, there are always some risks in buying at government or repo car auctions. However, you can significantly lower your risks by knowing what you’re doing, knowing about the car(s) you want, researching your pricing, and understanding how the auction process works. Auctions typically move very fast, so you should attend a few just to learn the pace and bidding techniques.
The first way to find these auctions is to do the legwork yourself. Contact your local federal, state, county, and local government agencies to determine if they have auctions, where they are, and on what schedule. Contact banks and financial institutions for their auctions, if they have them. Contact national and local auction companies who handle auctions for government agencies.
Widdicomb Coffee Table, Yamaha Golf Cart, Gold & Silver Jewelry, Tomahawk Chipper Shredder, Craftsman Table Saw, Troy-Bilt Mini Tiller, Toro Lawn Mower & More Tools, New Mattresses, Golden Mobility Scooter, Dyson Vacuums, Vintage Histology Slides, Tom Clark Gnomes, New Malouf Pillows & Mattress Protectors, Antique Coffee Mills, Muffy Vanderbear Items, Singer Treadle Base Sewing Machine, Doll House, Chests, Dressers, Chairs, Mirrors, Art, Vintage Toys, Bicycles and MUCH MORE!
My first mentors were two auctioneers named Bobby and Ricky Munter. We called them "The Mumbling Brothers," in honor of their "HA-MA-NA! HA-MA-NA!" auction chant. Ricky gave me the opportunity to auction off a few reruns -- cars that didn't sell the first time they went through the block. Theoretically there would be less pressure for a new guy like me. Except for one thing…
Internet auctions are like giant online flea markets. Sellers may offer one item at a time or multiple lots of the same item. In theory, online auctions run much like local auctions, but behind the scenes, there is ongoing data collection. Just like local auctions, there are sellers and bidders and winners and losers. Winners are expected to pay for what they bid on at the conclusion of the auction. But that is where the similarities between online and local auctions end.
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!!
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!
Antique Furniture, Complete Bedroom Sets, Many Collectibles Including Department 56, Vintage Toys Including Tonka, Raggedy Ann, and more, Formal Dresses, Name Brands Like Michael Kors, Ivanka Trump, Levis and more. Pre-Lit 7ft Christmas Tree, Fishing Lures, Power Stations, Griswold Cast Iron. Lots of Christmas Decor. Many Unique and Discontinued Pieces, and MUCH MORE!
Private sources. In addition to these free government sites, you can use private sites. These sites provide information about federal and local government auctions. Gov-Auctions gives you access to both federal and state auctions. The sites charge a one-time fee of $39.00 for access to their information. Having all auctions on one site can be helpful. If you are launching a serious car search or buy auction cars on a frequent basis, paying to use this site might make financial sense
I sold a nine-year-old Subaru to myself because no one else at the auction would bid on it. It had no battery and no paint, either. Hell, it wouldn't even shift out of park. I got lucky, though. I bought a $40 battery to get it started and a $40 shift-lock override mechanism so I could get it into gear. Amazingly, that Subaru was a fine car. Ugly as sin, but fine. I put it straight on eBay, where it sold for $1,576.00 to a rally coordinator for Subaru who flew to Atlanta, drove it back, and kept it for another 50,000 miles.
4. You can't own the car immediately. Unlike when you're shopping for cars from private dealers, with government auction, you still have to wait for at least two weeks before you can possess what you've bought. It may even take longer if there are some problems with your requirements. Hence, it's best if you can have a car professional with you, someone who can offer you advice on the probable requirements that you may have to present.
All purchases must be removed at buyer’s expense and responsibility on January 24th & 25th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the auction location in Longmont. If items are not removed by 3:00pm on Friday, January 25th, a $25 fee will be charged. All items not picked up by the removal deadline are considered abandoned and bidders may not have access to said items or be permitted to participate in future auctions. We schedule our crews based on these dates so if you're unable to pick up within these time frames please do not bid.
If you are unable to claim your property, you may designate another person to the claim the property for you. In this case, you must provide your agent with a notarized letter authorizing that person to claim your property for you. The agent must present the notarized letter and proper photo identification to the evidence personnel in order for the property to be released.
eBIDLOCAL and PANACHE ESTATE SALES are conducting the sale of a well-known regional artist and co-founder of the Uptown Art Gallery, Emma Lou Martin, who has downsized and is selling her sizable collection of mixed media art - everything from her VFMA Faberge Egg collection “spoof” series to Virginia, Richmond, and European landscapes and botanical works in oil, watercolor, pastels, prisma color, collage, photography, constructions, and more! All this in addition to wonderful household contents from the family home in the Westham area. Now is your opportunity to own an original by Emma Lou Martin, as well as works by other artists!
State Fleet Management will hold another Vehicle Auction on March 7, 2019 at the North Campus location, 1001 E. 62nd Avenue, Denver. The sealed-bid auctions are open to the public for accident, drivable, and non-drivable vehicles that need to be moved out of the fleet. Click here for sample sealed-bid sheet. On-site auctions are held approximately every 3-6 months depending on the amount of inventory, as well as selling other vehicles weekly on a year-round auction site, www.colo-auto-sales.com.
2004 Kubota M5700 Tractor with LA1002 4-in-1 Front Loader Bucket, and Other Attachments, 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 4x4 Diesel Truck with Snowplow, Hallmark 24’ Enclosed Dual Axle Trailer, Honda FourTrax 300 4x4 ATV with Plow, 1994 & 1998 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4 Pickup Trucks, 25’ Pursuit 2560 Fishing Boat with Cabin and New 454 Motor, Shotguns & Rifles (Remington 1100, Mossberg 500A, Savage 245E, Browning 30.06), Fishing Equipment & Supplies and Shot Molds, Power & Hand Tools, Parts Bins, Nuts & Bolts, Boating & Marine Supplies, Nautical Décor, and MUCH MORE!
As the action at public auctions has grown hotter, the cars have grown shadier. "I've personally seen cars with over 300,000 miles on their clocks rolled back to 120,000 and sold as 'Miles Exempt' meaning no guarantee of mileage," he says. "Most of the cars at a public auction are the worst trade-ins or very rough repos." And as in a government auction, you can't drive a public auction vehicle before you bid on it.
We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.