These programs are meant to benefit taxpayers as a whole, but could they benefit you, the individual taxpayer? Can you bag a bargain at a government auction? "GSA's goal is to maximize return to the federal government," the GSA spokesperson said. So they're not giving this stuff away. In fact, the government sets "reserves" or minimums for the most valuable property it auctions off. But judging from a wide tour of current government auctions and bids, there are still opportunities to walk away with valuable goods for a great price. Here's a look at who's selling what, where, and for how much.
Over 80 Impounded Vehicles by the City of Aurora Police Department. Including Trucks, Cars, SUVs, 4x4s, Trailers, Much More! Please note that vehicles are subject to deletion from the auction. TERMS: Inspection is the day of auction from 8am to 10am. Visual inspections of the vehicles are recommended, there is NO starting the vehicles. There will be a list posted at the auction site on the auction day with the reason why each vehicle was impounded. Registration starts at 9am. A $50 ful...
Almost every day law enforcement agencies from all across the country seize a wide range of properties that are connected to criminal activities. After the property has been used as evidence for the criminal trial and has been processed, the government will no longer need to hold this property, those properties are auctioned off to raise the money for administrative works and development. Seized auction are also resulted due to custom seizures, tax seizures and criminal seizures. For instance, when a trafficker's or drug dealer's home is raided by the government authorities, their possessions are confiscated as a result of being obtained from illegal activities. When a person doesn't pay tax as well, his/her possessions such as real estate, jewelry and cars are also confiscated and they are auctioned off to meet the outstanding tax liability. Similarly people who smuggle into the country without paying any kind of import duty or the items people are failed to prove as theirs when returned from foreign countries are also seized by the government and placed in the auctions. 

A high end Seafood and Steakhouse has closed down their DTC location and all assets are to be sold at a public online auction. This auction to include: Refrigeration, Cooking and Heating, Groen Steam Kettle, Bar Back equipment, Mixer, Slicer, Chairs, Tables, Bar Stools, Espresso Machine, Patio Furniture, TVs, Ice Machine, Racks, Shelving, Stainless Steel Tables, Smallwares and Much More.
Age and nationality requirements. A bidding individual must be at least 18 years old to participate in government car sales. Unlike private auctions, which sometimes require a license to bid, a government car auction is generally open to the public. No special license is needed. However, in order to transact business with the federal government, a social security number or tax identification number is needed. If purchasing the vehicle for a company, then a Power of Attorney certificate is required
Selling police evidence and surplus computers and office equipment for Colorado Cities, Counties and Police Departments. Over 500 Items of Assorted Police Evidence from Local Police Departments Consisting of: Tools, Jewelry, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Televisions, Cameras, Watches, Toys, Etc. Surplus office equipment including: Computers, Printers, Office Copiers, Wood & Metal Desks, Bookcases, 2 & 4-Drawer File Cabinets, Lateral File Cabinets, Metal Shelving, Executive & Secretarial Chairs, Office Side Chairs, More!
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  
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!
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
"At a government auction it's, say, a county that has 30 or 40 police cruisers it needs to get rid of. And they want to sell all of it," Lang says. "All the vehicles have known histories—how they were maintained, used and fixed, and their mileage is virtually always honest. You'll know what you're getting." Still, you don't get to drive a car before you bid on it. So you'd better have a sharp eye. Make that a sharp, trained, cynical, wary, pessimistic and rabidly suspicious eye.

What an enjoyable experience! Will Farmer goes the extra mile to find unique collections, beautiful jewelry, quality furniture and amazing art. The auctions are always a fun experience and his experienced staff is exceptional. I was lucky enough to walk away with an entire bedroom set at an unbelievable price the last time I was there. The craftsmanship is something you can’t find at most furniture stores today. Everyone asks where I find my treasures. The secret is out… I love Farmer Auctions and I will never pay retail again!
2001 Ford V8 Triton Club Wagon, 2001 Chevy Suburban, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 2005 Honda Element, Troy-Bilt Riding Mower, PUG Utility Vehicle, Husqvarna Lawn Tractor, Craftsman & Other Woodworking Shop Tools, Sterling Silver, Fine Jewelry, Rolex Watches, Art, P. Buckley Moss, Baseball Memorabilia, Baseball Danbury Mint Figurines, Cooperstown Vintage Baseball Jerseys, Bats, Mitts, Men's Clothing, Washer And Dryer, Antique Oak Sideboard, Antique To Modern Furniture, Rugs, Mirrors, Lighting, Clocks, Spinet Desk, Sonora Victrola, Royal Doulton, Boehm, Porcelain, Dolls, China, Typewriters, Miniatures, and MUCH MORE!
Antique Furniture, Antique Tools, Antique Wagon, Art, Lighting, Collectibles, Dinnerware by John B. Taylor “Harvest”, Gubransan Piano, Wurlitzer Organ, Goodman HVAC Unit, Outdoor Furniture, Karastan Rugs, Vintage and Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Asian Themed Decor, Shekwan Mudware, Lawn & Garden, Concrete Yard Statues, Sporting Goods, Vintage Items, Musical Instruments, Fostoria Crystal, Depression Glass, Ceramics, 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…
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.

Cars at public auctions are often those that wouldn't sell at wholesale dealer auctions. Yes, some are flood vehicles, and Hurricane Irene should still be fresh in your mind. Some are cars quickly reconditioned in dealership shops to fill in slow periods when there's otherwise little work to be done. And many are just flat out junk. "A car that goes across the block at a public auction that isn't spewing smoke is often packed with thick racing oil to ensure it doesn't," Lang continues. "Everything at a public auction looks shiny, but shiny doesn't mean much about the quality of the car."
"There are two types of public auctions," explains Steven Lang, who runs a used car dealership in the Atlanta area and once owned a dealer auction (not open to the public). "There are government auctions and there are public auctions." Both are full of potential pitfalls. Here's a quick rundown on both and 10 tips for getting the most out of either. That is, if you dare to venture into the auction pit.
But the competition at county auctions is brutal and it's only getting stronger. "Taxi companies want the old cruisers to use as cabs," Lang says. "And often there are government employees who are going after a vehicle that they used on the job and grew fond of. A lot of the school buses and trucks get bought by brokers looking to ship them overseas to poorer countries that will use them for public transportation. These are guys who go to government auctions all the time, know what to pay and know a lemon when they see it. You won't be the only bargain hunter out there."
HUGE SALE: 1,000's & 1,000's of items: Array of Art, Bundles of Bedding, Cascades of Curtains, Dozens of Decoratives, Fountains of Fabrics, Loads of Lamps, Mountains of Mirrors, Plethora of Pictures, Piles of Pillows, Rooms of Rugs, Showers of Shades, Tons of Tables, Volumes of Valances, Creative Ceramics, Fabulous Frames, Fine Furniture, and So Much More! - You Gotta See It To Believe It!
Online auctions offer buyers and sellers of a wide variety of goods an enormous platform for trade. They offer buyers a virtual flea market, with an endless range of merchandise from around the world, and they give sellers a storefront from which to market everything from sports memorabilia to computer systems to millions of international buyers. It includes national retailers auctioning off excess inventory or services. But how do online auctions work?
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!!
Heard the promises of $100 retired military Jeeps and $500 luxury cars confiscated in drug raids? You've likely seen the newspaper ads, flyers and infomercials that were so popular in recent years as part of get-rich-quick schemes, promising to show us how to buy luxury automobiles at a small fraction of their real worth through government auctions.
U.S. Marshal's Service Auctions : And finally, the U.S. Marshal's service auctions off some true bling as part of its mission to "combat major criminal activity by disrupting and dismantling illegal enterprises" and "depriving criminals of the proceeds of illegal activity." Once again, there is real estate, but also businesses, cash cars, collectibles — and more.
Internet auctions typically last seven days, and operate like eBay auctions. Each listing links to the auction house website where bids can be placed. From that site, bidders are asked to register in order to bid on a vehicle. Live auctions are public auctions held at a specific date and location and are usually published in newspapers in addition to the online listing at GovSales.
2. There's no exchange or refund policy. In every good thing, there's always a catch. When it comes to used cars, you will be a little bit disappointed with its quality. To make things worse, you cannot actually return it right after you have purchased it. If you want to ensure that you will be able to truly maximize your money, double-check your desired car first. Have a mechanic or a car professional with you during inspection. His pieces of advice and comments will become invaluable.
This is about auctions where the cars are the most ordinary of ordinary vehicles: Ford Crown Victorias coming off six years of patrol duty with the county sheriff's department. Toyota Tercels with so much mileage that their odometers have worn off the printed numerals. Plain sedans, base model pickups and early '90s Pontiac Firebirds confiscated in drug stings. Cars you can get cheap—maybe. 

If you run into a problem, try to work it out directly with the buyer or seller or with the auction website. If that does not work, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by calling toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or visiting the FTC's website. Although the Commission cannot resolve individual problems for consumers, it can act against a company if it sees a pattern of possible law violations. You also may want to contact your state Attorney General or your local consumer protection office.
B’s Auto Inc. has been loyally serving their customers for over 31 years. After losing their lease they are closing their doors and offering their assets at online public auction. Including: Hunter WA330 Hawkeye Alignment Machine, Forward 4-Post 12,000Lb Lift, Forward 9,000Lb Lift, (2) Forward 7,000Lb Lifts, Rotary 7,000Lb Lift, SnapOn MT3750 Digital AVR Starting & Charging System Tester, Tire Balancer, Tire Changer, A/C Machines, Brake Lathe, Air Compressor, Used Oil Tank, Parts Washers, Oil Dispensing System, Pickup Truck, Automotive Equipment, Inventory, Shop Equipment, Office Equipment and More!
30 Year Art Collection including: Framed Art by Erte, Alvar, Delarue, Dennis Mukai, Leroy Neiman, JJ Tissot, and more – Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Acrylics, Lucite and Bronze Sculptures by Erte, Frederick Hart, and Neiman – Markus Pierson "Moonlight Tango" Carved Wood Sculpture - Professionally Preserved Vintage Liquor Posters by Jean D’Ylen, Bouchet, and Robys – Neon “Cocktails” Sign – Advertising Posters, Furniture, Tools, Collectibles, Pottery, and MUCH MORE!
We will be auctioning LIVE @ 10:30 AM approx. 80 vehicles for the City of Norfolk Police, Towing & Recovery. City of Norfolk Auction Rules for Prospective BuyersPre-registration begins at 9:30AM, gates open at 10:00AM, and bidding starts at 10:30AM. There is a $100.00 (CASH) deposit registration that is fully refundable at the end of the auction (with bidder   [ View Full Listing ]

I. agree completely. Not only that, if you ever visited a Goodwill Store, you may have noticed that there are no longer any Name Brand or quality merchandise available for sale. Instead they have pulled all Name Brand or more expensive items and now list these types of items ONLY on their auction site that has serious issues with listings, buyer protection and seller follow through. For a company making millions you’ d think they would let their store customers find some great products and deals, too. But you can’t because they’re all on the auction site and you have to take a chance of ever receiving your item or getting a refund, which of course, you will be on own attempting to either!


First of all Police Auctions is NOT related in any way to real police auctions. Their name is fraudulent. Their items are 100% fake as we know now. Their 'business' will be shut down very soon, we'll make sure to contribute to that. We ordered four items including one with 19 diamonds. Upon arrival, all 19 diamonds were invisible to the human eye! Worse, we examined them under a magnifying glass, and they were crude, terrible fakes. Worse still, 5 were missing completely, with holes where the fakes had been. The items were all absolutely terrible, shoddy ripoff material, with no weight to them. The auctions are being bidded on by robots, that is now very clear. The same item get auctioned, because they are NOT the items in the photos. Their confused, deceptive policy can't sugarcoat the fraud that they are committing in selling phony bidded, bait and switch, fake material, and outright missing content items. Make sure you get a refund with all your involved institutions. Beware to all who enter.
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