Several different federal agencies hold government auctions. The General Services Administration is the granddaddy of them all, because it sells on behalf of other departments. When a federal agency no longer needs something — say, a pickup truck — it reports the truck to GSA, which first offers it to other federal agencies and then to state and local governments or nonprofits. If nobody claims the truck, then the GSA auctions it off to the public, and you get your chance at it. 

From our early days as an online police auction site, there was one piece of property & evidence that we did not touch – firearms. However, recently for many states and jurisdictions it has become a requirement, and even mandated, for law enforcement agencies to auction off their seized, forfeited and unclaimed firearms just as they do with other parts of the property and evidence room.
Treasury Department Auctions:  The other agency very active in holding auctions is the Treasury Department, with roughly 300 sales per year. Treasury often offers in-person previews in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Treasury auctions off "property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes," according to its website. There are many categories of goods, including concrete items like antiques and coins but also less tangible property like stocks and patents.
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Here's a great deal we came across for all you guys out there looking for a truck. Going up for live auction on February 23rd, 2010 in Reno, Nevada is this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. This 4 door extended cab truck is in like new condition and comes with power steering, power brakes, power windows and door locks, AM/FM radio with CD player, camper shell, and just 17,250 miles. VIN 2GCEC19C481230981. Not only does this vehicle have exceptionally low miles but it's in amazing condition both inside and out. The starting bid for it will be just $11,400 so if you'd like to find out more about this upcoming auction then activate your 3 day free trial right now!

“We usually send [PropertyRoom] our jewelry - since they appraise it - and things like high-end Coach purses,” said Robin Neal, property officer with the Fremont, Calif., police department. “My experience of them is that they are very honest with the condition of the item they put online. We have also had officers who work for our department utilize the site for purchase and were very happy with it.”
This BEAUTIFUL, Custom Built Powhatan Home sits on over 10 acres of peaceful wooded property. This 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home is 4,233 Sq. Ft. and boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first level and 10 foot ceilings. The large glass doors and windows throughout this home offer plenty of natural light in each room. The Living room is complete with built in cabinets and a cozy fireplace. Off the Living room, you will find the screened in porch and a paved patio with built-in gas grill, overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard that's perfect for entertaining. The property also includes an incredible, detached, 2-story workshop, that is heated and cooled, with a Workshop & Storage on the 1st floor with full bath and a hobby room or rec room on the 2nd floor. Your Fenced, Raised Garden Bed awaits you for fresh fruits and vegetables all year! Additional Upgrades Include - Conditioned Crawl Space, 2 Deep Wells with Whole House Water Filtration System & Automatic Patio Awning. Irrigation system installed to allow for a pool. Located 20 minutes from Rt.60 & Westchester Commons & 2 minutes from Skippers Creek Vineyard! Floor Plans in Pictures. Priced to sell!
All vehicle types, makes, and models are sold at such auctions – SUVs, coupes, sedans, vans, minivans, even convertibles. Obviously, these government agencies institutions are hoping to get as much money as possible for their goods. But good bargains and cheap cars can be had. Otherwise, the auctions wouldn’t be as popular as they are and no one would participate.
All purchases must be removed at buyers expense and responsibility on February 10th from 2:30pm - 4:45pm or February 13th from 8:15am - 4:45pm. Individuals picking up after this date may incur a late removal fee or may not 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.
Furniture, Household, Collectibles, Clothing, Electronics, Lighting, Holiday Décor, Depression Glass, Furs, Art, Vintage Quilts, Winchester Rifle, Antiques, Power Tools, Lawn & Garden Equipment and Statuaries, Outdoor Furniture, Plants, Small Appliances, Designer Purses, Rugs, China, Glassware, Wedgwood, Jewelry, Clocks, and so MUCH MORE!! For Preview or Removal questions please call Debi at 804-837-0216
To bid, you'll mostly need to go to an auction house on the day and bid in person. However, some auction houses now offer live internet or telephone bidding. You'll have to register to bid with the auction house, whether you're bidding in person or not. You should be able to find out when the next police auction will be held by visiting the auction house's website.
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. 
Unless the government will be able to find good use of these cars, they are often sold to the public. Otherwise, they're not only going to keep inventory but they have to spend for their maintenance. Though government car auctions may spell boon for people who have been dying to possess their very own luxury car, there are also disadvantages that you need to consider:
Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Polk Audio Speakers, Electronics, Fashion Jewelry, Area Rugs, Huge Collection of Longaberger Baskets; Pottery; Glassware; and Fabric Accessories, Vera Bradley & Coach Handbags, Yamaha Clarinet, Origami Owl, Dansko Shoes, Baking Molds & Supplies, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Cellular Blinds, New Linens, Dining Room Table and Chairs, New Luggage/Back Packs, and MUCH MORE!
Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Polk Audio Speakers, Electronics, Fashion Jewelry, Area Rugs, Huge Collection of Longaberger Baskets; Pottery; Glassware; and Fabric Accessories, Vera Bradley & Coach Handbags, Yamaha Clarinet, Origami Owl, Dansko Shoes, Baking Molds & Supplies, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Cellular Blinds, New Linens, Dining Room Table and Chairs, New Luggage/Back Packs, and MUCH MORE!

Treasury Department Auctions:  The other agency very active in holding auctions is the Treasury Department, with roughly 300 sales per year. Treasury often offers in-person previews in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Treasury auctions off "property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes," according to its website. There are many categories of goods, including concrete items like antiques and coins but also less tangible property like stocks and patents.
Lots at police auctions range from brand new or graded from A down in used condition, or goods may be slightly marked. A good example would be high quality white goods. All items listed in any police auction are available for viewing and inspection prior to the sale. Faulty or damaged goods should be clearly marked, and faults are outlined by the auctioneer during the auction.
Mauka Frozen yogurt is a small town yogurt shop in Basalt, Colorado. The owner has decided to close down operations and sell assets via public online auction. This auction includes very nicely maintained equipment: (6) Taylor C723-33 Soft Serve Twin Twist Machines, True 2-Door Stainless Steel Freezer, True 3-Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Industrial Waffle Iron, Stainless Steel Table, Assorted pans and Disposables.
Hand Carved Canes from the 1800's, Bessie Pease Guttman, Knitting Machine, Ping Pong Table, KitchenAid, Washer/Dryer, Limoges, Wedgwood, Fenton Glass, WWII books, Knitting Yarn, Thorens Music Boxes, Jigsaw Puzzles, Vintage Adding Machine, Bose, Ping Pong Table, Pipes, Books, Antiques, 4 Poster Bed, Organ, Murano, Thorens Music Box, Knitting Machine, Yarn, Guns, and MUCH MORE!
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