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.
The Proceeds of Crime Act now allows for a court to confiscate any goods that a person can not legally account for. There are many thousands of such court orders issued each year, and items that can not be returned to their legal owner are auctioned off at local auction houses all over the UK at Proceeds of Crime auctions as featured in the BBC documentary series Ill Gotten Gains. Police auctions are an established route used by regional police forces across the country to dispose of proceeds of crime, lost and found, seized, and unclaimed stolen and confiscated property.
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.
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!
Selling for Cities and Counties: POLICE EVIDENCE Over 500 Items of Assorted Police Evidence from Local Police Departments Consisting of: Tools, Jewelry, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Televisions, Cameras, Watches, Toys, Etc. COMPUTERS & OFFICE FURNITURE 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!
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
Large Gun Collection at Auction – Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns – including: Anderson Arms, Rock River Arms, Double Star, Savage, Browning, Remington, Stevens, Enfield, Norinco, Ithaca, JC Higgins, Fabricade Armas, Aero, Eagle Arms, Critical Capabilities, Bush Master, Ruger, Jennings, Sig Sauer, Armscor, Para Ordinance, Eaa Tanfoglio Witness Match, H&R, Bauer, Smith & Wesson, FEG, Thompson, Bersa, and More! (Note: Federal/State FFL Laws & Transfer Fees apply to this sale)
Cars at government and public auctions sell on visual inspection alone. So look at everything and look for telltale signs of repairs such as paint overspray, less than smooth sheet metal, puddles under the vehicle, scored brake discs, an uneven stance and a million other details. Use your nose, hands and legs, too. If a car smells musty or the carpeting is wet, run away.
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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.
2002 Ford Expedition, 2003 Buick Park Ave, 2001 Saturn Coupe, King Sleigh Bed, Furs, Giannini Guitar, Johnson Mandolin, Trombone, Heywood Wakefield, Maitland-Smith, Bob Timberlake, Biggs, Suter's, Statton, Broyhill, Leather Sectional Sofa, Samsung 55” TV, Art, Mirrors, Rugs, Patio Furniture, Wrought Iron Conversation Bench, Cast Iron Curved Bench, Antique Books, Barrister Bookcase, Christmas Décor, Lighting, Dolls, Toys & Games, and MUCH MORE!
GoodWill is a nonprofit organization that operates retail stores to raise money for people with disabilities or who otherwise need a helping hand. Its online auction site, ShopGoodwill, is a collaborative effort from GoodWill stores all across the United States and provides an impressive variety of all sorts of products, from cameras to tools to sports equipment.
Auction Maxx is a well-established auction site, which was founded in Canada in 2012. With over 10,000 registered users, sellers on Auction Maxx can reach a high volume of buyers. One of the key features of Auction Maxx which benefits sellers, is that the site is committed to constantly promoting the items for sale through a number of advertising channels, meaning items gain maximum exposure.
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.
Every month across the United States, thousands of vehicles are seized by different Government agencies (IRS, DEA, FBI) and Police departments and auctioned off to the public at incredible deals. Due to certain laws these vehicles are listed and sold at up to 95% OFF their original value. Many auctions start as low as $100. Government pre-owned/surplus vehicles are well maintained and are usually only 2-3 yrs old. We provide you with immediate access to 4,000+ updated auctions nationwide, NOT searchable elsewhere on the Internet and with guaranteed listings in every state. If you are looking for quality cheap cars then check out US government auctions today.
A Leading National E-Liquid Manufacturer & Retailer is selling assets excess to their ongoing needs, including: Small Bottle Liquid Manufacturing Equipment such as: Sorting/Feeding - Filling - Capping - Labeling, Steel Vats, plus Laminate Flooring (New-In-Box), Stainless & Other Restaurant Equipment, 6' Vertical Display Monitors, Office Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, Display Cases, and MORE!
I returned home wishing I had never gone to this auction, because as someone trying to get over his junky-vehicle hoarding tendencies, I’m not strong enough to handle this kind of temptation. Sure, many of these cars were junk, but they were dirt cheap. And since most were impounded for some sort of driving infraction, there’s a decent chance they move under their own power.
The Mission-Viejo, Calif.-based company was founded in 1999 by former police officers, who visualized a profitable Internet solution for a longstanding problem – what to do with recovered stolen goods that went unclaimed and were spilling out of police evidence rooms across the country. PropertyRoom.com now works with more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies. The roster includes police departments in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Albuquerque.
Other types of vehicles that might be found at a government auction are “seized” or “impounded”, which means they have been confiscated by a law enforcement agency for various reasons. Some have been taken from criminals who have used the vehicles in the conduct of their crimes. Others have simply been impounded for violations of motor vehicle laws. Still others are “unclaimed” or “abandoned” by owners.
The best bargains are usually on the older less-than-perfect vehicles that dealers don’t want to spend time and money on. Dealers go for the relatively late-model higher-priced vehicles. Since dealers want to make a profit by buying low and selling high, you might be able to pick up a good car by bidding slightly higher than a dealer is willing to pay. Or bid on older vehicles that dealers don’t want.
Payment methods. A government auction accepts many modes of payment from credit cards or bank checks to cash. It is recommended to ask the auctioneer about the modes of payment involved before the auction starts. Besides the bidding price of the car, an additional buyer's premium fee is added onto the total. This fee is normally 5 percent of the winning bid
Shopping for the perfect heavy duty pickup truck. Well look no further because this 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD will be going up for live auction this October 15th and you're invited to attend! This beastly extended cab vehicle has 4WD, a 6600 Duramax Diesel V8 Engine with an Allison 5 SPD Automatic transmission and about 100K miles. VIN: 1GCHK29124E173001 The starting bid will be $5,400 so be sure to register with us now if you'd like to learn more.
MadBid is a U.K.-based auction site. Selling itself on how buyers can enjoy an 89% discount on certain listings and being the “number 1 discount auction site on the internet”, MadBid certainly pulls in the buyers, which is great for anyone selling on the site. Asides discounts of up to 89% to entice sellers, other key features of MadBid include safe payment portals, benefiting both the seller and buyer, and support through phone, live chat and email. Though seller should be aware, only brand new, sealed products can be sold on MadBid, meaning second-hand goods can’t be listed.
Statton, Kindel, Ethan Allen, and Craftique Furniture, Porch Furniture, Books, Hummels, Glassware, Waterford Crystal, Steuben Glass, Swarovski Figures, Limoges Collectibles, Jewelry, Coins, Baseball Cards, Comic Books, Toys, Quilts, Electronics, Rugs, Lighting, China, Sterling, Pewter, Decoratives, Capri Accordion, Rattan Sunroom Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Holiday Decor, and 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!
Auction Ohio was founded in 1985 and conducts more than 1000 auctions every year. Sellers can list items in a broad range of auctions, ranging from real estate and antiques to office equipment and precious metals, and a whole host of other categories. Auction Ohio offers sellers the option of whether to sell their items from their own home or at an auction house. The site also handles all communications with buyers, including the collection of proceeds, which are then paid to the seller, minus commission and applicable fees.
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:
Large Bird Cages, Ethan Allen Fall Front Secretary, Slag Glass & Other Lighting, Authentic Models Balance Toys, Schwinn Tandem Bicycle, Lawn Decor, Rugs, Tools, Ladders, Refrigerators, Freezers, Railroad & Air War Emblem Books, Kitchenaid Mixer, Asian Nesting Tables & Decor, Cast Iron Door Stops, Sterling, Dressers, Chests, Patio Furniture, and MUCH MORE!
Don't get discouraged with your first auction. It takes a good sense of what a vehicle is worth, and the ability to think fast-plus some luck and common sense-to get a good deal. Watch the seasoned bidders at work to catch the gist of it. If you're a smart bidder, government auctions can be a good place to find an inexpensive second car or work truck. Just remember: any deal that seems to be too good to be true probably is!
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Crossville Studios of Tennessee has purchased 2 Colorado based wholesale Tile & Stone Distributors. This purchase and merger of companies has resulted in thousands of square feet of excess tile and stone inventory that must be liquidated. Public online auction will include large format porcelain tiles, natural stone tiles, decorative mosaics as well as 3cm thick slab material in man-made quartz, 3cm natural granite, marble, quartz and travertine slabs. All porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tile to be sold is first grade material.