“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.”
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.
The following link will take you to the sale list for the next abandoned & confiscated vehicle auction. Be advised that some of these vehicles will not be present on the day of sale, as owners/lien holders will have reclaimed the vehicles. You must be present at the sale preview to know what remaining vehicles will be offered and to view vehicle conditions.
eCRATER is one of the smallest online auction sites, but the seller verification policies make it very appealing, especially if you’re just getting started. The site charges no monthly subscription fees or a seller verification fee. In addition, you don't pay a final value fee on items you've sold, unless the item was sold through the main marketplace. Even then, the fee is just 2.9 percent of the sale, a significantly lower percentage than sites like eBay. With fewer upfront fees, it's easy to get started auctioning off items. However, eCRATER has some significant limitations for full-time sellers. For starters, the site only has about 65,000 users, so the total number of eyeballs you get on items is not going to compete with larger auction sites. Secondly, you can't sell and ship anywhere outside the U.S. And finally, eCRATER doesn't support HTML or other coding, and this limits your ability to customize your store to fit your brand, limiting your growth as a seller.
Interest in these auctions has boomed as the economy stays stagnated and credit rules have tightened. Buyers who formerly could qualify for auto loans on new or solid used cars now find they need to shop with cash. But the United States is a country built around the automobile, and it's a lot easier to get a job if you have a car to drive to the interview, so for many people car auctions are a way to fill the need.
GovDeals is the official portal to government auctions, which range from land to computers to cars. The site's categories include surplus and confiscated items from various government agencies. The rules and regulations vary depending on the participating agency, and you deal directly with the agency after you are awarded your bid. The deals are great, but be sure to inquire about packaging and shipping of an item before you place your bid because most sellers do not ship, pack or palletize. You may be responsible for picking it up or paying someone to transport it.
Jim Meisman (owner) of Meisman has passed away and is selling everything at public auction. Meisman Trucking has been in business for over forty years and the auction will include: Kenworth W900L Truck Tractor w/ Cat C-16, Rock End Dump Trailers, Belly Dump, Equipment Trailers, Vehicles, Shop Equipment, Tools, Attachments, Truck Parts, Much 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.
Across the state, people are looking for new ways to make money and have fun doing it. Now, buying and selling storage lockers has never been more convenient with our online auctions. In addition to a seamless platform, storage treasures at auctions add to the thrill of the bid. Whether you're a seasoned buyer thinking outside the box or an owner trying to free up space, StorageAuctions.com lets you do it all.
Baseball signed by Ted Williams, Collectible Baseball Cards, Cobalt Glass Collection, Vintage Maple Bedroom Set, Antique Corner Cupboards, Oil Lamps, Vintage Bottles, Oak Pedestal Dining Table with 4 Pressed Back Chairs, Tiffany Style Lamp, Art, Lamps & Lighting, Stage Lighting Frames, Sofas, Chairs, Holiday Decor, Hand Knotted Rugs, Antique Oak Bench, and MUCH MORE!
Bidding. Get some information about the type of bidding that normally occurs at these auctions. Feel free to ask the consultant about the expected price of a particular vehicle. When the auction starts, raise your hand and registration number card high in the air so the auctioneer can see you. Bids can be in increments of $100, $250 or even $500. This will be up to the auctioneer's discretion. Before bidding, remember that once a bid is made it cannot be withdrawn. Once the bid is won then the bid cards must be immediately filled out and signed. If this is not done then the vehicle can be re-offered. The government can reject any bid
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.