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Check out our first auction deal of the day for this 1989 IHC truck, model EMW2000WT. This tanker truck has a 2000 gallon capacity and features the following: diesel fuel tank, Navistar 6 cylinder engine with 4x6 wheel drive, air conditioning, and just 4,348 miles. It weighs approximately 19,360 pounds and measures 8 feet 2 inches in height. VIN# 1HTSHZ4R8LH203869. This vehicle looks to be in good condition but needs some work. The following may need repairs: brakes, airline, battery, front right shock, etc. The current bid for this item is just $2,000 with 1 bid placed. Want to learn more about this ongoing online auction? Well if you, so simply click here to register with us now. Auction ends on May 14th, 2009.
Pay and pickup. Generally, for transactions of $5000 or less, the full payment is due by the end of the day of sale, whereas for higher sale amounts a large-sum deposit might be required. Payment policies should have been outlined at the time of registration, but contact the auction company for more information. Most vehicles will be released on the day of sale, but in some cases a background check of the buyer will be required to be sure they are not the former owner buying the car back.
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:
Wholesale Heaven is what we call the magical place where millions of cars go to die, at least temporarily. They had bad transmissions, suspension systems that cost more to fix than the car was worth, rust, abuse, and neglect. I saw countless examples of what not to buy because of mechanical issues -- including over three hundred Chryslers with defective six-cylinder engines that would promptly go kaput right after the warranty expired.
Additional government sites. There are a few additional sites that can provide tips on government auctions. Guide to Federal Auctions gives a rundown of the various agencies. It provides information about what they sell as well as the departments' websites. GSA supplies information about auction sources. Auctions can be searched by state or auction house