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."
The bidding started out fairly tame. Individuals there bought a beat up Impala for $525, a Chevy Astro van for $425, and the shittiest Chrysler PT Cruiser I have ever seen for $300. As for the awesome Ford Escort wagon? Well, it didn’t do so hot, in part, Kevin told me, because it’s so light and has low scrap value, and because parts are in low demand:

Musick Auction is a full service auction dedicated in providing the best auction experience. We are a market place where we bring the buyers and sellers together to shop and sell without leaving the comfort of their own home. We don’t limit our customers to only online; we provide an exceptional live auction in our 20,000 sq. foot state of the art facility. Musick Auction is the leader in our industry boasting over 40 years’ experience. We specialize in business liquidations, private estates, municipality assets, and commercial equipment. Our auctions average thousands of new and returning bidders each week. With our large exposure and vast bidder activity this ensures our performance well above market averages week after week.

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:


Kubota Riding Lawn Mower, Zero Turn John Deere Mower, Chrome Corvette Wheels, Discovery Telescope, Anti Gravity Chairs, Furniture by Bassett; Schnadig; Flexsteel; Broyhill; Lexington; La-Z-Boy; Lane and more, Karastan Rugs, Framed Art, Lawn & Patio Furniture, Madame Alexander Dolls, American Girl Accessories, AMF Pool Table, Electronic Dart Board, Charbroil Gas Grill, Maytag, Stainless Fridge, Yamaha Keyboard, Electronics, Flat Screen TVs, Jewelry, Cookware, Lighting, Decorative, Holiday Décor, and MUCH MORE!
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!
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!
Antique Furniture, Fine Paintings and Prints, Tiffany & Co. Silver and Silver Plate, Warren McCarthur Chairs, Duck Decoys and Prints, Ducks Unlimited Collectibles, Large Stamp Collection, Large Coin Collection, Stetson Hat, Decorator Plates, Flatware, Sterling, Bicycles, Garden Statuary, Ceramics and Porcelain, Crystal and Brass, Sports Memorabilia, Old Books, Ephemera, and MUCH MORE!

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.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd 12:07 pm Bidding closes on the first item at 11:07 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: Friday, March 15th 9am to 2pm  INSPECT:   [ View Full Listing ]
SalvageSale is a popular online auction site for the sale of equipment, transportation, materials and consumer goods. Sellers have to register for an account and then list their item in an auction. With more than 150,000 registered buyers and having processed over three million bids, SalvageSale is an effective platform for selling transportation and equipment goods.
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.

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.

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.


Auction includes over 1,000 items from State and Federal agencies, abandoned safe deposit boxes, unredeemed pledged assets from various Financial Institutions, several business inventory liquidations, several estates and other consignors. Auction will feature collectible coins & currency, rare art, fine jewelry, luxury watches, sports memorabilia, rugs, electronics, all types of collectibles & much more! 

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!
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.
Tiffany Mantle Clock, Fine Jewelry incl. Hearts On Fire Diamonds, Coins & Currency - US & Foreign, Russian Art, incl. Lacquer Boxes & Brooches, Faberge style Enamel Eggs (small, medium, large, some very elaborate!), Russian Nesting Dolls, Icons, Tiffany, Silver, Sterling Repousse, Pewter, Porcelain & Pottery incl. American Frankoma Green, Japanese Imari, English Transferware, Germany/Bavarian, Belleek, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Toby Mugs, Masons, Majolica, Wedgwood, Spode, Staffordshire, Rosenthal, Collectors Plates, Parzinger signed Art Prints, Art Glass, Cut/Etched Crystal, vintage Sandwich & Pressed Glassware, Costume Jewelry, Quilts, Baseball Cards, & much more...
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.
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?

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
After 40 years in Business on the corner of Buchtel Blvd and South Pearl Street, Buchtel Motors will be closing and selling their remaining assets at public Auction. Auction will include, (2) Vehicles, Western 9,000 lb 2-Post Lift, (2) Rotary 7,000 lb 2- Post Lifts, Rotary 9,000 Lb Inground Smart Lift, Hunter Tire Changer, Hunter Wheel Balancer, Ammco Brake Lathe, Shops tools and Equipment, Storage Cabinets and Work Benches, Porcelain Automotive Signs, Office equipment, Ipads and assorted inventory.
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.

PICKUP: Wed – 09/30/15 1pm-7pm – please call Christine-571-989-2430-to make alternate pickup arrangements if needed - Bring packing materials and help to move heavy/large items. Payment collected at time of pickup - cash, credit cards & approved local checks accepted. (No Exceptions! Don't bid if you can't pick up in accord with this schedule. Shippers must also pick up per schedule. No refunds/credits for non-pickup, & removal/storage charges may apply!)
APPOINTMENTS: Property is released by appointment only beginning December 1, 2017. There is no charge to sign up on Eventbrite. Our switch to a reservation system better serves our community with shorter wait times. Be sure keep track of your appointment time confirmation emailed to you. We recommend that you print this out or have it available on a mobile device. The time you have reserved is on the lower half of the ticket. We cannot take residents for a time in which you have not been scheduled.
Shpock is a “boot sale” app and is the abbreviation of ‘SHop in your POCKet’. The platform was launched by two Austrian entrepreneurs. It encourages sellers to list unwanted but ‘beautiful things’ to buyers in their local area. Shpock is easy to users, sellers simply have to upload photos of an item with a description, then watch the bids roll in. Items can either be collected in person or shipped.
What tipped me off was an inadequate response when I tried to track an expensive purchase - either the link or the tracking number was bad but I kept getting the same canned responses from customer "support." Phone calls went to voicemail. When I threatened to report them for credit card fraud they responded IMMEDIATELY, but the response was still inadequate.
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Agencies regularly sell their government surplus items through our public auctions, where anyone can buy them, direct from the owners. These government surplus sales typically include used cars, pickup trucks, police cruisers, ambulances, fire & rescue trucks, trash & recycling trucks, tools and more! Your local agencies replace their fleet vehicles and equipment on a regular schedule, and our GOV EXCHANGE auctions are a great way to purchase used vehicles and equipment, at a discount. It’s easy to find items near you by using the filters on the left of this page to select the items’ location. Bid in our government auctions and get the things you need. Have questions about an item? Use the “request more information” button on the item’s detail page and we will respond.
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.
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