"There are two types of public auctions," explains Steven Lang, who runs a used car dealership in the Atlanta area and once owned a dealer auction (not open to the public). "There are government auctions and there are public auctions." Both are full of potential pitfalls. Here's a quick rundown on both and 10 tips for getting the most out of either. That is, if you dare to venture into the auction pit.

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If there’s a “catch” to government car auctions, it’s that there’s competition in the bidding. If the car you want is popular and in great condition, you can expect other people, including used-car dealers, to be just as interested in it as you are. Competition and heavy bidding will drive auction prices up — sometimes beyond the real value of the vehicle. Don’t get caught up in the frenzy and overpay. Set a spending limit on each car you’re interested in.
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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."
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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.
1. You're not used to the process. It may sound like an ordinary auction, but it's not. There are rules that need to be followed, plus the fact that you're practically dealing with the government. Your fear and awkwardness can definitely affect your bidding decision. To ensure that you will be able to bid properly, get yourself comfortable not only with the auction procedures but also with the people around you. They normally have practice auctions. It's ideal if you can attend at least one of them. You may also try to observe real government auctions and take note of how veterans bid for these cars.
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:
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Local Non-profit organization focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math youth education via participation in Competition Robotics programs is liquidating excess assets in public online auction. Machines, tools, computer equipment, hardware and furniture acquired by contribution or purchase being sold to free up space in the facility for the growing team.
These days, I have become the car dealer instead of the auctioneer. This is still a tough business and every single month I lose money on something. But you know what? The willingness to "pay my tuition" and learn a few new things along the way has been far more valuable to my work than my MBA from Duke. Remember -- "If you live it, it is not a dream." 
For local or county auctions, notices and listings will appear in only one local newspaper. Find out which one. Many government auctions and sales, both federal and state, are listed on the FirstGov.gov web site, run by the U.S. government. A catalog of vehicles for a particular auction will be available on the day of the auction, or a few days prior, from the auction administrator.
Tenants sometimes stop paying rent on their storage units. When this happens, facility owners and employees are faced with a difficult task of liquidating and cleaning out the unit. The majority of items left behind are useful for repurposing, reselling, or personal use. Therefore, storage locker auctions reflect the needs of buyers and allow facility owners to offer more services and support local economies. Read more about Colorado's lien laws here.
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You can even use some online auction sites on your phone. While longstanding auction sites like eBay have apps you can download and use on the go, there are other options to make monitoring and bidding on the things you want easy and fast. Handbid is a silent auction app you can program to continually bid on an item up to a predetermined amount. Tophatter lets you participate in 90-second auctions for everything from electronics to toys. In short, you don't have to be tethered to your computer to participate in an online auction.
After nearly 50 years, the Bull & Bear Club is closing and making a complete liquidation of all assets! Sale includes: 3 C. (Constantin) Kluge Oil Paintings, I. (Isidore Jules) Bonheur Bull & Bear Bronze Statuary, Portraits & Other Artworks, Collectibles, Bull & Bear Memorabilia, Monogrammed Dinnerware & Glassware, Dining Tables, Chairs, Lighting, Mirrors, Ceramics, Statuary, High-end Furniture, Decoratives, Brunswick Pool Table, TV's, Office Furniture & Equipment, Full Kitchen & Restaurant Equipment incl: Hobart Mixer, Tilt-Skillet, Fryers, Grills, Coolers, Prep Tables, Pots & Pans, Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware, Serving & Catering Equipment, Shelving and much more! To discuss national marketing of your Treasures, call 804-358-0500
eBid has been buying and selling online since 1999. Millions of sellers use eBid to sell their products at auction in more than 13,300 categories. Some of the main features of eBid that make it attractive to online sellers, are its free online store setup, free listings, low sale fees ranging from 0% to 3%, ease of use and human, non-robotic support. Sellers also benefit from a full email and in-app notification system, meaning they get notifications of their eBid activity onto their mobile device.
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All purchases must be removed at buyer’s expense and responsibility on January 24th & 25th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the auction location in Longmont. If items are not removed by 3:00pm on Friday, January 25th, a $25 fee will be charged. All items not picked up by the removal deadline are considered abandoned and bidders may not have access to said items or 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.
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Police Property Room Auctions are held at the Columbus Police Property Room, located at 724 E. Woodrow Ave. Columbus, OH. 43207.  The auctions consist of a wide variety of items.  Public viewing of the items for auction is from 9:00am to 10:00am on the day of the auction. All auctions begin at 10:00am.  All items purchased must be removed from the facility immediately following the auction.  Cash is the only form of payment accepted for items that are purchased.
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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!

After 4 Years as a Tilted Kilt franchise the owner has sold the property, closed the location and selling all assets in a public online auction. This auction to include: Chill-Rite Draught System, 60" and 52" Plasma TVs, Projectors, Projection Screens, Audio and Video Equipment, Bottle Coolers, Bar Equipment, Mixer, Cooking Equipment, Double Deck Convection Oven, Point of Sale Touch Screens, Signage, Tables, Chairs and much more.
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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.
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!
Ice Road Truckers wish they had it this good. No annoying Television cameras. No worries about falling into icy rivers, lakes, and oceans. And definitely no worries about Polar Bears. With this 1999 Freightliner Conventional FLD120 Tractor-Trailer, you will be hauling loads in no time. You, of course, will be sitting in the comfortable cab, piloting the 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine, while sitting comfortably in a cab supported by an Air Ride Seat, and an Air Ride Suspension. The Air conditioning will cool you down in those hot summer months, and the mudflaps at the back will ensure that people driving behind you are not left in the mud. The live auction will take place April 21st. Activate your free trial here, and find out what else
 	Medical Simulation Corporation is a global healthcare leader providing education services, including consulting, online courseware and simulation training in areas that are most impactful to hospitals and their patients such as sepsis and stroke. After selling part of the Company to Mentice, Medical Simulation Corp is selling off its remaining assets at a public online auction. This auction to include: Stratasys Mojo 3d printer, Laerdal Sim Suite products including: Sim Man 3G Mannequins, Sim Junior Mannequins, Sim Suite Instructor PCs, Sim Suite Training PCs, Gaumard Newborn HAL simulation mannequins, Blue Phantom Ultrasound central line training models, Philips Heart start lx, Steris Hausted Horizons Series Medical Gurneys, Medical Equipment and supplies, RedHead premium Gun hard cases, Skyline tradeshow cases, Flip Video Unit, Pallet Jacks and Accessories.

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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.

B’s Auto Inc. has been loyally serving their customers for over 31 years. After losing their lease they are closing their doors and offering their assets at online public auction. Including: Hunter WA330 Hawkeye Alignment Machine, Forward 4-Post 12,000Lb Lift, Forward 9,000Lb Lift, (2) Forward 7,000Lb Lifts, Rotary 7,000Lb Lift, SnapOn MT3750 Digital AVR Starting & Charging System Tester, Tire Balancer, Tire Changer, A/C Machines, Brake Lathe, Air Compressor, Used Oil Tank, Parts Washers, Oil Dispensing System, Pickup Truck, Automotive Equipment, Inventory, Shop Equipment, Office Equipment and More!
It is the policy of the Longmont Police Department to allow a finder of property to claim found property. Every attempt will be made to locate the rightful owner. However a finder may claim found property, which will be available 60 days after the advertised date. The finder must make the request in writing. Employees of the City of Longmont cannot claim found property. If you have any questions, please email Property/Evidence Section.
What an enjoyable experience! Will Farmer goes the extra mile to find unique collections, beautiful jewelry, quality furniture and amazing art. The auctions are always a fun experience and his experienced staff is exceptional. I was lucky enough to walk away with an entire bedroom set at an unbelievable price the last time I was there. The craftsmanship is something you can’t find at most furniture stores today. Everyone asks where I find my treasures. The secret is out… I love Farmer Auctions and I will never pay retail again!

Auction will include Bronto Skylift, Wheel Loaders, Hyd. Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders, Loader/Backhoes, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Street Sweepers, Truck Tractors, Bucket Trucks, Ag Tractors, Crane Trucks, Trenchers, Lowboys, Boring Machines, & Much More. See auction inspection information below and come check out this equipment for yourself! Bidding will be live in person and simulcast live online.

Auction for seized items carried out by the government are presented with huge discounts. There are several ways to accomplish your plan of purchasing an item through auction. Initially, you can check auction agenda at newspapers, online listings, ads, and associates. To know more, before you decide you can be present at the seized auction in order to familiarize yourself with the essentialness and dealings. As recommended, that it is not important to take part the bidding at once, following your primary auction presence. Learn the procedure first, observe what other purchaser do and don't be uncertain to inquire if you want to learn, you should point it out and ask everything you want to gain knowledge.


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3. There's intense pressure in government auctions. If you happen to see an auction either in television or in reality, you know that it's going to be truly fast pace. You have to think quick and efficiently. If you aren't ready with this type of environment, have someone who can do the bidding for you. Otherwise, you have to start looking for a used car dealer.
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