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.
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!
The second way of finding government car auctions is through an online auction directory service that does the legwork for you — for a fee. Fees vary but average about $40, usually a one-time charge for unlimited online access to listings of auctions. The fee is certainly reasonable if it’s going to help you save hundreds or thousands of dollars on your car purchase.

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.
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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.


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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.
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