I sold a nine-year-old Subaru to myself because no one else at the auction would bid on it. It had no battery and no paint, either. Hell, it wouldn't even shift out of park. I got lucky, though. I bought a $40 battery to get it started and a $40 shift-lock override mechanism so I could get it into gear. Amazingly, that Subaru was a fine car. Ugly as sin, but fine. I put it straight on eBay, where it sold for $1,576.00 to a rally coordinator for Subaru who flew to Atlanta, drove it back, and kept it for another 50,000 miles. 

These programs are meant to benefit taxpayers as a whole, but could they benefit you, the individual taxpayer? Can you bag a bargain at a government auction? "GSA's goal is to maximize return to the federal government," the GSA spokesperson said. So they're not giving this stuff away. In fact, the government sets "reserves" or minimums for the most valuable property it auctions off. But judging from a wide tour of current government auctions and bids, there are still opportunities to walk away with valuable goods for a great price. Here's a look at who's selling what, where, and for how much.
Boulder, Colo., police started using PropertyRoom.com in 2007, mainly to unload property that couldn't be traced back to the owners. Before items are put up for auction, they are posted on the police department’s Web site for four weeks. Previously, the department had been stuck holding onto items for up to three years, said spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.
You can also sign up for a seller plus account which removes the final value fees, but is a paid account. Seller plus has weekly and monthly subscriptions, or you can pay $99 for lifetime access. This site has over 2 million registered users, which is significantly less than our top pick eBay. However, eBid is active all over the world. You can view how many people have looked at your listings and show your buyer feedback from past purchases so new customers can know that you are trustworthy. This auction site doesn’t offer as many payment methods as other sites we researched. You can accept payments through PPPay.com, PayPal or Skrill, and eBid does charge a transaction fee on all purchases.
Depending on the agency, the government may use revenue from auctioned items to support crime-prevention programs, pay restitution to crime victims or purchase new equipment the department needs. "By providing agencies with the ability to dispose of excess assets, GSA benefits taxpayers by eliminating the need to maintain and store the unneeded property while also raising more than $300 million in revenue in just the last two years," a GSA spokesperson said.

Henkel Harris Three Drawer Buffet, EA Clore Dining Table & Chairs, Craftique China Cabinet, Magic Lantern Projector, Walnut Furniture, Lane Cedar Chest, Virginia Metalcrafters, Franklin Saye Art, Karastan Rugs, Art Pottery, Silvertone Guitar, Crystal, China, Cameras, Technics Stereo, Samsung Washer & Dryer, Whirlpool Freezer, Smith & Wesson 32's, Antique Magic Lantern Projector, Steiff & Wilton Pewter, Mint Coin Sets, John Barber & Franklin Saye Prints, Art Pottery, Virginia Metalcrafters, and MUCH MORE!
Selling for Cities and Counties: POLICE EVIDENCE Over 500 Items of Assorted Police Evidence from Local Police Departments Consisting of: Tools, Jewelry, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Televisions, Cameras, Watches, Toys, Etc. COMPUTERS & OFFICE FURNITURE Computers, Printers, Office Copiers, Wood & Metal Desks, Bookcases, 2 & 4-Drawer File Cabinets, Lateral File Cabinets, Metal Shelving, Executive & Secretarial Chairs, Office Side Chairs, More!

It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.


CoPart was founded as far back as 1982. The vehicle auction site has more than 75,000 vehicles on sale each day. CoPart offers a fast, safe and easy way to sell a used, unwanted or damaged vehicle. Available for sellers and buyers in the US, sellers simply have to fill out a form or ring the phone number, CoPart will then give an instant offer, the car then goes into the auction, with payment and pickup happening in often as little as 48 hours.
FINAL LIQUIDATION ONLINE AUCTION: Name your price on the entire remaining *BRAND NEW INVENTORY* of Menswear & Womenswear, including; Suits, Sportcoats, Pants, Dress & Sport Shirts, Overcoats & Outerwear, Leather Jackets, Sweaters, Shoes, Ties and Accessories, and more. Name-brand designers, in dress to casual styles, include: Hart Schaffner & Marx, Austin Reed, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hardwick, Palm Beach, Harris Tweed, Barbour, Madison Creek Leather, Missani Leather, Remy Leather, Ballin, Berle, Ascot Brown, Bills Khakis, Damon, Enro, Forsyth of Canada, Cutter Buck, Southern Tide, Bobby Jones, Lacoste, Oliver Ridley, Zian Neckwear, Shoes by Sperry Topsider, Johnston Murphy, Cole Haan, Bass, Shirts & Jeans & Embroidered College wear for Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU, U of R, East Carolina, and more, Ladies wear by Brighton For Ladies, Tribal Sportswear for Ladies! Also liquidating all Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment! and MUCH MORE!
American Hurrah Antiques store auction - over 1200 MORE items in Part-II! The Costello family business was familiar and well respected in the Richmond & Petersburg Antique market (see attached link for history). This group of collectibles & antiques is like no other! Including: Antique & Vintage Furniture, Vintage Magazines, Photographs, Sheet Music, Postcards, Political Memorabila, Vintage & Antique Linens, Silver, Jewelry, Vintage Toys, Cast Iron, Americana Decor & so much more!
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.
Hugh Liquidation Sale! We are currently working with public auctions and some private companies. We have new shipments of in stock, including but not limited to; High End Watches, Exotic Antiques, Home Decor, Gold, Vintage & Collectible Coins, Jewelry, Art, and much More! Don't miss your chance to own something truly amazing, for a fraction of the cost! 

American Hurrah Antiques store auction - over 1200 MORE items in Part-II! The Costello family business was familiar and well respected in the Richmond & Petersburg Antique market (see attached link for history). This group of collectibles & antiques is like no other! Including: Antique & Vintage Furniture, Vintage Magazines, Photographs, Sheet Music, Postcards, Political Memorabila, Vintage & Antique Linens, Silver, Jewelry, Vintage Toys, Cast Iron, Americana Decor & so much more!
We will be auctioning LIVE @ 10:30 AM approx. 80 vehicles for the City of Norfolk Police, Towing & Recovery. City of Norfolk Auction Rules for Prospective BuyersPre-registration begins at 9:30AM, gates open at 10:00AM, and bidding starts at 10:30AM. There is a $100.00 (CASH) deposit registration that is fully refundable at the end of the auction (with bidder   [ View Full Listing ]

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.
Auction Maxx is a well-established auction site, which was founded in Canada in 2012. With over 10,000 registered users, sellers on Auction Maxx can reach a high volume of buyers. One of the key features of Auction Maxx which benefits sellers, is that the site is committed to constantly promoting the items for sale through a number of advertising channels, meaning items gain maximum exposure.

Redline Automotive Tire Pros will be closing their doors after 5 years of service and selling their remaining assets at public online auction. Items will include: Hunter RX16T-IS 16,000Lb Alignment Lift, Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment Machine, Rotary Lift 12,000lb 2-Post Lift, Challenger Lifts 10,000lb 2-Post lift, (2) 9,000lb 2-Post Lifts, (2) Rotary Lift 7,000 lb 2-Post Lifts, Hunter TCX535 Tire Changer, Hunter GSP9700 Wheel Balancer, Hunter BL505 Brake Lathe, Coats Rim Clamp Tire Changer, Brannick 7400 Strut Spring Compressor, Lincoln Handy Mig Welder, Tool Cabinets, Automotive Machines and Equipment, New Tires and Rims, Shop Equipment, Office Equipment, Waiting Room Furniture and More!


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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