Why Not Attend Government Auto Auctions And Walk Away With Unbelievable Deals?

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Government auto auctions can provide you with some truly amazing opportunities to snap up vehicles for as much as ninety percent off the list price. At these auctions you will find that there are many different types of vehicles being auctioned off including repossessed trucks and cars as well as seized vehicles and also surplus vehicles. Judging by the tempting advertisements it does seem that these auctions are the best places to shop for a low cost and hugely inexpensive automobile.

Government auto auctions are held by different state, federal and also local governments as well as by the law enforcement agencies in the US that have on their hands numerous unclaimed, surplus as well as seized vehicles that they wish to dispose off.

These auctions are also mainly held by the General Services Administration or the GSA which is a really huge organization. Besides the GSA others that hold these auctions include the IRS, FBI, US Marshals, DEA and the Department of Treasury and also Homeland Security and Border Patrol.

It is also quite usual for the Government auctions to be handled by a private auction company. However, that does not in any way take away from the fact that the auction is real. It does of course pay to understand the working of these auto auctions that are held by the government. Such auctions are in fact held all across the nation and at different locations and according to different schedules.

In most cases the auction will be held in one particular place and regularly as well such as every month or every three months or even every year. Before the auction is to be held the government agency will give out advertisements in the national and local newspapers with all the listings as well as details.

At one time however there can and will be more than one such government car auction and so you need to see which auction is conveniently located and then you can think of visiting that one. The good news is that there will be every type and make as well as model of car that is being auctioned off including coupes, SUVs and sedans as well as vans and even minivans and convertibles.

Though the government agency will like to get the best price for their vehicles you can always find some very tempting deals and it is certainly possible to get a particular cheap vehicle. This factor alone is the reason why the Government Auto Auctions are so popular and why so many people participate in them.

Of course, only people that are aged eighteen and above are allowed to bid at these auctions and in addition the bidder must also possess a valid driving license. In a few cases, these auctions are also limited to just those who are licensed auto dealers but such auctions are few. Before the auction actually takes place there is a preview time period when bidders can come and check out the vehicles being auctioned off.

Even so, rarely will the bidder be permitted to test drive the vehicles and they won’t be getting any warranties or any guarantees either. So, you will be shopping rather blindly.

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This post was written by admin on February 8, 2017

6 Comments so far

  1. used cars for sale November 25, 2009 7:07 am

    Nice topic, you are absolute right that from Government auto auctions we can get good opportunities also we can get used cars in better condition, from others we can’t!

  2. Abi December 20, 2009 8:51 pm

    Absolutely right. An excellent alternative (only if you know what you are doing) to buying direct from car dealerships (either online or offline), are online auto auctions websites. These websites list full details on where and ‘how’ to bid/purchase from these offline auction houses. Not only do many of the car dealerships buy from these places, but more and more auto auction houses are opening their doors directly to the individual buyer. Obviously, the main advantage for the individual buyer is the savings that can be made for these used autos (many in good/great condition). Again, you need to know what to look for, bidding options and also to ask the right questions and so on. I have come across a State Auto Auctions website, which you may or may not find useful or informative.

  3. private cars for sale February 4, 2010 6:45 am

    What ever your are saying about Government auctions cars it’s correct. But one minor problem is we will not get better condition.

  4. Cheap Used Cars by Owner April 2, 2010 5:00 am

    By having the Government Auto Auctions online, I was able to easily search for what I wanted through a variety of inventory sources. As well, I could do it in the comfort of my own home without spending time and money to travel around town trying to catch up to the best deal. Also, I had the option to review CarFax VIN reports before deciding to bid on the car of my choice. So I KNEW what I was getting into, instead of being at the mercy of a sales rep. I really liked feeling in control of my purchase. Too, I was given the opportunity to learn some basic auction tips so I felt comfortable through the whole process, and WOW, you can save a LOT of money doing things this way!

  5. ClubPenguinCheats April 4, 2010 1:00 am

    You are absolute right that from Government auto auctions we can get good opportunities also we can get used cars in better condition, from others we can’t!

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