Government auctions are a great way to snag a retiring cop cruiser on the cheap, and being owned and run by the feds, you better believe it’s going to have records of every oil change, spark plug, and water pump that went into the damn thing. Nevertheless, it’s always best to remain objective, because even though it’s being sold by the United States government, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been thrashed. The competition at these things can also be pretty fierce at times (cab companies love old Crown Vics), so if cop cruisers and confiscated drug trafficking cars aren’t your thing, there are probably other options out there for you, like public auctions.
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.

We are a premier full-service private auction company liquidating property seized by police and federal agencies, property from abandoned safe deposit boxes, seized bank assets, bankruptcies, financial institutions, business inventory liquidations, and other consignors. Our firm conducts traditional live auctions throughout the year at various locations across the country, as well as auctions on the Internet. Please see our schedule of upcoming auctions for further details.
If you decide to pass up on going to a dealership to purchase a car, local car auctions are your best bet! Aside from the thousands of dollars you may end up saving, you’d also be given access to a tremendous library of high-quality vehicles, not to mention the relief you get from steering clear of high-pressure and pushy salespeople at auto dealerships.
Internet auctions typically last seven days, and operate like eBay auctions. Each listing links to the auction house website where bids can be placed. From that site, bidders are asked to register in order to bid on a vehicle. Live auctions are public auctions held at a specific date and location and are usually published in newspapers in addition to the online listing at GovSales.
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. 

Ever wanted to own your very own yacht but never thought you could because of how much they cost? Well now you can make your dream a reality by checking out this 1995 Bayliner 4587 Motor yacht. Here are it's measurements: length: 45'9", beam: 14'3", draft: 3'. Hull ID: BVKA13EWG495. This vessel comes with a powerful 310 HP Twin Hino V6 engine. It also comes with a spacious master bedroom (which is fully furnished), full sized bathroom with shower and electric toilet, dinning area that has a convection microwave, Danby refrigerator/freezer, and a double sink with compactor. There are literally a ton of other amenities but unfortunately are too many to list! To get more information on this auction and for a complete listing of everything this yacht comes with simply activate your free trial. Better hurry though, this live auction takes place in less than 2 days!
La Sandia Park Meadows is a Mexican eatery and tequileria by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. This public online auction will include: Altosham combi therm Oven, griddle, stock pot range, salamander, cheese melter, fryers, Legion jacketed kettle, refrigeration/bar back refrigeration, sandwich top refrigerated prep tables, blast chiller, ice machines, bar back sinks, dish sinks, Calcana hanging infrared heaters, free standing patio heaters, outdoor wicker and metal patio furniture, wood tables and chairs, console tables, stainless steel prep tables, racking and shelving, lockers, carts and more.
Municipal Vehicle and Equipment Auction ends March 24th 2019 - online only auctionVehicles located at 835 Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 19505Inspection and Previews - Saturday March 9th and March 23rd 9am-4pm View the catalog and bid online at geyerauctions.hibid.com 1982 American LaFrance Fire Truck - Turbocharged V8 Detriot Diesel  with 13,000original miles Allison Automatic, Garage Kept   [ View Full Listing ]
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But ordinary folk typically don’t have the means to attend high-end events like these, so we have to settle for the local auction block, with all of its police impounded “perp-mobiles,” abandoned clunkers, and donated jalopies. But regardless of what kind of crap is being auctioned off, there are diamonds in the rough that can be unearthed, and as a bidder, you stand a chance of getting one for pennies on the dollar.
Federal government auctions. Federal government car sales were once handled by the agency that had the vehicles to auction. For example, the DEA auctioned off both fleet vehicles and cars that were been seized from drug dealers and other criminals. Fleet vehicles are the cars that DEA agents drive as company vehicles. There are numerous agencies that auction vehicles. Recently these vehicles and auctions have been consolidated under a single website. GovSales consolidates numerous government auctions under one roof. It is easy to search by product type as well as type of vehicle. It shows what state the vehicle is located in as well as any available information. Photos are sometimes available, but not always. It often provides links to other sites that have additional information
Wednesday March 20 Ag Equipment AuctionBidding ends Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Purple Wave, Inc. 866.608.9283 www.purplewave.com auction@purplewave.com The following is only a partial listing. We are continually modifying our inventory and those additions and changes may not show up here. Check our website frequently at www.purplewave.com for descriptions, pictures, and Internet bidding.2016   [ View Full Listing ]
US government car auctions offer cars at great prices. The most imperative thing, which you should be aware of, is the timings of these local vehicle auctions. Apart from that, the other two things, which should be on your checklist, include: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN #) of the vehicle for running through the CAFEX website to acquire its past history and the warranty periods associated with it. Again, you should remember that these cars are to be brought at the least possible price. So, you should avoid bidding high even if the pair of wheels is too attractive to miss out.
After 8 years serving their specialty prime rib to the town of Berthoud the Whistle Stop Tavern has closed its doors and the owner has decided to sell all assets at public online auction. This auction to include: Turbo Air sandwich cooler, Southbend 4-burner range with griddle and double oven, fryers, under counter refrigeration, 6-tap direct draw cooler, tables, chairs, booths, wood bar, bar stools, Colorado Rockies stadium flown flag, glassware, smallwares, shelving, stereo, security camera system, TVs and more.
Another problem that you might face with local police auctions is finding information related to their occurrence. You can find the information on websites that deals particularly in government auctions. After acquiring the information of its timings, you need to call the local police department, and register your bidder number. Bids only from registered bidders are considered in these seized car auctions. It is advisable to obtain Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) prior to bidding for the car and run it through the Carfax website. It helps in checking the past history and allows you to buy a clean car.

Browse different government departments' websites. The federal government offers different auction sites based on department. The U.S. Department of Justice offers property seized from criminals. The U.S. Department of the Treasury offers property seized from people who didn’t pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. The Department of Defense sells surplus and scrap assets such as aircraft parts, electronic test equipment, medical equipment, uniforms and vehicles.


DON’T MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE EXTRAORDINARY EQUIPMENT IN OUR Au Bon Pain Café and Bakery & Forte Italian Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features an Oliver Bread Loaf Slicer, Oliver Electric Convection Oven, 2012 Alto Shaam Gas Convection Oven, 80 Quart Planetary Mixer, 2016 Rotisol Gas 4 Spit Rotisserie Oven, Baxter Gas Mini Rotating Rack Oven, Champion Pass Through Dishwasher,   [ View Full Listing ]

2. Know what car you're looking for You can find a list of what’s for sale online, either at Govsales.gov (if it’s a federal police auction) or through your local agency/county/department (just Google it). You need to have a decent idea of what you’re wanting to pick up, or you won’t have time to properly vet everything, which could get messy. See above.
2. Know what car you're looking for You can find a list of what’s for sale online, either at Govsales.gov (if it’s a federal police auction) or through your local agency/county/department (just Google it). You need to have a decent idea of what you’re wanting to pick up, or you won’t have time to properly vet everything, which could get messy. See above.
Inspect the vehicles. Attend the preview times (sometimes a day or two before the auction or earlier that day), and check out the vehicles that fit your interest. During these times, you can carefully look at the car's interior and exterior, and you can start the engine but not go out for a test drive. In all cases, the vehicles are sold as-is, so take into account the possibility of costly mechanical problems. The auction company will sometimes provide information only if it's critical to the safety of the vehicle, but all vehicles in these auctions are deemed roadworthy. It might be a good idea to take your trusty mechanic along to the preview so you can get his or her gut feeling about the vehicle.
March Online Consignment Auction - !!NOW IN PROGRESS!! Date & Time: Auction Starts closing Wed., March 20th at 7pm Location: Lampi Auction Center (9141 64th St. NW) Annandale, MN - Click Here For Map Located 2 miles East of Annandale, MN on Hwy 55. Highlights: March Online Only Consignment Auction Due to the Excessive Snow & Limited Parking the Live March 16th auction has been   [ View Full Listing ]
Let's kick today's auction deals off with this 1983 Hatteras 61 foot cockpit motor yacht. This yacht is not only a behemoth but comes loaded with furnishings and appliances. It sports 2 - 650 HP Detroit diesel engines, twin Onan 20 KW generators, Furuno Marine Reader radar, Raytheon color Echo Sounder V900, a reverse osmosis system, and a ton of other really cool features. Aside from a nice sized kitchen and eating quarters, you'll also find a spacious furnished bedroom. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, convection oven, and A/C. As of right now the current bid on this beauty is $50,000 and the winning bidder will be required to put down a $10,000 deposit. This auction will be ending on November 12, 2009 so hurry and activate your 3 day free trial to get started.
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.
We are a premier full-service private auction company liquidating property seized by police and federal agencies, property from abandoned safe deposit boxes, seized bank assets, bankruptcies, financial institutions, business inventory liquidations, and other consignors. Our firm conducts traditional live auctions throughout the year at various locations across the country, as well as auctions on the Internet. Please see our schedule of upcoming auctions for further details.
Inspect the vehicles. Attend the preview times (sometimes a day or two before the auction or earlier that day), and check out the vehicles that fit your interest. During these times, you can carefully look at the car's interior and exterior, and you can start the engine but not go out for a test drive. In all cases, the vehicles are sold as-is, so take into account the possibility of costly mechanical problems. The auction company will sometimes provide information only if it's critical to the safety of the vehicle, but all vehicles in these auctions are deemed roadworthy. It might be a good idea to take your trusty mechanic along to the preview so you can get his or her gut feeling about the vehicle.
This current online auction is for a 25 ft 2001 Carolina Classic Runabout. This boat features and odometer reading of 781.4 hours, inboard gasoline engine , open cockpit with hard top, twin bucket seats with swivels, sliders, flip-up thigh-rise bolsters, the hard top has rod holders, vhf marine radio, compass, chart plotter with fish finder, auto pilot, trim tabs, assorted fishing equipment, electronic outriggers, tackle, rods, and lures. If you are a boating enthusiast and want to own your own boat there is no better time than now. The current bid on this item is $24,300 with the auction ending in two days. Find out more about this item and many other government auctions by activating your account.
Auction by Order of the City of Lakewood Finance for non-payment of taxes. The public online auction will included: Blodgett Double deck Pizza Oven, Griddle, Fryer, Hot Plate, Walk-In Refrigerator, Prep Units, Reach-In Freezer, Ice Maker, Hobart 60qt Mixer, Hobart Slicer, Stainless Steel Sinks, Stainless Steel Tables, Tables & Chairs, Smallwares and More!
We are a premier full-service private auction company liquidating property seized by police and federal agencies, property from abandoned safe deposit boxes, seized bank assets, bankruptcies, financial institutions, business inventory liquidations, and other consignors. Our firm conducts traditional live auctions throughout the year at various locations across the country, as well as auctions on the Internet. Please see our schedule of upcoming auctions for further details. 

People were on their cellphones taking bids from afar, others were desperately eyeing the cars to see if the panels and bumper covers were in decent enough shape to make some cash at the current bidding price. Though there were only a handful of folks at this little auction, the dynamic—the subtle things people did to make sure they made a sound buying decision—was enthralling.
You could tell that most people knew each other. It felt like these few dozen bidders were part of an exclusive network of junkyard owners and flip-artists who have been bidding on cars against each other for years. Every now and then, when one guy outbid another, you’d see the losing bidder lean over to a friend and talk shit on the winner. “He just buys cars for the sake of buying them. He probably makes no money,” I heard one guy whisper. Police auctions are full of mysteries and secrets.
Quick. What is more cost-effective: renting an apartment in Manhattan, or living on a houseboat docked in Manhattan. If you guessed the first choice, sorry, but you are incorrect, which is why you should check out this Gibson 36-Foot Houseboat. With a kitchen, sitting area, bedroom and full bathroom, living on the water can be quite comfortable. And you know what is great about a houseboat, you can move much easier than if you lived on land. Forget hiring movers, just turn on the Vee-Drive Single 225G Chrysler engine, pull up the anchor and start traveling to your next destination. Your quest for a more fluid living can start when you are the winning bidder at the online auction scheduled to end April 21st. Activate your free trial here for more information.
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. 

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.
The General Service Administration is the biggest national sales agency and you can check out fleet sale cars and trucks on their website. Online versions of the auction can be located through the GovSales website. Finding former police cars for sale is down to how often those local auctions are held, but you can also try eBay Motors. Government car auctions are there in the motors section for you to search through. You can search by ZIP code, type of car, miles from your destination or make and model of the car you require. 

Going up for live auction in early February in Fort Myers, FL is this 2007 Finns 290 center console vessel. This boat measures 29 feet long, has a 2 foot 2 inch beam, 2 foot 6 inch draft, and comes in white with custom graphics on the side. It also has a modified V fiberglass hull, 2 - 4 blade stainless steel propellers. Hull ID: IFH29403E707. It's in excellent physical condition but does not include an engine. A boat trailer is included in the sale. Want to learn more about this upcoming live auction deal? All you have to do is register with us right now to learn more about it.
FURNITURE * GLASS, CHINA & POTTERY * STERLING * JEWELRY * TOYS * HUMMELS * CLOCKS * COUNTRY COLLECTIBLES *  ETC. (Viewing 8 - 9:30AM Day of Auction). This Auction is comprised of the Antiques & Collectibles consigned from 20 Estates, Trusts, Homes & other lots.  Partial list inc:  FURNITURE:  Pine hutch, pine chest on chest, stretcher base tap table, pine   [ View Full Listing ]
Private sources. In addition to these free government sites, you can use private sites. These sites provide information about federal and local government auctions. Gov-Auctions gives you access to both federal and state auctions. The sites charge a one-time fee of $39.00 for access to their information. Having all auctions on one site can be helpful. If you are launching a serious car search or buy auction cars on a frequent basis, paying to use this site might make financial sense
Real property - Primarily, this consists of developed land with buildings, usually acquired by the federal government for a specific purpose, such as a military base or office building. This also includes some U.S. Forest Service properties, which usually consist of administrative sites and facilities. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal agency responsible for selling developed surplus property.  
Distribution and Support Services sells surplus personal property either through public auctions or online auctions. Public auctions are held to sell surplus state vehicles and other surplus property at New Jersey State Distribution and Support Services, 1620 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton, NJ. (Note: Our mailing address is P.O. BOX-234, Trenton, N.J. 08625-0234).
When it comes to car auctions, try not to put all your eggs in one basket, because there will always be more chances to score a sweet ride on the cheap. Like gambling, it’s always good to have a limit in place before the bidding starts, because nothing sucks more than overspending on a car that only gets you halfway home before the damn transmission craps out.
Let's kick today's auction deals off with this 1983 Hatteras 61 foot cockpit motor yacht. This yacht is not only a behemoth but comes loaded with furnishings and appliances. It sports 2 - 650 HP Detroit diesel engines, twin Onan 20 KW generators, Furuno Marine Reader radar, Raytheon color Echo Sounder V900, a reverse osmosis system, and a ton of other really cool features. Aside from a nice sized kitchen and eating quarters, you'll also find a spacious furnished bedroom. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, convection oven, and A/C. As of right now the current bid on this beauty is $50,000 and the winning bidder will be required to put down a $10,000 deposit. This auction will be ending on November 12, 2009 so hurry and activate your 3 day free trial to get started.
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! 
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:

Directions: From Lonoke, head South on HWY 70 and continue for approx 1.25 miles. Continue South onto HWY 31 S. and continue for approximately 5.9 miles. The property will be on your right. Look for the auction sign.  Click Here for a Google Map Attention Real Estate & Personal Property Buyers! ONLINE BANKRUPTCY AUCTION 5802 AR HWY 31 S, LONOKE, AR BIDDING ENDS MARCH 20th AT   [ View Full Listing ]

Goodwill Columbus - Auto Auction Public Welcome Over 30 great vehicles sold in a fast, efficient, and fun auction, rain or shine. The public is always welcome. Often including cars, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, motor homes, boats and trucks. Good deals, Great cause; Goodwill. The auction is located east of Downtown Columbus at 666 South Nelson Road,   [ View Full Listing ]


After a few years in business the owner of this Grabbagreen franchise location has decided to close its doors. All assets will be sold via public online auction and will include: Merchandiser, Juicers, Blenders, Refrigeration, Under Counter Refrigeration, Convection Oven, Walk-In Cooler, Ice Machine, Stainless Steel Sinks, Food Processor, Indoor/Outdoor Tables and Chairs, Revel POS System, Safe, Smallwares and more.


At Capital Auto Auction, we buy, sell and accept donations of used vehicles of various kinds. Whether it's for cars, boats or fleets of vehicles, we make it our goal to work out arrangements that satisfy both buyers and sellers. Our live auctions take place in four locations: Manchester, New Hampshire; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Temple Hills, Maryland; and Washington, DC. Our online auctions make it possible for you to bid on cars from your computer or smartphone. Also, in addition to hosting weekly auctions, we accept vehicles on consignments, doing all the advertising and networking to help you get a car sold.
 	Please Note: Many More Items Are Still Being Added to the Auction Inventory (Accessed Via Button to the Right.) Final auction catalog in lot order should be available on April 3rd by the end of the day. For over 20 years Roller Auctions has been the place to find Colorado city/county/fleet vehicles and equipment. If you're looking for well maintained used vehicles and equipment this is the public online auction for you. Auction typically includes SUV's, Sedans, Pickups, Utility Trucks, Dump Trucks, Vans, Police Vehicles, Trailers, Various Municipality Equipment and so much more!!

Over 80 Impounded Vehicles by the City of Aurora Police Department. Including Trucks, Cars, SUVs, 4x4s, Trailers, Much More! Please note that vehicles are subject to deletion from the auction. TERMS: Inspection is the day of auction from 8am to 10am. Visual inspections of the vehicles are recommended, there is NO starting the vehicles. There will be a list posted at the auction site on the auction day with the reason why each vehicle was impounded. Registration starts at 9am. A $50 ful...

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! 

Police auctions tend to conjure up images of beat up cars confiscated from drug dealers and mint condition police cruisers that—for one reason or another—never saw service. The reality lies somewhere in the middle, and there are some good deals to be had so long as you're careful, and absolutely sure about what you're doing. Let this list be your insurance.
SPRING 2019 SPORTSMANS AUCTION in GREENCASTLE, PAFIREARMS-BOATS-TOOLS-FISHING & HUNTING ITEMS-AMMO AND MORE! ONLINE NOW through MARCH 23rd!  VIEW AUCTION CATALOG RIFLES/SHOTGUNS/HANDGUNS: Remington; Browning; Marlin; Winchester; Tobin Arms; Stoeger; Savage Arms; Glock; Colt; S&W; Walther; Beretta; Taurus; Ruger; Rohm; Iver Johnson; Connecticut Valley Arms; SCCY;   [ View Full Listing ]
Buy It Now listings may be offered either as a financed sale or as a single payment sale. If you purchase a parcel of government land through a bid and assume sale, you will pay a modest down payment plus monthly payments on the loan balance of the property amortized at 9.5% interest, and a low processing fee of $199. With Buy It Now single payment sales, you pay the entire stated price up front, plus the processing fee.
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