The majority of the vehicles found at local auctions will need some work done to them in order to be deemed “road-worthy.” Knowing this before you ever set foot on the grounds is a major part of deciding if this is the right way for you to source an automobile. A low bid on a crappy car has the potential to leave you stranded on the side of the road, so if you aren’t a savvy DIY wrencher, you’d better have one hell of a trustworthy mechanic.

Going, going, gone! Live auctions are always exciting and entertaining whether you're the bidder or not, and government auctions are no exception. Make sure you don't miss your cue to bid. If you're not clear on how bidding progresses, ask one of the auction company officials. Some items will have an undisclosed set minimum bid (reserve), while most items will be offered without reserve. Most auctions will also accept in-absence, written bids if the bidder follows special procedures and the bid is received more than a day before the auction.
The following link will take you to the sale list for the next abandoned & confiscated vehicle auction. Be advised that some of these vehicles will not be present on the day of sale, as owners/lien holders will have reclaimed the vehicles. You must be present at the sale preview to know what remaining vehicles will be offered and to view vehicle conditions.
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.
PUBLIC AUCTION WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 @ 10 AMJIM'S GARAGE1770 N. 9th Street Road Lafayette, IN 47904ABANDONED AUTOSSold at Auction1999 BMW - 2004 Chevrolet Impala - 2005 Chevrolet Impala - 2005 Dodge Neon - 2005 GMC Sierra Pick-Up - 2005 Kia Sedona - 2005 Nissan Murano - 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt - 2006 Chevrolet Impala - 2006 Chrysler Pacifica - 2006 Pontiac Vibe - 2007 Chevrolet Aveo   [ View Full Listing ]

Looking for the perfect boat to sail the high seas? Then take a peek at this 14 ft Wards Sea King boat now up for bid. This boat looks great, was well maintained, and has a 4hp gas motor, trolling motor, some misc. equipment on board, and trailer for easy moving. Save a small fortune by bidding on this boat today. The price as of right now is at $300 with 11 days left to bid. Register now for full member access!
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.
Unlike most Public Auto Auctions that only let you inspect the vehicle the day of the sale, we offer a full preview on all of our vehicles Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm. You can start them up, look under the hood, check the fluids and much more. You can even bring your mechanic! When you bid on a vehicle at Auction Nation, you can trust you are making an educated purchase! We can also sell your vehicle for you! It can be a hassle trying to sell a vehicle with all the phone calls, test drives, and ridiculous low ball offers. It is enough to drive anyone crazy. Our process is fast and simple, just bring your vehicle by and drop it off. We will photograph it, and get it online in our next Weekly Public Auto Auction. We have an auto auction starting every Tuesday and the auction runs until the following Friday. Our rates are the lowest in the business and our payment turnaround time is unmatched in the industry!

Remember Tommy and Pamela? Now you can have your own adventures at sea with this Chris Craft Cabin Cruiser. This 42 foot 'Commander' model boat has a fiberglass hull, a 350 HP V8 Indmar Marine engine, and is in absolute pristine condition. It also has a bedroom, Captain's quarters, and a nice sized kitchen. This seized boat goes up for live auction on June 18th in Dayton, NJ so be sure to register with us now.
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 ]

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.


Wish you had the luxuries of a Silverton 46' Yacht with twin Johnson and Towers 485 horsepower diesel engines? You bet your last dollar you do. Well now you can when you register with GovernmentAuctions.org. If your interested in this sleek vessel, do some research: Hull #STNJ0007C989. Find out all the details to this auction now because its only happening for one day!


Several different federal agencies hold government auctions. The General Services Administration is the granddaddy of them all, because it sells on behalf of other departments. When a federal agency no longer needs something — say, a pickup truck — it reports the truck to GSA, which first offers it to other federal agencies and then to state and local governments or nonprofits. If nobody claims the truck, then the GSA auctions it off to the public, and you get your chance at it. 
U.S. Marshal's Service Auctions : And finally, the U.S. Marshal's service auctions off some true bling as part of its mission to "combat major criminal activity by disrupting and dismantling illegal enterprises" and "depriving criminals of the proceeds of illegal activity." Once again, there is real estate, but also businesses, cash cars, collectibles — and more.
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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 @ 6:00 PM Auction will be held at the Law Offices of Kerwin and Kerwin in Elizabethville. REAL ESTATE Plot of land consisting of approximately 6.3+/- acres of wooded land in Jackson Township, Dauphin County.  Known as Dauphin County tax parcel 32-009-010.  The land lies on each side of Camp Road and is approximately 222.75 feet in width and   [ View Full Listing ]
Remember Tommy and Pamela? Now you can have your own adventures at sea with this Chris Craft Cabin Cruiser. This 42 foot 'Commander' model boat has a fiberglass hull, a 350 HP V8 Indmar Marine engine, and is in absolute pristine condition. It also has a bedroom, Captain's quarters, and a nice sized kitchen. This seized boat goes up for live auction on June 18th in Dayton, NJ so be sure to register with us now.

Liquidation of All Assets to Former Construction Contractor (Day 1) Catalog Lot: 1 - HILTI WSR 1250-PE RECIPROCATING SAW Lot: 2 - HILTI WSJ 750 JIGSAW Lot: 3 - SKIL 9206 VARIABLLE SPEED RECIPROCATING SAW Lot: 4 - MILWAUKEE 824-20 V18 CORDLESS HAMMER DRILL W/ CHARGER Lot: 5 - MILWAUKEE 824-20 V18 CORDLESS HAMMER DRILL W/ CHARGER Lot: 6 - MILWAUKEE 5378-20 CORDLESS DUAL TORQUE HAMMER   [ View Full Listing ]

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.
Age and nationality requirements. A bidding individual must be at least 18 years old to participate in government car sales. Unlike private auctions, which sometimes require a license to bid, a government car auction is generally open to the public. No special license is needed. However, in order to transact business with the federal government, a social security number or tax identification number is needed. If purchasing the vehicle for a company, then a Power of Attorney certificate is required
This is not your grandfathers rowboat. This Baja 442 is a speed demon on the open water. This boat comes with 3 Mercruiser 502 MPI Engines, Hydraulic Steering, Twin 30 AMP Shore Power Westerbeke 3.5 KW Generator, and a Marine Air Condition System; just to name a few of the perks of this boat. Now is your chance to be just like Hulk Hogan, and not have to wear tight spandex. Just like Mr. Hogan drove a fast boat in his action TV show, Thunder in Paradise, so can you with this 2000 Baja 442. In addition to saying your prayers and eating your vitamins, you need to be the winning bidder at the online auction, scheduled to end on March 31st, to have a chance at emulating the Hulkster. To get started on the process, activate your free trial here. 

Mauka Frozen yogurt is a small town yogurt shop in Basalt, Colorado. The owner has decided to close down operations and sell assets via public online auction. This auction includes very nicely maintained equipment: (6) Taylor C723-33 Soft Serve Twin Twist Machines, True 2-Door Stainless Steel Freezer, True 3-Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Industrial Waffle Iron, Stainless Steel Table, Assorted pans and Disposables.


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!
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 ]
CWS Asset Management and Sales (CWSAMS) is a nationwide company with expertise in the management, marketing and sales of a wide range of assets, specializing in web-based and live auctions. CWSAMS has provided continuous support to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, its legacy agencies, and other public & private entities for the marketing and sale of real and personal property for the past 26 years. An abbreviated list of clients are:
Soon to go up for bid on May 13th, 2009 is this 2005 Four Winns 348 Vista vessel aka "Karma". This boat measures 37 feet long, has a 12 foot beam, and a 3'4" draft. It has stainless steel hull fastenings, FRP and Balsa core decking, and veneered plywood bulkheads. This vessel sports an 8 cylinder Volvo Penta engine, model 5.7 OXSi; a 230 gallon fuel tank, 120 volt A/C pump, hydraulic steering, outdrive rudders, a 51 gallon portable water tank, open air ventilation, and much more. Electronics and amenities onboard include a Kohler generator, model 5000SP; Raymarine VHF radio model C-80; Raymarine compass; fixed automatic fire extinguisher; gas fume vapor detectors; etc. A trailer is not included in this sale. Want to learn more about this upcoming live auction that will be taking place in Dayton, New Jersey? Then be sure to register with us now to do so. Don't wait another minute!
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.
After over 40 years as a family owned restaurant and staple of Golden the owners of The Briarwood Inn have decided to move on to other life adventures. This public online auction to include: heating and cooking equipment, roll in convection oven, refrigeration, plating and catering for large banquets, smallwares, dining tables and chairs, bar equipment, wine cellar racks, chandeliers, imported antiques, patio furniture, fountains, outdoor lighting, sheds and a Large digital outdoor street sign.
Do your research. Check Kelly Blue Book for the proper price for the vehicle, including its mileage and apparent condition. Always downgrade the condition by one ranking for government auctions. Also, do some smart used-car research, such as checking Consumer Reports for reliability and the frequencies of particular repairs, and checking our road test information if it's a recent model vehicle.
Age and nationality requirements. A bidding individual must be at least 18 years old to participate in government car sales. Unlike private auctions, which sometimes require a license to bid, a government car auction is generally open to the public. No special license is needed. However, in order to transact business with the federal government, a social security number or tax identification number is needed. If purchasing the vehicle for a company, then a Power of Attorney certificate is required 

It is the policy of the Loveland Police Department to allow a finder of property to claim found property if the rightful owner does not claim the property within 30 days. The finder must make a written request to the property unit advising that the finder would like the item if not claimed. We do not release any type of electronic devices that may contain personal information (phones, iPod, iPad, tablets, laptops, etc.)
Thursday March 21 Truck and Trailer AuctionBidding ends Thursday, March 21, 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   [ View Full Listing ]
Treasury Department Auctions:  The other agency very active in holding auctions is the Treasury Department, with roughly 300 sales per year. Treasury often offers in-person previews in California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. Treasury auctions off "property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes," according to its website. There are many categories of goods, including concrete items like antiques and coins but also less tangible property like stocks and patents.

Bidding. Get some information about the type of bidding that normally occurs at these auctions. Feel free to ask the consultant about the expected price of a particular vehicle. When the auction starts, raise your hand and registration number card high in the air so the auctioneer can see you. Bids can be in increments of $100, $250 or even $500. This will be up to the auctioneer's discretion. Before bidding, remember that once a bid is made it cannot be withdrawn. Once the bid is won then the bid cards must be immediately filled out and signed. If this is not done then the vehicle can be re-offered. The government can reject any bid
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.
If you want to buy goods at or below cost, look no further than the U.S. government. Federal and state agencies sell nearly anything you can think of: cars, boats, jewelry, antiques, artwork, aircraft, real estate, houses, clothing, electronics, tools, furniture and medical equipment. The government sells surplus merchandise it no longer needs and items it obtains when it seizes property from criminals or forecloses on homes.
The goods you buy from government auctions are “as is.” Look on the “Terms and Conditions” page before bidding to understand the process. A typical auction page states, for example, that the auction site doesn’t guarantee the quality of the product in any way. Once you bid, you enter a legally binding contract, and you need to follow through with your bid.
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