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 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: 

Capital Auto Auction hosts weekly live auctions at each of our four locations, as well as online. Whether you attend a live auto auction or an online auto auction, you'll find quality used vehicles listed at the kind of bargain prices that typically only dealers see. Our vehicles may be repossessions, dealer consignments, government vehicles or donations. In every case, they are auctioned openly to the public so it's easy for customers to find or sell the vehicles they need. What's more, it's not just individual cars that we work with, either; through a fleet auto auction, you have a way to quickly dispose of fleet vehicles you no longer need.
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.
After 23 years in business in Northern Colorado, Integrated Communications Group has decided to sell everything at public online auction and pursue new business opportunities. Auction includes: Directional Boring Machines, Vacuum Trailers, Loader/Backhoe, Skid Steer Loader, Mini Excavator, Mud Mixing Trucks, Pickups and Utility Truck, Dump Truck, Flatbed Trucks, SUV, Trencher, Towable Air Compressors, Equipment Trailers, Shop Equipment, Attachments & Much More!
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.  
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.
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.
Remember, you aren’t allowed to drive these vehicles, but you are granted access to them prior to the auction, and getting up close can reveal all kinds of hidden maladies. Look for things like paint overspray, uneven sheet metal, compromised suspension components, undercarriage rust, and anything else that looks out of place. Interior aroma is another major thing to watch out for, so be wary of things like gasoline aromas and mildew, because even though they may dissipate eventually, there’s a strong chance they represent a much larger issue.
But that doesn’t mean there still aren’t good deals to be had at local auctions, because as intimidating as it may sound, there’s a reason dedicated bidders still show up to these things every week. You just have to remain skeptical and attentive if you want to take home the right ride, because you never know what might show up, and by using these 10 tips, you might land a gem.
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 ]
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