Due to the various governmental units that supply the vehicles for auction, there's no single reason for vehicles being brought to auction. Some of the vehicles are confiscated due to the former owner's involvement in drug dealing, smuggling, or fraud, while other vehicles were simply just abandoned. On exception, separate auctions will sometimes be held for very large seizures.
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.
Here's another fantastic deal on a boat auction. This vessel will be going up for live bid in the coming weeks. The auction is for a 1997 Rabco marine vessel. This 21 foot boat sport a 6 cylinder, 200 HP Yamaha outboard motor (model 200 ETXF), and it has a 3 propeller blade. The beam of the vessel measures 10' 7" and the draft is 2' 6". Hull ID# JND21I001G697. This item goes up for auction in Fort Lauderdale so if you'd like to learn more about it or other similar auctions then simply register with us now to get full membership access.
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 ]
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.
Local Non-profit organization focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math youth education via participation in Competition Robotics programs is liquidating excess assets in public online auction. Machines, tools, computer equipment, hardware and furniture acquired by contribution or purchase being sold to free up space in the facility for the growing team.
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:
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.
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.  

Final auction catalog is posted. (Accessed Via Button to the Right.) 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!!
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.  
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 ]

Check out this next auction for a 1995 Regal Cabin Cruiser boat. It measures 25'6" in length, has a powerful 235HP twin Mercruiser engine, and a fiberglass hull. Inside the boat you'll find a full spacious cabin, sink, refrigerator, microwave, and bathroom. VIN: RGMHC192J495. The current price for this seized boat is at $4,550, with 4 days and 5 hours left to bid. Click here now for full membership access. It's simple and easy so don't miss out!
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.
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.

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.

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.
Complete Liquidation Auction By Order of Secured Creditor.  Public online auction will include: Hypertherm CNC Plasma Cutting System w/ Table, Scotchman Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Baxter Verticut Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw, Large Assortment Of Miller Welders, Pandjiris Welding Positioning Tables, Shop Equipment, Ingersoll Rand & Sullair Towable Air Compressors, Gooseneck Trailer, Ford Flatbed Truck, Airless Paint Sprayers, Power Tools, Welding Tables & Wire, Oster Pipe Threader, Power Rollers, Much 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 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:
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
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.

Selling the donated inventory from a liquor store on behalf Spirit of Flight Foundation via online public auction. The 501 (c)(3) foundation opened in 2007 in Northern Colorado. The Purpose Of The Spirit Of Flight Is To Inspire And Educate The General Public On The History And Significance Of Aviation Through Public Display Of Aviation Artifacts, And By Organizing And Supporting Aviation Events That Enable Americans To Learn More About Their Heritage Through Direct Participation. Their Mission Is To Acquire, Restore, Preserve And Display Aviation History To Honor All American Veterans, To Educate The General Public Of The Significance Of Aviation, And To Inspire Future Generations To Become Involved In Aviation And/Or Aviation History. The Museum Serves The Front Range Of Colorado And Has Had Over 10,000 Visitors Since Opening To The General Public In 2007.
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.
There are several police impound and tow auctions around Georgia – with most of them being around metro Atlanta. While they are open to licensed car dealers and the public, these auctions are better suited for those that already have some car auction experience. The type of cars offered are police seizures, abandoned vehicles, repossessions, etc. Some may have been wrecked, but this will be disclosed during the auction. These auctions also tend to include boats, ATVs, and motorcycles in addition to cars and trucks. Some may be late models in decent shape, while others will be obvious why they were abandoned in the first place.
Due to the various governmental units that supply the vehicles for auction, there's no single reason for vehicles being brought to auction. Some of the vehicles are confiscated due to the former owner's involvement in drug dealing, smuggling, or fraud, while other vehicles were simply just abandoned. On exception, separate auctions will sometimes be held for very large seizures.
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.
Laura Agadoni has been writing professionally since 1983. Her feature stories on area businesses, human interest and health and fitness appear in her local newspaper. She has also written and edited for a grassroots outreach effort and has been published in "Clean Eating" magazine and in "Dimensions" magazine, a CUNA Mutual publication. Agadoni has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Fullerton.
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 ]
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 22nd, beginning at 11:07 am.  Bidding closes on the first item at 11:07 am, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: There is no inspection for   [ View Full Listing ] 

Check out this next auction for a 1995 Regal Cabin Cruiser boat. It measures 25'6" in length, has a powerful 235HP twin Mercruiser engine, and a fiberglass hull. Inside the boat you'll find a full spacious cabin, sink, refrigerator, microwave, and bathroom. VIN: RGMHC192J495. The current price for this seized boat is at $4,550, with 4 days and 5 hours left to bid. Click here now for full membership access. It's simple and easy so don't miss out!
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.
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 ]
After 40 years in Business on the corner of Buchtel Blvd and South Pearl Street, Buchtel Motors will be closing and selling their remaining assets at public Auction. Auction will include, (2) Vehicles, Western 9,000 lb 2-Post Lift, (2) Rotary 7,000 lb 2- Post Lifts, Rotary 9,000 Lb Inground Smart Lift, Hunter Tire Changer, Hunter Wheel Balancer, Ammco Brake Lathe, Shops tools and Equipment, Storage Cabinets and Work Benches, Porcelain Automotive Signs, Office equipment, Ipads and assorted inventory.
Auction Nation brings the thrill and convenience of public auto auctions right to your computer with our Weekly Online Public Auto Auction! Every week we sell a great selection of cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, trailers, watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and much more! Our Auctions are open to the public so anyone can bid! Our transactions are the fastest in the industry and most titles are ready the day after the auction ends!

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. 


B’s Auto Inc. has been loyally serving their customers for over 31 years. After losing their lease they are closing their doors and offering their assets at online public auction. Including: Hunter WA330 Hawkeye Alignment Machine, Forward 4-Post 12,000Lb Lift, Forward 9,000Lb Lift, (2) Forward 7,000Lb Lifts, Rotary 7,000Lb Lift, SnapOn MT3750 Digital AVR Starting & Charging System Tester, Tire Balancer, Tire Changer, A/C Machines, Brake Lathe, Air Compressor, Used Oil Tank, Parts Washers, Oil Dispensing System, Pickup Truck, Automotive Equipment, Inventory, Shop Equipment, Office Equipment 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.
Next up is this 1982 Tiara Express vessel that will be going up for live auction on February 11th, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This recently seized boat measures 31 feet in length and sports twin Yamaha 6 cylinder outboard motors that are 225HP each. The boat has 3 blade propellers, a stainless steel hull, and a generator (although it is not operational). Aesthetically the boat appears in pretty decent shape but some of the interior wood panels need to be replaced and the A/C and lights do not work. With a little time and care however this boat can be up and running without a hitch. Want to learn more about this seized boat sale? Well all you have to do is click here to register with us right now!
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.
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.
ANTIQUES - COLLECTIBLES TOYS & MORE Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM Reynolds Auction Co., Inc. 3569 Palmyra-Newark Road, Palmyra, NY 14522 The Following is from the Estate of Dr. Goria Russell, a long time collector & part time dealer and from a local consignor. RUGS: Heriz 7' 7" x 10' 5"; Sparta 8' 1" x 8' 9"; Chinese 9' 2" x 11' 10";    [ View Full Listing ]

After 40 years in Business on the corner of Buchtel Blvd and South Pearl Street, Buchtel Motors will be closing and selling their remaining assets at public Auction. Auction will include, (2) Vehicles, Western 9,000 lb 2-Post Lift, (2) Rotary 7,000 lb 2- Post Lifts, Rotary 9,000 Lb Inground Smart Lift, Hunter Tire Changer, Hunter Wheel Balancer, Ammco Brake Lathe, Shops tools and Equipment, Storage Cabinets and Work Benches, Porcelain Automotive Signs, Office equipment, Ipads and assorted inventory.
Life getting you down again? Wife nagging you far too much about cleaning the dishes? Again? Just head on over to the marina and sail your troubles away with this 1982 Bayliner Conquest Sportbridge Stern Drive Power Boat. Within minutes, the roar of the Two 260 Horsepower motors will drown out any noise she tries to send your way. This boat, aptly named "Controlled Insanity," measures 32 Feet by 11 Feet, and is perfect for a day-long fishing trip, or a quick jaunt to a local island. A bid deposit of $1,876.00 is required to receive bidding rights on this vehicle. The online auction begins April 14th. Activate your free trial here, and get started on sailing away on this 1982 Bayliner Conquest Sportbridge today.

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.


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.
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.
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.
This public, online restaurant equipment auction is held multiple times throughout the year as an outlet for restaurants to buy and sell their quality equipment. Auction typically includes Walk-Ins, Hoods, Convection, Steam and Bakers Ovens, Range Ovens, Counter Top Grills And Griddles, Holding Cabinets, Counter Top and Floor Mixers, Stainless Steel Sinks and Tables, Dining Room Furnishings and Decor, Tables & Chairs, Reach Ins, Under Counter and Work Top Refrigerators and Freezers, Ice Machines, Automatic and Manual Slicers, Plate Ware and Small Wares and Much More.
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!!
This public, online restaurant equipment auction is held multiple times throughout the year as an outlet for restaurants to buy and sell their quality equipment. Auction typically includes Walk-Ins, Hoods, Convection, Steam and Bakers Ovens, Range Ovens, Counter Top Grills And Griddles, Holding Cabinets, Counter Top and Floor Mixers, Stainless Steel Sinks and Tables, Dining Room Furnishings and Decor, Tables & Chairs, Reach Ins, Under Counter and Work Top Refrigerators and Freezers, Ice Machines, Automatic and Manual Slicers, Plate Ware and Small Wares and Much More.
Brookside Gardens Spa & Salon has been the premier salon and full service spa in Berthoud Colorado. The salon is liquidating their salon equipment via online public auction to focus on the event center. Including: Sedona SF001 powered reclining pedicure stations, Kaemark EL64 hydraulic salon chairs, Saavy Salon Furnishings deluxe barber chairs, Kaemark Salon Furnishings single and double stylist stations, Kaemark barber stations with wash basins, Saavy Salon Furnishings massage tables with adjustable back, Earth Lite Sedona 32” tilt and trestle massage tables, facial steamers, equipment sterilizers, towel warmers, stone heaters, salon supply stations, spa lockers and much more.
When you’re in need of a reasonably priced used car, your best and easiest solution is to come to one of our used car auction events — either in person or online. Because our inventory is always being updated, there are lots of options available. Plus, because our prices are so good, you can save a great deal. At our auctions, we sell hundreds of cars for less than $1000 and are always open to the public — the bargains are just waiting for you.
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.
A well-maintained car will always have a clean dipstick when you check the oil or transmission fluid, so if it’s anything other than light and transparent, be careful. Also be sure to inspect the coolant overflow tank and shine a flashlight inside the radiator. If it looks like someone accidentally dumped chocolate milk in there it’s time to walk away, because that’s the sign of a blown head gasket.
The Sheriff makes no representations on the functionality, safety and recalls of the vehicles auctioned. Potential purchasers are strongly encouraged to conduct their own research on the history of the vehicles they wish to bid on. Vehicle safety recall information can be researched at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ .The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are provided in the Sheriff’s Sale notices for all vehicles sold in the Upcoming Auction(s) section of this webpage.

Although car auctions might help you in buying a dream car within your budget, it is a fact that these events are not publicized to larger extent. Experts feel that if there is an increase in the number of bidders at these auction, the final bid price will be affected. Again, dealership sale also gets affected with such flocking and it always slides down. Henceforth, you should expect that the auction information will always be hidden from the public. You should try to catch such data on websites that work as search engines for car auctions.
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.
Selling police evidence and surplus computers and office equipment for Colorado Cities, Counties and Police Departments. Over 500 Items of Assorted Police Evidence from Local Police Departments Consisting of: Tools, Jewelry, Car Stereos, Cell Phones, Televisions, Cameras, Watches, Toys, Etc. Surplus office equipment including: 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!
The Sheriff makes no representations on the functionality, safety and recalls of the vehicles auctioned. Potential purchasers are strongly encouraged to conduct their own research on the history of the vehicles they wish to bid on. Vehicle safety recall information can be researched at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ .The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are provided in the Sheriff’s Sale notices for all vehicles sold in the Upcoming Auction(s) section of this webpage.
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.
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.
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.
In recent years, public auctions have become commonly referred to as “the mechanic’s auction,” where lots can quickly become a money pit for novice bidders. There is no guarantee on the authenticity of the mileage on the odometer here, and since it’s an auction, you can’t drive the vehicle prior to bidding on it. This is a place where flood vehicles sell for top dollar after being hastily reupholstered in the hopes of duping amateur bidders, and cars with bad engines come loaded with heavy-duty oil in order to ensure it doesn’t belch smoke or leak on the auction block.
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.  
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