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.
Looking for a sweet deal on a speed boat? If you are, be sure to check out this recently seized 1991 Formula SR331 vessel going up for bid in Cape Coral, FL on March 12th 2009. This 33 foot boat has a twin Mercruiser 502 engine with Bravo 1 drives. The 415 horsepower gas powered engines have approximately 285 hours of use. It's in excellent condition and works without a hitch. VIN# TNRD1621H091. Also included in the sale is a 3 axle trailer for easy portability. The starting minimum bid will be $15,600 so hurry and register with us right now to get more info on this and other seized boat auctions in your area.
But there is a twist - NO firearms will be auctioned on PropertyRoom.com. Instead they are offered for auction through Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) partner BudsGunsShop.com on their auction website eGunner.com, a division of BudsGunShop.com. Partnering with an organization like BudsGunShop.com who has over 40 years’ experience in the firearms industry and has sold and shipped over 1 million firearms, ensures that firearms sold will be transferred from FFL to FFL and all legal requirements, including background checks before release, will be completed to the letter of the law.
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.
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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.
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.
When Jaws sees you cruising on this 1975 Sea Ray SRV300 Weekend Cruiser, he will think twice about trying to come after you. After all, you will have a 250 Horsepower Mercruiser, Inboard engine to chase after him when he attempts to menace you and your friends while you enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather. This boat is a great boat to take your friends out fishing for a day, or even for an overnight trip, as it comes with a galley that has both a refrigerator and stove-top. This boat may need a little love, however, it will provide that much more fun. This is an online auction, but you can preview the item Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, without an appointment. To find out more information, activate your free trial here.