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.

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. 


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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR BEAUTIFUL Ole's Ice Cream Parlour and Ottimo Italian Restaurant Equipment Auction Which Features a Blodgett Gas Combi Oven, Titan 60 Quart Mixer, Imperial Gas 4 Burner Range, NEW Master Bilt Ice Cream Merchandiser, NEW True Sandwich Board, SaniServ Frozen Beverage Machines, Franklin Rotisserie, Goshen Air Cooled Ice Cream Machines, 2013 Fricon Ice Cream Freezer   [ View Full Listing ]
Regardless of their mileage or whether they’re running properly or not, most vehicles at auctions tend to get labeled “as is” in order to prevent any headaches for the auction house down the line. So don’t go in expecting warranties or the ability to sue someone for selling you a total piece of crap. Auctions are like gambling in a lot of ways, and the only way to win is to pay to play.
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.
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.
Searching for an unbelievable deal on a boat? You're in luck! On January 12th this 1999 Doral 230 Platinum series boat will be going up for live auction in Forston, GA. This beauty comes with a 1999 Mercruiser 5.7 inboard engine that is incredible powerful. Not only is this vessel perfect for day trips, but it is also ideal for overnight getaways as well. Boat registration # GA 6102 HK. Also included in the sale is a Magic Tilt trailer for easy mobility. The minimum bid will be starting at $3,000 so if you'd like to get more auction information then all you have to do is register with us right now. Hurry, great deals like this don't last forever!
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

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.


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Don't get discouraged with your first auction. It takes a good sense of what a vehicle is worth, and the ability to think fast-plus some luck and common sense-to get a good deal. Watch the seasoned bidders at work to catch the gist of it. If you're a smart bidder, government auctions can be a good place to find an inexpensive second car or work truck. Just remember: any deal that seems to be too good to be true probably is!
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE CAREFULLY, AS THEY HAVE BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED.  THIS IS AN INTERNET-ONLY AUCTION!  AUCTION CLOSING DATE: March 26th, beginning at 12:07 pm.  Bidding closes on the first item at 12:07 pm, then closes at the rate discussed in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.  INSPECT: Sunday, March 24th 12 pm - 4   [ View Full Listing ]
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.
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 ]
Law enforcement has the ability to seize or confiscate the property of criminals, or property used by criminals or their associates for the purpose of conducting illegal activity. For example, a person convicted of drug trafficking or the selling of stolen property will forfeit their vehicles and any other property that is used to perpetuate illegal activity or was obtained by the proceeds of that illegal activity. When a vehicle is seized, it's held by the agency until the time of auction.

This next auction is for a Searay 500 Sundancer Sport Cruiser yacht aka "Attenuator". This yacht measures 50' ft in length, 4' draft, and a 15' beam. It has a 640HP Caterpillar 3196 inline 5 cylinder engine, a 550 gallon fuel tank, and a 150 gallon water tank. Inside this yacht you'll find all the amenities you would at home: a full-sized bedroom, guest room, kitchen with full sized refrigerator and 3 burner stove, built-in microwave and coffeemaker, 31,000 BTU Cruiseair A/C, and a lot more. It even comes with an emergency inflatable dingy with outboard motor. To learn more about this auction that will be taking place on February 18th all you have to do is register with us right now!


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:

Wednesday March 20 VMD Farms Retirement 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   [ View Full Listing ]

Going up for live auction at the end of April is this Pro-Line Sportsman vessel, model 230. This 23 foot boat comes with 2 gas powered Yamaha twin motors that are 200 horsepower each. The engines are 3 blade and have stainless steel propellers. The beam of the boat measures 8' 6"and the draft is 2'6". Unfortunately it does not include the trailer that is in the picture. Hull ID: PLCSFO55C393. Want to find out more about this upcoming seized boat auction taking place in Fort Lauderdale? Then be sure to click here in order to register now because great deals like this don't last!
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.
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 – 10:00 A.M. . LOCATION:  920 S. COLLEGE ST.,  SILOAM SPRINGS, AR 72761 DIRECTIONS:  IN SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. AT INTERSECTION OF HWY 412 AND SOUTH MT. OLIVE, TURN NORTH ON SOUTH MT. OLIVE. FOR ONE BLOCK TURN WEST ON KENWOOD ST.  TRAVEL 1 ½ BLOCKS TO AUCTION ON RIGHT. TRACTOR – TRUCK – TRAILER 1989 GMC 3500 – TRUCK W/10’   [ View Full Listing ]

Medical Simulation Corporation is a global healthcare leader providing education services, including consulting, online courseware and simulation training in areas that are most impactful to hospitals and their patients such as sepsis and stroke. After selling part of the Company to Mentice, Medical Simulation Corp is selling off its remaining assets at a public online auction. This auction to include: Stratasys Mojo 3d printer, Laerdal Sim Suite products including: Sim Man 3G Mannequins, Sim Junior Mannequins, Sim Suite Instructor PCs, Sim Suite Training PCs, Gaumard Newborn HAL simulation mannequins, Blue Phantom Ultrasound central line training models, Philips Heart start lx, Steris Hausted Horizons Series Medical Gurneys, Medical Equipment and supplies, RedHead premium Gun hard cases, Skyline tradeshow cases, Flip Video Unit, Pallet Jacks and Accessories.

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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