It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically. 

Bids can be made online for Internet auctions, or in person for live auctions. Accepted forms of payment typically are major credit cards and checks, and payment is due at the time of the close of the auction. Details may vary among auction houses and the state the auction is held in. As with all auctions, the vehicle is sold to the highest bidder.
State Equipment Fleet Conflict of Interest. It is the policy of the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities that State of Alaska employees directly involved with the decision to surplus or excess equipment are restricted from bidding on, or otherwise purchasing vehicles or equipment under SEF management control. This restriction applies to the State employee, and immediate family, as defined in AS 39.52 (Code of Ethics).
The State of Alaska DOT/PF State Equipment Fleet is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of all State owned vehicles and heavy equipment. The State Equipment Fleet is now selling all surplus equipment through the online auction bidding process. We currently offer all fleet equipment and vehicles through GovDeals for our online auctions. If you would like the opportunity to bid on any items offered for sale by the State Equipment Fleet please follow the link below to register with GovDeals. Once registered you will receive email notifications of all new sales as they become available. Registration is not required to view current items for sale.

State Equipment Fleet Conflict of Interest. It is the policy of the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities that State of Alaska employees directly involved with the decision to surplus or excess equipment are restricted from bidding on, or otherwise purchasing vehicles or equipment under SEF management control. This restriction applies to the State employee, and immediate family, as defined in AS 39.52 (Code of Ethics).
Law enforcement confiscates a large number of cars, mainly from people who committed traffic offenses and other driving related crimes like driving under influence (DUI). The first thing to do is to call the local police department and ask whether they have any impounded cars. Usually, many of these cars are located at towing yards. Prospective buyer should be aware that many of the cars here have not been maintained properly. Don't be surprised to see cars that have been stored there for many years. You may need to travel to many towing sites before you find a car that is suitable for your needs.
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.
The 18 City of Los Angeles Official Police Garages (OPGs) hold Lien Sales Auctions. The auctions are open to the public. All vehicles are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" and with all faults. Seller makes no warranty or refunds. Vehicles are sold in an open competitive bid auction. The highest bidder is the buyer. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid or stop the sale of a vehicle. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer's decision will be final.
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