In some communities, auction houses host their own auctions on a regular basis, such as once a month or bi-weekly. Items at these auctions may be specialized, such as a toy auction, or include more general merchandise such as household belongings or antiques. Typically, an auction house allows you to look at and pick up items being offered before the auction begins. Visit the auction house's website or scan local auction listings in a local newspaper or online classified-ads site. Calling the auction house or auctioneer is another way to find out about upcoming public auctions run by the auction house or auctioneer.
Government auctions, held by a local school district, police department, city hall or county administrations, occur when a government entity has surplus, unwanted or unneeded items. Everything from office furniture to overhead projectors and unclaimed bicycles may be found at government auctions. In some locales, auctions are held once or twice a year, while some organizations may hold auctions more frequently. Scan your local free weekly newspaper for news of upcoming government auctions, or look at the bulletin boards in local government buildings where public information is posted. Police auctions sometimes include vehicles and luxury items seized during arrests; these auctions are often advertised in local newspapers or by searching online for local government or police auctions.
Call this location @ 734/374-1861 to determine the # of units for Auction this day. This is the continuning location for 7 Auctions for ( ESS ) Extra Space Storage Inc. this day, the next Sale after  Southegate is ESS @ 10:30 AM at 3500 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti 48197, then we proceed to ESS @11:00 AM at 1900 Old Rawsonville Rd. 48111. For more Auction information on other sales go to our web page www.tateauctioneers.com Then click on the HOME PAGE for ALL AUCTIONS LISTING...
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
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By now, I've probably convinced you that their are bargains to be had at seized vehicle auctions, but the next question is obvious: How do you find seized vehicle auctions in your area? Fortunately there are number of websites which specialize in providing timely information on this topic, and by joining any of them you'll be able to find information government and police auctions that are local to you.


Internet auctions typically last seven days, and operate like eBay auctions. Each listing links to the auction house website where bids can be placed. From that site, bidders are asked to register in order to bid on a vehicle. Live auctions are public auctions held at a specific date and location and are usually published in newspapers in addition to the online listing at GovSales.
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As you browse the government auction sites above, you'll notice some link you to additional sites run by private contractors. These contractors have legitimate relationships with the government, but bidder beware: other private companies will try to make their auctions seem like government auctions as a marketing ploy. Always start with the legitimate links provided by the government itself. Good luck!
Keep in mind that tow impound and police auctions in NC & SC have smaller inventories than the larger public auto auctions in NC & SC(click for a list). However, it is possible to get some really great deals at these public surplus auctions. Most of these vehicles are impounds, abandoned, or government surplus. Contact the auction beforehand to verify when their next sale is scheduled. These auctions are all public and located in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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Clark County Treasurer’s Office trustee property auctions are generally held once a year in the spring, with possibly another one in the fall.  By state law, real properties that have delinquent taxes (including applicable penalties, interest, and costs/fees) remaining at the end of three consecutive fiscal years is deeded into the name of the Clark County Treasurer as trustee.  These properties become eligible for sale at public auction unless the total amount owed is paid in full. 

Auctions to settle an estate may involve personal belongings, the contents of a home, farm or even the property itself. This type of auction is advertised in local newspapers in advance; many papers offer the same classified listings on their websites as well. Auction listings and ads include the name of the auctioneer; the auctioneer's website typically shows or lists some of the the items being sold at any given auction. Contact the auction company directly to find out about more auctions they manage, to be put on a mailing list or an email subscription, if the company has one.

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.

While the chances of you finding and successfully bidding on a luxury sports car, such as a Lamborghini, are slim, a seized-car auction offers you the opportunity to get a great deal on many other vehicle makes and models. By knowing what steps to take when going through the inspection and bidding process, you can greatly improve your chances of getting a great deal on a quality vehicle.


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.
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).
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Federal government auctions. Federal government car sales were once handled by the agency that had the vehicles to auction. For example, the DEA auctioned off both fleet vehicles and cars that were been seized from drug dealers and other criminals. Fleet vehicles are the cars that DEA agents drive as company vehicles. There are numerous agencies that auction vehicles. Recently these vehicles and auctions have been consolidated under a single website. GovSales consolidates numerous government auctions under one roof. It is easy to search by product type as well as type of vehicle. It shows what state the vehicle is located in as well as any available information. Photos are sometimes available, but not always. It often provides links to other sites that have additional information 

Buying a car can put a strain on any budget. Luckily, you can choose between a couple of methods when searching for a vehicle. One of those options, buying a seized car, can save you money while giving you access to high-end vehicles. Seized-vehicle auctions generally feature vehicles that have been repossessed by a bank, were seized by the government during their operations and then impounded, and are surplus state, local, and federal government vehicles. When taking part in seized-car auctions, you can either participate online or in person.
The various other disadvantage of it is that your objective is to bargain the cost of anything reduced so you obtain a wonderful deal. At the same time the salesclerk is constantly elevating the costs higher as long as he remains to have interested events bidding process on the thing. Obviously not everybody at a public auction is most likely to exist to bid on the very same products.
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Finding a great deal on a vehicle is straightforward when attending a seized-car auction. You can get many of the vehicles up for auction at a greatly reduced price, making seized-car auctions worth your while when looking for a vehicle. Before bidding, have the vehicle you are interested in inspected by an experienced mechanic to ensure that it doesn't have any hidden problems.
State of Alaska Policy on Employee Purchase of Surplus Supplies. 2AAC 12.600 which states “An employee, contractor, or grantee of an agency that owns or disposes of surplus supplies may not directly or indirectly purchase or agree with another person to purchase surplus supplies if the employee, contractor or grantee is, or has been, directly or indirectly involved in the disposal, maintenance or preparation for sale of the surplus supplies.”
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Certified checks, bank drafts, and debit cards with dollar limitations and/or PIN Number requirements, are not acceptable. All checks and money orders must be made payable to GSA. A personal or company check will be accepted only when accompanied by a bank letter guaranteeing payment. The government does not provide any form of financing. This letter must be on a bank letterhead and must state that:
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.
January 9th from 8:30am - 3:00pm at the auction location in Loveland. Please due your due diligence during inspection to determine what will be needed for removal. If you have any questions at all, please contact us prior to bidding. We urge you to conduct a thorough inspection of all items before placing any bids. All Items are sold AS-IS WHERE-IS with NO guarantees.
The Enterprise Services Surplus Operations program leads the state’s efforts to redistribute items state agencies, local governments and public organizations no longer need. Although agencies may no longer need these items they may still have usefulness and can be purchased by other government organizations or the public. This allows the state to save taxpayer dollars and resources by extending the life of items and minimizes the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Call this location @ 734/374-1861 to determine the # of units for Auction this day. This is the continuning location for 7 Auctions for ( ESS ) Extra Space Storage Inc. this day, the next Sale after  Southegate is ESS @ 10:30 AM at 3500 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti 48197, then we proceed to ESS @11:00 AM at 1900 Old Rawsonville Rd. 48111. For more Auction information on other sales go to our web page www.tateauctioneers.com Then click on the HOME PAGE for ALL AUCTIONS LISTING...
The links below are police seizure, government surplus, and towing/wrecker impound auctions around the state of Texas. All of these are open to the public. These auctions are held less frequently than typical public auto auctions in Texas. Tow and police auctions are usually held monthly or quarterly. Visit the website for the auction you are interested in for more information on vehicle inventory and when the next auction will be held. Be sure to visit the website before contacting the auction because the information you need may already be provided.
Certified checks, bank drafts, and debit cards with dollar limitations and/or PIN Number requirements, are not acceptable. All checks and money orders must be made payable to GSA. A personal or company check will be accepted only when accompanied by a bank letter guaranteeing payment. The government does not provide any form of financing. This letter must be on a bank letterhead and must state that:
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.
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