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.
GSA sells used personal property according to the U.S. Government's Standard Form 114C April 2001, "General Sale Terms and Conditions." Customers may ask to review a copy from any of the GSA regional Sales Offices. Please carefully study the terms and conditions in the Invitation for Bid and in any notices provided at auctions and other sales. Be sure you understand any special terms.
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.
The Department of Facilities Management Property Services shall be responsible for administering the disposition of all surplus property for the Boulder campus. For purposes of this policy, surplus property includes all equipment, furniture and other property that is not built into or permanently fastened to the walls, ceilings or floors of a building.