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Friday, June 25, 2010

Police Auto Auctions

Those annoying police sirens at 2am aren’t always a bad thing.  Once in a while, it is the police seizing cars – cars that will end up at their next auto auction.  Police auto auctions are an interesting auction, because they can potentially involve hundreds of varying types of vehicles.  In the past few months, the police of a small municipality auctioned off a motorized recliner, after owner was spotted driving it while drunk.  Your chances of being able to buy a similar item at a police auto auction is probably very slim (read 1 in about 100 million), however, you can end up with a pretty nice used car.  At police auto auctions, the police are usually only seeking to recoup their expenses, which can potentially mean a steal of a deal for you.

Police auto auctions are filled with not only seized cars (both from criminals and from people who failed to pay parking tickets), but surplus police cars, and unclaimed stolen cars.  That means that there is a potential gold mine of cars just waiting for a new owner to come along and purchase them.  With the sheer amount of cars available for auction you are sure to find yourself the car you want at a police auto auction.  But before you head over to police auto auctions, it would be a good idea to do your research.  Much like you would before buying a new car, you should check out the type of car you want, and make sure it suits your need.  After all, you wouldn’t want to settle on a car your just don’t like.  And once you have chosen the type of car you want, you should do your research on the cars being auctioned.  Have they been in an accident, set on fire, been flooded, or are they in perfect condition?  All of this information can be obtained in a vehicle history report, which is why it would be a good idea to look up this information and know what you are getting yourself into.  You should also have a good idea of how much money you plan on spending at auction.  Going in to a police auto auction without having a ceiling, can leave you vulnerable and may leave you in the position of paying too much for a car you don’t really like.  So hold to your strategy and you will be in good shape for the auction.

All of this information is worthless, unless you know where to find police auto auctions.  You could have your car seized by the police, and chances are you would be able to track it through the system and find out where to purchase the car auction.  You could also look in your local newspapers, and even look online, but chances are you will end up spending hours looking for all of this information – making it more of a hassle than going to a used car dealership.  The best way to search is to go to www.GovernmentAuctions.org where you can activate your FREE three-day trial.  Once there, you can search for auctions across the country, and find the car of your dreams.


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