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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Government Auctions Trucks

Did you ever dream of building and driving a monster truck?  How about just owning a truck, and being able to have a better view of the road?  Do you watch rock-crawlers and wish that you could do the same thing?  Well then have I got a story for your.  The Government Auctions trucks, and we aren’t just talking about your grandfather’s classic Ford or Chevrolet, we are talking pickup trucks, troop carriers, and your run of the mill refrigerated truck.  These trucks are just begging to be brought home by you.

You may be asking yourself (or not) how does the government obtain these trucks, and why would they want to sell a perfectly good troop carrier?  Very simple – just like you outgrew your clothing, the government outgrew their need for these trucks.  However, not all trucks make their way to the auction block that way.  Some trucks end up being auctioned because their previous owners were involved with crime, or did not pay their taxes – leading to their seizure by the government.  And much like their four-wheeled cousins (the car), these trucks are led to the auction block because the government usually has no need for these seized trucks.

Now to explain the amount of trucks available for auction.  You have all the various branches of the government.  From Homeland Security, to the Secret Service, to the Environmental Protection Agency – all of these agencies use trucks for their various projects.  From there, we can move on to your local and state governments, both of which have many agencies that use trucks – from snowplows to regular pickup trucks for their various tasks.  As you can see, that can amount to thousands of trucks that you can have at discount.  And lest we forget to mention the military – we are talking military trucks, troop transports, refrigerated trucks (soldiers need to eat unspoiled food too).  Not only are their many trucks up for auction, but also there are many different types of trucks to suit your every need.

If you were to purchase one of these trucks, you can now use them for either your own use, or for the use of your business.  And the best part of that is you will not have to spend a lot of money on these trucks.  Because these trucks that are auctioned by the government are not necessary anymore, the government wants you to take them off their hands.  Even better is that you don’t need to go to a used-car dealership and have to haggle for a questionable truck – prior to the auction, you can look the trucks over and make sure that they are in good condition.  You could also look at the vehicle history report to ensure that you will be bidding on a reputable truck.

Finding the government truck auctions can sometimes be a hassle.  You have to search government auctions trucks, or do a thorough investigation of local newspapers around the country.  Or you can make that task easier by activating your free trial here, and searching through the thousands of listings available right at your fingertips.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Government Auctions Repossessed Cars

2005 bentley continental gt or 31,023 frontDid you ever watch the TV show COPS and wonder what happens to the cars after the police chase is over (And no, I am not talking about the cars that end up plowing into everything on the road – I am talking about the peaceful chases that end with no real damage to the car, other than maybe a flat tire)?  Depending on the nature of the crime, the car will be repossessed and will eventually find its way to the auction block.  Once at the auction block, this once quasi-famous car will be joined by some of its other four-wheeled brethren where a government auction on repossessed cars will take place.

Not all cars come to the auction block with a televised resume.  Some cars are repossessed because the owner failed to pay taxes on the car leading to the IRS or another government agency seizing the car.  Other cars have more of an international flair – having been seized by customs when the proper tariffs weren’t paid.  And of course, there are the aforementioned seizures by police.  Not all of those seizures come about because of a car chase.  Some of the cars are repossessed because they were used to commit a criminal act, while others cars are repossessed because they were obtained through illegal means, such as being stolen then resold, or with illegally obtained funds.  The end result of all of the government having these repossessed cars is that the government auctions repossessed cars, and you can purchase one of these cars at auction.  When you are purchasing these cars you will be able to buy them at a discount.

Purchasing these cars at auction will save you the hassle of trudging down to the used-car dealership and dealing with a pushy salesperson, who will try to sell you on a car that you do not want.  Then you have to deal with finding out the real history of the car, and wondering whether the dealership is telling you the truth about the car not having water damage – despite the discolored flooring and rusty body.  With a government auction you don’t have to worry about that.  No pushy salesman will be trying to get you to buy a questionable car.  You will be able to inspect the car on your own, read the vehicle history report, and not have to worry about some random salesperson questioning your motives.  Well, not exactly.  You may actually bump into a few used car salesman at a government repossessed cars auction.  After all, they have to get their used cars somehow.  They will usually be the early bidders on a car, and will drop out when the price gets too high.  However, the best way to get yourself a deal with a Government Auction on Repossessed Cars is to do your research and know what car(s) you want to find.  After all, with the right amount of research you may end up finding a great deal on a sports car, or luxury sedan.

So now that we know what kind of deals you can get with government auctions on repossessed cars you have to know where to find these deals.  You can search for hours online, or reading through newspapers.  Or you can go and activate your free trial here, and search through the thousands of listings to find exactly what you are looking for.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Federal Government Vehicle Auctions

Have you ever dreamed of owning a bulletproof secret service car?  What about a military Humvee?  How about a motorcycle (sidecar included)?  Yes, you can actually do that so long as you use some creativity.  The Federal Government has no need for supposedly outdated vehicles like older Humvees, boats, aircraft, and motorcycles (with sidecars).  In fact, fighter jets from the 1960s are being re-purposed to set the new land-speed record.  With new technologies, and the ever-evolving landscape of politics, war and tax collection, vehicles, are sent out to pasture at Federal Government vehicle auctions.  This is where you can find yourself a great deal, or two, on Federal Government vehicles that you can use in everyday life.

Federal Government vehicle auctions come about for a variety of reasons.  More often than not, it is a result of the Federal Government updating its vehicular fleets.  The Federal Government regularly updates its fleets of vehicles to cope with the ever-changing landscapes presented.  For example, the current move towards green technology means that older and less-efficient vehicles are being removed from public service – resulting in excess vehicles.  This means that you could have a chance to purchase a like new car for much cheaper than the sticker price, potentially saving thousands of dollars.  Lets say that you already own a well-functioning car, and have no need for a car – your farm on the other hand needs some new vehicles.  Fear not, Federal Government vehicle auctions also have tractors, plows seeders, and other farming related vehicles.  And that is not even close to half the amount of items available for auction.  When you consider the sheer size of the federal government and all of the agencies underneath its umbrella, you can see the large amount of possibilities.  Say you run a factory and are in need of a vehicle that can transport you from one end to the other, and is quicker than walking, you may be able to find yourself a small motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, or possibly a moped.  Say you like fishing, but don’t want to have to constantly bum rides from friends to go fishing, just head on over to a federal government vehicle auction, and you will probably find yourself a nice, swift boat to go fishing with.

The sheer amount of vehicles available for auction when the Federal Government holds a vehicle auction is hard to imagine.  Just think of it this way.  The Federal Government has a presence in the air, sea and land.  For each of those places, they need vehicles.  Included in those vehicles are support vehicles that help to handle communications, transport and distribute supplies in times of emergency; vehicles that handle transport of dignitaries, criminals, and employees.  That pushes the amount of vehicles available at auction into the hundreds and perhaps even the thousands (depending on the type of auction, and which branches are involved).  But before you decide to commit money to a Federal Government vehicle auction you should check and make sure that you can bid for the items at a Federal Government vehicle auction, because some of them are limited due to the sensitive nature of the Federal Government vehicle, and hardware in the vehicle.

Now you asking yourself, how you can get in on the action?  We all want Federal Government vehicles, and we definitely don’t want to overpay the resellers or parts dealers who are usually buying inventory at these auctions.  We want well-priced vehicles, and we don’t want to stay up late watching TV – waiting for a sketchy infomercial to come on and tell you that you can own a brand new car for pennies on the dollar (highly unlikely).  We don’t want to spend hours looking through newspapers, and local shopping guides.  We want it to be simple, safe, easy and most importantly, we want to be able to search quickly.  So save yourself some time and activate your free trial here.  Then search through the thousands of listings, to find what you are looking for…you know that Humvee that you like so much.  Then with some shrewd bidding, you may just end up owning a Humvee.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Online Auto Auctions

Buying a car nowadays requires a lot of effort.  First you have to do all the research on the car.  And once you have done your research you then have to head down to the dealership to find out how much the car will cost you.  You can end up spending weeks traveling to and from all the dealerships in your area – trying to find a deal that best suits you.  Yet you end up spending more than you want on a car that you don’t love.  Not to mention the amount of time you inevitably have to take off from work and making money.  Going to online auto auctions saves you time and money.

Online auto auctions can be a hazardous adventure for the under-researched – you know, the people who see a deal on a 67’ Mustang, put down $5,000 (thinking it was a steal) only to realize that the car has been in four major accidents, and was just recently fished out of a lake.  Hence the need for research.  With the volume of online auto auctions, taking the time to find the reputable cars available would be a good idea.  Remember, there are literally tens of thousands of cars available.  The vast majority does come from legitimate places such as from the government (federal, state, and local).  And more likely than not, you will end up at some form of a government online auto auction.  There you will find cars ranging from the mundane to the outrageous amphibious military vehicle.  Of course you would be wise to find out the vehicle’s history.  More likely than not, that means obtaining the Vehicle Identification Number (If the car has had major work, then make sure that you get the Vehicle Identification Number for any replacement parts, such as the engine and transmission), and using it to get a vehicle history report.  Once you have that vehicle history report, you can make an educated decision on how much you are willing to bid.  The best decision you can make is to stick to that number.  Remember, you will more likely than not be able to find a similar car, for the price that you set.

So, how do you go about finding a reputable online auto auction.  There are many auction sites out there, and many do a good job verifying the sellers, but you can’t always be certain of the source.  Finding these online auto auctions requires careful searching, and knowledge of how online auto auctions run.  And unlike auction houses, there aren’t always verifiable sources.  You can try your luck with a search engine, but you can never be absolutely certain that you aren’t being taken advantage of.  Activate your free trial here, find reputable Government Auctions, and make your life much simpler and easier.  Remember to be smart and do your research.  Once you have, you should be good to go, and should have no trouble succeeding at finding yourself a nice car with online auto auctions.

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