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Friday, February 17, 2012

Find A Great Deal On A Vehicle In An Auto Auction in Georgia!

2002 Chevrolet TahoeThey say that a new car is your ticket to freedom. But did you know that Georgia has some pretty crazy laws? A very notable one is that you cannot keep donkeys in your bathtub. You should also be aware that it is illegal to keep an ice cream cone in your back pocket on a Sunday. Luckily for you these unusual laws will not play a factor in finding some great bargains on vehicles in a Georgia State auction!

The key to the open road lies in finding the right vehicle for you on one of the many government auctions held in and around Georgia! Most of these auctions are made up of vehicles claimed from seizures that are made by federal, state, or local government. These vehicles have been acquired because of various problems with payments or legal offenses. After that the vehicles are put up for auction that is either live or online. This is an incredible way to save a great deal of money on the purchase of a vehicle!

Plenty of these auctions are made public so it shouldn’t be too difficult finding one in Georgia. If you are busy on the day of an auction and cannot make it in person, then you might want to take part in one of the many online government auctions available. Online auctions are very similar to live ones, except that they are held on the Internet for a set amount of time to bid. If you are familiar with eBay then you will be a pro at an online auto auction!

If you are looking for a specific type of vehicle–whether it is a hatchback, a coup, or a van—you can probably find them online. You simply need to search searching for your local auction or find something from the list of thousands of different vehicles at the online auto auctions. Want more info? Click here!


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Posted in Automobiles, Autos, Cars, Luxury Cars, Sports Cars, Tractors, Trailers
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New York City Offers Some Great Car Auctions

New York City, home of the bright lights of Broadway, and new home of Amare Stoudemire, is also home to some great auto auctions.  In fact, the Sheriff of New York City holds an auction every few weeks, and much to the delight of those  that attend, you can find yourself some good deals on everything from 2-Door Coupes to 4-Door Sedans, to Sports Cars, and even Luxury Cars.  These auctions are not the only auctions to be found in the greater New York City Metro Area.

The New York City Sherriff’s Office is not the only New York City Agency that holds auctions.  Various New York City Departments from Public Works to Administrative Services sell surplus vehicles.  Vehicles from heavy machinery such as bulldozers, to those small cars that meter-maids sometimes use, to hybrid vehicles used by various agencies.  The NYPD even holds their own auctions ranging from seized vehicles to abandoned and surplus vehicles.

These New York  City auctions are not the only ones.  You can also find great auctions just minutes from Midtown Manhattan.  Auctions that are run by private groups on behalf of the United States Customs Service, and U.S. Marshals.  These are the auctions where you will be more likely to find yourself some fancy cars.  That two-door sports car that normally retails for far north of what you would like to spend could be had for much less than that.  It is a matter of being wise with how you spend your money.

With all of these auctions it is important to know what you are looking for.  After all, there are your regular, good old reliable sedans that everybody always wants.  And then there are the ones that collectors are after.  And finally there are those that are better off being sold for scrap.  With auctions in New York City, it is simply a matter of finding the VIN, which is posted on their auction page.  Once you have the VIN, commonly known as the Vehicle Identification Number, you can find Car History Report.  With that in hand, you can set your bidding amount and know where you want to go.  Basically how much are you willing to spend.

On the topic of actual auctions, the US Marshal Service usually holds their auction once per quarter (or season).  These auctions will usually have around anywhere between Forty and One Hundred Vehicles.   They are not always limited to your sports cars, luxury cars, used Government cars, and fancy cars.  Sometimes you can find yourself a custom motorcycle, or just a really high end motorcycle.  Because of how these auctions work, you would be wise to monitor, and look for them to pop up in the government auction list, as the U.S. Marshal Service is very careful how they hold their Seized and Forfeited Car Auctions.

The same goes for the NYC Sheriff Auctions, and the regular auctions held throughout the greater metropolitan New York City area, as these lists are usually not published until a few weeks before the auction.  That is why it would be a wise idea to monitor the auctions before actually taking your chances.  That means doing your homework, researching cars, and attending an auction before actually entering the fray.

Once you are prepared, you can start monitoring auction dates, and have your notepad down, ready to write down VIN Codes, and spend the necessary time acquiring on a vehicle history report.  The best way to monitor these auctions?  Activate your free trial here. Once you are a member, monitoring and searching for those government auction deals will become much easier.  By keeping tabs on these auctions, doing your research, and being patient, you will be able to find some great deals, just by being able to look for the car you want.  After all, it is the New York City Metropolitan Area where hundreds of cars are seized and sold every year.


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Posted in Automobiles, Autos, Cars, Luxury Cars, Sports Cars
Monday, July 5, 2010

Local Police Car Auctions

Are you looking for a cheap reliable mode of transportation, but don’t want to wait hours for a bus or train to show up?  There is a much better option – local police car auctions are the place to go for a great deal on used and seized vehicles.  Local police departments are filled with cars that they no longer need or have no intention of holding onto.  These cars are the ones that the public gets a chance to bid on, with the chance to own the car and drive away.  Want to be one of those lucky people; well you’ve come to the right place.

Local police car auctions come about for a variety of reasons.  The local police could be interested in selling off excess cars.  The local police can have an excess amount of cars because they have bought newer cars that are better built to handle the rigors of police driving.  That is not to say that buying a used police car means that you are buying a bad car.  Rather, police cars are built in a certain way to handle a much larger amount of stress – such as car chases, traffic stops and its associated stresses (sudden starts and stops), and transporting suspected criminals.  These used police cars will still be very useable and will probably be in much better shape than most other used cars, because of their added strength and durability.

Other cars find their way into the auction through police seizures.  The local police will usually seize items such as jewelry, entertainment equipment, and cars in addition to any narcotic seizures.  They do this because of these items are usually obtained through ill-gotten gains.  Other cars are seized because of moving violations, failure to pay parking tickets, and because they have gone unclaimed after being stolen.  These cars can sometimes be had at a great discount.  Depending on the type of seizure, the starting bid may be really low, because the local police are just trying to cover their expenses as it relates to the car.  Just think of the opportunities available to you with these auctions.  You will end up spending less time and money doing the research and going to an auction than you will if you go to a dealership and spend hours looking and haggling over prices.

When attending an auction it is best to spend the time doing your research prior to the auction.  That means looking up the cars available at auction, and inspecting the cars (if possible).  The time you spend doing this will be no different than the time you spend at a used car lot.  However, unlike a used car lot, once the auction starts, it will be over rather quickly.  You will also, more than likely, be getting the car for cheaper than at a used car lot.  Used car salesmen will attend these auctions in order to add cars to their inventory.  These cars will be sold for a profit on their lots.  By going to the auction you will be cutting out the middleman (used car salesperson) and be getting a used car for cheaper.

So, how do you find local police car auctions?  You can scour your local newspaper, or search online.  Or you can activate your free trial here.  With thousands of listings, you will be able to find anything you want from cars, to phones, to homes.


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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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Posted in Automobiles, Autos, Cars, Luxury Cars
Friday, June 18, 2010

Government 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 un-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.  Your best bet would be to activate your free three-day trial. Once there, you can find links to thousands of online auto auctions – auctions that are reputable, because they are done through the government.  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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