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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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