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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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