Government Car Auctions and the Truth About It

Revealing what government car auctions really are is called exposure. These auctions are typically very secretive about when and where they are held. Even though it is known that they exist, people who wish to attend one of these auctions don’t know where to find them. The cars displayed at the auctions are typically ones that are confiscated from drug dealers or repossessed from people who haven’t been able to pay the loans on their cars or who owe Government taxes. The most common source for cars to be auctioned off at such auctions is from the police impound.

When they hold these government car auctions they use the money from them for prosecuting the offenders. Sometimes it may go to pay back the victims. Mostly it goes into the coffers of whatever government held the auction, be it local, state or federal. The good thing about these government car auctions is that sometimes you really can get a great deal on a great car. The real trick is getting the information about when and where the auctions are going to be held. That’s why many times this information is ‘for sale’ and not available to just anybody.Auctioneers in Kansas

There are many agencies that scam people into believing they can give them the information on where these auctions are being held. The challenge is trying to find websites that will give this information for free. The Government makes people believe that they are extremely secret although the reason why they do this doesn’t make sense. The Government wants to sell these cars to make money and they know that there are many people interested; why not make these auctions public so they can bump up the prices and make even more money from those that are truly interested? The fact is, those who truly want you to believe these auctions are secret are the companies that want you to purchase the list of where the auctions are being held.

There are many Government sites that will provide information about all Government run auctions. Real estate auctions, car auctions, and auctions for general merchandise are among the. Government car auctions involve three Federal agencies in the auctions: the Department of the Treasury, the US Marshall’s Office, and the General Services Administration. These Government agencies will typically contract with several private agencies to hold the auctions although buyer’s fees are usually involved.

The internet is a fantastic place to find out about government car auctions. You can find out exactly when the next auction will be held, and for many you can bid online. If you should find the need to do so, you can also contact the ‘Consumer Information Center’ and request some auction information by telephone. (888-878-3256). They are located in Pueblo, Colorado. Local bulletin boards and newspapers and magazines are some other auction information sources that are worth checking out.

The information discussed in this article reveals the true intentions of Government car auctions. Before bidding, all interested auctionees will be required to register and must produce a photo ID. Once registered, you will receive a “bidder number” and a program list of all inventory up for auction. Take time during preview shows to look at the inventory list so you know exactly which item or items you plan to bid on. Auctioned items selling for more than $5,000 usually require a deposit to secure your winning bid while auction items selling for less than $5,000 require payment in full before the end of the day. Becoming familiar with the guidelines, rules, and expectations of the auction company is essential as each auction house operates differently from one another.