What Are Free Police Car Auctions?

By: marclindsay
Im sure youve heard of car auctions? If not well youre in for a surprise. There are many car auctions running thought the USA and is becoming more popular through word of mouth.

Back in the days car dealers were the ones who know about car auctions and had access to them. Thats why when most people buy cars they couldnt save much.

Times have changed and now car auctions are just another day in the park where youll expect to get a good bargain on the car youre buying. Its probably bad for car dealers but Im sure theyll live.

Now a police car auction is slightly different to a standard car auction. Police auctions are mostly police agencies, departments, county sheriffs and state and federal law enforcement agencies with either lost, abandoned or confiscated vehicles. The police department usually ends up keep these cars due to arrest and forfeitures.

Youll often hear of a police car auction when they have a parking lot full of cars. Theyll then need to sell them off for room or to raise funds. When selling these cars the police only want to gain a profit for their budge or general funds.

Thats why youll get a better deal at police car auctions over a standard car auction
Vehicles that are impounded or forfeited are usually the ones with the most savings so keep your eye open when you see these cars. Its usually in good condition because the owner has lost their car not stolen or found which usually ends up in the scrap yards. With impounded and forfeited auctions youll find anything from plans, homes, cars, motorcycles and even boats

Theres unclaimed and abandoned property which is also another massive saving. Usually theres not a lot of great stuff in this section of the auction however check it out anyway because you never know what you might find. Lost and found usually means that someones lost their stuff and if its valuable and unclaimed, Its yours to buy. But usually sold to the highest bidder just like any auction.

Most free police car auctions are run internally or through a third party company. Once youve bided for an item make sure you have the money to buy it. Nothing worse than miss leading a bunch of police offers. Another thing you should do before visiting police car auctions is to find out what items are for bid and research the market value for them. This way you know youre getting yourself a deal. Best of luck and I hope you save a ton.
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