With the birth of our son in 2009, we noticed our little minivan was quickly becoming too crowded for comfort. Most official government auctions are regularly announced in national newspapers (such as USA Today) or local newspapers as part of the legal requirements for conducting the auction. While purchasing a car at a government auto auction can be an excellent way to take advantage a great deal on a used car, buyers will want to prepare themselves in advance to ensure the best possible GSA auto auction experience. I’ve already learned that what the GSA says isn’t necessarily what will happen.
Well I used to sell cars at a dealership, and I was fairly current with going prices.. on average there was a about a $3000 savings to buy them from the GSA.. now that depends on the market for instance back when gas prices were worse then they are now a car sold at GSA for pretty close to what the selling price was on the street.
A smattering of consumer auctions are scattered around the country, including the Mason Dixon Auto Auction of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and Interstate Auto Auction of Salem, New Hampshire. To ice the cake on this adventure my husband (who was a mechanic for 15 years) popped the hood today to discover Norwalk Auto had done some unneeded engine work. In 2011, the two partners also founded El Paso Independent Auto Auction in El Paso, Texas. Government seized-property or surplus auctions are held all over the country at various locations and on various schedules. Across the United States, thousands of cars that have been retired by various agencies are auctioned off by the GSA. The GSA sales are typically the 3rd Tuesday of a given month and start promptly at 10:30. The GSA is the General Services Administration for the United States government.
No refund will be made unless the purchaser submits a written notice, claiming a miss-description, to the contracting officer within 15 calendar days of the date of specified for removal and maintains the property in the same condition as when removed.
In Ohio, there are normally government auctions that include federal fleet vehicles every few months. He also noted the contradiction between the GSA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is tasked with issuing federal recall notices and educating drivers about the risks recalls pose. Sign up now and you can experience huge savings on the purchase of a used vehicle by joining the hundreds of thousands of previous customers at Carriage Trade Public Auto Auction. Keep in mind that not all transactions that take place at GSA auction sites end up in amazing deals. You can still get a vehicle at these auctions below market price even if you are bidding against dealers. The city runs some interesting stuff, and includes fire engines in its auctions.