Various U.S. government agencies, as well as state, county, and city government agencies, regularly conduct auctions of property and equipment, including vehicles of all types. US Auctions is the Southern California Auction House for State of California surplus automotive equipment. You can always look online or follow the local newspaper to watch for public auctions and when they are open. If I clicked the bid button on one of these places, I’d want to know the results sooner rather than later. The bad news for bargain hunters is that the bulk of these auctions are for dealers only. Some of the vehicles sold through the GSA have body problems but the engines are in great shape. If you can’t wait that long, they also hold public auctions of other used vehicles every week. The General Services Administration takes fleet vehicles that are no longer in use for all branches of government and splits them up into auctions which are held in every state.
He pointed out the contradiction between the GSA and NHTSA, which issues recall notices and encourages the public to get cars with defects fixed because of the safety risks they pose. Some government auctions are surplus property auctions that sell everything from computers, furniture, forklifts, to motor vehicles. Since Cincinnati is the largest Metro area in Ohio, it becomes an ideal place to hold government auctions for federal property. For most government-run auctions there are no buyers fees or registration charges. Most of the vehicles in GSA auctions were purchased new and driven by Government employees for official purposes.
If you live in a metropolitan area large enough to maintain and liquidate their own fleets of police, fire, and administrative vehicles, municipal auctions are another way to go. One example is New York’s Department of Citywide Services, which is sort of like the GSA of NYC.
Several GSA cars were not sold even though the bids were well above Kelly Blue Book value. Beadedmonkey said: Manheim and other wholesale auto auctions require you to hold a valid CA dealers license in order to register and buy their cars. I’ve read some of the reviews & they are bad only because Norwalk Auto Auction sells repossessed cars for lenders. The goal of the GSA is to pass savings on to the citizenry because it is your tax dollars that were used to purchase these vehicles in the first place. This communication is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney client relationship results. When you purchase GSA vehicles, you are purchasing vehicles that were owned by the federal government and used in specific government agencies. Some government auto auctions are restricted to licensed car dealers, but most are not. The City of San Antonio (COSA) offers retired fleet units weekly at San Antonio Auto Auction.
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.