Don’t ever consider buying cars here because the people here are inconsiderate and unprofessional, we tried to return the car that we bought and put it in arbitration and they said we can’t because it’s within 7 days and we returned it on the 7th day. Employees (or their agents) of all other Commonwealth agencies and members of their immediate families are prohibited from purchasing vehicles at Commonwealth used vehicle auctions that were assigned to, or surplused by, their employing agency if the sale price exceeds $100.00.
Oh, the GSA Reps repeatedly state that GSA will only accept bids at FMV This makes no sense to me b/c I don’t know anyone who will meet GSA’s auction conditions ($5,000 EMD , QD, no title insurance, slow process with no guarantees or protections) AND pay FMV.
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.
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.
Additionally, he has partnered with Greg Mahugh in founding El Paso Independent Auto Auction, which opened in January of 2011, and DAA Seattle, which launched in the spring of 2013. But Ditlow said the GSA could have fixed the cars for free before selling them. Have someone drive you to the next GSA auction (as I mentioned earlier) and drive your new car home. Otherwise, the auctions wouldn’t be as popular as they are and no one would participate. For more information, please see Other Auctions of State Surplus Vehicles below.