C. copy of your dealership’s check from the bank account that you will be using to conduct business at the auction. The GSA 15-passenger van we purchased was a maroon 2002 Chevy with 46,000 miles on it. It was in tip-top condition, and only cost us $8900 total, fees included. GSA nor the Auction Contractor guarantee functionality, compatibility, or availability of concurrent bidding systems. Second is a Search for Auctions,” which allows a user to locate specific GSA auction houses by state. It is evidence of title only and is to be used by the purchaser to obtain a proper state motor vehicle registration. NOTE attending the GSA sale online requires that you register with and pay for any transactions via credit or debit card.
This was the first of two inaugural sales for the Dealer’s Auto Auction family of auctions, with the second GSA event held Thursday, August 23 at their facility in Mobile, Ala. Clarence Ditlow with the Center for Auto Safety called out the GSA for selling cars with recalls that could have been fixed for free.
Many auctions have a preview period of about two days preceding the auction in which you can look over and inspect the vehicles. While the corporate auctions are trying to figure out how to serve dealers; We have mastered it. Our sale has fresh trades every week to choose from. If a vehicle is purchased by a federal or state government contract it typically has to be sold at auction to the highest bidder when it is time to dispose of the asset. A valid Driver’s License or other accepted form of federal, state or local government issued photo identification information will be captured and recorded for all high bidders at time of payment. For those planning to attend a public GSA auction, we recommend taking a look at our bidding tips for some great ideas on how to prepare for a GSA car auction. This information can also be accessed online at designated online auctions websites.
I think it’s worth a shot to see if you can put in a low-ball bid and see if they’ll take it. I’m guessing that GSA will not put any effort into maintaining these properties they are trying to offload, so the government being what it is would rather take some money instead of no money.
Whether the traditional kind or the online variety, auctions have a number of advantages over the used car lot or the classified ads as well as a couple of potential disadvantages to be aware of. CarCo charges a fee to bid on your behalf, but once again, the deals you can find at these auctions make the fee well worth it. Once their leases are up, the GSA sells them, to the tune of about 35,000 cars and trucks a year.