While many auto auctions are available to car dealers only, BSCAmerica is pleased to offer GSA auctions that are open to the public. Payment for parking by a State Employee while out on extended leave such as maternity or medical leave where a warrant is not issued. Each year, up to 40,000 vehicles that have been cycled out of commission by various government agencies are auctioned off by the GSA.
It also links to a brochure, but I found myself on a USA Publications page where a search would be needed to get to the auctions brochure. Payment for personal property acquired at the Surplus Property auction, 1700 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834. They also provide solutions for state and local governments as well ‘ normally for law enforcement, firefighting, and rescue equipment. GSA Employees (including members of their immediate households) are prohibited from purchasing, either directly or indirectly, any government property being sold. In some cases, state, county, and city auctions can be held in conjunction with the GSA, although they tend to be separate in most cases. GSA Fleet reserves the right to reject any or all bids including bids under which a bidder would take unfair advantage of the Government or other bidders.
It essentially sounds like the GSA could keep the auction open indefinitely until they get some sort of bid that they feel is appropriate. Established over 50 years ago, GSA provides business leadership and expertly managed services, and solutions at the best value to enable Federal employees to accomplish their missions. In 2009, he served as president and chairman of the National Auto Auction Association, where he championed strategic cooperation and standardization within the industry. Greg Mahugh began his career in the wholesale auto auction industry in 1978 at South Seattle Auto Auction.
If you get to an auction early, you can jot down the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of any car you are interested in and use your laptop to quickly run a check with Carfax () to find out whether there is anything unusual in the car’s past – such as evidence of odometer fraud, flood damage, major accidents, and so on. With online auctions such as eBay, this is much easier as the auctions typically run for several days at least, giving you ample time to check the VIN.
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.