Federal auto-safety regulators on Wednesday launched an investigation into the safety of brakes on certain Ford pickups – but when it comes to the government’s own fleet of vehicles, not only do repairs go unfixed but the General Services Administration routinely auctions off cars with open recalls to the public. Currently serving as KCI Kansas City’s general Manager, Greg is active in the auto auction industry and has served as a member of the National Auto Auction Association’s Western Zone Board. Since its inception, DAA Northwest has become one of the nation’s premier independent auto auctions. The second way of finding government car auctions is through an online auction directory service that does the legwork for you — for a fee. Clarence Ditlow, director at the non-profit auto safety group, Center of Auto Safety, told the Circa news site said he was shocked” to hear that potentially dangerous cars were being sold to unsuspecting buyers. The auction will call you upon sale confirmation from GSA to discuss pick up arrangements for the vehicle. GSA also provides us with a wide variety of other vehicles including cars, light trucks, and often ambulances and buses. These are the only two forms of payment allowed for the GSA sale from the public.
GSA auction cars are newer, well maintained, have relatively low mileage, and come equipped with desirable features such as automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes. All auctions begin at 10:00 am. The auctions may be cancelled at the Director of the Bureau of Vehicle Management’s discretion. When doing research on the web regarding government auctions never buy anything that claims to have the secret ways of getting great deals at government auctions. This letter must state that the bank will guarantee the check for a specific amount for a period of 30 days after the specific sale date at which it is intended to be used, and that it covers the purchase of U.S. Government property only.
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.
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.