Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members – it’s free and quick! 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.
It is important to keep in mind that by focusing on the types of cars which are most readily available at GSA auctions, you will be able to pay the lowest prices. The Government Services Administration (GSA) has contracted with AANE to sell government driven vehicles and some seized vehicles.
GSA would like to say thank you to all of the fantastic customers who have attended our public warehouse sales events over the years – we hope to see you next Thursday!! As Ive posted in the past, Ive been attending auctions for over 20 years now (yes since I was a small child). Many government auctions have a preview date before the auction where you can ask questions and inspect vehicles. The U.S. Government is not responsible for collection of state and/or local use taxes. It is also highly suggested to start the engine and rev it up. However, a test drive outside of the GSA auction site is not possible. Taxmantoo said: 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.
For those public individuals and businesses that prefer to attend the GSA sale in person at our facility, you must register before the start of sale. Most GSA auction vehicles were purchased new and driven by government employees for official purposes. If you’re in the market for a good deal on a previously owned car or truck, there’s an alternative to the used car lot and thumbing through classified ads: vehicle auctions. Contact national and local auction companies who handle auctions for government agencies.
Some better deals can be had through dealer targeted auctions (Manheim and Adessa) but sometimes these companies require registration fees or a dealer license. Auctions are a great place to purchase a vehicle below the car’s actual cash value or book value. The Marshals use brokers such as Skipco ( ) of Canal Fulton, Ohio, to peddle their misbegotten wares; these brokers list descriptions and photos of the goods online and handle the auctions.