What Are Public Government Auctions?

Public government auctions are happening all over the US at thousands of locations, auctioning off homes, cars and other assets seized by either the IRS, DEA or other Government or Law Enforcement agencies.

These Government auctions have always been an opportunity for the general public to find great bargains, some of these auctions are kept closed and only allow licensed second hand retailers to attend, particularly when it comes to automobiles.

Government fleet and service vehicles are offered at Government auto auctions and are considered to be of great value because of the superior level of maintenance they receive throughout their time in service. These vehicles are usually kept in service for around 3 to 4 years, keeping the mileage moderate and making them a great value.

Attending public Government auctions is very easy, it’s all a matter of locating one near you and with thousands of them happening around the country, you’re bound to find one just miles from you.

The process may sound complicated at first, but it really is just a matter of familiarizing yourself with the rules of the auction house and observing others in action.

Auto auctions are the most popular because of the great bargains that can be had, however there are a few things to consider when considering this approach for a pre-owned car. It’s important to research the vehicle make and model for actual value per the Kelly Blue Book or NADA guide.

You would also want to run a full history report on the vehicle you’re interested in. When you visit the auction lot days in advance to scope out the inventory, make sure you inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Government auto auctions are usually the safest, though you don’t want to leave anything to chance.

To find public Government auctions listings in your area simply view the classified section of your favorite newspaper, if you can’t find any, contact your local Government offices and inquire about auctions they may hold from time to time.

By far, the easiest way to search is to use a directory service that lists these auctions by zip code. Because there are thousands of these auctions listed throughout the country, these directories have done the foot work for you and gathered large databases of listings in every zip code.