Frequently Asked Questions
Why are the cars so cheap? How can this be true?
Every day thousands of Americans default on their car loans or lease payments. As a result their new, or almost new, cars get repossessed or seized by financial institutions and auctioned off in a hurry because the cost of storing the cars outweighs the banks' ability to try to make the lost money back (same with police auctions, etc.). Consequently, lucky people who have access to direct sources where these repo cars are being sold find themselves overwhelmed by dirt-cheap offers that look unbelievable to the average car buyer. This is real and is being taken advantage of by many car dealers as well as a very small number of public citizens.
The US Government also needs to sell its own vehicles after a certain time due to their policies and overall financial considerations. These vehicles have been written down in the books and offered to the public.
How many auctions can I expect to find in my area/state?
In the Gov-Auctions Member's Area you will have immediate access to direct links to many Federal and Government related vehicle auctions including seized, surplus, foreclosed, repossessed or fleet vehicles at rock bottom prices. You will have easy and direct access to the auction contact information including the different geographical locations, dates, times, websites and contact phone numbers. We list over 3,000+ US auctions. Specific auction location information is provided to our members. Live auctions are typically held weekly. Plus online auctions are ongoing.
So why wouldn't everyone buy a car this way instead of going to the dealer or using classified ads?
Because this is a very protected source of revenue for the majority of car dealerships and is not advertised to the general public. However, we have gathered enough information and access rights to be able to let our members enjoy a multitude of the direct sources where one could find their next vehicle with up to 90% savings off the book value price.
Are there online auctions for seized vehicles as I don't like traditional "bid-on-the-lot kinds"?
Yes, there are. There is an increasing demand for online access to repo car listings and being able to bid and buy online... and we will give you access to those sources.
How complicated are the "traditional" live auctions?
Not complicated at all. Typically, you would arrive to your local-area repossessed car auction early in the morning and inspect the cars on the lot that are up for sale that day. Typically many cars would start from only $100 and if there is limited number of attendees that day (and we have so many sources that it is probable that you will have almost no other bidders) then you are likely to get the repo car you want for a ridiculously low amount when the actual bidding starts later that day! Most auction houses also offer an "inspection" day usually two days prior to auction. All you need to bring to register as a potential purchaser/bidder is a valid photo ID. We have comprehensive auction tutorials in our Member's Area to give you the information and confidence to buy at a live auction.
Are there any warranties available for the cars I buy?
Typically, an auction centre or online auction source would offer a 3 month warranty or guarantee free of charge. For extended warranties, a small fee would apply, depending on the source. But in general it's not a problem, since many repo cars are almost brand new and with documented service history.
Is there a way to check the VIN of the car that I like?
Absolutely! Many auctions offer a complimentary CARFAX VIN report before you start bidding, for your peace of mind. Or you can order a CARFAX report yourself for any vehicle.
Are there any hidden fees to buy a car this way?
There are no hidden fees. Standard fees such as title and registration still apply and are paid the same way as if you bought the car through a private transaction or at a dealership. However, the luxury tax is not required, since it has already been paid by the first owner upon getting the car registration.
Where do these vehicles come from?
Government vehicles come from a wide variety of places, but the general rule is as follows:
If a vehicle was purchased under a Federal or State government contract then it is eligible to be sold at a government auction.
When you think of all the different departments and levels of government across the United States, you realize just how many vehicles are up for auction. Some examples of where your new vehicle might have served include:
- Federal Government
- State Government
- Local Councils organizations
- Police Services/departments incl. Sheriffs/Marshalls Dep.
- Fire & Emergency Services
- Religious Groups & other Non-profit Organizations
- Universities & other Educational Organizations
- Hospitals & Ambulance Services
- Also, there are 1000s of repossessed and seized vehicles that are auctioned off at these auctions.
Are these cars in good condition?
Yes, Government bodies not only take great pride in the upkeep and maintenance of their vehicles but it's also part of their organizational responsibility to comply with work safety legislation etc. You will find most of the vehicles come with stamped log books, complete with service history. Also, many of them are still under manufacturer's warranty. Most cars are only 2-3 years old and the majority have travelled between 25,000 - 40,000 miles.
Am I going to see the current stock of thousands of Government Auctions across the USA on the site?
The online auctions listed in the Member's Area do show their current vehicle listings online. Gov-Auctions.org does not offer a one-point-of-contact access to the current stock (listings) of all live Government auction houses across the United States. Many live auctions offer a website with current stock available. If they do ..we have a link to it for you.
What about payments at the auctions?
If you are a successful bidder, you will be required to leave approximately $500 (can vary) deposit by way of cash or bank cheque on the fall of the hammer, and pay the balance by cash, bank cheque, money order, EFT or through your finance company within 24 hours.
After I sign up, when can I begin using your system?
Upon our receipt of your payment, you will have instant access to all resources. Receipt of successful payment is sent to us instantly after processing and you will then be given access to the Member's Area instantly. There is nothing to download, and you don't have to wait for anything to arrive in the mail. All the resources you need to begin participating in auctions of repo cars, seized and forfeited vehicles, and property are located in our Member's Area, which you can use 24/7.
Will I have to pay any additional fees to bid in the auctions?
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