Government Auctions -
How to Buy Seized and Surplus Property Sales At Below Market Value -
Houses Cars Boats and More - List of Web Sites
June 20th 2006
There are some great deals to be found at government auctions. Billions
of dollars of seized property are sold each year at government auctions,
including furniture, cars, real estate, tools, boats and pretty much
everything under the sun. You will need to pay with cash in most
instances. They will usually accept credit cards as well but some
agencies will not accept a personal check.
There are numerous agencies with power to seize and sell property.
Plus, the government holds auctions for surplus goods, including army
surplus property, office furniture and more. There are various mailing
lists you can join that will inform you of these auctions.
The General Service Administration has pre-owned government cars, vans
and other vehicles for sale. The United States Marshals Service has
cars, homes and other property they auction off month to month. You can
check with their website for dates and times.
Not to be outdone by the other agencies the Department of Justice has
their own seized vehicles auctions too. The States also have their own
government auctions with their own departments auctioning off furniture,
cars and anything else they want to get rid of.
The Department of Defense has tons of surplus goods as well. You can
find plumbing supplies, aircraft parts, industrial equipment, cameras,
and pretty much anything else you can imagine.
The Internal Revenue Service also offers seized assets for sale. They
have auctions set up all around the country where you can go to bid on
Persian Rugs, Jewelry, boats, cars and other items.
Many government agencies will outsource their sales to both online and
brick-and-mortar companies. Some of these companies will have online
sites where you can bid on property, similar to eBay. One such site is
Bid4Assets. Here you can buy homes, cars and other higher dollar
Here is the list of some Online Sources:
General Services Administration
United States Marshals Service
California Auction Site
Florida Auction Site
New York State Auctions
Texas Auction Site
Department of Defense
Internal Revenue Service IRS