Police Seized Car Auctions – How to Find the Best Auctions!

Police seized car auctions are now becoming a popular way for entrepreneurial individuals to make some money! However in order to be in a position to make some money you have to be able to find the auctions in the first place!

Car auctions provide the main way that seized police vehicles are sold. What many individuals are unaware of is that general auctions can have a ‘slot’ in their auction time table for police seized cars. This is very popular in the U.K. in particular and it is becoming much more popular in the U.S.

It is also very important to distinguish between the two as I have found that the best buys I have made have been in the auctions which have dealt exclusively with vehicles that have been seized. The reason why is quite simple. Most people have a belief that seized cars by the authorities are pieces of junk. Nothing could be further from the truth with many vehicles being between 3 and 5 years old!

So how do I find these police seized car auctions?

Method #1 Check your local newspapers!

There are three ways. The first is to check your local newspapers. These will periodically advertise any police auctions in the local area. By law all police auctions must be advertised to ensure that the sales process is free and fair and open to the general public. One of the two main problems with this method is that if you miss the advert you won’t know the auction is on. Secondly the advert will only give you a local venue – what about all the other potential auctions where you could be missing great bargains that are within travelling distance?

Method #2 Check online.

The second method is to go online and search for local auctions using a search engine and seeing what results come up. Unfortunately when I have done this I have had to be very ‘imaginative’ with the search terms I have used as most of the information I have had has been either out of date i.e. auctions that have passed or worst of all a bunch of sites that link to ‘links’ – not much use really!

Method #3 Join an Auction membership site!

This has been the best method for me by far. I didn’t realize it until a friend told me. I have been able to attend specifically police seized car auctions primarily because I have a method to accurately find when an auction is on, where it is including the website and contact details which has allowed me to identify potential bargains before going there. The main benefits with membership has been the time saved in identifying the right auction at the right time and avoiding the frustration at always feeling that I have ‘missed out’ on another auction when I knew there was money to be made!

The Truth About Police Auctions – Buy Police Seized Vehicles At 90 Percent Off

The concept behind the quality of police seized vehicles is that they are private vehicles that have been confiscated or seized by the police or they have been impounded for quite some time.

In our minds and hearts we tend to hold that these vehicles have been seized by the police because at some point of time they were either acquired illegally or have mean used for unfair play. While many a times these convictions are true, they are not always so. Not only do cars sold at the police seized car auctions come from the ones seized by the police but also from the retired staff and personnel and other officers. These cars are generally auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. And since these cars are auctioned by the police, it is beyond all doubts that these transactions follow an entirely legal procedure.

Since the procedure is entirely foolproof and legal, while you go for an auction of police seized vehicles never be in two minds about it. They sell off the cars to the highest bidder and so you should be carrying enough cash with you. They do not accept checks like the private auctioneers. Before you go, research a bit about the cars that are on your list and you would like to invest in. Besides, carry out a research from the public auctions about the car sales. Finally, you should keep a good note about the time when the auction is held and reach the site early enough to get acquainted with the scenario, check the physical condition of the car and get yourself a better chance.

Police seized vehicles are a good investment if you have checked the market value of the car, its history, and details about the warranty and insurance.

Repo Car Auction Auto Tip

An exciting and growing trend in the field of car buying are car auctions. At a car auction you can very quickly find a very high-quality vehicle and purchase it for a price that is below what you would pay at any other place. Some people have a concern over the mechanics of these vehicles in getting them checked out. We will address how to handle this concern.

As you know, any used car that you purchase could have mechanical issues. Generally auctions have less mechanical issues than at a used car dealership. At a dealership people are getting rid of their car because there is a problem with, they want something new so they trade it in. At an auction people lose their vehicles because they cannot make payment, so most of the time there is no issue mechanic issues with the vehicles at auctions. Or at least the chance of mechanical issue is significantly less. This should put your mind at ease about the mechanical condition of vehicles at car auctions.

However that does not mean you should have some caution about the vehicle you are about to purchase. One big indicator of possible problems is rust. A quick scan of the vehicle will reveal if there is lost to the structural integrity of the vehicle due to rust.

It might be a good idea to look through a beginners guide manual book on car mechanics. You can pick up a book like this from your local library or bookstore.

And of course if you have a mechanic that is a friend of yours why not invite him to come along with you to your next car auction event.