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had to be very ‘imaginative’ with the search terms I have used as most of the information I have had has been either out of date i.e. auctions that have passed or worst of all a bunch of sites that link to ‘links’ – not much use really!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!