Where to find repossessed cars – and how!
Among the many dubious sites, a couple of the services do actually deliver and offer excellent value for money with up-to-date information on helping you to find repossessed cars in areas local to you. They list police and bank repossessed cars, government fleet surplus and seized cars, trucks and motorcycles. They also list a whole lot of other repossessed goods such as real estate and household content, boats, planes and other assets. Not only that, but one that I know of has free guides and tutorials on how exactly to go about bidding on and securing your dream vehicle. This information is worth the yearly sign-up fee alone.
The reason that they can offer this service is because they have a team of people, working behind the scenes, doing a lot of the research on your behalf and maintaining a large database. Unless you’ve got the connections, it’s unlikely that you’re going to do as good a job as what they’re doing at finding those difficult to find repossessed cars auctions.
But remember, these companies are working on the scale of the US, state by state, to maintain their database and connections. Your state-map on this site will have the best listings and information on how and where to find repossessed cars in YOUR STATE.
So if you think you want to go it alone and put in the work that it will take for you to find these auctions (Not the online ones – they’re far too hit and miss!) here’s a few tips for you:
· Call all the Credit Unions in your town – ask what they do with repossessed vehicles. If they auction them off to the public, ask to be put on a mailing list or get hold of a contact that you can call or e-mail on a regular basis for updates.
· If you can get a rapport with this contact you may get the lowdown on what is or might be coming in before it is advertized and get time to research the vehicles upfront.
· If they outsource the auctioning, again, get hold of the company name and contact them. Find out when their auctions are held and if they handle repossessed cars for any other companies or agencies.
· Go through the same procedure with your Local police departments and banks. Obviously bigger towns/cities entail more repossessions so don’t think too local. Try your nearest city.
· It’s always worth calling government agencies transport section to see if they have any fleet cars coming up for renewal or retirement. These are often well-maintained vehicles that they want to get rid of quickly due to storage and management costs. Again find out if they directly auction to the public or who they use as a 3rd party.
· Try Google Maps or Yellow pages online for public auto auctions – this will yield a large amount of websites or local companies to call. Again it’s work, but you might hit the jackpot.
· Set yourself up on Google Alerts for “Repossessed Cars Auction” or some other relevant search terms. These are often advertised online but are really quite difficult to find. You will need to refine your search term well and specifically if you don’t want your e-mail flooded with poorly written articles selling the 3rd rate online products.
· Check out my listings by state and either Google the company name to see if they have a website or call them directly to ask if they hold public auto auctions and specifically repo sales. Use CTRL F on page to search for your town.
· Go to my recommended link anyway, if only to check out their information packed site and to get hold of their FREE 5 day auction guide. Nobody that I’ve recommended them to has been disappointed. The testimonials on the site speak for themselves. Check Them Out Here!
Good luck in your hunt to find repossessed cars and keep coming back for more updates, tips, advice and information about repossessed cars.
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