With the current economic climate, people are rightly looking for ways to decrease their spending on everyday items. The necessity for most families to have a car for work or school is, sadly, a fact of life. You may have heard of people managing to get first rate deals on cars bought from government or police vehicle auctions and some of the figures bandied about seem incredible!
However, it is possible to get discounts of 70% – 90% on almost new cars ranging from SUVs to luxury collectables. These folks are not exaggerating. Literally thousands of dollars can be saved if you know how and where to look for repossessed cars – and the search can be made even easier now by doing this online from the comfort of your own home.
Attend auctions in bad weather – the worst weather – the better! People don’t like standing around bidding in the rain.
Attend week-day auctions – less people about than the weekends
Attend the auction with somebody who knows about cars, maintenance and car mechanics.
Arrive first. Get a rapport with the organizers and get the lowdown on what’s coming in. Get to personally know the agency’s representative if possible.
Know your target car book price and stick to a set budget. Auctions can be very enticing.
Check the preferred payment method beforehand. Some auctions will have an upper limit for cash for example.
Do not go bidder crazy. Remember this is real cash. Stick to your limit and don’t get carried away. There is always another auction.
Here is another site that gives you a free trial. You should try The Government Auctions website, where you can sign up for a free trial and check for repos and government surplus cars in your area. Just sign up for the free trial – you can cancel after a couple of days if you don’t find what you’re looking for but there are some great bargains to be found there – Click the picture below to see what they have to offer.
State of Alaska Dept of Administration: Surplus Property
Juneau, AK, United States – (907) 465-2172
US Transportation Department
Hydaburg, AK, United States – (907) 285-3888
Copart Salvage Auto Auctions
401 W Chipperfield Dr, Anchorage, AK, United States – (907) 278-2221
Alaska Auto Auction
212 E 104th Ave, Anchorage, AK, United States – (907) 344-3370
Alaska Auto Auctions
235 Ingra St, Anchorage, AK, United States – (907) 274-9269
Dealers Auto Auction of Ak Inc
8400 Arlon St, Anchorage, AK, United States – (907) 563-8343
D & L Auctions
3300 Lakeview Dr, Fairbanks, AK, United States – (907) 452-1996
Peterson’s Auctions & Apprsl
11519 Rapeseed Way, Delta Junction, AK, USA – (907) 895-3233