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Vehicle Auction Membership Sites
Because of "seizure and surplus" laws, government auctions of vehicles take place in all 50 states of the United States. You can find details of government auctions in your area by contacting government agencies, through the local press, or by using membership sites.
The membership sites are websites (these websites are not run by the government) which contain listings about auctions in different areas of the United States, and are generally designed to make it easy to find auctions that you might want to attend. Please note however, that, as the name implies, to use a membership site you must actually join, and there is an associated fee (usually quite small) with becoming a member of one of these websites.
Once you have joined the membership site, you can then use it to find auctions in your area, where you will be able to bid on the vehicles you want (some auctions may also require a fee in order for you to take part).
At this point, you may well be concerned about the membership site's fees - you're looking to save money not spend on additional expenses! Of course, you should not spend money on unnecessary membership fees, or to attend auctions where you have no intention of participating - but remember if you save a lot of money on buying the a vehicle, the membership and auction-entrance fees will seem relatively insignificant.
In summary, as with most things in life, it is well-worth being clear about what you want, and using good judgement to get the best value out of your money!
Here are the membership sites for which we have collected details. We recommend you look at each one carefully to see if it is what you need:
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