“Anything that is in surplus is something that has been accumulated in quantities more than is needed – something the government does very well. While this may be true in many cases, in others, such a cars and trucks, surpluses occur when the regulations demand that they be replaced or when the changing nature of government work makes vehicles redundant.
Because of the policies, there are always a number of vehicles that the government cannot use or no longer needs and which it must sell off. These vehicles are either personal use cars which often have very low mileage or cars used by federal agencies like the police and in these cases while the vehicles may have seen heavy use, they will have been well maintained.
In most cases a buyer will be given a vehicle history along with the car so if that is an important issue for you, check on the availability of the history before bidding for a car. Many of the vehicles to be found at a surplus auto auction would not normally be on sale – the replacement policies of the government have made these sales necessary and the cars often have years of life left in them.
Also to be found in surplus auto auctions are vehicles that law enforcement agencies have seized in the course of their work and which the government needs to dispose of. It is not only cars and trucks that are available at the surplus auto auctions – motorcycles, ATVs, and other vehicles are all up for bids.
Surplus auto auctions are a good place for families to look of their second car or for a teenager’s first one. While there is a wide range of vehicles types and makes available at these auctions, they are a great place to look for the luxury car that you could not otherwise afford – cars that have been seized from big time crooks like drug lords who are known for their love of luxurious cars. As everyone knows, these crooks always travel in expensive sedans – and since the government has no use for them, they are sold off for whatever the auction brings in.
The need to save money by not having to store old cars and bring in whatever can be made from selling the surplus ones means that the pressure is on the government to sell these cars for whatever price they can get – often far below the prevailing market prices. That is why cars are often available for incredibly low prices –the government is happy to cut its losses.”