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Police Auctions-What's the catch?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by lawandorder360, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. lawandorder360

    lawandorder360 Formula Junior

    Nov 24, 2004
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    hey guys!

    I've recently been looking for my first car, but all the cars I would like are out of my price range. Has anyone heard anything about sites like stateauctions.org? Are they legit, and what's the catch?

    Thanks guys
     
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  3. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    State auctions is a scam

    you can get information from your local police or sherrif's department on when they are having auctions without paying anything for the information./ Also if you are looking for a car look in your area especially if you are on a $$$$ constraint.

    these guys "package" public information and sell it to you then since you are dumb enough to pay for what you can get for free you make the sucker list and all sorts of crapola can follow
     
  4. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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  5. mark328

    mark328 Guest

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    One car in a thousand will be a good one....know someone that bought one and within a week it needed a trans and exhaust system from the cat back...when you buy from the auction you are buying as is
     
  6. DGS

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    ... and maybe Lazlo Gogalak will send a couple of da boyz over to "make you an otter you can't reuse". ;)
     
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  8. Air_Cooled_Nut

    Air_Cooled_Nut Formula Junior

    Nov 25, 2004
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    Um, okay.

    Back on subject, bring a tow dolly or trailer as the vehicle may not be working and you have to take it with you. True example: My friend bought an older model BMW for cheeeeeep but no one wanted it because it didn't come with keys (he said it seemed pretty common for people to shy away from cars that didn't have keys). He towed it home, removed the door handle and took the lock cylinder to a lock smith and had keys made for it while he waited. The Bimmer was a nice car for a couple years then he sold it for 2x the price he paid at the auction!
     

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