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City Public Auto Auctions - FAQs


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If you haven't heard by now, you can get some great deals at you local city public auto auction. They usually have great, well maintained cars for next to nothing. But what exactly is a city public auto auction and how do you get the best deals there? Take a look at the follow FAQs to answer your questions and them some.

1. What is a city public auto auction? A city auction is just like any other auction you can attend, except it contains vehicles owned by the city for whatever reason. They usually have a lot of cars there that they just want to get rid of as soon as possible because they are just sitting there taking up space.

2. Where do all these cars come from? Most of the cars are old city vehicles that were used for different departments like parking enforcement, the police department, child services, etc. Other cars there come from people that were overdue on parking violations and ended up getting their car towed.

3. Does it cost money to attend one? These auctions are 100% free to attend! You don't have to be a dealer to go to one.

4. How much do the cars cost there? The cars at these auctions can range from $300 to $3,000 depending on the make, model, year, mileage and how many other people are bidding on the car. So it's always a good idea to bring a Kelly's Blue book with you so you don't end up over paying.

5. Where can I find one near me? You can check the newspaper for announcements of auctions in you city. But these are few and far in between. Most of the auctions aren't even announced in the paper anymore. You'll have more luck looking online for an auctions near you. There are plenty of sites you can visit that will give you a list of locations in or near your city.

So, going to a city public auto auction no longer has to be such a mystery. They have great cars that are owned by the city, at an affordable price and they're 100% free to attend! If you want to find one near you, your best bet is to check out a car auction site that will give you instant access to dozens of locations in your state.

Plenty of car auction sites have come and gone over the years, many proving to be scams. So, be careful which one you choose.

Don't know which one to join? Then visit for a review of the top 3 car auction sites.


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