before you purchase a vehicle from a police auction make sure and read this!!@!!

United States
July 8, 2011 4:55pm CST
When most people think of Police Auctions they think of Drug Dealers or actually Drug Kingpins who are driving around in Lamborghini's and Ferrari's before they got busted and lost the vehicles. Those same people think they are gonna go to the Police Auction and pick up a Rolls Royce (Retails 400,000 USD +) For $40,000. The Same thing goes for houses ( These same people think House, Police Auction equals a Mansion, Cigarette Boats ) and all of these things going for NEXT TO NOTHING. While its true you can get a deal at a Police Auction, Unfortunately I have YET to find anyone who has. I personally think Police Auctions are Scams. First of all when you get to the police auction, Expect to pay to enter the premises, It is usually $20 bucks, But sometimes can be more. 99% of the vehicles you see are your plain average cars like 1996 Cavalier or a 1999 Dodge Charger. Your not allowed to test drive the vehicle before you drive it. So if the engine is bad, You wont find out till you try to take it home with you. Not to mention, They have a very very strict NO RETURN POLICY! Think about another factor, If a nice Mercedes or BMW comes in, Who do you think has first dibs, SURELY NOT YOU! When you purchase the vehicle, You Purchase it AS-IS and that is a HUGE POLICY FOR THEM. You can buy the vehicle and 2 mins later change your mind, too bad. The old Saying "IF SOMETHING SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT USUALLY IS & TRUST ME IN THIS CASE IT IS" THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY POST & ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ANYONE WHO RESPONDS IN ADVANCE. Truly Yours, Lawrence
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• United States
10 Jul 11
I have personally never been to police car auction so I have no experience. But thank you for the heads up and information. I have heard of them, but I never really considered going to one, I always imagined their car auctions would be based on their old police vehicles or motorcycles, but I wasn't aware that they also included vehicles that they had confiscated in previous cases. I personally won't go to one, I think I would have better luck going to used car dealer than going to their auction.
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@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
9 Jul 11
I think it is good that you have the knowledge about this Police auction and the more good thing is this that you are sharing it with everyone else here. I never went to a police auction and I never heard of a police auction here. I will remember you wise words whenever I get the chance to visit these auctions. Have a nice day ahead.
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@neededhope (1086)
• United States
9 Jul 11
I've thought about going to one of those but honestly I think your right. Cause i"m not gonna bring that much money into one of those and your not gonna pay $20 bucks just to enter to have a chance to win something. And If you do win you'll probly get junk anyways. I understand about the no return policy but I do think they should at least start the vehicles over for people to see so they at least know they are getting a running vehicle. Either way I still don't see myself going to one of those unless I win a ton of money from somewhere lol :D
@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
14 Jul 11
If you do decide to attend one of these auctions, be careful. There are a few things that you can do, if you know a little bit about the property that is available. These things are just a crap shoot, as far as I'm concerned. If you want to gamble, buy a lottery ticket.