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A: Yes,a government car auction might be the best opportunity for you. You can find incredible deals, and it is not uncommon for people to save thousands of dollars. whether you’re in the market for a new automobile or not.

You’ll find that, at a government seized auto auction, there is a huge variety of automobiles available for you to bid on. The majority of vehicles at a government car auction have been repossessed from criminals or people who have failed to make payments on government loans. There are also government car auction vehicles that are “retired” police cruisers or other government vehicles that are no longer in service. You can usually find a wide range of makes and models,

Not many people know about government seized auto auctions, so there will not be a lot of competition for vehicles that you’re bidding on. There are so many different vehicles to choose from, you’re bound to find one that will become someone’s next dream car. Whether you want to buy a car to re-sell, or you’re looking for a car for yourself or a child, a government seized auto auction is the best place to look for an affordable used vehicle. Why waste time with a double-talking car dealer when you can go to a government seized auto auction, where you can buy a car 90% off Retail Value?

OK,You can check out http://www.purchaseusedcar.info/index.php?t=purused ,this site lists top 5 goverment car online auction sites for you to choose,It really is that easy.

Q: i’m trying to buy a car from the chicago city auction,people says it’s a scam overhere??
is the city auto auction a scam???

A: Make sure you bring a good mechanic with you when buying. That’s your best seeing they are being sold “as is”.

Q: where can i find car under $300 in chicago (website,newspaper,auction) i want to know? tell me?

A: errrrrmmm nowhere on yahoo answers UK and Ireland!!

Try http://answers.yahoo.com instead of http://uk.answers.yahoo.com and you might have a little more luck :)

Q: How do public car auctions work?
So I plan to go to a car public auction this week or next week. I will be going to the South Chicago Auto Auction of Harvey in Harvey,IL. This is my first time going there and to a car auction. Im interested in a 07 Chrysler 300 and other cadillac cars I saw on online. What can I expect and how do I deal? Is it good to buy cars from auctions?

A: So you have accurate information…Flood cars (like those from Katrina) are not sold at auctions to be put back on the road. There is a lot of “homework” to be done before going to an auction. make sure you know the real value of the vehicles you intend to bid on. If you aren’t a car savvy person, take along a friend who is. Remember there is a buyers premium added to the bid price. It’s a set percentage that helps pay the opetrating expenses of the auction house. Don’t get caught in a “bidding war”. Set a limit on how much you will bid and don’t exceed it. I have picked up some good deals. You just need to be smart about how you bid and what you bid on. Good luck and have fun.

Q: what are some auto auctions in chicago that let you test drive the car?
the city auto auction does not allow test drives, does ne1 know of other auto auctions in chicago?

A: I thought that auctions were wholesale only, meaning that only dealers were allowed? Obviously, the vintage car auctions are the exception here.

Most auctions don’t allow you to drive the cars. If they did, then the other people couldn’t look at them.

Even if the public is invited, you seriously need to know exactly what you’re doing. You need to be a good mechanic, and know a lot about the type of car you’re buying. IT is the ultimate “buyer beware” kinda deal.

Q: I am trying to transport a car from Pensacola, FL to Chicago. What is the best and most cost effective way?
I tried calling the auto auction in Pensacola and see if they can transport the car but I just keep getting voicemail there and no return call. I would prefer not to use a transport company that charges an arm and a leg.
I have already moved… I need someone to just move the car.
Wow! The uship.com site is awesome! Thanks!

A: Found a good way-it’s a site called uship.com bought a chopper and had it shipped from fl to ny for 300 bucks. What it is is you like the origin and destination and time frame. People will send you bids for taking you car. It’s usually people moving, ebay car shippers, 18 wheelers, or race teams with an empty slot in their trailers. Make sure you make a lamens contracts, copy of insurance, driver’s license, and any other paperwork you this valid. Pay on delivery. Good luck-remeber to vote for a best answer

Q: Is it possible to go to the aution in chicago and just pay cash for a car without actually bidding on it?
CHICAGO CITY AUTO AUCTION IN HARVEY

A: No,,,It seems that you cant becasue maybe others also want to get that car.
In fact,bidding is not so difficult.You can try Government and Police online auctions.Every day, the government confiscates, seizes and repossesses thousands of Vehicles.These vehicles are usually typically listed at 90% OFF their original value and auctions usually start at $100.
Two months ago,I bouht a near new SUV from online police auction.It only cost me $730.
I followed the guide on
http://www.usedcarsinfo.info/index.php?t=auction .That site listed top 5 Police auction sites and help you choose the best one.
Hope that help you.

Q: Chicago City Auction/ 2000 Grand Am?
How much do you think i can get this car for at a auto action and what are the pro’s and con’s of buying from a auction

A: Between 2500 and 3.000 but i do not recommend buying at auctions After the 30 minute drivetrain warranty its your car faults and all.

Q: Can I get a good deal at an auto auction?
I have about $4k in cash to spend on a car (just don’t want to take out a loan in this economy).

I’m wondering if auto auctions (here in chicago we have a place in waukegan) are worth the trouble and really will save you that much money.

What sorts of things should I be on the outlook for if I go?

A: Auctions can save you a lot of money — if you know what you’re doing. They allow you to look over the cars and inspect them, but you can’t drive them. So it’s best to take along a mechanic friend or someone who can judge a car’s condition by examining it. Otherwise, you risk losing your money on a junker. Here’s an article that might help:

http://www.leaseguide.com/Articles/publiccarauctions.htm

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Q: Law school chances for Chicago area?
Hey, I just graduated from Grinnell College last May with an economics degree. I’ve been working at my friend’s father’s car auction since but I’ve been considering going to law school. I haven’t taken the LSAT yet, but I plan to take classes soon and study accordingly. MY GPA isn’t very high – it’s only a 3.4 but I’ll justify that by saying that Grinnell was a tough school (a top 20 liberal arts school) and As were not handed out at all. I had decent ECs, but I’m not sure how much they matter. I would like to go to a good law school though but I think Northwestern and University of Chicago are out of my range. Somebody suggested Notre Dame too, but I think that’s more of the same and there’s also the fact that I would like to practice in Illinois (not sure if it matters). What options would I have? People have warned me to not to accumulate a lot of debt because I’ve been told the job security is quite bad for a lawyer outside of prestigious schools.

A: Well, I have to you tell that a 3.4 from Harvard wouldn’t necessarily be all that impressive to many law school admissions committees. Grinnell is indeed a very good school, but there are a lot of people attending very good schools who earn higher GPA’s than a 3.4.

So, yes. Northwestern and U of C are out of your range. On the other hand, while the job situation for lawyers isn’t great right now, I think it will get better, and I know plenty of working lawyers who did not attend the most prestigious schools.

I’d look at good state universities — not the most prestigious ones, like Michigan-Ann Arbor, but decent schools. You could attend a school outside of Illinois and then study for the Illinois Bar. That’s not a problem. You can also look at the law schools at DePaul, Loyola, and the University of Illinois.

A very high LSAT score could help offset the GPA.

Q: college student looking for great used car?
IM AN COLLEGE STUDENT LOOKING FOA GREAT USED CAR WITH GOOD MILEAGE AND NO UNDER HOOD PROBLEMS. I’VE ALREADY HAD AN LEMON FROM THE AUCTION AND CAN’T GO DOWN THAT WAY AGAIN NO MORE MONEY TO GIVE AWAY.LOOKING TO HEAR FROM AN ONE OWNER OLDER SELLER OR SOMEONE WITH AN GREAT CAR NO HIDDEN PROBLEMS. PLEASE REPLY ONLY IF HONEST . IM FROM CHICAGO ILLINOIS LOOKING ALL OVER ILLINOIS.

A: Have you tried Craigslist? Or a dealership?

Q: can i get in trouble if i take an abandoned RV?
theres a street of abandoned houses and cars and boats in the hood
i took a giant alumium boat that fit in my bed but stuck out by like 5 feet and took it to the scrap yard(i was on my way there anyways i was hauling 20 fridges on a trailer) got 200 bucks for that boat
just came accrossed all of this yesterday
there is even an abandoned car auction place and its FULL of metal
all the windows in the rv are knocked out, and its in the middle of some trees
can i get in trouble if i brought some tools there
filled up the tires got it running threw it in drive, prob fail to get it out of the mud then tried to pull it out with my truck? i mean its just less work for the city so…i dont see the problem
this is in chicago suburbs
more specifically
harvey illinois
btw all the houses on this street are pieces of shit
like theres half a house
a house that was almost burned down but it was only on one side
and theres one that has no doors or windows

A: As long as no one complains what is there to worry about?

But if someone complains how are you going to cover your tracks?

Boats, RVs, cars et cetera are all serialized…

Just keep cool.. but be careful!

Q: where can i buy from if i have a dealer ship license?
i live in the chicago area and i was wondering where and what i can do with a dealership license i mean i know you can buy cars and things with it but what is the point in having one. what is the difference between that and a public auction?

A: Above are correct.
A public auction is open bid, a person can bid $100 and another bid $110 and it keep going until someone bids more than anyone else will pay, say it go to $1,000. Everyone hears who bid and how much.
Many dealer auctions are closed bid, they not have time to play around. So, you look at a car and put the price you pay in an envelope. No one knows what someone else bid. Then they sit around and eat and drink beer (Well maybe cokes) open envelopes and highest bid wins.

Q: Every city has an annoying local business commercial! In my city its “Amazing Trifecta!” What is it in yours?
In Cleveland this guy has the most annoying voice on this commercial for an auction that sells houses, cars and furniture. In Chicago, it was Eagle Insurance’s Eagleman! What the generic advertisement in your area that drives you crazy?

A: Toledo, Ohio
It’s a tie. One is “Roth Furs, Dooowntooown.” The guy goes on for at least three minutes (yes, in a commercial) about all the furs he has, and is talking about his models. So annoying.
The other is for Rose Autos. The guy in the commercial gives all his salespeople nicknames, like Tex, and pats them on the back while they do thumbs-up or gun hands. It’s way cheesy.

Q: Solve-A-Mystery: Who Set-up the Robbery?
Deputy Sheriff Bob Steel arrived at the roadside hotel on the interstate thinking he was going to investigate an ordinary theft. Now he found himself receiving an art lesson from a dapper little man named Gilbert Bowles, art expert from Durham’s auction house in Chicago.

“There were other antiques in the van, but it was the Audubons they were after. The market on Audubons has skyrocketed in recent years. There were two of them in a locked case inside the rear of the van, which is separated from the front seats by a barrier. Both were prints done by the master print-maker, Havell. I authenticated them myself. At auction they would have brought fifty thousand each, or more. The Shoveler Duck and the Purple Heron. Magnificent.”

“What time did you pull in here?”

“Right at midnight. I was following the van in my car all the way. I blinked my lights for the driver to pull in here. We all needed a rest after driving for over twelve hours today.”
“How did you discover that the van had been broken into?”

“The hotel security guard saw a car drive in and park next to the van, then speed out of here about ten minutes later. He got suspicious and checked. He found the van doors at the back were open and the lock busted by a crowbar or something. Inside the van, the case holding the prints was also broken open. Both Audubons were stolen.”

“Why was the van parked back there behind the hotel instead of the parking lot?”

“Our security guy, Chuck Keene, was riding with the driver. He made the decision.”

The hotel security guard confirmed the story and added, “It was a funny thing. They had just gone in to register at the desk, and I looked out at the parking lot just as a car came in and drove around to the back lot.. It couldn’t have been more than five minutes after they arrived. They were still registering. I didn’t think too much of it, and went on with my rounds. Then about ten minutes later the car took off like a shot.
That’s when I went back out behind the hotel and investigated.”

The van’s driver, Mel Sims, said, “I was getting pretty sleepy, so I was glad when Mister Bowles signaled to turn in here. But look, I sure wouldn’t be part of stealing something now. I’m just a couple of years short of taking my retirement.”

“Do you carry a cell phone?”

“Nope. Keene has one. That’s enough for security, I’d think.”

Chuck Keene, security officer for Durham, who had been up in the front of the van with Sims, said, “I got out first when we got here. Mister Bowles and I walked into the hotel together, and Mel stayed behind to get his gear out of the van. He came in no more than two minutes after we did. Then we all finished checking in and went to our rooms. I no more than got into my room when Mister Bowles called me on his cell phone from outside and told me he was there with the hotel security guy and that someone had broken into the van. I used the hotel phone to call the Sheriff’s office.
I’d left my cell phone in the van.”

Did you notice a car following the van, by any chance?”

“No. I glanced in the mirror as we started to turn in. All I saw was Mister Bowles car.”

Steel returned to the art expert’s room. “Mister Bowles, did you at any time notice a car following you?”

“No. There were mostly trucks on the interstate as the night wore on. And we weren’t going fast. Cars passed us in the fast lane, but I could see no car following us. Frankly, I think someone just saw the Durham name on the van and knew there would be valuable items aboard. We’re almost as well-known as Sothebys or Christies.”

“Was there any publicity about the Audubons and their being shipped by van?”

“No. We would never advertise a find like the Audubons. We are very discreet.”

Steel returned to the driver, Mel Sims, and asked him where his bags had been kept in the van.

“Well, there’s not a lot of room in the cab. We don’t do a lot of overnights like this trip. Keene kept his bag in the cab,
so I had to use my key to open up the lock on the rear doors of the van. My bag was just inside the doors. I took my bag out and locked the van up again. Then I took my flashlight back to the cab, locked the cab up and came on in.”

Steel again questioned the Durham security man, Chuck Keene. “When the van left the highway and pulled into the parking lot, why did you have it parked in the area behind the hotel, rather than one of the areas that are better lit?”

“Oh, that was Mel Sims’ idea. He knew how Bowles felt about someone seeing the Durham name on the van and maybe trying to break in. I thought it wasn’t the safest place, but I went along with it. Sims has been working with Bowles a lot longer than I have. But as a security guy, I’m interested in how you’re going to solve this. It looks like a tough case to me.”

“Not as tough as some I’ve seen. I know exactly how this heist was pulled off.”

Who set up the robbery & what clues?
A. Gilbert Bowles
B. Chuck Keene
C. Mel Sims
First to answer correctly gets 10 points!

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ANSWER:

It’s Gilbert Bowles!

It was Bowles who signaled the driver to pull into the hotel lot. Knowing the location of their stop, he then called the backup car lagging a few minutes behind. He knew that Sims had parked in the area behind the hotel, and while the van was being parked, he finished the phone call.
Sims had a key to the cab and for the lock on the back doors of the van. But the two minutes in which he was alone at the van were not sufficient time to break the lock and also the case that held the Audubons. He only had the two minutes Keene mentioned to get his luggage, re-lock the back and front of the van, then walk into the reception area of the hotel. Keene could not have alerted the backup car while in the cab with Sims, and Keene had left his cell phone in the cab. So he could not have done it while walking across the parked van to join Bowles.
It was only the art expert, Bowles, who had the time alone with his cell phone, during the brief period when the van was being parked, to inform the backup car of the van’s exact location in the rear parking lot. The backup car did not have to be nearby. It could have been as far behind as five miles and have received Bowles’ signal on the cell phone permitting it to arrive within five minutes.

A: bowles
hes the one who made sure they would be at the right place, right time. and he had a cel phone to call the baddys

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