Frequently Asked Questions
How much does membership to
this site cost?
What's included in my membership?
What form of payment do you accept?
this site affiliated with the U.S. or any other government?
How do I know GovernmentAuctions.org®
is safe and trustworthy?
Do you update the Government Auctions and Foreclosure listings
in the Member section?
I really buy or find all the items displayed on your homepage at
heard that I can buy an expensive car, house, boat or aircraft at a
government auction for $10. Is this true?
are other sites out there that claim to offer the inside scoop to
government auctions information, what makes you any different?
The initial 3-Day Trial is completely FREE. Thereafter members
pay only $ 18.95 per month for unlimited access, and may cancel
anytime. You may also cancel before the trial expires, in which case you
will not be charged at all. We think you'll love our service, and you'll
want to keep it because of the great value it provides. However, we
understand that you may still want to cancel, and so we let you do it
most easily and without any hassles at all.
In short, you get access to information about Thousands of Government Auctions
coming up all over the US, Canada, and Online (Searchable by State Zip
and 100,000+ Foreclosure and Preforeclosure listings and lots more. You
should also see the Member Privileges page
for more detailed information.
At current, we accept Visa®,
along with PayPal™.
No. The founder and CEO
of our parent company, Cyweb Holdings Inc., is a former U.S. government
employee. However, we are not affiliated with the U.S. government, nor
are we associated in any way with any state, local or other government.
Well, that's easy.
First of all, GovernmentAuctions.org®
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GovernmentAuctions.org® is consistently lauded, written and
spoken about in the media. From CNBC appearances to radio interviews
to magazine and newspaper articles. Just see our
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Fourthly, GovernmentAuctions.org® is
considered such a good resources that several authors have put us in
their books. See
Terry Eilers, Real Estate
Millions in Any Market, P 196 (John Wiley 2004)
Dennis L. Prince, Unleashing the Power of eBay, P
190 (McGraw Hill 2005)
Marsha Collier & B. Summers,
Starting an EBay Business for Canadians for Dummies, P 137 (For
James Stephenson & J.R.
Rich, 202 Things You Can Buy and Sell for Big Profits, P 226
(Entrepreneur Press 2008)
Finally, during regular business hours
(from 9 am to 6 pm Est. M-F) you can call us Toll Free at
1-800-515-BID1 (2431), and speak to a live support person who can answer
any questions that you have.
Yes. We use a sophisticated database
of government auctions and foreclosures, and update it ALL THE TIME
(including additions) in order for you to have in hand current
information, and as many government auction listings as possible. We
have a research team dedicated to this task, and they work very hard
Yes. Most certainly. In fact, the cars, boat, scooter, watch, ring,
and laptops pictured on
our home page were not too long ago up for auction at various auctions
by the Government. Moreover, due to space limitations, we obviously
could not include pictures
of representations of every type of property that is available at
government auctions. We included real estate, automobiles, boats, recreation vehicles, motorcycles,
jewelry and watches, and electronics as these are generally the most
sought after and available items at government auctions. However, many many more items
and properties are available at government auctions, only some of which
are furniture, art, businesses, farm equipment, fixtures, undeveloped land, retail
stores, industrial properties, golf courses, aircraft, hardware,
equipment, collectibles, a whole bunch of different types of general merchandise, and
even animals and stables.
Think of it this way: anything that you
ever wanted to buy, you probably can find at government auctions, but at
No. Well, let us clarify that: It is possible,
although highly unlikely. However, other sites will make you believe
that this is typical of a government auction. It is not. It happens once
in blue moon. You will however be able to find a whole slew of bargains
on various items and properties at a huge discount off the normal price.
You will also likely run into some unbelievable deals, especially for
those government auctions which are less competitive (like for bulk
lots.) This is because
the federal, state and local governments obtain this property either for
free (like when it's seized) or at a large discount (when it's surplus), and really have no
profit motive other than to receive whatever amount of money they can
get from it. Can you get a car for $100? Yes, but it will not be a brand
new Mercedes. That having been said, on many occasions, you can get the
bargain of a lifetime.
Well, first of all there is no inside scoop, and we do not offer
such nonsense. Those sites that claim
that they’ll provide you with the “Secrets” to government auctions
are full of it. In our member section, we
have an excellent Government Auctions tutorial. Besides that, only really useful information to you is when and where these
auctions are held, and what's sold at them. What we do is provide you with a comprehensive
database of such auctions which includes those that are coming up at located in your
state or territory and online so that you can participate in them. And
we also let you search for Government Auction Autos and Items. For good measure, we also throw in
more than 100,000 searchable Foreclosure
and Pre-Foreclosure listings. However, the
best way to making money at government auctions or getting your desired
house, car, or other item real cheap is to use your head. If you do that
and research the value of what you're buying, you'll get some great
deals. And you could probably get these deals on anything you that you
ever wanted. But besides doing the initial legwork, there's no secret formula to success at government
auctions. Everyone can potentially walk away with a great deal!