You might be asking yourself, "What types of things can I get at a police auction?" The answer is anything you can think of, and it has probably been seized or abandoned (or even surplused). Cars, jewelry, planes, boats, furs, homes, anything that has been used in a crime or purchased with money that came from a crime is a fair target. What makes police auctions better than some other types of auctions is because of how cheap you can get certain items. Many times, goods such as cars, especially abandoned ones, are literally auctioned off for a couple hundred dollars.
City police departments also conduct public bicycle/property auctions as well as abandoned vehicle auctions. They will also sell miscellaneous items (small electronics, computer equipment, household items, cell phones, automobile accessories and a whole slew of other items). These auctions will be conducted on either the Internet and/or LIVE in person to interested bidders.
When most people think about police impound car auctions they believe those cars were once owned by a drug dealer or murderer, but that isn't always the case. A good number of the cars that you will hit upon at a police impound car auction are those which have been confiscated because of non-payment of loans and from businesses involved in fraud. A result of all this is that many of the cars are nearly new or in incredibly good condition.