List of Public Auto Auctions in Coloradoby Mel Primmer
Colorado has several public auto auctions for individuals in need of a vehicle. At a Colorado public auto auction, inexpensive vehicles can be purchased through a bidding process rather than negotiating with a sales person. Vehicles are available for inspection prior to the sale and interested buyers can find out any vehicle problems during the inspection period. Buyers should be prepared to pay for the vehicle at the auction.
Pacific Auction holds a public auto auction in Denver every Saturday. The auction starts at 10 a.m. Individuals interested in buying a vehicle at this auction can attend the preview all day Friday or prior to the sale on Saturday. The auction company accepts checks and credit cards for a fee. All other forms of payment, including cash, money order or letter of credit can be used. Buyers are given a temporary permit unless the car is listed as a tow-away only. Pacific Auction Companies 5450 Dahlia St. Commerce City, CO 80022 303-287-0691 pacificauction.com
J&M Auction, located in Denver, has a bi-monthly public auto auction. Their preview day is the Friday before the auction and problems or issues with the vehicle are noted on the auto. Fees are added to the final bid. All bidders have to be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid ID. Vehicles have to be paid for on auction day and they accept most forms of payment with some restrictions for personal checks. J&M Auction, Inc. 5900 N. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80221 720-855-3132 jmauctioninc.com
Pyramid has three ongoing auctions in Pueblo, Loveland and Fountain. All auctions start at 11 a.m. The Fountain auction occurs monthly on the first and third Saturday and the Pueblo auction is held monthly on the second Saturday. The Loveland auction is more infrequent, taking place only in selected months. On sale day, buyers pay at least 20 percent of the final bid price. Vehicles that will require emissions are sold as a tow-away with no temporary permit issued. Pyramid Motors 905 S. Santa Fe Fountain, CO 80817 719-382-5151 pyramidautoauction.com
Based in the foothills near Golden, Colo., Mel Primmer started writing professionally in 2010. Her current writing experience includes educational profiles for Remilon, LLC and travel articles for eHow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Colorado.