Look For The Deals At Insurance Auctions
Insurance auctions can be a great source of good deals on quality merchandise. They can also be a source of hard-to-find parts for your vehicle. But how do insurance auctions work? It's actually a fairly easy concept. When a person has something insured - home, car or other possessions - they do so to keep themselves protected against several potential situations. It could be fire, natural disaster or theft that takes these possessions from a person. In some cases, the property is probably completely destroyed and is no good to anyone. In other cases, there's something of value left. Consider this scenario. A person has a car that is fully insured. The car is stolen and after the appropriate period of time, the insurance company pays off to the insured person. That car - despite the fact that no one knows where it is - now belongs to the insurance company. If the car is recovered at a later date, the insurance company takes possession, regardless of the condition of the car. But an insurance company really has no use for the car. Selling it will return some of the insurance company's money that was paid out on the claim. When a company or group of companies gather enough items that have some value, an insurance auction is arranged. There's typically a good bit of publicity surrounding these auctions as the insurance companies want to attract as many bidders as possible. Bidders will range from those who are simply bargain hunting to those who owned the property in the first place. But remember that the insurance company is in full ownership of the items being offered for sale and previous owners have no more claim than other bidders. Some of the items sold at insurance auction will be in mint condition. Others will have been stripped and virtually destroyed by vandals. Take time to check out items you are considering before you bid.
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