The best way to be successful at any gov auction is to come prepared for it. Boston auto auctions open to public is one more such auction and you will get a much better deal if you review the catalogues which are given by the auctioneers and select a car which is really suitable for you. Do not go in for a car or bid for it without knowing details about it and the technical specifications too. Think about what the maximum amount you would like to spend on your vehicle and also about the mode of payment. Would you require a car loan to buy your vehicle from a used car auction or do you have other ways of paying for it. You would also have to consider what method of payment the auctioneer accepts. Often several vehicles of a similar model and type of vehicle would be available at the auctioneer, but you should make sure that you get the best one which is in good condition and which has been maintained and looked after better than the others. Also go for one with a lower mileage.
Registration at auctions is free
Though the registration at auctions is free, you would have to show them some proof of ID and of your age to show that you are over 18 years old. You would also have to prove that you do not have any arrears by way of tax payment and whether you have any other outstanding loans with the government. Once all these documents are in the clear you will be free to participate in the auction and can get their catalogue and short list the vehicles of your choice. You could register with any of the government auctions, like the repo auctions or the police auctions.
Keep a flexible choice of vehicles
When you decide on the vehicle you want to buy from a local auction and want to get yourself a unique cheap car, always keep your options open and select a few cars and not just one single vehicle. If you set your heart on one and then do not get it while bidding for it, you will be disheartened and leave the auction unhappy, but if you have a multiple choice you are bound to get one or the other car and go back home a happy person. Do not feel upset even if you do not get your bid for any one of these vehicles because remember such auctions happen at regular intervals and you are bound to get the same or an even better vehicle at the next auction. So take your time and plan your bidding carefully, do not buy something in a big hurry and end paying much more than what it is really worth.
If you are unsure about anything at the auction, feel free to ask for help and do not just sit back quietly because this way you will loose out on a lot.