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People go against customs regulations everyday. Unfortunately, they pay the price for this. When someone brings something in illegally, the government seizes it. It becomes their property. Currently, in their possession the government has a surplus of items like cars, electronic equipment, jewelry and many other things. Once these items are found to not contain any potential evidence or valuable information they can be sold to the public. This is usually done by auction. These auctions are hosted throughout the country in a variety of areas. You can find information on these locations, plus information on how to buy seized stuff online at www.governmentauctions.org.