What are your experiences with GovPlanet?? Good or Bad

gem1410

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I bought a bunch of thoes Florida titles for the humvees--the titles were laughed at in NJ motor vehicle--to get my money back I delt with iron planets legal dept--sent them the facts and they sent me check-----that worked out well---put in 2 valid claims under the IronClad Assurance and was told its my fault--I should have inspected the items although no inspections were allowed due to high work load ---that was real bad-----will have to visit legal again---
 

DennisW

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I've bought several things from GP. Albany, Newnan and Fayetteville. The only issue I had was that the info on Fayetteville pickup was wrong/missing. Once I got a working phone number for them it was resolved quickly. Had a delay of over 30 days finding out where to pick it up though. 6kw Light tower (works fine, $200), MEP 802A generator on a trailer GREAT SCORE $1000 (works great, Basically new), rough terrain pallet jack needed about $75 dollars to have it up working, Sewer cleanout machine and air ventilator (worth $1000 each and basically new for $200)
 

Another Ahab

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GREAT SCORE $1000 (works great, Basically new), rough terrain pallet jack needed about $75 dollars to have it up working, Sewer cleanout machine and air ventilator (worth $1000 each and basically new for $200)
You made a LOT of great scores. Nice!

What exactly is an RT Pallet Jack:

- Jack on balloon tires of some kind or something?!
 

Killer Kawalski

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I have delt with Richie brothers before.
What a sham. they charge the seller through the teeth and then the buyer through the nose.
My D9 i bought ran for 5 min and then it blew the pump.
I was Livid. the auctioneer basically told me to F%@ k myself. #3500 later for the pump.. all is well.
 
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A couple of years ago I bought a M923a1 from GP, my biggest hang up was the military base, after I was "allowed" on base I loaded my truck on my drop deck and left, my SF97 came a week later, I had the truck inspected(vin) by the Highway Patrol, then I took their paperwork, SF97 and my insurance to my tag agency, got my plates and been happy.
 

mastercapt

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I'm not Bashing anyone, I'm just sharing my experience and asking if anyone has had similar experiences,


My purchase experience with GP has so far been an expensive and time consuming headache. Un answered emails seem to be the norm in my case, hopefully not the standard operating procedure. My first purchase from GP on my FLU 419 went smooth while the money was flowing their way. After the purchase was completed and all money was wired, the only thing I heard were the crickets chirping in the night.
The GP inspection is not accurate as the auction listing stated that the hand throttle was inoperable, it however failed to mention that the entire throttle linkage was busted which renders the vehicle un-driveable (safely anyway). After $4500 to ship it to the border and the price of two new batteries, my FLU arrives at the border. I receive the FLU from Texarkana without the hood, spare tire, tools missing and busted up throttle linkage making it un-drivable and it now sits in Customs limbo (@ $10 bucks a day) as I am unable to get them to clear it in this condition.
I won't bother with the expensive Title nightmare as it is discussed elsewhere on this site.

GP Customer Care (?) has been little to no help with any of the problems that I am having. I know they are busy so I am trying to be patient and understanding, However...... Everyone has their limits.:cookoo:

My big issue with this purchase is that the MV that I received is not as described in the listing inspection. 12 grand sitting at a truck stop 40 miles away in the US unsecured and uninsured (no title), all that I have been able to get in response from GP is ...Nothing.

I am in no way trying to be negative toward GovPlanet, I am only sharing my experience. I am sure that most go without a problem that this is not the usual way that things end up. I hope no one else has to go through this.
aua
Please share!!

Respect and Best Regards to Everyone
You and me both
 

ida34

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Time for me to lump on. I won a M1008 and a military Suburban used by the base fire department on 2-2-2022. I picked up a week later and when I got home I thought about the fact I didn't get paperwork. I had gotten a lot of stuff from Gov Liquidation and each time I walked away with the SF each time. Printed in my name. That was back in the day when you got it directly from the DRMO lot.
I called the pickup contact and asked if I forgot to get the paperwork and he said they would send it if I asked for it. I didn't remember being asked during the checkout procedure. I called and checked and was told the SF97 was automatically selected and would be mailed out in 30-60 days. I checked the faq and it said the SF97 would be mailed out with an assignment letter with it. Now it seems the SF97 comes with their name on it instead of mine. Not sure how this change came about but clearly a change was made to make things easier on DRMO or Gov Planet or both. I hate when this type of stuff goes on. Things should be easy for the customer not the seller.
I got both vehicles running and was going to daily driver one when I got the paperwork. I started fixing and upgrading when I told myself to stop until I got the paperwork. Full Stop. At the 30 day mark I called to check on it and was told the 30-60 days is working days not actual days. This really seems deceptive. That makes the 60 business days actually 12 weeks or 3 months for the math challenged people. So if I was trying to be transparent I would say 90 actual days instead of 60 business days. I was also told it was in process and they had no update. With the real timeline in mind I patiently checked my mail every day.
Fast forward to today. I called again as I passed the 60 business days or 90 regular days as I have called it. Now I was told the seller never sent the paperwork to them. The seller as the US government. I was told it would be another 30 business days.
I know people complained about Gov Liquidation when they got the contract. I also remember the old days of going to DRMO and bidding in person. It seems that the buying experience is getting worse and worse all the time when buying government surplus. I guess no one else cares because DRMO and Gov Planet are making there money fast with no incentive to provide the product or paperwork in a timely manner.
 

FloridaAKM

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Best thing that happened to me was when GP suspended my account when its computer auction system showed I won a wrecked Police Car in Albany, when I was bidding on Hummvee tops in Lake Butler, FL. I tried to explain after calling the office & they flatly stated, you pay for the car & pick it up or be suspended.

Their second deal was to pay a $500.00 cash fine & keep the account open. Screw them, I have saved lots of money not bidding on GP anymore.
 

porkysplace

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Time for me to lump on. I won a M1008 and a military Suburban used by the base fire department on 2-2-2022. I picked up a week later and when I got home I thought about the fact I didn't get paperwork. I had gotten a lot of stuff from Gov Liquidation and each time I walked away with the SF each time. Printed in my name. That was back in the day when you got it directly from the DRMO lot.
I called the pickup contact and asked if I forgot to get the paperwork and he said they would send it if I asked for it. I didn't remember being asked during the checkout procedure. I called and checked and was told the SF97 was automatically selected and would be mailed out in 30-60 days. I checked the faq and it said the SF97 would be mailed out with an assignment letter with it. Now it seems the SF97 comes with their name on it instead of mine. Not sure how this change came about but clearly a change was made to make things easier on DRMO or Gov Planet or both. I hate when this type of stuff goes on. Things should be easy for the customer not the seller.
I got both vehicles running and was going to daily driver one when I got the paperwork. I started fixing and upgrading when I told myself to stop until I got the paperwork. Full Stop. At the 30 day mark I called to check on it and was told the 30-60 days is working days not actual days. This really seems deceptive. That makes the 60 business days actually 12 weeks or 3 months for the math challenged people. So if I was trying to be transparent I would say 90 actual days instead of 60 business days. I was also told it was in process and they had no update. With the real timeline in mind I patiently checked my mail every day.
Fast forward to today. I called again as I passed the 60 business days or 90 regular days as I have called it. Now I was told the seller never sent the paperwork to them. The seller as the US government. I was told it would be another 30 business days.
I know people complained about Gov Liquidation when they got the contract. I also remember the old days of going to DRMO and bidding in person. It seems that the buying experience is getting worse and worse all the time when buying government surplus. I guess no one else cares because DRMO and Gov Planet are making there money fast with no incentive to provide the product or paperwork in a timely manner.
It was a Long time ago you bought anything , when I bought my deuce from GL in 2009 ( out of Selfridge AFB ) it was $60 for the SF-97 and you had to pick up the truck before you order the SF-97.
 
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