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June 21, 2013

Do Auctions Provide Lists of the Cars for Sale before an Auction?

Most skillful buyers attending auto auctions observe a concept called “due diligence”. This process entails finding out all the pertinent information regarding the auction before attending. Smart buyers seek information such as where the auction will be located, the reputation of the auction house, and, most importantly, what cars will be sold on this day and their condition.

The most important variable to find out, in advance, is what cars will be sold at the auction. Some auctions provide information online including pictures, title status, and the all-important starting bid price. Older auction houses may require you to call in and have the information faxed to your location, or, even worse, you may need to stop by and retrieve an information sheet. In any instance, you should have the information before the auction begins; you just need to figure out how to get it.

Other mediums such as eBay have auctions by the second so all you’ll need to do is log on to eBay.com and search for the car you want. GSA government auctions also have a searchable car database.  Once you’ve found a listing, be sure to read through the terms and conditions carefully. In any case, the information regarding auto auctions is usually common information that can be found by simply picking up the phone or checking a website. If possible, review the list of cars to be sold prior to attending the auction; this will give you a hand up on the other potential buyers and help you seal your purchase with ease.

June 21, 2013

How Much Money Do you Really Save at an Auction?

So here’s the question: how much money can I save at an auto auction? The answer: plenty! Unlike normal car dealerships where you must haggle and negotiate to save money, the auto auction places the power in your hands. When attending the auction, you’ll notice a bevy of low priced cars ready to sell. It’s all up to you and the other buyers on how much you’ll pay for one of them. For example, at a recent auto auction in Houston, Texas, a new model car sold for $10,000 less than standard retail. You cannot get this kinds of deal anywhere else.

How much you actually save depends on a few factors and how well you’re able to capitalize on them. First, you must determine how much you’re willing to spend and not budge on that amount. This will eliminate a slew of cars and temper your focus down only to the ones within your range.

Second, you must know the vehicle’s condition. This is where having a willing family mechanic or having knowledge of how cars operate may come in handy. For example, the auction house may crank the car and you could hear screeching or see smoke among other things. A seasoned mechanic will know exactly what needs to be fixed and how much it will cost, while a normal buyer may have no idea. This provides for less people bidding on that particular model and increases the savings.

Lastly, you must know a car’s worth in its current condition. For example, take any car at the auction, and look up the Kelley blue book value. If you have a Smartphone, you can download the KBB app. This provides you with an opportunity to determine what the value is and know where you have slack for bidding.

Auto auctions are a great place to find killer deals on a car; don’t let a great deal slip through your fingers.

June 11, 2013

Are Cars Bought at Auctions Reliable?

Auto auctions provide some of the most dependable, reliable cars on our roads today. Many people are against them, but if they would take the time and research the vehicles, they would realize the power of the auto auction. Here’s a few reason why car auctions are reliable.

Disclosure: Most auction houses are required to disclose the condition of the vehicle. If you’re in the market to purchase old, flooded cars, the auction site will more than likely provide this information. Say you’re looking for salvaged title cars; you can obtain this information at the auction house as well. It’s up to the consumer to ask questions and inquire further if more information is needed.

Used Car Dealerships: Another reason why the cars are reliable is implied by where the cars were purchased. People are trading cars daily and replacing them with new ones. If the dealership feels these cars are outdated and can’t be sold on their lot, they move them over to the auction. In most instances, perfectly good cars slip through the hands of dealers and into the hands of local auctioneers. Furthermore, the dealerships are sometimes onsite at auctions purchasing cars. This can be a major tell-tale sign for you, the prospective purchaser, because if a dealership is willing to buy from the auction with no reservations, you should have the confidence to know your getting a great product as well.

Again, I can’t stress the importance of doing your due diligence and making sure you make a smart purchase; that part is on you.  It is always wise to bring along an experience mechanic to inspect any car you might consider buying. Really think about what it is you’re looking for in a vehicle before you make your move as well. In closing, don’t be wary of auction auctions. Many find them highly reliable and overall one of the best places around to purchase cars. 

June 9, 2013

Factors tо Cоnѕidеr When Using Online Auto Auctions

Whether уоu are a single car buyer who only nееdѕ оnе vehicle or a car dealer who just opened for business, уоu mау соnѕidеr using online auto auctions tо get a great deal. If this is уоur first time going this route, рlеаѕе kеер thеѕе important points in mind.

Hundreds of auto auction websites are out there. On thеѕе websites, уоu will find a variety of auction types hosted. While thеу do follow the general auction-style format, уоu will notice a difference. For example, eBay  is an online auction website. Users саn list vehicles for sale оn eBay Motors. Thеѕе vehicles are listed by a wide range of people—ѕоmе dealers, ѕоmе avid eBay users, and оthеr who are first-time sellers—lооking tо tap into the growing popularity of eBay.

On eBay, уоu may find inaccurate and incomplete information аѕ it is the individual seller who is placing the listing. On the оthеr hand, an experienced auto auction house will probably include more detailed information, аѕ thеу know what buyers expect. This dоеѕ not mеаn that уоu ѕhоuld avoid user generated listings, like thоѕе found оn eBay.com. What this dоеѕ mеаn is that уоu ѕhоuld be prepared tо аѕk questions, lots of them.

At physical car auctions, уоu’ll find that ѕоmе are open only tо licensed or certified dealers. You mау соmе асrоѕѕ similar auctions online. Don’t be discouraged if this is all уоur internet search pulls up, at first. Dig a little deeper, and уоu will find car auctions online that are open tо the general public.

As with physical car auctions, уоu will typically find a number of fees tacked оntо уоur buying price. It is important tо kеер this in mind when placing уоur bid or while in the midst of a virtual bidding war. Rеаd the auctions full terms and restrictions ahead of time. Will уоu be charged a 10% auction fee or buyer’s fee? If so, kеер thеѕе fees in mind when calculating the оvеrаll purchase price.

You will find hundreds of legitimate online auto auctions; however, уоu will аlѕо run into a few scams аѕ well. For example, eBay.com is a well-known target of scammers, аѕ mоѕt items are shipped through the mail. Vehicles саn be shipped via a transport service; therefore, risks do apply. It is аlwауѕ in уоur bеѕt interest tо uѕе уоur bеѕt judgment. Moreover, eBay sellers and mаnу well-known auction houses will allow уоu tо соmе and quickly inspect the vehicle bеfоrе bidding, but уоu nееd tо аѕk first.

As previously stated, a wide range of auctions are available for cars online. On eBay.com you will find mоѕtlу new or uѕеd cars that are in great, drivable shape. When researching online, уоu will аlѕо find ѕоmе auctions where the оvеrаll shape of the vehicle isn’t clear; уоu are agreeing tо buy as-is. In this case, the vehicle’s VIN number is important for determining if the vehicle hаѕ a сlеаr title. It is easier tо attend virtual auctions, but the ѕamе level of organization and research ѕhоuld be performed ahead of time. 

RM Auctions ties on-line and in person auctions together with the ability to watch and bid on-line.  They also offer incredibly detailed information on their collector cars, including a video report.

April 25, 2013

South Bay Auto Auction

Address:

South Bay Auto Auction
13210 S Normandie Ave
Gardena, CA 90249

Phone: 310 719 2000
Fax: 310 243 1240

Email: INFO@SOUTHBAYAUTOAUCTION.COM

Website

 

South Bay Auto Auction has been independently owned and operated in Gardena, CA since 1993. Their Marketing team has over 100 years of combined auction and financial services experience and they can provide a solution for every remarketing challenge. They have the experience, the resources, and the technology to help you maximize your sales results and minimize your remarketing expenses.

South Bay Auto Auction offers a full range of remarketing services including transportation, reconditioning, inspections, an inventory management system, and SBAA LiveNet, their live internet auction. South Bay Auto Auction remarkets vehicles for credit unions, banks, and finance companies, as well as leasing and rental car companies, and franchised used car dealers.

Make South Bay Auto Auction your one-stop independent NAAA auction facility

April 24, 2013

OC Public Auction

Address:
OC Public Auction

2114 East 1st Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 800-254-1967

Website

They are one of Southern California’s LARGEST RESELLERS OF QUALITY PRE-OWNED CARS.

They are conveniently located at 2114 E. 1st Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705, near the intersection of the 5 and 55 freeways.
Don’t miss this no-hassle way for you to bid on and buy the car of your choice, at the price you want to pay.

Now, here’s how it works: Attend their giant live auto auctions in Orange County, rain or shine. Bid on and buy the vehicle of your choice. Easy, on-the-spot financing is now available, subject to your credit history. Come early to get pre-approved so you can buy your favorite car!

The approximate price on vehicles at the auction range from as low as  $2000-$16,000 dollars.

Gates open at 9 AM Sunday and 4 PM Wednesday for viewing and inspection of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. You’ll find many late-model, low mileage vehicles, from 1998 to 2010, and many selling thousands below Kelly Blue Book. Admission and parking at the auction are free. All you need is a current driver’s license.

You’ll find our LIVE AUTO AUCTION fun and exciting, and you’ll see how EASY it is to purchase JUST the car you’re looking for. Here’s how the auction works:

All cars are safety inspected and smog certified. All vehicles also come with a CARFAX / AUTOCHECK vehicle history report, so you can buy with confidence. Every silent bid vehicle (live auction cars are sold “As Is”) comes with a limited warranty, for 3 months or 3,000 miles (whichever occurs first). We also offer optional extended warranties from 12 months to 5 years. And, there is certified auction refund policy.

 

April 20, 2013

Brashers Sacramento

Address:
Brashers Sacramento
6233 Blacktop Road
Rio Linda, CA 95673

Phone: (916) 991-5555
Toll-Free: (800) 288-6882

Fax: (916) 991-5445
Website

View Auction Calendar

 

 

About

Brasher’s Auto Auctions offer a full range of remarketing services including recon, inspections, transportation, financing, and wholesale automotive, RV/marine/specialty, and salvage auctions. Brasher’s sells vehicles for wholesale consignors including dealers, manufacturers, rental car companies, banks, finance and leasing institutions. Brasher’s customer-base draws from all of the western states, Mexico, and Canada.

History

Founded by Frank Brasher in 1949, Brasher’s is among the oldest auto auction companies in the nation. They were one of the first to offer dealer floor-planning, which Frank introduced in the 1950s. Full reconditioning was offered in the ’50s and transport service by an auction-owned fleet began in the ’60s.

Frank also recognized the significance of the fleet/lease business and began selling cars for ARI in the ’50s. Brasher’s was among the first auctions in the country to host sales for Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler in the ’60s. They contribute tremendous industry leadership, having been instrumental in helping conceive and implement Auto Auction Services Corporation (AASC), with Larry Brasher serving as its first President.

Brasher’s auctions were among the first to offer online simulcast sales in the late ’90s. With two partner auctions, they founded AuctionPipeline, which is now the premier online sales channel for independent auctions in the country. From implementing double blocks in the auction arena to carrying out successful online booksheet sales, Brasher’s auctions never rest and will continue to innovate for years to come.

Brasher’s commitment to dealer consignment and service has not changed since its first auction opened its doors more than 60 years ago.

April 20, 2013

ADESA San Diego

ADESA San Diego

Address:
ADESA San Diego
2175 Cactus Road 
San Diego, CA 92154

Phone: 619-661-5565
Fax: 619-661-9470
Email: carlos.lopez@adesa.com

Website

View Auction Calendar

About ADESA

ADESA provides customers awhole car  auction solution. They serve two main client types: institutional customers and dealers. Their institutional customers include:

  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Banks, credit unions and other financial centers
  • Vehicle finance companies
  • Vehicle rental companies
  • Fleet management companies
  • Insurance companies

The dealers who consign and purchase vehicles at ADESA auctions are licensed franchises and independent wholesale dealers. Dealer consignment vehicles include over-aged dealer inventory and unwanted dealer
trade-ins.

Facilaties

ADESA’s used vehicle auction network includes auction sites that are strategically located near areas with a large concentration of used vehicle dealerships. Each site is a multi-lane, drive-through facility that hosts at least one vehicle auction per week.

They provide a full range of vehicle remarketing services for buyers and sellers, including:

  • Live auctioning of the vehicle in person and via the Internet using streaming audio and video
  • Reconditioning services, including:
    • detailing
    • washing
    • body work
    • light mechanical work
    • glass repair
    • paintless dent repair
    • tire and key replacement
    • upholstery repair
  • “Best Venue” remarketing options—ADESA (whole car) or Insurance Auto Auctions (over-aged, high mileage and salvage vehicles)

Services

When you partner with ADESA, you benefit from the strength and resources of their entire family of companies. They offer so much more than just your typical whole car auction products and services.

In fact, their services extend far beyond what you might expect. Along with their whole car auction services listed above, they also offer:

  • Repossessions
  • Marshalling
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Custom e-business design services
  • Customized economic analysis
  • Lease end-of-term support
  • Title processing and administering paperwork
  • Title services in all 50 states
  • Duplicate and correction titles
  • Inspecting and certifying vehicles
  • Inventory protection
  • Vehicle licensing
  • Marketing consigned vehicles

 

April 20, 2013

ADESA Sacramento

ADESA Sacramento

Address:
ADESA Sacramento
8649 Kiefer Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: 916-388-8899
Fax: 916-388-0838
Email: laura.seek@adesa.com

Website

View Auction Calendar

About ADESA

ADESA provides customers awhole car  auction solution. They serve two main client types: institutional customers and dealers. Their institutional customers include:

  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Banks, credit unions and other financial centers
  • Vehicle finance companies
  • Vehicle rental companies
  • Fleet management companies
  • Insurance companies

The dealers who consign and purchase vehicles at ADESA auctions are licensed franchises and independent wholesale dealers. Dealer consignment vehicles include over-aged dealer inventory and unwanted dealer
trade-ins.

Facilaties

ADESA’s used vehicle auction network includes auction sites that are strategically located near areas with a large concentration of used vehicle dealerships. Each site is a multi-lane, drive-through facility that hosts at least one vehicle auction per week.

They provide a full range of vehicle remarketing services for buyers and sellers, including:

  • Live auctioning of the vehicle in person and via the Internet using streaming audio and video
  • Reconditioning services, including:
    • detailing
    • washing
    • body work
    • light mechanical work
    • glass repair
    • paintless dent repair
    • tire and key replacement
    • upholstery repair
  • “Best Venue” remarketing options—ADESA (whole car) or Insurance Auto Auctions (over-aged, high mileage and salvage vehicles)

Services

When you partner with ADESA, you benefit from the strength and resources of their entire family of companies. They offer so much more than just your typical whole car auction products and services.

In fact, their services extend far beyond what you might expect. Along with their whole car auction services listed above, they also offer:

  • Repossessions
  • Marshalling
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Custom e-business design services
  • Customized economic analysis
  • Lease end-of-term support
  • Title processing and administering paperwork
  • Title services in all 50 states
  • Duplicate and correction titles
  • Inspecting and certifying vehicles
  • Inventory protection
  • Vehicle licensing
  • Marketing consigned vehicles

 

April 20, 2013

ADESA Los Angeles

ADESA Los Angeles

Address:
ADESA Los Angeles
11625 Nino Way
Mira Loma, CA 91752

Phone: 951-361-9400
Fax: 951-361-0595

E-mail: Jesse.estrada@adesa.com

Website

View Auction Calendar

About ADESA

ADESA provides customers awhole car  auction solution. They serve two main client types: institutional customers and dealers. Their institutional customers include:

  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Banks, credit unions and other financial centers
  • Vehicle finance companies
  • Vehicle rental companies
  • Fleet management companies
  • Insurance companies

The dealers who consign and purchase vehicles at ADESA auctions are licensed franchises and independent wholesale dealers. Dealer consignment vehicles include over-aged dealer inventory and unwanted dealer
trade-ins.

Facilaties

ADESA’s used vehicle auction network includes auction sites that are strategically located near areas with a large concentration of used vehicle dealerships. Each site is a multi-lane, drive-through facility that hosts at least one vehicle auction per week.

They provide a full range of vehicle remarketing services for buyers and sellers, including:

  • Live auctioning of the vehicle in person and via the Internet using streaming audio and video
  • Reconditioning services, including:
    • detailing
    • washing
    • body work
    • light mechanical work
    • glass repair
    • paintless dent repair
    • tire and key replacement
    • upholstery repair
  • “Best Venue” remarketing options—ADESA (whole car) or Insurance Auto Auctions (over-aged, high mileage and salvage vehicles)

Services

When you partner with ADESA, you benefit from the strength and resources of their entire family of companies. They offer so much more than just your typical whole car auction products and services.

In fact, their services extend far beyond what you might expect. Along with their whole car auction services listed above, they also offer:

  • Repossessions
  • Marshalling
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Custom e-business design services
  • Customized economic analysis
  • Lease end-of-term support
  • Title processing and administering paperwork
  • Title services in all 50 states
  • Duplicate and correction titles
  • Inspecting and certifying vehicles
  • Inventory protection
  • Vehicle licensing
  • Marketing consigned vehicles