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4 Easy Steps to Buying a Car at Auction

  • Ready To Buy?
    Join AutoBidMaster

    Before you can start bidding you need to register for a membership and pay a refundable security deposit. After you completed registration and paid your deposit, you'll be able to bid immediately.
  • Find A Vehicle
    and Bid On It

    Use our Vehicle Finder to search for the vehicle you like and then start bidding right away. You can bid during the Preliminary Bidding, during the Virtual Sale, or both. The highest bid wins!
  • Pay For Your
    New Vehicle

    Your payment is due by bank wire transfer the next business day after the end of the sale. Your total due includes your final bid price plus applicable auction fees.
  • Pick Up Your Car
    Or Have It Shipped

    You can pick up your car directly at the Copart location or arrange fast, hassle free shipping with AutoBidMaster and we will pick it up for you. Congratulations on your new purchase!

How It Works

Membership with AutoBidMaster gives you full access to Copart auctions for salvage, repairable, damaged, and clean titled vehicles. Search for, bid on, and win cars, motorcycles, jet skis, boats, and industrial equipment.

Bidding is fun and easy. There are two phases to every auction: Preliminary Bidding and the Virtual Sale. During Preliminary Bidding you'll be able to submit your bid 24 hours a day until one hour before the scheduled start of the Virtual Sale. The highest bid received during the Preliminary Bidding period determines the starting price of the Virtual Sale.

When the Preliminary Bidding ends, there's a one hour period during which no more bids can be received. After the hour is up, the Virtual Sale starts. The Virtual Sale is an actual live auction happening online only. Submit your bid and compete live against other online bidders world-wide for the vehicle of your choice. Or, submit your maximum bid during the preliminary bidding and allow the Bid4U feature to bid automatically for you in increments up to your maximum. The highest bid wins!