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We’re taking a little break from our regular content in this post, and we’re bringing you another close look at what it’s like behind the scenes at AutoBidMaster – your one-stop online car auction. We’re interviewing Lana, AutoBidMaster’s auction liaison with many of the salvage yards that we work with to bring you the largest auto auction inventory in North America. ABM: Lana, thanks for taking some time to chat with us. How long have…

Before you bid on and buy a vehicle through salvage car auctions like AutoBidMaster.com, make sure you factor your total cost into your budget, not just the sales price of the vehicle. You need to take into account auction fees, documentation fees, vehicle shipping costs, and so forth. Let’s start with the basics. Auction Fees The auction fees you pay on each vehicle are determined by your membership level. Basic members pay 10% of the…

AutoBidMaster is a premier Copart broker, and your one-stop online auto auction. We give our members access to the largest online salvage auto inventory, and our dedicated Customer Service Representatives are here to help our members through every step of the way: from finding the perfect vehicle, to placing bids, to arranging shipping. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes here in our Portland, Oregon office. We’re interviewing Tabitha, the Sales Manager here…

In Part 1 of this series we talked about how cars get branded with salvage titles, and where they go after that. You know now that they often end up at auction yards, but it isn’t as easy to bid on them from the yard as you would have hoped. Now, we’re answering the question, “why use AutoBidMaster?” A little bit of background: AutoBidMaster was founded over 10 years ago in Portland, Oregon. We saw…

Why buy with AutoBidMaster? AutoBidMaster is a licensed broker for Copart auctions. Copart manages the largest inventory of salvage vehicles in the US. The vast majority, but not all, of Copart auctions are closed to the public. These auctions are limited to licensed car dealers and other licensed businesses. If you don’t have a required license, then you can’t participate. This where AutoBidMaster can help you. We are a licensed Copart broker and we let…

Online car auctions have a number of straightforward terms that are good to know. Understanding these will help you keep the auction process clear and give you the confidence to bid and win. On every vehicle (lot) listing, you’ll see one of these three terms: