Frequently Asked Questions

The information below provides answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive from our members. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

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How to Bid (13)
How do I bid?
Before you can begin bidding and buying, you will need to register for a membership with AutoBidMaster and pay your refundable $400 security deposit. You will be able to bid immediately upon completing registration, paying your deposit and uploading your ID.
When can I start bidding?
You can start bidding immediately after you complete registration, pay your deposit and upload your ID. An email will be sent to you with your Member Login and your password so you can start bidding right away!
How long do I have to bid?
Each auction on our website has two phases: Preliminary Bidding and the Live Auction. The Preliminary Bidding period begins when the vehicle is assigned a sale date and continues until one hour before the scheduled start of the Live Auction.

During the Preliminary Bidding period you can submit your bid 24 hours a day. Once the pre-bidding period ends and the Live Auction starts, you will be able to submit your bid in real-time during the Live Auction. Live Auctions move very quickly and typically only last a few minutes.
Can I cancel or lower my bid?
No. Once submitted, bids can not be retracted, lowered, or cancelled. If an auction ends with you as a high bidder, you will be obligated to purchase the vehicle or risk forfeiting your security deposit.

For this reason it is very important to double check your bid amount and the lot number of the auction prior to submitting your bid.
What’s my Buyer Power?
Your Buyer Power is the maximum you're able to bid at any given time. It also dictates how many vehicle auctions you can bid on at a time. Your Buyer Power is determined by your security deposit.

Your Security Deposit should be a minimum of $400 or 10% of your intended maximum bid, whichever is greater. If you'd like to bid on more than one car at a time, you'll need to pay an additional $400 (minimum) refundable security deposit for each vehicle you'd like to bid on, for example:

A $400 deposit will allow you to bid up to $4000 on one vehicle An $800 deposit will allow you to bid up to $8000 on two vehicles A $1200 deposit will allow to you bid up to $12000 on three vehicles And so on.

You can increase your buyer power quickly and easily by logging into AutoBidMaster and visiting My Account.
Can I Buy it Now?
We have a limited number of lots available for Buy It Now. If Buy It Now is available, you will see a special “Buy It Now” button on the auction page. Applicable auction fees will still apply, and will be added to the Buy It Now price. You can use our Vehicle Finder to search specifically for Buy It Now lots.
Can I Make an Offer?
Make An Offer is available on all vehicles that have a Buy It Now option available to them. Make An Offer option is exactly what it sounds like, it allows you to make an offer on a vehicle before the lot goes to live auction.

To use the new option, simply select Make Offer on the lot details page of the Buy It Now vehicle you’re interested in purchasing. You will then be able to enter your offer amount and submit your offer. It's that easy!

The seller will review and either approve, counter or refuse your offer amount at their discretion. By making an offer, you agree that you are committed to this offer amount until the close of the next business day. Applicable auction and Autobidmaster fees will still apply and will be added to the Make Offer price.

Should the Seller accept your offer and you fail to complete this transaction, you will be subject to all applicable relist fees. If you submitted the top offer, and your offer was accepted, you will receive an email confirmation that you won the vehicle. Congratulations on your new purchase!
How can I bid on more than one car?
If you've signed up for a Basic Membership you are only able to purchase one car and you may have only one active bid at a time. If you'd like to bid on additional lots, you will need to upgrade to an Advanced or Professional Membership.

If you have an Advanced or Professional Membership, you're free to bid on and purchase as many vehicles as you'd like. You'll need to submit an additional security deposit for each car you'd like to bid on. Your security deposit should be a minimum of $400 or 10% of your desired maximum bid, for example:

A $400 deposit will allow you to bid up to $4000 on one vehicle. A $800 deposit will allow you to bid up to $8000 on two vehicles A $1200 deposit will allow to you bid up to $12000 on three vehicles.
How long does the seller have to respond to my offer?
The seller has until 6 PM PST the next business day after the end of the auction to: accept your bid, submit a counteroffer, or reject your bid.
How do I counter a seller's minimum offer?
You can submit your response to the seller's offer right from the auction page of the lot you're bidding on. You may: increase your bid, keep your current bid, or accept the seller's minimum bid.
Can I find out the seller's minimum bid price?
The seller's minimum bid price is not disclosed during the auction. However, if you are the highest bidder when the auction ends the seller’s minimum bid will be revealed to you.
How will I know if I was the high bidder?
You will receive a confirmation email. You can also check the current status of your bid in the “My Bids” menu tab in My Account.
I’m the highest bidder in an On Minimum/On Approval auction. What happens now?
If you're the high bidder on an auction with a sale status that's either on Minimum Bid or on Approval you must wait for the seller to accept, counter, or reject your high bid.

For the auctions marked with the sale status on Minimum bid the seller has until 6:00 pm PST one business day after the end of the auction to: accept your bid, counter with a higher bid, or reject your bid.

For the auctions marked with the sale status On Approval the seller has until 6:00 pm PST two business days after the end of the auction to: accept your bid, counter with a higher bid, or reject your bid. You'll receive the seller's response by email.

At any point during the approval process you may: increase your bid to the next highest increment, keep your current bid (do not increase the bid), or accept the seller's minimum bid. You can increase your bid or accept the seller's offer from the auction page. If the seller accepts your high bid within the approval window you will be obligated to purchase the vehicle.
How Auctions Work (10)
What is Preliminary Bidding?
The Preliminary Bidding period occurs prior to the scheduled start of the Live Auction. Preliminary bids can be submitted starting from when the auction is assigned a sale date up to one hour before the start of the Live Auction. The highest bid received during the Preliminary Bidding period determines the starting bid of the Live Auction.
What is a Live Auction?
A Live Auction is Copart's live virtual online auction. Copart's VB3 software allows you to participate in live auctions taking place throughout the United States and Canada from the comfort of your home or office.

To join a Live Auction click on the green "Sale in Progress" button on the auction page to load the sale window. (You can also click on the blue "Live Auction" link at the top of any page to see a list of current sales by auction yard location). The Live Auction window displays images of the vehicle currently up for auction along with the current high bid from the Preliminary Bidding period and the current live bids.

You can place your live bids by clicking on the button that corresponds to your new high bid. Note: You are using our service to bid. Therefore, regardless of where you are located, in any live auction your live bid will be shown as the State of Oregon.
What does "You have exceeded your Buyer Power" mean?
This message means that you've exceeded your current Buyer Power. You must increase your security deposit if you'd like to continue bidding. Your security deposit should be a minimum of $400 or 10% of your desired maximum bid. You can increase your Buyer Power at any time in My Account.
What is Bid4U?
Bid4U is Copart's automated bidding system. Enter the maximum price you're willing to pay for the vehicle during Preliminary Bidding and Copart's "Bid4U" (Bid for You) feature will incrementally bid on the vehicle on your behalf up to your maximum bid.

BID4U will only bid one increment over the current bid to maintain your position as the highest bidder. This allows you to purchase a vehicle below your maximum bid if bidding does not meet or exceed your maximum bid. If you're outbid you'll receive an email notification and are provided with the opportunity to increase your maximum bid.
What does the Bid Increment option do?
If two identical high bids are received, Copart's Bid4U system offers an option named Bid Increment. Using the Bid Increment option, you can place your preliminary bid and in the event of a tie, Bid4U will bid one more additional increment over your maximum bid to break the tie. If a bidder with a higher maximum bid outbids you, you'll receive an email.
How did I lose the bid when my amount was the same as the winning amount?
If you submitted your bid during the Preliminary Bidding period, it's likely that someone submitted a maximum bid equal to yours during the Live Auction. If two identical high bids are received, it is Copart's policy to award the sale to the Live Auction bidder.

To avoid a tie, Copart's Bid4U system offers an option named Bid Increment. Using the Bid Increment option, you can place your preliminary bid and in the event of a tie, Bid4U will bid one more additional increment over your maximum bid to break the tie. If a bidder with a higher maximum bid outbids you, you'll receive an email.
What does a sales status of Pure Sale/On Minimum/On Approval mean?
The Sales Status listed in the Bid Information box indicates the type of auction: In a Pure Sale auction, the seller has not set a reserve price. This lot will be awarded to the highest bidder at the close of live auction. Highest bid wins!

In an auction listed as On Approval the seller has reserved the right to approve the final high bid achieved during the live auction. The seller has until 6:00 pm PST two business days after the sale to approve the bid. The high bidder is obligated to purchase the vehicle if their bid is approved by the seller within the approval period.

If the auction is listed as On Minimum Bid the seller has placed a reserve price on the lot. If the minimum bid is not met during the live auction, the seller has until 6:00 pm PST one business day after the sale to accept the current high bid or decline the sale.
What does "Future Sale" or "Expected Sale Date" mean?
If the auction is labelled as "Future Sale" or "Expected Sale Date" it means that Copart has not yet confirmed a sale date for this item. We do not currently have a date for when this item will be available for sale at auction.
What is a Night Cap Sale?
Night Cap Sales give buyers another chance to bid on vehicles that don’t sell during the regular Live Auction. If a vehicle doesn’t sell during the Live Auction, it enters a second chance bidding period. It’s also added to a Night Cap Sale.

During second chance bidding, buyers are able to place preliminary bids prior to the start of the Night Cap Sale. If the vehicle has a minimum bid price and that minimum is met during second chance bidding, the vehicle will be sold to the high bidder and will be removed from the Night Cap Sale.

If the minimum bid is met during the Night Cap Sale, bidding will continue until the last high bid is received. If the vehicles enter second chance bidding on a Thursday or Friday, the Night Cap Sale will be held the following Monday. Night Cap Sales are held at 6 PM PST (9 PM EST) Monday through Thursday. There are 4 Night Cap Sales held simultaneously at 6 PM PST (9 PM EST) Monday through Thursday. Each sale includes vehicles located in the following regions: Pacific (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Central, Mountain, and Eastern.
What is a VIX bid?
When you place a VIX bid, you are bidding on a vehicle that is being listed by an insurance company or a vehicle finance company. These companies use this auction format when they are still in the process of obtaining paperwork for the vehicle. Your VIX bid will be submitted into a sealed auction, and if you are the highest bidder you will be notified via email within 3 business days of the auction's end. Once you are notified that you are the high bidder, you will send payment to AutoBidMaster, which will be due by the end of the next business day. After payment has been received, the seller has up to 45 days to obtain the paperwork and sell the vehicle. If they do obtain the paperwork and proceed with the sale we will notify you via email; if they do not obtain the paperwork within the 45-day period then we will notify you and refund your money.
Registration and Membership (9)
When will I be able to bid?
Your membership will be active immediately after you complete registration. you'll be able to start bidding right away.
What's the difference between the Basic, Advanced and Professional Memberships?
TThe Basic Membership is a wonderful way to try out AutoBidMaster for free, with no registration fee required, simply a $400 deposit. While you cannot participate in Live Auctions, this membership allows you to have one active preliminary bid at a time up to $4000, and to make one vehicle purchase.

The Advanced Membership allows you to purchase unlimited number of cars with AutoBidMaster for twelve months. It also allows you to bid over $4000 (with an increased deposit) and a lowered transaction fee. A one year Advanced Membership is $150 and renews annually.

The Professional Membership is the premier membership option available at AutoBidMaster. The Professional Membership allows you to purchase unlimited number of cars with AutoBidMaster for twelve months. The Professional Membership entitles you to many benefits including 20 free vehicle history reports and discounted transaction fee. A one year Professional Membership is $250 and renews annually.
How much does it cost to join?
There is no registration fee required to try out AutoBidMaster with our Basic Membership, only a minimum refundable security deposit of $400 is needed to begin bidding. A Basic Membership allows you to have one active preliminary bid at a time and make one vehicle purchase.

A one year Advanced Membership is only $150 and allows you to purchase as many cars as you like during the year.

Or our Professional Membership is only $250, and offers discounted transaction fees. A minimum refundable security deposit of $400 is also needed to begin bidding.

These memberships offer a flexible bidding limit and the Professional Membership offers vehicle history reports.
Why do I have to join AutoBidMaster to buy at Copart?
As a registered Copart broker, AutoBidMaster allows you to bid on Copart auctions without a dealer's license. When you register with AutoBidMaster, you'll be given immediate access to Copart's full listing of vehicle auctions and your own personal bidder account. You'll be able to get fantastic prices on vehicles being auctioned by Copart, saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Our service is easy to use and open to the public.
Do I need a dealer's license?
No, the auctions are open to the public: anyone can bid and win with AutoBidMaster. All you need to register is a driver's license or other valid form of government issued ID.
What are the requirements to join?
You will need to provide us with your contact information, choose your membership type, and pay a refundable security deposit. The minimum security deposit is $400. You'll also need to have a valid drivers license or passport (for international bidders). That's it! No dealer license required.
How do I pay my security deposit and membership fee?
You can pay your membership fee and security deposit with a credit or debit card or a bank wire transfer. If you choose to pay with a bank wire transfer, you will have to wait for your payment to post to our bank account before you'll be able to start bidding.
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time in My Account. To cancel, go to Membership in My Account. Make sure the following selection is checked: No, I do not wish to renew. Please do not renew my account at the end of my Membership. I understand that I will no longer be able to bid at the end of my membership period. Choose this option and click the blue “Save Settings” button. Your membership will be cancelled immediately and you'll receive a confirmation code and an email.
If I cancel my membership, is the membership fee refunded?
No, membership fees are not refundable. Your Advanced or Professional Membership is active for one year from the date that you signed up. After you've cancelled your account, you are free to use your account for the remainder of your membership period. Your Advanced or Professional Membership will not renew at the end of your membership period and you won't be charged again.
Security Deposit (7)
Why do you need a security deposit?
The security deposit is collected in advance as an assurance that you will pay for what you purchase. All bids, once submitted, are final. If an auction ends with you as the high bidder, you will be obligated to purchase the vehicle for sale. If you back out of the sale, your deposit will be forfeited. Your deposit also determines your Buyer Power. Your deposit should be a minimum of $400 or 10% of your desired maximum bid. Your security deposit is 100% refundable if you don't purchase a car.
Is my security deposit refundable?
Your security deposit is fully refundable. If you haven't purchased a car, have no active bids and no outstanding fees due on your account, you may request a refund of your security deposit at any time in My Account.

If you purchase a car, your deposit is held until your car is paid for in full and picked up from the auction lot. Once the car is paid for and picked up, you can request a refund of your deposit. Your security deposit refund will be issued to the original form of payment. A minimum of $400 must be kept as security deposit at all times to keep your buying account active.
How do I pay my security deposit?
You can pay for your security deposit with a credit or debit card or a bank wire transfer. If you choose to pay with a bank wire transfer, you will have to wait for your payment to post to our account before we can apply your security deposit to your account.
How do I increase my security deposit?
You can increase your security deposit at any time. To increase your security deposit login to AutoBidMaster and click on Buyer Power in My Account.
Can I use my security deposit to pay for my vehicle?
No, your security deposit cannot be applied toward the payment for your vehicle. Your security deposit is held until the vehicle is paid for and picked up from the auction. You can request a refund of your security deposit after the vehicle is paid for in full and picked up from the auction facility.
I received an email saying that my security deposit has expired. Why?
When you pay a security deposit we place an authorization hold in the amount of your deposit on your method of payment. This hold appears on your billing statement as a pending transaction for the amount of your deposit.

Your bank or credit card company will only allow us to place this hold for 30 days. After 30 days, the hold automatically expires and the pending transaction is removed, voiding your deposit. The pending transaction may be removed immediately after your hold expires or it may take up to a billing cycle depending on your bank.
I was told my refund had been processed but I have not received it yet.
Your refund has been processed. Your email confirmation serves as proof that your refund was processed successfully. Your refund will not appear on your statement as a credit, deposit, or new transaction.

When you pay a deposit, we place an authorization hold in the amount of your deposit on your method of payment. This hold appears as pending transaction from AutoBidMaster. When a refund is processed, we void the authorization hold and your bank releases the funds, removing the pending transaction.

Please check the date of the original transaction on your account statement and confirm that the pending transaction has been removed. If you are still showing a transaction for your security deposit, please contact your bank for additional information on their pending hold policies.
Paying for Vehicles (13)
What are the fees that I must pay in addition to the auction final bid or buy-it-now price?
If you bid and win an auction or complete a buy-it-now purchase, you'll be paying AutoBidMaster's transaction fee, applicable Copart auction fees based on your final bid or buy-it-now amount, and a documentation fee to cover the cost of processing and mailing your paperwork.

If you submit payment on time and arrange prompt pick-up or shipping of your vehicle, that's all you should expect to pay. If your payment is received late, you'll be charged a $50 late fee for each day that your payment is not received after the due date.

If your vehicle remains at the Copart auction facility after your free vehicle storage have expired, you'll be charged a $20 storage fee for each day that your vehicle remains at the facility.
If I win the vehicle auction, do I pay my maximum bid amount?
No, if bidding during the auction does not meet your maximum bid, you'll only have to pay the high bid amount (plus any applicable auction fees). For example, if your maximum bid is $3800 and the high bid during the auction is $2400, you'll get the vehicle for $2400.
If I win a vehicle, when is my payment due?
Payment is due the next business day after the end of the auction by 5 PM. For example, if you won an auction on Friday the 9th, we'd need to receive payment by 5 PM PST on Monday the 12th. For every day that the payment is late you'll be charged a late payment fee of $50.
How do I pay for a vehicle once I've won it?
Once you've won the auction, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you along with wire transfer instructions. Payments for vehicles may be made by bank wire transfer only.

We cannot accept payment by any other method. Trade-ins, credit card or PayPal payments, cashier's checks, counter deposits, and account to account bank transfers are not accepted.
How do I check the status of my payment?
We'll send you an email as soon as we've received your cleared payment. You can also see the most up to date status of your order online by logging into AutoBidMaster and visiting Payments.
What payment methods are available for international customers?
All international customers must submit payment by bank wire transfer. For international customers, payment is due the second business day after the end of the auction by 5 p.m. For example, if you won an auction on Friday the 9th, we'd need to receive payment by 5 PM PST on Tuesday the 13th.

If it takes more than two business days to complete a wire transfer from a bank in your country to a US bank, it is your responsibility to ensure that the payment arrives by the due date. We suggest that you send a wire transfer for the approximate amount of the car cost to AutoBidMaster in advance. With your authorization, we can also apply a portion of your security deposit (if paid via bank wire transfer) towards the car payment; this helps many international clients avoid late payment fees.
How do I make a bank wire transfer?
A bank wire transfer is a way to send funds electronically from one bank account to another bank account. Once you've won an auction, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you along with our bank account information: the name of our bank, our bank's address, our account number, and our ABA routing number and SWIFT code.

If this is your first time making a wire transfer, many banks will require you to visit to your local branch and prove your identity. To make a wire transfer, speak with a bank teller.

You should have the following on hand: a government issued form of ID, name of the bank you'll be transferring funds to (on your invoice), the account number you'll be transferring funds to (on your invoice), a Wire Transfer Authorization form (available from your bank), as well as:

Domestic Customers: ABA routing number of the bank you'll be transferring funds to (on your invoice)

International Customers: SWIFT code of the bank you'll be transferring funds to (on your invoice)

International Customers: Your wire transfer may be processed by several intermediary banks while on its way to us. In some cases, these banks may charge a processing fee of $20 or more (in addition to the wire transfer fee charged by your bank) which is then deducted from your wire transfer amount.

We must receive payment in full: these processing fees are your responsibility and should be taken into consideration when sending your wire transfer. After you've completed the wire transfer, please be sure to fax or email us a copy of your wire transfer receipt (provided by your bank) so we can confirm your payment.
Is there a penalty if I pay late?
Yes. For every day that the payment is late you'll be charged a late payment fee of $50.
Who do I pay when I win a vehicle?
When you bid on and win a vehicle through AutoBidMaster, you're purchasing the vehicle from AutoBidMaster, not Copart. Payment in full by bank wire transfer must be made to AutoBidMaster. Once you've won the auction, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you along with wire transfer instructions.
How long will it take for you to receive my payment?
Wire transfer transit times vary depending on your bank. We'll apply your payment to your invoice as soon as we receive it and then send you an email. After you've completed the wire transfer, please be sure to fax or email us a copy of your wire transfer receipt (provided by your bank) so we can confirm your payment.
If I don't win a vehicle, do I have to pay anything?
No, if you're not the high bidder you won't have to pay anything. You're free to bid on other auctions or request a refund of your security deposit. Membership fees are not refundable.
What taxes and fees am I responsible for if purchase a car in Canada?
Any vehicle purchased in Canada is subject to a Canadian HST or GST tax. Vehicles purchased in the province of Ontario (this includes Copart locations in London and Toronto) will be subject to a 13% HST tax.

Vehicles purchased in the province of Alberta (this includes Copart locations in Calgary and Edmonton) will be subject to a 5% GST tax. Canadian taxes are calculated based on the final bid price and Copart’s auction fees. No Canadian taxes are charged on AutoBidMaster’s transaction fees.
My invoice shows that AutoBidMaster received a lesser payment amount than the wire I sent. Why?
Bank wire transfers sent from customers overseas may be processed by several intermediary banks while on their way to us. In some cases, these banks may charge a processing fee of $20 or more (in addition to the wire transfer fee charged by your bank) which is then deducted from your wire transfer amount.

We must receive payment in full: these processing fees are your responsibility and should be taken into consideration when sending your wire transfer.
Vehicle Information and Titles (8)
Can you tell me more about this vehicle?
All the information we have about the vehicles available for auction is listed on the Lot Details section of the auction page. We have no further specific information about the vehicles. If you're near the auction yard and you're a registered member of AutoBidMaster, you can visit the vehicle in person and inspect it yourself.

Alternatively, registered members can also order a vehicle inspection for the vehicle they are interested to bid on. To request an inspection please click on the inspection banner on the specific lot description page. The inspection service is provided by SalvageInspector.com and must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the start of the live vehicle auction.

Each lot listing as a link to < a href=ClearVin.com> to access it’s vehicle history report. ClearVin reports provide a summary of information as provided by the state which titled the vehicle. This includes:

Current state/last state to title the vehicle

Damages or repair history as reported to insurance carriers

Odometer reading

Brand history for vehicle (Clean, Salvage, Junk, etc.)

Salvage history

Total Loss history

Additional photos
Can I inspect a vehicle I'm interested in in person?
If you're a registered member of AutoBidMaster, you and a guest can visit any Copart auction yard in the US during their regular business hours to inspect the vehicle you're interested in in person. Copart charges a $25 fee per bidder and a $25 fee per guest when visiting one of their facilities to inspect a vehicle. You can find a list of Copart auction yards with contact information and facility hours on Copart's website.

To visit a Copart yard you'll need your Bidder Number and your AutoBidMaster password. You should have received an email containing your bidder number when you registered and paid your deposit. If you no longer remember your bidder number, please call our office and we'll look it up for you.

You'll need your Bidder Number and password to check-in to the auction yard using one of Copart's Bidding Kiosks. To Complete Self Check-in:

· At the Bidding Kiosk select Option 4 from the Main Menu: Reseller (Broker) Bidder Check-In

· Enter your Bidder Number and AutoBidMaster password.

· Once you're successfully signed in, you'll be asked to enter the number of guests you brought with you to the auction yard. The number of guests does not include the bidder completing check-in. The charge for each guest is $25.

· If you've completed Check-In successfully you'll receive the following message: Your Reseller Bidder Check-in was successful. Please go to the counter to request receipts, pay fees, and sign the Check-in form.

· Proceed to the counter, pay your yard visit fees, and sign the Check-In form. Done! You'll be given three attempts to check-in. If all attempts are unsuccessful, you'll need to restart the check-in process. If you have difficulty checking in, please see an auction yard employee or give us a call and we'll assist you.
Do you only sell vehicles with salvage titles?
No, we always have vehicles available with clean titles. You can use our Vehicle Finder to search specifically for these lots.
What does Run & Drive mean?
It means that at the time the vehicle arrived at Copart's facility, Copart verified that the vehicle (i) started, (ii) could be put into gear, and (iii) was capable of moving forward under its own power. There is no guarantee, representation, or warranty that the vehicle is in roadworthy condition or can be driven lawfully upon the highways of any state.

There is no guarantee, representation, or warranty that the vehicle will (i) start, (ii) drive, or (iii) move forward under its own power at the time the vehicle is picked up at Copart's facility.

It is the buyer's sole responsibility to ascertain, confirm, research, inspect, and/or investigate the vehicle prior to bidding on it. Once the vehicle is removed from Copart's premises, the buyer accepts the vehicle "as is".
What does Protection & Prep mean?
Vehicles listed as "Protection & Prep" are those where: (i) the seller has authorized Copart to perform an enhancement service to the vehicle such as a wash and vacuum or protective covering or (ii) the vehicle is under a program that gives Copart discretion to utilize enhancement services to maximize the value of the vehicle. This designation does not guarantee that any enhancement service was completed but rather indicates that qualifying vehicles would likely be enhanced. It is the buyer's responsibility to inspect and verify the utilization of enhancement services.
What does an odometer reading of Not Actual mean?
Not Actual means that the odometer reading is not accurate or could not be ascertained. This may be because the odometer has been repaired and replaced or the because the vehicle was stolen and recovered and there wasn't a way to verify the odometer as accurate. There also may be some other reason. You can visit the Copart facility where it is currently located to inspect it in person or order an inspection through AutoBidMaster prior to bidding.
When will I receive my ownership documents?
You should expect to receive your ownership documents within 2-5 weeks after the end of the auction. After you've paid for your vehicle, Copart will send the ownership documents to our office. Once we receive them, we'll reassign the ownership documents to you (put your name on it) and then mail them out to you by FedEx. As soon as the documents leave our office, you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number. Ownership documents will be sent to the mailing address you provide in your account.

In some cases, Copart can take up to 30 days to mail ownership documents to our office. If you have not received an email with the tracking information after 30 days from the end of the auction, please contact our office and we will be able to assist you.

To avoid a delay in processing your title reassignment, please make sure that you've signed your Bill of Sale paperwork for each auction you've won. Any outstanding invoices must be paid for in full before we can send your ownership documents.
How much did this car go for?
Final bid price information is only available to the seller and the high bidder. We do not retain records of what prices vehicles have sold for in auction.
Domestic Shipping (1)
Can you ship my vehicle?
AutoBidMaster recommends customers to arrange pick up with an experienced shipper. We suggest working with EasyHaul.com for all your vehicle shipping needs. EasyHaul specializes in professional vehicle transportation, they have helped hundreds of thousands of people ship cars throughout the U.S. Their specialty is shipping cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles with salvage titles from auction yards. All vehicles are insured during ground transportation to the port. EasyHaul uses qualified drivers approved and licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

You will find a shipping calculator from EasyHaul on every vehicle listing which will provide you with an estimated shipping price for that item. After your purchase is finalized, please book your shipping through EasyHaul.com.

With EasyHaul.com, you can place your order online, via email, or over the phone.
Shipping to Canada (7)
How to Import a Car into Canada from the US
Step 1 - Do your research before bidding. Before bidding, you need to make sure that the vehicle you're interested in can be legally imported into Canada. Import regulations state that any vehicle admitted into Canada must meet Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS). The vehicle may not be modified or altered from its original design. If the vehicle you're interested in is older than 15 years old, it is exempt from import regulations. Please see the Canada Border Services Agency for more information. If the vehicle you're interested is less than 15 years old, check with Transport Canada or the Registrar of Imported Vehicles. You'll also need to confirm that the ownership paperwork available for the vehicle is able to be licensed in Canada. Each auction on our website provides a description of the ownership paperwork available for the vehicle. You can find this information in the Lot Details box: Generally, vehicles with salvage titles may only be licensed after they've been repaired and have passed a structural integrity inspection administered by a provincial licensing body. Vehicles with a non-repairable salvage title may never be licensed in Canada and may only be used for parts or scrap. Please note: any vehicle you'd like to import into Canada must have a title. Some vehicles are sold with a bill of sale only. These vehicles may not be able to be imported. If a bill of sale is the only document available, it'll be listed as the Title Type in the auction's Lot Details. To find more information about exporting vehicles out of the US and importing vehicles into Canada, please review the US Customs export requirements and the CBSA entry requirements.

Step 2 - Importing and shipping your vehicle. Once you've done your research and purchased a vehicle, you can use this handy tool on the Registrar of Imported Vehicles website to view and print out a checklist with step-by-step import instructions. You'll need to notify US Customs at least 72 hours before your vehicle leaves the country. If you're importing a vehicle you plan to have licensed, you'll also need to complete and provide a Vehicle Import Form. If you're importing a vehicle you'd like to use for parts, you'll need to complete and provide a Vehicle Imported for Parts Form. Your title or ownership paperwork will be mailed from the Copart facility to our office after you've paid for your vehicle. When we have the title, we'll reassign it into your name. Once reassignment is complete, we'll send the title to you. You can also choose to have your title sent directly to US Customs. Once you've notified customs, completed the appropriate customs form, and obtained your title, you're ready to bring your car to the border. Don't have a way to get your car to the border? Ship with AutoBidMaster! Delivery to the border. AutoBidMaster will deliver the car to the closest US/Canadian border. You can either meet the delivery driver at an area business to pick up your vehicle, or you can have your vehicle delivered to one of our partner warehouses and pick it up there. You'll still need to bring the car to the border and take it through Customs. Delivery to a bonded warehouse in Canada. AutoBidMaster will arrange delivery to a bonded warehouse in Canada where you can pick up your vehicle and take care of customs, taxes, and warehouse fees.

Step 3 - Licensing your vehicle in Canada. After your vehicle enters Canada, you'll need to have it repaired (if necessary) and inspected at an authorized Registrar of Imported Vehicles inspection center prior to licensing. Please see the After Vehicle Entry page on the RIV website for more information about post import procedures.
What do I need to import my vehicle into Canada?
You'll need a title for the vehicle and a completed Vehicle Import Form or Vehicle Imported for Parts Form. You'll also need to pay an applicable taxes or customs fees.
What vehicles are allowed to be imported into Canada?
Any vehicle with a clean or salvage title may be imported into Canada, assuming it meets the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for its class. Vehicles with a non-repairable salvage title may only be imported to be used for parts. If the vehicle you're interested in is older than 15 years old, it is exempt from import regulations. Please see the Canada Border Services Agency for more information. If the vehicle you're interested is less than 15 years old, check with Transport Canada or the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.
When will I receive my title after I've purchased a vehicle?
Your title or ownership paperwork will be mailed from the Copart facility to our office after you've paid for your vehicle. When we have title, we'll reassign it into your name. Once reassignment is complete, we'll send the title to you. You should expect to receive your title approximately 2-5 weeks after the end of the auction. You can also choose to have your title sent directly to US Customs. If you need your title sooner, we can send you a copy of it by email prior to reassignment. Just give us a call or send us an email to request it.
What steps are required to have my vehicle licensed in Canada?
After your vehicle enters Canada, you'll need to have it repaired (if necessary) and inspected at an authorized Registrar of Imported Vehicles inspection center prior to licensing. Please see the After Vehicle Entry page on the RIV website for more information about post import procedures.
Can AutoBidMaster ship my vehicle to Canada?
AutoBidMaster recommends customers to arrange pick up with an experienced shipper EasyHaul.com can ship your vehicle to one of their bonded warehouses in Canada. You'll then be able to pick up your vehicle and take care of any taxes or customs fees.
Can AutoBidMaster transport my vehicle to the border?
You can arrange transport of your vehicle via EasyHaul.com to the US/Canadian border closest to your home or business.
Selling Your Car (2)
Can AutoBidMaster help me sell my car?
We can! Consigning your vehicle with AutoBidMaster is a fun and effortless process. To get started you just need to give us with a bit of information about your car, tell us what you'd like to get for it, and pick the auction yard where you want your vehicle to be sold. We'll create a listing for you and assign your vehicle a lot number. Then we'll have you deliver your car to the auction yard you selected. If you need assistance getting the car to the auction yard, let us know and we'll help you out.

Want to consign your car with AutoBidMaster? Send us an email at support@autobidmaster.com or give us a call at (503) 298-4300. We're happy to help you every step of the way.
Can AutoBidMaster buy my car?
Yes! AutoBidMaster will happily purchase your vehicle. Used, junked, beat up, running or not: we'll take it. We'll even tow it away for free and give you a check when we arrive to pick up your vehicle. Call us at (503) 298-4300 or send an email to support@autobidmaster.com to get an offer.
International Shipping (1)
Do you offer international shipping?
AutoBidMaster suggests working with an experienced shipper like EasyHaul.com for all of your vehicle shipping needs. EasyHaul specializes in professional vehicle transportation. EasyHaul is a one-stop source for premium international vehicle export services for cars, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, and boats. They cover all major international ports, using numerous reliable shipping lines and freight forwarders. This ensures seamless international vehicle shipping to even the most hard-to-reach destinations. EasyHaul also takes care of the customs fees and offer 30-day free vehicle storage at their warehouse to minimize shipping costs. EasyHaul has exported hundreds of thousands of vehicles overseas and their expert agents provide personal service to every customer. They make sure the entire international car shipping process is clear and hassle-free.

You will find a shipping calculator from EasyHaul on every vehicle listing which will provide you with an estimated shipping price for that item. After your purchase is finalized, please book your shipping through EasyHaul.com.

With EasyHaul.com, you can place your order online, via email, or over the phone.
Glossary (27)
Actual Cash Value
Actual Cash Value "Actual Cash Value" means the estimated retail value of the lot as submitted to Copart by the seller. If the lot has been damaged, this is the value prior to the occurrence of the damage. Retail automobile values may be obtained from Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com) and many other sources on the web. This number is presented for informational purposes only. Copart or AutoBidMaster makes no representations as to the validity or accuracy of the listed value.
Body Style
Body Style is the manufacturer's designation of the vehicle's configuration.
BID4U
BID4U represents the highest bidder during both the preliminary bidding process and the virtual auction. Simply enter the maximum price you are willing to pay for the lot during preliminary bidding and BID4U will bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid during the live auction. BID4U will only bid one increment over the current bid to maintain your position as the highest bidder. This allows you to purchase a vehicle below your maximum bid if bidding doesn't meet or exceed your maximum bid.
Color
Color listed on this site is the common color name that reasonably represents the exterior color of the vehicle. Color is NOT the manufacturer's designated color name, but rather simply a general descriptive name.
Current Bid
The Current Bid is the highest price offered for this lot at this time. There may be a higher maximum bid being represented by VB2 BID4U.
Cylinders
Manufacturer's designation of the vehicle's power train.
Damage Codes
Damage Codes are used to indicate known damage to the lot. Damage codes are listed as Primary Damage (1st) and Secondary Damage (2nd). Both Damage Codes indicate significant information about the lot and any one code should not be interpreted to carry more significance than the other. These codes indicate known or reported damage only and are limited by their nature. Copart expressly disclaims the accuracy of Damage Codes, as information may not accurately reflect the type or extent of damage to any vehicle. Damage Codes may not be used or relied upon for bidding purposes or for any other reason. Copart strongly recommends that Buyers thoroughly inspect lots before purchase.
Drive
Manufacturer's designation of the vehicle's power train.
Engine
Engine is the motor specification denoted by the VIN of the vehicle. Buyers are encouraged to inspect vehicles thoroughly before bidding to verify whether original equipment is present at time of sale.
Auction Location
Auction Location shows the Copart facility location that is processing the sale of the vehicle. The vehicle is at this location unless specified on the listing. For a complete list of Copart facilities, please check out the Vehicle Locations in the Vehicle Finder tab.
Fuel
Designates the fuel type used by the engine as designated by the VIN.
Image
Copart takes ten (10) digital images of each vehicle processed for sale. Images are stored in jpeg format.
Item
Item numbers represent the order in which the lots will be sold during the Live Auction portion of VB2. Sales with a large number of items are broken down into different lanes.
Keys
Indicates whether Copart is in possession of the keys to the lot.
Lot Number
Lot Number is Copart's unique identifier for each vehicle.
Make
Make is the manufacturer's brand name for a vehicle.
Model
Model is the manufacturer designation of the lot.
Odometer Codes
Odometer codes are shown to reflect the known reliability of the odometer reading. Actual means that the odometer reading is believed to be the true and actual mileage of the lot. Exceeds Mechanical Limits means that the true mileage of the lot cannot be expressed because it has exceeded the capacity of the odometer to measure it, in other words it has "rolled over". Exempt means that by Federal Law, no odometer code is required to be displayed for this lot. Not Actual means that the odometer reading does not correctly reflect the mileage of the lot or it cannot be ascertained.
Repair Cost
Repair Cost is the estimated cost to repair the vehicle as submitted to Copart by the seller of the vehicle. The Repair Cost listed here may vary greatly from the actual cost to repair this vehicle. The availability and use of recycled parts, varying labor rates, paint times, etc. greatly affect the cost to repair any vehicle. Copart recommends that each bidder evaluate the damage to determine the extent of the repairs necessary. This number is presented for informational purposes only. Copart or AutoBidMaster make no representations as to the validity or accuracy of the listed value.
Sale Date
Sale Date is the date that the Live Auction is conducted for the selected lot or facility.
Sale Time
Sale Time is the time when the Live Auction begins.
Sales Status
Sales Status Sales Status indicates the current status of the lot. Possible values and their meanings are: Pure Sale - There is no minimum bid or reserve price. The lot will be awarded to the highest bidder at the close of bidding during the live auction. On Approval - Seller has reserved the right to approve the final high bid achieved during the live auction. Seller has until 6:00 pm PST two business days after the sale to approve the bid. The high bidder is obligated to purchase the vehicle if released by the Seller within the approval period. Minimum Bid - Seller has placed a reserve price on the lot. If the minimum bid is not surpassed during the live auction, Seller has until 6:00 pm PST one business day after the sale to accept the bid.
Special Note
The Special Note area is a place where important information about the lot is displayed for the buyer's consideration when bidding.
Time Zone
Time Zone is the time zone in which the Copart facility is located.
Title Type
Title type denotes the ownership documents that will be transferred to the buyer. Each state issues a wide variety of different ownership documents. Each type of document carries with it certain ownership rights and certain restrictions or burdens. Buyers should research the viability of each type of title document for their intended use of the lot prior to bidding. Each state maintains information on their websites for this purpose.
VIN
A VIN is the Vehicle Identification Number assigned by the manufacturer. Last 6 digits of the VIN are not disclosed to prevent fraud. Full VIN number is available to the highest bidder online or to anyone at the time of the vehicle inspection at the auction facility.
Year
Year is the manufacturer's designated model year.
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