Bidding Tips

Car ListedPreliminary Bidding Starts
Preliminary Bidding Ends1 Hour Before Live Auction
Live Auction BeginsHighest Preliminary Bid Starts
Car is soldVirtual Sale is Over
Preliminary BidsPlace preliminary bids until 1 hour before Live Auction starts. Set your maximum preliminary bid that can compete in the Live Auction.
No BidsNo bids can be placed online during this time.
Live Auction BidsLive Auction lasts until the car is sold to the highest bidder. If no one else places the bid - you are the winner. Congratulations!
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Inspect the Vehicle

All vehicles are sold "as is, where is". Due to this, it is important to research and inspect vehicles prior to bidding. You must visit the auction yard and inspect the vehicle you're interested before bidding to ascertain its condition. For your convenience, each vehicle detail page provides is a link to vehicle history report by ClearVin. Vehicle history reports provide information on 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 and additional photos and other vehicle history data.

For more detailed information each vehicle page provides a link to a professional vehicle inspection. These professional inspections include 20-25 additional photos, and a full written report on the status of the vehicle. It must be ordered 72 hours prior to start of the auction.

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Set Your Maximum Bid

During Preliminary Bidding simply enter the maximum price you are willing to pay. The system will then bid on your behalf up to your maximum. Your bid will only increase one increment at a time to maintain your position as the high bidder. This allows you to purchase a vehicle below your maximum whenever possible, as long as bidding doesn't meet or exceed your maximum.

If you are outbid during Preliminary Bidding you will receive an email allowing you to increase your maximum before the Live Auction begins. You can always request that one of our agents place a live bid on your behalf. If we bid for you and do not win, you will receive a final bid notification with the results of the sale.

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Let Us Help You with Your Bid

Many of our customers prefer that we bid on their behalf. We have participated in thousands of auctions and can give you the edge you need to win at the lowest price. You can contact us any time prior to the vehicle being sold and we'll get you into the auction. This is a great service if you are unsure of how to bid, are too busy, or any reason at all. We're here to help you win.

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Review our Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ section includes our most commonly asked questions and covers many areas beyond bidding. Additionally, we would be happy to answer any questions. Feel free to email us, participate in a live chat, or call us at 1 (503) 298-4300.

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