AutoBidMaster Rules and Policies

Introduction

AutoBidMaster is a membership-based online auto auction marketplace and brokerage service that provides you with access to the largest auto auction inventory in North America, operated by Copart. We do not operate the vehicle auctions. We provide an online platform that connects you with independent third-party sellers who offer vehicles for sale through Copart auto auctions.

Our Rules & Policies are intended to promote a fair bidding environment for our members. In addition to our Member Terms and Conditions, the following Rules & Policies govern your use of our Services and your relationship with AutoBidMaster. Therefore, you must review all of our Rules & Policies before you bid to make sure you understand the auction process and the "as is" nature of the vehicles available for purchase through our Services.

General Rules & Policies
Get an overview of how to use our website and Services.
Membership Rules & Policies
Learn about the benefits of membership and how to manage your Member Account.
Security Deposit Rules & Policies
Get information on the requirements for your Security Deposit before bidding.
Bidding Rules & Policies
Educate yourself on the bidding process so you can maximize your changes to win.
Payment Rules & Policies
You won! Learn all about how to make payment.
Vehicle Pick Up Rules & Policies
Learn how to pick up your vehicle after you win and pay.

Remember, we are merely a marketplace and brokerage service that does not provide any representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the quality or condition of vehicles listed on our website. We strongly encourage and advise you to inspect any vehicle prior to placing any bid or making any purchase.

For more information, please review our Member Terms and Conditions and visit our Support Center.

General Rules and Policies

We want to maintain a fair and enjoyable marketplace for our members, and we want you to be able to bid with confidence. Please review our General Rules & Policies before you bid on any item.

You must register and create an account.
You cannot bid on or purchase any vehicle without first registering and creating your Member Account. As part of the registration process, you must agree to our Member Terms and Conditions.

You must keep your contact information updated.
We sometimes need to contact you regarding your account and your bidding or purchasing activity, so it is important that you keep your account information accurate and updated. You can update your contact information via your My Account page.

You must educate yourself on the auction process and our Services.
Before you place a bid or buy a vehicle, we strongly advise that you educate yourself on the auction process and the Services that we provide by doing the following:

If you still have questions, you can send us an email at support@autobidmaster.com or call us at +1 (503) 298-4300.

You must do your own research.
We offer you the opportunity to get some great deals on some great vehicles. But you must do your own research to make sure you get the right vehicle for you.

The Vehicle Information on the auction listing is provided for convenience only, and we provide no representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the accuracy or completeness of any Vehicle Information.

You must obtain a vehicle history report (when available), inspect the vehicle, and do your own research into the condition of the vehicle, the cost of any repairs that may be necessary, and your ability to register the vehicle in your state before placing a bid or purchasing a vehicle.

Please visit our Vehicle Information and Titles FAQ section and Glossary for more information.

You must carefully review any agreement with any of our recommended service providers.
Although we may refer you through our website to a recommended third-party service provider for such things as inspection services or transportation services, any such service provider is an independent third-party that is not owned or operated by AutoBidMaster. You understand and agree that if you decide to use any of our recommended third-party service providers, your relationship with that service provider is governed by your contract or agreement (if any) with that service provider.

You cannot retract, delete, or cancel your bid for any reason.
Once you submit a bid, this cannot be undone. So you should carefully review the amount of your bid before submission.

You must pay for any vehicle you commit to buying.
If you submit a bid in an auction, you are making an irrevocable offer to enter into a binding contract to buy the item if your bid is accepted. The same is true if you choose to "Buy it Now".

If you fail or refuse to complete your purchase for any reason, you may be subject to additional fees and charges. In other words, if you do not intend to purchase the vehicle, do not place a bid.

You must be realistic with your expectations.
Many of the vehicles offered for purchase through our website are salvage or otherwise damaged vehicles. These vehicles may have additional or different damage than what is stated on the auction listing and may require substantial repairs at your expense.

We make no representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the condition or quality of the vehicles. All vehicles are sold "as is" and "where is" and "with all faults" and without any warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Please carefully review the disclaimers in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You must notify us of any problems before the vehicle leaves the Copart facility.
If you (or your agent or representative) identify any issue or problem with your vehicle or the vehicle does not match the auction listing, you must notify us before the vehicle leaves the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup). Once your vehicle leaves the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup), you accept your vehicle "AS IS" and "WHERE IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS".

Please visit our Support Center for more information.

Membership Rules & Policies

You must be eligible to register.
By registering to create a Member Account, you represent and confirm that: (a) you are at least 18 years of age; (b) you can enter into a legally binding contract; and (c) you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into and comply with our Member Terms and Conditions.

You must provide accurate account information.
At the time of registration, you must provide accurate and complete account information (including name, address, and telephone number) and must always have a valid email address. You agree not to provide false or invalid contact information. You also agree to update your account information via your My Account page as needed to keep it accurate and complete.

You give us permission to access information from third-party services.
If you choose to register using a third-party service like Facebook or Google, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your login credentials for that service. For more information on the types of information we collect from these third-party services, please read our Privacy Policy.

You must keep your Member Account login credentials secure and confidential.
Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive an email from us with the login credentials associated with your Member Account. As between you and others, your Member Account belongs to you. You agree that:

  • You will keep your password secure and confidential
  • You will not transfer any part of your Member Account
  • You will not register for or create more than one Member Account
  • You will comply with our Member Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws and regulations regarding your use of our Services
  • You are responsible for all bidding and other activity that occurs through your Member Account (whether through our Services, Copart's website, or through kiosks at auction facilities)

You agree that we may contact you.
We sometimes need to contact you regarding your account and your bidding or purchasing activity, so you agree that we may contact you using the contact information you provide at registration.

  • By providing a telephone number during registration, you agree to receive calls from us
  • If the telephone number provided is a mobile number, you agree to receive SMS or other text messages (standard minute and text charges may apply)
  • By providing a valid email address during registration, you agree to receive emails from us and that all notices or communications sent to you via email satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing

You give us permission to send you marketing and promotional materials.
You acknowledge and agree that you have affirmatively requested to receive marketing and promotional materials via mail, email, and facsimile. You may opt-out of receiving these materials via your My Account page.

You must register for one of our membership options.
We offer 3 membership options:

BASIC MEMBERSHIP: A Basic Membership is a free membership that allows you to use our Services to purchase one vehicle via preliminary bidding only. Your membership begins immediately upon registration. You can upgrade your Basic Membership to an Advanced or Professional Membership at any time.

ADVANCED MEMBERSHIP: An Advanced Membership is a 1-year paid membership that allows you to use our Services to purchase an unlimited number of vehicles. The amount of the annual Advanced Membership fee is available here. Your 1-year paid membership begins immediately upon registration. Your Advanced Membership will automatically renew upon the expiration of your 1-year Advanced Membership period and you will be charged a non-refundable Advanced Membership fee for the renewal of your Advanced Membership unless you cancel the automatic renewal of your Advanced Membership via your My Account page page before the expiration of your 1-year Advanced Membership period. If you choose not to renew your Advanced Membership, your Member Account will revert to a Basic Membership after the expiration of your 1-year Advanced Membership period.

Professional MEMBERSHIP: A Professional Membership is a 1-year paid membership that allows you to use our Services to purchase an unlimited number of vehicles. The amount of the annual Professional Membership fee is available here. Your 1-year paid membership begins immediately upon registration. Your Professional Membership will automatically renew upon the expiration of your 1-year Professional Membership period and you will be charged a non-refundable Professional Membership fee for the renewal of your Professional Membership unless you cancel the automatic renewal of your Professional Membership via your My Account page page before the expiration of your 1-year Professional Membership period. If you choose not to renew your Professional Membership, your Member Account will revert to a Basic Membership after the expiration of your 1-year Professional Membership period.

Please visit our Support Center FAQ section on Registration and Membership for more information.

You may not register for more than one Basic Membership.
You may not register for more than one Basic Membership under the same name, email address, or credit card. In the event that you create more than one Basic Membership, you agree to pay the non-refundable annual membership fee for an Advanced Membership for each additional account created with the credit card provided at the time of registration and/or the credit card on file for your Member Account (and hereby expressly authorize such payment).

We will notify you of your automatic upgrade or renewal via email.
You agree that we may send you notifications related to the automatic upgrade and renewal of your Member Account at the email address you provided at registration.

All Membership Fees are Non-Refundable.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that all membership fees are non‐refundable.

We repeat: No refunds. For any reason.

You must submit a security deposit to activate your Member Account.
You must maintain a security deposit ("Security Deposit") of at least $400 USD at all times to keep your Member Account active. Your initial Security Deposit is required before you are able to bid on any vehicle.

Please see our Security Deposit Rules & Policies for more information.

You must upload a copy of your valid photo ID to activate your Member Account.
Before you are allowed to bid on or purchase a vehicle using our Services, you must upload a copy of your valid driver's license, passport, or other government-issued photo ID.

You will be respectful and civil to other members and to our employees at all times.
Conduct, language, or behavior that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, objectionable, or otherwise violates the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy) of others is not acceptable and may result in the termination of your Member Account.

We may terminate or suspend your Member Account.
If we determine or suspect that you have participated in collusion with any other member or violated any terms of our Member Terms and Conditions, Rules & Policies, any laws, or the rights of other members, our employees, or any third-party, we may take any of the following actions:

  • Immediate suspension or termination of your Member Account and/or use of Services
  • Cancellation of any pending or completed transaction
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all related losses and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorney fees)
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or other relevant third-parties

The responses above are not limited, and we may take any other actions or seek any other remedies we reasonably deem appropriate.

You agree that if we terminate or suspend your Member Account, you will not receive a refund. On termination or suspension, you lose your access to and use of our Services.

You may cancel your Member Account.
You may cancel your Member Account at any time if the following conditions are met:

  • You do not have an unpaid account balance;
  • You do not have any pending bids or transactions; and
  • You are not in violation of our Member Terms and Conditions.

Your cancellation request must be submitted via your My Account page and you must obtain a membership cancellation number. You agree that if you cancel your Member Account, you will not receive a refund. On cancellation, you lose your access to and use of our Services.

You must pay your unpaid account balance even if your Member Account is terminated or canceled.
Even if we terminate or suspend your Member Account or if you cancel your Member Account for any reason, you still must pay any and all unpaid account balance that you owe for your use of our Services.

Please see our Support Center and Registration and Membership FAQ section for more information.

Security Deposit Rules & Policies

You must submit a Security Deposit to activate your Member Account.
You must submit and maintain a security deposit ("Security Deposit") of at least $400 USD at all times to keep your Member Account active. Your initial Security Deposit is required before you are able to bid on any vehicle.

Your Security Deposit may be paid by credit card or wire transfer.
You may pay your Security Deposit by credit card or by sending a wire transfer for the amount.

Your Security Deposit amount determines your Buyer Power.
Your Security Deposit represents 10% of your maximum bid ("Buyer Power"). For example, the minimum Security Deposit of $400 USD enables you to bid up to $4,000 USD.

You must increase your Security Deposit to increase your Buyer Power.
The minimum Security Deposit allows you to be the current high bidder on a maximum of 1 vehicle at any given time. If you wish to be the high bidder on more than 1 vehicle at any given time, you must submit a separate Security Deposit for each additional vehicle.

You may only increase your Security Deposit in increments of $100 USD. For each $100 USD increase to your Security Deposit, your Buyer Power will increase by $1,000 USD.

You must submit an additional Security Deposit if you want to bid on more than 1 vehicle.
If you wish to place a bid in an amount higher than the initial $4,000 USD Buyer Power, you must increase the amount of your Security Deposit via your My Account page. But keep in mind that you may not be able to increase your Security Deposit during an auction if the bids exceed your limit, so remember to add a high enough Security Deposit before the auction begins.

Please visit your My Account page to manage your Security Deposit.

You may need to reauthorize your Security Deposit if made by credit card.
If you make your Security Deposit by credit card, we may place a temporary "hold" in the amount of your deposit rather than charging this amount to your credit card. This "hold" appears on your credit card account as a pending transaction, but you do not actually pay us this money. Depending on your credit card company, this "hold" may expire after a certain amount of time (e.g., 30 days). As a result, you may need to reauthorize the "hold" in order to maintain your minimum Security Deposit and keep your Member Account active. We will notify you via email and in your My Account page if your Security Deposit is no longer valid.

We may change the requirements for your Security Deposit for any reason.
We may change the requirements for your Security Deposit at any time for any reason. This includes without limitation raising the minimum Security Deposit amount, changing how your Buyer Power is calculated, and changing the accepted form of payment.

You cannot pay for your vehicle with your Security Deposit.
You cannot use your Security Deposit to pay for any vehicle (or any portion thereof), but we may (in our sole discretion) use your Security Deposit to pay for unpaid fees.

However, if your Security Deposit was made by wire transfer, we may (in our sole discretion) apply any or all of your Security Deposit to the unpaid purchase price of any vehicle or any unpaid fees.

See our Payment Rules & Policies for more information.

Your Security Deposit will be released/refunded upon request.
We will release/refund your Security Deposit upon your request if:

  • You do not have an unpaid account balance;
  • You do not have any pending bids or transactions; and
  • You are not in violation of our Member Terms and Conditions.

Security Deposit release/refund requests must be submitted via your My Account page and a confirmation number must be obtained.

Once your Security Deposit is released/refunded, you will no longer be able to bid on vehicles.

You may not receive an actual "refund" if your Security Deposit was made by credit card.
If you make your Security Deposit by credit card, we may place a temporary "hold" in the amount of your deposit rather than charging your credit card. This "hold" appears on your credit card account as a pending transaction, but you do not actually pay us this money. Therefore, to "refund" your Security Deposit, we simply release the "hold" and the pending transaction is removed. Depending on your bank, this may take up to one statement cycle for the pending transaction to be removed.

Security Deposits made by wire transfer are refunded by check.
If the Security Deposit payment was made by wire transfer, the refund will be issued by check and sent via regular mail. Please allow up to 30 business days for all refund and release processing.

Please see our Support Center and Security Deposits FAQ section for more information.

Bidding Rules & Policies

We want to maintain a fair and enjoyable marketplace for our members. So before you start bidding, we ask that you review and understand the following:

We also ask that you review the following tips and information on how to use our website and Services:

If you have any questions, please contact our customer support team at support@autobidmaster.com or +1 (503) 298-4300 before you bid.

Remember, we are merely a marketplace and brokerage service that does not provide any representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the quality or condition of vehicles listed on our website. We strongly encourage and advise you to inspect any vehicle prior to placing any bid or making any purchase.

You agree that you cannot retract, delete, or cancel any bid for any reason.
You agree that you are obligated to pay the amount of any bid (plus all applicable fees) that you submit or authorize (or is otherwise submitted or authorized through or under your Member Account) if your bid is accepted. This includes all bids placed during the Preliminary Bidding Period and the live Virtual Auction and applies regardless of how or where your bid is placed.

You understand that Copart may reject your bid.
Copart (as operator of the auction) may in its sole discretion reject or cancel any bid at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you or AutoBidMaster. Should a dispute arise regarding a bid, Copart (as the operator of the auction) is the exclusive deciding authority with sole discretion in resolving disputes. You acknowledge and agree that any such rejection or cancelation is not within our control or discretion, and hereby release us from any related liability, damages, and losses. Please review our general release in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You understand that Copart may cancel a sale.
Copart (as the operator of the auction) may in its sole discretion postpone, cancel, or withdraw a vehicle from a sale at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you or AutoBidMaster. You acknowledge and agree that any such postponement, cancellation, or withdrawal is not within our control or discretion and hereby release us from any related liability, damages, and losses. Please review our general release in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You may use the Bid4U system to make the bidding process easier and more efficient.
Copart (as the operator of the auction) uses a Bid4U system that allows bidders to enter a preliminary bid amount representing the maximum price you are willing to pay for a given vehicle, and the Bid4U system will place incremental bids (up to your maximum bid amount) on your behalf during the Preliminary Bidding Period and the live Virtual Auction. The Bid4U system will only bid in one increment above the current high bid in order to maintain your position as the high bidder, which may allow you to purchase a vehicle for less than your maximum bid. If the current high bid exceeds your maximum bid, you will be notified via email, and if there is enough time remaining in the auction, you may increase your maximum bid. Bid4U may not be available for all auctions.

Just as with any other bid, once you place a bid via the Bid4U system, the bid is binding and cannot be canceled or retracted.

Bids made during the live auction prevail over pre-auction bids of the same amount.
Bids made during the live Virtual Auction will prevail over any bids made during the Preliminary Bidding Period of the same amount. For example, if you submit a maximum bid of $1,000 during the Preliminary Bidding Period and someone places a bid of $1,000 during the live Virtual Auction, you will lose unless you increase your bid amount during the live Virtual Auction. Please review our Bidding Tips tutorial for more information.

If you choose to "Buy It Now", you are obligated to purchase the vehicle at the price stated.
Certain vehicles are offered for sale with a "Buy It Now" option that allows you to purchase the vehicle immediately at a price set by the seller before the vehicle goes up for auction. If you select the Buy It Now option, you are obligated to purchase the vehicle for the stated price (plus applicable fees). You cannot retract, delete, or cancel a Buy It Now bid for any reason.

You understand that certain vehicles are sold "On Approval".
Vehicles sold "On-Approval" will not be awarded to you unless and until Copart (as the operator of the auction) notifies us of acceptance of your bid. In some instances, it may take up to 3 business days (including the day of sale) for the seller of an "On-Approval" vehicle to provide Copart with notice of acceptance of a bid. You agree that your bid is not accepted or rejected unless or until you receive notification from us of the same, even if you do not receive such notice within 3 business days. You agree that the acceptance or rejection of your bid for "On-Approval" vehicles is not within our control or discretion and hereby release us from any related liability, damages, and losses. Please review our general release in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You understand that certain vehicles are sold "On Minimum Bid".
A vehicle sold "On Minimum Bid" means that the seller established a minimum bid or reserve price before the auction. If you are the high bidder and your high bid meets or exceeds the minimum bid, you will be awarded the vehicle at the end of the auction. However, if you are the high bidder but your bid does not meet or exceed the minimum bid, you will not be awarded the vehicle at the end of the auction. Instead, once the auction ends, you have the option to: (a) maintain your high bid or (b) increase your high bid. Additionally, the seller has the option to: (a) accept your high bid, (b) reject your high bid, or (c) make a counter offer.

You may use our Win Guarantee option to increase your chances of winning vehicles listed as “On Approval” or “On Minimum Bid”.
If your final bid at the end of the live auction is lower than the seller's reserve price (for vehicles listed as “On Minimum Bid” and “On Approval”), the vehicle may not be awarded to you automatically. For example, if you place a maximum bid of $10,000, and at the end of the live auction, your high bid is $7,000, but the seller's reserve price is $8,500, you may not be awarded the vehicle because your high bid ($7,000) is less than the seller's reserve price ($8,500). But if you select AutoBidMaster’s Win Guarantee option when you place your bid, you authorize AutoBidMaster to negotiate directly with the seller on your behalf to purchase the vehicle for an amount less than or equal to your maximum bid or the seller's reserve price (whichever is less). We will negotiate in small increments in an effort to obtain the best possible price for you.

Your high bid is binding even if the seller submits a counter offer.
You acknowledge and agree that even if the seller makes one or more counter offer, your high bid on any vehicle is an offer that cannot be revoked or cancelled and shall remain open to acceptance by the seller until 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the next business day after the end of the auction.

For example, you bid $5,000 on Vehicle A and your bid is the highest bid at the end of the auction. After the auction ends, the seller makes a counter offer of $6,000. Even if you do not accept the seller's counter offer of $6,000, the seller may still accept your high bid of $5,000 before 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the next business day. You may not revoke or cancel your bid, even if the seller makes one or more counter offer.

You agree that your high bid is not accepted or rejected unless or until you receive notification from us of the same. You agree that the acceptance or rejection of your bid for an "On Minimum Bid" vehicle is not within our control or discretion and hereby release us from any related liability, damages, and losses. Please review our general release in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You cannot bid on your own item.
We may offer consignment sales for certain vehicles. If you consign a vehicle for sale, you may not bid on this item. We call this "shill bidding" and it is a violation our policies and is against the law in many states.

Similarly, if you know the seller of the vehicle, you cannot bid on the vehicle for the purpose of driving up the selling price. This rule applies to family, friends, partners, roommates, coworkers, employees, and others.

You can visit the Copart yard and inspect or preview a vehicle.
During any Preliminary Bidding Period (which ends 1 hour before the live auction), you may be able to preview and/or inspect any vehicle offered at a scheduled sale at a Copart facility in person. Copart may charge a fee for you to enter the Copart facility to preview or inspect a vehicle. It is your responsibility to determine your ability to preview or inspect any vehicle and the type and amount of any related fees prior to arriving at the Copart facility.

You must indemnify us for any sales tax if purchasing vehicles at wholesale.
If you are purchasing vehicles from us at wholesale pursuant to a sales tax exemption certificate, you agree to indemnify and defend AutoBidMaster from any and all damages or losses of any kind (including without limitation sales tax assessments, fines, penalties, damages, and other costs or expenses, including attorney fees), incurred as a (direct or indirect) result of a determination, decision, or ruling by any taxing authority that the transaction was subject to the payment of sales, use, excise, or other applicable tax.

Please visit our Support Center and our How to Bid and How Auctions Work FAQ sections and review our How to Buy and Bidding Tips tutorials for more information.

Payment Rules & Policies

We have very specific rules and policies related to the timing and methods of payment. We want to make sure that you understand and are prepared to complete your transaction, so please review the following rules and policies carefully before bidding.

You are responsible for knowing the type and amount of all applicable auction fees before bidding.
All vehicles purchased using our Services are subject to certain auction fees charged by AutoBidMaster ("AutoBidMaster Fees") and by Copart ("Copart Fees") (collectively "Auction Fees"). The type and amount of applicable fees is available here.

The Auction Fees apply to each vehicle you purchase using our Services. All fees are subject to change by posting the changes on our website 7 days in advance. You are responsible for knowing the type and amount of fees that apply before placing your bid.

You must pay by wire transfer.
Payment for the purchase of any vehicle (including applicable Auction Fees) must be made by wire transfer only. No other payment method is accepted. If you make or attempt to make payment by any other method, we reserve the right to cancel your purchase and relist the vehicle (see below).

Please visit our Support Center and Paying for Vehicles FAQ section for more information, including how to make a wire transfer.

You must pay on the next business day after your purchase.
Payment for the purchase of any vehicle (including applicable Auction Fees) must be received by AutoBidMaster before 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the next business day after the date of sale. A "business day" is any weekday that is not a US federal holiday. The "date of sale" is the date on which your bid is accepted and you receive an invoice from us for your purchase. You will be charged Late Fees if you do not pay on time. (Note: International customers must pay by 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the second business day after the date of sale. Please visit our Support Center and Paying for Vehicles FAQ section for more information, including how to make a wire transfer and wire transfer processing fees that may apply.)

In the event your full payment for the purchase of any vehicle (including applicable Auction Fees) is not received by AutoBidMaster before the payment deadline, you must pay late payment fees ("Late Fees"). The type and amount of applicable fees is available here.

You will not be charged any Late Fees after your purchase is canceled and the vehicle is relisted (see below) or after your vehicle is declared abandoned (see Vehicle Pick Up Rules & Policies).

Please visit our Support Center and Paying for Vehicles FAQ section for more information.

You will be charged Storage Fees if your vehicle is not picked up on time.
If any vehicle you purchase using AutoBidMaster's Services is not removed from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup) (see Vehicle Pick Up Rules & Policies) within 7 days of the live auction (including the date of sale), and within 3 days of “Buy it Now” or “Make an Offer” (including the date of sale), you must pay storage fees ("Storage Fees"). The type and amount of applicable fees is available here, under "AutoBidMaster Member Fees".

You acknowledge and agree that we incur storage fees charged by Copart (as the operator of the auction and owner of the lot where the vehicle is stored) in the amount of the Storage Fees that we charge you. You agree that the Storage Fees are reasonable and are not a penalty or “liquidated damages” but instead represent the actual amount of losses that we will incur in the event that you fail to complete your purchase transaction.

You will not be charged any Storage Fees after your vehicle is declared abandoned (see Vehicle Pick Up Rules & Policies).

You may be charged Relist Fees if you do not complete your purchase.
If you do not complete your purchase transaction (by failing to pay or for any other reason) before 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the next business day after the date of sale, you understand and agree that we may (in our sole and absolute discretion and if permitted by Copart as the operator of the auction) cancel your purchase and relist the vehicle for sale through the auction. If this occurs, you must pay relist fees ("Relist Fees"). The type and amount of applicable fees is available here.

All Relist Fees must be paid by wire transfer or by credit card and are due at 5:00 pm (Pacific) on the next business day after you receive an invoice for Relist Fees or notice from us that your vehicle will be relisted. If you do not pay your Relist Fees by the applicable deadline, you may incur Late Fees.

You acknowledge and agree that we incur relist fees charged by Copart (as the operator of the auction) in the amount of the Relist Fees that we charge you. You agree that the Relist Fees are reasonable and are not a penalty or “liquidated damages” but instead represent the actual amount of losses that we will incur as a direct result of your failure or refusal to complete your purchase transaction.

We reserve the right to apply payments received to pre-existing unpaid account balances.
You acknowledge that we may (in our sole discretion) apply all or any portion of your wire transfer (or any other) payment amount (regardless of your intended or specified purpose) to any pre-existing unpaid account balance (including without limitation unpaid Membership Fees, Auction Fees, Storage Fees, Late Fees, Relist Fees, and other applicable fees) before applying it to the purchase price for any vehicle purchased using our Services.

For example, if you make a wire transfer payment of $1,000 USD for the purchase of Vehicle B, but have an unpaid balance of Relist Fees in the amount of $400 USD related to Vehicle A, we may first apply $400 USD of your $1,000 USD payment towards the unpaid Relist Fees for Vehicle A, with the remaining $600 USD applied towards payment for purchase price of Vehicle B, with a remaining balance owed on Vehicle B of $400 USD. You may be subject to Late Fees and Storage Fees until the remaining balance for Vehicle B is paid in-full. Additionally, if Vehicle B is not paid in-full, we may cancel the sale and relist Vehicle B, in which case we may deduct the applicable Relist Fees and any other unpaid amounts from your payment balance and refund you the difference (if any).

Regardless of how your payment is applied, you acknowledge and agree that we have no duty or obligation to release any vehicle or any vehicle title or ownership document to you if you have an unpaid account balance (see below).

You cannot use your Security Deposit to pay for your vehicle purchase.
You cannot use your Security Deposit to pay for any portion of your vehicle purchase. Payment for the purchase of any vehicle (including applicable Auction Fees) must be made by wire transfer only.

We may use your Security Deposit to pay for unpaid fees.
If you have any unpaid fees for any reason, you agree that we may (in our sole and absolute discretion) use your Security Deposit to pay for the unpaid amount. If you made your Security Deposit by credit card, you expressly authorize us to charge your credit card for the full amount owed, even if it exceeds the amount of your existing Security Deposit.

If you do not pay us, we may send you to collections.
You are responsible for the full payment of any and all fees and charges incurred by you in connection with your use of our Services. If you fail or refuse to pay any amount owed for any reason, and we refer your past due account to a third-party for collections purposes, you agree that we may add the reasonable collections fee of $50 USD to the original amount owed.

We may suspend your Member Account or revoke your bidding privileges if you have an unpaid balance.
You acknowledge and agree that we may (in our sole and absolute discretion) suspend your Member Account or otherwise revoke your bidding privileges if you have an unpaid account balance.

We will transfer ownership of your vehicle to you after you complete your purchase transaction.
Upon the completion of your purchase of a vehicle using our Services, the title or ownership document will be completed by Copart (as the operator of the auction) and mailed to AutoBidMaster. Upon receipt, AutoBidMaster will reassign the title or ownership document for the vehicle to you, which will effectively transfer ownership of the vehicle to you. However, please note that your purchase transaction is not “complete” unless and until all of the following conditions are satisfied: (a) you have submitted your signed Sale Documents; (b) you do not have an unpaid account balance (related to this vehicle or otherwise); and (c) you are not in violation of our Member Terms and Conditions.

We will only transfer ownership to you.
Under no circumstances will the title or ownership document of any vehicle be assigned to any person or entity other than you.

You are responsible for transfer of ownership and registration.
You become the legal owner of any vehicle purchased using our Services upon full payment for the vehicle (including without limitation the purchase price and applicable fees) and reassignment by us of the title or ownership document to you. You are responsible for the transfer of ownership of the vehicle (including without limitation registration in your name, if applicable) and hereby release us from and agree to defend and indemnify us against any related liability, damages, and losses. Please review our general release and indemnity provisions in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

We may refuse to release any vehicle or ownership documents if you have an unpaid account balance.
You agree that we have no duty or obligation to release any vehicle or any vehicle title or ownership document if you have an unpaid account balance (including without limitation vehicle purchase price, Membership Fees, Auction Fees, Storage Fees, Late Fees, Relist Fees, and other applicable fees related to this vehicle or otherwise) or are in violation of our Member Terms and Conditions, even if you have sent full payment for the purchase price and applicable Auction Fees related to the vehicle at issue.

For example, if you purchase Vehicle A for $1,000 USD (including the purchase price and applicable Auction Fees) and send a wire transfer to us in this amount, but you have a pre-existing unpaid account balance of $500 USD related to unpaid Relist Fees for Vehicle B, we have no duty or obligation to release Vehicle A to you (even though you may believe that you have paid for Vehicle A) until you pay your unpaid account balance of $500 USD.

You may be subject to Late Fees and Storage Fees until the remaining account balance is paid in-full. Additionally, if your unpaid account balance is not paid in-full, we may cancel the sale and relist Vehicle A, in which case we may deduct the applicable Relist Fees and any other unpaid amounts from your payment balance and refund you the difference (if any).

There are no refunds for any reason.
You agree that due to the non-cancelable and irrevocable nature of the transactions entered into using our Services, all fees and charges (including without limitation any vehicle purchase price, Membership Fees, Auction Fees, Storage Fees, Late Fees, Relist Fees, and other applicable fees) are non-refundable, and no refund will be processed for any reason.

We repeat: No refunds. For any reason.

Please visit our Support Center and Paying for Vehicles FAQ section for more information.

Vehicle Pick up Rules & Policies

We reserve the right not to release any vehicle to you.
You agree that we have no duty to release any vehicle if you have an unpaid account balance (including without limitation vehicle purchase price, Membership Fees, Auction Fees, Storage Fees, Late Fees, Relist Fees, and other applicable fees related to this vehicle or otherwise) or are otherwise in violation of our Member Terms and Conditions.

You must arrange for your vehicle to be picked up within 10 days.
If a vehicle is not removed from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where it is stored after the auction) within 10 days from the sale date (regardless of payment status and for whatever reason), you acknowledge and agree that we may (in our sole and absolute discretion) declare the vehicle ABANDONED.

We have the right to sell an abandoned vehicle.
You agree that once a vehicle is declared abandoned, we have the right to sell the vehicle at auction (or in any other commercially reasonable manner). Upon the sale of the abandoned vehicle, we will deduct from the proceeds the reasonable costs and expenses of the sale and any unpaid account balance you have and disburse the remainder (if any) to you.

You agree that the sale of an abandoned vehicle through an auto auction (operated by Copart or otherwise) is a commercially reasonable method of sale (regardless of the amount of the sale price) and further agree that we have no obligation to place a minimum or reserve price on the vehicle. You hereby release us from any liability, damages, and losses related to the sale of any abandoned vehicle. Please review our general release and indemnity provisions in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You assume all risk of loss for any vehicle you purchase.
Beginning from the time Copart (as the operator of the auction) accepts your bid, you acknowledge and agree that the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup) is acting as bailee of your vehicle until such time as the vehicle is removed from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup). You agree that under the terms of this bailment, neither AutoBidMaster nor Copart shall be liable for damage to or loss of your vehicle (or any portion or parts thereof) due to operational procedures in place at the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup), acts of theft or vandalism, weather, acts of God, or any other reason.

No vehicle may be driven away from the Copart facility.
Under no circumstances shall you (or anyone acting on your behalf) drive your vehicle away from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup). You must arrange for your vehicle to be picked up (or otherwise removed) from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup).

You must comply with applicable laws and regulations when picking up your vehicle.
You agree to comply, and to cause your agents and representatives (if any) to comply, with all applicable laws and regulations when removing your vehicle from a Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup), including without limitation properly loading and securing your vehicle for safe travel. Copart personnel may load or assist in loading your vehicle at your request, but under no circumstances shall AutoBidMaster or Copart have any liability whatsoever for any damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in any way related to the loading and/or securing of your vehicle for transport. Please review our general release and indemnity provisions in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

We shall have no liability once your vehicle is removed from the Copart facility.
Once your vehicle is removed (whether it is removed by you or by anyone acting on your behalf) from the Copart facility (or other offsite location where vehicle is awaiting pickup), you accept the vehicle "AS IS" and "WHERE IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS". Please review our general release and indemnity provisions in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

You agree that we may provide your Member Account information to service providers.
If you are unable to pick up your vehicle yourself, we can help you arrange for the transport and delivery of your vehicle to your destination by connecting you with our recommended third-party service providers. You agree that we may provide your Member Account information (including without limitation your contact information) to any third-party service provider to which we may refer you for shipping, transportation, or logistical services.

We are not responsible for any damage to your vehicle during shipping.
We shall not have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for (a) any damage to or loss of your vehicle (or any part thereof) that occurs in transit, (b) for the vehicle after it has been delivered to your specified location, or (c) for any discrepancy between the vehicle purchased through our Services and the vehicle delivered.

You understand and assume all risk of loss for any vehicle requested to be transported by any third-party service provider to which we may refer you. Please review our general release and indemnity provisions in our Member Terms and Conditions for more information.

Please visit our Support Center for more information.

AutoBidMaster Member Fees

The fees you may be charged for your use of AutoBidMaster’s Services are listed below. The auction fees applicable to your vehicle purchase will also be displayed on the lot listing page when you submit your bid. Unless otherwise noted, all fees are listed on a “per vehicle” basis.

Membership Fees

  • Basic Membership = Free
  • Advanced Membership = $150 per year
  • Professional Membership = $250 per year

AutoBidMaster Auction Fees

  • Basic Transaction Fee = $250 or 8% of purchase price, whichever is greater
  • Advanced Transaction Fee = $250 or 6% of purchase price, whichever is greater
  • Professional Transaction Fee = $250 or 3% of purchase price, whichever is greater
  • Documentation Fee = $80

Copart Auction Fees

  • Auction Fees = Available on Copart’s website (using your login credentials)
  • Gate Fee = Available on Copart’s website (using your login credentials)
  • Broker Fee = $50
  • Please note that some or all of the Copart Fees may be combined in the final bid calculator on the lot listing page and on your invoice.

Other Fees

  • Late Fees = $50 per day
  • Storage Fees = $20 per day
  • Incoming Wire Fee (International) = $25 per transfer
  • Relist Fees = $400 or 10% of the purchase price of the vehicle (whichever is greater) plus AutoBidMaster’s Transaction Fee of $250
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