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About Public Auctions
While other cheap car auctions are for dealers only, the general public is encouraged to participate in a public auto auction. This type of auction gives everyone the opportunity to purchase a used vehicle at a really great, discounted public auto sales price. It’s also important to note that public vehicle auctions are different from government state auto auctions and city public auto auctions.
Auto public auctions are held on a regular basis nationwide; you will find them anywhere from Fort Wayne to Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Conveniently, many public auction sites offer both on-site and online bidding options, and most give you the opportunity to get information about the cars in a public car auction catalog before you bid on them so you can make a well-informed decision. Some public auctions sites even offer different days and times that you can test drive the cars that interest you!
Since you don’t want to end up paying too much for a car you don’t want, you should know a little about public auto auctions and how they function before actually participating in one. Most public auctions do not let you return a car once you are accepted as the highest bidder, which is another reason to understand the proper procedures and participant expectations of the public auction or motor car auction you are attending before raising your hand with a bid!
Buying at Public Car Auctions:
In general, here are some tips you can follow when buying a vehicle at local car auctions in Fort Wayne:
- Since you want to know in advance the condition of the vehicle you are interested in and how much you are willing to pay, make sure you browse the public auto auction catalog (if available) so you can decide which cars interest you. Some Indiana local car auction sites may even allow you to visit in advance to look over or even test-drive vehicles. Take advantage of those preview opportunities!
- Know the public auction sites’ terms and conditions; familiarizing yourself with these in advance can save you money and hassle in the future. You will also want to check in with the local car auction house to discover what you need to bring, if you will have to pay a buyer’s premium, proper bidding protocol, the types of payments that are accepted, and whether there is a “grace period” or return if the car ends up to be less than advertised.
- Before you bid, do a little research. Run the Vehicle History Reports of any vehicles in which you’re interested. Make sure to double-check that the title is clean (not rebuilt or falsified) and that the description the seller gave of the vehicle is accurate.
- Arrive early to the public auto auction in Fort Wayne. This will give you plenty of time to register as a bidder, find a good seat in clear sight of the auctioneer and inspect any vehicles one last time.
- Know ahead of time how much you want to pay and don’t go a penny higher. Be careful not to get caught haphazardly in a bidding war once the public car auction begins.
- If you are the highest bidder, then you will want to settle your payment with the public auto auction Clerk as soon as possible; otherwise, you may be at risk of breaking a legal contract and may be charged additional fees.
While a few of these public auction tips apply only to on-site bidding, many also apply to bidding on online public car auctions. If you decide to bid online instead of attending the Indiana public auction site, you may need to register as a bidder in advance. Also, make sure to print out the public auction schedule so you do not miss the vehicle in which you’re interested. The benefit of bidding on an online public auto auction website is the flexibility you have as a bidder; you can bid from anywhere – work, home or school! However, you do want to make sure that you have done your research ahead of time. And like all public auctions, be careful not to get caught up in an online bidding war. Know your limits and stick to them!
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
|Dealer Only Auction||Run List||10:00 am|
Join us every Thursday for Bank and Credit Union Vehicles, Commercial Fleets, Rentals, Dealer Trades and More!
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
|Salvage Auction||Run List||9:00 am|
Come early for Rental Wrecks, Inoperable Units and Damaged Vehicles every Thursday!
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
|Repos - Public Sale||Run List||10:00 am|
Bank, Credit Union and Finance Company Repos! Pre-sale inspection on Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM! Inop repo units will be run at 9:00am.
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
|Heavy Truck Auctions||Run List||10:00 am|