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How to Use Online Auctions for Buying New Cars?

By Mike Richards Updated: 05/22/2019 Posted: 10/24/2015

There are few options open to people when it comes to buying a new car. Unlike the used car market, the only source for buying a new car has always been a new car dealer – or so you’ve been told.

The truth is that there’s an incredible secret being kept from most new car buyers. There are private car auctions, ones where only dealers are welcome, where you can buy brand new cars at wholesale prices of 40 percent to 60 percent off retail prices. These dealer auctions happen both in person and online.

Do you want to hear another secret? You too can gain access to some of these auctions if you know what you’re doing.

How Can You Use These Auctions Yourself?

The key to getting into these auctions is to meet their requirements for entry. The way to get through those doors is to show that you’re an industry insider by providing your dealer’s license. Of course, since the majority of people don’t own car dealerships or auto body shops, you’ve got to find another way in.

One way is to go with someone who already has a dealer’s license. This usually means a friend, neighbor, or relative. This also means that you’ll have to accompany them in person if you want to get a crack at buying a brand new car at auction. Please realize that this isn’t for the faint of heart, as the stressful environment of a car auction is likely to leave you overwhelmed.

An Easy Alternative

Of course, you don’t have to deal with all that if you don’t want to. Today, private dealer auction stock can not only be viewed online, but can be bid on as well the same way. However, you’re still not going to be able to access an online dealer auction without either your own dealer’s license or (much more likely) someone else’s.

However, the Internet has an answer for that as well. In response to the demand from regular people wanting access to dealer auctions, several companies providing third-party access to certain online dealer auctions have become quite popular.

These companies have their own dealer’s licenses, and in exchange for a modest fee they’ll let non-dealers access online new car auctions through them. Users can browse and bid, as long as they go through one of these third-party proxy bidders, as these companies handle all the official paperwork for you.

The only thing you need to do is to decide just how much money you’re willing to spend on a maximum bid, and everything is taken care of behind the scenes.

Stress-Free and Door-to-Door Service

Using an online car auction site to source a new vehicle is practically stress-free.

While you’re technically buying a car sight unseen, these auction sites usually feature images of the vehicles going up on the auction block. Besides, there’s nothing stopping you from going down to your local dealership and taking a few cars out on test drives so you can see which type of vehicle you’d like to bid on separately. Plus, these cars are new, and that means a full warranty, so you’re covered in case anything goes wrong.

Other than that, there’s the question of actually getting your car to your home if you do win one at auction. However, even that’s covered. Your third-party bidder can transport your vehicle right to your driveway. For additional fees they can arrange long-distance overseas transport. You just pay any import taxes and the car is yours when it rolls off the container ship and into its destination port.

It doesn’t get any simpler than that. You can get a brand new car at a remarkable price from an online car auction website. Not only that, but you can get it shipped right to you.

Explore our Vehicle Auctions, as well as finding more information about How These Auctions Work and Buying With Us.