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Why Your New Car Should Come from an Auction Website 

By Mike Richards Updated: 02/01/2018 Posted: 10/22/2015

There are other ways to get a brand new car, even your first ever new car, than buying directly from a car dealership. Here’s the trick: you can get new cars at motor vehicle auctions – and you can even gain access to these auctions over the internet. Here’s why your new car should come from an auction website.

Easy to Access, Easy to Use

Auctions where used cars are bought and sold are no secret to anyone. In fact, that’s what most people think when they hear the words “car auction”. However, there are auctions where new cars are up on the block. They’re just not open to the public. Instead, they’re reserved for people with dealer licenses like car dealership owners or people who run auto body shops.

You can get into these “dealer auctions” even if you don’t have a license yourself. If you want to attend one in person, you’ll need to be in the company of someone who has their own license. However, not everyone has a friend or family member in the auto sales industry.

This is where online auctions work best. Dealer auction websites also bar entry from anyone without a license of their own, but there are third-party proxy bidderscompanies with dealer licenses that will let you bid in some of these auctions, with your own money, with their license. It’s the easiest and most painless way to get access to brand new cars available for bidding – and you won’t even have to leave your house.

The Best Bang for Your Buck

These “dealer auctions” offer brand new cars at wholesale prices – a car dealer comes in, bids on a brand new car, wins it, then takes it back to the dealership where they mark the price up so they can turn a profit. This means that attending a dealer auction – whether in person or over the Internet – can reap huge rewards when it comes to getting a brand new car at a fraction of the price it would be at a car dealership.

Of course, when it comes to the ultimate in savings, using an online auction site instead of actually having to be in attendance at a private dealer auction in person is even more advantageous. Third-party proxy bidder companies often charge little for their services. In any case, it’s going to be less than it would cost you to travel to a dealer auction in person and then return home.

Between the cost of gasoline, toll roads, and probably treating your dealer friend or family member to a nice dinner for helping you out, there are all sorts of extra costs associated with visiting a dealer auction in person. Add into the equation the mental and emotional strain of being present at an in-person auction, and bidding on cars from the comfort of your own home suddenly seems much more worth it.

Finally, these bidding companies will often transport your new car right to your door for a modest and affordable fee without you having to lift a finger. This is a major boon to anyone who leads a busy, hectic life that’s already stressful enough without having to make arrangements to ship a brand new car across the country or in some cases across the ocean.

Let a proxy bidder handle it all. Just pick up the car when it’s in port (or take the keys from the delivery driver when he pulls up at your driveway) and get on with your day.

Explore our Vehicle Auctions, as well as finding more information about How These Auctions Work.