Online Car Sales

Your New Car is Waiting for You at an Online Auction Site 

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

There is a better way to buy a new car, one that doesn’t involve dealing with car salespeople. In fact, your brand new car might be waiting for you right now at an online car auction site, just a few well-placed bids away.

Not Your Typical Online Auction Site

When it comes to motor vehicles, most individuals think that the typical online auction site deals with used cars exclusively – and not the kinds of used cars that have been treated gently by their former owners.

Totaled, salvaged, and rebuilt cars and trucks, those that have been repossessed or seized in law enforcement actions, or other types of beaten down, broken down, and pathetic vehicles are usually those put up on the block on online auctions open to the public – not exactly the type of car you’re looking for.

Of course, the types of auctions that new cars are available for bidding on are nothing like this. That’s because they’re private sites – you need to be a car dealer to get in, and you need to prove it by providing your dealer license in order to browse the auction’s inventory and place bids on cars. This is almost exactly how a private dealer auction functions out there in the “real” world in that you can’t get in without having your own dealer license.

How You Too Can Gain Access

Just as you could make your way inside an in-person dealer auction if you attend with a licensed dealer at your side (a friend or a family member with his or her own license, for example), you can also gain access to certain online dealer auctions by going through a specialized third-party company, one that has its own dealer license and will use that license to bid on your behalf.

As long as you go through these companies, you too can look at a dealer’s online inventory, browse through it or search it for the particular car make and model you’re interested in, and even see pictures of the actual car in question in many cases. It’s the closest you can get to actually being present at the car auction without having to travel there and back yourself.

Getting Your Car after Winning a Bid

If you do manage to walk off with the winning bid on the new car of your dreams, you’ll obviously begin to wonder just how exactly you’re going to actually take possession of the vehicle. Luckily for you, the majority of third-party proxy bidding companies will offer shipping services.

This will be an added cost above and beyond the auction price of your vehicle, so be sure to budget the expense into your expectations. The good news is that these companies are capable of delivering your new purchase directly to your driveway in most situations.

Not only that, but if you’re not currently living in the United States – or if you’re planning to emigrate from the US to a different country overseas – these companies can even take care of all the arrangements for an international cargo shipment of your new car. This includes taking care of all the complex customs arrangements. All you need to do is to pay the shipping costs, plus the import taxes, and you’re good to go.

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