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Old 07-19-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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There's a dealer who for a fee of a couple hundred dollars who will bid for you (the public). This is at Manheim in Hollywood FL. His ad is displayed on a bus bench right outside the auction grounds. Is there any problems doing it that way?
It's done all the time, nothing wrong with it.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I only go to police impound auctions. It'a crap shoot, but luckily I haven't been burned yet. They are getting a bit high priced though. Most cars I see at gas stations and junk lots for sale. Back in the day I got lucky. When scrap wasn't so high I bought a 83 Buick LeSabre wagon (without woodgrain believe it or not) for $75 that I drove trouble free for three years. But thoses deals are few and far between. Nowadays most runners go for $800-1500. That's too much in my opinion.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:44 AM
 
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The cars at a used car auction may have been seized or confiscated, and generally do not include a warranty.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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My uncle used to buy white gov't Celebrities and Luminas with no air at auction.
He'd drive 'em till something of consequence broke, then he'd junk it and get another.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:58 AM
 
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The auction is the last resort when a car can not be sold normally. Wither it is salvage titles, high mileage cars. These are the cars used as trade ins that big dealer would not be caught dead trying to sell. Many of the buyers at auctions have the small 10 car sales lot.
This in addition to lease turn in's that dont make the cut to be resold on the lost.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, NC
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I know Carmax sends a lot of cars to auctions that were sold to them by individuals. I know a guy who has bought all of his cars from auctions. He has also bought a lot of really nice furniture for his house from auctions as well. He has never owned a brand new car and really, cars aren't his thing. So, he's probably OK with whatever condition they are in.

If I could find a project truck, like an '04 Silverado or an F150 on the cheap through auction, I'd be great with that. Even if it needed some TLC (as long as it wasn't completely trashed.)
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