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Old 02-08-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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I'm looking for daily auto auctions
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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I have a friend who is involved with the one in Brandon. He has a license to buy there and can go online and check out incoming vehicles. He charges a small amount to do this and bid for you. He got my dtr a great little Jeep Liberty for a decent price and they don't sell lemons from what I understand they would lose their auction license otherwise. Only thing is, we had to replace a key - they seem to lose all the zapper things.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Look-up Manheim.com. There's a large auto auction in Lakeland (you can see it from Interstate 4), but that's all I know about it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Went to Manheim. It says you have to be a dealer to log in. There must be sites to go or persons who are willing to buy a car for people who want to get a car in auction. Let's see if somebody here knows somebody.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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Talk to some of these guys running a "buy here - pay here" lot. Tell them you'll go with them to the auction, driving one of their cars they send to the auction; and in return, you'll give them $200 bucks for buying the car (besides the price of the car), you want as it comes through the auction. I know many people who do this, to get true wholesale pricing, with a $200 booty to the dealer. make sure you have the cash for the entire transaction, and when you buy that car at the auction, it's yours - once you pay the dealer. He takes care of the rest. (Get yourself a $2.50 30-day temporary tag) and take it with you, so you will be "legal" to drive home with it; if the dealer doesn't give you a dealer tag to use in its place.)
~Sonny
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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Almost forgot - get a receipt from the dealer! When the title comes to him in a few days, he will send it onto you for registration. Or go pick it up from him. You won't get the title the same day, as it has to be processed by the auction house, and sent to the dealer buying it (in your behalf, unknown to them.) Note: don't blab about it around the auction, other dealers don't like that kind of transaction, as they see it as preventing them from retailing cars. They get a little "fussy" if they find out, and could report the other dealer, costing him his buying privileges there.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Went to Manheim. It says you have to be a dealer to log in. There must be sites to go or persons who are willing to buy a car for people who want to get a car in auction. Let's see if somebody here knows somebody.
I am a dealer in Zephyrhills with registration at Manheim, ADESSA, Carmax, etc. I will buy a car at auction if you are interested. only dealers are allowed access and photo ID is required. I suggest you develope a relationship of trust with a dealer as they will determine the quality of the car you buy through inspection. We are a full wervice shop and dealership. All cars are sol "as is" but may have arbitration rights. Under $2000 is you bid and win you won it. Over $2000 and under 100k miles can be arbitrated if a bad car. I have only bought one car that I had to return.

Call me(Steve) or Bruce at 813-780-8899 or our repair shop at 813-782-1555. Best of luck in your pursuit.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Almost forgot - get a receipt from the dealer! When the title comes to him in a few days, he will send it onto you for registration. Or go pick it up from him. You won't get the title the same day, as it has to be processed by the auction house, and sent to the dealer buying it (in your behalf, unknown to them.) Note: don't blab about it around the auction, other dealers don't like that kind of transaction, as they see it as preventing them from retailing cars. They get a little "fussy" if they find out, and could report the other dealer, costing him his buying privileges there.
Some titles are in house and others may take up to 30 days. Suggesting that a dealer break the rules is NOT good. Would you suggest shoplifting if you could get away with it? I'm sure you wouldn't so why suggest breaking the rules and risk someone losing their buying authority?

Determine the price you want to pay, look at presale info at the dealers office and determine the car and the price for you. I do fixed price purchases at cost plus $250 and $50 per auction attended fee. I inspect the car, determine value, run a Carfax on the VIN and purchase and deliver to my shop by driver or wrecker. Steve Rogers 813-780-8899 in Zephyrhills, FL
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