Traditional classic car auctions are not available and the rigid online advertising websites do not sell many cars in this situation. The online auction website offers a quick selling opportunity for the current fair market value. There’s no need to wait for anotherexpensive traditional auction event, 95% of online auction sales occur without a viewing. There is also no seller’s commission. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the current ‘lockdown’ measures, we understand this may limit the options to view a car. We therefore recommend an open and honest conversation on our platform to address any questions. You can leave comments at the bottom of the auction page and the seller can respond. This interaction is public, so you can see any previous questions and responses. 95% of sales on online auction platform happen without a viewing under normal circumstances, so there should be not much impact during the lockdowns. We also personally check most our listings by ourselves. If you use the Trusted checkout option, you are sure the seller won’t receive the money until you receive the car and personally check it.
Bidders will rely on photographs more than ever to help evaluate the condition of a car. We request a minimum of 30 quality photos of the car and encourage more. We also recommend to record a walk-around video, this is a very useful addition to the listing. A driving video of the car is also highly recommended. We are also providing the option of professional photographers coming to take the photos at the car location.
In the event of a successful auction, the buyer’s premium will be charged to the winning bidder. Once the commission has been paid to Auctomobile, the full hammer price should be paid to the seller. If it is not possible to conclude the sale because of the current situation, please make sure that you promptly establish and agree clear payment and transportation terms with the seller. We also offer to pay for the car via a Trusted checkout. So you can pay the amount to an escrow account, which will transfer the amount to the seller only after you receive the car.
More and more countries are now imposing ‘lockdown’ measures again, which may limit options to collect or view a car. But do not let this deter you from bidding on a car. We work together with the sellersonto holding their cars a bit longer, we are finding storage facilitieswhere to keep the cars until restrictions are lifted, and we are also cooperating with a recommended independent and insured third-party transport company. There are options available, so please get in touch with us at email@example.com to discuss further.
The costs using the international and insured transport company range from 100 to 200 EUR per 100 km distance between the locations depending on the locations, the chosen transport company, insurance and closed/open trailer.
If you have any additional questions or need assistance and cannot find the answer on the website or in the standard FAQs section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Auctomobile Team