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Buying at Auction

Registration

There is no need to register for our auctions.   If you are the successful bidder one of our sales staff will accompany you to the administration office and complete the sale.   You should bring with you your driver's licence showing your current address. 

At the Auction

Arrive at the auction in plenty of time to inspect the cars.  Most of the cars you will see will be available for auction.  If you wish a car to be started please ask one of friendly floor staff for assistance.  For insurance and legal reasons we cannot allow you to test drive a car - the cars are owned by many people including fleet, leasing and finance companies.

The cars are lined up in our under cover auctions in the order in which they will be auctioned.  All vehicles have reserves, occasionally the auctioneer will announce that the vehicle will be sold with 'no reserve'. 

Before the auction starts the auctioneer will read out the terms and conditions of the auction.  Please note that if you bid and you are the winning bidder you are entering into a legally binding contract to purchase the car.

The auctioneer usually asks for an opening bid close to the value of the car, the auctioneer may reduce this asking price until a bid is received.  Once bidding starts the bids usually increase by $200.   To bid simply raise your hand in the view of the auctioneer until your bid has been acknowledged.

If your bid is below the reserve the auctioneer will call 'submit' or 'referred' this means that whilst the vehicle is not sold the auctioneer will negotiate between you and the vendor to achieve a sale.

Paying for your vehicle.

The final price to be paid is the bid price (or negotiated price) plus the buyers premium.  You will be given an invoice and be asked to pay a deposit of $500 with the balance due in 48 hours by EFT, bank cheque or cash.  Cheques are not accepted.  You may use your credit card for the deposit but not the balance.

What to do once you have purchased your vehicle

You must transfer the registration into your name or register the vehicle at your local Roads & Traffic Authority within 14 days. You will have to pay a registration fee and stamp duty.

Vehicles Unregistered for Less than 3 months (with Registration Plates)

You will be required to take the following documents to the Roads & Traffic Authority:

  • Current Pink Slip (Safety Inspection Report), - Pink Slips are only required for vehicles older than 5 years of age.
  • Green Slip (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) available from your insurer.
  • Vehicle Proof of Purchase (Carnet Auctions Tax Invoice).
  • Completed Application for Transfer of Registration form, available from the RTA.

Vehicles Unregistered for More than 3 months (Without Registration Plates)

You will be required to take the following documents to the Roads & Traffic Authority:

  • Current Blue Slip (Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Report) Green Slip (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) available from your insurer.
  • Vehicle Proof of Purchase (Carnet Auctions Tax Invoice).
  • Completed Application for Registration form, available from the RTA.