Auto Auctions in Arizona: One of the Best Kept Secrets for Used Vehicles
AUTO AUCTIONS IN ARIZONA • If you’re in the market for a used car, auto auctions in Arizona may just be the ticket. • Many people aren’t aware these auctions exist and are open to the general public. • Some people may have an unwarranted impression that the vehicles are all non-running wrecks and the auction is the last opportunity for the seller to unload them. • Auto auctions in Arizona are one of the best kept secrets for car buyers. • Held regularly, buyers can get affordable, quality used vehicles if they do their homework. • Often, people are surprised when they see what great cars they can get often for unbelievable low prices.
AUTO AUCTIONS IN ARIZONA • So how can you get the most bang for your buck at auto auctions in Arizona?
• First, you need to know when and where they’ll be held. • The best way to find these auctions is to visit the website of a reputable auction house. • Local law enforcement and government agencies contract with local auction services to manage auto auctions in Arizona from start to finish. • The auction house will list upcoming auctions on their site with all the applicable details regarding dates, times and locations. • You can also read all the terms and conditions of bidding, as well as register to bid online if it’s both an online and live auction.
AUTO AUCTIONS IN ARIZONA • Once you identify the auction house conducting the auto auctions in Arizona on behalf of government agencies, you can expect these auctions to be held on a somewhat regular basis. • It would be a good idea to subscribe to the auction service’s mailing list so you can be advised of upcoming auctions.
• Second, you need to view the inventory of auto auctions in Arizona to determine if anything piques your interest. • The auction house will post online the vehicles to be auctioned at upcoming events. • Descriptions will be given to the best of the auction house’s ability.
AUTO AUCTIONS IN ARIZONA • The next step in the process is the most important!
• You need to inspect any vehicle you may want to bid on in-person. • The auction house will identify inspection times and locations. • Typically, you’ll have different time slots during a two-to-three day period in which to physically inspect the vehicle. • You won’t be able to drive the car, but you can carefully look under the hood. • If you’re not well versed in auto mechanics, you may want to bring someone with you who has some expertise. • All sales are sold as-is and are final. Therefore, you don’t want to skip this step!
AUTO AUCTIONS IN ARIZONA • If you’re new to auto auctions in Arizona, it may be a good idea to attend one just to learn the ropes. • Rather than jump in making a purchase, attend one or two to see how they work. • You can understand how the bidding works, what certain vehicles typically sell for, and how the overall process works. • Many auto auctions in Arizona are free and open to the public. • You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by attending. • Most people find auctions a fun experience and even make a hobby of attending them. • You never know what you’ll find, but you know there’s always a good chance you’ll come across a great deal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Deb Weidenhamer is President of Auctions Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc., based in Phoenix, Arizona. They specialize in auctions and professional appraisals. Visit us at http://www.AuctionandAppraise.com or call 800-801-8880 for more information about Auto Auctions in Arizona.