How To Buy A Car At Auction

3. “As Is” Means “As Is”

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Vehicles at auction sell in “as is” condition. That means there are no guarantees, no warranties and no means of legal recourse. If you don’t have the stomach to survive discovering you’ve bought a heap of trouble, don’t bid in the first place.

4. Know Car Values Before You Bid

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Online resources such as Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds give a general idea what used cars are worth. But also take time to research local prices on Craigslist and in classified listings. Again, pride works against you here. If you don’t know about car values, don’t try and fake it.