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2 Popular Ways to Participate in Auto Auctions

Auto auctions offer one of the best ways to find a good deal on used cars. Whether you are looking for repo cars in Las Vegas or San Francisco, there are two lines open to you to attend such auto auctions. One is live auction where bidders need to physically attend an on-premise auction site to bid on vehicles of their choice. Another is online bidding, thanks to advancing technology, where one can bid over the Internet from home. Find out what each of these auction types is like so that you can choose the one that might work for you.


Live Auctions
This auction type is older than the other and it is the standard till today. If a person intends to attend a live auction, they need to appear at the auction site in person. A bidder attending a car auction in Las Vegas can see in person the vehicles on sales.


Sometimes seeing the vehicles in photographs may not give an accurate representation due to problems with lighting and angle. In such cases, witnessing the vehicles in person and inspecting them as best as one can has clear advantages.
Live auctions give you the opportunity to find the right vehicle you’re looking for. There are no last-minute surprises since you’re bidding on the vehicles in front of it. The only downside to live auctions is that one may find them time-consuming, especially if it requires traveling a long distance. They might also conflict with your other responsibilities at times.


Online Auctions
Online auctions take place in a virtual environment with facilities for live-streaming for the convenience of online attendees. Participants can stream auctions as they unfold and bid from home or elsewhere in real time with the click of a button. They are not required to be physically present at the auction site.


Whether it is Las Vegas dealer auto auction or police auto auction, bidders will find all the requisite features for bidding set up on all major online auction sites. This makes it easier for bidders to take decisions quickly and bid on a number of vehicles in no time. The possibility of accidental bidding is also low since there is a clear ‘bid’ button that bidders have to physically click on for their bid to go through.


Wrap Up
Bidders need to choose the type of auction that fits their needs. It is advisable not to get over-excited nor intimidated with these auctions, especially if you’re attending them for the first time. It is common for inexperienced buyers to throw caution to the winds since they are not too familiar with the process. Chances of wrong bidding are heightened in such cases. For best results, request a knowledgeable friend or a trained mechanic to assist you in the bidding process.

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