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April 23, 2012

The Auction of Auctions

It’s hard to resist posting a video like this. Any dealer or car enthusiast who has been to an auction can appreciate it. This video is from one of the top auto websites in the world called Auto Blog. In this video, they sent two of their own to witness the auction of all auctions. With over 270,000 people in attendance, you can only imagine what this auction must have been like…

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April 21, 2012

Save Money on Auctions by Keeping Tabs on Current Customers

The old adage is that it’s always easier to keep your current customers than it is to make new customers. There is an interesting article on Dealer Marketing’s website about keeping tabs on your current customer base in order to market to them. It suggests things like tracking the dates when their leases are nearing an end so that you can be sure to market to them just before their lease expires with your offer.

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April 6, 2012

Grand Valley Auto Auctions and Sales

Grand Valley Auto AuctionContact Information

0-1600 Lake Michigan Dr
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
616-677-2926

Official Website

Important Information

  • Time: Ever Wednesday at 6:15 PM
  • Public Auction

More Information

Grand Valley Auto Auction is open to the public. They have an auction every Wednesday at 6:15pm (free admission). They have been serving west Michigan for over 25 years, offering vehicles at wholesale prices. They have over 100 vehicles weekly that consist of new car store trade-ins, used car dealers, repossessions, company vehicles, and public consignments. They also sell boats, bikes, RV’s, ATV’s, trailers, snowmobiles, etc.

April 6, 2012

Insurance Auto Auction – Grand Rapids MI

Contact Information

700 100th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-877-1000

Official Website

Important Information

  • Time: Every Monday at 9:00 AM ET.
  • Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri8:00AM-5:00PM ET
  • Public Auction

 

April 6, 2012

Mid Michigan Auto Auction Inc

Contact Information

2134 West M 61
Gladwin, Michigan  48624
Phone 1-989-426-8561

Official Website

Important Information

  • Tuesday @ 2:30 PM
  • Dealer Only

 

More Information

Gladwin Auto Auction claims to have the lowest fees in all of Michigan!

April 6, 2012

Premier Auto Auction

Contact Information

6345 North Hix Road
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 721-2886

Official Website (none)

Important Info


April 5, 2012

Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction Inc

Contact Information

900 North US 131
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-5021 

Official Website

 Important Info

  • Time: Every Thursday at 10:00 AM
  • Dealer Only

Other Information

The Greater Kalamazoo Auto Auction proudly stands at the “Crossroads of Michigan” as one of the premier auto auctions in the Midwest. Every Thursday, eight action-packed lanes draw a consignment of 1000-1100 vehicles from all over the region, consisting of fleet, lease, daily rentals, bank repossessions, new and used vehicle dealers.

Founded in 1976, GKAA boasts a 26,000 square foot facility on 65 acres, which includes a 5-bay reconditioning facility with a state-of-the-art Bellanger soft cloth car wash, a full service mechanical repair shop, a restaurant and snack bar. The auction is fully computerized to efficiently handle each vehicle from check-in through final sale. GKAA also maintains its own transportation department and will arrange for pick-up or delivery of any vehicle.

March 20, 2012

Greater Detroit Auto Auction

Contact Information:

19865 Telegraph Rd.
Brownstown, MI 48174
Phone: 734-479-4360
Fax: 734-479-4370

Official Website

Times:
Every Wednesday

3:00 pm Auction Preview
4:45 pm Auction Class
5:00 pm Live Auction

Every Saturday

8:00 am Auction Preview
9:45 am Auction Class
10:00 am Live Auction

Public Auction

Vehicle Types

  • Bank Repos
  • New Car Trade Ins
  • Dealer Consignments
  • Public Consignments
  • Donated from Charity

 

March 19, 2012

Midwest Auto Auction Inc

Midwest Auto Auction Inc

Time: Fridays @ 10:00 AM
Call Us At (888) 345-9100

Public Auction

Official Website

General Information
Midwest Auto Auction is not only considered one of the oldest and most established public auto auction houses in the country, it has also become a recognized leader and innovator within the industry. Many of the procedures used throughout the auto auction industry were crafted here at Midwest Auto Auction. Following in the direction of their Founder who demanded innovation, imagination and thinking beyond the horizon, Midwest continues to innovate and craft new and better ways of doing things. These innovations and their reputation as an early pioneer in this industry, coupled with their drive to excel, is a great source of pride to them.

March 19, 2012

Port Huron Auto Auction

Port Huron Auto Auction Hours
Wednesdays: 5pm
Saturday: 10am

Official Website
PHONE : 810-388-9000
FAX : 810-388-9900

Auction Rules:

NO CHILDREN — SAFETY

Due to insurance regulation and in the interest of safety, children under the age of 16 are not permitted on auction premises during the auction.

NO TAMPERING

Any person found tampering with or removing equipment or keys from vehicles will be subject to suspension from the auction and criminal prosecution. Dealers will be held responsible for the actions of their employees and guests. PHAA will not be responsible for lost or stolen keys or radios, and/or accidents, damage or vandalism.
VEHICLE REPRESENTION

Sellers are responsible for representing vehicle condition and mileage accurately and fairly. Sellers are
responsible for verifying the accuracy of the “announced conditions” as well as the accuracy of specified year and mileage. Sellers must announce if odometer is broken,
replaced, altered or in excess of it’s mechanical limits.

ODOMETER POLICY

PHAA is not responsible for nor does PHAA guarantee the accuracy of the odometer reading on any consigned vehicle. However, PHAA will require that the seller repurchase any vehicles sold with an odometer problem.

VEHICLE INFORMATION

Buyers are solely responsible for verifying vehicle year, make, model and serial numbers against the title before leaving premises. Upon removal of the vehicle from PHAA premises, buyers shall be deemed to have waived any objections to title information discrepancies.

OUTSIDE SALES

All vehicles purchased must be paid for through the auction office, even if bought directly from the seller away from the seller away from the auction block. All vehicles purchased directly from the seller away from the auction block are sold AS IS and are not subject to arbitration for any reason. Sellers engaging in direct sales away from the auction block will not receive a check until the vehicle has been paid for in full.

UNCLAIMED VEHICLES

Vehicles that are not registered for the next sale and not removed from PHAA’s property within 2 business days of last sale will be charged a storage fee of $10.00 per day. Any vehicle left over 30 days will be sold for storage fees or impounded and towed away.