August 27, 2013

Basic Auto Auction Tips

Auto auctions offer experienced consumers the possibility of great car values at unbelievable low prices if you know what you’re doing.  Auto dealers have been the primary benefactors historically, finding auctions to be excellent places to sell off trade-ins as well as to buy for resale.   Vehicle auctions are becoming more and more accessible to […]

July 18, 2012

State of Michigan Vehicle Auctions

When I asked recently about auto auction stories, one person mentioned they knew someone who had gotten a good deal from Michigan’s state auto auction. When I Googled for it, I found auctioneer Gary M. Berry who actually serves as an auctioneer for these state auctions. State auctions of “excess vehicles” occur 4 to 6 […]

July 13, 2012

How Does It Work? Tell Us Your Stories

A recent college graduate, shocked at how expensive cars can be, decided he wanted to try the auto auction route. He asks some specific questions, which I will address shortly. First, though, I want to ask readers to share their experiences with us—good and bad. Did you get an amazing car at an unbelievable price? […]

July 9, 2012

Charity Motors–Accepts Car Donations for Charity besides Auctioning Vehicles

Most people consider auto auctions as a place to purchase a decent car at an affordable or even an unusually low price. If you know what you’re doing, it is probably a good choice, and assuming you’re willing to do the necessary legwork. Another benefit from some auto auctions is as a place to dispose […]

June 16, 2012

One Customer’s Suggestions for Buying at Auction

I’m still educating myself on vehicle auctions.  I’ve made contacts with friends who used auto auctions to purchase cars and a dealer.  I can provide information on the various auction businesses in Michigan, and that will provide information that dealers may use, especially since some businesses work only with dealers.  I’m intrigued by the possibility […]

June 14, 2012

Midwest Auto Auction-An Industry Leader

Whether a person wants to buy, sell, or donate a car to charity, Midwest Auto Auction stands out.  Located on Telegraph Road in Redford, Michigan, Midwest Auto Auction has spent 60 years establishing itself as an industry leader.  As we noted earlier, Midwest Auto Auction is “considered one of the oldest and most established public […]

June 11, 2012

National Association of Public Auto Auctions (N.A.P.A.A.)

As I was exploring the web site of Mid-west Auto Auction, Inc., with the intent of expanding on what we posted previously, I noticed that the listed, among their membership and associations, the N.A.P.A.A., or National Association of Public Auto Auctions.  Thinking that such a listing might provide a bit more confidence in an auto […]

June 7, 2012

Advantages of Seized Auto Auctions

Lee Connors wrote about “Five Reasons to Try Seized Auto Auctions” in this 2007 article.  His thoughts seem worth a look today.  If you’ve ever bought from a dealership, you know how challenging it is to get a good price, perhaps later discovering that someone had gotten a better deal.  We a ll want a […]

June 1, 2012

More on Motor City Auto Auctions

Suppose you want to try your hand at finding, bidding, and purchasing a used car for yourself.  You just want to get a good car for a good price and prefer not taking your chances with a used car lot or dealer.  An auction business like Motor City Auto Auction might be an option since […]

May 29, 2012

Salvage Auction Goes High Tech

I attended auctions with my parents when I was a kid; much of my grandfather’s farm equipment and some household things were sold at an auction after his death. Many of us have some experience with on line auction sites like eBay. While eBay has its own car site, vehicle auction businesses offer their own […]