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Have you ever wondered what goes on at a used car auction?

Sounds like fun, right?

But if you are trying to get the best bang for your customer’s buck, the pressure is on.

There is a lot more involved in buying a used car than the looks.

  • Was it smoked in?
  • How many miles does it have?
  • Is the price fair for what I am getting?
  • Does a clean Carfax report mean that the vehicle itself is clean?

Let me see if I can answer those questions and more.

Which Auction To Go To?

For a used car dealership, an auction should be the primary source of inventory. This means knowing what inventory sells, what equipment it has, what is the book value and what it is really worth.

There are a lot (and I really mean a lot) of used car auctions out there.

So which ones have the best cars?

The public auto auctions, [...]

I am a car dealer and I sell used cars.

So, you might think that I am against buying new cars, right?

Actually, I have nothing against new cars. Quite the opposite is true: without new cars being sold I would never have access to used cars.

There are times where it makes sense to buy new cars. If you can afford it and you simply cannot life without a brand new car. Or if you know you will use this new car for a very long time and drive long distances. [what else???]

Average Price for New Cars Are Increasing Rapidly

But the recent Yahoo Autos article “Average American can no longer afford “average-priced” new car or truck” has a very good point.

The article states that according, the average new vehicle costs $32,086. That comes out to a typical monthly payment of $633. Americans have to pay 3.6% more for their car [...]

I want to tell you how I saved my dentist over $5,000. While sitting in the chair for a routine checkup, my dentist begins to talk to me about looking for a pre-owned Audi Q5 for his daughter. He mentioned to me that he was going to the local Audi dealer that coming weekend to begin the search process. He knew I sold late-model vehicles but has never seen me carry a high-end Audi. What he didn’t know is that I have easy access to virtually anything out there.

Hey, I Can Get You That Car

After my appointment ended is when the real work for me began. I explained to him that we can locate the 2012 Audi Q5 he wanted to buy. He had a color choice and mileage parameters in mind and left us an advance deposit and a time frame to get this vehicle for him. I am very happy to say we did [...]

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