Georgia Public Auto Auction
Vehicles available to the Public: Every Thursday After 3:00pm - Tuesday at 5:00pm
If you aren’t a dealer but still want to purchase vehicles at an auction and benefit from the large selection and exceptional prices, a public auto auction is the place to go! Auto public auctions are held on a regular basis nationwide; you will find them anywhere from Swainsboro, Georgia to Washington D.C.
While other cheap car auctions are for dealers only, the general public is encouraged to participate in a public auto auction. This type of auction gives everyone the opportunity to purchase a used vehicle at a really great, discounted public auto sales price. It’s also important to note that public vehicle auctions are different from government state auto auctions and city public auto auctions.
Normally, public auctions have the most options. For example, some public auctions sites offer different days and times that you can test drive the cars that interest you and many public auction sites offer both on-site and online bidding options. It is also quite common for these auctions to offer a public car auction catalog so you can get information on the cars before you bid on them.
Buying at Public Car Auctions:
You should know a little about public auto auctions and how they function before actually participating in one or else you might find yourself getting caught up in the excitement and paying too much for a car you never really wanted. Most public auctions do not let you return a car once you are accepted as the highest bidder, which is another reason to understand the proper procedures and participant expectations of the public auction or motor car auction you are attending before placing a bid!
While car auctions can vary, here are some general tips you can follow when buying a vehicle at local car auctions in Georgia:
- Arrive early to the public auto auction in Swainsboro. This will give you plenty of time to register as a bidder, find a good seat in clear sight of the auctioneer and inspect any vehicles you like one last time.
- Be careful not to get caught haphazardly in a bidding war once the public car auction begins. Know ahead of time how much you want to pay and don’t go a penny higher.
- Make sure you browse the public auto auction catalog (if available) before attending the auction so you can decide which cars interest you. This will help you determine in advance the condition of the vehicles you are interested in and how much you are willing to pay for them. Take advantage of any preview opportunities the auction may offer; some Georgia local car auction sites may even allow you to visit in advance and test drive the vehicles.
- Know the public auction sites’ terms and conditions; familiarizing yourself with these in advance can save you both money and hassle in the future. You will also want to check in with the local car auction house to discover what you need to bring, if you will have to pay a buyer’s premium, proper bidding protocol, the types of payments that are accepted, and whether there is a “grace period” of return if the car ends up to be less than advertised.
- Before you bid, do a little research. Run the Vehicle History Reports of any vehicles in which you’re interested. Make sure to double-check that the title is clean (not rebuilt or falsified) and that the description the seller gave of the vehicle is accurate.
- If you are the highest bidder make sure that you settle your payment with the public auto auction Clerk as soon as possible. Bidding is a legal contract that you do not want to break.
While a few of these public auction tips apply only to on-site bidding, many also apply to bidding at online public car auctions. If you decide to bid online instead of going to the Georgia public auction site, keep in mind that you may still need to register as a bidder in advance. Also, make sure to print out the public auction schedule so you do not miss the vehicle in which you’re interested.
The benefit of bidding on an online public auto auction website is the flexibility you have as a bidder; you can bid from anywhere – work, home or school! However, you do want to make sure that you have done your research ahead of time. Also, like we have already mentioned, it is also important to determine your budget ahead of time so you prevent yourself from getting caught up in an online bidding war.
ARBITRATION AND AUCTION LIGHT SYSTEM
- Green Light - "Sound"
- Seller declares that the vehicle is mechanically sound and to all arbitration policies. Seller represents that there is no defect in the internal parts of the engine transmission and rear end exceeding $500 to repair.
- Yellow Light - "Caution" or “IF’
- Selling dealer must announce any item subject to arbitration, non-standard motors and transmission, major exceptions to the original or advertised production specifications for items deleted. When these items are announced, they are no longer subject to arbitration.
- Red Light - "As Is"
- Sold with no arbitration -.unit is subject to any and all defects. All units sold for $2,000.00 or less become "AS IS" units. Police cars, taxi cabs, municipal cars, fire cars, flood cars, clips, salvage cars, reconstructed cars, motorcycles and boats are all sold AS IS.
- Blue Light - "Title Attached"
- Assignable title does not accompany the vehicle. The seller has 30 days to provide an assignable title to the auction. Buyer is cautioned not to spend money on, not to drive excessively and not to sell any “Title Attached” vehicle until the title is received by the auction. Auction must be notified 24 hours prior to vehicle being returned. If auction receives title within the 24 hours, the sale is binding.
The auction will not be responsible for transportation or other expenses associated with a returned vehicle.
IMPORTANT AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 ALLOWED
- THE AUCTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AD VALOREM TAXES.
- ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BID ON A VEHICLE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT, NO EXCEPTIONS.
- ANYONE CAUGHT DESTROYING AUCTION PROPERTY OR VEHICLES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION.
- ANYONE CAUGHT OR SUSPECTED OF STEALING AUCTION PROPERTY OR VEHICLES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION.
- THE AUCTION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE.
- REMEMBER, IF YOU BID ON IT, YOU HAVE BOUGHT IT.
Thank you for coming and have a great time at Perry's!
Buy / Sell Fee Schedule
|Sale Price Range:||Fees|
|$0 - $500||$110|
|$501 - $1,000||$150|
|$1,001 - $1,500||$165|
|$1,501 - $2,000||$190|
|$2,001 - $3,000||$200|
|$3,001 - $4,000||$230|
|$4,001 - $5,000||$250|
|$5,001 - $10,000||$325|
|$10,001 - $15,000||$450|
|$15,001 - $20,000||$500|
Buyer has to pay:
- Registration fee $25.00
- When vehicle is purchased, the cost of vehicle ($500 paid at stand) plus buyer’s fee, $100.00 document fee, and sales tax (7%)
Seller has to pay:
- Registration fee $25.00 (dealer no charge)
- Seller’s fee (fee schedule above)
- Public sellers must have clear title and current tag registration!
*Debit and Credit cards are accepted, there will be a 2.5% charge. The first $500.00 is free of charge.