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Online Car Auction

You can now securely Bid Online for free prior to or during the public auction live. In conjunction with proxibid, you can participate in our public car auction online. Through your browser you can attend an auction and participate in the live public car auction as if you were on the auction floor in Salem, NH. To participate in our online car auction simply follow this link and the set-up instructions from proxibid. While online you can view the current auction catalog of cars and trucks.

Why participate in an Online Car Auction?

You can participate in the public auction from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere in the world! All bids are relayed over the Internet in real time, allowing you to bid with the same confidence as if you were attending the live auction.

Pre-Bidding Before Auction

An advantage of Interstate Auto Auction's online car auction is that you can set up a maximum bid amount in advance of the auction. Your anonymity and security are assured. Simply review our online Wednesday catalog or online Saturday catalog before the auction. When you find a vehicle you would like to bid for online you will need to follow some simple short steps. The first is to click on the "Bid Now" button. Next you will see the vehicle details page with pictures and a description. After you have looked at the vehciles details you can click on the "Bid Now" button again. This will now send you over to the the same vehicle on proxbid. Proxibid is where you securly set-up your a proxy bid account and register for our Auction. Bidding on Proxibid will require a credit card, but you will not be charged any money to bid online.

E-mail Notification

When you place a proxy bid on an item prior to the sale going live, your bid is recorded and stored in the Proxibid database. If your proxy bid is outbid by another bidder, our dynamic auction system automatically notifies you via e-mail that you are no longer in the lead for the item being sold. The e-mail will include a hyperlink to take you directly to the lot in question and allow you to quickly submit another bid for that particular lot.

Participate in our online car auction through Interstate Auto Auction and BUY LIKE THE DEALERS DO!

Important Information Before You Bid Online

The 4 color rating system is:

GREEN LIGHT: Means the Motor & Transmission is in good working order & will not need to be completely replaced. All Cars Are Green Light! Other Auctions usually sell cars only AS IS Red Light, but even Auctions who offer a Guarantee give you usually an hour or two to report a motor or transmission complete replacement.  In fact when we first started we had an hour time frame, but now we have added even more time.  This is one of a kind in the Auction industry and is offered to you in an effort to give our customers as much time as possible in an Auction format to.  For example, on a Saturday Auction purchase you have until Tuesday 10:00 AM or on a Wednesday Auction purchase you have until Friday 10:00 AM to report any motor or transmission complete replacement issue.  We hope if you are considering buying at an Auction you understand for an Auction house this time period for returns is almost unheard of in the industry and we are happy to be trail blazer.  Green Light does not mean a car will pass inspection as we do not guarantee this. After all if a simple brake light is out, which is just a bulb replacement for a few dollars, your car would not pass inspection. What we do guarantee is the most important part, that all these cars are running and driving and the Motor & Transmission is in good working order & will not need to be completely replaced.  Full refunds will be issued for valid arbitration claims that are reported within the correct time frame by notifing us via email carauction@comcast.net or fax 603-893-7117. RED LIGHT: Vehicle is being sold as-is.  No warranty or guarantee on the vehicle.  No refunds will be issued for any defects. We currently do not sell red light cars at our Auction.

BLUE LIGHT: Vehicle Title is not present and will be brought to Auction by the time annouced by the auctioneer. as-is.

YELLOW LIGHT: Yellow Light indicates that an important announcement regarding the vehicle is being made (ie: if the vehicle has over 200,000 miles, is a 5/6 Speed Manual Shift or special title announcements).

Do the Vehicles Have Clean Titles?

Yes: All our cars come with clean titles unless as indicated above a Yellow Light or Blue Light is indicated and for online it will be indicated in the descrption or title of the car, this way you will know if a special announcment is being made.

Do you Issue Temporary Plates?

No: we do not issue temp plates. Once you win the car we will give you the keys, title and bill of sale. At that point the car is your to do with as you please. You are responsible for suplly your own plates or having it delivered to your home/destination through a transportation/tow company/uhaul/trailer.

What is a Reserve Price?

We have had hundreds of different sellers over the years who usually sell cars wholesale between 30%-60% off the Kelly Blue Book price. Please note this is a consigment Auction and unless otherwise noted all sellers who bring cars to the Auction have the right to set a reserve price on any cars that go through our Auction. The reserve price is the price that a seller indicates to the Auctioneer they want to get in order to sell the car. This reserve price is given to the Auctioneer just at the moment the car is under the lights and ready to be bid on by you. At that point the Auctioneer will ask the audience what they want to pay and it is up to the seller to accept a bidders offer or decline. Sellers can also sell cars with No Reserve as well.  Due to Privacy Policy we do not issue sellers personal information.

How Much Does it usually Cost to Fix Cars Purchsed?

If this is your first time buying a car at Auction please pause and imagine yourself buying like a Dealer.  The excitement of bidding in the crowd combined with lower prices than anywhere else saving you thousands off the retail price.  Of course after you purchase a vehicle it will be time to fix some items; so it's best to have some money set aside for the fixes.  Yes, it is possible that you could get lucky and win a vehicle at Auction that is near perfect without having to put any money into it except maybe a couple hundred dollars.  We have learned this over the years when returning customers have come back to share their personal experiences with us.  However, it is always best no matter how great a vehicle seems to be that you understand these vehicles usually need fixes that average $300 - $900 for general sedans (such as like Honda's, Dodge, Ford's, Chevy, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Scion Toyota ect). In addition to this, expect to be double the average of general sedans when you win any Truck, SUV or high end luxury vehicles (Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Land Rover, Lexus, Infiniti, Jaguar, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo ect).  This is due mainly to cost of parts and the time of labor.  For example, four new ties on a Honda Civic may only cost $400, but on a Ford F-150 four new tires will be $800.  Another example, is if a check engine light comes on and the vehicle has something common such as a evap code.  If you have a Chevy sedan this should be a simple fix that will only be $50-$100.  However, if you have a Mercedes with the same evap code will be a more intricate fix that is $300-$500.  So it is important to take into consideration what kind of vehicle you are purchasing for fixes before you bid.  Regardless, if you utilize this average range above and understand that this is normal when buying Green Light Cars you can plan ahead. 

With this information you can even save more money when you come and test drive in person prior to bidding.  When you test drive on our 11 Acer site you can learn so much more about the vehicle by seeing it in person.  This will help you choose the price you should bid and since we have vehicles for everyone's budget you will be best prepared for virtually any scenario that comes your way. 

It's safe to say that customers who follow these suggestions have a great advantage.  This is the key to what a dealer does to be successful.  You research, buy low, fix the cars issues and save thousands of dollars in the process.  This is your chance to turn the tables on the car dealers and stop paying those high retail prices.  You can save thousands doing it yourself or pay thousands more and have a dealer do it for you.  It's your money, it's your choice.





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