Buy a Car at a Carolina Public Auto Auction

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Information For Buyers at Wholesale Auto Auctions in North Carolina & South Carolina:

Weekly Public Used Car Auctions (100+ cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans at each location). Prices range from $500 – $30,000+ for preowned cars and trucks brought to the auction by local banks and used car dealers in North Carolina and South Carolina. Save the most money by buying a used car or truck at a public wholesale auto auction in North Carolina.

Come buy where all the dealers come to buy their inventory. You can also come on non-sale days to purchase a vehicle without having to attend the auction. Bank repos, tow lot impounds, police seizures, and government surplus vehicles are sold to the public all week long.

Buy before the auction starts ahead of the crowds and save $$$ – it’s easy! Come early and inspect all the inventory ready for sale. You can even bring a mechanic to inspect the car for you. Hundreds of new and used car dealer trade-ins, bank repos, police seizures, and tow impounds auctioned weekly. New vehicles arrive daily.

Car auctions in SC & NC provide a very safe and enjoyable opportunity to save hundreds to thousands of dollars buying your next vehicle. Buy repossessed cars for sale from banks, drug seizure cars, and more at low prices.

Other sources for cheap used cars, such as Craigslist, can be much more time consuming and even dangerous. At a public car auction, you can inspect hundreds of vehicles in one day and cherry pick the one you want the most. When contacting private sellers on the internet, you can waste a lot of time running around and looking at only a single vehicle at a time. Also, as anyone who follows the news knows, Craigslist meetings often result in theft or other violent crimes.

Come in and talk with one of our friendly staff members about how our fun and exciting auto auction process works. Auction employees will gladly walk you through the process so do not worry if you are not experienced with auto auctions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Public Auto Auctions in North Carolina and South Carolina:

What do I need to bring to the auction in order to buy a car?

All you need is a current driver’s license and either cash or credit/debit card for payment.

Why are the cars so cheap? Are they flood damaged or salvage vehicles?

Auctions in the Carolinas do not sell any flood damaged vehicles. This is a common myth about public auto auctions. All auction cars are ran through Autocheck to verify that they have clean titles and do not have any salvage history.

Auction cars are cheaper than CarMAX or Craigslist because they sell in high volume and most cars sold at auctions are sold at “wholesale” value which is much less than retail and private owner value. You can save thousands by cutting out the middle man and purchasing your car straight from an auction.

How do I view your inventory online? How do I find out the prices of cars?

Click here to view used cars and trucks up for auction. If you see a car you are interested in, call the auction location with the run number from the car listing(Example: A1 or A2) and they will give you the price.

Do the cars have a fixed priced or do they sell for what they bring in the auction?

Most auction cars will have a set “reserve” price. Much like on eBay Motors, this is the minimum that the seller will take for the vehicle. However, most reserve prices are flexible and negotiable. So if the reserve is more than you are willing to pay, you are welcome to make an offer and the auction will negotiate on your behalf with the seller.

Be sure to visit the Car Auction Buying & Selling Tips Site for advice and guides for buying at an auto auction in the United States. Hurry, because used cars do not last long at Charlotte Bank Repo Auction!