RideSafely – Auto Auctions & other online salvage auction sites offer a great service to the public. Our whole purpose is to provide the average consumer a chance at acquiring a salvage or reconstructed vehicle at a fraction of the typical retail price.Doing this can sometimes involve a slightly complicated process. Because the vast majority of salvage listings come from insurance auctions which are closed to the public, online salvage auctions must act as a broker between you and the insurance auction. By placing a bid in most listings, you are essentially authorizing a licensed dealer to bid on your behalf.
Additionally, we want to verify the legitimacy of all of our customers so that someone does not win an auction only to not be able to pay, leaving the low bidders in an unfair position. For these reasons and more, buying on online auctions involves a multi-step process with some confirmation steps that apply to new users.
Beginning an account on RideSafely – Auto Auctions is as simple as registering for any social media website or forum. Once you enter in all your information, you will also have to set up a payment link via bank account wire transfer, cashier’s check or money order.
Due to security reasons we can no longer accept any other forms of payment. We will also need to confirm your real identity one you have won an auction to prevent any form of fraud.
Online auction cars for sale are not unlike other online bidding sites, such as eBay. You simply place your maximum amount and compete with other similar bidders. The major difference is that you must confirm your bid with a partial deposit as a sign of solvency and good faith.
Any bid placed will be designated as “Pending”, and the bidder must confirm this bid with a deposit amount of either $400 or 10 percent of the total bid amount – whichever is higher. Once the bid has a deposit to back it up, it is considered “Active”. The customer with the highest Active bid at the end of the auction wins, whereupon they will be notified. Your participating affiliated dealer will then acquire the vehicle for you.
Payment must be rendered within two days, or the winner will incur late fees. Once payment is received, your order will be processed; this may take a few days.
After processing, you will receive notification that your vehicle is ready to be picked up by you or an authorized shipping agent. Your title will also begin processing at this point, and it will be mailed to you at the soonest possible time. Titles are processed in the order in which their vehicles are purchased.
Your vehicle cannot be picked up until you are notified that it is ready. Once you have been notified, ensure that there is a zero balance on your account and get all of your relevant paperwork together. You or your shipping agent must present this paperwork in order to pick up the vehicle.
Vehicles will be stored up to four days from the time that they are available free of charge. After that, you will be charged a $25 per day storage fee.
Keep in mind that your vehicle may not have ignition keys included, even if they are clearly shown in listing photos. Keys can be made by either contacting dealerships, retrieving your VIN number or ignition code or removing the ignition component and bringing it directly to a locksmith. The latter is typically the cheapest option.HaulMatch – Cars Shipping Services. HaulMatch calculator is build in RideSafely – Auto Auctions website (as a widget on each listing page), and buyers can get instant and guaranteed quote for any car they search for on RideSafely – Auto Auctions, as well as any other auction.
That is the extent of the process! Once you have made your first purchase, we try to make other purchases run as smoothly as possible. This courtesy is why many RideSafely customers return to us again and again.
Buying on #onlinecarauctions involves a multi-step process with some confirmation steps that apply to new buyers. rdsf.ly/RideSafely
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