Guide to Buying & Selling
We appreciate that your first visit to an auction can be a daunting experience and, to some, it may seem a very complicated operation. In an effort to quell your fears and show you how easy and convenient buying and selling at auction can be, we have put together this guide. Contained in the following guide you will find straightforward answers to the questions we are usually asked by first time visitors.
Firstly, the key items to bear in mind when visiting an auction are choice, convenience and price:
As auctions are not tied to a particular make the choice of vehicles available at auction is tremendous and the 100+ vehicles offered each week at Exeter will include all popular makes and models. However, if the vehicles on display do not meet your requirements, it could be that it would be more appropriate for you to visit on another day - there are special times for newer vehicles and for commercials and our staff will be pleased to advise you.
Buyers - It would take weeks to view the number of cars available at one auction if you were to travel around and view privately or on the forecourt.
Sellers - It is quick and easy and avoids repeated advertising costs, time wasters and the other hassles associated with selling privately. Your vehicle will be viewed by hundreds of prospective purchasers all at one time.
The price realised at auction will be the market value of the vehicle which is, generally speaking, "trade price" and will, of course, differ from the price which would be displayed on the same vehicle at a retail outlet.
The notes contained within this guide are for guidance purposes only and do not form part of any contract.
A Sale By Auction Is Not A Consumer Sale. All Auction Sales are conducted in accordance with our Conditions of Entry and Sale which are displayed at the Auction Centre - copies are available on request. Please ensure that you have read and fully understood these conditions before buying or selling at auction.
Further information for Sellers
Further information for Buyers