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Inside Where to Sell
1. Private Sale
2. Trade-in or Part-Exchange (PX)
3. Selling at a Car Auction
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Selling at a Car Auction

Selling at a car auction is straightforward. The car goes into a suitable sale (the auctioneers will advise you). If it sells, you receive a cheque for the sale price minus commission and entry fees.

If you don't set a reserve price and there's little interest, your car could make very little. If you set the reserve too high, the car may not sell; you've wasted time and your entry fee. Even if it does sell for above your reserve (or if you accept a lower 'provisional' bid), you'll only get trade price.


  • A car auction is the last resort if your car fails to sell privately.