Hassle Free Steps
Hassle Free Steps To Buying At Auction
1: View Vehicles
At Merlin Car Auctions you can view vehicles online or alternatively visit our premises in Naas Co. Kildare.
Every car will have a window report giving you a description of the vehicle along with its lot number. All our vehicles are “Sold As Seen” which means that it is sold with all its faults and carries no guarantee whatsoever, and cannot be replaced under any circumstances. But don't let this put you off! Many large companies, finance houses, local authorities and franchised dealers will only sell their vehicles in this way.
2: Get Your Bidding Number
On the day of auction you will need to give a deposit of €500 for your bidding number. You cannot bid on a vehicle without a bidding number. This deposit is fully refundable if you do not buy a vehicle or will be deducted from the price if you purchase a vehicle.
3: Bid On The Vehicle
When a vehicle passes through the auction, the auctioneer will call a starting price, if you would like to bid on this car you simply raise your bidding number in the air to catch the auctioneer’s attention. The auctioneer will then look back to you every time the bids are raised to see if you are still interested. As soon as the hammer falls, ownership legally passes to you.
4: Proceed To The Sales Office
As soon as the hammer falls, you must proceed to the sales office with your bidding number to arrange payment and collection of your vehicle. Payment is accepted in cash, banker’s draft, credit card (2% charge) or by electronic transfer. NB: Payment must be received within 48 hours of the sale. To view examples of buying prices with fees click here.
5: Collect Your Vehicle
You have 48 hours from the time of purchase to arrange collection of your vehicle. There is a daily charge for every day the car is not collected after the initial 48 hours. Merlin can arrange to have the vehicle delivered to you.
Two forms of identification must be given (Driving Licence and a recent Utility Bill). You must provide your own insurance cover for all vehicles purchased at Merlin Car Auctions.
If you bid on a vehicle, but the bidding does not reach the reserve price set by the seller, it is called a provisional sale. All provisional sales require a deposit, as above, and the auction's 'provisional staff' will negotiate between the buyer and seller to see if an acceptable price can be agreed.
All auctions will charge the purchaser a buyer's premium. You can enquire at the auction about the current scale of charges. The lowest fee around will be in the region of €50.
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Contact Merlin today and join thousands of buyers who bought their car at Merlin Car Auctions, a SIMI registered auction!