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Auction Car Buying FAQ

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What is A Better Bid auction and how does it work?

A Better Bid is your one-stop car auction marketplace destination; find cars for sale, place bids, win and get your car delivered to your door. ABB public car auctions are 100% online and feature a vast inventory of repairable, clean and salvage title cars, SUVs, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, boats, jet skis and other high in demand vehicles at bargain prices. As premier Copart brokers, we provide public buyers full access to dealer only auctions; buy cars from the same inventory and wholesale prices as the nation's leading car dealers.

Do I need a dealer’s license to join A Better Bid auction?

You do not need an automotive dealer's license to join A Better Bid auction and start bidding on the extensive Copart auto auction inventory. Whether you're an individual looking to buy repairable cars or a car enthusiast in the market for a project car, you can find it all at A Better Bid. Find cheap cars for sale today, at ABB car auctions open to the public.

What types of cars does A Better Bid auction sell?

With over 300,000 vehicles for sale daily, we have something for everyone. Our inventory covers over 280 makes, including Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota, and over 800 car models. Featuring crashed cars, salvage title cars, repairable, and wrecked vehicles added to our inventory daily. Browse and bid on cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, trailers, boats, jet skis, snowmobiles, industrial equipment, and other vehicles from the comfort of your home. Don't spend time searching for "car auctions near me" again; we've got all you're searching for right at your fingertips.

How do I bid on cars at A Better Bid auctions?

A Better Bid online auction makes bidding easy. To start bidding on auction cars for sale today, create a free bidder account, choose your membership type; Standard, Premium, or Pro, and set your Buying Power by placing a fully refundable security deposit. Once you complete the quick registration process, all that’s left to do is search the cars for sale with our car finder and place your bids. Check out our Getting Started Guide for more details and helpful car bidding tips.

How do online live auctions work at A Better Bid auction?

A Better Bid holds over 240 weekly live virtual auctions open to the general public. ABB registered bidders get full access to accident car auctions and can place preliminary bids before the live auction, join live auctions for a chance to win, and even purchase "Buy It Now" vehicles. All A Better Bid live auctions are held 100% online, from real-time bidding to ordering door-to-door delivery. Experience the excitement of buying a car from an auction from the convenience of your home.

Can I preview cars before I bid at A Better Bid auction?

We want you to purchase cars confidently at our auto auction and leave buyer remorse behind. One of the best ways to ensure you know what you will be getting is by inspecting a vehicle in person. Premier and Pro members can view and inspect any vehicle in person themselves, with a car enthusiastic friend, or by hiring a third-party inspector up to 1 hour before the live auction starts. We highly encourage all bidders to inspect cars before placing bids, as all vehicles sold are "as is, where is." Discover all available autos for sale today!

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How to Bid on Cars at A Better Bid Auction

Experience the excitement of our online automobile auction by placing bids in real-time during virtual live auctions, placing pre-auction preliminary bids, or instantly purchasing our "Buy It Now" cars.
Live Bidding
Live Bidding
Experience the rush of live auctions! Live bidding allows members to place bids live during an in-progress auction against other bidders to become the high bidder and win. Live online auctions run daily in real-time at A Better Bid auction.
Preliminary Bid
Preliminary Bid
Preliminary bidding, a.k.a pre-bidding, is a useful bidding method for bidders who don't have time to participate live. You can pre-bid by placing incremental value bids on cars before live auctions start, which will be represented during the live auction.
Buy It Now
Buy It Now
Skip the auction and instantly win a vehicle without it ever going into the live auction with our "Buy It Now" option. You will find many "Buy It Now" cars for sale at ABB for set prices, which can be yours in minutes.
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