St Helens Motor Auctions
St Helens Motor Auctions

FAQ's

Payment:
When your vehicle is sold, a remittance advice and cheque (a/c payee only) will be posted within a week of the sale. Please ensure that your full name, address and post code are printed clearly on the entry form.

Charges:
When it is sold a 7% commission of sale price is deducted from the sale proceeds, plus a service charge. A charge is added on a daily basis if not removed when requested.

Outstanding Hire Purchase:
We are able to settle all fiancÚ agreements provided that the nett sale proceeds are sufficient to clear the outstanding balance. Please note that it is criminal offence to sell a vehicle without clearing outstanding finance and we check all vehicles sold with a hire purchase information register at the time of the sale. The register will disclose if any finance house has an interest, if it is recorded with the police as stolen, if it has been the subject of a total loss of insurance claim or had a change of registration number.

Do I have to pay to watch at auction?
No, it is a public auction an anybody can either watch a sale in progress or attend a non sale day at their own leisure.

How do I bid?
Simply catch the auctioneer's attention by waving something, then he will look back at you to bid again there after. Listen very carefully to what the auctioneer says about the car being auctioned.

What will I need, to buy from auction?
A deposit is required immediately on the fall of the hammer, and full payment is then to be made by 12 midday of the following working day, after which you may collect your vehicle.

What is a provisional Sale?
A provisional sale is the last bid taken that is below the reserve price. The seller is then contacted to see if the bid is acceptable.

What is, and why do I pay a buyers fee?
A buyers fee is charged in order to cover the buyer from the vehicle having any outstanding H.P. Charges, or in the unlikely event that the vehicle has been as insurance total loss or has been stolen.

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