Internet Auto Auction

Means the Motor & Transmission is in good working order & will not need to be completely replaced. All Cars Are Green Light! Other Auctions usually sell cars only AS IS Red Light, but even Auctions who offer a Guarantee give you usually an hour or two to report a motor or transmission complete replacement. In fact when we first started we had an hour time frame, but now we have added even more time. This is one of a kind in the Auction industry and is offered to you in an effort to give our customers as much time as possible in an Auction format to. For example, on a Saturday Auction purchase you have until Tuesday 10:00 AMto report any motor or transmission complete replacement issue. We hope if you are considering buying at an Auction you understand for an Auction house this time period for returns is almost unheard of in the industry and we are happy to be trail blazer. Green Light does not mean a car will pass inspection as we do not guarantee this. After all if a simple brake light is out, which is just a bulb replacement for a few dollars, your car would not pass inspection. What we do guarantee is the most important part, that all these cars are running and driving and the Motor & Transmission is in good working order & will not need to be completely replaced. Full refunds will be issued for valid arbitration claims that are reported within the correct time frame by notifying us via email car or fax .

No: We do not sell Salvage or Flood Cars. When vehicles come in we require a title to be provided and we check over the branding of that title. As a result we do not allow sellers to bring Salvage or Flood titled cars.

We place this on multiple pages on our site in an effort to help educate all our customers.

If this is your first time buying a car at Auction please pause and imagine yourself buying like a Dealer. The excitement of bidding in the crowd combined with lower prices than anywhere else saving you thousands off the retail price. Of course after you purchase a vehicle it will be time to fix some items; so its best to have some money set aside for the fixes. Yes, it is possible that you could get lucky and win a vehicle at Auction that is near perfect without having to put any money into it except maybe a couple hundred dollars. We have learned this over the years when returning customers have come back to share their personal experiences with us.However, it is always best no matter how great a vehicle seems to be that you understand these vehicles usually need fixes that average $300 – $1000 for general sedans (such as like Hondas, Dodge, Fords, Chevy, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Scion Toyota ect). In addition to this, expect to be double the average of general sedans when you win any Truck, SUV CUV or high end luxury vehicles (Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac,Land Rover, Lexus, Infiniti, Jaguar, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo ect). Land Rover is $1,800 to over $3,000. This is due mainly to cost of parts and the time of labor.For example, four new ties on a Honda Civic may only cost $400, but on a Ford F-150 four new tires will be $800. Another example, is if a check engine light comes on and the vehicle has something common such as a evap code. If you have a Chevy sedan this should be a simple fix that will only be $50-$100. However, if you have a Mercedes with the same evap code will be a more intricate fix that is $300-$500. So it is important to take into consideration what kind of vehicle you are purchasing for fixes before you bid. Regardless, if you utilize this average range above and understand that this is normal when buying Green Light Cars you can plan ahead.

When you place a proxy bid on an item prior to the sale going live, your bid is recorded and stored in the Proxibid database. If your proxy bid is outbid by another bidder, our dynamic auction system automatically notifies you via e-mail that you are no longer in the lead for the item being sold. The e-mail will include a hyperlink to take you directly to the lot in question and allow you to quickly submit another bid for that particular lot.

No: we do not issue temp plates. Once you win the car we will give you the keys, title and bill of sale. At that point the car is your to do with as you please. You are responsible for supply your own plates or having it delivered to your home/destination through a transportation/tow company/uhaul/trailer.

No: All we are concerned about is that the motor and transmission does not need to be completely replaced. Any other components with a car are your responsibility. We do not list out any mechanical issues with the cars such as check engine lights, brakes, suspension, windows needing repair or any componets as we cannot be responsible for missing or miss diagnosing anything beyond what our Green Light guarantee is. The important thing to know is that the motor and transmission is not in need of replacement and this is the most expensive job on a car and you are protected provided you follow our policy time line as stated above. No exceptions. So please feel free to come in person to Salem NH and evaluate the car prior to the Auction on Starting July 9th Saturday 8:30 AM. We provide this time so that you can get the keys and check over the cars and encourage you to bring whatever tools or people with the know how to help you if you are new to this process. What the Auction will do is make sure that the motor or transmission will not need to be completely replaced any other issues are your responsibility. If you choose not to come in person and you are buying a car online BUYER BEWARE! As this is a Auction not a Dealership.

Yes, and if a Light is not displayed at the Auction as you drive the car Check Engine Lights can come on. Check engine lights can range from meaning the car needs to have very minor fixes such as a gas cap tightened or that the car has the wrong grade of gasoline in it. For example, you cannot put Regular Grade Gasoline in a BMW that requires Premium Gasoline, this will result in a check engine light and is common when cars are traded in and brought to Auctions. Check engine lights can be on for other minor fixes as well such as evap leaks, 02 sensors or Cylinder Misfires. Check Engine Lights can also be on for more moderate costs such as Cylinder Miss or Cam related Variables in the motor that need to be fixed, but do not require a replacement. OUR AUCTION DOES NOT RESET CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS and we have no control over the previous owners actions. We do our best to scan cars to see if any codes are viewable to make sure they are not codes that mean the motor or transmission needs to be completely replaced. It is your responsibility to have your car diagnosed within the arbitration time period to avoid any circumstances that would mean the car need a motor or transmission replacement. We recommend to drive your car 50-100 miles within the arbitration period in order to cycle the cars computers for best results. We get into detail of this subject on many pages on our site including this page below in an effort to help those who may try to ignore obvious responsibilities that come with purchasing a used car at an Auction have the opportunity to read this on many pages on our site before bidding.

When you cannot attend an auction in personor simply do not have an opportunity to bid live using your computeryou may leave a proxy bid via our dynamic auction system. Your bid is automatically represented up to your maximum bid amount, using increments that the auctioneer has set prior to the live auction. Your anonymity and security are assured. Our auto-bid feature is a convenient way to submit your proxy bids once the auction has been posted live for previewing.

What is your Auction Check in Process?

Yes: All cars come with titles unless noted in the description of the car.

Our primary concern is that the motor or transmission does not need to be completely replaced.Auctions are not for everyone. You need to take this into consideration and understand cars range from poor to great. Coming in person is a key component to assisting you in knowing the difference from one car to another. Relying on Online pictures and our desperations is not a realistic way to expect a very good car. However, coming in person and testing a car before hand is.We guarantee that the Motor & Transmission is in good working order & will not need to be completely replaced so long as you report it properly within the time to arbitrate a car which is for purchase Saturday purchases until Tuesday at 10:30am, no exceptions. We want to be clear and upfront with you and that is why you will find this information on many of our web pages for all to see.

Cars are delivered by sellers on huge transportation trucks everyday. Sometime we can get as many as 100 cars dropped off in one day. These cars are then put into a check in line where we run the cars for a period to see if they over heat or any major issues occur with the motor while running. Next we drive the cars on our 11 acer site to do a simple check that the transmission and motor does not need to be completely replaced(Please note we cannot get cars up to highway speeds on the property so we cannot check for gears higher than 4). All other components of the car are not taken into consideration as that is on the purchaser. Then the car is deemed green light or rejected. The green light then goes in line for Five pictures to be taken. Do to the fact we have some many cars moving in and out of the Auction per week their is not enough personnel to take more than four exterior pics and one interior pic as well as describe every car. As a result you will see the exact same pics on every car from very similar angles and a automated computer description online. In no way shape or form will take a photo to hide a issue or intentionally not point out a major dent of damage on a car we have described, in fact it is just the opposite. We want you to come in person and see the car right up close before you bid to make sure you know what you are buying.

You can participate in the public auction from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere in the world! All bids are relayed over the Internet in real time, allowing you to bid with the same confidence as if you were attending the live auction.

Internet Auto Auction

BLUE LIGHT:Vehicle Title is not present and will be brought to Auction by the time announced by the auctioneer. as-is.

As a Proxibid customer, you can use your computer to participate in an auction from the comfort of your home or office. All bids are relayed over the Internet in real time, allowing you to bid with the same confidence as if you were attending the live auction.

We have had hundreds of different sellers over the years who usually sell cars wholesale between 30%-60% off the Kelly Blue Book price. Please note this is a consignment Auction and unless otherwise noted all sellers who bring cars to the Auction have the right to set a reserve price on any cars that go through our Auction. The reserve price is the price that a seller indicates to the Auctioneer they want to get in order to sell the car. This reserve price is given to the Auctioneer just at the moment the car is under the lights and ready to be bid on by you. At that point the Auctioneer will ask the audience what they want to pay and it is up to the seller to accept a bidders offer or decline. Sellers can also sell cars with No Reserve as well.Due to Privacy Policy we do not issue sellers personal information.

Monday – Fridays around 6-8pm. We do a upload of all the new cars at the end of the work day that passed the green light check. Then an update goes out and our site shows the new inventory around 6pm. Sometime we do a quick update at 1pm, but its not always a guarantee as it dependant on how many cars we are receiving.


The Auction does not input any of the values manually as this is a service that Kelly Blue Book Generates automatically and is posted by a Kelly Blue Book Service Company Machine we use to scan the VINs directly off the cars and onto the website. its fantastic and really helps you see what a cars potential value can be. Kelly Blue Book provides you with the Value of the Car on a Retail Dealership in Excellent Condition Price. When you look at this price please understand that you need to fix the cars up to have them worth this value, but they all have this potential and it is wonderful to know just how much they could potentially be worth. Also please understand that sometimes the Kelly Blue Book Prices can be wrong and not 100% accurate depending on a number of circumstances, such as zip code, time of the year or recent press and news coming out about a car. So we always recommend doing your own Kelly Blue Book price estimates to be best informed as well as view how much a comparable car is being sold for at other websites, such as Craigslist, Autotrader and for example.

Its safe to say that customers who follow these suggestions have a great advantage. This is the key to what a dealer does to be successful. You research, buy low, fix the cars issues and save thousands of dollars in the process.This is your chance to turn the tables on the car dealers and stop payingthose high retail prices. You can save thousands doing it yourself or pay thousands more and have a dealer do it for you. Its your money, its your choice.

Do Green Light Cars Have Check Engine Lights?

Vehicle is being sold as-is. No warranty or guarantee on the vehicle. No refunds will be issued for any defects. We currently do not sell red light cars at our Auction.

We want all our potential customers to understand we care about you and want you to have a great experience.Part of this sentiment involves some information that will be obvious to the majority of you, but still important information before you bid.This is a consignment Auction and we do not release the sellers information due to privacy policy. As stated on our Homepage cars have reserve prices that are usually between 30-60% off the Kelly Blue Book Retail Price.If you choose to bid online or coming person and not take advantage of testing cars before Auction on our property, BUYER BEWARE! This is a Auction not a Dealership with near perfect cars. We do not guarantee or describe our cars to have or not have check engine lights or any other lights on, we do not guarantee cars will pass inspection. It is very possible that check engine lights can be on or come on when driving a car home. OUR AUCTION DOES NOT RESET CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS. However, people who own the cars prior to arriving at the Auction may do this. Regardless its important to understand that just because a check engine light is on or comes on that does not mean that the motor or transmission does not need to be replaced. HENCE EVEN IF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON IT IS STILL CONSIDERED A GREEN LIGHT CAR.If you choose to NOT drive your car within the time frame to Arbitrate the car for 50-100 miles after you have paid in full and have it diagnosed by a licensed mechanic BUYER BEWARE!

Do All Auction Cars Come with Titles?

How Much Does it usually Cost to Fix Cars Purchased?

You can now securely Bid Online for free prior to or during the public auction live. In conjunction withproxibid, you can participate in our public car auction online. Through your browser you can attend an auction and participate in the live public car auction as if you were on the auction floor in Salem, NH. To participate in our online car auction simply follow thislinkand the set-up instructions from proxibid. While online you can view the current auction catalog of cars and trucks.

We have a staffer walk around vehicles and in no particular order describe the cars physical attributes as best they can. This person in no way is responsible nor could they ever be 100% accurate do to the fact that it is their own subjective opinion of the car. They are instructed to describe any negative or positive aspects of the car they see. Sometimes they miss good things such as a SUV having a third row seat or a car that has 4 heated seats. Other times they miss the bad such as a rust spot, tear in the leather or a bunch of pet hair. Sometimes they miss that a cars body is in excellent condition and other times a car can have poor patch up jobs along the entire lower portion of the body that you cannot see online, but rather you can only see in person. As a result we want to be up front with you and have you fully understand mistakes can be made not to mention pictures never tell you all the issues with a cars exterior. So your idea of great and our describer could be different. So if you are online please note anything in the descriptions could be inaccurate and it is best to come in person if you are concerned about the condition of a car.

Yes and No: All our cars come with clean titles unless as indicated above a Yellow Light is indicated.

Important Information Before You Bid /Online.

Do You Auction Salvaged or Flood Cars?

YELLOW LIGHT:Yellow Light indicates that an important announcement regarding the vehicle is being made (ie: if the vehicle has over 200,000 miles, is a 5/6 Speed Manual Shift or special title announcements).

Although we guarantee the motor and transmission does not need to be replaced their are a wide varity of items that are not covered by this. So please come in person if you can prior to bidding and never rely 100% on the pics and a description as the end all be all when buying a used car at Auction. You need to understand their is always a risk when you are purchasing a car online that you will not be able to see in person and asking us to describe everything is not part of what we do nor is it included in the Green Light guarantee. Vehicles interiors and exteriors can range from excellent to poor and may have damage that is not noted in the description. We try our best, but this is very important for Online customers to understand that interiors and exteriors of cars vary from good to bad. It all depends on who owned the car before you. Interiors can have damage done that the picture will not show such as pet hair, odors, smoke residue, stains, water stains, rips, tears and even as extreme as a seat missing. Exteriors can have cracked windshields, bad patch up jobs, body rot and rust anywhere on the car, worn down tire tread anything is possible. Of course do not forget about the components as well its possible to have broken door locks, bad batteries, power windows or sunroofs that do not work, windshield wipers that are broken or do not work, radios missing, center consoles missing or broken, heat or ac that does not work spare tire or tire jack missing, and so on as anything and everything is possible. In addition as stated in our how much does it cost to fix the cars portion of the website where we mention check engine lights being on these cars you would also consider that the air bag light, abs light and any other lights can be on as well. So if you are concerned about any of these issues as well as others the best advice is to come in person and inspect the cars yourself as these are not guaranteed under the Green Light. Meaning all these components are your responsibility to fix after purchasing the car.

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When you place a proxy bid on an item prior to the sale going live, your bid is recorded and stored in the Proxibid database. If your proxy bid is outbid by another bidder, our dynamic auction system automatically notifies you via e-mail that you are no longer in the lead for the item being sold. The e-mail will include a hyperlink to take you directly to the lot in question and allow you to quickly submit another bid for that particular lot.

With this information you can even save more money when you come and test drive in person prior to bidding. When you test drive on our 11 Acer site you can learn so much more about the vehicle by seeing it in person. This will help you choose the price you should bid and since we have vehicles for everyones budget you will be best prepared for virtually any scenario that comes your way.

An advantage of Interstate Auto Auctions online car auction is that you can set up a maximum bid amount in advance of the auction. Your anonymity and security are assured. Simply review ouronline Saturday catalogbefore the auction. When you find a vehicle you would like to bid for online you will need to follow some simple short steps. The first is to click on the Bid Now button. Next you will see the vehicle details page with pictures and a description. After you have looked at the vehicles details you can click on the Bid Now button again. This will now send you over to the the same vehicle on proxbid. Proxibid is where you securely set-up your a proxy bid account and register for our Auction. Bidding on Proxibid will require a credit card, but you will not be charged any money to bid online.

Do You Describe The Mechanical Issues With The Cars?

Participate in our online car auction through Interstate Auto Auction andBUY LIKE THE DEALERS DO!

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