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June 11, 2013

How Do I Buy or Sell a Car at an eBay Auction without Being Scammed?

EBay can be a great place to purchase a great used car. It’s also known to be a place where scammers feast on novice buyers, day in and day out. The question has arisen: How do I protect myself from scammers on eBay? I’ll provide a few suggestions to help answer this question. No plan is 100% full proof, but these steps will help you sleep at night after spending large amounts of money on a new car.

A) Assure you have shipping arranged before your purchase: Before you even buy your car, know how you’ll get it from the seller’s site to your home. More than likely, your purchase will be thousands of miles away, and you must prearrange transport. Because most auctions require you to retrieve your vehicle within a limited time frame, be sure you read the fine print on the auction page.

B) Be sure to complete a Carfax before you purchase: It’s absolutely imperative that you complete a Carfax report before purchasing your vehicle. You have no idea if a car has been in a wreck, flood, fire, or other major event. While a Carfax does cost, you’re assured that you have done everything possible to protect your investment.

C) Make your payments through PayPal only: PayPal is the most secure method of payment for any online transaction you make. This company verifies banking information and insures that all parties receive a fair deal. PayPal is the suggested method of payment for eBay and other auction sites.

With these steps, you should be protected against most scammers on auction sites. Before you purchase, just be sure you complete the necessary research and follow the steps above to improve your chances of making a wise and safe purchase.  If you have had experience or  have other suggestions to avoid getting ripped off through an online auction, please feel free to comment.

April 18, 2013

Aspite Auto Auction

Aspite Auto Auction

Aspite Auto Auction

 

Information:
Aspite Auto Auction  is the most experienced auto salvage business in Philadelphia, and that’s why every major city department in Philadelphia selects Aspite Auto and Salvage to auction their surplus vehicles and heavy equipment. From the Philadelphia Gas Works to the Parking Authority to the Philadelphia Police Department, they all know that dealing with Aspite will be fast, fair, and friendly.

Because Aspite is a family-owned and not a corporate-run business, they take time with each vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck, or heavy equipment. Every vehicle, whether repossessed, damaged, donated or seized receives the same thorough inspection and honest evaluation.

Address:
7000 State Rd.
Philadelphia Pa. 19135

Phone:(215)335-4884
Fax: (215)333-7793

Website:

http://www.aspiteauto.com/index.html

Sale Day:

Every other Thursday at 2:00pm

April 17, 2013

A-1 Auto Auction

A-1 Auto Auction

A-1 Auto Auction

Information:

Come join in the excitement, and get a great deal too, at the A1 Wheels & Deals Auto Auction. A-1 Auto Auction is the only WHOLESALE auto auction in Northeast Pennsylvania that is open to the PUBLIC! Their sales take place every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:00 pm, and offer dozens of vehicles to choose from. The weekly selection includes vehicles from several area auto dealers as well as from the general public. For your best buy on your next vehicle, shop the way the dealers do…at auction! They also offer the most competitive prices for SELLING a vehicle in Northeast Pennsylvania, with the MAXIMUM cost to sell being only $50.00! You can hardly afford to advertise a vehicle in the area newspaper for that amount, and the exposure you will receive there is phenomenal!  They offer notary services for titles and tags transfered there; and during their peak seasons they offer auto insurance on site through the Tillson Insurance Agency from Selinsgrove Pennsylvania representing Allstate Insurance. They offer title security for buyers, and payment security for sellers.

Address:
5676 US Highway 15
Montgomery, PA 17752
Phone: 570-547-0869

Website:

http://a1wheelsanddeals.com/auction.html

Sale Day:

Tuesdays at 7:00pm

 

April 16, 2013

Carriage Trade Public Auto Auction

Carriage Trade Public Auto Auction

Carriage Trade Public Auto Auction

Information:

Carriage Trade sells over 30,000 cars, trucks, boats and recreational vehicles a year, which makes it one of the largest public auto auction in America.

They also offer an online auction! Every Monday at 4:30pm you can log onto their online auction site and bid on the cars you want from anywhere in the world.

Experience huge savings on the purchase of a used vehicle by joining the hundreds of thousands of previous customers at the biggest and best Public Auto Auction.

Address:
1575 Alan Wood Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Toll-free number: (800) 441-6717
Local phone number: 215-CAR-SALE (227-7253)

Website:

http://www.carriagetrade.com/Default.aspx

Sale Day:

Mondays at 5:00pm

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

April 16, 2013

Harrisburg Auto Auction

Harrisburg Auto Auction

Harrisburg Auto Auction

Information:

Their facility has six modern auction lanes, complete on-site reconditioning facilities and related services, a cafeteria with food “fit for a king,” and an on-site, fully stocked dealer accessories store. Harrisburg Auto Auction management and staff are professional and dealer friendly. They have a full-time marketing staff, professional and fair arbitration personnel, and the best automobile auctioneers in the country. Harrisburg Auto Auction is truly “the auction designed with the dealers in mind.”

They have a dealer dividend program, cash drawings after every sale, insured and bonded checks and titles, floor plan programs, a “Select Service” program with prompt pick-up and delivery of vehicles.

Address:
1100 South York Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Ph: 717-697-2222
Fax: 717-697-2234

Website:

http://www.harrisburgautoauction.com/

Sale Day:

Thursdays at 9:00am

Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:30 – 4:30

Tuesday 8:30 – 4:30

Wednesday 8:30 – 5:00

Thursday 7:30 – 6:00

Friday 8:30 – 4:00

April 15, 2013

Capital Auto Auction

Capital Auto Auction

Capital Auto Auction

Information:

They have vehicles for every budget and need – from family mini-vans, to sports cars, to the occasional boat, camper, and motorcycle. The selection varies from week to week, but there are always good, clean, used cars at excellent prices. Capital Auto Auction sells vehicles that are auctioned off by our professional independent auctioneers.

They also take vehicles on consignment. They do the advertising, show it off, and take the phone calls!  If there is ever a problem with a sale,  Capital Auto Auction will do everything possible, and fair, to satisfy both the buyer and the seller.

Capital Auto Auction is a public car auction…Everyone is welcome.

Website:

http://www.capitalautoauction.com/CAAWebApp/Pages/Default.aspx

Address:
5135 Bleigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Phone:

Phone: (215) 332-2515
Fax: (215) 332-2534

Sale Day:
Live/Drive:
Wednesdays 5:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am
Online:
Every Wednesday 3:00pm
Every Saturday 4:00pm

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Closed Sunday/Monday

April 15, 2013

Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction

Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction

 

Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction

Information:

Family owned and operated since 1987, Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction is currently in their 25th year of business. Grant Miller, President/ C.E.O. of CPAA maintains “Customer Service Is Our Top Priority” servicing Dealers, Financial Institutions, and Fleet-Lease Accounts the way they would like to be treated is what their auction is all about. Everyone is treated in the same manner. The personal individualized attention one receives from the time they walk through the door at CPAA makes their auction unique in this competitive industry.

Address:
41 Airstrip Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Website:

http://www.cpaautoauction.com/

Sale Day:
650-750 units every Thursday at 10:00AM, including 50-75 Off Lease, Daily Rentals and Bank Repossessions as well as a monthly Utility Vehicle Auction held every third Thursday with a 8:00AM start time.