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How can I find out how much my car was for at auction?

How can I find out how much my car was for at auction?

How to Find Out What a Car Sold for at an Auction

  1. Check the auction house’s website. Many auction houses list the selling price of vehicles from previous auctions.
  2. Call the auction that handled the sale of the vehicle. Most auction houses will tell you the amount the vehicle sold for. Sign up to receive newsletters.

How do I find the invoice price on a VIN number?

How to Find a Dealer Invoice with a VIN Number

  1. Step 1: Contact a Local Dealership. You can use a service like CarsDirect to be put in touch with local dealerships.
  2. Step 2: Research the Options and Packages on the Vehicle. Calculating the invoice price manually is easy.
  3. Step 3: Calculate the Invoice Price.
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What is the TMV of a car?

Edmunds True Market Value, or TMV, is a pricing system that helps you determine the average transaction price — or what others are paying — for new or used vehicles in your area so that you can begin your negotiations with a fair price in mind.

How do you calculate dealer margin?

(A margin is sometimes also referred to as “markup percentage.”) For example, let’s say you sell swimsuits. If you pay $25 for each swimsuit you buy and you sell them for $50 each, your retail margin per suit is $25, or 50\%.

How much do dealers pay for cars at auctions?

The price dealers pay for cars at auction varies with the age and model of the vehicle, the level of repair required before retail and the type of auction where it is sold. As a dealer, if you buy a car at an informal, or back street, auction, prices start as low as $300, with cars rarely rising above $3,500.

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How do I find out how much a dealer paid?

The easiest way to figure out how much a dealer has paid for a car is to look up the current auto auction data from around the country. This method gets you the most accurate and real world value that “The Dealers” are currently placing on the vehicle that you are interested in buying.

How to buy a car at the same price as dealer?

If you would like to buy the car at the same price as dealers, you should consider buying a car from online auction sites like Auto Auction Mall. You will save the mark-up usually added by dealers to represent their profit.

What should I look for when buying a car at auction?

If you are buying a car at a formal auction, remember to make allowances for mileage and to view the engine when it is cold. Take an experienced mechanic or dealer with you to gauge the quality and potential of the vehicle. At formal car auctions every car has a title guarantee.