Used School Buses For Sale

What You Need to Know About Used School Buses for Sale and Where to Find Them

Are you looking for a used school bus for sale? Do you know that going to an auto auction could be your smartest move yet? Aside from getting all the bells and whistles of a fantastic school bus, you could score the deal of a lifetime if you participate in a school bus auction!

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A Parents’ Handbook: Best Used Cars for Teens and Where to Find Them

One of the biggest challenges that every parent must eventually face is learning how to look for the best used cars for teens and where to find them. With so many options on the market, it can be quite difficult to single out the most fitting secondhand car for your kid. Lucky for you, we’ve made a list that highlights the best used cars for teens and where to find them!
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Repo Car Auctions: Where To Find Reliable and Cheap Cars

If you’re interested in purchasing a new car at a used car price, then participating in repo car auctions is your best move.

When folks purchase a car with financing and they default on that loan, the creditor is granted the legal right to repossess the purchased car without notice. Rules on repossession vary from state to state, but the usual causes for repossession is the buyer’s failure to maintain car insurance or the buyer missing loan payments.

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5 Tips for Bidding at Boat Auctions

Have you ever thought of participating in boat auctions? Looking to find a big bargain on a used boat? Try Capital Auto Auction’s boat auctions. If you’re willing to take a chance, you can find your next for a price that’s hard to beat.

Buying a boat isn’t something that any wise buyer should rush into. Before you get way too ahead of yourself and bid on blind impulse, take the time to learn a few top tips from experienced bidders. Follow the steps outlines below and you’re guaranteed to find your watercraft vessel of choice.

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The Car Auction Guide for First-Time Bidders

Whether you’re shopping for your first car or your third, buying at a car auction for the first time can be daunting, sometimes even overwhelming as it’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. Not to worry. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Why It Makes Sense to Purchase a Vehicle with Your Tax Return

When you’re debating on ways to spend the money you got from your tax refund, it’s always a good move to explore the reasons why it makes sense to purchase a vehicle with your tax return. After doing all you can to maximize tax deduction opportunities, and responsibly filing your taxes ahead of time, you’re finally ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Continue reading →

Public Auto Auctions: Top 3 Tips for New Auction Bidders

It’s your first time to participate in a public auto auction and you can hardly sit still out of sheer excitement. After all, it’s not every day that you’d get to have an opportunity to buy an awesome used car at a price that’s just too good to be true. You can’t wait to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars, on a diamond in the rough at your first public auto auction adventure.

Before you get too caught up with eagerness and anticipation, hold your horses! Unless you want to take home a beater car, make sure that you’ve done your homework and followed these car auction tips, so you come to the public auto auction prepared.

Remember to Do These 3 Important Things Before Bidding At An Auto Auction:

       1.     Ask questions ahead of time.

Before the auction date rolls around, stop by the auction to get the feel of how everything works there. Talk to the auctioneers, to the employees, to experienced buyers. Ask questions that help give you valuable insight on how things work.

If you want to know more about either the public auto auction industry or the particular public auto auction house that you plan to visit, take the time do your own research. Find out how the auction works, where the auctioned cars come from, and other frequently asked questions. This will help you gain a bigger perspective and a deeper appreciation for your very first public auto auction.

        2 .    Get there early.

Always remember that even at auto auctions, the early bird gets the worm – or in this case, scores the biggest win. If you get to the auction house early, you’ll get a good parking spot.

Probably the most important reason for getting to the public auto auction early would be to have plenty of time to inspect the vehicles you’re interested in prior to the actual auction. Look under the hood, check out the inside, inspect the tires. Ask employees about the vehicle. Ask them if they have any tips on bidding. In these types of cases, more information is better than less.

         3.     Do the math.

Before you even step into the public auto auction building, have a budget range in mind. It is important to stick to this budget range and control the urge to engage in bidding wars. Remember that your goal is to purchase a used car at a price that’s not only below its market value, but also a price that you feel comfortable paying.

There’s nothing worse than paying more for a vehicle than you should. To keep this from happening, do you research, keep a level head, and know when to walk away from a vehicle.

Check out the Kelly Blue Book value of the vehicles you’re interested in and find out what your vehicle’s worth. If you have an idea of the car’s wholesale and retail price, this knowledge will definitely keep you from falling into the trap of overbidding.

Make Your First Public Auto Auction an Unforgettable Experience

Participating in a public auto auction is undoubtedly one of the most interesting experiences any person could have. Nothing could compare to the rush of adrenaline you feel and the intense electricity in the air, as the bidding starts.

So make sure to do your research, ask questions, come up with a budget ahead of time, and get to the public auto auction early! Check out Capital Auto Auction’s inventory to find the best deals for the best vehicles in the market!

How To Bid At A Car Auction Like a Dealer

In the world of auto auctions, there are two main types of auctions – ones that are open to the public and dealers or ones that are open to dealers only. It’s important to know the difference between public auto auctions and dealer-only wholesale auctions before getting started. To get the best vehicle you possibly can at an auto auction, the key is to learn how to bid on a car like a professional car dealer would.

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Camper or RV at a Public Auto Auction

If you’re thinking about bidding on a camper or Recreational Vehicle at a public auto auction, it’s always best if you come armed with a plan. Before the auction date, research information about the particular auction as well as the type of RV you’re considering purchasing.
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Top 4 Reasons Why Used Cars are Better Than New Cars

Thinking about buying a car, but not sure if you should buy used or new? Check out Capital Auto Auction inventory for a wide range of vehicles of all makes and models.

Cars sold at an auction are typically preowned and priced for far less than a brand new vehicle. This is great news for people for people like you and me who are trying to work within a budget.

Buying a used car is probably the best decision you’ll ever make and here are the top reasons why.

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