Top 5 Clean Title, “Buy It Now” Auction Vehicles at Copart Somerville, New Jersey

Clean, cheap and efficient. Sometimes, that’s all you can ever hope and want for.

Luckily, Copart’s Somerville location in New Jersey is offering clean titles that you can buy now with our “Buy It Now” option. Somerville is looking to clean house on select clean titles — and fast.

Here are five of the top clean title vehicles from Copart’s Somerville location:

1. 2003 Honda Civic

You can never go wrong with a 2003 Honda Civic. With 108,000 miles on the odometer and valued at $6,000, this vehicle can be all yours for a Buy It Now price of just $675. You may need to change the front bumper though — it sustained a few scrapes from its previous owner.

2. 2001 Honda Civic

Civic, back to back! This 2001 Honda is priced to buy now at $600, with 146,000 miles on the odometer and valued at $4,500. It has a few dents and scratches around its hull, but it’s nothing that you can’t take care of yourself! After all, we recently posted a guide on how to get those dents out of your dream car.

3. 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

nj-1This blue Chevrolet Malibu has the ride and the miles to match its Buy It Now price of $700. With 160,000 miles on the odometer and valued at $8,500, this sweetie is a solid choice if you’re looking to hit the road with compactness in mind.

4. 2003 Jeep Liberty

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vehicle purchasing. This black Jeep Liberty has the miles and the tires to pack quite a punch. With over 165,000 miles on its odometer, this Jeep is valued at $7,000, but your Buy It Now price is only $800.

5. 2007 Toyota Sienna

A high quality vehicle from start to finish, this 2007 Toyota Sienna is one of the best-looking vehicles in Somerville’s selection. The pristine ride comes at a cost, however: it has over 500,000 miles on its odometer and its Buy It Now price is $2,200. Its market value is based at $11,500, though, so if you have the money, this ride may provide the best bang for your buck.

Want to see what else our Somerville, New Jersey location has to offer? Find out here.

5 Quick Tips for Auto Auction Success

Are you new to the world of auto auctions? If so, welcome to the club! Auto auctions share similarities with other auctions, so you probably already have a basic understanding of how they work. To go a little deeper into this industry, however, here are 5 quick tips for auto auction success:

  1. Learn as much as you can about the auto auction company you’ll be using. After registering for membership with the salvage auto auction of your choice, browse any FAQs or tutorial videos you can find. Familiarize yourself with the whole bidding process, from pre-auction (what to submit before bidding, as well as how to bid), to post-auction (paying for and picking up your vehicles). Becoming educated about how salvage auto auctions work will dramatically improve your buying experience.
  1. Understand the business license versus public buying process. State laws restrict the purchase of certain vehicles, by title type and vehicle type, according to your business license status. If you have business licenses, you can submit copies of them directly to your preferred auto auction company. If you’re a public buyer without business licenses, you’re still in luck. You can bid on vehicles that don’t require business licenses, or you can bid with the help of a third-party Broker. Get help with business licensing here.
  1. Take advantage of auto auctions’ website features. It’s in the best interest of auto auction companies to give their customers helpful online tools to ease the bidding and buying process. Copart, for instance, provides Members Saved Searches, Watchlists and Vehicle Alerts, along with mobile apps to give you the freedom to bid and buy wherever you are.
  1. Research, preview and inspect vehicles of interest. Use every available resource at your disposal to investigate, prior to auction, the vehicles you’re thinking about bidding on. At Copart, that means subscribing to, or purchasing, vehicle reports like AutoCheck, Market Guides and EpicVin. It also means previewing vehicles in person or at least hiring an inspector who can check out the vehicles on your behalf. Learn more here about what you can do to prepare for a salvage auto auction.
  2. Follow your favorite auto auction companies on social media. Like most businesses, salvage auto auctions are active on social media, where they update their members, customers, followers and fans about everything from auction time changes to the openings of new locations. To stay up-to-date on all things Copart, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Whether you use Copart to purchase your next vehicle, or you go through a different source, getting acquainted with auto auctions in general will set you up for success down the road.

It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day!

Collector Car Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on July 8th. What better day than today to show your appreciation by getting your hands on a new-to-you classic car!

Whether you’re a long-time classic car lover or you’re just getting into the classic car scene, Copart has you covered if you’re looking for a vintage beauty. In fact, we have some gorgeous vehicles going up for auction next week.

Take a peek at these classic and collector cars:

1940 buick special1940 Buick Special
Lot #: 22780316, Location: MA – South Boston, Sale Date: Mon., July 11

1973 Dodge Challenger1973 Dodge Challenger
Lot #: 28254476, Location: WA – Graham, Sale Date: Tue., July 12

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Lot #: 18413846, Location: NY – Long Island, Sale Date: Wed., July 13

1957 Chev Bel Air1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Lot #: 27090146, Location: CA – Van Nuys, Sale Date: Fri., July 15

1964 Chev Impala 1964 Chevrolet Impala
Lot #: 25051566, Location: CA – Van Nuys, Sale Date: Fri., July 15

1965 Ford  Mustang1965 Ford Mustang
Lot #: 25682546, Location: CA – Van Nuys, Sale Date: Fri., July 15

Did none of these catch your eye or strike your fancy? View all classic cars at Copart, and choose your favorite to bid on! We typically have over 1,500 classic cars for sale at any given time.

In honor of Labor Day, we’ve adjusted our sales times for all auctions regularly scheduled for Monday, September 2nd.  Here are the new sales times for the following facilities:

Labor Day Auction Schedule Change

For a complete sales list, click HERE!

VB2 Member Benefits

VB2, virtual bidding second generation, is Copart’s patented auction technology.  With VB2, members can bid virtually from anywhere in the world.

Members can place prebids prior to a live auction. If they are the highest prebidder, VB2 will bid for them up to the specified amount during the live auction. This allows member with the highest prebid to participate even if they do not attend the virtual live auction.

If your prebid wasn’t the highest there is no need to worry. You can still bid on your item during live bidding through our virtual auction.  Bids can be placed during the sale on your computer or mobile device it’s fast and easy!

At the end of an auction, VB2 allows members to negotiate with the seller if the minimum has not been met!  If the seller is watching the live auction, and decides to negotiate after bidding is over; a window on the bottom of the page will open with the sellers counter bid.   Buyers can decide to accept the offer, counter offer, or stick with their current bid and see if the seller accepts it.

VB2 provides a fast and efficient way to bid on Copart Vehicles in real-time. Check out a VB2 auction today at Copart.com or by downloading our App on your mobile device!   or by downloading our App on your mobile device!

Buying Power

What happens when you realize that you don’t have enough Buying Power to bid on the vehicles you want?  If you are just starting out in the online  auction world, you may have thought about this once or twice. But no need to fear. Copart is here to walk you through the process.

Buying power is a Copart term that refers to the maximum amount a member can bid on an item. Newly registered Copart Members are able to bid on one vehicle up to $1,000, without putting a deposit down – this is their buying power. 7-10-2013 8-45-17 AM

To bid more than $1,000 or on multiple vehicles, buying power will need to be increased.   Basic Members can increase their buying power by either:

  • Providing a deposit equal to 10% of the desired maximum bid amount.
  • Upgrading to Premier Membership for substantial buying power.

Many Copart buyers opt for Premier Membership. For an initial $200 registration fee, a one-time fully refundable $400 deposit and copies of all current licenses (if applicable), Members can enjoy a convenient membership plan. The Premier Membership includes annual renewal, discounted buyer fees, extensive buying power without adding additional deposits and the ability to add up to three additional users to the account for free.

Provide a deposit equal to 10% of your desired maximum bid or upgrade to premier membership and never miss out on the vehicles you want because of buying power again! Click here to learn more.

More information about Buying Power and Premier Membership may be found in Copart’s Member Terms and Conditions.

To celebrate the Fourth of July, I have pulled some great Red, White, and Blue vehicles going up for auction in the next few days! Check out these Independence Day finds:

Lot # 15276913 – 2010 Cadillac STS

Sale Date: 07/08/2013

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Lol #15276913 - 2013 Cadi STS

Lot # 16985633 –  2006 Jeep Commander

Sale Date: 07/05/2013

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Lot # 18605833 –  2012 Ford Focus Tita

Sale Date: 07/09/2013

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For more Independence Day themed vehicles follow these links: Red , White, and Blue.  Is your vehicle red, white or blue? Send us a picture!

In celebration of Independence Day, we’ve adjusted our sale times for all auctions regularly scheduled for Thursday, July 4th. Here are our new sale times for the following facilities:

Facility Regular Schedule Holiday Schedule
3 – Hayward, CA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
4 – Fresno, CA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
7 – San Bernardino, CA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
17 – Kansas City, KS Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
22 – Memphis, TN Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
24 – Newburgh, NY Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
28 – Pittsburgh North, PA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
36 – Chicago North, IL Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
55 – Orlando, FL Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
57 – Las Vegas, NV Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
62 – Austin, TX Thursday, 7/4/13 Friday, 7/5/13
70 – West Palm Beach, FL Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
72 – Boise, ID Thursday, 7/4/13 Friday, 7/5/13
74 – San Antonio, TX Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
75 – Albuquerque, NM Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
76 – Harrisburg, PA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
84 – Shreveport, LA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
89 – Charleston, WV Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
90 – Lyman, ME Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
98 – Ft. Worth, TX Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
100 – Reno, NV Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
129 – Altoona, PA Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
143 – Louisville, KY Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13
145 – Montgomery, AL Thursday, 7/4/13 Wednesday, 7/3/13

Dealers: Keeping inventory at a profitable level

 

Inventory is a magical word for auto dealers. Too much inventory creates a drain on the business finances. Too little inventory results in frustrated customers who can’t find what they want to buy. When it comes to used vehicle inventory on the lot, auto dealers can often experience high fluctuation, resulting in the need to sell or purchase more used vehicles quickly.

This is where Copart comes in handy.

Selling Inventory: Dealers who have a high number of used vehicles on the lot can sell those vehicles through the online auto auction quickly, making space on the lot for different vehicles and freeing up some of the business cash for other expenditures.

Buying Inventory:Dealers who have had strong used car sales, and are in need of additional inventory, can find used cars to buy via Copart.com.. There is a comprehensive selection available to search including, SUVs, trucks, Eco-friendly automobiles and more! Just place a bid on the vehicles you need to flesh out your in-house inventory

Register to be a Copart Member and you just may be able to improve your inventory in no time!

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