If this is your first time at the auction, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. In order to understand what you should know before you start bidding ,we have put together a few of the most commonly asked questions. We are sure this information will help make your experience a very positive one and something to tell your friends about..
much does it cost to register?
Where do the vehicles come from?
Can you view the vehicles before bidding?
Can I change my mind after purchasing a vehicle?
What costs are associated with the transaction?
What type of payment do you take?
Explain what happens on the pruchase of a repossession?
What is a reserve bid?
Are all of the vehicles saftied?
Are the vehicles free and clear of leins?
When are the auctions held?
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There is no fee to register, however, should you be the highest bidder on a vehicle there is a 300.00 non refundable deposit that has to be paid immediately upon you being the successful bidder. If you should purchase two vehicles, a deposit is required on both.
We have a wide variety of private consignments, dealer, City of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro, Crown Asset, and repossessions from all the major banks, credit unions, and trustees.
Yes, We have viewing of the vehicles from 8:a.m.- 6:00 p.m Friday for our Saturday sales and 8:00 a.m. to Sale time (6:00 p.m. ) on Wednesday for our Wednesday evening sales.
NO, Once you have registered and received a bid card and are the successful bidder on a vehicle you are legally bound to purchase it.
The deposit can be paid for by Cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Interac. The balance must be paid for by the close of the next business day. Certified Cheques or Bank Drafts are acceptable. We do not accept personal checks or Credit Cards for full payment
If you are the highest bidder on a repossession we require a 300.00 deposit from you. The Offers are submitted to the bank the next business day for approval. If your bid is accepted we expect you to pay for the vehicle when it is accepted. However at times your bid is not quite what the bank had for the reserve price so some negotiating on both parties behalfs is sometimes required to consummate the deal.
It is the price that Our Customer or Fiancial Institution would like to see for their vehicle, but please keep in mind this may not always be a true indicator of what the vehicle will eventually sell for.
Cars at the auction can be sold a number of ways when it comes to safeties
Sold with no safety:
A vehicle sold with no safety will require a passed vehicle inspection (safety) in order to be registered.
Sold with inspection only :
All repairs listed on the vehicle certificate of inspection will have to be repaired and then the vehicle will have to be brought back for re-inspection to the station that originally did the inspection. If it passes re-inspection a safety will be issued.
Sold with safety:
Vehicles sold with a safety certificate may be registered immediately with out requiring any other inspections .
Sold with a transferable safety :
A vehicle may be sold with a transferable safety. This means that in order to register the vehicle there is no need to re-safety the vehicle as MPI will accept the safety they have on file. This does not mean however that the vehicle is safe and it still may need repairs, it just means that the safety is transferable.
What happens if there are issues with the safety ?
The Province of Manitoba Highways and Government Services Dept issue Manitoba Safeties. They are
Issued through Certified Government Inspection Stations and done by Certified Technicians.
Under no Circumstances will Associated Auto Auction Ltd. Get involved with disputes arising from safety
Related issues . If you do experience a problem with a safety issue we suggest you follow these steps.
Cars sold with a current passed Vehicle Certificate of Inspection
1. Contact the owner of the Vehicle. You will find the owner’s name in the top left-hand box on your bill of sale.
2. Contact the issuing Inspection Station their number is located on the safety
3. If you still have not received satisfaction Contact Vehicle Standards @ 985-0920
1. Contact the owner of the Vehicle. You will find the owners name in the top-left hand
Box on your bill of sale. By Law a Manitoba Dealer is Responsible for the safety of their Vehicles.
2. If you receive no satisfaction contact Dealer Licensing @ 985-0920 or 985-0937
Cars sold with a Transferable Safety
Under Current legislation safeties are good for a period of one year after issue and are
Transferable between private individuals. Unfortunately vehicles sold with a
Transferable Safety may have safety items that need repair.
You will be responsible for any of those repairs.
We offer a Weekly Public Auction year round on Saturdays Sept to May at 10.A.M. and Wednesday evenings May Through August at 6 P.M. for the summer.
We at Associated Auto Auction want to make your Auction experience a pleasant and satisfying experience. If you have any further Questions that may have not been answered in this pamphlet please see our staff in the office and we would be more than pleased to accommodate you any way we can.