Frequently Asked Questions at Maryland Public Auto Auctions
We know not everyone is comfortable with the auction scene, so here are a few frequently asked questions that might make you feel at ease. First off you'll need to know how to get here, so we have included directions. If these questions don't answer what plagues you feel free to call us at 410-272-6644, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, for more information on buying cars at public auto auctions visit our How To Buy page. Don't forget we have an auction helper and a 24-hour guarantee on the engines and transmissions of every vehicle we sell.DIRECTIONS:
FROM BALTIMORE :
Take 95 North. Exit #80
Make a right at the top of the exit ramp. Go approximately 2 miles. Dead ends at Rte 40. Make a right.
Auction is approximately two miles on the left. Look for the American flags! You can't miss us!
PHONE # 410-272-6644
FAX # 410-272-4414
Q: What do I need to register?
A: You must present a valid driver's license or government issued photo ID to be able to register. There is a $300 registration fee. We accept Cash as well as Debit and Credit cards. If you purchase a vehicle the $300 is applied to the purchase. If you do NOT purchase a vehicle, you receive 100% of the $300 immediately when leaving the auction!
Q: If I am not a licensed dealer can I still buy a car at your auction?
A: Yes we are open to the PUBLIC.
Q: Do you have Tag & Tile services?
A: YES, TAG & TITLE SERVICES ARE ON THE PROPERTY. Gavin’s Tag & Title is located at 1232 South Philadelphia Blvd, Building C, Aberdeen, MD 21001. Their phone number is 410-272-1120
Q: Can I test drive the cars?
A: No, you may not test drive the cars. Although you may start them up and check out the engine and accessories.
Q: When are your auctions held?
A: We have auctions every Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM and Saturday mornings at 10 AM.
Q: Are there other fees associated with buying cars?
A: YES, There are buyer's fees with every vehicle purchased.
Q: When is payment due?
A: Full payment is due the day of the sale unless prior authorization is obtained from management. We accept Cash and/or Credit and Debit cards.
Q: Can I inspect the vehicles?
A: Yes, you may arrive 90 minutes before the start of the auction to view the cars, check out the engines and accessories.
Q: Are the vehicles inspected?
A: Some are inspected and will be announced at time of sale.
Q: When do I get my title?
A: You will receive your title the day of the auction unless otherwise indicated.
Q: How long do I have to remove my car?
A: You have 48 hours to remove the vehicle after that there is a $25.00 fee per day.
Q: When is your inventory updated?
A: Our inventory is updated throughout the week with a final run list 5pm on Wednesday and again at 5pm Friday afternoon for a Saturday morning auction.
Q: How do I sell my car at auction?
A: Please have your driver's license, vehicle, clean title and keys on the auction property prior to the auction. The latest that we can accept your vehicle for sale is 2:00 PM on Wednesday for a Wednesday evening auction and 2:00 PM on Friday for Saturdays auction. The earlier you bring your vehicle, the more opportunity we have to get it on our web site as well as our other advertising! This also gives us the chance to power wash it (at no charge to you)or please bring your vehicle in clean condition so that it can bring the highest price possible at the auction!
Q: How do I buy a car at auction?
A: It takes no special skills or talents to buy a vehicle at our public auction! See a vehicle and bid on it! Our auctions are every Wednesday at 6: 30 PM and every Saturday Morning at 10 AM. The gates open 90 minutes prior to the auction so you may register and preview the cars. Remember come Rain or Shine! The auction is conducted INSIDE our 12,000 square foot facility! We offer dozens of vehicles for sale at the auction each and every week. The vast majority are in the $800 - $2,000 range. We do however have MANY that are in the $2,000 - $7,000 range each week! Remember, the prices you can expect to pay are WHOLESALE! This is an auction!
The keys will be in the vehicles so that you may start them up, hear the engine and try the accessories, etc.
Make a note of the vehicles you would like to bid on.