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How many vehicles have you bought at storage auctions/vehicle auctions?

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How many vehicles have you bought at storage auctions/vehicle auction?

Offline MovieMan

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I've never bought any as my requirements are that they have the keys and I can open the car with them !

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Re: How many vehicles have you bought at storage auctions/vehicle auction?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 11:55:15 AM »
Dozens.   Though most aren't really "auctions"
From car lots.   They get a trade-in they don't want.  After the back lot has a dozen or so, Wholesalers come give offer.
Sales managers will let me buy for over top offer.   

Do the auctions too but since the "cash-for-clunkers" the used car market sucks.
That whole idea might have been great for the manufacturers but a disaster for car lots in the long run.
And all us little guys were fighting for scraps......

It's coming back but not like 6-7 years ago.....

I have an advantage cause the wholesale guys want nice looking cars, can fix mechanical .
I like the trashed ones that run well.   

I got one that I literally pressure washed the INTERIOR, carpet, seats, windows....
Took a week to dry out but flipped it for $2000 profit and basically just cleaned it.

Like storage auctions, I wouldn't recommend people jumping into this to make a fast buck.
I've been detailing and doing auto body since I was 16.    Very easy to loose your a**.   
I have $25,000-$30,000 in tools, can weld, straighten frames, paint......
Basically, I can do what would cost $1000s to have done.

Tho.....for the life of me I can never figure out how brake pads go back on!   :-[

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