FAQ for Sellers2023-06-30T18:39:46-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions for Sellers

Can I edit my auction once it’s live?2023-06-30T18:33:27-04:00

You can’t edit your auction yourself – but throughout the duration of your auction, you’ll be in touch with Big Rim Auctions. If you need to edit your auction, just reach out and let us know what you need to have changed.

Can I put a reserve price on my auction?2023-06-30T18:34:41-04:00

Yes, we offer sellers the choice between a “reserve” and a “no reserve” auction. A “reserve” is a minimum price that a seller is willing to accept for a car, which is unknown to buyers during the auction. A “no reserve” auction has no minimum price, meaning the car will sell for the amount of the high bid.
If you choose a reserve auction, we will ask you to suggest a reserve price – but we may ask for a lower one before we’re willing to list the car for sale. If we can’t agree on a reserve price, no hard feelings – of course, you’re free to sell the car elsewhere.
If you decide later that you want to adjust your reserve, you can lower it at any point during the auction. Simply get in touch with us.

Can I schedule when my car’s auction starts?2023-06-30T18:31:17-04:00

Yes, you can specify a date when you submit your listing for review. If you’d prefer a certain start date, or if you’d prefer if your auction wasn’t live during a certain week (for example, due to a vacation or business trip), let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Can I sell a vehicle if I live in Puerto Rico?2023-06-30T18:25:10-04:00

Currently, Big Rim Auctions does not offer vehicles for sale in Puerto Rico, but we may expand to vehicles here in the future.

Can I sell a vehicle if I live outside of the United States or Canada?2023-06-30T18:24:41-04:00

Currently, Big Rim Auctions only offers vehicles for sale located in the US and Canada. We may look into adding international sellers in the future, so please check back often!

Do I need a Bill of Sale?2023-06-30T18:50:22-04:00

We always recommend drafting up a Bill of Sale that describes the Make/Model/VIN of the vehicle being sold, the purchase price, and the terms of the transaction (ie date(s), if any additional items come with the car, etc.). Both the buyer and seller should sign and date the Bill of Sale and each should keep a copy for their records.
Your state’s DMV website may have vehicle Bill of Sale templates. Additionally, we recommend a simple and free service such as https://eforms.com/bill-of-sale/.

How do I contact you about my listing?2023-06-30T18:29:58-04:00

You can call or email us after you submit your car. We strive to respond to messages as quickly as possible, and always within one business day.

To request cancellation of your listing, look for “request auction cancellation” in the header under “My Account.”

How do I get paid safely?2023-06-30T18:48:52-04:00

In general, Big Rim Auctions recommends wire transfers and cashier’s checks as the safest form of payment, although each transaction is unique and other strategies may be preferable to you. If the buyer is local, for example, meeting at their local bank branch to draft a cashier’s check, withdraw the funds directly, or complete an electronic money transfer are also common practices. In each of these cases, please perform your due diligence, potentially including verifying a cashier’s check with your bank, or waiting until funds are received before signing over the title.

How do I submit my car for sale?2023-06-30T18:26:11-04:00

To submit your car for sale, go to the “Sell” link in the header. In order to sell your car, you’ll need to provide us with some important information – like the make, model, year, VIN, a few photos, and some other relevant details. If we’re interested in selling your car, we’ll get in touch with you. We may ask you for additional information so we can make sure our auction description is accurate.

How do you choose which cars you’re looking for?2023-06-30T21:06:42-04:00

We’re focused on custom cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs and anything that has big rims on it. To find out if we’d accept your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, etc simply submit it. It’s free to submit and only takes a few minutes. We’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days.

How does the buyer get in contact with me and make payment?2023-06-30T18:48:01-04:00

Once the auction is over, completion of the transaction is between the buyer and the seller. Big Rim Auctions provides the buyer and seller with each other’s contact information, and the two parties can complete the transaction via e-mail or telephone.

How long do you keep past auctions available for review?2023-06-30T18:52:13-04:00

In contrast to some of our competitors, we keep all auctions perpetually available for all to see regardless of their outcome. We do this because we feel it’s essential to be transparent in order to build trust within the enthusiast community.

How long does an auction last?2023-06-30T18:32:43-04:00

Auctions usually last for seven days. However, the exact duration can fluctuate. You can specify an end date when you submit your listing for review.

How much does it cost to sell a car on Big Rim Auctions?2023-06-30T18:22:29-04:00

Listing a car on Big Rim Auctions is completely free — and sellers receive 100% of the final sale price!

How should I prepare for selling my car?2023-06-30T18:49:39-04:00

We recommend researching the timeline and steps for title transfers in advance of the auction to ensure that you know the appropriate selling process. Note that potential buyers are encouraged to reach out to discuss the post-sale arrangements, in case they are the top bidder. Please engage with them to develop a suitable plan, and be up-front about your expectations!
If there is a loan on a vehicle, please research the necessary steps to pay off the loan and transfer the title, and have a plan ready to do so upon the close of the auction – the more prepared you are, the more efficiently you can sell the car!
Note that some states can take several weeks to reissue a title once the loan has been satisfied. Additionally, some states require that you notarize the title before it can be transferred to the buyer, so pay close attention to those rules – and reference state DMV websites – before sending important documents.

What if my reserve isn’t met?2023-06-30T18:47:17-04:00

If your reserve isn’t met, we’ll get in touch with you and with the highest bidder on your auction, and we’ll try to negotiate a price that will satisfy both parties. If we reach an agreement, we’ll then put the seller and buyer in contact – and we’ll drop our buyer’s fee to 2.5%.

Who can bid on my car?2023-06-30T18:46:35-04:00

Anyone who has registered to bid on Big Rim Auctions. They must have a valid email address and credit card on file. All bidders are expected to pay in full within one week of the auction close date.
Your buyer may be from outside of the United States or Canada. International buyers are expected to pay in full for the vehicle promptly following the auction, just like all other bidders. Additionally, any logistics, import fees, transportation, legal dues, and/or other items needed to export/import the vehicle are entirely the buyer’s responsibility.

Why should I get my car inspected?2023-06-30T18:27:11-04:00

Having your car inspected and providing bidders with the inspection report will get you top dollar for your car. When bidders know the current condition of a car, they have the confidence to bid, and to bid more. Remember, one additional bid generally pays for the entire cost of your inspection.


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