1. Search for cheap car auctions. Look through newspaper ads, call on local government agencies or bank lenders or search for auction websites.

2. Ask for list of items. This way, you can choose a car ahead of time.

3. Profile the car using a used car guide. Typically, you don’t want to end up bidding a huge amount of money for a low quality car, much more than a trade-in value.

4. Prepare your budget. This does not mean to plan your budget. You should have done this beforehand. Preparing your budget means to ready your cash, cashier’s check or other method they are going to accept.

5. Check your car. Before the auction begins, why not pay a visit to the auction site and check on your preferred car. See to it if the vehicle still fully functioning or do you have to fix it.

6. Set you’re a limitation of your budget. If possible, do not go way too over in your bid. Begin with a trade-in value and then deduct possible cost for repairs.

7. “Early bird catches the early worm”. Good cars are often sold early. Also, only a few bidders will come on time, so most probably you have lesser competitors.

8. Bid wisely. It is not actually necessary to be the first one to bid the vehicle you like in order to win it. Engaging into a bidding war doesn’t make sense either. See to it first if it is really the car that you like. Once you make your bid, you are committed into it.

9. Relax. Car auctions are not Olympic Games. Take a little comfort in your sit and relax. This eases up your tension and could help you control your emotions when things get hotter during bidding.

10. Settle your wins. Unlike dealerships, the car or cars that you won does not have to undergo a lot of paperworks and payment system. Right then and there you can settle it. If you want to drive it home, then pay it in cash. However, this is not really necessary. There are some other methods you can choose with regards to payment.

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