Our car auction fees for this service
You don’t need to pay us anything until you are ready to go ahead and bid on the car you want, only then do we ask for our fee to be paid! We will provide you with a list of cars including auction prices via email for you to look through.
When you see something you like the look of we then provide more detailed information along with photos and mechanical/condition reports to make sure everything is ok before we bid on the car for you. Our car auction fee covers unlimited bids until a vehicle is successfully won at auction.
Hammer price fees
Hammer price fees vary very slightly depending on which auction is selling the vehicle and also what information is being provided by the auction for a specific vehicle. These fees are generally the same between the different auction houses.
VAT is not payable on used cars under the governments VAT Margin scheme. If you are a private or trade buyer no VAT is payable on the final sale price of a car unless the car is classed as a commercial vehicle and fails to qualify for the VAT margin scheme.
For more information on the VAT margin scheme please refer to the governments GOV.UK website.
A typical approximate example of hammer price fees is included below:
- SALE/HAMMER PRICE: £2400
BUYERS FEES: £250
- SALE/HAMMER PRICE: £22000
BUYERS FEES: £500
- SALE/HAMMER PRICE: £99000
BUYERS FEES: £1100
If you require the exact cost of fees for a specific hammer price at any auction please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will provide that figure for you.
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Mechanical / Condition Reports
Reports about a vehicles mechanical and cosmetic condition
Most vehicles at auction are sold with 2 types of reports to provide more detailed information about the vehicle, these are reports on the mechanical condition of the vehicle and also the cosmetic condition.
When a vehicle is sold with a mechanical report there is an additional small fee added for this report. A typical example would be a BCA essential check, which is a basic mechanical report at a cost of only £9.
A more detailed BCA assured report currently costs £44.40. This includes extra information not provided on the BCA essential check and is only offered with certain vehicles, generally the higher value vehicles for extra peace of mind. If a vehicle is being sold without any reports this does not mean that there is anything wrong with the vehicle.
There is no additional charge for condition reports. Condition reports are generally only available for cars up to 10 years old.
Auction house fees
All auction houses charge fees on the final sale price of vehicles at auction, the final sale price is also known as the “hammer price” in the trade. The hammer price is the price that the car sells for on the day at auction. There is also a fee to pay on top of the hammer price, this fee varies depending on which auction house is selling the vehicle.