FAQ

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

AuctionNight1-770x450We have our Public Auto Auctions EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT at 6:30pm in Hueytown AL.

This is a live auto auction held on site and open to the public as well as auto dealers and wholesalers. We occasionally hold special auctions on other days of the week so keep up with our website and Facebook page to stay updated on special events.

AuctionNight_RedHonda-770x450ABSOLUTELY!

Birmingham Auto Auction is one of the biggest Public Auto Auctions in the Southeast!

We look forward to helping you save thousands off retail prices as well as experience the excitment and action of a live auction!

FAQpic1-770x450Everyone MUST check into our office before entering the auction lot. All buyers must register in the office and get a bidders badge. You must have this badge to participate in the auction on Thursday night. You also must have a badge to view the inventory during the week for pre-auction sales. Customers must have a VALID State ID or drivers liscense, and be at least 19 years of age to register for a badge and to purchase a vehicle.
FAQpic2-300x175Public buyers must present the vehicle title and a valid state ID before it can be checked into the auction. You must be the ACTUAL owner to register and sell the vehicle. The owner listed on the title must match your ID. No open titles, relatives of the owner, written permissions or previous Bill of Sales will be accepted. Birmingham Auto Auction reserves the right to not accept a vehicle or title for any reason or allow registration of a vehicle for any reason. The cost to run a vehicle in our auction is $20 and if the vehicle sells there is an aditional sell fee.
FAQpic6-770x450All dealers must register with us and provide all updated dealers state and county liscenses to buy or sell a vehicle at BAA. We do take run-number reservations for the upcoming auction night any day during regular business hours. Dealers should drop off the vehicle in the Check-In lane, fill out a Seller Form and place it on the vehicle dash and leave the key in the ignition. Please contact the office with your reserve prices as soon as possible. If you have a third party responsible for delivering your vehicles make sure the seller name is marked on the windshield.
FAQpic5-770x450Yes there are both buyer and seller fees in addition to the purchase price for dealers and individuals. Also the public buyers who live in the state of Alabama will have 3.75% sales taxes, title fees and processing fees. Out of state buyers and dealers will only have a buyer fee. These fees are scaled by the purchase price range. We provide a list of our fees. You can also see the fee list on our website under the link for “Public Bidder Application”.
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NO!

You set the reserve price on your vehicle!

If the offer is close we will call you with the offer but it is your decision to make!

FAQpic8-300x175We accept most forms of payments: Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Cashier Checks! We will take an approved personal in state check but only for a partial payment. We take Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. There is a 2% fee for Credit Cards only. We also have several supplemental financing options available for those that qualify! Fill out a credit app on this website or call our office at (205)744-4030 for more information.
FAQpic9-770x450At Birmingham Auto Auction, we have several hundred wholesale vehicles available to the public- Monday thru Friday, 9AM-6PM! Dealership trade-ins, bank and title pawn repossessions, cars for sale by private owners and dealer wholesale inventory all available at thousands under retail prices! We have one of the BIGGEST selections of vehicles under $5,000 IN THE SOUTHEAST! We encourage the public to come in any weekday to check out all of our PRE-AUCTION INVENTORY, and BUY LIKE THE DEALERS BUY AT THOUSANDS BELOW RETAIL PRICES!
FAQpic11-770x450No. Every car sold at Birmingham Auto Auction is sold As-Is and we do not allow returns or refunds other than what qualifies as arbitratable on auction night only. We do offer a limited “Ride & Drive” warrenty on auction night until 10pm for vehicles sold under a “Green Light”. See our Auction Light System section on the homepage for more information. Test drives are available anytime that we are open PLUS you are welcome to bring in your own mechanic or even buy a pre-sale inspection through City Auto Garage. We also do inspections and oil changes on most of the vehicles the Auction actually bought for re-sale. Our sales team will try to help you make the best decision and give our expert opinion on the quality of any certain vehicle but we cannot predict the future or predict what problems may or may not develope in the future. We do not offer any warrenties or gaurentees for any wholesale vehicle. But this is standard when buying used vehicles in these price ranges.
FAQpic12-770x450At Birmingham Auto Auction, we have several hundred wholesale vehicles available for sale to the public- Monday thru Friday, 9AM-6PM! Dealership trade-ins, bank and title pawn repossessions, cars for sale by private owners and dealer wholesale inventory all available at thousands under retail prices! We have one of the BIGGEST selections of vehicles under $5,000 IN THE SOUTHEAST! We encourage the public to come in any weekday to check out, test drive, and purchase any of our PRE-AUCTION INVENTORY, and BUY LIKE THE DEALERS BUY AT THOUSANDS BELOW RETAIL PRICES!
sign_300x175Yes! We now have several financing options available for many of our vehicles sold off the lot. We do not offer financing on the vehicles that run through the actual auction on Thursday nights though. If you are bidding at auction you must have your money available in full the night of the sale. We have financing options available during the week for those customers that qualify. These are sub-prime lenders that do not require you to have perfect credit. You would need to have established credit though. No recent repossessions or bankrupcy either. They do require proof of employeement, proof of residence, a Valid Drivers License and at least 20% down. Some vehicles, depending on its age and mileage, may require a larger % down. Call our office for more info on our lenders and what they require for pre-qualification.

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