As a new Capetonian, you have decided that you need a new or different vehicle and money is tight (isn’t it always?). You consider a brand new vehicle but then also wonder about car and bakkie auctions around Cape Town. At this point you have weighed up the pros and cons of buying a brand new car versus buying one at an auction. It’s really the bargain deal you are going for. So what is the next step and where are the auctions taking place
In today’s Internet world, the beauty of searching for auctioneers is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Why waste time and petrol driving around and not finding the car you want, when you can get a head start and see what is on offer.
Consider the following options to browse before you start your hunting:
Burchmores Cape Town
- Probably one of the largest auction houses in South Africa, Burchmores will be able to offer you a wide variety of vehicles.
- Also, pricing will vary so you will, more than likely, find the vehicle that will suit your pocket.
- The bonus here is that they have localized specials available on their website and are open 7 days of he week.
- They also have an auction timetable so you are able to see when auctions are happening as well as the specific details regarding those auctions.
- This is a listing website, that allows you to browse where auctions are taking place and what is being auctions off.
- The added bonus is that there is a whole motoring section that can offer you support once you have purchased your vehicle.
Yalwa Cape Town
- Another listing website that provides you a little more information on what cars are being offered.
- By clicking on the various listings, you will find out the finer details of where the auctions are taking place.
Aucor Cape Town
- A final website to consider when looking at car and bakkie auctions in Cape Town
- Similar to Burchmores in that they have listings of the auctions taking place.
- Also included in these listings are the details of the auction venues and cars on offer.
It is important to note the following when it comes to auctions:
- There are auction rules that you need to brush up on and familiarize yourself with
- You will need to pay a deposit. This deposit will vary from one auction venue to the next but it is refundable. It really ensures that you are a serious buyer rather than browsing and wasting the auctioneer’s time.
There are a few more rules that deal with disputes etc., and it would make sense to have a general idea of what you can expect before even getting to the auction house.
Another idea, to familiarize yourself with the proceedings of an auction, is to go to an auction and browse around and take in the whole experience. This way you will have a better indication of what will happen and what is expected of you when you want to buy.
Searching for car and bakkie auctions in Cape Town is not too difficult, but I would browse beforehand so you do not mission around town in the hope of finding a vehicle you might like.