Pre-Auction car sales offer vehicles that can be bought before going on sale at auction events.
If you are looking for a second hand or repossessed motor vehicle, you could find your dream car at the pre-auction car sales that occur around South Africa.
Every individual requires transport to go about their daily business. Getting to work, school or even just going about your everyday life requires transport.
Pre-Auction Car Sales – South Africa Transport Options
Using public transport, like a private taxi, minibus taxi, train or bus is not always the best option for the following reasons:
- Private taxis – While this form of transport may be convenient. And means you can get picked up from your doorstep and taken to exactly where you want to be. It is also very expensive. Not many people can afford a private taxi to get them from A to B every single day.
- Minibus taxis – This form of transport means waiting at a specific pick up point. Then being dropped off at a specific drop off point and having to walk the rest of the way to where you need to be. This is time consuming and often dangerous. While minibus taxis are cheap, they usually entail crowding into an already overcrowded minibus and having to work on the taxi driver’s schedule. You will have to put up with sometimes being late for appointments. Or not making it home as soon as you could have if you had your own vehicle.
- Trains and busses – Both trains and busses are relatively cheap and some are very safe. However, they still require passengers to work to their schedules. And you will have to work your life around the train or bus. Again, trains and busses have specific pick up and drop off points. You will have to make your own way to them and from them. This is not always convenient.
The above options may work in some cases. But if you were to experience an emergency. Where you need to rush a family member to the hospital or doctor you would not always be able to rely on public transport.
It is far better to own your own vehicle so that you can exert some control over your own life.
Purchasing your own vehicle
Most vehicles are very expensive. Even buying a second hand vehicle can be very pricey.
Most people require loans for vehicles. And to get a loan they would need a steady income that can cover the loan costs as well as their essential living costs as well as a good credit record.
Many people do not qualify for loans and so have to go for less expensive cars. Looking at buying a second hand vehicle or a repossessed vehicle is one way to find a more affordable vehicle.
Pre-auction car sales
Repossessed and second hand vehicles often sell through auctions.
If you want to get the very best price for a second hand or repossessed vehicle, you could look for a pre-auction car sale.
Often, before an auction, auctioneering companies will hold a pre-auction sale.
In a pre-auction sale, vehicles will receive ratings based on how many potential buyers are interested in them.
Cars that are most sought after will go into the auction and other cars will be available for sale before the auction.
Whatever option you go for in terms of transport and the vehicle you buy it is essential to find a reputable dealer who will be honest about the vehicle you will be buying.
Choose a dealership that has a good reputation and that has a large, satisfied base of happy customers. Look for reviews online about auctioneering companies and dealerships. Ask family and friends what their experiences have been and look for guidance and advice.
Buying a vehicle is expensive and is a serious endeavour. It is essential that you choose the right vehicle. And that you do not have anything to regret once the sale has gone through. If you need financing, most dealerships and auctioneering companies will be able to offer you guidance.