Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sell my car at IPAA?

Selling your car is easy as A-B-C:

  1. Check your vehicle in and register at the counter. Here you will be asked for guarantee of clear title and given a spot in our auction line.
  2. Set the price you will take for your vehicle. The cost for running a vehicle is $25 if you are present to represent the vehicle or $50 if you want IPAA to represent the vehicle for you.
  3. If you get the price you desire for your vehicle, you simply bring the title to the office after 2:00 PM the following business day and receive your payment check.

How do I bid on a car that is being auctioned?

First, you must register as a bidder in the office.

When you register you will be required to give a $300 deposit. This is actually a partial payment on whichever vehicle you purchase.

If you do not purchase a vehicle at that particular auction, your $300 partial payment will be completely refunded before you leave the auction. After you have registered, proceed to the ring. Cars are available to be thoroughly checked-out Tuesday between 5:00 and 6:00 PM (Saturday 11:00 AM until Noon), before the auction starts.

At 6:15 PM Tuesday (Noon Saturday), vehicles will begin to run. Drivers will drive the vehicles one-by-one through the auction ring. As the vehicle that you’re interested in reaches the auctioneer, he will announce the vehicle along with any special information he is aware of (for instance: the vehicle may have frame damage, a rebuilt title, etc.). After the announcements (if any), the auctioneer will begin to call for bids. Those who wish to bid simply raise their hands and are recognized by the auctioneer. The auctioneer will continue to call for bids, increasing the asking price until everyone is finished.

If, at that time, you have offered the highest bid, the auctioneer will say “Sold!”, which means that you have purchased the vehicle.

You will then need to proceed to the counter to the left of the auctioneer. At this time you will sign the “block sheet”, which is the agreement between you, the seller, and the auction.

After you have completed the block sheet, the clerk will instruct you to proceed to the office and arrange for payment.


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