Every day, Alcopa Auction organises auctions of used cars online. During these auctions, you can bid online and follow your auction in real time. The vehicles for sale may be consulted online along with all the details you need to know for the sale (technical information, photos, technical inspections, etc.)
Alcopa Auction pays particular attention to the quality of this data. A thorough description of each vehicle is provided and illustrated with photos (up to 40). In this way, you can examine the vehicles at your leisure and place a bid on those that interest you.
Generally, the online auctions begin at 4 pm and run for 24 hrs. The catalogue of the vehicles for sale is available before the auction and bids can be placed at the beginning of the latter.
For online auctions, the expenses are included and the displayed price includes VAT. For certain used vehicles coming from online auctions, Alcopa Auction teams up with Icare, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif to provide a 3-month warranty on most of the auctioned used vehicles. For more details check out the used car warranty.
In order to participate in online auctions, you must create or log in to your account on the website. Once you have signed up, a confirmation email will be sent to you so that you can activate the account. Once your account has been validated, you can return to the online auction by logging in using your user ID and password. (Create an account)
When you validate the amount of your bid for a vehicle on its page, you are then redirected to a secure link where a bank card imprint is taken for a value of €600 per vehicle. This will be used as a non-refundable deposit if you win the vehicle at auction. This bank card imprint does not constitute payment and no money will be debited from your bank card during the transaction as long as you do not win the vehicle at auction. If you are not awarded the vehicle, the imprint is destroyed and no money is debited from your bank card.
As soon as you place a bid online, you are systematically notified of this with a confirmation email. If another bidder places a higher bid, you will also be notified by email. You can follow the bids online from your account in the "My bids" tab.
The Alcopa Auction website also allows you review all of this information by logging in to your account. In this way, you will be informed in real time and know if you are still the highest bidder for the vehicle in question:
The process for placing online bids is quick and transparent: it is done in real time as soon as the bank card imprint is validated.
In the event of a winning bid*, you will receive an email summarising the description of the vehicle and its total purchase price. A deposit of €600 is charged to your bank card using the card imprint that was taken via a secure website when you placed your bid. You then have a maximum period of 24 hrs to pay the outstanding balance mentioned on the auction note (invoice) of the vehicle.
A Delivery services is exclusively offered to automotive businesses. You can make the request by contacting us at +33 9 70 71 97 52.
*The sale of each vehicle is subject to the reserve price being attained. If the reserve price is reached, the bid is the "winning bid" and the highest bidder wins the auction.