Alcopa Auction offers you the option to buy a used car in an auction centre without being physically present at the auction. Indeed, you can instruct Alcopa Auction to issue a max bid for the used vehicle of your choice on your behalf during the auction. This is possible in each of our 7 auction centres (Beauvais, Paris Sud, Rennes, Nancy, Tours, Lyon and Marseille).
Consequently, as the vehicle passes, the auctioneer will place your bids on your behalf. Taking into account the maximum amount that you have quoted (the auctioneer is the only person aware of the amount), he will place the bids in competition with those placed in the auction room, and up to your max bid if necessary.
Example: Your max bid is €5000 incl. of tax and the opening bid is €4500 incl. of tax. If the best offer in the room stops at €4600, the auctioneer will bid up for you at €4700 and the vehicle is sold to you. Note: Given that it is a physical sale and Alcopa LIVE, the auction fees must then be added to the hammer price. The fee is 11% excl. of tax, i.e. 13.20% incl. of tax (with a minimum of €360 incl. of tax, i.e. €300 excl. of tax) + €125 incl. of tax for private individuals.
Attention, for all the winning max bids placed via our website, the LIVE sale cost of €24 incl. tax (i.e. €20 excl. tax) per vehicle sold will be added to the hammer price.
The 3-stage process for issuing a max bid order is as follows:
1. Create an Account or Login
2. Once the account has been validated, you need to sign up to an auction sale to place a max bid. The registration can be done via the form that is accessible from several places: sales calendar, vehicle catalog, home page and vehicle sheet. Attention, you must register at least 15 minutes before the start of the sale. Any registration after this deadline will no longer be possible.
Note: The registration to an auction sale not only allow you to place a max bid before the auction, but also to bid directly online at the same time as the buyers in the auction centre via our Alcopa LIVE platform. As soon as your registration is validated, you can bid on all the vehicles in this auction.
3. You can browse the vehicles(s) on the online catalogue and make your selection up to 15 minutes before the auction.
Please note that the fingerprinting of your credit card for a deposit of 600 euros will be required in order to place a max bid.
4. If your bid is the winning bid, the amount required while the registration will then be debited in the form of a deposit; the remaining amount of the invoice will be payable before delivery of the vehicle. If your bid is lower than the winning bid and you do not win the vehicle, no transaction will be recorded.
You will receive on the day of the sale, a summary by email with your auction invoice and the descriptions of all the pieces that you need to sent to us.
Good to Know
A max bid is definitive, it can only be modified up to 15 minutes before the auction.
Your max bid is the maximum winning amount that you are prepared to pay. If the vehicle is sold at a lower price, this is the price that will be applied for the payment.
You can only make one max bid per vehicle. However, you can increase it up to 15 minutes before the start of the sale via your customer account, under "My current auctions".
If your max bid is higher than the current auction but lower than the max bid that was placed by another bidder, then you are informed when placing your auction.
With a deposit of 600€, requested during the deposit of your max bid, you can bid on the vehicles of any sale and all of our vehicles. It is valid for 7 days :
If you do not win a vehicle during the 7 days after the registration of your deposit, it will automatically expire on the 8th day. The old deposit of 600 euros will be automatically unlocked on your customer account.
If you win one vehicle or more during the 7 days after the registration of your deposit, the new deposit of 600 euros will be requested as soon as you win at least one lot and after the registration of your winning lot(s) by our accounting service.