It is now possible to buy anything online, so why not your car? Buying a used car online at auction is a growing trend and it's an opportunity for you to get a good deal.Alcopa Auction offers you the opportunity to access a wide choice of used cars and bid in the comfort of your home, sitting in front of your screen.
Online auction process with Alcopa Auction
Every day, Alcopa Auction organises online used car auctions which you can view on our website. A couple of clicks and you can make a selection of cars, compare them, read the detailed technical data sheet, view the technical inspection as well as many photos, take a decision on the price you wish to pay and monitor your bids in real-time.Alcopa Auction pays particular attention to the quality of this data and that's why there is a comprehensive description of each vehicle, illustrated with photos (up to 40). In this way, you can check out the vehicles at your leisure and place a bid on those that interest you. Generally, the internet 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.The price indicated during our online sales is the price inclusive of tax, to which no auction fees need to be added. For certain vehicles coming from the online auctions, Alcopa Auction offers you a 3-month warranty.In order to participate in the online auctions, you must create an account (Create an account) on the site. A confirmation email will then 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.
Follow the auction online
When you validate the amount of your bid for a vehicle on its data sheet, you are then redirected to a secure link where a bank card imprint is taken for a value of €600 per vehicle. This will become a non-refundable deposit if the vehicle is awarded to you. This bank card imprint does not constitute a payment and your bank account will not be debited during this transaction. If you do not win 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 someone places a higher bid, you will also be notified by email. You can follow your bids directly online in your account by clicking the "My bids" tab.What's more, you will be notified if you are the highest bidder or not on the Alcopa auction website in your account:
A green button indicates that you are the highest bidder
A red button indicates that you are no longer the highest bidder and that there is still time to bid.
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 winning bid
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.Delivery services.
* 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.