is an online salvaged car broker that on a daily basis gives thousands of people across the globe access to bid on and purchase vehicles directly from Copart auctions. As one of Copart’s first registered brokers, AutoBidMaster is one of the biggest and most well-established brokers out there. When working with AutoBidMaster, there are multiple things that go into the process of purchasing a car from us that can get confusing for first-time buyers. In this blog post, we will be explaining the difference between preliminary and live bidding.

Types of Bidding

At you are able to place two different sorts of bids. A preliminary bid is the type of bid that a user places before live bidding starts on the lot. For example, if the auction on the lot you are interested in starts in 4 days, you could place your preliminary bid within those 4 days before the live bidding begins. When placing a preliminary bid via the AutoBidMasters Bid4U system, it will automatically outbid any bids that are lower than your preliminary bid during the live bidding itself. Once someone outbids your initial preliminary bid, you lose the chance to win the lot, unless you decide to take part in the live bidding as well.

If you do not wish to take part in preliminary bidding, you always have the option to purely take part in the live bidding. Live bidding is fairly self-explanatory; it allows you to take part in a live auction with other bidders on the lot that is of interest to you. The highest bidder wins the lot. You need to have an Advanced or Premium membership to participate in live bidding.

The Bottom Line is a one-stop-shop for car enthusiasts worldwide to purchase an affordable salvaged car from the United States. If you have any more questions about us and our services, feel free to get in contact with our customer support team.

AutoBidMaster Staff Writer

AutoBidMaster members purchase auction vehicles without dealer’s licenses. All-inclusive support & global shipping make AutoBidMaster your one-stop shop.

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