We try our best, but this is very important for Online customers to understand that interiors and exteriors of cars vary from good to bad. It all depends on who owned the car before you. Interiors can have damage done that the picture will not show such as pet hair, odors, smoke residue, stains, water stains, rips, tears and even as extreme as a seat missing. Exteriors can have cracked windshields, bad patch up jobs, body rot and rust anywhere on the car, worn down tire tread anything is possible. Of course do not forget about the components as well it's possible to have broken door locks, bad batteries, power windows or sunroofs that do not work, windshield wipers that are broken or do not work, radios missing, center consoles missing or broken, heat or ac that does not work spare tire or tire jack missing, and so on as anything and everything is possible. In addition as stated in our how much does it cost to fix the cars portion of the website where we mention check engine lights being on these cars you would also consider that the air bag light, abs light and any other lights can be on as well. So if you are concerned about any of these issues as well as others the best advice is to come in person and inspect the cars yourself. Meaning all these components are your responsibility to fix after purchasing the car. If you choose not to come in person and you are buying a car online, BUYER BEWARE! As this is a Auction not a Dealership.
It's safe to say that customers who follow these suggestions have a great advantage. This is the key to what a dealer does to be successful. You research, buy low, fix the cars issues and save thousands of dollars in the process. This is your chance to turn the tables on the car dealers and stop paying those high retail prices. You can save thousands doing it yourself or pay thousands more and have a dealer do it for you. It's your money, it's your choice. Only at HammerDown Auctions will you save thousands of dollars when, "Buying Like the Dealers Do". Although this is an incredible opportunity, "Buying Like the Dealers Do" may not necessarily be for all of us. This is because some persons do not contend with the inherent responsibility that comes with buying a wholesale priced vehicle at Auction.
One of the most important part of auctions is the preview! Preview starts at 8am the day of sale. The vehicles sold at our auctions range from cars in good condition to "fixer-uppers" or "parts only" cars. During preview, we encourage you to:
If you don't know cars inside and out, bring someone with you who does. To inspect a vehicle, go to the key shed in the lot, present your driver's license, and ask for the keys. YOU MAY NOT DRIVE the vehicle around the lot or off the lot.
This is the fun part!
Each vehicle will be driven through our auction building. The auctioneer will announce the lot number and describe the vehicle, announcing everything we know about it, whether good or bad. Then the bidding starts. Here’s how it tends to go:
A clerk will write down the winning amount and the buyer number and the bidder will meet the clerk to sign thier ticket. After you sign your ticket, if you are done bidding on vehicles please go to the office immediately to make a deposit or pay in full. If you are not done bidding, return to the arena and feel free to bid on more vehicles. If a vehicle is sold on a “if”, you must check in with the office to see if the seller has accepted your offer. If you do not check on your “if” bids and have multiple sellers accept your offers. You won each vehicle and will be required to pay for all vehicles won.
When you are done bidding for the day, go to the office and present your bidder number to the cashier. You may pay right then with Visa, MasterCard(ALL CREDIT CARD transactions will incur a 4% convenience fee added by the bank) or Cash. A $300 deposit is required for each vehicle at the time of your successful high bid. The balance is due by the business day follwoing the Auction by 4:00 PM (Monday). ALL CREDIT CARD transactions will incur a 4% convenience fee added by the bank.
All titles will be handed out no sooner than the Wednesday following the auction. There is no guarantee your title will be available on that Wednesday. By Nebraska State law we have up to 30 days to get you your title, although it rarely takes that long. We will call you to pick up your title once it has arrived. At this time it is your responsibility to come into our office to pick up the title. If you live more than an 1hr drive time from our office, we will mail you the title.