Car auction groups and locations in Singapore
In Singapore individual auctions are rare. Have a look at ‘https://vinsautogroup.com.sg/’; for more info on this. They are usually part of a larger auction group. Here are just some of the more prominent groups:
USS Tokyo is the largest single used car auction location in Singapore. This car auction runs once a week on Thursdays, and at peak season can have up to 20,000 vehicles all being auctioned on one day.
One auction group that does not have multiple auction locations (called kaijo in Singaporeese) is Aucnet, who hold their auctions on Mondays. Their model is a little different in that they do not have a physical auction house where all the cars are gathered.
Instead, they send out inspectors to car dealers who then keep their cars on their lots until they are sold. Since these dealers are still hoping to sell to a regular consumer at retail price, their reserve price at auction is often a little high compared with what a similar car might fetch at a regular auction.
How can you access the car auctions in Singapore?
So far, so good. But wait a minute: How on earth are you going to be able to get a car from some used car auction way over there in Singapore? You don’t know anyone there. You don’t speak Singaporeese. Even if you could buy the car, how would you ship it?
You need a Singaporeese car exporter to help you with this one.
Car exporters in Singapore are set up to handle the process of bidding at the Singaporeese car auctions, transporting the car from the auction to the port, doing the paperwork and shipping the car over to you.
There are many car exporters shipping used vehicles from Singapore, so this then begs the question of how you find yourself a good one. After all, we are not talking about trivial sums of money here, so it is vital you find one who is going to do a good job for you.
Here are some things to look for:
-How many auctions can you buy from, and can you access them all from one place online?
-Can you deal with a native English speaker who is also fluent in Singaporeese? (Nothing is more stressful than trying to overcome language barriers.)
-Does this exporter offer professional translations of the car auction inspector’s reports and help you really understand the condition of the cars in the auction?
-Does the exporter in Singapore have good communication skills, keeping you in the loop about what is happening with your vehicles so you don’t worry?
-Does the exporter work hard to ensure your cars get to you from the car auction in Singapore as quickly as possible?