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What's the best time of year to buy a car at auction?

I am looking to buy a newish car from BCA auctions but what month of the year is best to buy and save that little buy extra?

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In my years at the auctions, the best month moved to October because of the part-exchanges and re-fleetings onto the new reg in September and because, by October, demand was dropping. This would continue through November. But by late November to early December with prices at rock bottom, canny dealers would start buying up stock at low money for the sudden increase in demand in January and prices would start to surge upwards.
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