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Advice could help those buying at auction

Wed, 18 Feb 2009
Motorists who are considering buying at auction may benefit from taking on board tips from a company which organises used car sales.

BCA said people could get great deals by purchasing vehicles in this way but urged drivers to take their time.

It suggested motorists should avoid buying a car during their first visit to an auction hall and simply concentrate on getting used to the pace and atmosphere of such events.

When people are ready to make a purchase, the company stated they should allow plenty of time to examine a vehicle.

The group also encouraged potential buyers to ask auction staff plenty of questions.

Commenting on why it is a good idea to buy at auction, BCA PR manager Tim Naylor said: "Although prices for used cars have started to rise, there's still plenty of opportunity for buyers to get themselves a great deal whatever their budget."

Meanwhile, despite the economic downturn, the company sold more cars and vans at auction last month than in any previous January.

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