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Old 09-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sooner or later, everything shows up at the auction.

Some of y'all may know that I go to a lot of auto auctions for my job. I worked at the biggest one in Western Canada for a decade before that. Auctions aren't for everyone, but if you are willing to roll the dice on stuff, sometimes you find the weirdest things at them. It's no secret I scored my first 2000 Insight at one for $1500, and the second one wasn't a whole lot more. But there was one car that I had never seen at any of them. Until today. Again, I don't work at an auction anymore so I am not trying to drum up business for them or anything, just saying that if there is one in your area it never hurts to check out what they have running through. But please, whatever you do, make sure you fully understand the auction rules, and most importantly THE BUYERS FEES before you bid on anything! As for what I got the newest member of my Honda family for, well let's just say I bought used Honda generator for my parents place in the mountains that was about the same price.






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Old 09-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lucky dog.
Seriously. I am rediculously craving an original Insight, or Civic like this. Nice find.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd like to blame it on skill, but it's just numbers really. Eventually I'd have to hit a VX if I saw enough random cars every week. 338k KMs - 210k Miles, but it has new ignition wires and a new O2 sensor. I had planned to drive the Acura this winter, but if I can scrounge up some dough to fix the 1/4s on the VX I think it will be my winter wheels. I don't mind driving ratty looking stuff, but those rear arches are, well, a tetanus shot waiting to happen lol.
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Nice score! So, do tell. What was the final bid and what did you have in it after auction fees? I like to frequent auctions as well. Do some buying and selling. It's fun to go. There is always maybe 1-2 that I thought were steals. Low $ money makers.
Most I've found recently have been through craigslist. Got to have some mechanical knowledge to go to auctions. Some the owners just drive through. Others, the keys are left in to drive around the lot. With craigslist, there is more time to check out the car and it's history.
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