Many potential American buyers are not often aware of the possibility to buy sale damaged vehicles. In fact, they may not even know where to find to find them. Many auctions are not open to the American public and they must rely on dealerships to get their used and salvaged vehicles. In fact, dealerships in America are protected by legislation, making it even more difficult to purchase sale salvaged automobiles directly from the auction house.
Such is not the case in other countries, for example the preferred method to purchase used or damaged sale autos is through an auction. However, in Japan for example, they must go through the used dealership who is an auction member to purchase their autos salvaged.
Whereas the Japanese people are well aware of the sale wrecked vehicles purchased at auctions. Americans are less aware; primarily because most of the car auctions are also closed to the public and open only to the dealers. However, there are still some public auctions in America which have opened up to the public and now Americans can buy their wrecked vehicles from them.
The public auction is growing in popularity in the USA. What is also growing in popularity is the online sale where potential buyers can purchase or sell their merchandise from the comfort of their own homes. Often time the online sale will require registration and a fee for the privilege of doing business online through their sites. It is very important to check the registration charges, the listing charges, and if listing charges change once a vehicle is purchased. It is also very important to check out the condition of the cars being sold. Most online sites do not allow for inspections prior to buying. If the car is severely damaged, the buyer will want to make sure it is truly classified as salvage and they can obtain an inspection. The buyer would also need to know the cost of the inspection should they be interested in purchasing vehicles that could be considered auction salvage cars.