Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I preview the vehicles?

A:  Three preview days are held to see vehicles in person. (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) before every auction from 8:00AM-5:30PM.

Q: What is the TAVT Charge?

A: Motor vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2013, and titled in Georgia are exempt from sales and use tax and annual ad valorem tax (also known as the birthday tax). These taxes are replaced by a one-time tax that is imposed on the fair market value of the vehicle called the title ad valorem tax fee (“TAVT”).

Q: Do I have to pay taxes on my vehicle?

A: Yes, everyone must pay taxes at the time of sale.

Q: Can I drive my new car off the lot?

A: Yes, while the majority of our vehicles are running, some may need to be towed.

Q: When will I get my tag?

A: You will receive a temporary tag on the day of sale.

Q: If I’m a dealer, do I have to pay the TAVT fee?

A: No, dealers do not pay this fee. However, you will need your dealer’s license.

Q: Can I buy the car instead of bidding?

A: At this time, the auction is for bid-only sales.

Q: Is this a silent or live auction?

A: This is a live auction. Our Auctioneer is Gene Cockerham, License #998.

Q: How long do I have to pick up my car?

A: Vehicles must be picked up no later than the Monday following the auction by 3:00pm.

Q: How long before I get my tax paperwork?

A: You can expect paperwork anywhere from 30-45 days.

Q: What methods of payment do you take for vehicle purchase?

A: Cash or Credit Card

Q: Can I bid on more than one vehicle?

A: Yes, you may bid on as many vehicles as you would like.

Q: Do these vehicles come with a warranty?

A: No, all vehicles are sold AS IS.

Q: What happens to vehicles that don’t sell in the auction?

A: Vehicles that are bid on and not paid for will be for sale the Tuesday following the auction.

Q: What happens if I bid on a car and change my mind?

A: If you are the winning bidder and do not pay for your vehicle, you will be placed on a no bidder list.

Q: What happens if I change my mind and want my money back after the sale?

A: Auto Auction policy states that there are no refunds.