What is preliminary bidding?

Every auction has two phases Preliminary Bidding and Live Auction. When Copart receives a new vehicle, the vehicle is assigned a sale date and enters Preliminary Bidding. The vehicle is available for bidding until one hour before the Live Auction start. The highest bid during Preliminary Bidding determines the starting bid of the Live Auction.

You can find the Sale Date in the Sale Information section of the lot page.

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