1 Register

To start bidding, you must first register with AutoBidMaster. Registration includes a Free Basic Membership. You will need to upgrade to another membership if your buying needs exceed the limitations of the Basic Membership.

Photo id
2 Provide a Government
Issued Photo ID

Your government issued photo ID is used to verify your identity and contact information. Federal and state regulations require this ID be on file for both the seller and buyer to guard against vehicle theft and/or fraud.

Set buyer power
3 Set Your Buyer Power

Your Buyer Power determines the maximum you can bid on any given auction and is set with a deposit. A minimum deposit of $600 is required, and constitutes 10% of your Buyer Power.

A $600 deposit will set Buyer Power at $6,000. Your deposit can be released at any time provided you have no outstanding invoices or bids.
Vehicle search
4Vehicle Search

AutoBidMaster has thousands of vehicle types, makes, and models to search from. You can also search for additional criteria including but not limited to: title type, vehicle condition, odometer, and location.

Vehicle inspection
5 Vehicle Inspection

AutoBidMaster strongly encourages all members to
inspect the vehicle before bidding.

6 Auction Types
Pure Sale

The lot will be awarded to the highest bidder of the auction.

Buy Now

If a buyer is willing to pay the listed price they can skip the bidding process.

Minimum Bid

Seller reserves the right to not sell if the minimum price is not met.

On Approval

The seller of the vehicle retains the right to approve any bid before sale of the vehicle.

Preliminary bidding
7Preliminary Bidding

Every vehicle sold through auction goes through two bidding phases, a “Preliminary” bid and a “Live” bid. Preliminary bidding last until one hour before the live auction depending on the vehicle for sale. Once you place a bid, that bid is binding and cannot be canceled or retracted.

Live auction
8Live Bidding

Live bidding happens very quickly, lasting only seconds. The countdown timer will keep refreshing with every bid placed. When the bidding stops, the timer will circle to red, and the bidding is over. Live bidding is available only to Advanced & Premium membership holders


You will be notified by email when you win an auction. This email will detail all the steps required to finish the sale, and will include the invoice, along with instructions on making payment by wire transfer. It is highly recommended that you make payment as promptly as possible to avoid any additional fees.


Once payment is made, ownership documents will be sent from Copart to AutoBidMaster. AutoBidMaster will also send you a notification to E-Sign your Purchase Agreement Documents. Please allow 2-5 weeks for your ownership documentation to be processed.


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