How it works
Submit Your Car
It’s free to submit; We require the basic details, photos, and a short description to submit your vehicle for approval. You have the option to select whether you want to have a reserve price(the minimum value that you will accept to sell) or a no reserve auction.
Prepare Your Listing
If your submission is accepted by one of our auction experts, we’ll need additional information about the car. We encourage you to provide detailed, excellent photos of your vehicle and a quick video walk-around of the car running and point out any flaws that potential buyers will want to know. We also want to see ownership and service history.
Finalize Your Auction
The moment you provide us all the information necessary, our team will draft the listing for your to approval. Once you’ve reviewed it and approved it, we will schedule the time slot for the listing to go live.
Stay active with answering questions and responding to comments on your listing. Be open to providing additional videos or photos as needed and check-in your inbox as interested buyers can contact you directly through email.
Upon completing your successful auction, the buyer will be given your information and vice-versa to finalize the sale of the car. If the auction didn’t meet your reserve, our team would reach out to you and the highest bidder to see if we can help negotiate a deal that works for both parties.
Register to Bid
Before bidding or contacting any sellers directly, we require you to register with a valid credit card and phone number. The winning bidder pays JDM Supply a 4% buyer’s fee on top of the winning bid with a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $4,000.
Perform Due Diligence
We do our best to make sure the listings on JDM Supply are honest and transparent. However, it is of utmost importance that you carry out your due diligence before bidding on a car. Reach out to the buyer with questions, look through the vehicle history reports and maintenance records. Do not be shy to ask for more photos or videos. Arrange to inspect the vehicle in person or find a reputable shop to perform a “PPI” inspection at your expense.
Arrange Financing and Logistics
Please work with a lender to get your financing preapproved before bidding on the car if you plan to finance the vehicle. Discuss transportation timelines with the seller and if you are shipping the vehicle get a shipping quote in advance.
Bid on the Car
When you feel comfortable with the seller and the car and make your first bid, we place a hold on your credit card for 4% of the initial bid amount. If you win the auction, the hold will turn into a charge of 4% of the final sales price. You will be responsible for paying the seller directly for the vehicle at that point. If you are not the highest bidder, the hold will be released at the end of the auction. Bids placed within the final minute of the auction reset the time remaining to 1 minute, to prevent “bid sniping” and keep it fair for every bidder.
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