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Bid Now

If you're a trade buyer and eligible to buy online, Bid Now sales give you the opportunity to place bids in online tender auctions, at any time of day, directly within the BCA website.

Bid Now vehicles are indicated in vehicle listings by the blue arrow icon (shown above).

Within your normal process of searching and viewing vehicles, you will discover a selection of used vehicles direct from our leading vendors that you can bid on immediately. The vehicle details will indicate the sale end time.

You're able to place a bid for a specific value, or place a proxy bid - in which case the system automatically bids for you, up to your chosen maximum value. If your bid is outbid we email you to tell you.

If you enjoy the thrill of placing bids towards the end of the sale, check the sale end date and time, and log-on before the sale ends.

At the end of the sale you will receive an email confirming your vehicle purchases so you know exactly what stock you have secured. Whether you are at your office, travelling or at home you can now access and buy quality used vehicles at your own convenience.

Bid Now also enables you to benefit from an extended range of vehicles, many of which are fresh stock, in a wider selection of locations.   Auction View presents each off site vehicle with further information regarding delivery, which may take slightly longer than vehicles that are on site at BCA.

Delivery Terms and Conditions

Vehicles purchased online (excluding BCA Live Online) - will be delivered at the following rates:

Up to 200 miles £104 + VAT
201 to 300 miles £156 + VAT
301-400 miles £208 + VAT
Over 400 miles price on application

All vehicles purchased at these sales will be delivered to UK mainland addresses usually within 4 working days (normal payment terms apply).   Buyers will not be able to collect vehicles from auction centres.  BCA will charge as above for delivery to UK mainland addresses - excluding vans.  Delivery to non-UK mainland addresses will be charged at normal delivery rates.  Vehicles purchased from BCA Live Online sales are exempt from this promotion.  To opt out from delivery please contact the Buy Online team on 01530 514365.  As part of this delivery offer, vehicles will either be plate driven or transported.

Key benefits with flexibility in mind

  • Sales include fresh stock that's offsite and not available in physical auctions
  • Regular sales throughout the week, often running over a weekend
  • Provisional bid process applies to most sales
  • All vehicles located through a single search
  • Offered with online Bid or Buy options
  • Integrated with BCA Auction processes
  • Enhanced appraisals and imagery
  • Online charges in line with Live Online

We're here to help

If you have any questions about Bid Now, contact our expert team:

  • Email buyonline-central@bca.com
  • Call the Buy Online team on 01530 514365 - some of the calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

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