Second hand cars can be bought at auctions by Burchmores held at locations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa on a regular basis throughout the year. Due to the recent financial crisis, extensive lists of bank repossessed vehicles now exist and buying a used automobile at a favourable price has become more commonplace and easier than ever for consumers. Purchasing a repossession for sale at a Birchmore auction could save a person thousands of Rands in the short term although it must be noted that there are risks attached to buying anything from an auctioneer event.
The biggest risk related to buying a used car from any auction event is the fact that you are getting the vehicle “as seen”. This means that you cannot be completely certain of the history which could lead to mechanical problems in the short or long term. A person can however minimise the risk by having a mechanic or somebody mechanically minded with them when they attend a car auction at Burchmores. Making a list and inspecting the vehicles before the bidding process begins is key to minimising the risk of buying an automobile that may fail mechanically.
Another useful tip to look out for as a consumer is to check that doors and bodywork panels line up on a vehicle. When a 2nd hand car has been damaged in an accident it is often repaired by panelbeaters and then sold cheaply by the owner. In some instances these repaired motor vehicles end up at auctions so a person just needs to be careful when inspecting, especially at car auctions in Gauteng, a region where accidents are common.
ABSA, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank all offer vehicle finance for people looking to buy a car at auctions such as those by Birchmores and the major banks usually have finance desks or offices located on the auction premises. If you are in the market to buy a vehicle and cannot afford to pay the ridiculous prices they cost brand new then repossessions are certainly worth considering. Lists of cars for sale at Burchmore auctions in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town can be obtained and will help the consumer to get a good idea of what vehicles are for sale before any event begins.