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British Car Auctions

The UK and Europe's largest used vehicle marketplace.
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Bidding in a Bid Now sale is simple.

Step 1 - Finding a Bid Now Vehicle

Within your normal process of searching and viewing vehicles, you will discover a selection of vehicles direct from a wide range of vendors that you can bid on immediately. Bid Now vehicles are indicated in vehicle listings by the blue arrow icon. You can also narrow your search within BCA Search by choosing Bid Now under Sales Channel which will then list all Bid Now vehicles available to purchase. Alternatively, if you can't find what you are looking for you can set up a Stock Alert to be notified when a Bid Now vehicle matching your criteria has been added to BCA Search. Click here to get started.

Step 2 - Bidding on a Bid Now Vehicle

Once you have a found the vehicle you would like to bid on you will see within the vehicle details the sale start and end time. Once the bidding has opened you will be able to place a bid for a specific value, or place a maximum bid - in which case the system automatically bids for you, up to your chosen maximum value. If your bid is outbid we will automatically email you to tell you and give you the opportunity to amend your bid if the sale is still live. 

Step 3 - Winning / Paying

At the end of the sale you will receive an email confirming if you have won the vehicle so you know exactly what stock you have secured. This will then appear in your MyBCA purchases, and an invoice will be generated by the system for payment and emailed to you. Find out more about paying your invoice here. NB If you are a BCA Partner Finance customer please contact the Bid Now team on 01530 514365 or email buyonline-central@bca.com.

Step 4 - Delivery

If your vehicle is located at a physical branch you will need to contact the branch it is located at to arrange collection or delivery, alternatively please contact the Bid Now, Buy Now Team on 01530 514365. If the vehicle is located offsite and not a physical auction then you will need to contact the Buy Online team for a price on application on 01530 514365. Please note if the vehicle is located offsite it may take slightly longer to deliver. Click here to find out more about delivery of your vehicle.