A morning at the auction…

…and possibly the best way to bag a cheap car.

I went to a car auction centre in Newport last Thursday .  While the cafe was impressive (think nice greasy spoon) it was fun having a look at the cars on offer… and if you’re not fussy about what you want, there’s bargains to be had.

Among other cars I could have bought a 5 year old Audi A3 for £2,400… nothing short of a steal at that price.  Or a 9 year old Ford Mondeo for £125… really cheap compared to buying from eBay, dealers or jut about everywhere else.

Interestingly it was mainly people in the motor trade buying, with a small handful of people shopping for a single car… though it takes some keeping up with the auctioneers: fast is a huge understatement, it took about 20 minutes to understand what they were saying (and for me to notice the screens with the current bid).

I didn’t buy anything but probably go again when it’s time to replace my car… sooner rather than later by the looks of it…

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~ by Ian on Monday 6th October 2008.

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