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Old 02-16-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Looking to eventually purchase an STI or WRX donor car to swap my Impreza, and was wondering if anyone here has the proper license(s) to purchase a car from copart.com. Trying to avoid $800+ in fees here
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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anyone can buy cars from copart now. you don't have to be a dealer iirc. they changed this not too long ago.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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anyone can buy cars from copart now. you don't have to be a dealer iirc. they changed this not too long ago.
On a very limited number of auctions, yes, otherwise you either need a dealer/salvage/rebuilder license or a broker.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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I'm also very interested in this.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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I'm also very interested in this.
I'm surprised someone hasn't set up a FS thread saying they can do this, much like the fellow who offers to buy catalytic converters lol.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Yeah, well, I'm in the market for a WRX with a blown engine, as I will have a spare WRX engine soon.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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Do you have the license to buy from auctions? If you do, you could make some decent money off us guys who like to wrench in our back yards.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #9
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Bump, still looking!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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I'm looking too! Even if you don't need a license on some auctions, I'm still looking for some general advice on how to purchase at auction. How do you know you're getting what you think you see in the listing? Any chance to inspect the car before paying? etc.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #11
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Also interested. Looking to STI swap as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:40 PM   #12
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Well done bumping a year old thread.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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Don't see the harm in bumping since he was asking the same question. Necro bump or new thread.. same end result really.

You guys might want to ask around on the factory five forum. A lot of people are dealing with copart right now to get donors for their 818's. Then again, maybe it's a bad time since more people than usual are competing against you for cars

http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...my-experience&

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
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Well done bumping a year old thread.
You'd be the first person to tell the guy to search. He searches, found what he needed, and bumped it, don't see the issue.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #15
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I can get cars off of copart.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #16
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I can get cars off of copart.
This site seems fishy too me.. A hummer for 4,000... And S2000 for 2500.. Obv I know nothing of the auction business but if this sites legit I will be purchasing both of these cars soon. Haha any info you can give me would be appreciated?
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Copart gets a lot of stuff that is in less than ideal condition. I'm guessing that for a $4000 Hummer or a $2500 S2000, there are going to be significant enough issues with it that you'd be buying it as a parts car, not something that you plan on actually driving.
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This site seems fishy too me.. A hummer for 4,000... And S2000 for 2500.. Obv I know nothing of the auction business but if this sites legit I will be purchasing both of these cars soon. Haha any info you can give me would be appreciated?
Nothing fishy about one of the most well known national auto auctions in the country. Just because a Hummer says it's current bid is at $4,000 does not mean that you can buy it for $4,000. It is an auction, there is a date at which the auction ends. Just like ebay, 99% of the time and people bid at the last minute where the price is more realistic.

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Copart gets a lot of stuff that is in less than ideal condition. I'm guessing that for a $4000 Hummer or a $2500 S2000, there are going to be significant enough issues with it that you'd be buying it as a parts car, not something that you plan on actually driving.
If you're looking for a GOOD used car, than go to a dealership and buy a new car or take your chances with a preowned car. If you're looking for a cheap car that you can either fix on your own for cheap using resources available to you than Copart and other auto auctions may benefit in your favor. I have used Copart for buying a donor car for myself or friends when building a car and you need more than just a few odd things here and there. Whatever you don't use, you can just sell.
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Nothing fishy about one of the most well known national auto auctions in the country. Just because a Hummer says it's current bid is at $4,000 does not mean that you can buy it for $4,000. It is an auction, there is a date at which the auction ends. Just like ebay, 99% of the time and people bid at the last minute where the price is more realistic.



If you're looking for a GOOD used car, than go to a dealership and buy a new car or take your chances with a preowned car. If you're looking for a cheap car that you can either fix on your own for cheap using resources available to you than Copart and other auto auctions may benefit in your favor. I have used Copart for buying a donor car for myself or friends when building a car and you need more than just a few odd things here and there. Whatever you don't use, you can just sell.
Agreed 100%. The race shop that I work at on weekends will buy cars through Copart, usually in search of something very specific that they want to have either as spares, or if the car is good enough, to use as a shell for a track build.
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The hummer was 2 days away from the end bid so who knows where it went. But the only (visible) damage was the driver door and front panel (looked like a side swipe) but good info here. I was interested in the S2k as a strictly show/track build. The hummer was just curiosity. What's the process in being able to buy from copart?
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I wasn't the one to bump it originally. I saw it because it was bumped.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #22
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He wasn't directing it at you.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:47 PM   #23
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I'm too lazy to read all the replies - but I did end up buying a donor from IAAI.com and used ridesafely.com as a broker. All went smoothly
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