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Buying and Selling at the Auction —
Auction Location - 1248 1st Ave. N, Downtown Billings

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What is Billings Public Auto Auction?

Billings Public Auto Auction is Montana's best way to buy your next car, truck or SUV.  Featuring vehicles of all makes, models and years and operating on roads, trails, fields and water, this auction is open to the public and dealers to buy and sell.  Sellers from across the region like how easy it is to sell their vehicle and buyers find great deals at each sale.  Plan to attend every sale because you never know what has been consigned!

Vehicles Sell Two Ways at Billings Public Auto Auction!

Auction rules at the auction provide great transparency in the buying process. Cars can be sold two ways at the auction, As-Is or Limited Sale Guarantee as determined by the seller. The Auctioneer will anounce the sale status of the vehicle when it is on the auction block being sold.

CARS THAT SELL "AS-IS, NO WARRANTY" – Vehicles are sold with no guarantee as to the running and driving condition and cannot be rejected for any reason.

CARS THAT SELL "SALE GUARANTEE" - The internal drive components of the vehicle are guaranteed during the post-auction inspection period as follows:

  • The motor does not knock and does not overheat
  • The transmission will shift up and down correctly through all gears and does not slip
  • The four wheel drive system will operate correctly in all ranges.
  • The Sale Guarantee period is valid through 6:00pm sale day allowing you the time needed to check the vehicle out.

All other components of the car such as windows, check engine lights, doors, heat/air conditioning, seats, etc. are As-Is with no guarantee.

If any of the Sale Gurantee components do not meet requirements during the Guarentee period, auction staff will inspect your vehicle with you. If it is determined the car does not meet the Sale Guarantee requirements, your money is refunded and you are not required to purchase the vehicle. Please note the Sale Guarantee period applies until 6:00pm sale day, providing you ample opportunity to inspect the vehicle. If, for any reason, you are unable to check out your vehicle prior to 6:00pm, please contact us immediately after your purchase so we can make arrangements – call 406-670-5599.

BPAA representatives will make the final decision regarding Sale Guarantee issues.

How Does The Auction Work?

consign your car click here

To Sell a Vehicle:
Anyone can consign with BPAA to sell a vehicle. Consign your vehicle as early as possible before the sale allowing for maximum advance promotion.  On the Thursday before the sale, bring your car (a clean car sells best) and your clear title in your name to the Auction lot.  Complete the required paperwork with our helpful Auction staff, and we'll do the rest!  If the vehicle sells, the Auction will handle the title transfer paperwork and a check will be mailed out to you within ten business days following the sale. It’s that easy!

Advice on Pricing:
Knowledgeable auction staff are available to assist you in determining an accurate price for your vehicle. The auction staff use national current car price guides to advise you in pricing your vehicle.

To Purchase a Vehicle:
Watch for ads and view the website for a listing of cars consgned to the sale.  Please note that many cars are consigned on Friday before the auction, and the complete list of vehicles is available Sale day.  Inspect the vehicles beginning at 8am and obtain your bidder pass prior to the auction.  There is no charge for bidder registration, but you will need your current driver’s license or government issued ID.  The sale begins at 2:00 pm and vehicles are presented in the order on the sale list.  Be the high bidder of the last accepted bid on the vehicle(s) of your choice, and you'll soon be driving it home!  Upon completion of payment for your purchase at the auction office, a Temporary Registration Permit permit is issued and you can take your vehicle after the sale is over! 

For Online Bidding, please note the following:

  • To bid on a vehicle, you are required to register online by clicking "HERE" and agree to the General Bidder Rules. All bidders must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid Driver's License or government issued ID.
  • Registering to Bid and Buy with BP Auto Auction involves the following:
  1. Review the BIDDER RULES.
  2. Complete and submit the bidder registration form online.
  3. Submit a copy of your Driver's License or Montana ID
  4. Provide a $200 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT with a credit card. NO Bidding allowed without Deposit.
  5. The Deposit will be REFUNDED after the sale if NO PURCHASES are made.

PHONE BIDDING:
Please Contact Craig 406-698-7930 for more Information.

  • Only registered bidders are permitted to bid on vehicles.
  • Payment Terms: Payment Arrangements must be made immediately upon purchase.
  • Purchaser agrees to accept ownership of merchandise/property when the auctioneer announces "SOLD" and he/she willingly assumes all responsibility and liability for said merchandise/property at that time and without exception.
  • Bidder/Buyer Fees: Buyer’s fees, as posted below, will be added to the contract purchase price.

Vehicle Price:                       BUY FEES                              

$1-$299                                   $115                                       

$300-499                                 $140                                       

$500-$999                               $190                                       

$1000-$1499                           $240                                       

$1500-$1999                           $265                                                                  

$2000-$2999                           $290                                       

$3000-$3999                           $365                                       

$4000 & over                          10%  BUY  FEE                         8% SELL FEE
Title & Doc Fee:    $65 (BUYER: add $65 to each vehicle purchased)

NO VEHICLES WILL BE RELEASED WITHOUT PAYMENT IN FULL

UPON PURCHASE ONLINE YOU MUST MAKE A PAYMENT!

        • Pay with a credit card: A 3% convenience fee is added to the total amount due.
        • Pay with cash
        • Pay with cashiers check to Billings Public Auto Auction

BRING YOUR PAYMENT TO 1248 1ST AVE NORTH, BILLINGS, MONTANA 59101

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY IMMEDIATLEY AFTER YOUR PURCHASE PLEASE CONTACT SHERRI AT 406-670-5599 – OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FOR PAYMENTS AND PICK UP ON SATURDAY 9AM TO 1PM AND MONDAY NOON TO 4PM

STORAGE FEE OF $25/DAY WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY VEHICLES LEFT BEYOND MONDAY

AFTER PAYMENT – YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE GATE FOR INSPECTION. AS-IS AND SALE GUARANTEE POLICY APPLIES AT INSPECTION. GO TO "FEES/GENERAL INFORMATION" FOR AUCTION RULES.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT!

No one will be allowed to enter the office area – a small window inside will be used for the exchange of money and paperwork. Your vehicle door handle and steering wheel will be disinfected at time of inspection. You will be given gloves to wear and dispose of at inspection.

We are doing everything we can to continue to supply you with your vehicle needs, please understand this is a trial time for us all.

 

 

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A Brief Overview —
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spacer The Billings Public Auto Auction is the best way to buy or sell a vehicle in Billings. We have a new inventory each Sale and you never know what you’ll find. We carry Cars, Trucks, SUV’s, Boats, ATV’s, RV’s, Vans, Trailers, Ranch Vehicles, Student Cars, Semi-Trucks, Sports Cars, Classic Cars, Hunting Rigs, Ski-Doo’s, Luxury Cars, and more! spacer
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Upcoming AUCTION —
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Our next auction is
Friday, July 3

Inspection:    12pm-2pm

Auction:        2pm

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Our Location —
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– Updated 4/10/2020 –