Purchasing Tips

ALL MOTORCYCLES ON SALE ARE SOLD AS "AS IS - WHERE IS" ALL OFFERS ARE BINDING AND ALL MOTORCYCLE SALES ARE FINAL.

Purchasing Tips

  1. We recommend that you always inspect the motorcycles BEFORE bidding. Remember, the Vehicle Information that is provided is for your convenience only. Buyers should not rely on the Vehicle Information given when making the decision as to whether or how much to bid on a motorcycle offered for sale. It is the sole responsibility of the Buyer to ascertain, confirm research, inspect, and/or investigate motorcycles on sale and any and all pertinent Vehicle Information prior to bidding. ALL MOTORCYCLES ARE SOLD AS "AS IS - WHERE IS" ALL OFFERS ARE BINDING AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
  2. When deciding how much you are willing to offer, take the following in to consideration: 1- Copart and broker fees, (please see the "Fees" table). 2- the motorcycle’s Actual Cash Value (ACV) or market value (visit sites like www.nada.com for more info), 3- evaluate the motorcycle’s damage to determine the extent of the repairs that are necessary (note that the Repair Cost is only an estimate that is only presented for informational purposes), 4- the cost of shipping (visit our "Transporters" page to acquire an estimate prior to bidding), and based on this information, submit your maximum offer amount, regardless of what the current bid may be.
  3. Make offers that are realistic and do not bid the minimum amount possible. Otherwise, your chances of winning will be very slim. For example: if the ACV of a 2008 Harley-Davidson is $19000, then you should not make an offer for $2000. Understand that a motorcycle is worth more when it is sold for parts. Thus, if you only offer 10% or 20% of the ACV, unless the vehicle has sustained serious damage, you will have a very low chance of winning. Copart can be a fiercely competitive auction. Thousands of buyers from all over the world participate. Therefore, you should make sure that you’re making a realistic offer, lest you waste your time (and ours).
  4. Regardless of the current bid, you should always make your offer for the maximum amount that you want us to bid on your behalf. Remember that these motorcycles on sale are auctioned by Copart (and not by us), so beyond the importance of having the highest offer on www.SalvageBikesAuction.com, is that your offer is high enough to win the virtual motorcycle sales auction at Copart. In other words, if your maximum offer is $4500, and the motorcycle sells for $4550, but you were willing to purchase the bike for $4600, then you should have set your maximum offer for $4600 or more. Remember that the sales price is what we purchase the vehicle for, which may ultimately be less than your maximum offer.
  5. Try to bid on motorcycles on sale located at Copart yards near your location, and then visit our Transporters page to get transportation estimates before bidding. We feel this is important advice, because we’ve seen so many buyers end up paying exorbitant storage fees, all because they take a long time to pick up the motorcycle. Besides, we won’t be sending you the vehicle's documents until the motorcycle has left the yard, and all fees have been paid. Also remember that you cannot drive the vehicle until it is properly registered and insured. Motorcycles cannot be driven off the Copart yard. Instead, they must be hauled or towed.
  6. We recommend that you pay the security deposit in advance in order to avoid missing the virtual motorcycle sales auction. If you wish to increase the security deposit on fund, you can do so by visiting the Security Deposit tab under My Account. Otherwise, you will have to pay it after the Offers Acceptance Period has ended and before Copart's Virtual Auction begins. Should you win, the security deposit will go towards the payment of the motorcycle; if you lose, our system automatically refunds you the security deposit.
    *Note: there is a difference between paying and increasing your security deposit. You can make an increase to your account at any time before our Offers Acceptance Period ends. Once this happens, you will have to pay attention to the emails from our system requesting that you pay your security deposit. You cannot make an increase to your deposit during that period unless you pay the required security deposit first. If your security deposit payment has not been received before noon on the day of the auction (local time of the yard where the motorcycles salvage auction is being held); we will not pursue the acquisition of the motorcycle on your behalf.
  7. Ensure that you possess the full payment amount prior to bidding. We ask that you do not rely on bank loans, and credit cards are not accepted for vehicle payments. You must pay the full amount by wire transfer or via a deposit to our Bank of America account within 2 business days from the purchase date in order to avoid a $50 late payment fee. If a motorcycle is not paid within 7 calendar days from the purchase, you will lose the vehicle, the security deposit and will be required to pay a $250 penalty broker fee.
  8. If you’re an international buyer, please DO NOT make offers on motorcycles with an ownership document different than a "Title" or "Certificate". In other words, if the vehicle has a "Salvage Title" or a "Salvage Certificate", etc., you should not have any difficulty getting the vehicle out of the US; but if the document of the motorcycle has the words: Bill of Sale, Duplicate, Junk Receipt or any other than "Title" or "Certificate", such as, "Application for Duplicate Title", please do not buy it, as you might not be able to get the motorcycle out of the United States.