“This sales policy applies to members of the public but does not apply to Licensed Motor Vehicle Traders.”
For the purposes of this policy outline an intending purchaser will be referred to as “the bidder”.
Methods of Purchase:
Bidders have the option of purchasing a motor vehicle from Valley Motor Auctions via 3 different methods.
- The bidder may bid in person or authorise and nominate another person to act as a proxy to bid on behalf of themselves or the entity they represent in person at the time of an auction. If the bid in person or via the proxy is the highest bid and is successful at auction or subsequent negotiations the bidder will be deemed to own the car.
- The bidder or authorised proxy may bid via telephone instructing a member of Valley Motor Auctions Sales Team to bid on their behalf or the entity they represent at the time of an auction. If the bid made over the telephone is the highest bid and is successful at auction or subsequent negotiations the bidder will be deemed to own the car.
- The bidder or their authorised and nominated proxy may instruct and authorise the completion of a “Registration and Absentee Bidders Form” for themselves or the entity they represent describing the vehicle, giving their particulars and stating the amount bid in advance of an auction including any auction fees. The Registration and Absentee Bidders Form may be completed in person at Valley Motor Auctions premises, via telephone or electronic communication with instructions from the bidder or their authorised and nominated proxy. This form will then be tended as a bid at an auction to be advised by staff. If the bid on the form is the highest bid and successful at that auction or subsequent negotiations the bidder will be deemed to own the car.
In the case of an offer via an Absentee and Bidders Registration Form or a successful bid, a member of staff assisting with the completion of the form will ask the bidder for their name, address and other details. Additionally with the Absentee Bidders Registration Form we will ask the bidder or their authorised and nominated proxy to sign and initial the form where practicable. In instances where the Bidders Form is partially completed or not signed by the bidder or their proxy due to time constraints or some such reason, or when the form is being completed as per an instruction via telephone or electronically then the electronic instruction we receive and or a deposit in any form will be deemed to be consent and proof an Absentee Bid has been made.
A minimum of $1000.00 deposit will be requested when an Absentee Bid is made, or if any bid via any other method is successful. However this amount may be varied by mutual consent between the bidder and a member of Valley Motor Auctions staff.
It is important to note that Valley Motor Auctions is an auction house. The only way we sell motor vehicles to purchasers without a Dealers or Wholesalers licence is by “auction” in the methods stated above under the heading “Methods of Purchase”.
For deposits of up to $1000.00 the bidder may pay via the following methods, Cash, Personal, Business or Bank Cheque, Eftpos of other Methods of Electronic Transfer of Cleared Funds, Credit Card or Debit Card.
For amounts above $1000.00 Valley Motor Auctions accept Bank Cheque, Electronic Transfer of Cleared Funds or Cash. Credit Card Debit Card, Amex or Eftpos are accepted also but incur a fee.
Valley Motor auctions requires payment for the balance of any purchase to be strictly within 5 working days after a bid is successful at auction using the payment methods listed above, unless prior arrangements have been made with staff.
On the fall of the hammer and acceptance of a bid by Valley Motor Auctions the bidder is deemed to own the vehicle and therefore responsibility for its insurance falls upon them. We advise successful bidders to have insurance or a cover note in place as early as practicable to protect their purchase.
The vehicle will be available for delivery only after full payment is effected.
Prior to taking delivery the bidder or their agent taking delivery will be invited to sign a delivery agreement.
The bidder will be handed a tax invoice and RMS Transfer Application Form or in some cases these forms may be posted to the purchaser after delivery.
Where applicable, a current RMS eSafety Check Inspection showing the vehicle has passed will be supplied with the vehicle. If the vehicle was registered less than 1 month prior to the purchase date then the label number of the vehicle will be sufficient as proof of roadworthiness and in lieu of a RMS eSafety Check Inspection showing a pass .
Valley Motor Auctions offers bidders the opportunity to inspect vehicles prior to any bid being made. Please note the time constraint between some enquiries and the time and date at which a vehicle is auctioned may make inspections in certain cases impractical. Bidders are welcome to have a mechanic or third party inspect the vehicle they intend to bid on. Bidders are advised to make sure they are satisfied with the vehicle they bid upon as all successful bids at auction are binding. When a successful bid is accepted by Valley Motor Auctions the bidder will own the vehicle as there are no returns.
Motor Vehicles which still have the balance of New Car Warranty may be taken to the service agent for that particular make of car to make a claim.
However, after market third party warranties are available for purchase from Valley Motor Auctions up until the delivery of a vehicle.
Valley Motor Auctions does not offer any statutory warranties under the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act of 2013 on vehicles on vehicles sold at auction
Transfer of Your Motor Vehicle:
If you purchase a motor vehicle from us which is currently registered with NSW plates attached you will require a RMS eSafety Check Inspection showing the vehicle has passed. If registration was established or the renewal of the registration occurred in the last 1 month, a RMS eSafety Check Inspection is not required. You will then need to transfer the vehicle into your name with the invoice we provide you.
If you purchase a motor vehicle from us which is currently unregistered with NSW plates attached you will require a RMS eSafety Check Inspection showing the vehicle has passed. You will then need to register and transfer the vehicle into your name with the invoice we provide you.
If you purchase a motor vehicle from us that is registered in another state, is unregistered with no plates attached or with plates attached and unregistered for over 3 months, you will need to obtain an RMS AUVIS (Authorised Unregistered Vehicle Inspection Station) Report to register the vehicle in NSW. You will then be able to transfer and register the vehicle into your name with the invoice we provide you.
Please be aware that rules and regulations regarding registration may vary between states and that Valley Motor Auctions is not responsible for interstate registration transfer. Contact your state transfer office for further information regarding registration transfer.