Which type of user are you?
Multiple Ways to Purchase: You may call the dealer direct, email or Make an Offer.
Dealer Appraisal: Our dealers can give you an on-line trade-in appraisal and payment terms.
Finding Your "New" Car: Browse the online dealer magazine or search by dealer, region, year,
make, model and price.
Vehicle Details: Click on any vehicle picture in the online magazine to review the complete vehicle
detail page. This will allow you to add vehicles to your watch-list, ask the dealer a question, make an offer,
view a map to the dealers location, and submit your trade-in/credit request if desired.
Test drives and Inspection: The dealership would like to have you test drive the vehicle prior to making an offer.
Private Party Auctions: Payment must be arranged by buyer and seller, it is advised that buyers complete a physical
inspection of the vehicle prior to payment in cash or cashiers check.
Communications: Most communications between buyers and sellers will be conducted by email. Buyers may call the selling
dealership or The Public Auto Auction at 217-937-1000 or send an email to email@example.com with any
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common questions you might have
Enter your trade-in information and you rate your credit as (Excellent), (Good), (Average), or (Poor). This information is then sent to the selling dealership where you are bidding. The selling dealership will give you an ESTIMATED trade-in allowance and payment terms based on the info you provide and reserve price
All transactions are open until completed at the physical location of the selling dealership. After you have inspected the car you are buying, and the selling dealership has inspected your trade-in (if applicable) and approved your credit (if applicable); you may finalize the transaction and take ownership of the unit.