Copart experience

Discussion in 'General' started by noles19, Jun 21, 2022.

  1. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    Anyone bought a bike from copart?
    Good experience or bad experiences?
     
  2. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    I've bought a few vehicles from copart.
    1 2001 R1 that I have now as my track bike... so I didn't care about the salvage title status.
    I have picked a car and truck that I both did small repairs, had enhanced inspections done, then flipped for a small profit.
     
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  3. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    check the fees.
    $800 bikes end up being $2300.
    there is a fee if youre not a registered transport provider.
     
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  4. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    The last few years and the numerous stupid fees that they tag on.... I still have my dealer account but haven't "won" any autos or bikes lately because of the fees.
     
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  5. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    Fees have risen lately... but I don't know if a $800 won bid would turn into a $2300 final price?
    Now if you want the vehicle transported far away... the transportation fee could be substantial.
    I have always picked up all my vehicles myself.
     
  6. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

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  7. Badger911GT3

    Badger911GT3 Well-Known Member

    A few months ago I bought a 2013 Ducati 1199 from Copart. My winning bid was about $3,500, and I think I paid $4,500 total, after all the fees, and the broker fee I had to pay cause auction was in a state that required it.

    I built the bike up, and have been riding it at track days for the last few month. I haven't sold the bike yet, but I expect I'll be able to get close to what I paid for it and all the parts. I'm sure I won't make a profit. But I shouldn't lose much, if any, money. But I didn't do this to make money. I just wanted a project that would keep me busy for a couple months. I'll definitely do it again.
     
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  8. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    its roughly 50% worth of fees at the $1000 price point... and yes that price I quoted included transport from NV to FL but not thru a copart provider. There was an additional copart fee for the transporter to come retrieve the bike. It used to be you could score decent deals on say a nearly new 5th wheel camper that was a totaled vandalism claim. Say 15-25% of msrp. Then sell it as is at 50% of book or do some repairs & get even more.
     
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  9. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    There are still deals trade on copart... but you really have to be on your game and watch the bids.
    Easy track bike source.
     
  10. Badger911GT3

    Badger911GT3 Well-Known Member

    To give you an idea of some of the things you would need to watch out for...

    I had my eye on a bike at a lot 4 hours away. My dashboard on Crashedtoys.com said the auction was set for yesterday. I had been planning on driving there yesterday morning so I could see the bike in person, refine my bid, and then likely win the bike, and take it home right away.

    I happened to decide against driving there, and instead just put a bid in on Wednesday night. I woke up Thur morning to an e-mail saying my bid and the auction had been cancelled. My dashboard now says the auction is scheduled for next week, but when I called the Copart lot, they said their system doesn't show any scheduled auction for that bike.

    I guess I lucked out, cause I would have been SO PISSED if I had driven 8 hours total for nothing.
     
  11. evakat

    evakat Well-Known Member

    I see that happen quite often. Vehicles will just disappear when the bidding $$ are too low... then just reappear as new auction several days later.
    I would never drive to a auction site site before I definitely knew I had won the bid!
     
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  12. Badger911GT3

    Badger911GT3 Well-Known Member

    It's shady AF! I was extra relieved I didn't drive there, cause my buddy was going to come with me. I would have been so bad for him, to have driven 8 hours with me for nothing.
     
  13. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Every time I scroll down past this thread, the title catches my eye and I misread "combat experience"

    Am I the only one?
     

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