How to buy and sell car parts at auto auctions
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By Jennifer B. Dannen, Associated Press WriterCARSON, Calif.
(AP) — If you want to sell your car parts, you’re in luck.
Auctioneer Robert Mann has a lot of money.
He’s auctioning off hundreds of thousands of used and brand-new car parts on a monthly basis at the Auto Auction Center in downtown San Jose, and he’s getting a lot more than he bargained for.
The center is owned by Auto Auction Group, which has more than 3,000 dealers across California.
That means the center’s sales volume, even for a small dealership, is enormous.
That’s because Mann has made it his mission to attract new cars to his auction site, which is located at 2200 East Main Street.
The main entrance is in the center, and a small sign in the window says it’s open only to dealers.
But the center is also filled with other sellers who are willing to part with parts to get rid of their old cars.
It’s a bit like a flea market.
“We get some of the best cars on the market,” said Paul W. Dallar, president of the California Association of Car Dealers.
“We don’t really have a whole lot of people who really want to get them off the lot.”
The auction site is the biggest and most lucrative for buyers looking to sell their old or damaged vehicles.
The center also sells used cars.
And a lot are left behind when they’re bought and sold.
Mann is in a good position because he’s able to get the most money out of his inventory.
He estimates that he has about $3 million worth of used cars at the center.
The rest is being sold by the dealers who operate out of the center at prices that range from about $400 for a new car to $3,000 for a used car.
The new cars come from companies like Chrysler and Ford, which sell them to manufacturers.
The old cars come mostly from auto dealerships, where the dealers often sell their cars for a fraction of the sticker price.
But, as with many of the things that are sold at auto shows, the most valuable cars at Auto Auction Centers are rare and expensive.
The auction process is expensive because it involves the sale of thousands or millions of parts.
Most of the parts have to be made by hand and then sent to Mann’s office.
Then, they’re tested to make sure they’ll work.
It can take months to make that testing and test every part to make it work.
The most expensive part of the process is the final assembly.
That includes the installation of new engine, transmission, brakes, wheels and tires.
And, it includes installing the car’s new body, doors, hood, interior and windows.
Mantas also has the luxury of the ability to sell parts for a nominal fee, but he can charge a lot for the parts that he buys.
The average price for the last month was $2,400, but that was up from $2 and up last year.
The average price at the auction was $4,000.
That’s a lot lower than the $5,000 average at the show last year, when Mann had more than $12 million in sales.
That said, Mann doesn’t make money on the parts he sells, nor does he make money if the part is damaged.
Mann said he has more to sell than he sells.
“If I can get a car that looks new and I can drive it for a year, that’s a better deal,” Mann said.
“I don’t get any satisfaction.
It doesn’t get the job done.”
The Auto Auction center is an important part of a dealership’s business, but it’s not necessarily the best option for buying and selling cars.
Even if the buyer can get the car, the dealership doesn’t know if it’ll work well with their other cars.
“It’s more expensive than a dealership, but you don’t know whether you’re going to make money,” said James A. Knecht, executive director of the North American Auto Dealers Association.
“There’s a whole different set of things to consider.”
Mann said he’s selling some cars because he wants to help people who are in the car business.
“I don: I’m trying to help anybody that needs it,” he said.
“My goal is to help them,” he added.
“My goal right now is to get everybody that’s interested in buying the car.”
By Jennifer B. Dannen, Associated Press WriterCARSON, Calif.(AP) — If you want to sell your car parts, you’re in luck.Auctioneer…