How it works?

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Step 1 Register

Please register for a membership. Pay refundable security deposit. Member / buyer credentials will be sent to your email address. Now you are ready to login and place a bid on vehicle of your choice.

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Step 2 Search and Bid

Login and start search automobile inventory using member / buyer logins and passwords. Select your vehicle and start bidding. You can choose to bid during the preliminary bidding time, the virtual live bidding auction, or both. The highest bid wins.

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Step 3 Pay for it

Payments for purchased (won at auction) vehicles are due the next business day after the sale date. Payments for vehicles must be made by Bank wire or cashier check only. Total payment will include the sale price of the vehicle plus applicable auction fees and transaction fee.

Transaction Fee

Our company charges 200 $ transaction fee per vehicle purchased using our service plus 25$ document mail fee, 20 $ International incoming wire fee. (USA banks deduct 20 $ every incoming wire from overseas)

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Step 4 Shipping

We arrange your vehicle pick up from designated auction facility and schedule shipping with same day your payment is received. Titles, bill of sales, and loading dock receipt copies will be emailed to cargo receiver. Please use calculator for estimated car cost in Dubai or other destination port.

faq - buying and bidding

  • How do I bid for car?
    How do I bid for car?

    Before you can start bidding on vehicles, you must register for a membership and pay the refundable security deposit. You will receive unique buyer number and only then you will be ready to log in and place a bid.

  • Can I give cash money for deposit for your agent in Dubai?
    Can I give cash money for deposit for your agent in Dubai?

    If you need to talk to our agent in Dubai about more details is OK, but for deposit we accept PAY PAL payments only.

  • How can I automatically increase my bid? What is Proxy Bidding?
    How can I automatically increase my bid? What is Proxy Bidding?

    You enter maximum bid amount (highest bid willing to pay) into the bid box on the auction page. Auction system will record your "maximum bid" amount and place a bid at the current 'LOWEST' minimum bid. If another bidder enter higher than your 'LOWEST' minimum bid, the system will automatically place another bid for you. On behalf of you the proxy bidding system will continue to make smallest bids necessary to maintain you as the winning bidder until you are the winner of the auction, or until another bidder bids higher than your maximum allowable proxy bid amount. Proxy bids are 100 % private and are never displayed to other bidders or auctioneer.

  • How do I know if I've been outbid?
    How do I know if I've been outbid?

    You will receive an email notifying you that someone has outbid your highest bid amount. If the auction is still open, you can place a new bid or proxy bid by going back to the auction page.

  • Who determines the sale price of the vehicles?
    Who determines the sale price of the vehicles?

    Auction (seller) determines the price at which he wishes to sell the vehicle.

  • In case I bid and win a car, do you credit my security deposit toward car invoice? What happen if I did not buy a car?
    In case I bid and win a car, do you credit my security deposit toward car invoice? What happen if I did not buy a car?

    Your security deposit will be transferred on other car bidding in case you are not the winner, or if you decide not to buy anymore, we refund you all amount. If you bid and win but decide not to buy anymore and close you membership, your security deposit will be used as partial payment for vehicle you bought.

  • How can I cancel a bid for vehicle?
    How can I cancel a bid for vehicle?

    A bid is contract. Once the bid has been placed, it cannot be cancelled.

faq - payments and fees

  • How much is registration?
    How much is registration?

    Registration is free, search and buy car easy using our services.

  • Why do I need to pay security deposit?
    Why do I need to pay security deposit?

    This security deposit protects us if you fail to pay for the vehicle you win at auction, as we are responsible for ensuring payment for awarded vehicles. You loose your security deposit if you win a vehicle and do not pay for it within 7 calendar days of the sale date.

  • How I can pay for vehicle if my bid is winning?
    How I can pay for vehicle if my bid is winning?

    Payments for vehicles must be made by bank wire transfer only. A wire transfer is an electronic payment service for transferring funds by wire from one bank account to another bank account. Bank wire is the fastest and easiest method of payment. Once your auction has ended and you are the confirmed winner, we will send you an email and invoice with all of the wire transfer account information. No credit cards, cash or check can be used for the vehicles payment.

  • What means late payment fee?
    What means late payment fee?

    Payments for the awarded vehicles are due the next business day after the sale date before a $50 late payment fee is charged. If customer payment late those fees will be applied on invoice.

  • What means storage fee?
    What means storage fee?

    The auction starts charging $20 per day storage fees if the car is not picked up within the first seven days. So, if we receive your payment late, you may need to cover some storage charges also. If customer payment late, storage fees will be applied on the invoice.

  • What kind of fees are in addition to the winning price?
    What kind of fees are in addition to the winning price?

    Our company charges 200 $ transaction fee per vehicle purchased using our service plus 25$ document mail fee, 20 $ International incoming wire fee. (USA banks deduct 20 $ every incoming wire from overseas)

    Auctions have standard fees to cover their costs which include an auto auction fee, internet fee 30$, and gate fee 35$. These fees are calculated and included on the purchase price of the vehicle. Please use our calculator and understand all fees for the vehicle and check your estimated total cost in UAE.

  • How much is one car recovery from auction and shipping to UAE?
    How much is one car recovery from auction and shipping to UAE?

    Please check on domestic transportation price list and use our calculator. We are shipping cars from few loading ports in USA. Shipping prices are not the same. Total cost for every car is different. If you like to buy more than one car, please make sure you are looking to buy cars in the same loading port area. This way your cars arrive together.

  • Do you ship to UAE only or other countries too?
    Do you ship to UAE only or other countries too?

    We can ship containers worldwide, please contact us for a quote.

faq - shipping

  • Do you ship to United Arab Emirates?
    Do you ship to United Arab Emirates?

    Yes, we do.

  • How do I get a shipping estimate?
    How do I get a shipping estimate?

    For shipping estimates please use calculator, choose estimated car price, auction location in USA, shipping port from USA to UAE and press calculate.

    Note: Shipping estimates are provided by third party as a guide only, and are subject to change based on rates charged by ocean freight carriers.

  • Are there any extra (hidden) shipping charges?
    Are there any extra (hidden) shipping charges?

    There are no extra transportation charges. Make sure you do wire transfer payment for freight invoice on time.

  • Does shipping cost include car insurance?
    Does shipping cost include car insurance?

    Insurance is additional. 2.5 % of cargo value. If your car value is for 1000 $, so it will be 25 $ additional charge for cargo insurance before car get loaded.

  • I'm looking for 3 - 4 cars shipping to Dubai in one container. It is possible?
    I'm looking for 3 - 4 cars shipping to Dubai in one container. It is possible?

    We do professional job on loading. But sometimes we can't load clean (no accident) 4 cars in 40 ft container. We are lifting cars up, then make wooden frames and secure hanging cars with metal chains. Most cars we are dealing are damaged from auctions already, so 4 cars loading no problem.

  • What is container's transit time from United States to United Arab Emirates?
    What is container's transit time from United States to United Arab Emirates?

    Transit time is different and various depend which loading port was used and of course weather conditions and season of the year. From our New York location to Dubai transit time is 21 - 28 days, from Chicago and Savanna loading ports transit time to Dubai is 30 - 35 days, from California and Texas loading facility 35 - 45 days to Dubai since containers getting loaded.

  • How much is domestic shipping from auction per car?
    How much is domestic shipping from auction per car?

    Please check on domestic transportation price list or use calculator. Domestic car transport cost between auctions and our USA loading ports are different.

Copart inventory (Lot)

  • Copart Damage codes
  • Copart Damage codes

    AO - ALL OVER
    BC - BIOHAZARDOUS/CHEMICAL
    BE - BURN - ENGINE
    BI - BURN - INTERIOR
    BN - BURN
    CC - CASH FOR CLUNKERS
    FD - FRAME DAMAGE REPORTED
    FR - FRONT END
    HL - HAIL
    MC - MECHANICAL
    MN - MINOR DENTS/SCRATCHES
    NO - NORMAL WEAR
    PR - PARTIAL/INCOMPLETE REPAIR
    PV - PREVIOUS REPAIR
    RJ - REJECTED REPAIR
    RO - ROLLOVER
    RR - REAR END
    SD - SIDE
    ST - STRIPPED
    TP - TOP/ROOF
    UK - UNKNOWN
    UN - UNDERCARRIAGE
    VI - MISSING/ALTERED VIN
    VN - VANDALISM
    VP - REPLACED VIN
    WA - WATER/FLOOD


    Copart expressly disclaims the accuracy of Damage Type Codes, as the information may not accurately reflect the type or extent of damage to any vehicle. Damage Type Codes may not be used or relied upon for bidding purposes or for any other reason. Copart strongly recommends that Buyers thoroughly inspect vehicles before purchase. ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS IS - WHERE IS. See Vehicle Disclaimer.

  • Lot number
  • Lot number

    Lot number is Copart's unique identifier for each vehicle.

  • Car location
  • Car location

    Car auction location shows the Copart facility location that is processing the sale of the vehicle. The vehicle is at this location unless specified on the listing.

  • Item number
  • Item number

    Item numbers represent the order in which the lots will be sold during the Virtual Sale portion of VB2.

  • Sale Date
  • Sale Date

    The date that the Virtual Auction is conducted for the selected lot or facility

  • Title types
  • Title types

    Title type denotes the ownership documents that will be transferred to the buyer. Each state issues a wide variety of different ownership documents. Each type of document carries with it certain ownership rights and certain restrictions or burdens. Buyers should research the viability of each type of title document for their intended use of the lot prior to bidding. Each state maintains information on their websites for this purpose

  • The Current Bid
  • The Current Bid

    The Current Bid is the highest price offered for this lot at this time. There may be a higher maximum bid being represented by VB2 BID4U.

  • Fuel
  • Fuel

    Fuel type used by the engine as designated by the VIN.

  • Year
  • Year

    Year is the manufacturer's designated model year.

  • Odometer codes
  • Odometer codes

    Odometer codes are shown to reflect the known reliability of the odometer reading.

    Actual means that the odometer reading is believed to be the true and actual mileage of the lot.

    Exceeds Mechanical Limits means that the true mileage of the lot cannot be expressed because it has exceeded the capacity of the odometer to measure it, in other words it has "rolled over".

    Exempt means that by Federal Law, no odometer code is required to be displayed for this lot.

    Not Actual means that the odometer reading does not correctly reflect the mileage of the lot or it cannot be ascertained.

  • Sales status
  • Sales status

    Sales Status indicates the current status of the lot. Possible values and their meanings are:

    Pure Sale - No minimum bid or reserve price. Lot will be awarded to the highest bidder at the close of bidding during the Virtual Auction.

    On Approval - Seller has reserved the right to approve the final high bid achieved during the Virtual Auction. Seller has until 5:00 pm PST one business day after the sale to approve the bid. The high bidder is obligated to purchase the vehicle if released by the seller within the approval period.

    Minimum Bid - Seller has placed a reserve price on the lot. If the minimum bid is not surpassed during the Virtual Auction, Seller has until 5:00 pm PST one business day after the sale to accept the bid.

  • Time Zone
  • Time Zone

    Time zone is the time zone in which the Copart facility is located.

  • Preliminary and Virtual biddings
  • Preliminary and Virtual biddings

    Preliminary biding

    Preliminary bidding establishes the starting price for the internet-only virtual sale. Bidders who are outbid receive a notification and are provided the opportunity to re-bid. Preliminary bids is accepted 24 hours a day and until 1 hour before the virtual auction starts. The highest preliminary bid will compete against virtual bids during Virtual Bidding.

    Virtual biding

    Virtual bidding is the process of submitting live bids over the Internet during a auction Virtual Sale. Buyers submit bids electronically, in real time over the Internet, to compete with other virtual bidders

  • On-Approval Vehicles
  • On-Approval Vehicles

    On-Approval Vehicles. Vehicles sold "On-Approval" will not be released to Members unless and until the seller notifies Copart of its acceptance of the high bid. In some instances, it may take up to three working days, including the day of the sale, for the seller to provide Copart notification of high bid acceptance. However, the majority of "On- Approval" vehicles receive bid acceptance or rejection within one day.

other questions

  • Do you repair cars?
  • Do you repair cars?

    No, we do not repair any cars.

  • How will I know where the vehicles are located after I paid for it?
  • How will I know where the vehicles are located after I paid for it?

    When invoices are issued and paid, we will deliver vehicle to one of our loading port, and will update you on car status via email.

  • Can I see the vehicles I am interested in?
  • Can I see the vehicles I am interested in?

    Auction pictures are usually available for a particular vehicle. In some locations it may be possible to purchase additional pictures or see a vehicle physically one day before the sale.

  • Can you communicate in Arabic languages?
  • Can you communicate in Arabic languages?

    We speak English, German and Russian. All emails, invoices and notes are in English only.

  • Why do I need to send my personal information?
  • Why do I need to send my personal information?

    Registration will allow you to buy vehicles. Buyers (you) must register with us, because we need to collect information for verification. We need to have full knowledge of our clients. This information also helps release your vehicle at final port of destination.

  • Who owns all cars on search date base?
  • Who owns all cars on search date base?

    All cars and vehicles on search database are Copart auto auction inventory. Vehicles at auction available for registered dealers only. We help buy and transport cars overseas.

  • If a car is damaged how do I know it still runs?
  • If a car is damaged how do I know it still runs?

    Please see car damage codes information, also auction provides some information if car running or not. Please check auction verification link.

  • What is my guaranty I will receive my cars?
  • What is my guaranty I will receive my cars?

    We are registered USA Company, and many our overseas customer references are available upon request. Please contact us.

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