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In live auctions you can bid for vehicles only on location at the auction centre. The procedure consists of presenting each vehicle consecutively in the auction hall and auctioning off each one individually. It is possible to view the vehicles starting two hours before the auction starts. The auction catalogue can be downloaded as PDF file beforehand.
First, please completely fill out the registration form and have the copy of the personal identity card of the owner/managing director/member of the board of management or individually liable partner ready at hand, as well as the commercial register entry and your registration of the business. We require the commercial register entry in the case of the following kinds of companies: GmbH [limited liability company], GmbH & Co. KG [limited partnership with limited liability company], KG [limited partnership], OHG [general partnership], AG [PLC], e.K. [registered merchant], Ltd. UG (limited liability).
Then you will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. This must be signed and stamped three times. After all the necessary documents have been sent and checked, you will receive your access data, which will also be sent by e-mail.
May we help you? Please call our customer service on +49 (0) 611 44796-55.
Create your own personal auction catalogue. This allows you to track progress in auctions of vehicles you have chosen personally, and provides you with an overview you can view at any time of the chosen portfolio of vehicles you are interested in. You can open up the list of your vehicles at any time under the menu item "Tracked vehicles".
The starting price is the price at which a vehicle is always clear for sale. However, it is also possible to make bids under the starting price. The amount permitted for the first bid is displayed under the bid field on the barometer page. If the auction ends and the highest bid is still under the starting price then the vehicle is subject to a reservation. The supplier can now decide to either release the vehicle for sale or refuse the price that was bid. Clarification of a reservation can take up to a maximum of 72 hours. Even when subject to a reservation, your bid is binding.
The auction barometer is the central element of our auction platform. It clearly displays each bid offered, together with the associated user name. This makes it easy to keep track of bidding progress at any time. Bids in the red area (lower than the starting price) are still subject to a reservation. Bids in the green area (higher than the starting price) are automatically not subject to a reservation, and the associated vehicles are sold to the highest bidder.
Please note: In cases of auctions of the BMW Bank and the BMW Group you only see your own user name. Other bids are marked with the name "bidder". When you take part online in a Netlive auction, bids which are made on location are displayed as "Livebid".
When a vehicle is in the Hotbid phase this means that the auction will shortly end. The Hotbid phase is your last chance to make bids, and is similar to the final countdown of the auctioneer in a live auction. The Hotbid phase is usually 15 seconds long. The Hotbid phase is reset every time a bid is made during this time. The auction only ends after the Hotbid phase is over, and the vehicle is sold to the highest bidder.
There are three ways to make a bid:
The vehicle is sold to you on condition that the auction has come to an end, you are the highest bidder, and the price is higher than the starting price (in green). You will receive an e-mail as confirmation. The vehicle could also be subject to a reservation, which means the supplier must decide whether or not to sell the vehicle at the given price. Even when subject to a reservation, your bid is binding. You will receive notice later via e-mail whether your bid has been accepted or not.
For more information about registration, how an online auction works, searching for vehicles, the auction barometer, Hotbids, the bidding agent, tracking vehicles, and much more please read our manual under “Service”.
If not otherwise indicated, we auction off vehicles in our own name and on our own account. That means we are a supplier, and not a broker of the goods. So the surcharge is always part of the total purchase price, just as in a delivery of goods, for example, where the charges for shipping and packaging are calculated in addition to the purchase price.
Therefore, the surcharge is a supplementary payment for the main service (vehicle delivery) and is treated, in terms of VAT, in a similar way.
Deliveries subject to differential taxation are regulated in § 25a UStG. According to this no VAT may be visibly indicated. Clause 1 also explicitly mentions auctions in one's own name. In section 276a clause 2 of UStR [value added tax guideline] 2008 there are more supplementary regulations.
After you have purchased a vehicle online, the pickup slip will be ready for you under the menu item "Mailbox" as soon as the invoice amount has been posted on our account. In some cases it’s possible that the sending of the pickup slip can take a bit longer. You can find more information about this in the description of the respective vehicle under “Vehicle release”. Please note: in the case of online auctions all of the vehicles you have purchased in an auction must first be paid for before you receive the pickup slips.
Pickup slips authorize you to collect the vehicles you have purchased. Please notify the contact person listed on the pickup slip at least one working day before collecting the vehicle. Important: If you do not take possession of the vehicle in person please provide another person/a logistics company with a written authorization! The authorized person will need to have their identity card with them, as well as a copy of the identity card of the person granting the authority.
Do you still have any unanswered questions? Then please call us on
+49 (0)611 44796-55. We will be happy to help you.
This way to registration at Autobid.de.
Here you can reach the registration of the BMW Group. Please note that auctions of the BMW Group are accessible exclusively for BMW contract partners. You need your BMW dealer number for registration.
Here you can reach the registration of MINI. Please note that MINI auctions of the BMW Group are accessible exclusively for MINI contract partners. You need your MINI dealer number for registration.