How to start bidding:
Bidding on Wheelbidz is exciting and easy! Here is how to begin:
Although you can browse the inventory on Wheelbidz for free, you’ll need to register before you can start bidding. Registration only takes a few minutes. You will receive a confirmation email when you’re finished. Follow the link in the email to confirm your account setup.
Registration will cost $1. The $1 fee is required by the potential buyer and seller, and provides both parties with assurance that the person on the other end is a real person. Wheelbidz accepts multiple payment methods to include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.
Click on the make offer button to place a bid. If your bid is to low then your offer will not even register; however, if you trigger the seller’s reserve, then the auction could end at any time. The seller will have the option at accepting any bid offered and ending the auction immediately or waiting to see if their vehicle could trigger a “bidding war.” This auction method will get rid of the sniper bids (people who wait til the last second to throw in an offer). Once your bid has been accepted by the seller you win.
Please understand that by placing a bid, you will be committed to purchasing the vehicle you have bid on. In order to remove your bid, you will either have to wait 72 hours, or you will be subject to a penalty if you remove your bid within the 72 hour window. Removing a bid within 72hours will come with a $5 fee. Removing a bid that has an accepted offer will be assessed a $100 fee, so do your due diligence and be 100% sure of your purchase before placing a bid.
Many of our sellers will have a list price and buy now option. If you decide you would like to accept their asking price without the chance of losing the bid, then click the buy now option and the auction will end immediately.
How much do bids cost?
Bids on Wheelbidz are free of charge, unless you as a potential buyer withdraw your bid within a 72hour window and before the seller has an opportunity to accept your bid. The penalty for withdrawing your bid if done prior to the seller accepting your bid is $5. If the seller accepts the bid and the buyer withdraws, then the penalty will be $100 (in the future there will be an additional 2% of the accepted sale price if bid withdrawls become an issue.)
Unable to Receive Confirmation Email
Sometimes our emails get filtered out and placed in your spam folder, so please try looking if you are missing and email from wheelbidz. If it isn’t found in your spam folder, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the issue. Please be sure to email us from the email address you indicated when you registered for Wheelbidz.
Dutch Auction: A quantity of more than one is accepted (for example a dealer has 3 Honda civic’s of the same year and same features)
Standard Auction: A standard auction, is an auction in when you can only sell one item of this type.
I've been accepted for a sale! What do I do now?
Confirm your vehicle purchase. When the sale is ended by the seller, you will be redirected to a page where you will be asked to confirm that you won the vehicle. This page will instruct you how to pay for the won vehicle. Once the item has been confirmed internal emails will be exchanged by the buyer and seller in order for the buyer to pick up the vehicle and the seller to be paid.
(Buyer can pay via paypal, Buyer can pay via bank loan, Buyer can pay seller directly with cash or however seller wishes to be paid)
You must confirm and pay for the vehicle within 5 days.
Can I bid if I live outside the United States?
We currently operate in the United States only. We apologize for the inconvenience, though we hope to expand in the future and will let you know when you check back with us soon….
When does a vehicle sale end?
Each vehicle sale ends only when the seller withdraws there vehicle or when the seller accepts a bid.
How can I follow a vehicle?
If you see a vehicle you want to watch you can click “watch auction.” Remember that the seller can end the sale at any time, so watching a vehicle can cost you the vehicle.
How does bidding work?
By clicking on the make offer button, you can manually enter the price you would be willing to offer for the vehicle. If your bid is the highest bid, your bid will be recorded and will show as the highest bid when you click on the vehicle information. If someone has outbid you, you will see all bids placed on that vehicle.
Where can I see my bidding history?
Click on “Summary” in members area ,on the far left, once you have signed in. All of your bidding information can be seen there.
I've placed a bid but I'm not currently the highest bidder, why?
Wheelbidz servers order the bids based on the exact time they were clicked. There may have been another user who placed a bid immediately after you.
How do I track vehicles that I'm participating and bidding on?
Click on “current bids” in the members area located on the far left, after signing in.
Can I bid on a future sale?
You can only bid on vehicles where the timer is actively counting down.
How do I change my password?
You can change you can change your password by clicking on my account which appears on a tab to the far right (this tab will appear after clicking anywhere in the members area on the left under messaging, bidding, or selling).
I forgot my password or username. What can I do?
Select “Lost Password and/or Login name? Click here” under the login, then follow the on-screen instructions. Once you reset your password, an email containing your username will be sent to your account. This email will also have a link that’ll enable you to reset your password.