Auction

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How it works

Sellers
The time has come for a safe, easy, and effective online Auction, managed by Koskin Import Ltd.
We have the expertise and wide market exposure to get your Lot seen by many people around the world. We will help you from start to finish and deal with all transactions where possible, taking the stress away from you.
It is free to list your Lot on our auction, and we will create the listing for you.
We charge a seller’s commission of 5%, this is only charged when your Lot is successfully auctioned.
A reserve price can be set, and the Lot will not sell if this is not met.
Bidders
The time has come for a safe, easy, and effective online Auction, managed by Koskin Import Ltd.
If the Lot is not as described when you or your enlisted party collect it, your payment will be returned in full and the seller will be banned from using our platform in the future.
Koskin Import Ltd will act as a third party where possible, this gives the buyer and seller extra security. Simple and effective.
We also offer many extra services to make the whole process as stress free as possible, you can find a list of all our services here -> SERVICES
It is easy and free to register, just add your profile information.
Credit/debit card information will be required prior to bidding. We charge a 5% buyers premium of the winning bid directly after the end of the auction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sellers

How much does it cost to sell my Lot on Koskin Import?

Listing your Lot is free of charge.
We charge a 5% commission on the final sales price.
If the Lot does not sell, then there is no charge.

How can I sell my Lot on Koskin Import?

  1. Register & login
  2. Select “Auction Account”
  3. Select “Become a Vendor”
  4. Add Auction
You can submit your Lot, at no cost, for personal review by us. If your Lot is accepted for auction, we will contact you to confirm auction acceptance and guide you through the listing process.
Once accepted, we will write the auction listing and take care of everything.

How long does it take for my Lot to go live?

Our goal is to get your Lot listed on the auction as soon as possible. We will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process and establish the timeline for your Lot.

How will I be paid when the auction is over?

As soon as a Lot sells on Koskin Import, the buyer is instantly charged a buyers premium. We will then be in contact with the buyer to arrange payment, also time frame for collection of the Lot.
We also offer many extra services to make the whole process as stress free as possible, you can find a list of all our services here -> SERVICES

What happens if my Lot does not sell?

If your Lot does not sell, we suggest listing it again with a “Buy it Now” price.
The “Buy it Now” price would be set at the same amount as what the reserve was, this will then still give any previous interested buyers the chance to purchase the Lot.

How do you choose which Lots to accept for auction?

All auction lots are evaluated by us first. We review several of the lot’s characteristics including condition, collectability, history, documentation, and more.

What happens if my lot is not accepted for auction?

Not every lot is accepted for auction. If a submission does not meet our criteria, we will contact you to explain why your lot was not accepted.
But don’t despair! As an alternative option, we will assist you in selling your Item on our Classified section.

How do reserves work?

A reserve is the minimum price you are willing to sell your Lot for.
We will work with you to set a market correct reserve. Realistic reserves increase the overall buyer experience which can increases bidding activity. Reserve values are not shown to bidders, we do reveal when reserves are nearly reached or have been met during the live auction.

Should I reveal my reserve price?

When you are a seller, the reserve price you set is private and confidential and should remain that way. Revealing your reserve price before an auction ends can negatively limit your Lot from reaching its bidding success.
Never reveal your price especially in public comments. If asked, simply refer the bidder to the auction and prompt them to bid a price that they are comfortable with.

Can I edit my listing once the auction goes live?

Generally, edits are not permitted once an auction has gone live. If you feel an edit is necessary, please contact us with your request at auction@koskinimport.com.
You can also leave comments and can answer bidder questions on the vehicle description page during the auction to help improve the clarity of your listing.

Can I make a deal outside of the auction?

Lots listed on Koskin Import Auctions are for sale exclusively through the auction site and subject to contract. We incur considerable expense to advertise listings, maintain & operate the platform, and support an administrative staff. As such, if a buyer or seller subverts the auction by attempting to make a deal outside of the auction, you will be banned from the site.
If a buyer attempts this tactic with a seller, the best approach is to simply refer the buyer back to the auction and instruct them to place a bid that they are comfortable with.

Can I relist my Lot if it doesn't sell?

Lots can be relisted, but we suggest that their is a cooling off period and not listed again too soon.

Can I cancel my auction listing?

We do not allow the cancellation of listings once the auction goes live. Only in extreme cases where a Lot has suffered a significant change such as theft or damage will there be consideration. Please notify us if such an event occurs.

Can you provide me a photographer recommendation?

We offer an on-site professional photography upgrade option for an additional fee. If interested, please contact us about this.
Bidders

How do I register to bid?

Registering to bid is easy and free.
First register, then create an account. Once your account has been created, you will receive an email confirmation. You are required to enter your credit/debit card information from your account page prior to becoming an active bidder.

Why do I have to enter my credit/debit card information?

We require your card details for the 5% buyers premium. This will be charged to your card immediately after the end of the auction.
The buyers premium will only be charged if the Lot sells at your highest bid.

How much is the buyer's fee?

Buyers fee is 5% of the final hammer price.
This is not a deposit, it is a charge for the use of our platform.

Is there a reserve?

All Lots have a reserve, unless stated “No Reserve”

Are you able to help out with the transport?

We can certainly help out with all the transport and shipping requirements, we have been selling vehicles all over the world for many years now and have built up great contacts.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards, also bank transfers.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.

What happens if the Lot is not as described?

In the unforeseen circumstance that the Lot is not as described upon collection, your payment will be refunded in full.

Can I cancel my bid?

Once a bid is placed it cannot be cancelled. Please only bid if you intend to follow through with the purchase.
If you have any doubts, please do not bid.

Why does the auction clock keep resetting back two minutes, if there are last-minute bids?

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to prevent any last minute “sniping.” This helps ensure all interested bidders have a fair chance to bid.

What happens if I win an auction and how does payment work?

Congratulations!
You will be notified automatically of your win and charged the appropriate 5% buyers premium fee based on your winning bid. We will then be in contact with you to arrange the final payment, also to organize transport preparations if required.

How do I contact a seller?

You can submit a question to the seller through the “Ask a Question” section on the Auction page.
Once the Seller has answered, the question and answer will be visible for everyone to see. This is to help other potential buyers that might have the same questions.

How can I inspect a Lot?

We encourage potential bidders to inspect the Lot prior to placing a bid. If you wish to arrange an inspection, you can contact us at auction@koskinimport.com to arrange correspondence with the seller.
We are also able to inspect the Lot on your behalf, let us know if this service is of interest to you.

What happens if the reserve is not met on an auction?

Once the auction closes and the reserve has NOT been met, there is still a chance that the seller will sell the item to the highest bidder.
If not, the Lot will be listed again with a “Buy it Now” price.

Can I make a deal outside of the auction?

Lots listed as auctions, are for sale exclusively through the auction site. We incur considerable expense to advertise listings, maintain & operate the platform, and support an administrative staff. As such, if a buyer or seller subverts the auction by attempting to make a deal outside of the auction, you will be banned from the site.

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