Which type of user are you?
Multiple Ways to Purchase: You may call the dealer direct, email or Make an Offer.
Dealer Appraisal: Our dealers can give you an on-line trade-in appraisal and payment terms.
Finding Your "New" Car: Browse the online dealer magazine or search by dealer, region, year,
make, model and price.
Vehicle Details: Click on any vehicle picture in the online magazine to review the complete vehicle
detail page. This will allow you to add vehicles to your watch-list, ask the dealer a question, make an offer,
view a map to the dealers location, and submit your trade-in/credit request if desired.
Test drives and Inspection: The dealership would like to have you test drive the vehicle prior to making an offer.
Private Party Auctions: Payment must be arranged by buyer and seller, it is advised that buyers complete a physical
inspection of the vehicle prior to payment in cash or cashiers check.
Communications: Most communications between buyers and sellers will be conducted by email. Buyers may call the selling
dealership or The Public Auto Auction at 217-937-1000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common questions you might have
Our program has the ability for you to enter your trade-in / credit information just one time. This information is then sent to the selling dealership of each unit you add to your Favor list. You will then receive a response within 24 hours from the selling dealership that will have your ESTIMATED trade-in allowance and ESTIMATED payment terms for the purchase of the unit you are interested in Making an Offer on.
You will not be expected to purchase the unit. The seller is expected to represent the vehicle fairly. If the seller has not represented the vehicle fairly, the transaction can be terminated without any liability to either party.
No, the final sales price and financing terms (if applicable) should be complete. The final sales price should include the sales price of the unit as well as any associated tax, title, license, or dock fees.
All transactions are left open until completed at the physical location of the selling party. After you have inspected the unit you are buying, and the selling dealership has inspected your trade-in unit (if applicable) and checked your credit (if applicable); you will have the opportunity to finalize the transaction and take ownership of the unit.
Yes, sellers are encouraged to consign any type of vehicle whether it is a car, truck, boat, camper, motorcycle, etc. Our website's consignment page was designed to offer sellers the flexibility to enter whatever type of data they desire in the unit details, which allows sellers the freedom to consign a wide array of items.