“This sales policy applies to members of the public but does not apply to
Licensed Motor Vehicle Traders.”
For the purposes of this policy outline an intending purchaser will be
referred to as “the bidder”.
Methods of Purchase:
Bidders have the option of purchasing a motor vehicle from Valley Motor
Auctions via 3 different methods.
The bidder may bid in person or authorise and nominate another person to act as
a proxy to bid on behalf of themselves or the entity they represent in person
at the time of an auction. If the bid in person or via the proxy is the highest
bid and is successful at auction or subsequent negotiations the bidder will be
deemed to own the car.
The bidder or authorised proxy may bid via telephone instructing a member of
Valley Motor Auctions Sales Team to bid on their behalf or the entity they
represent at the time of an auction. If the bid made over the telephone is the
highest bid and is successful at auction or subsequent negotiations the bidder
will be deemed to own the car.
The bidder or their authorised and nominated proxy may instruct and authorise
the completion of a “Registration and Absentee Bidders Form” for themselves or
the entity they represent describing the vehicle, giving their particulars and
stating the amount bid in advance of an auction including any auction fees. The
Registration and Absentee Bidders Form may be completed in person at Valley
Motor Auctions premises, via telephone or electronic communication with
instructions from the bidder or their authorised and nominated proxy. This form
will then be tended as a bid at an auction to be advised by staff. If the bid
on the form is the highest bid and successful at that auction or subsequent
negotiations the bidder will be deemed to own the car.
In the case of an offer
via an Absentee and Bidders Registration Form or a successful bid, a member of
staff assisting with the completion of the form will ask the bidder for their
name, address and other details. Additionally with the Absentee Bidders
Registration Form we will ask the bidder or their authorised and nominated
proxy to sign and initial the form where practicable. In instances where the
Bidders Form is partially completed or not signed by the bidder or their proxy
due to time constraints or some such reason, or when the form is being
completed as per an instruction via telephone or electronically then the
electronic instruction we receive and or a deposit in any form will be deemed
to be consent and proof an Absentee Bid has been made.
A minimum of $1000.00
deposit will be requested when an Absentee Bid is made, or if any bid via any
other method is successful. However this amount may be varied by mutual consent
between the bidder and a member of Valley Motor Auctions staff.
It is important to note that Valley Motor
Auctions is an auction house. The only way we sell motor vehicles to purchasers
without a Dealers or Wholesalers licence is by “auction” in the methods stated
above under the heading “Methods of Purchase”.
For deposits of up to $1000.00 the bidder may
pay via the following methods, Cash, Personal, Business or Bank Cheque, Eftpos
of other Methods of Electronic Transfer of Cleared Funds, Credit Card or Debit
For amounts above $1000.00 Valley Motor
Auctions accept Bank Cheque, Electronic Transfer of Cleared Funds or Cash.
Credit Card Debit Card, Amex or Eftpos are accepted also but incur a fee.
Valley Motor auctions requires payment for
the balance of any purchase to be strictly within 5 working days after a bid is
successful at auction using the payment methods listed above, unless prior
arrangements have been made with staff.
On the fall of the hammer and acceptance of a
bid by Valley Motor Auctions the bidder is deemed to own the vehicle and
therefore responsibility for its insurance falls upon them. We advise
successful bidders to have insurance or a cover note in place as early as
practicable to protect their purchase.
The vehicle will be available for delivery
only after full payment is effected.
Prior to taking delivery the bidder or their
agent taking delivery will be invited to sign a delivery agreement.
The bidder will be handed a tax invoice and
RTA Transfer Application Form or in some cases these forms may be posted to the
purchaser after delivery.
Where applicable, a current roadworthy
inspection certificate showing the vehicle has passed will be supplied with the
vehicle. If the vehicle was registered less than 1 month prior to the purchase
date then the label number of the vehicle will be sufficient as proof of
roadworthiness and in lieu of a roadworthy certificate showing a pass .
Valley Motor Auctions offers bidders the
opportunity to inspect vehicles prior to any bid being made. Please note the
time constraint between some enquiries and the time and date at which a vehicle
is auctioned may make inspections in certain cases impractical. Bidders are
welcome to have a mechanic or third party inspect the vehicle they intend to
bid on. Bidders are advised to make sure they are satisfied with the vehicle
they bid upon as all successful bids at auction are binding. When a successful
bid is accepted by Valley Motor Auctions the bidder will own the vehicle as
there are no returns.
Motor Vehicles which still have the balance
of New Car Warranty may be taken to the service agent for that particular make
of car to make a claim.
After market third party warranties are
available for purchase from Valley Motor Auctions up until the delivery of a
We do not offer any warranty on the vehicles
we sell. This is stated on the Statutory Form 9’s prominently displayed on site
and saying in part “There is no warranty under the Motor Dealers Act 1974 in
respect of vehicles sold by auction. Accordingly the dealer is not required to
make good any defect which may exist in the vehicle when sold”.
Transfer of Your Motor Vehicle:
If you purchase a vehicle from us currently
registered in NSW you will be able to transfer the vehicle into your name with
the invoice we provide you.
If you purchase a motor vehicle from us with
NSW plates attached which is unregistered you will require a “Roadworthy
Certificate”. You will then need to register and transfer the vehicle into your
name with the invoice we provide you.
If you purchase a motor vehicle from us that
is registered in another state, is unregistered with no plates attached or with
plates attached and unregistered for over 3 months, you will need to obtain an
AUVIS Inspection Report “Blue Slip” to register the vehicle in NSW. You will
then be able to transfer and register the vehicle into your name with the
invoice we provide you.
Please be aware that rules and regulations
regarding registration may vary between states and that Valley Motor Auctions
is not responsible for interstate registration transfer. Contact your state
transfer office for further information regarding registration transfer.
For more information regarding our policies
please refer to our “Terms and Conditions”.