Winning bidders are charged a 6% buyers fee that has a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $10,000, inclusive of GST. This is excluding your highest successful bid, with 100% of the winning bid paid directly to the seller.
Only the buyers fee is deducted from your credit card. Once the buyers fee has been successfully paid then you are digitally introduced to the seller. The seller will then communicate their preferred method of payment. The most commonly preferred is an EFT and you will pay the seller the full winning bid directly.
All auctions have a reserve price unless advertised as “No Reserve”.
All vehicle auctions are sold excluding on road costs and without a road worthy certificate unless advertised otherwise.
We aim to provide all of the possible information you would need to make the most informed buying decision, however if you would like to view the auction item then you can arrange that with the seller.
Questions can be submitted at the bottom of each auction listing, with common questions being posted once they have been answered.
Once you have created an account you need to verify your credit card details by adding them to your “Payment Methods” section of your account. This can be found by clicking “My Account” in the top corner of any page of our website.
You can add an auction to your watch list, this can be done by either clicking the “add to watch list” icon inside the auction listing or by clicking the star icon in the thumbnail of each auction. This will then send you updates of bids, reserve changes or when an auction is coming to an end etc.
When you have successfully won an auction a 6% buyer’s premium with a minimum of $1,000 and maximum of $10,000 inclusive of GST is deducted from your credit card. This amount does not come out of your final bid as this full final bid goes to the seller.
All vehicles sold are excluding on road costs which are payable by the purchaser in the state they are to register the vehicle.
If any bid is placed in the last 2 minutes the auction will automatically be extended by another 2 minutes. There is no limit to the time extensions to give everyone enough time to have a fair chance at winning the auction.
At the bottom of the Key Information box which is located on the righthand side of any listing it will state if this listing is Private or Dealer.
All bids are final and cannot be canceled or removed due to mistakes or a change of heart. Please be sure of the amount you are bidding and your decision to bid.
There are no fees to list with Trading Garage and you will receive 100% of the final sale price.
Anything interesting or rare with a realistic reserve price will be accepted for listing.
To submit either a car, race car or number plate click here. We will get back to you within two business days to discuss your submission further.
We aim to be the most informative and accurate online platform available, once your listing has been accepted, we will make contact with you to obtain all of the details, warts and all.
A reserve price is the lowest price that your auction will sell for. Once your listing is deemed suitable, we will then work with you on a realistic reserve price to ensure a successful auction.
Once we receive your listing submission, we will make contact with you to discuss and agree a reserve price. From that point we will then organise photography, draft your listing and await your final sign off to schedule your auction.
The aim of Trading Garage is to provide sufficient information that buyers will feel confident to purchase your listing unseen, however there will always be buyers that need to see your listing with their own eyes. Only verified bidders are able to request to view an auction lot and to date 100% of auctions have been sold sight unseen.
As part of providing the most detailed listings available all of our vehicle listings will have a minimum of 100 photographs highlighting all of the details specified in the listing. If you are not able to provide this yourself, we have a team of professional photographers Australia wide that are available for very reasonable amount.
Once your auction has gone live you cannot cancel. If you do withdraw your auction once it has gone live you will be required to pay the fees outlined in our terms and conditions.
If the final bid has been successful in meeting your reserve price and the buying premium has been paid, we will digitally introduce you to the winning bidder to complete the transaction.
There will be a 24-hour period you have to accept the highest bid, if no response is received in 24 hours than that will be taken as a decline of the highest bid. You then have the option to list it in the Buy It Now section to arrange a post auction sale.
If your auction has been successful then it will appear in our sold section with the bid history and comments removed. If it was unsuccessful then it will be taken down however will still be able to be found via online search engines.
Buy it now offers any unsuccessful auction a further 7 days (extension possible) to have your listing available for a buy it now price and the ability for buyers to place offers and then in turn you may submit a counteroffer or accept.
Yes, you can lower your reserve at any time during the auction.
We are here to provide the best buying and selling experience possible, please feel free to contact us to discuss the process of buying or selling via phone or email.
Check your junk/spam folder as sometimes it can be flagged, also check that your email address is correct on your account settings.
Please contact us for any issue.