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Hi all,

does anyone have any info regarding second hand car auctions in Thailand, more specifically locations and dates, I'm in Eastern Thailand but can travel pretty much anywhere for a decent sizeable auction.

many thanks in advance for any replies.

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Thank you!

If anyone has feedback on any they have attended eg is one mostly SUV's and another mostly pickups, are some better than others etc, that too would be appreciated.

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2 hours ago, kensisaket said:

You need to be real careful buying anything at one of those auctions. 

You also need to be real careful buying second hand cars online or in particular from facebook. There seems an ever increasing amount of Russian car dealers operating here now

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Da Roadrunner is ex motor trade, even professionals get caught out at auctions. Problem with auctions is you cannot drive the car before you buy. So problems with chassis alignment due to accident and also gearbox faults will not show up until after you have paid. Caveat emptor.

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Big C Pattaya has them occasionally, I once bought an Isuzu from an auction in BKK, never again..anything that has a low reserve usually gets into a bidding war and end up paying more...not cheap. With tens of thousands for sale in car dealers and on line, why bother, plenty bargains out there that you can test drive and have a thorough check

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Thanks everyone, much food for thought there, seems like the auctions are most likely well avoided unless someone really knows their cars.

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Hi anyone out there know if and when the next seized car auction will be held, at The Customs House Bangkok, or a reliable link , which can notify me.

Thank you.

Tom

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46 minutes ago, tomtaylor1 said:

Hi anyone out there know if and when the next seized car auction will be held, at The Customs House Bangkok, or a reliable link , which can notify me.

Thank you.

Tom

Call the Customs Dept English-speaking centre, 1164, they will be able to tell you.

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On 12/11/2019 at 5:16 PM, Kenchamp said:

You also need to be real careful buying second hand cars online or in particular from facebook. There seems an ever increasing amount of Russian car dealers operating here now

Check the sellers id matches the reg book. Also check if there is a bank or finance co stamp in the reg book.

 

Russians? Yes, I have met one trying to sell a car he did not own. Thais are up to similar tricks.

 

Some ask you to send money and they will deliver the car later. (Yeah sure). Best way is to only hand over money once the car is in your name at the DLT.

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17 hours ago, Just Weird said:

Call the Customs Dept English-speaking centre, 1164, they will be able to tell you.

Hi Just weird, thank you for the update.

Regards

Tom

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13 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Check the sellers id matches the reg book. Also check if there is a bank or finance co stamp in the reg book.

 

 

I'm interested to know what you mean with regard to the finance co stamp and any implications one might have with any vehicle showing one?

 

Surely if the seller has the book and the signed transfer papers then there should not be any outstanding finance on the vehicle, or have i got that wrong?

 

I'm not totally against buying from a trader after all trading is almost what makes the world go round, but there are some who are into dodgy practices like clocking mileages and falsifying documents ect

 

 

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