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Bid Now

If you're a trade buyer and eligible to buy online, Bid Now sales give you the opportunity to place bids in online tender auctions, at any time of day, directly within the BCA website.

Bid Now vehicles are indicated in vehicle listings by the blue arrow icon (shown above).

Within your normal process of searching and viewing vehicles, you will discover a selection of used vehicles direct from our leading vendors that you can bid on immediately. The vehicle details will indicate the sale end time.

You're able to place a bid for a specific value, or place a proxy bid - in which case the system automatically bids for you, up to your chosen maximum value. If your bid is outbid we email you to tell you.

If you enjoy the thrill of placing bids towards the end of the sale, check the sale end date and time, and log-on before the sale ends.

At the end of the sale you will receive an email confirming your vehicle purchases so you know exactly what stock you have secured. Whether you are at your office, travelling or at home you can now access and buy quality used vehicles at your own convenience.

Bid Now also enables you to benefit from an extended range of vehicles, many of which are fresh stock, in a wider selection of locations.   Auction View presents each off site vehicle with further information regarding delivery, which may take slightly longer than vehicles that are on site at BCA.

Delivery Information

If the vehicle is located at a BCA Centre you have an option of self-collecting or call 01530 514 365 to arrange delivery of your purchase.  Breakdown of delivery charges are as follows: Vehicles purchased online (excluding BCA Live Online) will be delivered at the following rates:

                                    Distance             Cost       
Up to 200 miles (Mainland UK only. Excluding LCVs)          £104 + VAT
201 to 300 miles (Mainland UK only. Excluding LCVs) £156 + VAT
301 to 400 miles (Mainland UK only. Excluding LCVs) £208 + VAT


Please Note: If the vehicle has no MOT or cannot be plate driven as it is a Non Runner, then please contact the relevant BCA Centre for a quote for delivery. Vehicles, Over 400 miles price on application please contact your BCA Centre for a quotation.

Key benefits with flexibility in mind

  • Sales include fresh stock that's offsite and not available in physical auctions
  • Regular sales throughout the week, often running over a weekend
  • Provisional bid process applies to most sales
  • All vehicles located through a single search
  • Offered with online Bid or Buy options
  • Integrated with BCA Auction processes
  • Enhanced appraisals and imagery
  • Online charges in line with Live Online

We're here to help

If you have any questions about Bid Now, contact our expert team:

  • Email buyonline-central@bca.com
  • Call the Buy Online team on 01530 514365 - some of the calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.