BaT Auctions are designed to provide the best possible experience for buyers and sellers alike.
We offer three different ways to submit your vehicle: Classic, Plus and White Glove.
Sellers submit their cars to BaT from all over the world, and we select the most interesting and exciting ones to list for auction exclusively on our site.
We work with sellers to help them craft an honest and informative listing for their vehicle using the seller’s facts and photos.
Auctions have special features like community comments (these help people bid with confidence), bidding charge holds (to help ensure quality bidders) and sniping protection (to give everyone a chance and help sellers get the best possible price).
We’ve compiled a list of common frequently asked questions below. Take a look, and if your question is still not answered, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It depends! If you choose our Classic submission (no professional photos included), the fee is just $99. If you opt for Plus submission type (pro photos included), the fee is $349. Either way, that is the only fee a seller pays, period.
For White Glove submissions, we will construct a package to your liking that will best suit your needs.
You can submit your vehicle by going here. Once you submit, one of our Auction Managers will review your submission and get back to you, typically within 2 business days. If we accept your vehicle for auction, you pay the listing fee and an Auction Specialist will be assigned to you who will assemble your listing based on the information you provided. If you have chosen Plus, we will arrange a photographer to come take photos of your vehicle.
The transaction for a vehicle won on BaT is between the buyer and the seller. At the close of auction, the winning bidder and seller will receive each other’s contact information via email. We recommend that the seller send the buyer a photocopy of the title and a bill of sale prior to the buyer sending payment, and we recommend a wire transfer.
Good photos are very important to the success of an auction. We put together a photo guide to help you take photos of your vehicle, which you can see here.
Sure! Please head over to our Photography Page and fill out the top form and we’ll do our best to provide a photographer contact.
If you are having problems uploading photos in your submission, try starting with 5-10 photos that show the overall condition of the vehicle. In addition, we recommend that photos be 2000 – 3000 pixels on the long side, which usually results in a 1 – 2 MB file size. Photos that are too small or too large might not be able to be uploaded. If accepted, more photos can be added prior to the auction going live.
If you are still having problems, please email us at email@example.com and let us know the specific problem you’re having.
You can register to bid by entering your information on this page. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email address and doing so is required in order to place a bid. If you don’t see the email, make sure to check your spam or junk folder as these emails often are labeled incorrectly as spam.
You simply type in the amount you would like to bid. If it’s higher than other bids and there is still time on the clock, you become the high bidder. Bidding advances immediately to your entered amount. The bid you place in the bid box will become the new high bid and the amount you will be responsible for paying should you win the auction.
You can subscribe to receive email auction updates by clicking into an auction listing and selecting the WATCH button at the top. If you no longer want to receive auction updates from a particular auction, you can click the WATCH button again to un-watch it.
If you would like to see all of the auctions that you are “watching”, you can go to the general Auctions page and click “Watched” at the top. This will filter so that you only see which auctions you’re “watching”.
We encourage all potential bidders to read the listing and review the entirety of the comments for details of the car and insights offered by members of the community. Questions can be asked via the comments section or the Contact Seller button, and we recommend potential bidders to do so prior to placing a bid.
The 5% buyer’s fee is paid via the buyer’s card on file at auction close. The transaction for the winning bid amount is between the buyer and the seller. At the close of auction, the winning bidder and seller will receive each other’s contact information via email. We recommend that the seller send the buyer a photocopy of the title and a bill of sale prior to the buyer sending payment, and we recommend a wire transfer.
When bidding, we place a hold on your card for 5% of your initial bid amount with a minimum hold of $250 and maximum of $5000. Should you win the auction, that hold will be converted to a charge. If not, the hold will be released immediately at auction end. It can sometimes take a few days for your bank to release the funds.
You can update your credit card information by going to your My Account page. If you have an active bid on the site, you will not be able to update your credit card information until you do not have an active bid on a live auction.
It’s common in online auctions for buyers to use special software to enter a bid in the very last seconds of the auction to outbid others without giving them a chance to respond. During the last 2 minutes of BaT Auctions, the clock resets to 2 minutes after every bid. This happens until no more bids are placed and the auction ends. This gives everyone a chance to place their bids and gives sellers a chance to sell to the true high bidder.
For cars that do not meet reserve, the seller receives the high bidder’s contact info upon close of auction as they have won the opportunity to purchase the car. From there, it is up the two of them to work out a deal. In cases where reserve is not met, we do not share other user contact info or broker deals after the close of auction.
You can register for an account by going here.
You can change your password at any time by going to your My Account page and updating the information there.
If you’ve misplaced or forgotten your password, you can reset it by going here. Be sure to watch out for an email from us!
We rarely change usernames except in special circumstances. If you need your username changed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your requested username along with why you would like it changed.
All of your account activity can be viewed on your public member page. You can find any user’s member page by either clicking on their username, or by typing their username into our Search Tool
Subscribe to the Daily Mail by going here.
Sometimes our system emails get flagged as spam by email providers. Make sure to check your spam / junk folder if you’re expecting an email from us, and make sure your email on file is correct by checking it here.
Many models have a “Model Page” that show current and past auctions, feature stories and a results graph of all past auctions among other information. We are constantly adding more of these and and adding great content within them.
Model Pages also allow you to subscribe to a particular model. Want to be notified when a new Porsche 914 goes live on the site? Click the “Notify me when one is listed” button right under the header image.
There are three ways to get to a Model Page:
1. Use the Search Tool. Searching for a model page is best done by being generic. For example, instead of typing in “1965 Sunbeam Tiger”, type in “Sunbeam Tiger”. The second search will bring you right to the model page, while the first search will not. Try it out! Type “Acura NSX” or “Alfa Romeo GTV” or “E28 M5” into the search bar and see what comes up.
2. We list a vehicle’s relevant model page in the BaT Essentials section of the auction, down at the bottom of the box. Look for the words “Model Page” right above where it lists the vehicle’s Category.
3. We keep a running list of Make and Model pages here.
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