In order to make a purchase from Cranky Ape, a buyer must first register on the website. Requirements include being over 18, paying a small registration fee, agreeing to the terms and conditions, and having a valid credit card.
It is important to use current and accurate information when registering, such as name, email and mailing addresses and phone number. This information is used to fill out original documents and for any correspondence, explains Cranky Ape. Once this step is complete, customers may purchase vehicles by placing bids or making offers via an auction process. Any offer or bid is final, and all vehicles for sale are "as is" without warranties.
All buyers have three business days to pay for purchases, after which there are per-day late fees. Buyers located in Minnesota have the option to pay in cash. All other buyers must pay using MasterCard, Visa or wire transfer, and payments should be made to Cranky Ape's Minnesota location.
Some units offered by Cranky Ape have a reserve option. To reserve a vehicle, a buyer must pay a minimum amount that is below the bid price. Any vehicle reserved may still go to the highest bidder. Vehicles for sale on Cranky Ape are also available to international buyers. These customers must check that the vehicle of interest is admissible to their country and maintain a bill of sale for crossing borders.