Can You Find a Good Deal When Purchasing Salvaged Motorcycles at an Auction?


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Buyers bid on stock at salvage vehicle auctions, so the ability to score a good deal on a motorcycle depends on bidding acumen. However, salvage auctions offer vehicles that insurance companies have deemed totaled, which means the asking price is generally low.

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SalvageBid.com is an online site that offers salvage motorcycles. The site features several pictures of the motorcycle accompanied by a description of the vehicle, including the location and type of damage. Users can bid on the motorcycles, which sometimes start as low an $0, as of 2015.

CrashedToys is another website that lists salvage motorcycles on which users can bid. The site allows users to filter the results according to the usual criteria, such as make and model. However, the site also allows users to filter by damage type, which includes burn, flood and collision. The site also includes a repair estimate.

Argocycles.com lists motorcycles that were sold as salvage, but it is not an auction site. Users don't bid on the motorcycles but rather purchase them outright. Each available motorcycle includes pictures and comments on how well the vehicle runs.

InsuranceAutoAuctions.com lists salvage motorcycles on which users can bid. However, the site also includes a list of local auctions, as does CarsDirect.com. Both sites list the available inventory, so users can see if salvage motorcycles are on offer.

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