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Bidding tools

What they are and how they work

On this page, you will find all the tools designed to increase your chances to win cars at ADESA: 

1. Ultimo
2. Price Barometer
3. My Bids
4. Bid agent
5. Consumer market price
6. Notifications


1. Ultimo

ultimo After an auction closes, Ultimo gives you five minutes to submit your best and final offer.
• Maximize your chance to get the car assigned by the seller!
• You’ll receive an email or browser notification with a link to the car detail page. Only you have access.
• The car detail page shows whether Ultimo is available for an auction. It’s not available for x-Time auctions.

 

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2. Price barometer

price barometer The price barometer shows how attractive your bid looks against the estimated sales price. 
• Bid your way from the red zone, through the yellow zone and into the green area for your best chance of success. 
• You’ll find the price barometer on the right of the car detail page.
• It’s not available for ‘Buy now’ auctions.

 

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3. My Bids

mybidsFollow all your bids in different auctions at once. Tools such as Ultimo, x-Time and the price barometer appear here too. 
• With a full overview, you’ll find it easier to win your auctions! 
• Go to My Bids via the navigation menu on top of the website.
• You can’t use the bid agent from My Bids.

 

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4. Bid agent

bid-agentEnter your maximum bid. The Bid agent bids for you - never more than is necessary to keep you in the highest bidder’s seat.
• You’re free to work, knowing you’ll bid no more than is absolutely necessary and will never go beyond your limits.
• Activate it using the switch on the car detail page. You can set it as your default bidding method from ‘My account’.
• Pressing the ‘Buy now’ button always wins the car, even if you set the bid agent first. 

 

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5. Consumer market price

market-price The consumer market price shows the average price for any particular vehicle on the consumer market in your country.
• This helpful guide tells you how little or how much to bid. It includes VAT, but doesn’t take damage into consideration.
• You’ll find the consumer market price on the right of the car detail page.
• Just note that it’s not available for all cars in all countries.

 

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6. Notifications 

notifications-icon A message that pops up in your browser or on your mobile phone, to let you know what you need to know.
• You’re free to go about your business, knowing you’ll be informed about the most crucial auction events.
• You’ll need to allow your browser and phone to show these pop-ups. Adjust the settings in ‘My account’ to make sure you only receive the notifications you want.
• Available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, iOS and Android.

 

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