How does the auction work?
RoadOne San Diego sells
both running and non-running vehicles at each auction.
RoadOne San Diego's auctions
(Dealer only and Public )are held each Thursday. Vehicles are available
for your inspection between 8 and 9:00 am the morning of the sale.
RoadOne San Diego sells
each item to the highest bidder in an open auction format
what the high bid is at the moment, and you bid using a raised hand or
some other visible or audible method to notify the auctioneer you wish
to raise the bid. If you end with the highest bid, congratulations
now are the successful bidder. We do require a $100 deposit before we
allow you to bid. This ensures that someone won't bid on everything they
like, then pick which one to pay for and leave the rest.
Where are these auctions located?
They are located at Station #7:
7247 Otay Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92173
here for map & directions.
(It's link to MapQuest's website)
What are the benefits?
For many of the dealers that come here, it is kind
of like One Stop Shopping. We offer as many as 350 vehicles per week.
The general public can see as many as 300 cars on a Thursday, and it would
be hard to find a more affordable place to see such a selection of automobiles.
Plus, each running vehicle is driven right in front of you, so you can
tell if any particular vehicle may be right for you.
What are the laws?
For the dealer portion of the auction, you must be
a licensed dealer, and registered with us as a dealer to bid on the dealer
vehicles. Lien sale vehicles are available to the public.
How does this differ from buying from the Auto
Trader or a dealership?
Just as it can be a waiting nightmare when trying to
sell through a print ad or a haggling humiliation with a dealer, it can
be quite a burden trying to purchase through these same places. Nothing
is more aggravating to me than calling all over the county to find the
vehicle I am looking for, only to find out when I get through that it
is already sold. Or worse, if I go to look at it, instead of it being
as described by the owner, it looks like it would be lucky to get me home.
Instead, you pick out what you like from our hundreds of cars each week,
and pay literally hundreds of dollars less then what you would pay elsewhere.
What do I need to do to buy at the auction?
You need to fill out a registration form and bring
a valid ID and $100 for a refundable deposit. You may need additional
deposits if you purchase a vehicle for more than $1200.