About Us

Who should register with CAR AT COST?

CAR AT COST is a South African online B2B motor vehicle auction site that concentrates solely on selling a selection of pre-owned passenger and commercial vehicles. Our website is for the exclusive use of professional and registered motor industry players and is not open to private individuals. All buyers must be represented by persons who are authorised to enter into legally binding contracts. To maintain our strict policy that only professional motor industry people are permitted to access the online auctions, we reserve the right to exclude any visitor who does not have convincing company credentials.

Why make use of CAR AT COST?

Sourcing stock can be a real problem to motor vehicle dealers, taking up precious time and increasing expenses related to travel to view vehicles and have a valuation done on the vehicle. CAR AT COST source stock and do a valuation of the vehicle, leaving you more time to attend to your retail and core business activities. Our valuers have industry related experience in valuation of trade-in vehicles. We understand that recon cost differs from quality and area, therefor all valuations will give a description without a value for you to determine your cost of recon to your quality standards and pricing in your area.

How does CAR AT COST work?

The live online auctions end every day at 13h30. All vehicles are loaded at their minimum reserve and bids start above this reserve. Bid increments are proportionate to the value of the vehicle:

  • Vehicles loaded at under R 50000.00 - increments of R 500.00;
  • Vehicles loaded at between R 50000.00 and R 150000.00 - increments of R 1000.00; and
  • Vehicles loaded at above R 150000.00 - increments of R 1500.00.
To encourage competitive bidding the auction will be extended by 5 minutes if a bid is placed in the last 5 min of the auction. The vehicle will be awarded to the highest bidder and we will send email notifications to the winner. CAR AT COST can re-list a vehicle for up to 7 days and at a lower amount if the reserve is not fetched. The buyer has 48 hours to collect and pay for the vehicle.

Registration Requirements

As we are a closed B2B site, we will need the following information upon registration:

  • Company Name
  • Company Registration Number
  • VAT Number
  • Name and ID Nr. of a company director
  • Users full name and contact details
Once the following documents have been faxed or e-mailed to us we can approve your application:

  • Proof of PHYSICAL address
  • Copy of COR14.3 Document
  • Copy of Director's ID
E-mail: admin@caratcost.com