Frequently asked questions

HOW BIDS WORK ON ONLINE OLDTIMERS? FAQs

O-O@ allows everyone to offer classic or exceptional cars for auction at its platform. Each vehicle is the subject of detailed information. Bidders must register on the site. The auctions last two weeks for each car, and run from Monday to Friday.

People who sell cars can set a minimum price (reserve price) or sell without a reserve price. In this case, the absence of a reserve price is mentioned on the advertisement.

The auction fee is 5% of the final price of the car, paid by the buyer who won the auction.

HOW TO OFFER A CAR FOR SALE?

To submit a car, you must fill out a form provided for this purpose (form). O-O@ requires honest information and transparency from sellers. Photos are required to verify the ad.

O-O@ retains only cars for which the file is complete, and for which there is no doubt as to the information provided.

Everyone is free to offer a car, regardless of their country of residence.

HOW TO BID?

To bid, you must complete the registration form (registration form). All of the information provided is verified and secure. A credit card is required to pay the auction commission if successful.

There is no charge if the buyer does not win the auction, or if the auction does not reach the reserve price requested by the seller.

THE POST-AUCTION PROCESS

If the auction reserve is met when the listing ends (or the auction is no reserve), O-O@ provides the seller and winning bidder with each others’ contact information.

The buyer and seller then work together to complete the transaction and arrange for shipping if necessary. O-O@ is happy to provide assistance or answer questions during this part of the process.

If the auction reserve is not met when the listing ends, O-O@ will provide the high bidder’s contact information to the seller in hopes that they can work out a deal.

QUESTIONS FOR CAR SELLERS

Anyone can offer a vehicle for sale, as long as it is of interest to the community of collectors and is the subject of precise and honest information from the seller.

Vehicles must be of interest because of their rarity, age or condition. A vehicle to be restored or an exceptional recent car may also be submitted. RE © examines each proposal in detail and is free not to select those which seem less interesting.

It is possible to offer a vehicle located in Europe or outside Europe (United States, Canada, United Kingdom in particular).

There is no charge for offering a car for sale.

It may be helpful, however, to consider hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of your car. This increases your chances of publication and the final price you can expect from the car.

Yes, it is possible to set a minimum price (reserve price). It is also possible to lower the minimum price before the end of the auction.

The submission form will guide you to provide the necessary information.

There are three types of information:

  • The photos. They should be crisp and bright to give a precise idea of ​​the bodywork and interior elements. Photos of the engine and the underbody are also required. Ideally, it is recommended to have the car lifted on a bridge to take detailed pictures of the chassis. Also, all of the car’s imperfections (scratches, bumps, rust, tear in the seat, broken or damaged component, etc.) must be the subject of separate and close-up photos.
  • Information relating to the history of the car. It is a question of specifying in what condition the car was acquired. What was its maintenance? Has it been fully or partially restored? It is also important to specify if the car has been damaged and if the maintenance book is available.
  • Administrative information. We check the administrative status of the car before accepting a quote. Therefore, a copy of the last available registration certificate is requested.

Photos are the key to the success of online sales.

To make good photos, we recommend:

  • To be as honest as possible about the condition of the car. It’s the best way to build buyer’s confidence.
  • Have a good device. Smartphone or reflex … the main thing is that the rendering is quality. Mediocre photos don’t add value to a car, even when it looks good.
  • Take photos outside in a calm environment.
  • Favor the moment when the light is nice
  • Thoroughly clean the car before photographing it.
  • Vary the photographic positions.
  • Do not forget any of the possible views. Missing sight arouses suspicion of the buyer, who wonders if the seller is trying to hide part of the truth. The expected views are as follows: front face, left front, right front, rear face, left rear, right rear, right profile, left profile, hood, boot, roof, windshield, windows, wheels, right underbody ( under the door), left underbody (under the door), front underbody, rear underbody, exhaust outlet, driver seat, passenger seat, rear seats if any, dashboard, door interiors, engine (front, right and left). The photos of some details are also a real plus (chrome, door and hood / trunk joints, lights) – as are the close-up photos of the damaged parts.
  • Do not hesitate to take 3-4 photos per view, varying the angles
  • Have the car lifted on a bridge. Pictures of the chassis (suspensions, engine block, exhaust system, wheel arches, chassis structure, etc.) are important for accurately estimating a car. They allow you to see if rust has formed, and possibly if the car has been damaged. They are not mandatory but recommended to facilitate the sale. Remember – any missing information is a source of risk and therefore distrust for the buyer. Generally, the garage owners who maintain the car agree to give access to their deck to take these photos.

It may be helpful to hire the services of a professional photographer for high-quality photos.

The ads are written by our team, based on information provided by the seller. It may happen that we ask for clarification before publication.

Each seller can modify his advertisement if he considers that additional information is necessary.

A car offered for sale on O-O © must not be sold before the end of the auction. Thus, except in cases of force majeure (car undergoing an accident during the sale for example), it is not allowed to cancel a sale in progress on O-O ©.

Once the auction is over, a penalty applies in the event of the seller canceling the transaction, corresponding to the amount of the sales commission (5% of the sale price).

Payment for the car is made directly with the buyer after the auction is over. O-O © does not support this part of the transaction.

Once the auction is over, seller and buyer are put in touch by us.

It is recommended that both parties meet and go around the car. It is then up to them to prepare a sales contract, at the price set through the auction. The price cannot be re-negotiated. Neither the buyer nor the seller can opt out of their engagement, except in the event of manifestly inaccurate information on the vehicle sold.

The vehicle must be paid for and collected by the buyer, in principle within 30 days. The terms of payment are to be defined between buyer and seller, according to the principles of prudence necessary for this type of transaction.

QUESTIONS FOR CAR BUYERS

Any adult and creditworthy person can participate in auctions on our platform, regardless of their place of residence.

There may be a minimum price (reserve price) set by the seller. Sometimes cars are sold with no reserve price.

We make sure that the reserve prices are not excessive with regard to the car ratings.

If the final auction price is less than 10% lower than the reserve price, and the buyer wishes, O-O © offers a compromise offer to both parties, buyer and seller. The latter are then free to act on it or not.

There is no fee for bidding.

The auction fee is 5% of the final price of the auction, when the auction is declared the winner. These charges are taken from the buyer’s account at the end of the auction.

There is no charge if the bidder does not win the auction. Or if it does not reach the reserve price demanded by the seller.

The commission can be refunded to the buyer if a fault is committed by the seller. If he refuses to sell the car after the auction, or if he has provided manifestly inaccurate information about the vehicle, the commission can be refunded.

However, the commission cannot be refunded if the sale is canceled by the buyer.

No. Payment is made directly to the seller, according to the principles of prudent use for this type of operation.

The payment of the commission is perfectly secure, via STRIPE.

O-O © does not keep any data relating to the means of payment of the bidders. It is not possible for us to use these means other than those provided for the payment of the auction commission.

Once the auction is over, seller and buyer are put in touch by us.

It is recommended that both parties meet and go around the car. It is then up to them to prepare a sales contract, at the price set through the auction. The price cannot be renegotiated. Neither the buyer nor the seller can opt out of its engagement, except in the event of manifestly inaccurate information on the vehicle sold.

The vehicle must be paid for and collected by the buyer, in principle within 30 days. The terms of payment are to be defined between buyer and seller, according to the principles of prudence necessary for this type of transaction.

O-O © provides useful resources for transporting and registering cars (link resources). However, the buyer is solely responsible for the repatriation and registration of the vehicle.

Cars are not guaranteed by O-O ©

We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the owner, as we do not inspect cars before auction.

It is up to the buyer to tour the vehicle before finalizing the purchase.