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British Car Auctions is part of BCA Marketplace plc, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange. We are bringing together used car sellers and buyers. We sell more than one million vehicles annually and are Europe’s largest vehicle remarketing company.
We are managing used car sales around 50 centres across 10 countries: France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and UK.
We develop partnerships with many contributors, sometimes exclusively, to offer a wide selection of cars. Vehicles for sales come from dealer trade-in, finance and leasing houses, rental companies, manufacturer, fleet operators and adminitrations among others. BCA features a unique used vehicle stock.
We sell a wide variety of cars, commercial vehicles, damaged cars, non-runners, two-wheelers and even trucks and machinery! The vehicle type is mentioned on the vehicle detail page.
In the menu, you can either search for a specific vehicle in stock or search for a sale in the calendar. The calendar will contain a selection of similar vehicles to offer you a larger choice.
Discover our different types of sales, who is eligible to attend and how to register with us.
A sale is an event, online or in hall where we present a wide range of vehicles. To access online sales, you must be registered and connected. At BCA, we provide different type of sales:
Access to our sales is reserved for professionals from the automotive industry.
To register at BCA, fill in the online form, we'll call you back asap to learn more about you and ask you to provide a few documents. You can also register at BCA when you come to an auction in hall or simply call us.
After receiving your documents listed here below, we send you your online login within 24 hours:
It takes within 24 to 48 hours to register, check your documentation and send you your login.
If after 48 hours of your online registration you have not received the activation email sent by the Customer service :
You should register with your local BCA subsidiary. If you came from a country where BCA is not present we will automatically assign your account to the team best placed to support you.
No, once you are registered in a BCA, you can get access to all international sales across Europe. Please contact your local team and request the access. Further information or documentation might be required.
From bidding to receiving your invoice, all the information you need to know.
During our online sales, each of your bids commits you. All the bids are active until the end of the auction. If you win a vehicle, you are obliged to go ahead with the transaction. During an auction in hall, if you raise your hand and the auctioneer accepts the bid, this is legally binding and cannot be revoked.
Depending on the sale and BCA country, you might have access to this information before the auction starts. You will find it on the vehicle detail page.
The BCA website respects all the standard practices of online security. To bid and buy, all the users have to connect with secure passwords. The website uses the standard internet cryptographic Protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), supplying a safety and an integrity of the data for the web communications.
You will be notified via email shortly after the end of the sale.
Furthermore, you will also find this information under MyBCA (with the exception of purchases done on Live Online)
You have to pay the vehicle hammer price and buyer fees. You must pay by bank transfer in the next 3 days. Please note that buyer fees and payment details are different depending on the country sale management.
Professionals can receive invoices without VAT under certain conditions. Please refer to the guide for more information.
Get more information about how to pick up a vehicle and our delivery options.
After the payment of your invoice, you will receive an issue voucher so that your vehicle can be released. You have up to 10 days to pick up the car free of charge. Afterwards a fee of 6€ per car per additional day will be charged.
You will find the details of your vehicle's location in the vehicle´s detail page in My BCA. To get the local center details and opening hours, please check the location page.
Yes, BCA can help to deliver you the vehicle. For more details, please refer to the Delivery section.
Yes, BCA can help you to get some documents and deliver the vehicle abroad. For more details, please refer to the Export section.
At BCA we want to ensure your satisfaction. We accept claims on certain vehicles and conditions.
At BCA we have a dedicated team to process your claims. If after carefully studying our terms and conditions you would like to submit a claim, please follow the process below or contact us + 33 143 996 309
In France, you can open a claim for vehicles that have an issue which was not annouced by the auctionneer during the sale or not mentionned in the vehicle detail page or mechanical report or other attached document. We will consider claims on mechanical elements for vehicles with less than 180,000 km and less than 10 years old. Wear part are not taken in account. Vehicles sold in sales "Starting Price 50€", "Damaged Vehicles" and "Not running vehicles" can’t be subject of complaint.
Yes, to open a case in France, you need to provide:
You open a claim on the same website as you log in. Please refer to the country claim policy in the pdf guide to ensure the eligibility of your claim which depends on local rules.
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