All arbitration must be handled through the Auction Arbitration Department.

Unless otherwise noted, arbitration claims must be brought to Auction Arbitration within one hour after the lane in which it was purchased closes.

Visible Defects are not grounds for arbitration.

The Auction will not be involved in arbitration, adjustment or settlement of any defect or claim on units sold outside of auction block. Such sales are considered AS-IS and cannot be arbitrated for any reason except for units $3,000 and under which can only be arbitrated for odometer and title discrepancies.

All guarantees as stated by the Seller are those of the Seller only. The Auction makes no representations or guarantees as to the description, equipment, history, warranties, service policy, title status/accuracy or odometer on any vehicle sold or offered for sale.

The auction does not guarantee or get involved in any factory or dealer warranty coverage issues on vehicles sold or offered for sale.

Audio visual electronic equipment is not subject to arbitration. Missing Navigation disks are not covered by Arbitration.

No Arbitration on vehicles over 20 years old – AS-IS

The Auction does not guarantee the information listed in Electronic Vehicle Data Histories and may not accept arbitration claims based solely on EDVH data.

The Auction does not guarantee any warranty books, VIN plates, or the year of kit vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, watercraft, recreational vehicles, antique, homemade or modified vehicles. All of these vehicles are sold AS-IS and have no odometer and/or frame guarantee. The auction does not guarantee titles on watercraft.

Donation Vehicles designated as Lanes 14 and 15 are sold AS-IS and “WHERE-IS”. There is no arbitration on these vehicles for any reason regardless of faults or conditions of any kind – including frame or flood, with the exception of unannounced title or odometer issues.

Vehicles sold in Lanes 51 and 52 – Insurance Consignment, Damaged Rentals and Salvage are all sold AS-IS and “WHERE IS”. There is no arbitration on these vehicles for any reason regardless of faults or conditions of any kind- including frame or flood, with the exception of unannounced title or odometer issues.

The Auction Arbitrator will inspect only the defect which is on the arbitration form. Each vehicle is allowed one chance at mechanical arbitration. If price adjustment is made and accepted, vehicle becomes AS-IS property of Buyer and is not subject to any further arbitration for mechanical defects or adjustments.

Seller will not be paid for vehicles in arbitration unless or until arbitration is settled and vehicles are sold.

The decision of the Auction Arbitration Department is final and binding on both the Buyer and Seller.

Vehicles with more than 500 miles on odometer then originally sold will not be considered for arbitration.

Seller Disclosure Requirements or Can Be Arbitrated
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Arbitration Period **
HISTORICAL-NON_VISIBLE ISSUES
 
 
 
Taxis and Police Cars
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Flood Damage
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Fuel Conversion
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Lemon Law/Manufacturers Buyback
Yes
No
7 Days
Not Actual Miles (Previously TMU)
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Canadian
Yes
Yes
Sale Day Only
Salvage or Reconstructed (including History)
Yes
Yes
7 Days
State-Issued VIN Plates (reassigned public VIN’s) including kit vehicles
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Gray Market Vehicles
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Insurance and/or Salvage Titles (including History)
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Vehicles being sold with a CO, MSO or Repo Affidavit (if required by state law)
Yes
Yes
7 Days
Vehicles being sold with no title (Bill of Sale only)
Yes
Yes
7 Days After Receipt of Title
NON-ARBITRATABLE ISSUES
 
 
 
Glass damage
No
No
None
Hail damage
No
No
None
Logo or Decal Misrepresentation
No
No
None
Tire problems
No
No
None
Upholstery Problems
No
No
None
Visible body damage
No
No
None

* Must announce Defects that are singularly more than $500 to repair.

** Arbitration Periods apply only if item is arbitrable, and sale day arbitration items are subject to time of day limitations.