Buyer FAQ

Why was a hold/charge placed on my credit card?

When you place a bid on Cars & Bids, we put a hold on your credit card for the 4.5% buyer's fee based on your bid (minimum of $225, maximum of $4,500). This is a pending charge which is removed at auction end if you do not win the car, and within a few days will disappear from your card's transaction history. On the other hand, should you win, you will be charged at auction end.

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Seller FAQ

Will you accept my car?

We’re focused on cool cars, trucks, and SUVs from the modern era – which we’re defining as the 1980s through the present day. If you’re looking to sell a cool car from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, or 2020s, we might be interested in listing it.

To find out if we’d accept your car, simply submit your car. It’s free to submit and only takes a few minutes. We’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days.

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Contact Us

Client Specialists

For sellers, please use the built-in site chat to speak to your Client Specialist. If needed, they can provide you with an email address to send additional photos, etc.


For feedback and feature suggestions, please email us at [email protected].

General Support

For all other site support inquiries, please email us at [email protected]. We’ll do our best to respond to you within 1-2 business days.

Mailing Address

Cars and Bids LLC
350 10th Ave, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101

Why Cars & Bids?
  • 3,700
    Auctions completed
  • $63 million+
    Value of cars sold
  • 85%+
    Sell-through rate
  • 150k+
    Registered members
Success Stories
Rob S. 1994 TVR Chimaera 400HC - $18,500“Thanks to the Cars & Bids team for the platform to connect buyers and sellers, with a strong sense of community.”
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