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Hi all. Just joined up here after lurking a while preparing for a used Volt purchase.

Does anyone know what 2015s are auctioning for currently?

To purchase my cars I use a small local 'dealership' which mostly does business as a private dealer-auction car finder service. My current car is a 2006 Grand Prix which had an MSRP of $21.3k I got at 1 year old for $12k, nearly half price with this method. I've had it for 10 years and it has been solid, less than $2000 in maintenance/repairs. I'm going to get the ball rolling with a 2015 Volt tomorrow, but am curious what pricing I might be looking at. I see some for sale on cars.com for $15k so I'm guessing auction price is somewhere around $10-12k. The service I use is auction price + $700, so I am hoping to get a 2015 for what 2014s are going for atm.

Thanks for the information hosted on the site. It has been invaluable in my preparation.
 

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That might be about right for a reasonable price. I would suggest looking at trade-in values for the car, options, mileage, etc. that your looking to buy at auction. That usually gives you a good ballpark figure of what you can expect to pay. When I was shopping for my car, I considered going the auction route but ultimately bought privately. The gentleman who was going to help with the auction sent me some documentation on a couple cars I was interested in as well as a range of pricing on historic pricing for similar vehicles that actually sold. One of them I actually found for sale (same VIN) on a lot a couple weeks after that auction took place and there seemed to be about a $2500 mark up from the high end of the range. (10K-11.5K, found on a lot for 14K). The lot was a "no haggle" outfit, so that price was definitely firm.
 

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Don't be afraid to check on eBay also as that can be a good indication of what the cars can be had for. Any dealer who buys a car at auction will mark it up a bit when they put in on the lot. Usually it's justified because they may detail, inspect, and fix minor issues. Sometimes they are just looking for a quick profit so be sure to do your homework.
 
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