Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:27 pm
How much in fees do those salvage sites add?
I've looked at copart. (I always think of cops making art) Are there others?
Also I read an article once about how people were buying wrecked evs sight unseen and they get there and there is no HV battery... so beware of that.
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Here's what my last auction purchase from IAAI ran. (Insurance Auto Auctions Inc). IAAI and CoPart are the two main players nationally.
I'm still happy with the buy, as it was a 2014 with low miles and three good alloy wheels n tires. Lotsa labor in pulling and sending out parts to recoup the cost, though, and then there's spousal negotiations around the latest piece of yard art.
Winning bid: $850
Buyer Fee $270
Service Fee $59
Internet Fee $39
Sales Tax $115.83
Of course the fees are whatever they choose to impose, the internet fee was for when you don't bid in-person onsite, even though that is banned during CoVid!
This reminds me to apply for a sales tax refund from the state- as all EV purchases below a certain threshold (new and used) are tax exempt in WA. This car was definitely used!
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:47 pm
For anyone looking, here is a good deal on a 2012:
Saw this 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV on autoTRADER.ca's iPhone app http://www.autotrader.ca/go/19-11564904