tenthousandclowns
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Location: New Orleans

Re: i-bargains

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.

jray3
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Location: Tacoma area, WA
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Re: i-bargains

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!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

Adoepner
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Re: i-bargains

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

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