Placing a Bid and Proxy Bidding


Placing a bid on E-DealerDirect is quick and easy. We'll walk you through how to create a bid and setup a proxy so you don't miss out on a vehicle you're interested in.

Step 1: Find a vehicle you want to bid on.

Select a vehicle from our list by clicking on the picture or text. This will take you to the auction page where you will be able to place a bid.



Step 2: Click on the "Place Bid" button.

The auction page shows valuable information like our Vehicle Grading Report, Run Type, Accessories and Book Values . To open the bidding options, click the "Place Bid" button at the bottom of the page.



Step 3: Enter desired bid amount.

Clicking on the "Place Bid" button will reveal a box to place your bid. Enter a reasonable amount or you will not be allowed to continue. NADA, Run Type and our Vehicle Grading Report are integrated to help you decide on a competitive bid amount.



Step 4: Enter a Proxy Bid amount.

After clicking on "Submit Bid" you will be given the option to add a proxy bid. This is the most you would pay for this vehicle. If someone outbids you, we'll automatically bump on your behalf in $250 increments up to your proxy bid number. Let our system do the hard work for you, there's no need to hover over a lane to win a vehicle you're looking for.



Step 5: Submit completed bid.

Click "Submit Bid" one more time and the bid is complete. Both E-DealerDirect and the seller will be notified of your intent to buy.



Once you place a bid on vehicle you will see what the high bid amount is. In this case our initial bid of $40,000 has already been matched by another user that does not have proxy bidding setup so the system has automatically bumped our bid $250 to put us in the lead for this vehicle.