FAQ

 

Can anyone attend the weekly auction?

  • No, Ocean State Auto Auction is a DEALER ONLY auto auction.

How much does Ocean State Auto Auction charge to transport a vehicle?

  • Transportation charges depend on where we are transporting the vehicle(s) to or from.

How do I get a number to run a vehicle at the auction?

  • You can request run numbers by calling (401) 397-2801 and speaking with reception. We also have a transfer vehicle sheet that we can send you. Just fill it out and fax it back to us with your vehicle and dealership information.

How much does it cost to run a vehicle at the auction?

  • A $50 registration fee is charged only when your vehicle sells. There are also seller fees that are generated on a graduated scale.

Does Ocean State Auto Auction run recreational, non-standard vehicles?

  • Yes, we hold a utility sale every fourth Thursday of the month. We also auction boats, scooters, motorcycles, and various other vehicles as they are offered.

Does Ocean State Auto Auction take checks?

  • Yes, but it must be a business check from the dealership that the vehicle was purchased under. Bank forms must be returned to our dealer registration department before titles can be released when paying by check.

What payment types does Ocean State Auto Auction accept?

  • We accept the following payment types: cash, business checks, money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, wire transfer.

Which Floorplanning companies are available at Ocean State Auto Auction?

  • AFC, MAFS, Auto Use, Citizens Bank, Nextgear Capital, M&T Bank, Sovereign Bank.

When are payments due?

  • Payments are expected to be made the day of the sale, however, you have until the following Monday at noon to pay before late payment fees are charged.

What are the buy/sell fees?

  • The buy and sell fees are determined on a graduated scale.

Why am I on the hold title list?

  • If you pay with a business check and we have not received the bank form back from your bank you will be on the hold title list.
  • If you have paid with a check in the past and the check was returned for non-sufficient funds, you may be placed on the hold title list.
  • If you owe any payments to the auction, you may be placed on the hold title list.

How can I be removed from the hold title list?

  • Return the completed bank form from your dealer registration packet.
  • Pay off your auction fees and payments in full and on time.

How can I establish credit with Ocean State Auto Auction?

  • Return the completed bank form from your dealer registration packet.
  • Pay off your auction fees and payments in full and on time.

My check cleared; can I get my title even though I’m on the hold title list?

  • Yes, simply fax over proof that your check has cleared through your bank to our accounting department. Accounting fax#: (401) 392-1124

How long do I have to wait for my title if I purchased a vehicle TA?

  • Sellers have two weeks to produce a title for vehicles that are sold title attached. If two weeks have passed and the seller does not produce a title, the sale may be cancelled. We strongly urge you not to make any repairs on or sell any vehicle that you have purchased title attached until you receive a title. The auction is not responsible for any costs you incur during the time in which you are waiting for your title.

Can I register my dealership online?

Can I bring a guest to Ocean State Auto Auction?

  • Only registered dealers and their representatives who are signed up under the dealership are allowed to enter the auction block. You may bring a guest but they will be required to wait in our lobby or cafeteria and will not be allowed on the auction block to bid or buy.

How far are you from…?

Place

Distance in Miles

Westerly, RI

19

TF Greene Airport

20

Warwick, RI

22

Newport, RI

24

Providence, RI

25

Bradley Airport

44

Worcester, MA

65

Hartford, CT

65

New Haven, CT

75

Boston, MA

80

Logan Airport

85

Derry, NH

133

Concord, NH

142

Albany, NY

175

Trenton, NJ

221

Augusta, ME

243

Montpelier, VT

255

Dover, DE

319

Harrisburg, PA

324

Annapolis, MD

369

Richmond, VA

487

Charleston, WV

685