Can I buy a car before auction?
Yes. All vehicles are available for sale Sunday - Friday for the "Buy Now" price. Please call for availability.
How does the Auction work?
Our Public Auction opens at 8:30am every Saturday. Upon paying a $5 Entrance Fee, you will receive a Bid Card and a list of the vehicles. Inspection will end at 10:00am and the auction will begin. Immediately after winning a bid, stay in your seat and someone will come to you to collect your non-refundable deposit. Bring to the Payment Office a Cashier's Check or Postal Money Order FOR THE FULL AMOUNT made payable to BLOK (your deposit will then be returned). Your Cashier's Check or Postal Money Order must have the receipt still attached. Dealers must register with the office and bring their original Dealer's License and Seller's permit.
Which cars can I bid on?
Bids from the public are acceptable only on vehicles which have a smog certificate (or for vehicles that do not require smog certificates). Only bids from dealers, dismantlers, or exporters are acceptable on vehicles which do not have a smog certificate. Those vehicles are marked DEALER ONLY.
How do I pay for the vehicle?
A non-refundable deposit of at least $200 is due immediately after winning a bid. We do not offer financing. Full payment must be made by Cashier's Check or Postal Money Order. All accounts must be settled on the day of the Auction or by the following business day. Once you pay in full, you will need to take your car off the lot. Vehicles must be picked up by 4:00pm the day of the sale, or by 4:30pm the next business day. You will forfeit the sale and your deposit if your vehicle is not picked up by 4:30pm on the next business day.
Do you charge any fees?
A 10% Buyer's Fee will be applied to all winning bids. Also, an additional $55 will be charged for all smog-certified vehicles, and $55 for documentation. A $5 entry fee will apply on Saturday for each person 18 years old and older.
Do any of these vehicles come with a warranty?
No. All vehicles are sold "As Is." You are responsible for inspecting the car prior to bidding. There are no warranties or guarantees and there is no "cooling off" period. Once the car is paid for it cannot be returned and there are no refunds.
We now offer our customers the chance to purchase a 2 day / 200 mile Return Option Agreement. The terms and conditions will be explained when you pick up the car or you may contact us for more information.
Who is responsible for registration, taxes, fees, etc.?
Any sales tax and/or registration/title fees are the responsibility of the buyer. The buyer will get ownership documents, and a bill of sale disclosing the sale amount. The buyer will then be responsible for any tax and license fees (including back fees, if applicable). The buyer will be responsible for titling/registering this car on their own! Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.
When can I preview or inspect the vehicles?
Vehicles are available for preview Sunday 9 am - 5 pm; Monday - Friday 8 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 am. No one under 18 years of age is allowed on the sales lot.
Can I test drive the vehicles?
Vehicles can be started, but never driven. This is for insurance and safety reasons.
Where are you located?
Our address is 14720 S. Main Street, Gardena, CA 90248. Our telephone number is (310) 326-3604.
What are the starting bids for the vehicles?
It varies depending on the vehicle. Starting bids will always be less than the Buy Now Price.
How many vehicles will you have up for auction?
We typically have 300 - 400 vehicles every week.
Do you offer financing?
We currently do not offer any financing. However, if you want to get financing through a third party we will gladly work with a lender to help you get in the car of your choice.