Auction Types

There isn’t just one type of auction. Not at IAA, at least. We practice several different auction models to make sure our buyers have access to a wide range of inventory.

Live and Online

As our leading auction model, the live and online auction connects onsite buyers at one of our branch locations and buyers joining through the internet, resulting in a lively bidding environment.

Live and Online

  • More than 170+ IAA branch locations in North America make it convenient for you to bid onsite.
  • Can't make it? By joining a live auction through the internet and real-time audio broadcasts, you won't miss a minute of the action.
  • With this dual auction model, you have the flexibility to bid and buy the way you want.

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Specialty

You need the right equipment to do your job. To do that, you need a dedicated auction partner who's invested in specialty vehicles. IAA has an entire team dedicated to this unique inventory, and we have regular auctions that exclusively sell specialty units.

Specialty

  • IAA's specialty auctions showcase a wide range of inventory, including heavy equipment, trucks, boats, RVs, buses, cranes and other types of unique equipment.
  • Our weekly salvage specialty auctions are held every Wednesday.
  • On the first and third Monday of every month, we feature clear-title units in Run & Drive® condition.

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Online Exclusive

Some units are so special that we sell them as an online exclusive. IAA regularly schedules online-only auctions to feature specific inventory.

Online Exclusive

  • Gain access to specific inventory through a regular, online-exclusive auction.
  • The inventory in these auctions includes a wide range of vehicles to suit every type of buyer

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Offsite Sales

When necessary, IAA hosts offsite auctions to sell vehicles directly from their holding area – including rental lots or catastrophe event overflow space.

Offsite Sales

  • These special auctions provide an opportunity for buyers to get access to the specific inventory they need.
  • Since the auction is conducted from the vehicle's original location or holding lot, you don't have to wait for a vehicle to be transported to an IAA location before the auction.

Custom Sales

Looking for something specific? IAA's custom sales pull together inventory that highlights a particular characteristic, making it more convenient for you to buy the vehicles you want.

Custom Sales

  • These custom sales feature specific vehicle types, brands, loss-types and other distinctions.
  • If you're interested in a particular type of vehicle, these auctions save you time and feature the vehicles you want in a single auction event.

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