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You have flexibility in the way you buy. When it comes to bidding at an auction, IAA gives you a few different options for your convenience.

See It In Action



Participate in a classic auction experience by attending a live auction at one of our 170+ locations in North America. Registered buyers can bid on a vehicle as it comes up for auction.


  • Preview vehicles before they go up for auction.
  • Interact with the IAA community of staff and buyers throughout the auction.
  • Take a complete look at the inventory being featured.
  • Get a sneak peek at upcoming auction inventory.


If you can't make it to a physical location, you won't miss out. Thanks to technology these days, you can join an auction through IAA's online bidding platform to participate before and during a live auction.


  • Click through vehicle details and images as the vehicle is being auctioned.
  • Get access to auctions through any internet-connected device, from anywhere.
  • Online bidders have the perk of bidding in multple auctions at once.
  • IAA's extensive online services and tools help you manage your bids and purchased vehicles.

By Proxy

Before the auction, you can place a pre-bid on a vehicle. The highest pre-bid will be represented by proxy at the auction.

By Proxy

  • If you can't attend an auction onsite or online, securing a proxy bid gives you the opportunity to buy a vehicle anyway.
  • You can set pre-bids on any amount of vehicles up to an hour before the auction.
  • Track the status of your pre-bid.


Registered buyers can use the IAA Buyer app for mobile devices to place bids before and during the auction, providing our buyers with a convenient and flexible option.


  • Whether you're out and about or just at home, you have access to our auctions from anywhere.
  • The IAA Buyer app is available for Apple and Android.
  • It's also available for use with Apple Watch.


If you prefer to stay hands off for the bidding process, we can connect you to a licensed broker who can bid on your behalf.


  • You'll have an experienced buyer bidding for you.
  • Our network of brokers are licensed to purchase any type of vehicle.
  • Brokers can also assist you with arranging domestic and international vehicle transport.

See our list of brokers

Brush Off Your Bidding Skills

And get ready to buy. Fill out the form below if you have questions about any of our bidding options, and we'll be in touch.