Why There Are So Many Car Auction Sites Now

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Bring a Trailer, Cars & Bids and Rad For Sale are just a few of the many niche car enthusiast focused auction sites that have gained huge popularity over the last few years, prompting praise and criticism from all over the car world. The upsides to these marketplaces are obvious: easy access to great cars, curated listings, and quick responses from sellers. But what are the downsides? Why are people apprehensive about these auction sites, and are they right to be?

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  1. Mandy Quinn

    Mandy QuinnPřed 2 měsíci

    Had a blast writing “Camo Hat” for y’all. Now go and getchu one! 🤠

  2. Brad Gurley

    Brad GurleyPřed měsícem

    @Lakshya Automotive stop making videos they are shit

  3. Mandy Quinn

    Mandy QuinnPřed 2 měsíci

    Thank you for all of the love on "Camo Hat"! I’m so glad y’all are digging it & singing along. Here’s my super serious rendition which definitely sounds nothing like the demo I sent James lol. csdesk.info/name/lK-dzc6of8p1mqw/video

  4. Bw Bacon

    Bw BaconPřed 2 měsíci

    I think you and James could have a side gig! Well done!


    JAMES WORTHINGTONPřed 2 měsíci

    Sounds more like .money laundering for the BMW.

  6. Scott Schroeder

    Scott SchroederPřed 2 měsíci

    Please release a separate video with the song!!! I loved it!

  7. Ivan Zermeno

    Ivan ZermenoPřed 14 dny

    Currently buying a car on Copart and it’s so tedious. But once you get it down it seems pretty straightforward

  8. Brian Cohen-Doherty

    Brian Cohen-DohertyPřed 24 dny

    Excellent work 👍

  9. Sir Loin

    Sir LoinPřed 26 dny

    Nolan is the human version of a 93 spirit….

  10. Sir Loin

    Sir LoinPřed 26 dny

    Your such a poser Nolan.

  11. Brady Reading

    Brady ReadingPřed 28 dny

    That add was phenomenal. Well done.

  12. Carson Hologa

    Carson HologaPřed měsícem

    i’m feeling lucky about winning this TRX lol i could really use it since my car broke

  13. Davii Mai

    Davii MaiPřed měsícem

    Bruh, that's literally the 240Z for me! Already gave up on it and am looking forward to the Proto Z.

  14. bugthief

    bugthiefPřed měsícem

    d a d d y d o u g 😩😩✊

  15. BHS

    BHSPřed měsícem

    I'm surprised there was no mention of the money laundering theory

  16. Devfter

    DevfterPřed měsícem

    Hey James, when is the full album release?

  17. Grant Schulz

    Grant SchulzPřed měsícem

    Please do the best car chases from the 2010s

  18. Jon Otto

    Jon OttoPřed měsícem

    If anyone wants a good muscle car for a decent price a Firebird is always a solid option.

  19. Michael Garrett

    Michael GarrettPřed měsícem

    I bought a 2001 Audi A4 Avant Quattro at a police auction about 4 years ago for $350. Put a battery on it and took the rear brakes apart to free them and clean them up. All i've had to since is regular maintenance. It's been a great work car and for the price, I think after 30k miles added on, I think I got my moneys worth. It's not much to look at, but gets from a to b reliably.

  20. T3D

    T3DPřed měsícem

    DaDdY dOnE

  21. Andrew Renner

    Andrew RennerPřed měsícem

    I am trying to snag and E36 M3, but these price hikes are killing me!

  22. QuantumS1ngularity

    QuantumS1ngularityPřed měsícem

    Well, on both ends of the spectrum there are upside and downsides for both the buyer and the seller. The legitimate bidding sites, which require you to provide extensive history and pictures of the car inadvertently steer the price. Depending on the condition of your car as a seller, you might be pleasantly surprised and get much more than expected or being slammed in the ground by the "enthusiast" for some minor issues normal car buyer won't make a big deal out of. And then we have the more risky sites. Depending on how good your research and navigation skills are "high risk, high rewards" might be true or myth for you. Those sites are usually used either by car thieves and dealer to get rid of hot cars or by people who know next to nothing about cars including their value. Some of the sketchiest offers might be your lottery winner. I mean a friend of mine bought a late 90s (think it was 1998) BMW 850Ci for €5000 and the only things wrong with it were the differential and the worn leather interior. Not even €2000 invested and he now has a pristine 850Ci. When we went to get the car we found out that the seller was a woman, divorcing her sailor husband and the thing she was tired of other than being cheated on, was this "old shitbox" dripping oil and making mess in her garage. There were 3 pictures of the car all dirty and nasty (haven't been moved for a while). One from the front, one from the back with the huge oil spot on the ground and one from inside with the dustiest, most worn leather interior you could imagine (no tearings though). In the description there was added that "the car starts, but doesn't drive. Makes weird noises and rattles when tries to move". She couldn't be bother with delivering more info and was asking for €3999 starting price with the bold text "NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS". My guy was basically the 3rd and final offer of €5000 and well now people wanna buy it from him for 10 times that. Forgot to mention, initially the car didn't have any badges and was listed as 840i, cause she had no clue what model it was, she knew only it was old and some friend of hers showed her a picture of an 840i, so that's how she thought it's the same car. Never even occurred to her to check the documents. Somehow my guy noticed it wasn't an 840 but an 850, but even him expected 850i and not a Ci and not that later year. LAter turned out that the husband was actually taking good care of the car, but since the last time he drove it (14 months prior to that event), the diff developed a leak and was grinding, so that's why he parked it with the intention to repair everything once he gets back from the ship. Little that he knew how his wife would find out about his girlfriend and.. well you can imagine the rest.

  23. KAsAP Bandy

    KAsAP BandyPřed měsícem

    These are scammy as hell, I worked for one, it ruined my life. It’s all startup crap, no trust and no transparency 😬😬😬😬😬😬😬🤫🤫🤫🤫

  24. GodHand

    GodHandPřed měsícem

    Last month a Championship White Integra Type R sold for $51K on BAT... Seller went out for one last drive and ended up totaling the car 😢

  25. Sbx Dotcom

    Sbx DotcomPřed měsícem

    Marry me Nolan ❤️💍

  26. Frejdyn Jarrett

    Frejdyn JarrettPřed měsícem

    Bought sw20 turbo on eBay while I was on deployment. It arrived, I had it rebuilt immediately 😂. Haven't done online auctions since

  27. Tim vanderboom

    Tim vanderboomPřed měsícem

    Liked and subbed with notifications. You guys make my day, Thanks.

  28. Metroplex

    MetroplexPřed měsícem

    14:12 don't forget the 4th reason: It's in a famous movie/show (like the AE86 being in Initial D)

  29. Louis Muskat

    Louis MuskatPřed měsícem

    When the ad is is the funniest part of the video

  30. Dinkasaurus

    DinkasaurusPřed 2 měsíci

    very interesting about the e30 m3. i followed that auction live but i had no idea about the aftermath. i'm a bmw fan so it makes me happy to see the OG m3 pull such insane collector money, but they're not all worth that much. it's important to remember that the one you talked about was like THE pristine ultimate garage queen for a 30+ year old car. also would've been good to mention that another one sold for $256k not long after the first one which was also super low mileage and an evo2 iirc. most e30 m3s won't go for more than like 60k. we're just seeing the super duper nice examples on BAT. i know that was just one small part of the video but i wanted to give my 2 cents. nice vid!

  31. Mintz Garage

    Mintz GaragePřed 2 měsíci

    That Omaze commercial was hands down the funniest get 😂

  32. Nasty Rex

    Nasty RexPřed 2 měsíci

    Lol the captions say "up in that blonde" instead of blind at the end

  33. Matthew Boxberger

    Matthew BoxbergerPřed 2 měsíci

    My friend flipped a car and made $3,000 on FB marketplace. In many experiences, that is where the deals are from what I've heard.

  34. Ayden Stiefferman

    Ayden StieffermanPřed 2 měsíci

    When's the Camo Hat single dropping?

  35. Saad Nabil

    Saad NabilPřed 2 měsíci

    Auctions are just a scam!

  36. Galvatorrix

    GalvatorrixPřed 2 měsíci


  37. Taylor Bertrim

    Taylor BertrimPřed 2 měsíci

    Omg that Camo Hat video... I need to share that!

  38. Pedro Martins Gomes

    Pedro Martins GomesPřed 2 měsíci

    Please guys, you should subtitle your videos in more languages. Im always wanting to share these with my car oriented (?)friends but most of them don't know much English Pleeeeease?

  39. Mr.PourTheMilkFirst

    Mr.PourTheMilkFirstPřed 2 měsíci

    So basically people are scared of economics and inflation.

  40. Edgar Martinez

    Edgar MartinezPřed 2 měsíci

    This is the only channel that I don’t skip their ads

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    Crisss SontayPřed 2 měsíci

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  42. Jared

    JaredPřed 2 měsíci

    Lmao the camo song

  43. Account that I'll use to comment

    Account that I'll use to commentPřed 2 měsíci

    I got an online car auction ad -_-

  44. DawsonEdiger

    DawsonEdigerPřed 2 měsíci

    Thanks for the long ad

  45. buzz shavinutts

    buzz shavinuttsPřed 2 měsíci

    camo hat - brought to you by donut, the kentucky cobra, and racism....

  46. Optipotamus

    OptipotamusPřed 2 měsíci

    Damn that was a catchy commercial 😂

  47. Thom Van Dam

    Thom Van DamPřed 2 měsíci

    I think the story about spyker and saab would be a interesting one.

  48. Tom Hoying

    Tom HoyingPřed 2 měsíci

    those reality check graphics tho lol

  49. Richard Worae

    Richard WoraePřed 2 měsíci

    camo hat full song plz

  50. Frederick John Teng

    Frederick John TengPřed 2 měsíci

    You should checkout the Sakbayan in the Philippines based on VW County Buggy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Country_Buggy It was a project of Ferdinand Marcos as I remember

  51. Deejay Mercado

    Deejay MercadoPřed 2 měsíci

    I sold my BRAT on Rad for Sale and the buyer and I are very happy with the experience. I got to sell my truck for a pretty fair price and the buyer bought his dream midlife crisis car.

  52. Kirin Earl Lee

    Kirin Earl LeePřed 2 měsíci

    Oooo look at Nolan bragging about having a Dad and functional relationships... #FindJamesPumpherySnr

  53. Treima .S

    Treima .SPřed 2 měsíci

    5:23 best

  54. alimechs

    alimechsPřed 2 měsíci

    I think omaze is also a scam.

  55. Eric Thomas

    Eric ThomasPřed 2 měsíci

    C-A-M-O-H-A-T!!! That song was sick!!!James Killed it!!! 🇺🇸🎤👍🤣

  56. Evan Swift

    Evan SwiftPřed 2 měsíci

    Is Money Laundering a potential explanation for the BMW?

  57. Fawad Alam

    Fawad AlamPřed 2 měsíci

    I love how there's a mid-roll ad in the middle of the Omaze ad. Very nice

  58. Sandal God

    Sandal GodPřed 2 měsíci

    Nolan dont talk about gto's until i buy one. Youre giving them attention

  59. Foreclosure Of A Dream Urbex

    Foreclosure Of A Dream UrbexPřed 2 měsíci


  60. Reuben the animator

    Reuben the animatorPřed 2 měsíci

    The jurassic park sequel be looking legit tho.

  61. Mike Hunt

    Mike HuntPřed 2 měsíci

    Because its like having a CSdesk channel, everyone wants to have attention so they do this. 🤔

  62. Phillip Salazar

    Phillip SalazarPřed 2 měsíci

    Liking the video for the camo hat hahahahaha

  63. Breijs

    BreijsPřed 2 měsíci

    17:32 banging song

  64. Rémi Chaboud

    Rémi ChaboudPřed 2 měsíci

    Very cool video, same phenomenon here in France !

  65. Bryan Morrison

    Bryan MorrisonPřed 2 měsíci

    8:10 is that the next money pit? I mean it is definitely a BMW. But was that the hint

  66. Blaide Hemley

    Blaide HemleyPřed 2 měsíci

    17:32 thank me later

  67. devon esq.

    devon esq.Před 2 měsíci

    i actually feel bad now, i loved 80's hot hatches and those sweet 90's japanese cars, and im always looking at them, and the price just shatters my heart everytime

  68. devon esq.

    devon esq.Před 2 měsíci

    the closest ill get to that is my current car, a 1991 saab 900, its a great car, but it aint no rx7

  69. Nils Christian Halvorsen

    Nils Christian HalvorsenPřed 2 měsíci

    i cant describe how cool you guys make your advertisements. like literally, i do appreciate the fact that you have a progress bar at the bottom, but wtf you guys really go out of your way to make THE BEST ADVERTISEMENTS i have seen. d.a.m.n.

  70. Dagmawe Checol

    Dagmawe ChecolPřed 2 měsíci

    What an ad

  71. Justin Taber

    Justin TaberPřed 2 měsíci

    I just bought a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Fahrenheit from action a few months ago and I have to say it was not a pleasant to be honest. After I won the auction and followed what to do they said I never paid for it even tho the money was gone from my bank account and then there was many issues with the shipper the auction site assigned me. Personally I don’t think I would go through an action again unless it’s a car I had to have. Also you guys my favorite CSdesk channel and I love watching your videos with the quality content and comedy from everyone at donut.

  72. Justin Taber

    Justin TaberPřed 2 měsíci

    I hope they see this because it would make my day.

  73. Arvin David

    Arvin DavidPřed 2 měsíci

    doge coin i got it man 00:16

  74. Kevin B

    Kevin BPřed 2 měsíci

    dodge spirit 3.0 best damn car for the money

  75. Antonio Little

    Antonio LittlePřed 2 měsíci

    I bought a few cars from auctions (none of which were cool) and overall, I've had good experiences. The first was a '98 Taurus - $650 purchase price, I changed the spark plugs and wires and she ran like a dream. 2nd was an '01 Volvo S80 who ran fine, but needed work and was too expensive to properly repair on my 27yr old salary 3rd was another Taurus - 2002 this time, that ran decently, but did this weird thing where it would randomly throw itself into 2nd gear and just lock in place - while being driven

  76. Robert Fail

    Robert FailPřed 2 měsíci

    Bring a Trailer my ass; have you seen the prices?? Should be Bring Your Butler.....

  77. Sean Moyer

    Sean MoyerPřed 2 měsíci

    I'ma gete some Buff Horses, Boost Creeps, and Donut Camo hats going on real soon. Just as soon as I have a license and car again 😬 yall know how it is. Unless you're not... DRIVERS.

  78. Stephen Dumore

    Stephen DumorePřed 2 měsíci

    I bought a salvage title FR-S from Copart. The buying process was pretty straight forward and the car came looking pretty much like it did in the auction and inspection photos. When I took the rear bumper off to work on it I saw that the rear crash bar was dented pretty bad (probably from the car getting rear ended) so I had to replace it. I bought a VIN report before buying the car and there were no accident records other than the accident that totaled it so they must have kept it off the insurance, but that's something that could happen with any used car. If you buy a used car definitely make sure all the safety stuff is in check.

  79. rain Santiago

    rain SantiagoPřed 2 měsíci

    Copart is a great place to buy deals if you know what your getting into. Rear ends are usually the good buys as repairs like you said are straightforward process


    ARIEL GOLDPřed 2 měsíci

    James went from the hottest rapper to great country singer

  81. Gene Long

    Gene LongPřed 2 měsíci

    I so enjoy you guys

  82. Anthony Santucci

    Anthony SantucciPřed 2 měsíci

    "accidentally" bought a car on eBay, way back when it was an actual auction site. Placed a bid before I went to bed, and ended up winning. Went to pick it up 10 hours away. I discovered the black tape covering the ABS light on the ride home. $1400 BPMV.. Seller made it right though at the end of the day, and I had that car for quite a few years.

  83. jake palmer

    jake palmerPřed 2 měsíci

    Shout out to the ska music on the outro 😂

  84. Jaakko Pöntinen

    Jaakko PöntinenPřed 2 měsíci

    Cars and bidsssssssss

  85. Lukas Novikas

    Lukas NovikasPřed 2 měsíci

    17:41 Edit: Camo Hat Edit 2: C-A-M-O H-A-T

  86. SRTabc123

    SRTabc123Před 2 měsíci

    Bought my 73 camaro on eBay 10 years ago. Guy didn’t put a reserve and right as I was going to win he cancelled the auction and re-listed it with a reserve but set it low. I ended up bidding again and winning the car for less than the first auction.

  87. Noah Rosenheck

    Noah RosenheckPřed 2 měsíci

    > hard earned > dogecoin pick one

  88. comeberza

    comeberzaPřed 2 měsíci

    What I find ironic about speculation is that the same people who think it kills the car hobby and that prices are too high and the same reselling their civics for a gt86 for more money that they paid for them. Its the combonation of speculation and passion what keeps old beaten m3 running like new, some buy them and take care to enjoy them and others buy them and pay a professional to repair it and store it for a profit, it is never bad because the ultimate buyer is the one who truly wants it and was willing to pay the full price. Id love to but the cap and have it constantly wispering the song in my ears

  89. Scott Smith

    Scott SmithPřed 2 měsíci

    Best donut merch plug yet!

  90. Arron Daly

    Arron DalyPřed 2 měsíci

    My first car was bought just before it went to auction, an Australian built ae85 for $550 completely stock and excellent condition for at the time a 17 year old car. I still have the reciept for the car and that was back in 2001. Unfortunately i don't have the car anymore and my love started for the ae85/86 started then, before initial d took over the world and made ae85/86s worth 50x more than they as a car are actually worth

  91. Mayank Maximum

    Mayank MaximumPřed 2 měsíci

    Yup I am gonna do make it for few months and then import a rhd corvette c8 from usa and some awsome cars to India and also one with to say can you make me a corvette c7 vs c8 clip art

  92. Isaac Mixon

    Isaac MixonPřed 2 měsíci

    The Camo Hat ad is amazing.

  93. David A. Moore

    David A. MoorePřed 2 měsíci

    Wasn’t expecting the music video at the end. Camo hat. Lol

  94. Harry Conger

    Harry CongerPřed 2 měsíci

    I bought my STI wagon on BAT in December. I’m prepping her to sell on cars and bids sometime this summer. I had a good experience. It was scary but what a rush! Could have done without the $1k commission tho 🤑

  95. John CRocker

    John CRockerPřed 2 měsíci

    Just been watching your story about American police cars ,a-big point you missed the Chevy cars they used up until 2017 ,cannot remember what year they started where actually built in Australia by Holden they where Holden , CALAIS ,STATESMAN OR CAPRICE .

  96. Dave Franco

    Dave FrancoPřed 2 měsíci

    That commercial was 🔥

  97. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob LarsenPřed 2 měsíci

    The Kentucky Cobra should really record a country album. That performance was spot on.

  98. 1upSTARS

    1upSTARSPřed 2 měsíci

    Camo Hat!!!!

  99. Liquid Mercury

    Liquid MercuryPřed 2 měsíci

    I bought a 1984 Subaru gl wagon at an in-person auction a few months ago, bought it as a “locked car with no keys” but the hatch was unlocked and nobody else realized it. It also had 6 big old rusty pistons in a milk crate in the back (I guess nobody realized it was a 4 cylinder and the pistons weren’t that big). Won the car for $250, towed it home, found the key in the ashtray, and got it to start on starter fluid. The car hasn’t been registered since 2007 but somehow still cranked up. Just bought a fuel pump and I’m cleaning the carb soon, after that we can see if she runs on her own. If it will then I’m getting new tires since the old ones are literally ripping apart from being so old. One of the best parts is that I have paperwork from the auction to get a new title, so if everything goes right then I’ll have a running and driving 1984 Subaru wagon with a clean title for only $250 plus the cost of new tires, the fuel pump, and title costs. On a side note the car also had an original ww2 willys jeep radiator, an extension cord, and some light fixtures in the back so selling those might help recoup a little money. Overall I’d say I got super lucky and I’m very appreciative.

  100. Kadek Wira

    Kadek WiraPřed 2 měsíci

    11:15 in my country,this called "menggoreng harga" or Price Bait using influencer to jack up the particular Car Price

  101. RandomlySet

    RandomlySetPřed 2 měsíci

    Wow! Just commented on latest money pit episode (fuel pump) about having so youtube ads AND in video ads. If you have in video ads (omaze) then turn off CSdesk ads. This one was so bad the CSdesk ad played mid way through the in video omaze ad! Sort it out guys.

  102. Ravinder Kumar Gurain

    Ravinder Kumar GurainPřed 2 měsíci

    The curvy turtle holly enter because van kelly remind next a unarmed textbook. thick, cautious sausage

  103. redwolfe 29

    redwolfe 29Před 2 měsíci

    James is the new music star

  104. Buddy Cooper

    Buddy CooperPřed 2 měsíci

    eBay is the big dog and much safer than these screwball auction sites.

  105. Buddy Cooper

    Buddy CooperPřed 2 měsíci

    If they can't provide a detailed video don't buy it.

  106. bootska

    bootskaPřed 2 měsíci

    I need a full Camo Hat cut.

  107. kawasjt

    kawasjtPřed 2 měsíci

    16:05 $10K for a CT70, holy shit people have gone insane

  108. NVW SSV

    NVW SSVPřed 2 měsíci

    not listing ebay (later ebay motors) as the original car auction site was a pretty big fuggin miss brah.