Preview Vehicles

Call 360-599-0796 to schedule 

an appointment

With the health and safety of our team members and customers as our top priority, we have implemented the following safety precautions to provide a safe environment to preview vehicles. 
  • The number of people allowed on the lot at one time will be limited.
  • A team member will start the vehicles for you and you are welcome to open the hood to inspect the vehicles, however, currently we are not allowing customers to get inside vehicles.
  • Preview appointments are limited to 15 minutes and 3 vehicles.
  • No food, drinks, children or pets allowed. 
  • No smoking.
  • No code readers/scanners.  These items can interfere with anti theft systems and prevent us from being able to start the vehicle.
  • Face masks are required and will be provided if needed.
  • Disposable gloves will also be provided.
  • Proper social distancing is required.


Buyers who are not LICENSED MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS must pay Washington State sales tax and any applicable title or license fees. In addition, Bellingham Public Auto Auction, LLC charges a 13% buyer premium on all vehicles and 15% on miscellaneous items purchased, as well as a $50 document fee on each vehicle purchased. If you are a  qualified nonresident of Washington State, you may be able to request a refund directly from the Washington State Department of Revenue for the retail sales tax you paid, starting January 1, 2020.  

A $500 NONREFUNDABLE CASH deposit in US FUNDS ONLY is due immediately after winning the bid on a vehicle. THIS $500 DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. If the deposit is not received, the vehicle will immediately be re-auctioned. FOREIGN CURRENCY IS NOT ACCEPTED. PRIVATE CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The $500 DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED UPON NON-PAYMENT IN FULL OF VEHICLE BY THE FOLLOWING MONDAY (Tuesday if it is a holiday weekend) AT 6PM PROCEEDING THE AUCTION. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults and without any warranties as to merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose. The principal, the auctioneer and any of their agents make no expressed or implied warranties of any type. 

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