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BCA's UK used car auctions go 'online only' due to coronavirus

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BCA’s UK-wide car auction sales will go online only from March 26 as the remarketing specialist “prioritises the well-being of customers and our people” amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

All BCA sales will only be accessible through BCA Live Online and the BCA Buyer app, with no physical buyer attendance at sales anywhere in the BCA network, following the decision announced by the business this afternoon. 

BCA said that the measure was temporary and would be reviewed regularly.

Stuart Pearson, BCA’s chief operating officer for UK Remarketing said “BCA have continued to operate normally for as long as possible to support our customers, but we have decided that from Thursday 26th March all BCA sales will only be accessible online.”

“We remain committed to providing customers with access to our market leading remarketing services, offering buyers the best choice of stock and sellers a range of remarketing platforms to meet their needs. 

“In the current circumstances, we believe this will be best done digitally to prioritise the well-being of customers and our people alike.”

BCA said that it would continue to run its full programme of sales nationwide, with all centres selling digitally. 

The full programme of online-only auction sales, Bid Now and Buy Now sales continues.

Customers can still pay for vehicles at their local BCA auction centre.  Alternatively, BCA can email the invoice with payment instructions to pay online.

Buyers can continue to collect vehicles from their local auction centre, with BCA advising customers to contact the auction centre in advance to check the arrangements.  

BCA can also organise delivery for customers, with online booking available.

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