Dublin is home to one of the country’s most unique auction sites, but that’s about to change.
Car auctions have traditionally been dominated by one or two companies, but local auto auctions have seen a surge in interest from a host of companies over the past few years.
Local car auctions are increasingly being hosted in the city, with the number of sites and owners rising in recent years.
But a new startup called BAA is now hoping to challenge the market by bringing its own services to the bidding process.
“It’s been a bit of a struggle to compete with these guys but it’s starting to change,” said Michael Daly, managing director of BAA, a Dublin-based auctioneer and dealer.
The company’s own car auctions have taken place in Dublin and other parts of the Irish Sea coast, but they’ve been mainly done by a few well-known companies.BAA has been a fixture in the Dublin car market for years, running car auctions for a few years before going national last year.
It’s the latest in a line of new entrants to the market, including CarCars, Auto-X, and AutoNation, and is set to offer a number of services to auto auctions as well.
“We’re not going to be selling cars here,” Daly said.
“What we’re going to do is bring a variety of services, like auction management and vehicle documentation, so you can have a car or a car parts sale in a day.”
In addition to its own car auction site, BAA has two other sites across the country, one in the City of Dublin and one in Galway.
It also runs auction houses in Cork, Waterford and Galway, but Daly said that they were mostly in the hands of local firms and that he wasn’t yet sure where he would be opening up these.
“There are so many different car dealerships in Ireland,” he said.
“We have a lot of different car companies in Ireland and there are so few car auctions in Ireland.”
Online bidding sites are still the most popular way to buy cars in Ireland, with most of the major auction houses charging around €50 for a single bid.
Online auctions have grown rapidly in recent months, with several new car dealers offering services to online bidders.
Online bidding has also seen the popularity of some services grow, with eBay and CarCarts now offering online services for the first time.
Beadle Auctioneers in Dublin, which has been around since 2005, has also taken a leap into the fray.
Baele’s service has attracted a number more car companies, with a number also setting up their own online auctions.
Online services are also becoming increasingly popular in other parts, with one firm, Odeon Auto, running auction houses across the county.
Online bids are now available for the whole of Dublin, with bids for vehicles in Cork being the most common.
Bees car auction in Dublin’s Central Square Source: The Irish SunThe main reason for this, said Daly, is that people have moved from buying cars online to bidding on car services in person.
“People buy cars online because they want to bid on cars in person and we want to offer them to them,” he explained.
“The main way people bid on vehicles online is online.”
While the online bidding sites have seen increased interest, the BAA service has had its own surge in popularity.
“This is a big step forward for us because we are bringing a lot more of our own services and services that we’ve been doing in the past,” Daly added.
Online biddings have also become more popular with those who are seeking car services, such as the car rental companies who will now offer a vehicle rental service as part of their online services.
“Our services have always been about rental cars and now they’re coming in to compete and we’re trying to make our services available to as many people as possible,” Daly explained.
Car rental companies in Dublin are offering car rental services as part-time workSource: The Independent Car rental services in Dublin can be booked online, via their own mobile app or via a smartphone app.
Car rentals can be arranged through any number of companies, including car hire agencies, car rental agents and car rental platforms.
Car hire companies in the capital can offer a range of services such as car insurance, car loans and car hire finance, as well as offering car ownership advice, car maintenance, and other car rental options.
“They can provide a car hire service and we can provide them with advice on what kind of car they need and we also provide them a car loan for a certain amount of money,” Daly admitted.
Online car rentals in Dublin will cost €30 per day or €50 per month depending on the length of the service.
“With a car rental company, you can book online, you have a phone number and they can book you,” Daly pointed out.
“For a car leasing company,