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DVLA Personalised Registrations Replaces Its May Live Auction With an Online Timed Auction

March 20, 2020

DVLA Personalised Registrations has switched its second Live auction of the year to one of its online Timed auction formats, in line with recent Governmental guidelines. The Agency has taken these steps which will affect the three-day Live auction, originally scheduled to be held at The Oxford Belfry Hotel from May 13th to May 15th. The same 1,250 personalised registrations will now be available for customers to bid on, in an online Timed auction, over a 7-day period commencing on Wednesday May 13th. Bidders will be able to register for the auction from Monday 6th April at 12noon.

Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “For the safety of our customers and staff we have decided to change our Live auction in May to an online Timed one instead. The safety of all is paramount.

“We have taken these steps now at the earliest opportunity to ensure our loyal customer base can make suitable arrangements. We are not cancelling the sale. We are extremely fortunate in that, alongside our Live auction programme, we regularly hold online sales. It’s a hugely successful and well-proven formula.”

Timed auctions are held online, and bidders can bid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and each Lot has a published End Time on the website. Lots are sold on the basis of ‘Maximum Bids’ which means customers can win their registration for its reserve price only, plus the usual additional fees, if no one bids against them, no matter the Maximum Bid placed. The sales have ‘Sliding End Times’ which means if there is any bidding activity in the last 30 minutes, the End Time will move back a further 30 minutes in order to ensure everyone has a fair chance of winning the Lot. As with the Live auctions, all bidders must be registered in order to bid and this can all be carried out via the dvlatimedauction.co.uk website from Monday 6th April.

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