Major auction companies have confirmed plans to run digital-only auctions at a majority of their locations beginning Monday, April 13.
KAR Global’s ADESA auction arm has since Monday, April 7, been running simulcast-only sales at 45 sites in the U.S. and four in Canada. Beginning Monday, April 13, that number will rise to 49 in the U.S. and eight in Canada. The company also is hosting two multisite digital auctions — one in the eastern part of the U.S. and one in the western half — on Wednesday, April 15.
Manheim will be running simulcast-only sales at 62 of its 76 auction locations.
Both auction companies will continue to waive related simulcast fees.
CarMax said Friday it would be hosting 42 simulcasts starting Monday, April 13. The retailer said it worked with its auction customers this week to set up virtual accounts for its new, digital-only auction format.
CarMax has been running its own auctions, branded as CarMax Auctions, since 1997. It introduced simulcast-only sales…