Ngabuburit and Online Auction: Easy Way to Win

Joining Online Auction while Waiting for Iftar

Ngabuburit is a term Indonesians use to convey engaging in activities before breaking the fast. To add some fun to your ngabuburit, you can join an online car auction, especially when you happen to be looking for a car for mudik. 

While waiting for iftar, you can win online auctions easily.  An auction allows you to buy a high-quality used car at the most reasonable and fairest price. In general, the price set in the auction process is based on the offers submitted by a number of participants.

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These participants have certainly seen various sides of the used car. To set a fair price, a car auction company provides complete information about the car before it is auctioned. Which is generally sold as seen. Even so, winning the auction is not easy.

In this process, you must keep abreast of the bid price changes submitted by participants in stages and compete to submit the highest price. If a participant bids at a certain nominal value, you must submit an even higher price to win.

Keep in mind that it takes patience to submit an offer. If you are too emotional and overbid, you can suffer a loss as your car price is too high.

Join IBID Online Auction

However, this is not the case when you participate in auctions at PT Balai Lelang Serasi under the trademark of IBID. A subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA) under Astra Group, IBID offers an easier and more effective bidding feature called Auto BID. 

With this feature, submitted bids are more organized and measurable. This feature also allows you to refrain from overbidding as you have previously set the maximum bidding price and each bidding price. Therefore, you can monitor the auction process.

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It is easy to use. Just activate Auto BID on the screen and enter the highest amount for each bid and the maximum amount you will pay for the auctioned car.

For example, you can set it to increase your bid in the multiples of IDR500,000 in every bid and the highest price limit at a certain nominal. However, if other participants place higher bids than yours, you can make another bid manually.

That is how to use the Auto BID feature at IBID’s auction. This feature allows you to participate in all types of auctions at IBID, e.g., Flash Auction. You can use this feature to join an auction on the website and IBID application.

IBID Online Auction Method

IBID runs three kinds of auctions: Live Auctions, Timed Auctions, and Flash Auctions.


Live Auction

A Live Auction is a real-time auction at which each lot is presented in turn based on a set schedule. When the lot is being presented, participants can place their highest bid. After the submission of the highest bid, IBID auctions another object. It is different from a Timed Auction and Flash Auction.

At Timed and Flash Auctions, all lots are presented simultaneously on schedule. However, the duration of Flash Auctions is only an hour, while Timed Auctions can last for hours and days. 

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Timed Auction dan Flash Auction

For example, ten used cars are scheduled for an auction at this week's Timed Auction from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB). All the cars will be displayed together for that auction.

The highest bidders, who will bring home the used cars, will be announced when the auction concludes. Whereas, at a Flash Auction, five cars may be auctioned simultaneously, but only from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. WIB.

There are two types of auction participant numbers, called NPL (nomor peserta lelang/Auction Participant Numbers), provided for the participants: NPL Live (for a Live Auction) and NPL Timed (for Timed and Flash Auctions).

At a Flash Auction, the used cars are of somewhat mint condition as they have been inspected by Astra Car Valuation (ACV) experts. For consignors, IBID’s auction helps to ensure their cars are sold quickly. For bidders, IBID helps them buy used cars in good condition. As for Timed Auction, it is scheduled like a Live Auction.

A Flash Auction is equipped with Live Streaming and Live Chat features for its participants. Each bidder with NPL can ask 10 questions about the condition of a car to the inspector through the Live Chat feature. The inspector can show the details of the used car in question through Live Streaming by directly focusing the camera on the part asked about by the bidder.

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Flash Auction provides the convenience of an online auction. From home, participants can obtain the details of lots through Live Streaming so they need not worry about the problems arising from buying used cars as their condition is described in detail. 

IBID, under Astra Group, has sold more than 27,000 four-wheeled vehicles at the auctions and held more than 500 auction events annually until the end of 2016. IBID organizes auctions on a weekly basis in its 10 office branches across Indonesia. In addition, IBID has also held auctions in more than 30 cities in Indonesia.

Interested in joining auctions at IBID? Download the IBID app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store or visit