Frequently asked questions
leBolide.com is an online auction platform that brings together buyers and sellers of cars and motorbikes, both old and new, expensive and affordable, but always 'interesting', i.e. with that little something that stands out and makes them desirable to motoring enthusiasts. leBolide also accepts certain lots that are related to the world of motoring, such as spare parts and works of art. leBolide combines the advantages of private sales (the lots remain with the seller until they are sold) and those of auctions (sale at the highest price the market is willing to pay with a deadline obliging the buyers to commit), all at incomparably competitive terms, for both sellers and buyers. We call upon the services of a team of specialists who will enhance the value of the lots offered for sale, guaranteeing both sellers and buyers the best possible experience.
You will find below a compilation of frequently asked questions. Take a look and if you still can't find an answer to your question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions frequently asked by sellers
Frequently asked questions by buyers
As long as bids do not reach the reserve price, a window will appear to inform the bidder and suggest a new bid. Thus, it is possible that a bidder will outbid himself/herself until he/she reaches the reserve price. leBolide reserves the right to place bids on behalf of the seller or on behalf of a buyer, as an auctioneer in a live auction room would do. These bids will be identified by the pseudonym 'Contre vous'. If a bid covers the reserve price and no one overbids, the bidder becomes the buyer and must pay the amount bid to the seller as well as the leBolide fee which amounts to 5% (VAT included) of the winning bid.
• Between €5,000 and €19,999 --> €200 increments
• Between €20,000 and €49,999 --> €500 increments
• Between €50,000 and €199,999 --> €1,000 increments
• Over €200,000 --> €2,000 increments
He/she will then have two possibilities:
- either enter an immediate bid by selecting one of the proposed amounts
- ou or enter a ceiling using our automatic bidding system.
Once the bid is placed, leBolide will proceed with a request for a pre-authorisation to debit an amount corresponding to 5% of the bid price, without however exceeding €5,000. This is not a debit but an amount blocked on the member's bank account to guarantee his/her ability to eventually pay the buyer’s premium due to leBolide. This operation will only be carried out at the time of the first bid on the lot and will remain valid until the end of the auction. Once the auction is over, the exact amount of the premium due to leBolide will be debited to the buyer's account using the pre-authorisation. If the amount due is higher than the amount of the pre-authorisation, the additional amount will also be debited to the same account. Bidders whose bids are not successful will have the pre-authorisation cancelled and will not be debited with any amount.
Example with a reserve price of €16,000:
Member A enters a maximum bid of €20,000
Member B, of €18,000
Member C, of €32,000
The bid that will be placed and will appear in the comments will be:
"Bid by Member B: €18,000"
"Bid by Member A: €20,000"
"Bid by Member C: €20,500".
Same example, but with a reserve price of €25,000:
In this case, the bid that will be placed and will appear in the comments will be: "Bid by Member C: €25,000".
When two bidders place an automatic bid with the same ceiling, both bids, which are identical, will be displayed and the one that will be selected will be the one received first. Continuing the previous example, let's say that after C, D enters an automatic bid of €32,000 as well. In this case, the following will appear in the comments:
firstly "Bid by Member D: €32,000",
and then "Bid by Member C: €32,000", which bid will be retained as it was received first.
We reserve the right to accept or not, at our sole discretion, the lots offered to us.