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Getting an MB at auto auction

Does anyone here ever get any car at auto auction? I'm looking for a CLK350 with a good deal but most dealers are asking way above blue book value.
If anyone has experience or resource regarding car auction, please let me know.
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I bought my SLK at auction through Roger in Baltimore MD "A Cut Above ' Autos.. Charges $500.00 to go to Maynheim Auction in PA . Will give you book of all autos -most of them expired leases. Will inspect all your choices and keep in touch w you as each vehicle goes to bid. Great experience. I got a great car at great value!
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For what this is worth, most MB dealers fill the holes in their used inventory by getting cars at the dealer-only auctions. You need to be authorized as a car dealer to buy at most of the others.

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most super low mileage, dealer maintain off lease mb s at manhiem pa auction are mb dealers only...least that s what i ve seen hanging out with a wholesaler buddy of mine.

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Well unless you are a registered dealer or know one then forget about buying directly from an auction like Adesa or Manheim. The prices will always be lower at the auction because its wholesale. You are a retail buyer, thus retail is higher.
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I purchased my CLK 500 Coupe at a Nissan dealer for well below blue book value. Car was in a small town with no market for MB since the nearest dealer is an hour or more away. I have purchased cars at auctiona nd have had a decent experience with them. I paid a guy to go to the auction and get it for me. Not quite as hands on as sitting in it and test driving though.
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