As secure as buying new
Kvdcars.se is Sweden's biggest marketplace for used cars. Every year, we sell 26,000 cars, in hundreds of models and from more than 60 car brands. With us, you can find the car that suits your needs!
How it works
Bidding means market price
All cars on kvdcars.com are sold at auction and you can see clearly how many people take part in the bidding and what they bid. It is an assurance for the buyer to know that, using our marketplace, you never pay more than SEK 500 than someone else is willing to pay for the car. As a bidder you are anonymous and place bids under a pseudonym, such as Bidder 1, Bidder 2 or Bidder 3. In order to place bids you need to register as a user.
Each auction has a date and time when the auction ends. The time can be found in the car's advertisement. If a bid was to be placed just before the auction end, the auction will be extended by a further 3 minutes and 30 seconds. It is only when no new bids are placed for 3 minutes and 30 seconds during countdown that the auction ends.
Participating in a bidding
The bidding starts on the car's starting price and which amount that is, is stated in the car's advertisement. When the bid for the starting price is added, you can choose to add 500 SEK more than the car's current highest bid or place a so-called maximum bid.
How highest bid and maximum bid works
A maximum bid means that you indicate the maximum price you want to pay for the car and allow the bidding to increase gradually and automatic by SEK 500 at a time if some other bidder chooses to take part in the auction. However, the automatic bidding never exceeds your maximum bid.
If Bidder 1 has entered a maximum bid of SEK 50 000 and Bidder 2 places a maximum bid of exactly the same amount, in this case SEK 50 000, Bidder 1 will lead the bidding. However, both bids will appear in the car's ad and if a new bid is placed before auction ending the auction will be extended by a further 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
How does Buy Direct work?
On a selection of the cars that are published on kvdcars.com there is the option of "Buy Direct". This means that you have the opportunity to buy the car at a fixed price and thus do not participate in the bidding.
To get the opportunity to buy the car for a fixed price, you click on "reserve the car" and send us your contact details. You will then be contacted by us in order to proceed with the purchase. We need to be able to get in touch with you within the next 24 hours. There may be more people who have reserved the car and we contact all in turn.
What is reservation price?
The reservation price is the minimum price the seller requests for the car. The reservation price is hidden from the bidders, but all bidders can see if the reservation price is reached or not. If a bid is placed just before the auction ends, the time for the auction will be extended with each new bid so that new bids can be placed.
What is the mediation price
When you buy a car through Kvdcars, you pay a mediation fee in addition to the agreed price for the car. The mediation fee for each car is indicated in the car’s presentation/advertisement on kvdcars.com. What the fee is depends on the value of the car.
A tested car is a safe car
All cars on kvdcars.com have undergone our thorough KVD test, where professional vehicle technicians examine and test drive the car. The results of the test are then published in the car’s advertisement. We neither omit nor withhold information about the car’s condition. Instead, all damage is documented with text and photographs, which means that you as the buyer do not have to account for unforeseen costs; you know exactly what car you are buying.
Our business concept is based on the car being so clearly and objectively described that you do not need to see the car on site to get a complete picture. If you still wish to do so, please contact out customer service centre and book a time for this. In the unlikely event that the description should not match up when you come to collect your newly purchased car, you always have the right to cancel the purchase.
Read more about how we test the cars here.
Safety on the road
When you buy a car through us, the Swedish Consumer Sales Act applies, and you have the right to claim compensation on the car if hidden defects present after the sale. Naturally, we will also help you with arranging a favourable car loan, insurance and warranty for the car. Contact our customer service centre and we will go through the offers specifically suited to you.
Collect your new car
If you submitted the highest bid when the auction ended, you have won the bidding process and you will receive an e-mail from us at Kvdcars to confirm this. Almost all cars sold through us have a so-called reserve price which corresponds to the minimum sum that the seller wants for the car on sale. Whether or not the reserve price is reached is indicated in the car’s bidding history which is displayed on kvdcars.com as well as in the e-mail sent to you when the auction ends. If the reserve price has not been reached, the seller has to first approve the price before the deal is completed. If the reserve price is reached you will be contacted by Kvdcars to book a time for you to collect your new car. Pick up need to be made within three business days and booking is made via our customer service. If the car is located at a facility far away from you, we can of course help with transporting the car to a Kvdcar facility closer to you.
When you collect the car, you must make sure that the description of the car is correct and that the car meets your expectations with reference to the description in the car’s advertisement.
Kvdbil functions as an intermediary during payment and the money is transferred to our client account before we transfer the sum to the seller. In this way the payment process is simple and safe, both for you as the buyer and for the person selling the car.
- Car loan
- Bank transaction
- Swish (remember to raise your transaction limit)
The payment for the car can be done before you pick up your car, through a personal payment link, which you will receive via our customer service center within 24 hours after the auction ends. You can choose to pay through a bank transfer or via Swish. If you choose to pay via Swish, the payment limit is SEK 150 000. Remember to raise your transaction limit at you bank.
If you wish to pay when receiving the keys, you can pay by Swish up to SEK 150 000.