WAVERLY, NY - State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, N.Y. held its first General Motors factory-sponsored auction 22 years ago this month, and celebrated its enduring relationship with GM on March 8 with an auction event.
According to Jeff Barber, owner and president of State Line Auto Auction, all 400 vehicles in the GM sale were set for Absolute Sale.
"We're gonna sell cars like it's 1990 at next week's GM sale," said Barber prior to the event. "We'll run 400 vehicles and will post 400 sales. It will be a tremendous way to celebrate 22 years with General Motors at State Line Auto Auction!"
To keep the excitement high in the lane, there was no online bidding at this year's GM Anniversary Sale. Dealers had to be at the sale in person to buy, and online bidding was turned off. The auction served a free breakfast and gourmet lunch to all in attendance, and held a cash drawing for $1,000 at the conclusion of the sale. In addition, all attending dealers received a commemorative gift.
State Line Auto Auction is the largest auction in New York and the only GM-sponsored auction in the state. It has been a consistent performer for GM in the Northeast Region since its inaugural sale in 1990. The auction has received eleven awards in recognition of its efforts over the years, including GM's top award in the nation for Operational Excellence in 2007, and the #1 ranking in the nation in 2010 and 2011 for a GM Closed sale.
State Line Auto Auction is a founding member of ServNet, a premier group of independent auto auctions from across the United States. The auction also participates in the Auction Pipeline technology platform which provides market reports of auction sale results and available inventory, while allowing dealers to source from auctions all over the country. State Line Auto Auction is a member of the National Auto Auction Association and uses the AutoIMS inventory management system.