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Online Auction Sales Marched Higher in 2018

Online sales of used vehicles in the wholesale market likely exceeded 2 million in 2018, as remarketing technology made it easier for dealers to evaluate, bid, and buy vehicles beyond physical auction locations.

Wholesale Vehicle Prices Soften in November

Overall average wholesale prices softened in November from a year ago mostly due to 2017 prices that were elevated due to increased demand from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, even though values of former fleet vehicles increased, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Used Fleet Vehicle Prices Fell 2% in October

The average price for used fleet vehicles fell 2% at auction in October, but remained 6.1% higher than a year ago amid a strong month for wholesale prices, according to Tom Kontos, KAR Auction Services' chief economist.

Resale Values Settle Into Seasonal Decline

Prices for pre-owned sporty cars such as the Dodge Challenger fell by 3.3% in October, leading all segments in seasonal depreciation, according to the latest report from Black Book.

Used Values Returning to Normal Levels

Overall, car segment values were down 0.44% last week, compared to a 0.54% decline the week prior. Truck segment values were down 0.39% last week, compared to 0.37% the week prior.