Bring your guessing game skills to this car auction time waster

How good do you think you are at sussing out the value of vehicles at auction? If you want to put your knowledge of older metal and dollars to the test, there’s a simple website available to you. Check out Bring A Guesser.

It collects auction sales info, allows you to make a guess on the final sale, and then lets you see how wrong you really are.

This is the perfect sort of website where you’ll say “Oh I’ll make a few guesses” and then look up and realize an hour has passed.

Some you will nail and others will leave you scratching your head. The site presents the guesses in groups of three. Then it totals it all up to see how you’ve done and also provides links to the listings so you can learn more about why you may have been wrong. Or maybe why the buyer was wrong...

Go check it out. Simple yet fun.

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9 responses to “Bring your guessing game skills to this car auction time waster”

  1. GTXcellent Avatar

    Cool site/game – couple of observations, I wish they gave a little more description (they usually don’t tell you what engine, mileage, etc.) and I haven’t even somewhat of a clue on what the value is of these “furrin” cars. Maybe too much of my time is spent on BaT instead of more realistic auction houses.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      Agreed. One of the cars that came up for me had 200,000 miles on it, and since there was only one picture, no real way to tell what was worn out.

      Another one that popped up was a project car. It will be pretty valuable when finished, but the game provided no insight into what will be needed to take it to that point.

      I did guess one within $250.

  2. mdharrell Avatar

    “How good do you think you are at sussing out the value of vehicles at auction?”

    Considering the vehicles I’ve won at auction, I think I’m terrible at sussing out their value.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      No, you are perfect at it: you figured out exactly what someone else was willing to pay – and added one increment.

    2. Vairship Avatar

      It’s easy to “win” the auction if you’re the only bidder 😉

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        But that means I… Ah. That explains so much.

  3. Alff Avatar

    This game reaffirms that BaT is not a good place to get a bargain on a special interest vehicle.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I’m okay with the stuff I’ve found via BaT (arguably another sign that I don’t know what I’m doing), but that was before it became an auction site.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      Honestly, has anyone ever claimed that BaT is a bargain site? I asked the founder about the balance between cheap finds and high end cars at insane prices at a Reddit AMA a year or two ago. He claimed that BaT showed more cheap cars now than ever, but that is certainly not my impression. The auction model is not beneficial in that regard either. Still, there have been a few very good deals there, occasionally.