Car-O-Bid Terms and Conditions



The Car-O-Bid campaign (the “Campaign") is organised by Carousell Pte Ltd's (“Carousell”), in partnership with OTOPAC Motors Pte Ltd (“Inchcape Pre-Owned”). The Campaign commences on 27 May 2018 and ends on 17 June 2018 (both dates inclusive) (the “Campaign Period"). All capitalised terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to same in our Terms of Service.


Campaign Process

 2. Carousell will list four (4) pre-owned vehicles (“Vehicles”) for auction on the Carousell website and mobile application(s) (“Carousell Platforms”). The Vehicles are listed for and on behalf of Inchcape Pre-Owned and Carousell shall not be liable or in any way responsible for the Vehicles supplied and provided by Inchcape Pre-Owned, including all representation and/or warranties relating thereto. 


The Vehicles will be listed (each, a “Listing”) on the Carousell Platforms, on four (4) separate bidding sessions (each, a “Session”). Each Listing will be released three (3) days prior to the relevant Session and each Session will be on a Sunday, 7pm - 8pm (“Bidding Period”). The first Session will take place on 27 May 2018.


Regular updates on the bidding status of each Session will be provided by a moderator from Carousell. Such updates will be provided via the comments section of each Listing.


Subject to these Car-O-bid terms, the highest valid Bid (as defined below) of an Eligible Carousell User (as defined below) will win the Session. Winners will be announced via an announcement post on the Carousell Platforms, and shall also be contacted via CarouDM.




To participate in the Campaign and qualify as an eligible Carousell user (each, an “Eligible Carousell User” and collectively the “Eligible Carousell Users”), you must:

(a) have an Account and must be located in Singapore;

(b) place a bid (“Bid”) by leaving a comment in the comments section of the relevant Listing, where each Bid must:

  • be at least an amount that is more than the starting bid price ("Starting Bid") and within 35% of the market value of the Vehicle (“Reserve Price”);
  • placed during the Bidding Period; and
  • be in multiples of S$100; and

(c) provide the following and any other documents reasonably required by Carousell and/or Inchcape Pre-Owned for verification purposes:

  • Carousell username; and
  • CarouDM confirmation from Carousell.
7. Without limiting the generality of the above provision, Carousell reserves the right to withdraw its invitation to any Eligible Carousell User whose account is subsequently found to be suspended or terminated and/or reject, disqualify and remove any Bid due to a breach of these Car-O-Bid terms. Eligible Carousell Users whose accounts are otherwise suspended or terminated due to a breach of Carousell’s Terms of Service shall be disqualified and shall not be entitled to any payment or compensation whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, phantom bids, fake bids, ghost bids, shill bidding, troll bidding are prohibited and would constitute a breach of these Car-O-Bid terms.
8. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Carousell has the discretion at any time and from time to time determine the eligibility of any Eligible Carousell User, the eligibility of any Bid by an Eligible Carousell User and/or the winning Bid, and shall not be obliged to give any reason therefore.
9. Each Starting Price and Reserve Price will be indicated in the listing description of each Listing.


Each Eligible Carousell User may place more than one (1) Bid per Session.


11. The winning Eligible Carousell User must arrange for the inspection of the Vehicle (the "Inspection") within 5 days from the receipt of the CarouDM confirmation from Carousell. In the event the winning Eligible Carousell User does not response to the CarouDM confirmation and/or arrange for the Inspection within the 5 day period, the winning Eligible Carousell User will be disqualified and next highest bidding Eligible Carousell User will be selected as the winner. 
12.   In the event the winning Eligible Carousell User decides not to purchase the Vehicle after inspection of the Vehicle, the next highest bidding Eligible Carousell User will be selected, provided that the next highest bidding Eligible Carousell User placed a Bid that is within 5% of the winning Bid.
13. Ownership of the Vehicle does not pass to the Eligible Carousell User from the Inchcape Pre-Owned until the purchase price, including any goods and services tax (if applicable) and any other relevant taxes and transfer fees at prevailing rates from time to time, has been paid to Inchcape Pre-Owned and/or the relevant regulatory body.
14.  Carousell and Inchape Pre-Owned shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that each Listing provides a fair, accurate and complete description of the relevant Vehicle. You acknowledge and agree that there may be slight deviations in colour, size and/or design and that Carousell does not: (i) guarantee or provide any warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; (ii) guarantee that the colour, size and design will be exactly the same as reflected on the Carousell Platforms. Carousell shall not be responsible for any such deviations.
15.  Carousell's determination of the Eligible Carousell Users and each winning Bid shall be final, conclusive and binding. No correspondence or claims will be entertained.
16.  Carousell may vary these terms, suspend and/or terminate the Campaign without any notice or liability to any party.
17.  Carousell shall not be responsible for any failure or delay in the posting of Listings and/or Bids during the Campaign Period which may result in any Eligible Carousell User being omitted or disqualified.


You consent, under the Personal Data Protection Act (Cap 26 of 2012), to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data, as provided for this Campaign, by/to Carousell, Inchape Pre-Owned and any such other third party as Carousell may reasonably consider necessary as follows:

  1. for the purposes of processing your Bid under the Campaign; and
  2. to contact and/or notify the relevant Eligible Carousell User of any updates regarding the Campaign and/or to collect/inspect the Vehicle (via in-app message, email, telephone call and/or text message); and each Eligible Carousell User confirm that they agree to be bound by the terms of the Carousell Privacy Policy.


You further agree that Carousell may collect, use and/or disclose your personal data to its partners/affiliates, and/or other third party service providers that Carousell may engage from time to time, for the purposes of:

  1. sending you marketing and/or promotional materials on the latest products and services of Carousell or carefully selected third parties; and
  2. sending you occasional updates for special promotions, events and related activities organised or co-organised by Carousell.

Carousell will not disclose your personal data to third parties except as provided herein or in accordance with the Carousell Privacy Policy. You can opt-out of receiving such updates from the “Settings” page of your Account. Should you wish at any time to withdraw your consent for the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data, please send an email to  

20.  Carousell is not responsible for and do not participate, operate and/or control the sale of the Vehicle by Inchcape Pre-Owned. Carousell is not a party to the contract of sale between Inchcape Pre-Owned and the Eligible Carousell User and makes no warranties or representations other than as set out herein. Any Inchcape Pre-Owned related terms and conditions are to be entered into or are entered into between you and Inchcape Pre-Owned and at your own risk. Any such terms and conditions are without warranties of any kind by Carousell and under no circumstances shall Carousell be liable for any damages arising from the transactions between you and Inchcape Pre-Owned or any information appearing on Inchcape Pre-Owned’s site(s) or any other site(s) linked to this Campaign.
21.  By placing a Bid, you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Car-O-Bid terms and any other terms and conditions as set out in any related promotional material and all amendments, additions, replacements, modifications as may be made from time to time.
22. A person who is not an Eligible Carousell User may not enforce any of these terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act of Singapore and notwithstanding any term herein, the consent of any third party is not required for any variation (including any release or compromise of any liability) or termination of these terms.
 23. These terms are subject to Singapore law and you hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.


Updated on: 13 June 2018

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