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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Manheim Canada recently introduced a new online sales event that can offer its customers expanded opportunities to buy and sell wholesale units.

M'OVE It Fridays is a weekly event in a bid-only, short-window sale format. It is held each Friday from 10 a.m. (EST) to 2 p.m., and all of the vehicles listed have a condition report and display images.

In the first of these events — held Jan. 8 — there were 573 units offered from such consignors as Alphera Financial Services, AvisBudget Group, Bell Canada, Chrysler Financial, Discount, Dollar Thrifty, Enterprise Holdings, financialLinx, Foss Leasing, Hertz, Honda Financial Services, Location Sauvegeau, Pattison Leasing, JPL Fleet Management, KIA Motors, Nissan/Infiniti Financial Services and Somerville Leasing. 

"Manheim Halifax M'OVEd the first car on behalf of financiaLinx within the first 10 minutes of the sale," stated Cheryl Munce, vice president of strategy, online and business development. 

"Going forward, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers an additional opportunity each week to move units and refresh their inventory on a day when physical auctions are limited," she continued. "M'OVE It Fridays sales will reduce days to sell by opening vehicles to a more diverse buyer base and exposing assets in smaller markets to a larger, national buyer audience." 

Munce added: "As spring volumes increase, demand for fresh inventory will also grow. The weekly M'OVE It Fridays sales will put priced-right and first-run vehicles in dealers' hands on Fridays in order to pre-sell the units to their customers over the weekend."

To participate in the M'OVE It Fridays sales, dealers can log on to www.manheim.com or www.ove.com, then click on the "BUY" tab and choose "Online Event Sales."

Then, dealers can look for the Manheim Canada M'OVE It Fridays event. They can click on the "View Inventory" tab to sign in by punching in their ID and password.