Auctions International Forms Strategic Alliance with CARFAX

    KELOWNA, British Columbia, Dec. 7 /CNW/ -- Auctions International Inc.
(OTC: AUCI), a technology company that owns and markets proprietary software
to enable real time online auctions of virtually any product or commodity for
use by the wholesale market, announced today a strategic alliance with CARFAX,
Inc. to improve its online auction process. Now, wholesale buyers and sellers
can view CARFAX Vehicle History Reports(TM) directly from the vehicle listings
to more accurately assess a car's condition and retail value.  Dealers can
also purchase CARFAX Vehicle History Reports through Auctions International's website.
    "Our decisive choice to integrate CARFAX Vehicle History Reports ensures
our customers will have access to one of the central aspects of our business
today -- vehicle history information," said Doug Mann, President & CEO of
Auctions International, Inc.  "AutoBidLive is now one of the premier online
marketplaces to buy and sell wholesale vehicles. We're extremely excited about
this enhancement to our services and the added benefits it gives our
    Dealers can buy and sell cars faster and with greater confidence to meet
their customers' needs using AutoBidLive's enhanced services.  Free CARFAX
Vehicle History Reports are available for vehicles wholesaled on AutoBidLive
by CARFAX-subscribing dealers and qualifying vehicles will come with the
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.
    "Wholesale buyers inherently have questions about vehicles sold at
auction," said Larry Gamache, communications director at CARFAX.  "CARFAX
Vehicle History Reports help buyers answer many of those important questions
-- like ownership history, mileage and branded title information -- that
otherwise may go unanswered.  Dealers feel more confident in their wholesale
purchase and in the car's value on the retail market."
    AutoBid Live Auctions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Auctions
International, Inc.  The company services dealers in both Canada and the U.S.
For more information, visit and  Dealers may visit to
signup for free.

    About Auctions International Inc.

    Through its wholly-owned subsidiary AutoBidLive, Auctions International
Inc. is set to bring together over 65,000 North American licensed pre-owned
auto dealers into a dynamic online auction reducing their dependence on
physical auctions. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology, dealers can make
bids in real time, move inventory, and search and buy vehicles specific to
consumer's needs. In addition to online automobile auctions for the wholesale
market, Auctions International Inc. has identified multiple commodity
verticals, which could benefit from its leading-edge online auction technology
platform.  For more information, visit and

    About CARFAX

    Millions of consumers rely on the most trusted provider of vehicle
history information, CARFAX, each year. Using the unique 17-character vehicle
identification number (VIN) found on vehicle dashboards and title documents,
CARFAX instantly generates a detailed Vehicle History Report on any used car
or light truck. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports(TM) provide information that
can impact a consumer's decision about a used car or truck. CARFAX is a wholly
owned subsidiary of R.L. Polk & Co. For more information, visit

    Safe Harbor

    This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements
such as statements regarding the Company's growth and profitability, growth
strategy, liquidity, access to public markets, operating expense reduction,
and trends in the industry in which the Company operates. The forward-looking
statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and
uncertainties, including those more fully described in the Company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation
to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes
in risks, uncertainties or assumptions underlying or affecting such
statements, or for prospective events that may have a retroactive effect.

For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations - Canada, CanVox
Communications Inc., 1-866-503-AUCI(2824),, or Investor
Relations - U.S., Rick McCaffrey of OTC Financial Network, +1-781-444-6100
x621,, for Auctions International Inc., or Christopher Basso of
CARFAX Public Relations, +1-703-934-2664 Web Site:;;       ;

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