Success Tips For Selling Your Car Or Vehicle on eBay

The fact that over one million unique visitors come to eBay Motors each month makes them the logical place to list your bedliner and get it sold quick, not matter whether you are a dealer or selling your own car.

Required Listing Details: There are a number of details you will need to record to include in the eBay listing before you go to list you vehicle. Here is an example of what you will need for the eBay listing (if it does not apply then you just leave it blank):

Auction Running Time: The length of time to run your auction for is up to you but as a rule of thumb, I normally run them for 10 days starting on a Thursday at 8 pm. That way it will run through two weekends (best time for inspections) and end on Sunday evening at 8 pm (when most people are looking).

Vehicle History: Write a few short paragraphs describing what you know about the history of the vehicle. Are you the original owner? Has the car been in any accidents? If you have maintenance records let bidders know how regular it was serviced. Also let bidders know if you have replaced any parts, like tyres, gearbox or clutch and how long ago.

Vehicle Faults: Describe all faults (if any) in your description. If you don’t, you can bet you will be pulled up on it later and may have to give a partial or full refund. Honesty is the best policy.

Vehicle Transportation: State clearly and prominently in your eBay auction listing how the vehicle will be transported once sold. Let them know it is pick-up only or they arrange their own courier and you are not responsible for delivery of the vehicle.

Vehicle Research: Before making a decision on what price to start your auction at and what reserve (if any) to apply to will pay you to do some online research to find out the current resell value of your vehicle. Research past eBay listings for cars similar to yours to get an idea about how much people are willing to pay and, check out some of the other online vehicle websites to gauge an approximate value.

The bottom line here is, what is the lowest price you are willing to take for the vehicle and, to start your auction at or set your reserve price at that price. That way if it does only sell for the reserve you set, you are not going to be disappointed.

Many people will advise you to start your auction at a ridiculously low price so as to create a bidding frenzy… this can happen but it is rare. What usually happens is some astute eBay arbitrator will buy it for a song and resell it for a profit.

Once a bid has been places on your auction (unless you have a reserve) you are in a binding contract and are obligated to sell the vehicle at the final bid price. Once the reserve has been meet you are also obligated to sell at the final bid price.

Do not bid on or get friends to bid on your auction to push the price up, it is called shrill bidding and is not allowed on eBay. Besides, what if you or your friend becomes the final bidder? You will still have to pay all the eBay fees.

Use Video In Your Auction Listing: Use video as well as photos in your eBay listing. If you can, create a video showing the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Get someone to start the vehicle so you can record how easily it starts, and how smoothly the engine runs.

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