Broaden your market and sell your used car the modern way by auctioning it off or selling it on eBay.
You will need
- Internet access
- Bank account or credit card
- Vehicle description
- VIN number
- Vehicle sale documents
- Sale or reserve price (optional)
Step 1 Create a seller's account Create a seller’s account at motors.ebay.com, and provide a bank account or credit card that your seller’s fees will be deducted from.
Gather documentation such as the vehicle title and a bill of sale early, so you will be ready to complete the sale.
Step 2 Value your vehicle Determine the value of your vehicle using an online guide.
Step 3 Take photos Take digital color photos of the car from every angle. Don’t forget photos of the interior, odometer, and any blemishes or defects.
Step 4 Choose auction or fixed price Decide if you want to hold an auction to sell your car to the highest bidder, or set a fixed sale price. Keep the price low enough to make a sale.
For auctions, eBay lets you set a starting price at which bidding begins, and a reserve price, which is a hidden minimum price at which you are willing to sell. It is possible to revise your pricing requirements while bidding is active.
Step 5 Create listing Create a listing on eBay Motors, including a description of the vehicle and its condition, the VIN number, and photos.
Be honest about any major problems with the car. Disclosing the information up front will save you and the buyer from an unhappy experience later.
Step 6 Set terms of sale Make your terms of sale clear in the listing. Describe acceptable forms of payment, deposit requirements, and delivery or pickup options.
Step 7 Maintain listing Check in frequently on the My eBay page to monitor bidding activity, contact potential buyers, and respond to inquiries once your listing is active.
Step 8 Close the deal Contact the winning bidder when the listing expires to close the deal and arrange payment and transfer of the vehicle and title. Congratulations!
Did You Know:
In 2004, a man got bids for his ex-wife’s wedding gown on eBay for more than three times its original price by posting a photo of himself wearing the dress.