How to Sell a Car on eBay

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
  • Camera
  • 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, and provide a bank account or credit card that your seller’s fees will be deducted from.

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.

Step 5 Create listing Create a listing on eBay Motors, including a description of the vehicle and its condition, the VIN number, and photos.

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!