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Selling vehicles, parts, and accessories

You can sell all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats, as well as parts and accessories, in the Motors category on eBay.

Vehicles, parts, or accessories can be listed in the same formats as most other product categories, including auction, Buy It Now, and Best Offer.

Selling parts and accessories

When you create a parts and accessories listing, we recommend adding Parts Compatibility (also known as "fitment"). This allows you to add all the years, makes, models, trims, and engines that your part fits (up to 3,000 combinations, depending on the category), which makes it easy for buyers to find the right parts for their vehicle.

When you begin to list your item, we'll show you your options in the Compatibility section of the listing form. You can either choose a product with pre-filled compatibility information or manually enter compatible vehicles.

If you’re listing with variations, your compatibility information must apply to all your variations, because fitment doesn’t change between each variant.

Learn more about parts compatibility listings.

Selling a vehicle

Creating an effective Motors listing is much like creating any other listing on eBay. Before you create one though, you'll need to gather important information about your vehicle such as year, make, model and mileage. Our Sell Your Vehicle checklist outlines all the information you'll need.

Tip
Add Picture Pack to your listings so buyers can see photos of your vehicle in bigger, better detail. This advanced listing upgrade costs $2.30 per listing, per category.

Since a vehicle is a big investment for potential buyers, make sure that any branded title or history (such as flood or salvage) is disclosed in your listing description. Even if you have a current clean title, if there was a salvage title in your vehicle's history, you need to let buyers know.

Adding a vehicle history report to your listing

It's a good idea to include a vehicle history report in your listing. We'll include a free vehicle history report in your listing as long as you list fewer than seven vehicles in a calendar year. If you sell seven or more vehicles in a year, you can include a vehicle history report in your listing for a fee.

The report shows the vehicle's title details, including all ownership transfers and Ministry of Transportation transactions.

Report benefits

When shopping for a vehicle, buyers want to know a vehicle's condition and past usage. Knowing there aren't any hidden problems or undisclosed issues gives them more confidence in making a purchase.

Vehicle History Reports give buyers instant access to important details about used cars. They can see if the vehicle has ever been:

  • Stolen, salvaged, or rebuilt
  • Turned in under a lemon law
  • In a flood or hail storm
  • In an accident or fire (if reported)
  • A victim of potential odometer rollback
  • Used as a rental or fleet vehicle
  • Used as a police vehicle or taxi
  • Abandoned or forfeited
  • Reported as having a lien

Frequently asked questions

Do I still need to research the vehicle?
Although a vehicle history report is an excellent resource for revealing a vehicle's past usage, we strongly recommend that you physically inspect the car or hire a third-party inspection service to evaluate the vehicle's condition.

Are all accidents and events included in the report?
A vehicle history report only reports information that is available to the company you get it from. There is no guarantee that a vehicle's complete history is included in the report.

What does "no history found" mean?
"No history found" indicates that the reporting company found no information in that category at the time of the report. This could mean that they haven't yet received that data or it could mean that no issues have been reported.

Fees for selling vehicles

Motors listing fees are calculated differently from other listings. Learn more about the fees for selling vehicles.

Changing the price on a vehicle listing

You can change your item's price on vehicle listings with a reserve price in some categories. However, you can only change it in these Motors categories: Cars & Trucks, Motorcycles, Other Vehicles, and Powersports.

Why revise your price?

Revising your price may increase your chances of selling your item. You can lower your reserve or Buy It Now price, add a Buy It Now price, or remove the reserve price.

Requirements

Change What's allowed What happens
Lowering your reserve or Buy It Now price You can lower the reserve or Buy It Now price any time before your reserve is met, or your listing ends. When a reserve or Buy It Now price is lowered, all bidders are notified by email, but we don't tell them what the new price is.
However, if you lower the reserve or Buy It Now price below the high bidder's maximum bid, the high bidder's maximum bid is lowered to $1.00 below the new reserve price. Your new reserve price is emailed to the high bidder. This allows the high bidder to confirm that they are still interested in the item.
If you lower the Buy It Now price below the reserve price, the reserve price is lowered to the same amount as the new Buy It Now price.
Adding a Buy It Now price You can add a Buy It Now price after a listing has received bids. The new Buy It Now price can be any amount above the current high bid.
This option only applies to reserve price listings that have not met the reserve price. You won't be able to add a Buy It Now price if you list your vehicle locally. Vehicles listed locally only accept Best Offers.
If the new Buy It Now price is below the reserve price, the reserve price is lowered to the same amount as the new Buy It Now price. All bidders are notified by email that a Buy It Now price has been added. For the Parts & Accessories category only, the Buy It Now Price needs to be at least 10% higher than the starting price.
Removing your reserve price You can remove the reserve price at any time during a listing. If you decide to remove the reserve, the reserve price is first lowered to $1.00 above the current high bid. This new reserve price is sent to the high bidder by email. This is done to confirm that the high bidder is still interested in the item. The next bid that is placed will meet the reserve, and will remove the reserve price. All bidders are notified by email that the reserve has been removed.

How to change your price

Follow these steps to revise your vehicle's price:

  1. From My eBay, select All Selling.
  2. In the row for the item you want to change, from the Actions drop-down menu, select Revise.
  3. On the Revise your listing page, make your changes. (Gray sections can't be revised.)
  4. Select Save and Continue, then select Submit Changes.

Other terms and conditions

When you lower the reserve price, the high bidder will need to confirm their interest in winning the item—they won't automatically win the item, even if their bid was higher than the new reserve price. The high bidder may have bid on another vehicle when they didn't initially meet your reserve price. If the high bidder still wants to purchase the vehicle, they'll need to bid again at or above the new reserve price or use the Buy It Now option.

Ending a listing early

See our page on Endling a listing for more information.

Other terms and conditions

  • You'll still be charged listing fees (such as an insertion fee and any optional feature fees) if you end your listing early, even if you don't sell to the high bidder. If you want to change or improve your listing, consider revising your listing instead.
  • Sellers aren't allowed to cancel bids and end listings early in order to avoid selling an item that did not meet the desired sale price. This is considered to be a violation of our reserve price policy. Although there are legitimate reasons for ending a listing early, abuse of this option will be investigated.
  • When sellers list a vehicle on eBay Motors, they are also allowed to sell it locally, like in their local newspaper. If the vehicle sells locally, sellers are allowed to cancel all bids and end the listing early.

Policies and regulations

Sellers are responsible for reviewing applicable laws for their province, the buyer's province, and any federal laws. These can include seller licensing rules, title requirements, emissions standards, and registration policies.

Based on the physical location of the buyer or the seller, provincial consumer protection laws may apply to your transaction on eBay and may limit what you can legally sell. For information about your province's regulations, please visit your local Ministry of Transportation website.

Review our vehicle and vehicle parts and accessories policy for more information on what's allowed and what's not when listing on eBay Motors.

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