Changing your item price on eBay Motors
As a seller on eBay Motors, you can change your item price on listings with a reserve price in some categories.
You can only change your item price on listings in the following eBay Motors categories: Cars & Trucks, Motorcycles, Other Vehicles, and Powersports.
For information about making changes to other types of eBay listings (including eBay Motors Parts & Accessories), see Changing your listing
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.
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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.
Note: 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 item price
To revise your price:
Click the All Selling link.
Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro subscribers: Use the Active view.
In the row for the item you want to change, from the Actions drop-down menu, select Revise.
On the Revise your listing page, make your changes. (Any gray sections can't be revised.)
Click the Save and Continue button.
Click the Submit Changes button.
The fine print
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.