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Fees for selling on eBay Motors

eBay Motors vehicle listings are those within the Cars & Trucks, Motorcycles, Powersports, Boats, and Other Vehicles categories.

Fees are different for Automotive > Parts & Accessories and Automotive > Automotive Tools & Supplies.

The Fees schedule includes this page and the below links for standard category listings, Real Estate, select Business & Industrial categories, and Stores subscribers.

In addition to the fees on this page, other fees may apply, including:

Listing fees are based on (among other criteria) whether you're a low- or high-volume seller.

Low- or high-volume seller?

Each time you submit a vehicle listing or relist a vehicle, it counts as 1 listing.

  • You're a low-volume seller if you've submitted 6 or fewer listings in each of the previous calendar years.

  • When you've submitted 7 or more listings in a single calendar year, you're considered a high-volume seller. Once you become a high-volume seller, you're permanently a high-volume seller and high-volume seller fees apply.

A calendar year starts on January 1 and ends on December 31.

  • Seller A has never listed on eBay Motors. He lists 2 cars between January 1 and July 30. One car does not sell, so he relists it. It does not sell again, so he relists it a second time. When the next calendar year starts on January 1, because Seller A submitted 4 listings the previous year, he is still eligible for low-volume seller fees.

  • Seller B has also never listed on eBay Motors. She lists 6 different cars between January 1 and November 30. She is charged low-volume seller fees. When she lists a seventh car on December 15, she's no longer considered a low-volume seller and fees for high-volume sellers apply because she has submitted more than 6 listings in a calendar year. When the next calendar year starts on January 1, she'll be considered a high-volume seller.

How fees are calculated

Basic fees

Insertion fee

You may be charged a listing (or insertion) fee for listing a vehicle. If applicable, you're charged one insertion fee per listing.

Successful listing fee

You may have to pay an insertion fee and a successful listing fee to list a vehicle on eBay Motors. Other fees such as PayPal fees and optional listing upgrade fees may also apply.

You may be charged a successful listing fee if:

  • You receive a bid on an auction-style listing without a reserve price

  • You receive a bid that meets your reserve price on an auction-style listing with a reserve price

  • A buyer clicks Buy It Now in a listing offering a fixed price

  • You accept an offer from the buyer through the Best Offer feature

The amount of the successful listing fee depends on the final bid amount, as shown in the tables below. For listings ending with Buy It Now, the final bid amount is the Buy It Now price. For listings ending with acceptance of a Best Offer, the final bid amount is the Best Offer price.

There's no additional fee charged on the actual sale of the car after the vehicle sells. However, you'll be charged a successful listing fee regardless of whether you carry out the sale with the buyer.

Optional Fees

Supplemental service fees

If you use supplemental services, charges associated with these services may be included on your seller invoice as fees.

Listing fees

Low-volume sellers (in C$)
Category or subcategory Insertion fee Successful listing fee
Based on the vehicle price
$2,000 or less More than $2,000

Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks

Free

$60

$125

Motorcycles, Powersports, Trailers and Boats

Free

$60

$125

Powersports under 50cc

Free

$10

$10

All other vehicles

Free

$60

$125

High-volume sellers (in C$)
Category or subcategory Insertion fee Successful listing fee
Based on the vehicle price

$5,000 or less

More than $5,000

Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks

$50

Free

Free

Motorcycles, Powersports, Trailers and Boats

$20

$30

$60

Powersports under 50cc

$10

$10

$10

All other vehicles

$20

$30

$60

Listing Upgrade fees

Upgrade Price (in C$)

Value Pack

Gallery Plus, Listing Designer, and Subtitle packaged together for a discount.

$7

Reserve price

Add a minimum price that must be met for your item to sell. Only available for auction-style listings.

Reserve Price:

Below $75,000

$75,000 and up

$40

$99

21-day duration

Extend your listing's duration to 21 days. Only available for fixed price listings.

$ 40

10-day duration

Extend your listing's duration to 10 days.

$ 18

Scheduled listing

Manage your listings' starting and end times by scheduling them in advance.

Free

Buy It Now

Give a buyer the option to purchase your item immediately.

Only available for auction-style listings.

$10

Gallery Plus

Attract buyers with a larger version of your listing picture in search results.

$2

Picture services

Add pictures to your listing.

 12 pictures free

Listing Designer

Improve the visual appeal of your listing by adding a theme.

Free for Selling Manager Pro subscribers.

$5

Bold

Set your listing apart in search results by displaying your title in bold.

$5

Subtitle

Add descriptive information about your item to make your listing stand out.

$3

Picture pack

Include up to 24 pictures in your listing, with zoom and Supersize features, at a discounted fee.

$2

Supplemental service fees

If you use supplemental services offered by eBay or third parties, then charges associated with those services may also be treated as fees. Depending on the service, and at eBay's option, these charges may be included on seller invoices as a fee, which may be charged to your automatic payment method on file, if any.

Other terms

  • Insertion fees and advanced listing upgrade fees apply to each listing you create, are charged at the time of listing, and are nonrefundable. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews.

  • Not all listing upgrades are available with every listing tool and not all advanced listing upgrades, when purchased, may be displayable across all our sites, services, applications, and tools.

  • We require payment in full each month on accounts with an amount due of $1 or more. If you haven't paid the amount due by the payment due date each month, late fees may apply. Learn more about payment requirements, due dates, and late fees.

  • We may limit the exposure of duplicate auction-style listings to ensure a positive buyer experience. If you list duplicate, identical auction-style listings, you'll be charged the full insertion fee for each listing even if a listing doesn't appear on eBay for the full duration of the listing. See the duplicate listings policy for more information.

  • Seller fees don't purchase exclusive rights to web pages on eBay. We may, in our sole discretion and without consent from or payment to sellers, display third-party advertisements (including links and references thereto) and listings from other sellers on any eBay web page.

  • When you submit your listing, it might not appear immediately in a keyword or category search. This can take up to 24 hours. Therefore, we can't guarantee exact listing durations.

  • Depending on the tax legislation of your country of residency, local Value Added Tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) or similar consumption tax might apply in addition to your eBay fees.

  • All fees are in Canadian dollars.

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