Buying on eBay Motors
eBay Motors is a specialty site within eBay that gives you the research, selection and security to confidently purchase vehicles and parts from across the street or across the country.
Whether you're looking for vintage roadsters, RVs, sedans, jet skis, motorcycles, engines, lights, floor mats or mirrors, you'll find a wide variety of vehicles and products to choose from.
||Learn before you buy|
Before you buy, plan to spend some time researching the type of vehicle and options you need. If you're buying a part or accessory, check the product specifications. Take advantage of the many resources available to help you find out more about buying a new or used car or accessories.
||Register with eBay|
To bid or purchase on eBay Motors, you can use your eBay user ID and password. If you don't have those already, register now
If you want to place a high-value bid, you may be asked to provide a valid credit card as additional verification (your card won't be charged). Learn more about listings with special bidding requirements
||Find a vehicle, part, or accessory|
eBay Motors includes many of the search features you find on eBay, plus additional search options tailored specifically to vehicles. Learn about searching on eBay Motors
||Evaluate the listing|
Carefully read the seller's description of the vehicle, part or accessory. Here are some ideas to help you evaluate a listing:
Know your item
Get the vehicle history report – click on the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) in the listing.
Check a car pricing guide such as RedBook or Glass's Guide before you decide what you're willing to pay.
Use extra caution if an item is listed significantly below the suggested retail price.
Be realistic in your expectations of used or older vehicles – expect normal wear and tear.
Personally visit or have an inspection service visit the vehicle to ensure accurate representation.
Consider not only the cost of the vehicle, but also insurance, registration and taxes.
Know your seller
Get to know your seller before you buy an item. Check the seller's Feedback to gauge their selling reputation on eBay. Contact the seller with any questions about the item or its condition before bidding.
Don't place a bid if the seller doesn't respond to your questions or can't be reached by email or phone.
Consider buying formats
Check the listing to learn about options for buying the vehicle or item. You might be able to bid on the item, use the Buy It Now option to buy it at a fixed price, or make the seller a Best Offer.
Use caution when considering escrow to avoid being deceived by fraudulent escrow services.
Be wary of carrying a large amount of cash when purchasing from private individuals. A bank cheque can be a suitable alternative to paying cash for a vehicle. You should exercise caution if a seller is not willing to meet you at their home, but instead suggests meeting at a remote location.