To get a good deal on eBay Motors we recommend the following:
Check out our guide on how to avoid picking a lemon.
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Learn all you can about the vehicle and ask the seller for any information he or she has forgotten to include.
Before bidding read the vehicle's description thoroughly. Do you understand all the details about shipping, insurance, payment options and so on? Don't be embarrassed asking several questions, they'll be grateful for your enquiries. Get to know your seller and the item they are selling.
Check the seller’s feedback ratings, past transactions and reviews. From the item page, click on the number in brackets after the seller’s User ID. From here you’ll see what other buyers have had to say about doing business with the seller.
Decide how much you’re willing to pay for the vehicle. To see what a vehicle is worth, try one of the used car pricing guides such as Redbook. Look at similar completed eBay Motors listings as well..
Get a Vehicle History Check and consider a test drive or inspection. When buying a used car consider getting a vehicle history check through checkitout.com.au to ensure that the vehicle does not have any financial incumbency on it. It’s a good idea to ask the seller about taking a test drive or inspecting the vehicle before the auction ends. You can request a 3rd party inspection from various service providers.
Find out what the other costs of ownership are...
like financing, insurance, fuel consumption and replacement parts.
Check the terms of sale. Check just how and when the seller wants you to pay and collect the vehicle.
Remember, your bid is a legally binding offer... to buy the vehicle at any price up to your maximum bid amount. If the seller accepts your bid, you are legally obligated to pay. Not paying may cause the seller to seek legal action and may affect your eBay membership. For details, check out eBay’s User Agreement and information on unpaid items.
Consider Buy it Now and Best Offer:
Buy It Now is our fixed price format that means the vehicle can be bought immediately. If sellers display the Best Offer feature this gives you the opportunity to negotiate the price online. Find out more about Best Offer.
It’s a great idea to get your finance conditionally approved before you find the car of your dreams. That way you’ll know how much you can borrow and what rate you’ll pay, so that you can then focus on finding the right car at the right price.
Of course the amount, the timeframe to repay the loan and the rate of interest charged are all important factors that will play a role in the type of car you buy and where you get your finance from. To learn more and find out the repayments on different amounts.
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