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Old 07-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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How do you sell a car on eBay?

Hello guys,

How do you sell a car on eBay? What are the fees involved? How is the title handled? How is shipping handled?

Basically, what does the whole process look like from start to finish?

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Old 07-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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I was ticked at the fees when I sold something for $60 a while back...something to the tune of 10%. I wouldn't sell a car via ebay simply due to the fees, but the logistics and potential headache of the various other aspects wouldn't be worth the hassle IMHO.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Well from what I understand, total fees for general items is 11%. I think cars is a fixed rate for the listing.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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Years ago I sold a motorcycle to a local buyer on Ebay. IIRC the fees came close to $100 for selling a $4200 bike, but it was well worth it. You would have to check what the fees are nowadays.


I originally posted it on CycleTrader, Craigslist, and the local paper, and ended up with tire kickers and time wasters every evening for a few weeks. When I posted it on Ebay it was a clean, simple, no-time-wasted transaction, and I actually ended up getting Blue Book value for the bike. The buyer was very happy with his purchase.
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http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/motorfees.html
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So it looks like 125 bucks plus the 3% PayPal fees?

So, how does title transfer work out?
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The actual selling part works the same as any other way. Someone wins the auction and picks up/ ships the car. You get paid in Cash/check. If the car is sold in the same state as you , you need to follow the DMV procedure for your state, if it is sold out of state you need to follow the procedure for that state. Usually sending them the car along with bill of sale and title.

For what is is worth, I have put many cars on Ebay and never have gotten lucky. A lot of deadbeat/hater bidders who dont pay. If you have a really rare car it is better than if oyu are selling a cookie cutter.
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you list it. you make the rules as to how much of a deposit is required. buyer either has financing set up or pays cash. use wire transfer and then release car via carrier if necessary with title signed over. pay eBay fee and taxes involved

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wow, ebay has a HELP page? that might be useful for someone with questions about ebay.....
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #10
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Yea ebay fees is a *****, good to just have buyer pay a deposit like few hundred, and then have them pay the rest in person/outside of ebay (everyone does this, it's okay).

Well these guys have covered the technical part well... But as far as actually getting it to sell, well that is a whole other discussion. The key to that is lots and lots of both info and pics! Also a reason for selling is good. Just think about what you would want to know if you were buying a car.
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Thanks for the info. All I know is I need to get one of my cars sold.
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Selling a car on eBay is just like selling a car anywhere else, just follow the ordinary process of selling a used car (write a bill of sale, verify legitimacy of funds, etc). Typically the buyer is responsible for arranging transport.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:34 AM   #14
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FYI for for our business 80% of our business comes from cars.com 20% from Autotrader. I list VERY rarely on ebay and now almost NEVER on craigslist. I used to get many many leads from craigslist. In fact lead wise its great...IF you want people who cant read and are literally the worst type of client you can find. Cars.com is the exact opposite. Our business has literally exploded after signing up last year.

for bikes, ebay is solid I think. Sold a few harleys on it this year.
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