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How to Sell a Vehicle
How to Sell a Vehicle How to Sell a Vehicle
 How to Sell a Vehicle
Overview – How to Sell a Vehicle
Step 1: Prepare to Sell
Step 2: Create Your Listing
A. Describe the Vehicle
Step 3: Manage Your Listing
Step 4: Close the Deal
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 Step 2: Create Your Listing - Describe the Vehicle Start selling now!

You are now ready to create your eBay Motor's listing. Use the Sell Your Item form to get started.
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If you did not already complete the Sell Your Vehicle Checklist,you should do so now before you continue to create your eBay Motor's listing. The information on this checklist will help you create your listing.

You will be asked to provide a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) when you complete the Sell Your Item form. Entering a VIN allows eBay to pre-populate your listing with information that is specific to your vehicle. This results in a more robust listing.
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It is important to be completely honest in your description as this builds buyer trust and may help you sell at a higher price. Be professional, thorough, and clear.

A good description includes:

  • Make, model, sub model, and year
    Example: "You are bidding on a 1997 BMW 328is."
  • Engine type and transmission
    Example: "2.8 liter 6-cylinder with manual transmission"
How to Sell a Vehicle

How to Sell a Vehicle
  • Vehicle condition for the interior, exterior, and engine
    "The paint has faded on the hood and roof."
    "This is a non-smoker vehicle."
    "My mechanic recommends replacing the shocks and struts."
  • Options and option packages
    Example: "Sport package including sunroof, leather seats, sport wheels, and traction control."
  • Interior and comfort features
    Example: "Leather seats with power adjustments"
  • Any notable additions or modifications to the vehicle
    Example: "I added 18" custom wheels in 1998 including a new set of snow tires. I also disabled the alarm."
  • Ownership history
    Example: "I am the original owner and bought the car from Seaside BMW in 1997."
  • Maintenance records, if any
    Example: "I have all records of service from my ownership and the previous owner."
  • Recent service
    Example: "The car has new tires and a new clutch installed less than 2 months ago."
Warranty coverage

If your vehicle is still protected by any warranties, these should be listed in the description. During the listing process, you may be asked to specify whether your vehicle is covered under the free 30-day or 1,000-mile Short Term Service Agreement. This is a program that eBay offers through Aon Warranty Group. Your vehicle may be eligible for free coverage that protects buyers against chance repairs that might be required shortly after purchasing your vehicle. If you're using the Sell Your Item form, and your car qualifies, you will automatically be presented with a screen to confirm coverage

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