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Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?

 
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Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I listed a car I have for sale on a local ebay (free), but have been thinking about listing it nationally. How does that work so that A) I don't get scammed B) what are the fees C) is buyer responsible for shipping and shipping fees, etc?

Thanks!
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11/29/2012 06:49 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
A) it's almost a certainty that one or more people will attempt to rip you off. It's a 100% certainty that ebay will.
B) absolutely fucking OUTRAGEOUS
C) yes, but ebay will probably find a way to charge you for that too.

ebay is the spawn of satan.
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11/29/2012 06:50 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Sold two older BMW's on ebay back in 2006. Both cars had over 260K miles.

The cars looked good but had over 260K miles on them....... I disclosed almost every flaw that was important but....

One car had to be relisted because the dumb ass was 1000 miles away and couldn't pick it up.

The second car was a black 525 with a 5 speed, no rust.. very desirable car but the asshole who won the bid complained and complained. I knocked off $300.00 to shut him up.

You have to disclose EVERYTHING, even how much gas is in the tank. people are real picky about buying a used car with over 260K miles on it. Go figure.
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11/29/2012 06:51 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
OK, so better options? Any comments from anyone who has actually sold a car through ebay??? Thanks again!
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11/29/2012 06:52 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
You get 6 or 7 free car listings a year. If you car sells for less than $2000 your Final Value Fee will be $60; sell for over $2000 and your FV Fee will be $150.

Be careful with car auctions as opposed to eBay's Classifieds because eBay's car auctions do not require the highest bidder to follow through with purchase. A lot of assholes will bid on a car just for the hell of it. I know from past experience trying to sell my cars.

Good Luck on there.
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Sold two older BMW's on ebay back in 2006. Both cars had over 260K miles.

The cars looked good but had over 260K miles on them....... I disclosed almost every flaw that was important but....

One car had to be relisted because the dumb ass was 1000 miles away and couldn't pick it up.

The second car was a black 525 with a 5 speed, no rust.. very desirable car but the asshole who won the bid complained and complained. I knocked off $300.00 to shut him up.

You have to disclose EVERYTHING, even how much gas is in the tank. people are real picky about buying a used car with over 260K miles on it. Go figure.
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Seriously? So was it a royal pain in the ass, or would you do it again? Was the Ebay experience different than someone calling you from a listing in the local paper?
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11/29/2012 06:54 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I tried to sell a car , it didnt sell though but my buy it now price of a few grand woulda caught a 200 listing. And I bought a truck off ebay . I didnt pay anything but listing price and dealer fees. 2 days on a greyhound to go pick it up
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11/29/2012 06:55 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Sold two older BMW's on ebay back in 2006. Both cars had over 260K miles.

The cars looked good but had over 260K miles on them....... I disclosed almost every flaw that was important but....

One car had to be relisted because the dumb ass was 1000 miles away and couldn't pick it up.

The second car was a black 525 with a 5 speed, no rust.. very desirable car but the asshole who won the bid complained and complained. I knocked off $300.00 to shut him up.

You have to disclose EVERYTHING, even how much gas is in the tank. people are real picky about buying a used car with over 260K miles on it. Go figure.
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Seriously? So was it a royal pain in the ass, or would you do it again? Was the Ebay experience different than someone calling you from a listing in the local paper?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3558872


it a royal pain in the ass. The SEVENTH time I auctioned they actually bought it.
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
How's this for an idea?.. Ask a local garage to sell it for you on commission basis. It would probably cost the same as sellers fees & would be a lot less hassle.
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11/29/2012 06:56 PM

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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I Sold my 05 Prius on E-bay a couple of years ago. A person flew from another state to buy it and paid me my money no problem. E-Bay took a percentage (a few hundred bucks).

I experienced no problems and sold my car within 2 weeks of listing it for sale.
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11/29/2012 06:57 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Why would you sell the car on eBay when 99% of the bidders will be too far away for a local pick up, eBay will charge you 20% or more in fees off the top of the sale price, and the fact that site is now infested with people that take advantage of good sellers by hiding behind ridiculously slanted polices that enable crooked buyers to get away with just about anything?

List on Craigslist! It's free, it's local, you can settle the deal the old fashioned way... with a handshake.
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11/29/2012 06:59 PM

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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Sold two older BMW's on ebay back in 2006. Both cars had over 260K miles.

The cars looked good but had over 260K miles on them....... I disclosed almost every flaw that was important but....

One car had to be relisted because the dumb ass was 1000 miles away and couldn't pick it up.

The second car was a black 525 with a 5 speed, no rust.. very desirable car but the asshole who won the bid complained and complained. I knocked off $300.00 to shut him up.

You have to disclose EVERYTHING, even how much gas is in the tank. people are real picky about buying a used car with over 260K miles on it. Go figure.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1152779


Seriously? So was it a royal pain in the ass, or would you do it again? Was the Ebay experience different than someone calling you from a listing in the local paper?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3558872


it a royal pain in the ass. The SEVENTH time I auctioned they actually bought it.

 Quoting: Anonymous 1342725


Which is why I use this....

[link to www.cargurus.com]


Craigslist is decent too but n where near like the website above.
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11/29/2012 07:01 PM

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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I have sold two cars, and one RV. I lived in FL when I sold the RV and the buyer came from CA to pick it up. Drove it back.

I also sold a Camaro. Guy came from Alabama to get it, and the third, I was living in VA, sold a Honda Accord....my sons car, the buyer came from PA to get it. Listing fees and such were all less then 150.00 each deal. No biggie.

I see no problem with Ebay. Just use lots of pics and mention EVERYTHING that a potential buyer would want to know and make sure when he picks the car up there was nothing left out of the listing that he can refuse the car for. If there is, make things right for them.
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I almost bought a BMW 525i on ebay a few years ago for cash from an auto dealer here in NY.

I literally was getting ready to leave work to pay for and pick up the car (I'd already put it on my car insurance), when the dealership calls me up and says guess what, we sold your car, but we have another car that is more expensive but you'll really like. I flipped out

I spent a lot of time researching a car to buy and had narrowed it down to this one and only wanted to pay cash as I don't like tohave car loans. Now they see I can pay cash they want me to put a down payment on a much more expensive car because they knew I could afford it.

They thought I was kidding when I said that's it I was done. They kept calling me for days apologizing - I mean I won the auction, they promised me I'd get the car, and then tell me to go ahead and insure it and to come pick it up - and last minute they say oops we sold it, but we got another car twice as expensive but it's no big deal for you, you can afford it...


So I ended up going to craiglist and bought a car from a private buyer. I was very satisfied with my purchase and paid cash as I wanted. Craiglist is really good for cars - just AVOID dealers.
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
I have sold two cars, and one RV. I lived in FL when I sold the RV and the buyer came from CA to pick it up. Drove it back.

I also sold a Camaro. Guy came from Alabama to get it, and the third, I was living in VA, sold a Honda Accord....my sons car, the buyer came from PA to get it. Listing fees and such were all less then 150.00 each deal. No biggie.

I see no problem with Ebay. Just use lots of pics and mention EVERYTHING that a potential buyer would want to know and make sure when he picks the car up there was nothing left out of the listing that he can refuse the car for. If there is, make things right for them.
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11/29/2012 07:18 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Sold two older BMW's on ebay back in 2006. Both cars had over 260K miles.

The cars looked good but had over 260K miles on them....... I disclosed almost every flaw that was important but....

One car had to be relisted because the dumb ass was 1000 miles away and couldn't pick it up.

The second car was a black 525 with a 5 speed, no rust.. very desirable car but the asshole who won the bid complained and complained. I knocked off $300.00 to shut him up.

You have to disclose EVERYTHING, even how much gas is in the tank. people are real picky about buying a used car with over 260K miles on it. Go figure.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1152779


Seriously? So was it a royal pain in the ass, or would you do it again? Was the Ebay experience different than someone calling you from a listing in the local paper?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3558872


it a royal pain in the ass. The SEVENTH time I auctioned they actually bought it.

 Quoting: Anonymous 1342725


Which is why I use this....

[link to www.cargurus.com]


Craigslist is decent too but n where near like the website above.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Thanks Burt. I did an add on your link. Any others???? Thanks!!!
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11/29/2012 07:20 PM
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Re: Has anyone ever bought or sold a car on ebay? - More specifically Sold a car on Ebay?
Anyone know of any national car sites that charge very little or are free? Sites that are used a lot by people shopping for cars? Thanks!

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