How to Buy a Car on eBay Motors

eBay is one of the biggest online markets where you can buy or sell anything. It has many different sections where you can find literally anything ranging from a pin to a truck. If you are looking to buy a car, you can use the eBay Motors section where many people display the pictures of their automobiles for auction. You can either buy a car by using auction service of eBay or by using ‘Buy it Now’ service.

It is not very difficult to complete an online transaction on eBay as you just have to follow a specific procedure to get the job done.


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    First of all, you have to create an account on eBay. You cannot buy or sell anything on eBay until or unless you have an account. In order to make a new account, just go to You can find ‘Register’ button near the top; click on it. Fill the information form and click on ‘Continue’. Write a legitimate email address as you will receive a confirmation email on it. Moreover, select a reasonable password, which is a combination of alpha-numeric figures and is strong. To activate your account, you will have to open the link which you receive in your email from eBay.

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    After creating your account, login to eBay. Go to the vehicle section and search for the type of car which you intend to buy. You can either see the cars in the list of auction or you can find a direct seller. You can also search for a car by using ‘Refine Search’ option to get more precise results. To buy the car from an auction, you will have to choose "Auctions only". On the other hand, if you want to get the car directly from a seller, select the ‘Buy it Now only’ option.

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    Before entering your bid, check all the details carefully. The seller may have set some specific terms and conditions. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to read all the information carefully. Furthermore, you must also cautiously read the information about the car.

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    If you are buying from an auction, try to place the highest bid. Otherwise, just quote your price to the seller. Before, buying the car, you can visit the seller to evaluate the condition of the car closely. The next step involves online payment through a credit card.

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