Accepting a deposit for your vehicle
Sellers can require a deposit from buyers who purchase a vehicle on eBay Motors. This gives buyers a quick and easy way to confirm interest in your vehicle.
If you're a licensed vehicle dealer, you'll need to follow any applicable laws in your state when accepting a deposit.
Using PayPal to accept a deposit
We recommend using PayPal to accept a deposit from buyers. When you list your vehicle, you can choose to have the buyer use PayPal to make a deposit of up to $2,000 until full payment and transfer arrangements are finalized.
Once a deposit has been made, the buyer can then choose a payment method other than PayPal to complete the remaining vehicle payments.
To accept a deposit through PayPal when you list your vehicle:
Go to the Payment & Shipping section of the selling form.
Select the Accept a deposit through PayPal check box.
Enter a deposit amount up to $2,000.
Select how long the buyer has to pay the deposit from the Required within drop-down menu.
If it's a listing with Buy It Now, you can select the check box to require immediate payment of the deposit.
Shipping, tax, and insurance amounts aren't required when listing a vehicle.
If you're using the Buy It Now option to sell your vehicle, you can require an immediate payment of the deposit.