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eBay Motors Vehicles Fee Update
Reduced fees for lower priced vehicles—NO Successful Listing Fees after your 4th listing! Whether you're a seasoned dealer or listing your very first vehicle—starting March 30, 2010, selling your vehicles on eBay Motors will be a better value than ever.


List your first 4 vehicles FREE—pay a low fee only if your listing is successful:
  • As always, list 4 vehicles FREE every 12 months—no Insertion Fees for Auction-style or Fixed Price. Pay a low Successful Listing Fee only if your listing is successful.

  • Starting March 30, 2010, if the final value of your successful vehicle listing is $2,000 or less, your Successful Listing Fee is just $60—that's less than half the previous rate. If it ends successfully at a value of more than $2,000, it's just $125

  • As always, sell in eBay Local Classifieds FREE—no fee to list and no Successful Listing Fee for up to 6 listings in a 12 month period.
NO Successful Listing Fee for your 5th vehicle and up—regardless of the final value:
  • List in Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks for $50.

  • For most vehicle types, pay NO Successful Listing Fees—regardless of the listing's final value.

  • List in Motorcycles, Powersports, Boats, Trailers and Other Vehicles for just $20, plus a Successful Listing Fee only when you get a buyer.

  • Licensed dealers: Subscribe to eBay's Local Classifieds and list your entire inventory locally for one flat monthly fee!
Learn more about Successful Listing Fees

Reach eBay Top-rated seller status for Motors Vehicles and get 20% off any Successful Listing Fees, increased visibility for your fixed priced listings in best match search results, and a prominent Top-rated seller badge on your listings.

eBay Motors—best value for buyers and sellers!

If you sell occasionally:
  • eBay Motors is the only marketplace that offers your buyers FREE Vehicle History Reports on all Car and Truck listings.

  • Secured communication within My eBay plus the ability to see others' experience with sellers through Feedback makes eBay Motors the most trusted marketplace.

  • Include up to 24 pictures to show your vehicle from every angle!

  • Choose how you sell:
    • Either locally [within 200 miles of where you live] ] in a FREE classified format for up to 6 listings in a 12 month period.
    • Or to our vast national audience, through an Auction or a Fixed Price

  • Do your homework right on eBay: Research pricing via completed listings and Kelly Blue Book.
Volume sellers and licensed dealers:
  • Get the web's best deal on high quality leads—at a fraction of the cost-per-lead of other auto sites.

  • With NO Successful Listing Fee for most vehicles, after the fourth listing, it's a better deal than ever to sell on eBay Motors.

  • Attend free seminars & in-person training to help you get more from your eBay business.

  • Use the new and improved Dealer Center to manage and list large amounts of inventory.

  • Earn the new Top-rated seller status exclusively for Vehicles sellers and get a 20% discounts on Successful Listing Fees, increased visibility in best match search results, and a prominent badge on your listings.

Fee Charts

eBay Motors Vehicles fees for National Auction-style and Fixed Price formats effective March 30, 2010
  First 4 listings every 12 months   5+ listings
  Insertion Fee Successful Listing Fees Insertion Fee Successful Listing Fees
    Final value up to $2000 Final value $2000.01 +   Final Value up to $5000 Final Value $5000.01 +
Cars & Trucks, RVs & Campers, and Commercial Trucks $ 0 $ 60 $ 125 $ 50 $ 0 $ 0
Motorcycles, Powersports, Trailers and Boats $ 0 $ 60 $ 125 $ 20 $ 30 $ 60
Powersports under 50cc $ 0 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10
All other Vehicles $ 0 $ 60 $ 125 $ 20 $ 30 $ 60

eBay Motors Vehicles fees for Local Classified ads effective March 30, 2010
Current New
First 6 listings $ 0 $ 0
7- 12 listings $ 15.00 $ 10.00
13th listing and above $ 30.00 $ 15.00

Optional Feature Fees Beginning March 30, 2010
Feature Current Price New Price
Scheduled Listings $ 1.00 $ 0
Buy It Now $ 1.00 $ 2.00
Bold $ 4.00 $ 5.00
Border $ 4.00 $ 5.00
Listing Icons $ 2.00 $ 5.00
10-Day duration $ 8.00 $ 15.00
Featured Plus! $ 19.95 $ 24.95
21 day duration $ 25.00 $ 32.00
ProPack $ 29.95 $ 34.95
HP Featured $ 99.95 No change
Picture Hosting $ .15/picture No change
Supersize Pictures $ 0.75 No change
Gallery Plus $ 2.00 No change
Vehicle Picture Pack $ 2.00 No change
Listing Designer $ 5.00 No change
Highlight $ 5.00 No change
Reserve $ 7.00 No change

  • Get acquainted with the new national listing fees and local classified ad fees to determine how they will change your cost basis and listing strategy.

  • Take advantage of the free Insertion Fees for the first 4 vehicle listings and the zero Successful Listing Fees for your 5th car, truck, RV, camper or commercial truck listings.


Which fees are changing in the eBay Motors Vehicles categories?
Effective March 30, 2010, a new simplified fee structure will apply for volume sellers, Successful Listing fees will no longer be assessed for the sale of most vehicles but Insertion Fees will be increased.

It is still FREE to list your first four (4) vehicles in a 12 month period in the national Auction-style or fixed price format. If the vehicle listing is successful at $2000 or below, the Successful Listing Fee is just $60. If your winning bid or final price is above $2000, the Successful Listing Fee is unchanged at $125.

We've also made some changes to the optional feature fees and lowered the pricing in the Local Classified Ad format for volume sellers. The Local Classified Ad format is available on eBay Motors in the vehicles categories. Please review the new fee chart here.

PowerSeller and Top-rated seller benefits and discounts still apply.

Who is eligible for the four FREE Insertion Fee listings?
All vehicles sellers continue to qualify to list 4 listings with no Insertion Fee every 12 months.

When will the new pricing structure take effect?
The price change will be effective for all affected listings starting on March 30, 2010 and thereafter. Please refer to the Fee Chart for full details.

Are local classified ad fees changing?
All sellers will continue to qualify to list their first six classified ads for FREE in the Local Classified Ad format. eBay Motors has lowered the fees when a seller lists more than 6 local classified ads.

When should I choose a national listing vs. a local classified ad?
Popular new and used cars with a reasonable selling price are usually better served using the local classified ad format. Local Classified ads are FREE for the first 6 ads and may be more cost effective in providing you with the same results. A national listing is recommended when you have a rare or classic car, a vehicle that is in high demand, or a car that you anticipate has a high resale value.

When am I charged the Successful Listing Fee?
When applicable, the Successful Listing Fee is charged when you receive your first bid or "buy it now" on a listing without a reserve price or when your reserve price is met. You won't be charged a Successful Listing Fee if there are no bids or "buy it now" purchase on your listing or no bids meet the reserve price on your reserve price listing. Otherwise, you'll be charged a Successful Listing Fee, whether or not you carry out the sale with the buyer. Successful Listing Fees may be refunded if your buyer doesn't pay. When an unpaid item case closes without payment from the buyer, sellers are eligible to receive a successful listing fee credit.