To get the very best price for your vehicle print-out and follow these simple steps -
A picture says a thousand words. Several good quality images are essential to sell your vehicle on eBay. Click here for more help with pictures.
If you are selling in the Auction-style format, set start prices low and use reserves sparingly. Let the market decide the final price.
Write a complete and honest description, you'll encourage bidders and receive fewer questions.
Consider offering inspections & test drives during the auction.
Mention that you have V5 Registration Document, MoT Certificate, and Service History. Bidders will want to know about these documents.
Make sure you answer any email questions quickly.
Explain your payment terms and collection or delivery options. Without these details bidders will be deterred.
Even if your Auction-style listing ends without sales, you can make a Second Chance Offer to any bidder to close the deal. Or, if you used another format or prefer not to make a Second Chance Offer, you can always relist the vehicle for free in the Auction-style format (your listing fee is refunded if the vehicle is sold second time round), or with 50% off the insertion fee as a Classified Ad.
And it costs from just £6 to list a vehicle (further fees apply if an Auction-style listing results in a sale). Click here for more on eBay fees.
Interior colour and type [e.g. full grey leather trim or black vinyl seats]
Year of Registration and registration letter
List the exact mileage [You could even take a picture of the reading on the mileometer]
List the number and type of owners including yourself
Say whether or not you have the V5 Registration Document (Log Book).
Mention if you have the Ministry of Transport Test Certificate (MOT) and give its expiry date.
Record all important vehicle specifications, e.g. Air Conditioning, Electric Sunroof, Power Assisted Steering, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electric Windows etc
Say whether your service history is complete or partial and through a franchised or independent garage.
List any remaining warranty, what that warranty covers and when it finishes.
Write a full description of any past and present damage both in and out of the car. Also comment on mechanical condition. This will give bidders extra confidence and if you make a sale there won't be any surprises when the car is handed over.
Listing recently replaced parts like tyres or batteries may also help. You could also mention any spare parts or repair manuals that you will supply with the car.
For fuel-efficient cars you could give the M.P.G figures if you know them.
Towbars, towing capacity and the vehicles previous use are very important to some buyers.
Lastly mention your reasons for selling your car and point out whether it is a trade or private sale. This will allay some buyers' concerns