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How To Buy A Car On Ebay

Aug 17, 2007
The Ebay Car or Ebay Motors market venu is a great place to find a vehical for sale. I have personally have purchased 4 cars for the ebay car market place including a BMW M5 and a Lexus is300 most recently.

There are great deals to be found on ebay but this is kind of a buy at your own risk arena. As you look through the classified ads on ebay you will see that the car's are from the entire United States. That being said you will most likely find a car you are interested in that is not located near you. Now this is where it can get tricky and you should proceed with caution from this point on.

First thing I like to do is look at the feedback rating of the person selling the car. I won't go another step further unless their feedback is at least 99% positive. This is your first line of defence from getting ripped off. Next take a look at the items the seller has sold in the past. See if he has sold cars on ebay in the past. Make sure that his 99% positive rating is not inflated by purchasing or selling .01 cent items on ebay. You will find that many users sell or buy .01 cent items inorder to raise their feedback score and possibly scam you.

Now you need to take a look at the actual car that is being sold on ebay. Yeah sure it's nice to see the pictures but do you really feel comfortable buying a car without seeing it in person? You would be suprised what Photoshop can do. Anyway there are ways to get around this. If you are not able to go and physicaly see the car in person you can have a 3rd party check the car out for you. If you do a Google search you will find that there are a few companies that will do a non bias inspection of the car for a fee. In my opponion the 100.00 - 200.00 dollars they might charge you is well worth the money and it sure beats buying a lemon.

Once you have decided out that the car checks out and everything is legit it's time to bid but, wait! Don't go jumping the gun and get bid crazy while there is still a lot of time left in the auction. What I like to do is see exactly what day and down the minute what time the auction is ending. This way you can plan to be home and sneak in your bid literaly seconds before the auction closes. Doing this will help prevent a bidding ware over the car on ebay and most likely keep the price down for you!

This was just a short help guide to the ebay car auction format. Be sure to perform all nesecarry due diligence before placing you bid!
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