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How do I bid/buy and pay for a car on eBay?

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Unlike most other purchases on eBay, buying a car on eBay Motors won't be through eBay Checkout. You will actually work with the dealer directly for payment arrangements, which typically include a deposit. Depending on the listing format, you can Bid on vehicles, Buy It Now or Make an Offer when the option is available. You can learn about financing in our Financing Center or review any options the seller offers directly within the listing.


As a reminder, vehicles offered on Craigslist, AutoTrader or other online sites are not eBay transactions, even if they claim to be. When bidding on a vehicle, it will appear under Bids/Offers in My eBay. If you suspect a scam or other fraudulent activity, let us know by emailing