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Buying Cars and Trucks from Private Sellers on eBay

Making the decision to purchase a car can be overwhelming, especially when you have your mind made up to get a specific model and brand. You walk into a car dealership and are met by a salesperson ready to get rid of whatever is left on the lot and giving you their rehearsed sales pitch: It's impersonal and nothing on the lot speaks to you. Many car enthusiasts might consider alternative options like purchasing private sellers' cars on eBay.

Getting a private seller's car on eBay

While the idea of buying used cars from private sellers online can be confusing at first, you can review a significant amount of information to help make sure that buyers and private car sellers are protected throughout the transaction. When considering eBay cars for sale by their owners, look for some of these options in the listing:

  • Vehicle Reports - Many of the eBay cars and trucks for sale by their owners have a history that can be purchased prior to you buying the vehicle. There are also reports to confirm the odometer reading.
  • Shipping Quotes - While it's certainly easier to pick up and drive newly purchased cars home, there are shipping options to have the car delivered to your doorstep. Simply request a shipping quote.
  • Transaction Protection - eBay offers purchase protection up to $100,000 for certain used car listings so long as the transaction is completed through the website.

 Are both classic and luxury cars available?

eBay cars for sale by owners include used cars, new cars, luxury models and classic vehicles. The hobby of collecting cars leads many enthusiasts to the site in search of rare vehicles, custom-built rides, and classic cars no longer in production. Here are a few of the models that can be found:

  • Vintage Vehicles - From a 1968 Ford Mustang GT to a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air or even a 1923 Ford Model T, the variety of vehicles available make it possible to find specific makes and models dealerships don't carry.
  • Luxury Vehicles - Luxury cars from Porsche, Tesla, and Ferrari are also available for purchase with financing options available to those who prefer and qualify to pay installments.

eBay cars and trucks for sale by owner

If a sedan isn't what you're looking for, there are a variety of eBay trucks for sale by the owners. It doesn't matter if you need a pickup to haul cargo or an SUV to accommodate your growing needs. Some of the vehicles that may suit your needs include:

  • Large SUVs - Newer models often come with existing warranties, leather seats, and other luxury features you're accustomed to in a large vehicle.
  • Pick Up Trucks - Dodge Rams, Ford F150's, and Chevy Silverados are listed and can be used to expand your current fleet, replace an existing vehicle, or simply satisfy the need to be able to drive around, through, and over anything.