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Fees for selling vehicles on eBay Motors

The fees for listing and selling a vehicle on eBay Motors are different to those in other categories, but the overall structure is the same. We charge an insertion fee when you create a listing and a successful listing fee when your vehicle is sold. You'll also pay fees for any advanced listing upgrades and supplemental services you use. 

Starting September 18, 2019, we'll be making changes to the fees we charge for eBay Motors listings. Learn more about the upcoming changes - opens in new window or tab.

Motors vehicles listings are those within the Cars & Trucks, Motorcycles, Powersports, Boats, and Other Vehicles & Trailers categories.

High vs low volume sellers

Your exact Motors fees vary depending on the number of vehicles you list in a calendar year, which starts on January 1 and ends on December 31. Each time you submit a listing, or relist your item, it counts as one listing.

The first time you list vehicles on eBay and the number of vehicle listings you create in that calendar year determine whether you're a low or high volume Motors seller. If you list up to 6 vehicles in a year, you're considered a low volume seller, and anything more than that makes you a high volume seller. Once you become a high volume seller, you'll keep that status permanently, year after year. The fees you'll pay will depend on your status and your vehicle's price.

Listing durations

When you create a listing, you can use the auction-style or fixed price format with a listing duration of 3, 5, 7, and 10 days. If you use fixed price, you can also list your vehicle for up to 30 days. We charge a fee for 10 and 30-day durations.

Insertion and successful listing fees

We charge an insertion fee when you list a vehicle. We also charge a successful listing fee when your vehicle sells, if the sale meets one of these criteria:

  • You receive a bid on your auction-style listing (if you have a reserve price, the bid must meet that reserve)
  • A buyer selects Buy It Now in your fixed price listing
  • You accept a Best Offer

The amount of the successful listing fee depends on whether you're a low or high volume Motors seller and the vehicle's price which is the final bid amount, Buy It Now price, or your accepted Best Offer.

Fees for low volume sellers

Motors category Insertion fee Successful listing fee for
vehicle prices of:
    Up to $2,000 More than $2,000
Cars & Trucks
RVs & Campers
Commercial Trucks
All other vehicles
Free $60 $125
Powersports >
Powersport Vehicles Under 50cc
Free $10 $10

Fees for high volume sellers

Motors category Insertion fee Successful listing fee for
vehicle prices of:
    Up to $5,000 More than $5,000
Cars & Trucks
RVs & Campers
Commercial Trucks
$50 Free Free
All other vehicles
$20 $30 $60

Fees for optional listing upgrades

Certain features, like adding Picture Pack, do require an additional fee, but these advanced listing upgrades can help your listings stand out and attract more buyers.

Add Picture Pack to your listings so buyers can see photos of your vehicle in bigger, better detail. This advanced listing upgrade costs $4 per listing, per category.

We charge fees for the advanced listing upgrades regardless of whether your item sells.

Advanced listing upgrade Fee
10-day listing duration $18
30-day listing duration
Only available for fixed price listings
Bold $5
Buy It Now added to an auction listing $10
Gallery Plus $5
Listing Designer
Free for Selling Manager Pro subscribers
Picture Pack
Add up to 24 photos, with a bigger size that opens in a pop-out window
Reserve price for items up to $75,000 $40
Reserve price for items more than $75,000 $99
Subtitle $5
Value Pack
It combines Gallery Plus, Subtitle, and Listing Designer for a discounted fee. It's not available for Powersport Vehicles under 50cc.

Please keep in mind that not all listing upgrades are available with every listing tool and not all optional feature upgrades may be displayed across all our sites, services, applications, and tools.

Subscriptions for vehicle dealers

We offer several subscription programs for licensed vehicle dealers. For more information, and to subscribe, please contact us at 866-322-9227 or motorstraining@ebay.com.

Other terms and conditions

We always want to make sure we're very clear about the fees we charge, so here are other details you should be aware of:

  • If you use supplemental or other services offered by us or third parties, such as AutoCheck® - opens in new window or tab, you'll be charged for using those services. Depending on the service, and at eBay's option, the fee details may be on your monthly invoice - opens in new window or tab, and we may charge the automatic payment method you've set up on your account
  • Insertion fees and advanced listing upgrade fees apply to each listing you create, are charged at the time of listing or relisting, as applicable, and are nonrefundable. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live and when it renews
  • The fees on this page apply to listings on eBay.com. If you list an item on another eBay site (for example, eBay.com.au or eBay.co.uk), the fees for that site will apply
  • All fees are in US dollars
  • There may be instances when your listing doesn't immediately appear in search results. This can take up to 24 hours. We can't guarantee exact listing durations
  • Seller fees don't purchase exclusive rights to web pages on eBay. We may, in our sole discretion and without consent from or payment to sellers, display third-party advertisements (including links and references thereto) and listings from other sellers on any eBay page
  • Depending on the tax legislation of your country of residency, local Value Added Tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST) or similar consumption tax might apply in addition to your eBay fees.
  • If you subscribe to our National Vehicle Program, please refer to the terms and conditions outlined in our National Vehicle Subscription Agreement - opens in new window or tab. To change or cancel your subscription, call us at 866-322-9227. We are no longer accepting new subscribers to this program.

The fees for selling a vehicle are different from those in other categories, and your exact fees depend on the number of vehicles you list in a calendar year (January to December).

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