eBay urges users to gather as much information about the vehicle as possible and take up-to-date photographs. Next, a listing containing the information and pictures should be created. When the vehicle sells, the seller must finalize payment, transport the vehicle and transfer the vehicle's title.
Before creating a listing, eBay recommends completing the "Sell Your Vehicle Checklist" to guide users through recording vital information about the vehicle. The user is encouraged to find the Vehicle Identification Number, which is required to sell a vehicle newer than 1981. EBay also recommends including the VIN in listings for older vehicles.
Next, eBay recommends running a vehicle history report. If a vehicle sustained flood damage or was salvaged, this is information that must be included in a listing. To sell a vehicle, the title must be located and prepared to transfer to the buyer. If the user does not currently have the title, the user must disclose anything that may limit title transfer. Finally, eBay states a seller should get in touch with his Motor Vehicle Department to learn about any other requirements. In some areas, selling a vehicle requires extra work on the seller's part such as paying taxes or passing a smog check.
Once the listing is prepared, photographs should then be taken of all four sides of the vehicle's exterior, the interior, the engine, the odometer and close-ups of any damage, however minimal. eBay suggests photographing vehicles in the early morning or late afternoon to take advantage of the lighting conditions.