eBay Motors Fee Changes – No Insertion Fee – (Read The Catch)

eBay Motors sent me an email today....

New pricing for eBay Motors - No Insertion fee for first 4 vehicles!

HooRay, for the small guy, and for at home sellers!

No Insertion Fee on Your First 4 Vehicles...

eBay Motors is eliminating Insertion Fees on the first four vehicles you list in a 12 month period.

Starting with the fifth vehicle, the fee is $20 (50% less than it was under the old plan).

And after 12 months, you go back to "first four" pricing.

Only pay if you are successful...

If you are successful, a $125 Successful Listing Fee is charged.

Auto Dealers, not so much...

Because now instead of only paying $40 to list a car, they will now pay $20 + $125 per car sold.  This could be a good deal for dealers who don't actually sell the cars they list, but for those with the intent to sell cars, the pricing just pretty much doubled.

I am stoked for the residential eBay user who only sells a car a year or at most 4 cars. For them, the final value fee deal is a good trade off. But for small dealers (Not in the GM or Chrysler networks with discounted eBay Motors listing fees from the start) I don't think this deal is a good thing.

If you are an Auto dealer using eBay motors on a consistent basis, please chime in with a comment to let us know what you think of the new eBay motors fee structure! (Comment form is below the image...)

New pricing Announcement - eBay Motors

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0 Responses to eBay Motors Fee Changes – No Insertion Fee – (Read The Catch)

  1. Henrietta August 14, 2008 at 12:19 am #

    eBay does not need nickle and dime auto dealers anymore. They made the deal with GMC to list all certified-used inventory on eBay with no listing costs for dealers.

    They are special, just like buy.com

  2. Scott Pooler August 14, 2008 at 12:32 am #

    @Henrietta

    You did not mention the deal eBay made with Chrysler recently…
    See our article here: http://snurl.com/3fwtp

    As Always… Thanks for your comments!

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