2. Select the price limit and enter your zip code and distance to seller for local items.

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Tips for best bargains

Here are a few of our top tips to get the best results and deals on ebay using our website.

The default settings for your selection of eBay-Motors, are items for 99 cents or less, Auction only, US items, in ending soonest order, however you may wish to refine your search with a higher limit, distance or additional options.

Don't forget to enter your zipcode to obtain results by distance.

Once you are happy with the options click the OPEN EBAY PAGE button and the ebay results will open in a new tab.

When buying eBay-Motors, consider the following:

Selecting "on ebay US" will include overseas suppliers where the shipping charges are often many times the sale price, so watch the cost.

Items can be cheaper from local sellers, as shipping/collection costs could be high especially with heavy items. There will also be less competition on "collection only" items. Click here to go to the Collection only search page.

You are unlikely to find a car, boat, aircraft or motorcycle for 99c, it will probably be a listing for a part or breaking. Try $500 for a cheap car listing. Remember a car would scrap for over $200 in weight alone.

Check or ask if it has 2 keys/fobs as these can cost a small fortune to get replacements and programming

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Additional Tips


There are several additional options you can use to refine the results to find the deal you are looking for.

First try the Sub Categories List

  • Automotive Tools & Supplies
  • Boats
  • Cars
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Collector Cars
  • Luxury Cars
  • MiniVans & Vans
  • Motorcycles
  • Other Vehicles & Trailers
  • Parts & Accessories
  • Powersports
  • Sports Cars
  • SUVs
  • Test Category
  • Trucks
  • Check the insurance for the car, it can make a difference.

    Check the value on a car valuation and sales websites. It will give you a guide on the price range. If the vehicle goes for less than their lowest valuation it should be a bargain, assuming it is as described.

    Google - A Google search for a specific item could also give an insight into the value, availability and highlight any problems or things to look out for.

    Refine the Results - If there are too many results, on the lefthand side of the page in grey, there are even more options together with the number of items in that selection in brackets().

    Timing - Often items are set to end at a number of days after submission and this can be at any time during the day. Watch out for the items that are ending either in the early hours or during the working day. There are fewer people able to surf during the day and the items can often be had for far less than those ending in the evening when the competition is higher.

    Check the previous ebay sales for the item - There's a quick way to check an eBay product's market value by looking at those already sold. Open ebay in a new page and fill in the search box and tick 'completed items' on the left-hand grey bar. It'll come up with a list of prices for similar auctions that have ended. Then sort by "price: lowest first". If the price is red, it means no one bought it. Green means it sold.

    Remember even at 99 cents it may not be a good deal, so shop with care (probably will be though).

    If you have any tips for other ebay users, please email them to us at tips@99cbids.com so we can include any helpful ideas.

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