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Motors bidding policy

Cars and other motor vehicles are typically high-value items, so we have some additional guidelines in place to make these transactions go smoothly and to protect our buyers and sellers.

This policy was updated on 23 January 2024. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been added.

Bidding on a motor vehicle is slightly different from bidding on other items. When you place a bid in this category, you're consenting to sharing your contact details with the seller, who can get in touch with you directly to discuss the sale.

As an eBay Motors seller, you're bound by the terms of our User Privacy Notice to regarding the use of personal information you receive from eBay and can only use a bidder's information to contact them about the vehicle they bid on, or similar vehicles you have available for sale.

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eBay Motors Bidding Policy

When you place a bid on a vehicle in an auction or submit an offer for a vehicle using Buy It Now or Best Offer, you're entering into a transaction and subject to the rights and responsibilities of our User Agreement and User Privacy Notice.

Under the terms of such a bid, you are expressly consenting to share your information with your seller under certain circumstances and consenting to the seller contacting you about your offer on the vehicle or similar vehicles for sale.

eBay Motors sellers who are high-volume sellers have access to bidder information for all bidders participating in a particular eBay Motors transaction. These dealers may contact you about the vehicle you bid on or to discuss additional inventory that might be of interest to you.

eBay Motors sellers that receive this bidder information are only authorised to use this information for the purposes that you have expressly consented to, and are bound by the terms of our User Privacy Notice regarding the use of personal information they receive from eBay.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

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