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Selling through auctions

When you list an item for sale in an auction-style listing on eBay, you choose a starting price, and interested buyers place bids. When the auction ends, you sell to the highest bidder.

You can list your auctions for 1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. A 1-day auction is designed for items that need to be sold quickly because they're time-sensitive, such as event tickets.

If you're selling a vehicle, you can add a reserve price to make sure you get the price you want for your item.

Auction fees

For more details, see our Selling fees article.

You can also add a Buy It Now price to an auction listing. The Buy It Now price has to be at least 30% higher than the auction starting price.

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