Be Careful Using Ebay to Sell Your Private Number Plate


There’s no arguing the fact that Ebay is a good place to sell the items you don’t use or want any more. Today, with the rising popularity of personalised number plates, many number plate owners are using Ebay to sell their unwanted private plates. Before you rush to Ebay so you can get your listing set up, here are a few things to know.

You’ll Have to Pay Fees

Sure, there are lots of number plates for sale on Ebay which makes you think you’re going to rake in a lot of money when you list yours. Before you get too excited about making some good money you should know that you won’t walk away with your full asking price.

When you list something for sale on Ebay, you will be charged a listing fee. And if you want to get your personalised plate in front of lots of people, you’ll have to pay a listing upgrade fee. To add insult to injury you’ll also be facing a final value fee once your private number plate is sold. Whew. All that money really adds up!

You Must Value Your Plate Right

In order to increase your chances of making a successful sale you have to properly value your private number plate. You don’t want to turn people off by charging too much for your plate. You can value your private plate by looking for sold auctions on Ebay to see what others have gotten for plates similar to yours.

Consider Adding a BIN to Your Listing if You’re Short on Time

If you’d like to sell your private plate as fast as possible, set up the BuyItNow or BIN option so a user can instantly buy your personalised plate. Just make sure you set the BIN amount right so you end up getting the amount you think your plate is worth.

Be Sure to Use the Right Category

If you were to list your personalised plate in the wrong category many Ebay users won’t even see it. That’s why you need to be sure to put your plate in the correct category that will get you lots of views. Car registrations are listed under “vehicle accessories” so get it right from the beginning so you won’t be disappointed. The good news, there are plenty of people out there looking to buy private number plates that you can sell to.

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