Online Auctions are a great place to sell Motorhomes and Accessories.
Although it's an easy and relatively cheap way of selling, you still need to do
some work in planning, describing and setting up your auction listing. We
concentrate on the most popular UK Auction site eBay.co.uk
but there are other auction sites you can use to advertise and sell your Motorhome.
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But eBay is still No. 1 for buyers and sellers.
How to advertise on an online auction site
The Golden rule for a successful
transaction is to be totally honest. Just because an Auction is "anonymous"
you will still need to face your buyer when he comes to pay for and collect your
sold item. So be Up Front - ensure your description and photographs show everything,
warts and all.
Don't sell on an Online Auction purely because
you think that the item you want to sell has a serious flaw and it's easy to "dump"
it on some unsuspecting bidder. You will end up wasting your time with an aborted
sale, and will have to pay for a failed sale, as well as annoying someone who
will very likely complain to eBay.
Preparing Your Advert
what is being sold on eBay by doing searches on your model and type of Motor Caravan.
Use a variety of search terms - including "motorhome", "motor caravan"
and "Camper Van". See how other people describe theirs, and look at
If you are not registered on eBay you need to do that first.
on eBay NOW. It's Free to register. Check which Categories are the best for
the item you are selling.
Take some good photographs of your Motorhome.
You can advertise with just 1 photograph, but aim to add around 8 photo's to show
off all it's features. Remember that your buyers are not physically able to look
around the vehicle, so take pictures of the front, rear and both sides (cover
the Reg No if you wish) and also take pictures of the interior. Take close up's
of any damage or negative aspects and include these in the advert (this shows
integrity). Your photos should be a sensible size - too small and your buyers
will not be able to see them clearly, too large and it will take a longer time
to load. Go for images around 600 pixels wide.
How much will it cost
to sell something?
Insertion Fee *
- When you list an item, you are charged an Insertion Fee for the listing. The
Insertion Fee is based on what you decide is the Starting Price of your item.
A typical Insertion fee is £8.
Final Value Fee *
- If the item sells, you are charged a Final Value Fee based on the final amount
the item sells for. Final Value fees vary - up to £2,000 it's £20,
between £2,000.00 - £3,499.99 it's 1% and anything over £3,500 costs a flat
£35. These fees are in addition to the Insertion Fee.
Draft out some notes on the specifications, dates, capacities etc.
of your Motorhome, and also note down any things you need to mention. Split them
into GOOD selling points, and BAD Points too.
Log on to your ebay account
and complete all the fields. Don't leave too many blanks - the more you fill the
more your listing will turn up for user searches. Describe your Motorhome carefully
and don't use extra words you don't need. Stick to the facts that will make a
buyer genuinely WANT to buy your Motorhome. Don't go for large text or garish
colours - they don't look professional and can be hard to read. Check your spelling.
Select an END TIME for your advert - a longer time is better, to give potential
buyers a chance to ask questions or come to view the vehicle. Select a good starting
price, a RESERVE Price and consider offering a BUY NOW Price. Sometimes a low
staring price gets more people "watching" and bidding. If you tie a
low price in with a sensible Reserve Price, and your photos and Description are
good, you will sell.
Check on eBay daily for any questions and answer them
promptly. It's worth including your phone number so buyers can speak to you directly.
Building a trust with your potential buyers goes a long way to securing a successful
* Costs quoted are approximate and may vary