How Does eBay Car Shipping Work

February 10, 2012

If you win an auction for a vehicle that the eBay Motors website, eBay car shipping may be something you'll want to consider in order to have your new vehicle transported to your area. Depending on where the vehicle that you win at auction is located, you may be able to simply drive over with a friend and pick it up. However, if the vehicle is in a far-off location, and you need to have the vehicle transported, eBay car shipping may be a convenient way of helping you find a reliable and affordable car transportation service.

When to Consider eBay Car Shipping

eBay has contracted with a service that represents a number of reputable and well known car shipping companies in order to provide delivery and transportation services for eBay members. If you're the high bidder on an eBay motors auction, you qualify to get eBay member preferred rates from participating car transportation companies. Because eBay motors is such a popular website and assists in the buying and selling of thousands of cars every month, many car transportation companies have offered to provide preferred rates to eBay auction site members.

How to Get Car Shipping Quotes with eBay

EBay will e-mail you instructions on how to go about getting quotes from multiple car shippers associated with its car shipping service.

EBay has contracted with GigaMoves in order to provide car shipping and transportation quotes to eBay members. In order to get a quote for shipping a vehicle to your area, simply click on the shipping tab that is on the auction page for the vehicle you're interested in. Once you click on the link, you'll be taken to the GigaMoves website where you can enter your name and destination information as well as choose various delivery options, such as shipment in an enclosed container, guaranteed pickup dates and expedited service.

Once you click on the submit button, the service will then forward your quote request to various shipping companies. You will receive multiple quotes in your e-mail based on the information provided about the vehicle in the auction as well as your destination and option choices.

What to Expect

After you receive the quotes, you can select the car shipping or transportation company that you feel offers the best deal and value. You can then contact the company to arrange payment and discuss any other concerns that may be associated with the delivery of your new vehicle.

In most cases, you will be required to pay the cost of the shipment or transport in advance. In some cases you may be allowed to pay a partial deposit and remit the balance once the vehicle has been delivered.

You should be aware that in most cases, GigaMoves will arrange pickup of your vehicle within about 10 to 14 business days. Expedited service for pickup within 3 to 5 business days is available; however, this option does require that you pay an additional charge.

Once your vehicle is picked up, it will usually be delivered to your destination within a week to 10 days (depending on the distance that needs to be traveled). The shipping company will contact you to arrange a scheduled time and place to meet for delivery and acceptance of your vehicle. Once the vehicle arrives and is taken from the container or trailer, you'll be required to inspect it and sign a delivery receipt.

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