A decade or more ago, eBay might have been the place you went to find a rare baseball card or to get rid of your old Xbox, but today, things are very different. Not only has it made moves to dominate luxury collectibles like watches and sneakers, but the impressive range of car parts and accessories that eBay now boasts makes it the perfect place for auto enthusiasts to visit before beginning their next build project.
As we’ve all come to know and love eBay as the internet’s marketplace, there are a couple of obvious reasons why it’s such a good place to look for whatever it is you need. On the face of it, the sheer volume of components that eBay has listed at any one time means there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for, no matter if it’s an unusual brake light switch or radiator cap. At the time of writing, there are 26,224,800 listings under Vehicle Parts & Accessories.
This impressive volume of products also has a potential benefit to your hip pocket, as the silent hand of eBay’s free market will work to offer you the best prices. If cost is a critical factor in your search for a component or accessory, you’ll likely be able to buy it at one of the best prices out there.
In addition to the benefits you, the customer, get from eBay’s scale, the online marketplace has also recently introduced a number of additional reasons why it’s a good place to spend your hard-earned money. Firstly, eBay has a money-back guarantee if something arrives and it isn’t exactly how it was described in the listing. Not only do you get the money you paid for the product back, but you’ll also have your postage costs covered too.
Secondly, many of Australia’s largest car parts and accessories businesses use eBay to sell their products, meaning you won’t need to drive to Supercheap Auto, because you can browse their products on eBay already. This goes for most of the world’s leading automotive brands, be it transmission fluid from Castrol or a new battery from Bosch.
Finally, if you’re not getting paid till next week, but want to go for a drive on Sunday, eBay has partnered with our friends at Afterpay to give you the option of paying for your new brake pads in four interest-free instalments. It’s not likely to be something you use every time you buy something on eBay, but it’s nice to know it’s there if the need does arise.