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eBay is the world's largest online auction site.
You won't believe what you'll find up for auction on eBay!
You have to register to participate, and eBay Member Registration is
Registering with eBay
is easy as 1-2-3!
We'll walk you through the steps to register at eBay, and offer a few tips along the way to make your experience with eBay more rewarding.
eBay Info:
Member Registration

To buy or sell items on eBay, you must be an eBay Member by registering first. eBay Registration is fast, easy, and it doesn't cost anything to join! After registering, confirm your E-mail address, and you will be able to immediately place a bid to verify your registration and become an active eBay member.

Click on the link below to register, or click the eBay logo to take a look at everything available on eBay.

Ready to register with eBay? Click here!


When registering on eBay, you'll be asked to pick a User ID that is unique and identifies you in the eBay community. It's best to pick a generic term you can remember easily. To protect your privacy and prevent SPAM, your E-Mail address is not acceptable as your User ID. Your new User ID will have a logo that looks like this eBay New User ID Icon next to it. This simply tells everyone that your User ID is new, and the image will disappear after 30 days. Another image that looks like eBay Changed User ID Icon will appear for 30 days if you change your User ID. You can only change your User ID once in a 30 day period.

These rules apply to everyone, and while the reasons for changing User IDs are varied, it's important to keep in mind that some people don't want to do business with new users, or users who've recently changed their ID. Users who have a history of frequently changing their User ID often have something to hide, so it's best to not make changes unless absolutely necessary.
1. Enter Your Information
(You must be 18 to register.)
Once you get to the registration screen at eBay, you'll be asked to enter some basic information about yourself. This is done over a secure connection, so your personal information is encrypted and cannot be seen by others.

You'll be asked these questions:
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Street address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Country
  • Primary telephone number
  • Secondary telephone number
  • Valid E-mail address* (make sure you choose an E-mail address that you can check immediately—see note below)
  • Create the eBay User ID of your choice (see "Registration Tip", above right, regarding your User ID selection)
  • Create your password
  • Pick a secret question (these are generic questions like the name of the street you grew up on, your mother's maiden name, the name of your first school, your pet's name, your father's middle name, or your school's mascot)
  • Answer to your secret question (you'll be asked for the answer to your secret question if you ever forget your password)
  • Date of birth
2. Agree to eBay User Terms
We recommend that you actually read the terms before agreeing to them. They aren't terribly long, and they do explain what your obligations are. eBay's terms are easy to understand, they aren't written in legal jargon that no one comprehends. You will also learn about your rights as a registered eBay member.

3. Confirm E-Mail/Place A Bid
As soon as you're finished with the registration process, eBay will send you an E-Mail confirming your registration. It is important that you respond to this E-Mail, as your membership isn't valid until you do. This step is for your own security, and verifies that the information you have provided is correct.

As soon as you've confirmed your E-mail address, place a bid on eBay to become an active member. It's as easy as that!

eBay was founded in 1995, and has since grown from a single site to multiple sites worldwide. Today, eBay currently has country-specific auction sites in Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK. Links on our site are normally directed to, which may make search results less relevant to those who live in countries with specific sites, as eBay often redirects users to the appropriate eBay site for their country.

On any given day, there are more than 12 million items listed on eBay across 18,000 different categories, many of them dedicated to vintage cars, classic cars, parts, accessories, rare NOS items, and more. The categories are as diverse as your imagination allows, and chances are quite good that you will find something you have always wanted, or perhaps a few things that you really need as well. Your eBay registration allows you access to all categories within eBay, including eBay Motors, so you can bid on virtually anything you find.

In 2002, eBay members had transactions of $14.87 billion in gross sales, making eBay a world leader in commerce. eBay members include Fortune 100 companies, as well as people from all walks of life. Transactions on eBay can be of the auction format, or items may be set up to sell for a fixed price through a feature called "Buy-It-Now."

Automotive Mileposts has published several articles to provide you with additional information about online auctions. These articles appear in MILEPOSTS Garage - The Online Classic Car Magazine, and can be accessed through links below. One article explains the various auction terms, phrases, and their definitions. Another discusses how to avoid online fraud, what exactly to look for, what to do if you suspect fraud, and the steps you can take to minimize your exposure when bidding online. We believe you will find them helpful.

Online Auctions: Auction Terms, Phrases, and Their Definitions

How to Avoid Crooks When Bidding Online
*Note: If you use an E-mail address from Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc., to register, you may be asked to provide a valid credit card to eBay at time of registration. This is to verify your identity, and protect all eBay members against fraud. Use a company, school, or paid Internet Service Provider E-mail address when you register if you want to avoid this. Register Now!

Click here to register with eBay

A Final Word

After registering and verifying your E-mail address, Automotive Mileposts recommends you test your eBay membership right away by placing a bid. This will verify your new account is working properly, make you familiar with the various screens that you'll be using, and allow you to set up and use your "My eBay" page, which will be your home base while you're signed in to the eBay server. On your "My eBay" page, you will be able to save your E-mail notification preference settings, favorite categories, favorite sellers, track auctions, and much more. Congratulations - you are now an active member at eBay, the World's largest online auction!

Once you're accustomed to the eBay processes, you'll be more comfortable when that really important item comes up for auction. So, don't delay! Start bidding right away, and be sure to use our Classic Car Auction Keyword Search as well as our Classic Car Auction Search by Year/Make/Model features. They're the easiest and best way to find what you want for your classic car!

Happy Bidding and Good Luck!

Want to sell classic car parts on eBay?
NOTE: Automotive Mileposts does not endorse any of the auctions listed, nor do we guarantee their authenticity. The links to eBay auctions provided by Automotive Mileposts are solely for the convenience of our visitors. Be sure to research the seller's feedback before bidding on any item, and recognize that most items are sold "as is" with no warranty whatsoever.

REMEMBER: Buyer beware!
Once you've completed your registration, confirmed your E-mail address, and placed a bid on an eBay auction, you will be an active member and can then also sell items you no longer need.

This is a great way to clean out the garage and make some money on those extra parts all classic car people seem to have. Then you'll have the room and the money to buy the things you do need to finish that restoration!
If it exists, it will eventually turn up on eBay!
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Classic Luxury Cars

Additional information about online auctions is available at MILEPOSTS Garage:
Auction Terms, Phrases, and Definitions | How to Avoid Crooks When Bidding Online

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NOTE: The eBay terms and conditions stated herein were current at time of publication. eBay reserves the right to make changes to and update its terms and/or conditions at any time. Be sure to verify eBay's current terms and conditions on the eBay site when registering. eBay Member Registration is free.