The MB Market is a Mercedes-exclusive auction site that provides a focused platform for both buyers and sellers. We provide insight and analysis on the current Mercedes-Benz market and provide brand-knowledgeable listings for each vehicle.
Technology has changed the way we buy and sell vehicles. Online listings have become the industry standard and often, other auction sites overlook details specific to these vehicles. In addition, many listings get lost in the shuffle, negatively affecting the final value. Rely on the expertise of The MB Market to help ensure your Mercedes-Benz is given fair and accurate representation.There are many platforms to buy and sell vehicles today. The MB Market offers a focused advantage over other websites. Below are just a few of our benefits:
Why The MB Market?
The MB Market is an enthusiast-focused auction site for Mercedes-Benz. To place bids or contact sellers, you must first Register To Bid. We require a valid credit card and contact information, but no fees will be charged unless you win an auction.
When you place a bid on a vehicle, you’re agreeing to buy that car, should you end up as the high bidder. Our auctions are written comprehensively and unbiasedly so we take care of a good portion of the due diligence but still encourage all bidders to do their own due diligence prior to bidding. In addition, our community is able to come together over cars and lend insight, knowledge, and advice through comments. Auction comments are also a great way to ask the seller questions about the vehicle in your due diligence process or ask for photos/additional information. If you don’t plan on purchasing a particular vehicle, do not bid as you could very well end up being the high bidder.
If you are the high bidder, The MB Market will charge 4.5% of the final bid price as the buyer’s fee, on top of the winning bid amount. The buyer's fee will have a minimum of $225, and will be capped at $4,500 no matter how high the winning bid. When you place a bid on a vehicle, a hold is placed on your credit card in the amount equal to the buyer’s premium (4.5% of the bid amount). When the auction ends, the holds are released for all bidders except the winner, who is charged the buyer’s fee. For this reason, we require a valid credit card for all bidders up front prior to the ability to bid on vehicles through The MB Market. All bids on The MB Market are binding and there are no refunds.
At the conclusion of an auction, you’ll be given the seller’s contact information, and they will receive yours, in order to allow you and the seller to finalize the transaction and arrange logistics.
Selling a car on The MB Market requires the seller to either create a profile or log in to their existing profile with The MB Market. In our easy-to-navigate process, we ask you to send us details on the car you want to sell. These details include all the basics such as condition, mileage, and title status but also ask about the car's service and ownership history. The fee to sell a car on The MB Market is $49 for no reserve auctions and returning sellers while first time sellers pay $89. Fees are only charged after your submission has been accepted. Once you submit a car to The MB Market, you’ll hear back on whether or not that car has been accepted within 24-48 hours.
When you submit a car, you can choose whether you want to set a reserve price or if you want your vehicle to be sold with no reserve. If you choose a reserve auction, we’ll ask you what you want the reserve to be, but please keep in mind we may ask you to adjust that reserve based on fair market value. If you do sell a car on The MB Market, your car may not be listed anywhere else. Dealers will be able to display the car on their website but with a description from The MB Market and a link to the auction page.
During the auction, sellers will be encouraged to answer questions by commenters and bidders. Auctions are most successful when questions are answered thoroughly and honestly. Provide photos when asked, and do your best to be upfront about your car's condition.
At the conclusion of an auction, you’ll be given the buyer’s contact information and they will receive yours, in order to allow you and the buyer to finalize the transaction and arrange logistics.
Each auction has a comments section where bidders and spectators may discuss the car, ask questions, and share knowledge. We encourage all users to participate even if you don’t plan on buying the car. Comments help educate the community and keep auctions fair and transparent.
For no-reserve auctions and returning sellers we charge $49. For first time sellers with a reserve, the fee is $89. There are no other fees or charges associated with selling on The MB Market.
Submit your vehicle by going here. Once submitted and reviewed we will contact you within 24 hours of the submission. If we accept your auction, you'll pay the listing fee and we'll get to work writing your listing for you.
No- Your auction will go live once we have all the information we need to assemble a concise and thorough write up. The more information you provide in your initial submission, the more efficient the process. If additional information or photos are needed, the listing process will take longer. Once a submission is completed, we expect an auction to go live within 7 days.
The transaction for a vehicle won via The MB Market is between the buyer and the seller. The winning bidder and seller will receive each other’s contact information via email from The MB Market. We recommend that the seller send the buyer a photo of the title and a bill of sale prior to the buyer sending payment.
Absolutely! We encourage international sellers to submit their Mercedes here.
Yes! Users can bid from anywhere, as long as the bidder has a valid credit card.
Auctions typically start and end on weekdays and last 7 days.
A reserve is the decided upon minimum price that a vehicle will sell for. We work with sellers to set reasonable reserves, and try to avoid vehicles with reserves that are not realistic. Reserve values are not shown on the listing and we do not announce when reserves have been met.
The only way to edit your auction is to reach out to your appointed MB Market team member for assistance. We'll be happy to help
An MB Market team member will reach out to you. They will be in charge of compiling and writing your listing based on information you’ve provided. They will also monitor your auction and assist with any questions you may have.
We generally will not accept vehicles for relist but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You are welcome to remove or lower the reserve on your vehicle at any time during your live auction by adjusting it on your listing under your user profile.
Cancelling a live auction is not permitted. In addition, sellers cannot advertise their vehicle on any other platforms with a price unless otherwise stated by The MB Market.
If a seller does not follow through with a sale as agreed, The MB Market may, at its sole discretion, charge the defaulting seller’s credit card on file in an amount equal to the buyer’s premium (4.5%) for the higher of either: (1) the last bid amount placed on the listing; or (2) the reserve price on the listing.
Please refer to our photoguide for tips on photographing your car along with a shot list found here. If you need help finding a photographer local to you, we will be glad to help.
Yes, during the submission process there is an option to request assistance with the vehicle’s photography. Just check that box and we’ll help to connect you with a professional photographer.
Yes we can! Please email us at [email protected] for assistance.
You may register to bid on The MB Market by clicking here and creating a profile. All bidders must keep a valid credit card on file. Once you register, you will be asked to verify your email address. Be sure to watch your spam folder if you don’t see a verification request.
Bidding works like a typical online auction. Type your bid into the “place bid” box and click submit. As long as the time hasn’t run out on the auction, you’ll be the highest bidder until you’re outbid. At this point you may continue bidding until the clock runs out. Once a bid is placed within the last 2 minutes of an auction, the timer will be automatically reset to 2 minutes to allow for other last minute bids.
To inspect a car prior to bidding, contact the seller to arrange for an inspection. Use the “Message Seller” link in the auction description to get in touch with the seller in order to schedule a time to inspect the vehicle.
Subscribe to receive email auction updates by navigating into an auction listing and selecting the “Watch Auction” button at the top. You'll receive automatred updates about comments, bids,and mdeia as added.
All relevant details can be found in each car’s respective listing. We encourage all potential bidders to review the listing and comments in their entirety in order to make an educated decision when bidding on cars. Additionally, we encourage bidders to ask questions via the comments section or the "Message Seller" button for further due diligence, prior to placing a bid.
At auction close, the winning bidder will be charged the 4.5% buyer’s fee via the buyer’s card on file. The winning bidder and seller will be sent emails containing each other's contact information. It will be the parties responsibility to complete the transaction and organize logistics. Prior to the buyer sending payment, we encourage obtaining an executed bill of sale and photocopy of the title.
The MB Market will contact the highest bidder via email in an attempt to negotiate a price agreeable for both parties. If successful, the buyer's fee will be reduced to 2.5% and the parties will be put in contact with each other to complete the sale.
The MB Market will charge 4.5% of the final bid price as the buyer’s fee, on top of the winning bid amount. The buyer's fee will have a minimum of $225, and will be capped at $4,500 no matter how high the winning bid.
The arrangement and payment for shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
A hold will be placed on every bidders card for 4.5 percent of the initial bid amount with a minimum amount of $225 and a maximum amount of $4,500. The winning bidder will have that hold converted to a charge at auction end. The hold will be released immediately for non-winning bidders. It can sometimes take a few days for your bank to release the funds.
The MB Market accepts all major credit and debit cards.
From your My Account page, users will have the ability to update or add payment information. Users with active bids are not allowed to update payment information. Please ensure your billing zip code and user profile zip code match.
Inspection prior to bidding is encouraged. Potential bidders will need to use the "Message Seller" button to coordinate times with the seller to arrange inspection.
Bids cannot be cancelled once placed.
The MB Market will specify when a listing has no reserve by including “No Reserve” in the listing title.
Only the high bidder will be afforded the opportunity to buy a car that doesn’t meet reserve through The MB Market.
Every listing will have a “Contact Seller” button.
Please click here to be redirected to The MB Market registration page.
A password can be changed through your “My Account” page on the website.
Click here if you’ve forgotten your password. Once reset you will not be able to recover the previous password.
We do not allow users to change their usernames.
The “My Account” page will include various tabs where this information is displayed.
Click here to be redirected to our homepage which contains a banner across the top where you can enter your email address and subscribe.
If you’re subscribed to The MB Market email list but don’t seem to be receiving emails please check your spam or junk folders within your email inbox. For further help, please contact us at [email protected].
At the bottom of the My Account page, users will have the ability to follow and unfollow chassis codes for automated alerts.
Users can hover over the Browse Auctions tab on the header of The MB Market website and select “results” to see completed auctions.
Users who wish to tag other users may do so in a comment by using the “@” symbol followed by their username. Also, users have the ability to reply directly to another user using the “reply” button under the comment.
Comments should be focused on the vehicle being sold. Foul Language and personal attacks will not be tolerated. Below is a partial list of discouraged behaviors which are moderated:
To submit your car to The MB Market for consideration, please click here to be redirected to our submission page. For additional inquiries, please email us at [email protected]
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