Restoring Community Values & Trust Will Make eBay Great Again

eBay Community Founders Statement 1996

Back in 1999 Doc started building his reputation as an eBay seller. He offered quality Florida retiree used car trade-ins. eBay provided an exciting new way to sell used cars worldwide and was a huge hit. New markets were created where there were none. He shipped some cars he sold and other delivery’s were what he advertised as fly-in drive-home. Buyers would fly to his local airport and Doc would pick them up. Drive to the car lot and do the paperwork, then issue a temporary tag. This process took…

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10 Tips For A Successful Car-Buying Experience

Buying Cars On Craigslist

Are you looking for a used car and shopping on Craigslist? If so Car and Driver just published this article i suggest you read. The vehicle listings on Craigslist are often light on graphics and always free of oversight, and cruising them can be an eye-opening experience. Usable at no cost for most sellers, half-truths are plentiful in the listings and vehicle histories rare, leaving it to you to connect the dots. (Very few people take our advice for selling a car online.) Yet Craigslist can be a highly effective…

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Marketing eBay Used Cars With Cheezy Rear View Mirror Placards

eBay motors rear-view mirror marketing placards

As eBay’s Niche motor vehicle sales venue is hemorrhaging licensed dealers, insider Hubcap Joe is peddling cheesy rear view mirror placards. As a licensed dealer, wouldn’t you rather have a CarFax Certified marketing placard on your cars? It’s nobody’s fault but eBay’s that their Motors marketplace has turned into the most untrustworthy automobile used car shopping venue on the net! Too many people have been taken advantage of! Like this car buyer from Kuwait who bought a 2012 Dodge Challenger and was scammed out of his money. And eBay Vehicle Purchase…

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eBay Car Scams Phishing “Sucker Bait” 06/08/2013

Beware Of Internet Vehicle Bank Wire Deposit Phishing Scams

Here are today’s automobile phishing scam listings on eBay Motors They are ALL “NEW” ZERO (0) FEEDBACK SELLERS (SCAMMERS). I prefer to call these type of listing sucker bait. Fraudsters are listing non-existent bait cars in an attempt to hook a sucker and reel em in with fraudulent emails. We start with this 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo that is listed by “loimp33” for only $4400 (181154570583). Next is this 2005 Toyota Tundra Limited that looks gorgeous for only $4800 by “11.oil” (221237905277). Next is this 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z-71 for…

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Information About Second Chance Offer Scams & ID Theft

2nd Chance Fraud Awareness Video

Here is some NEW Information about eBay 2nd chance offer scams and identity theft. A recent rash of zero feedback scammers have been listing bait cars on eBay Motors and working the bidders with fraudulent 2nd chance offers. This scam is directed at eBay Motors car bidders, but similar scams are being run under Amazon and Google Checkout to name a couple.  Folks – Don’t Swallow The Sucker Bait! Be sure to read my Internet Car Buying Tips Article! If you bid on an eBay auction and receive a second chance…

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Curbstoners Ruining The eBay Car Buying Experience

eBay Motors Curbstoner Peddling Open Titled Automobiles.

A Curbstoner AKA Title Jumper is an unlicensed car dealer peddling cars with open titles that may not be transferable. eBay has had a problem with curbstoners for a long time. Their cure was a VPP Exclusion that didn’t cover receiving a title, but not being able to transfer it. AKA The Curbstoner Exclusion On the leading automotive website, autotrader.com sellers can list 3 cars in a 12 month period, when they try to list a 4th car the system boots them off and gives them a link to become…

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Odometer Fraud On Motorcycle eBay Denies Claim

eBay Motors Motorcycle Odometer Fraud 250787498617 VPP Denies Claim!

This buyer purchased a 2007 Harley Davidson FXDB Street Bob with 6,222 Miles. It was even advertised as having LOW Miles. Buyer was a victim of Odometer Fraud! The buyer went and inspected the bike and it drove well. Then paid the seller and took the title. After calling the local Illinois DMV to inquire about how to register it, the seller found out it was purchased as a repossession in 2009 with 18,772 Miles! It appears eBay Motors has dropped Vehicle Purchase Protection on Motorcycles. Meanwhile the buyer has…

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Update On Scammers Using eBay Buyer Protection

The eBay Warehouse

Doc has noticed scammers are now also using Amazons brand name targeting car buyers in the net. eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection is still the preferred method. To qualify for this VPP protection you MUST be a REGISTERED eBay Member, and either Officially Win an Auction on eBay Motors, OR through purchasing a Vehicle by clicking the BUY NOW Button on a legitimate eBay Motors Fixed Price BUY NOW Listing! Furthermore. Let it be known that there is only one eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection plan (VPP), and that is provided by…

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1936 LaSalle Auction Scam On eBay Motors

1936 Lesalle Be Cautious Buying Online Collector Car Scams

Here is another low profile collector car scam on eBay Motors. 1936 LaSalle coupe. It looks like the same car scam that Doc captured back in December 2009. Scammers are now trying to maintain a low profile to stay in business on eBay Motors. They list a car like this one with a single photo, and start the bidding low. They hope you will contact them and request more photos and information about the car. If the bids get too high the scammers simply cancel them. The whole idea of…

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