Why Are Consumers Still Being Conned After All These Years?

used car scam

Taking a drive over to eBay’s Motors community forum today It’s mostly the same old whine about getting scammed. As it’s often said in the car business, theirs an ASS for every seat. Unfortunately with eCommerce today many fraud victims never get to sit in their new seat. eBay like Craigslist, Auto Trader, or any other websites is just a venue. Scammers have become clever over the years. It’s the buyers responsibility to verify a deals legitimacy! This kind of fraud has been going on for over 16 years that…

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Research The “What If’s” Before Losing Money Or Merchandise Online

fbi ic3

Have you lost money or merchandise online? Sadly you’re pretty much on your own. Most local police send failed internet transactions to the FBI’s IC3 website to file a complaint. Chances are you’ve went this route and never were followed up by the feds! 😥 The internet today is like the old wild-wild-west of yesteryear. A time where their was very few laws, and even less law enforcement. Just walking into a saloon and looking at an outlaw often put a bullet into a persons head. Sadly this is the…

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Long Time Respected eBay Motors Used Car Dealers Are Leaving eBay

Grove Automotive Group

Another respected used car dealer gives up on eBay Motors, that’s no longer the profitable niche venue it used to be. Deadbeat bidders are not required to pay according to site policy. High fees with few sales have forever killed this once top car peddling site. 🙁 I’ve known this guy since the good old days. He has a satisfaction guarantee like no other. He built a solid reputation selling the finest older motor vehicles back when the motors site had it’s credibility and trust, that’s forever long gone. Partial…

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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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eBay CEO Tells Used Car Dealers How To Sell Automobiles

Devin Wenig eBay Motors Offering From Yesterday

This long time Motors used car dealer sent a letter to eBay CEO Devin Wenig complaining about low sales on the site. He was told how to sell used cars properly on the website. Back in the beginning it was Trust and Community Values that made selling automobiles work so great on eBay Motors. But it’s our opinion that years of raw deals and fraud has reduced this niche venue to that of a common classified website. The seller in question is one of eBay’s original top used car dealers…

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Why Used Motor Vehicles Should Be Sold AS-IS

1991 TOYOTA MR2 Why Sell AS-IS

It’s best to sell your used car truck van motorcycle boat etc AS-IS With NO Warranty expressed or implied. Buyers no doubt will find faults on used automobiles. This opens the door to sale price renegotiation or threats of legal action. No matter how good of condition you think your used car is in. A buyer might find something to quibble about and want their money back. This private party offered a 1 owner 1991 Toyota MR2 for sale. Seller stated in his advertisement for the car it was in…

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No FREE Shipping From This eBay Car Dealer

1996 Eldorado Palm Beach Car Collector eBay

Another tale of woe from an eBay Motors Car Buyer Seller advertised FREE Shipping with Buy It Now on this gorgeous 1996 Cadillac Eldorado ESC. Buyer claims seller shipped the car COD. On another car recently sold, a Land Rover Freelander. The buyer negs the seller and says “Bad communication,13 days no title or car. tried to stick me with the shipping.“ Updated 08/15/2014: I see the mods pulled the below motors board post where this cars buyer posted about his bad experience buying on eBay Motors. Sweeping alleged bad…

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Green Dot MoneyPak Scamming Internet Car Shoppers

Green Dot Moneypak used to scam internet buyers

Fraudsters are now using Green Dot Moneypak for payment on non-existent vehicles Recently a Millersville man thinking he was buying a 2002 Ford Explorer for $2000 fell victim to this scam. From Lancaster Online: “A Millersville Borough resident fell for an online scam, paying $2,000 for a used SUV owned by an Army National Guard member in Utah and getting nothing, borough police said. The victim, who lives in the 100 block of Manor Avenue, responded to a Craigslist ad for a 2002 Ford Explorer. He exchanged emails with the…

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Is eBay Trying To Shoot The Messenger Again

This Website Supports Freedom Of Information

Had some severely degraded server performance that started Saturday around noon. “Images that normally loaded lightning fast were loading at what looked like an old 300 baud modem speed. Trying to download a recent backup file was impossible as it was so slow it timed out.” Come Sunday it was still degraded. So i put in a support ticket with the server host and went to church. That afternoon the system was regaining some of it’s speed, but still was acting sluggish. My webhost does not want to say what…

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eBay Motors Sellers Beware Of Buyer PayPal Fraud

Beware Of PayPal Advance Payment Scam Phishing Seller Scams

Seems nothing has changed in this advance payment scam department. Doc have seen so many attempted Private eBay Motors Buyer Scams it isn’t even funny. Scammers usually only prey on Private Sellers as they know the Dealers are well aware of their scams! This morning he received an email from a private seller of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. The official eBay Motors Auction Winner was attempting an Advance Payment Scam on the seller. The seller was smart and checked around to see if this was a scam or not before…

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