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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Don’t Buy A Car Without An Inspection First

another eBay motors northern rust bucket

Here’s a Rusty Lexus SUV that was purchased online without a vehicle inspection. The word TRUST is a five letter word with no meaning. It’s imperative to inspect the vehicle first before purchasing on a long distance deal. Otherwise you might not be happy with the car you receive. Also a word to the wise about buying a car from the northeast area, or anywhere where they use rock salt and sodium chloride on the roads. We like to jokingly call these the rust bucket states. That rock salt just…

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eBay Motors Blasted By Automotive News Article

eBay Motors Loosing Traction

Automotive News author Richard Truett published an article titled “Why eBay Motors is losing traction” yesterday. This is a good article about the current state of eBay Motors telling of late model automobiles just sitting in their virtual showrooms hardly noticed. It goes on to say than even with the lower price of an eBay Motors vehicle it didn’t make much sense to buy a common everyday late model vehicle in another state. Shipping charges could raise the cost of buying out of state to what buying local would cost.…

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eBay Used Car Buyers Extort Money From Sellers

ebay feedback extortion

This Mustang GT Convertible was bought from a Florida seller about a year ago and shipped to Canton OH. The buyer is a collector car enthusiast, and as it usually is when you are in the car business it’s common to sell your driver and buy another. This car was in fantastic condition and 100% rust free coming from Florida. My friend (a cancer survivor) drove the car for a year and in that time put 4500 miles on it. He told me a while back he sold it on…

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Review Of eBay Kuwait Export Car Buyer Fraud

Kuwait eBay Motors Car Buyer Scammed Website Traffic From Kuwait

Today I noticed a lot of website traffic from Kuwait looking at an article i wrote back in March 2013 about a Kuwaiti export car buyer that was scammed out of $23K on eBay Motors. eBay Motors Management has no idea the huge amount of damage negative publicity like this does to their export car buying marketplace They refuse to verify vehicle sellers and allow anyone to set up an account and list an expensive motor vehicle for sale with no validation whatsoever. It’s my personal opinion that with John Donahoe,…

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Restoring eBay Trust Using ID Verify & Ad Hoc

Birmingham Man Scammed eBay BMW

It is our opinion that enabling ID Verify for any eBay Vehicle Seller that is either NEW or has not established a selling track record, is a must to stop scammers listing non existent cars and ripping buyers off. Vehicles are the most costly scams on eBay! One car scam listing can net fraudsters many thousands of dollars! One eBay member has came up with an excellent idea to form ad hoc committees for all major categories in eBay. This would work by having volunteer specialists that know the product being sold…

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eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection Stalling Claim

eBay VPP Admin - Auction Insurance Agency Of Birmingham

This is an update to a video i produced on 04/01/2013. Buyer legitimately bought and payed the seller for this 1997 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Once seller had buyers money that was the end of the communication. Buyer legitimately bought this car ON eBay Motors, and filed a VPP claim. But the claims administrator (Auction Insurance Agency of Birmingham) is stalling the buyer and so far has not paid this valid claim. My original article is here. Be sure and do your homework first before buying a car online. Read my car buying…

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Buyer Upset Over Misrepresented eBay Range Rover

Misrepresented Range Rover

Here is another tale of woe from an unhappy eBay Motors SUV Buyer. From this eBay motors forum post: What Actions to Take when you buy a vehicle with loads of unlisted problems Mar 11, 2013 06:39 PM I bought a vehicle (2003 Range Rover) through ebay and seller says everything is fine with the vehicle. but turns out to have numerous problems -Thermostat not connected properly resulting in an blown engine( warped cylinder heads, etc) -Keys do not work for outside locks and barely works for ignition. – Navagation…

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Watch Out For Undisclosed RUST On Northern Cars

Beware Of Undercarriage Rust

In just one year rust can do a number on the undercarriages of northern vehicles, or cars trucks etc operated on or near a salt water beach. Add a few years to that figure and there can be major damage done. Frame rust is a major concern when buying an older northern vehicle. If your down south or maybe out west, you might not know they use Rock SALT and Sodium Chloride to De-ice the winters roads, in what i like to refer to as “The Rust Belt States.” Rust…

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