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 VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

eBay VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

Another Crappy Car Deal On eBay Motors. Buyer receives car but does not receive it’s title. Buyer files claim with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection for a covered claim. It’s been nearly four months since buying the car. eBay and their insurer Auction Insurance Agency of Birmingham AL is stalling the claim. This is another crappy deal that’s killing the last tiny bit of credibility and trust the motors website once had. From the eBay Motors Discussion Board: I purchased a vehicle off ebay in early Dec 2014, received the vehicle…

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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 Motors VIN Decoder Still Allows All Zeros

A Grey Market Vehicles State Assigned VIN

If you go to any professional car sales website such as AutoTrader.com or Cars.com and try to enter 17, 0’s, or 1’s, etc for the ID Number of your car, the system will reject it as an invalid Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). But not on eBay Motors. You enter the vin of your car and if the system does not recognize it as a current standard vin vehicle legally sold in the US (1981 to present) you can just put in 17 0’s or 1’s, etc, and the system will…

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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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