Vehicle Scam Topics Overwhelming eBay Motors Community Forum

vehicle scam topics ebay community

Apparently motor-vehicle scam topics are overwhelming eBay Motors community forum. There’s not much motor-head chatter or questions about cars and car parts etc that would normally be found in an automotive forum. Management must be trying to limit the car scam questions by pinning this post to the top. Gone are the days when this forum was great! 🙄 The eBay Motors community forum over a decade ago was the best anywhere online to get any kind of car related advice. Motors was a vibrant community where regulars like myself…

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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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eBay Probing Visitors Computers Using Port Scans

ebay port scan

According to Forbes, eBay is snooping around their website visitors computers running port scans. Folks go to eBay to shop for whatever but as they surf the venue the venue is surfing into their customers private lives. This port scan activity is done even if you’re not signed in. Originally picked up by Charlie Belmer, who works on privacy and security for the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo search engine, and published on his personal blog, the probing behavior was seen to occur with web browsers running on Windows, but not Linux. Bleeping…

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Used Car Scams Still Running Just Like In 2004

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A discussion about eBay Motors told of this guys Porsche 911 that a scammer had stolen his photos and description and listed it the motors venue. Guy goes on to say that the listing ran to it’s completion bringing 60k. As like back in 2004 when ebms was founded, eBay did absolutely nothing. Someone’s going to get phished out of their money! This is totally irresponsible by the motors team ignoring scams on their website. What’s even more irresponsible is nothing has changed about eBay and Fraud in over 15…

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What Happened To CarGiGi After Being Acquired By eBay?

cargigi ebay acquisition

Car marketing platform CarGiGi was unknown to me until yesterday when another blogger mentioned it in an email. The domain who-is cargigi.com shows it’s owned by eBay Inc. However as of today the website url is returning a 404 not found error. According to this TechCrunch article on 03/15/2016 eBay acquired CarGiGi to replace it’s Motors division’s Dealer Center. The company says that it’s interested in using the technology Cargigi developed to help onboard auto dealers’ inventory onto eBay’s website. In addition to replacing eBay’s own Dealer Center product, Cargigi…

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PayPal Sucks Still Up – Another Treasure Trove Of eBay Dirty Laundry

paypalsucks.com

For some unknown reason I popped paypalsucks.com into my web browser and wallah.. After all these years It’s still online. Wow wonder who screwed sellers the most, eBay or PayPal? Whois data shows it was registered in 2000 back when eBay was a hot subject. This brings me to the reason for this post. What to do with ebaymotorssucks.com? I honestly have no desire to keep up with eBay. That is unless theirs something that’s just begging to be blogged. And it’s a fact this site would have been shut…

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eBay Motors App for Android and iPhone Test Drive

eBay motors app

eBay Motors App has just launched for buying and selling motor-vehicles. The NEW motors app is a available for Android and iPhone phones and tablets. After downloading the ios version I’m impressed. Great photos and search functionality. 😉 But why did it take eBay decades to release an app that worked for selling automobiles? Doc has blogged several articles about the lack of vehicle functions in the previous versions of the motors app. This post is excellent for it’s 😆 factor. A buddy tried listing his Harley Davidson on the…

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As eBay Marketplace Rots Execs Dump StubHub Raising Needed Cash

ebay marketplace rots

As eBay Marketplace Rots execs this week dumped StubHub generating much needed cash. It’s absolutely mind blowing that corporate execs totally wrecked this once top brand name. Used merchandise was once eBay’s niche market that nobody could compete with. Execs threw it all away chasing Amazon’s tail. As long as I’ve been watching eBay’s marketplace rot away, it’s doubtful it can ever be revived. 😥 eBay said Monday it has reached a deal to sell event-ticketing business StubHub to ticket reseller Viagogo for $4.05 billion. The Geneva-based Viagogo said the…

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How To Leave Deserved Negative eBay Feedback Without Removal

deserved negative ebay feedback

How To Leave Deserved Negative eBay Feedback. A lot has changed with eBay in the 20+ years since Doc started selling used cars on the platform. Feedback was the cornerstone back then, but since then is alleged to be manipulated. This blog post is about buying automobiles on eBay motors. It’s also about how to leave justified negative feedback if the seller lies or the buyer feels defrauded. Do it right so negs will not be removed! In February 1996, when eBay was just 6 months old, the Community had…

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Auction Of Seized Luxury Cars By U.S. Marshals Nets $8.2 Million

seized collector cra auction

This U.S. Marshals auction of seized luxury cars netted $8.2 million-dollars. The large  collection of 148 classic, performance and luxury vehicles were seized during the investigation of a $1 billion Benicia solar energy scam that defrauded investors. A Marshals’ Service spokesperson said a 2018 Prevost Motor coach brought in the highest bid at more than $1 million with a 2015 Honda dirt bike garnering the lowest bid at $400. A 1978 Firebird Trans Am previously owned by Burt Reynolds and the replica of the car “Smokey and the Bandit” sold…

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Never Ending eBay Glitches Killing Market Share As Sellers Give Up

never ending ebay glitches

Never Ending eBay Glitches are killing the once eCommerce giant market share as fed up sellers throw in the towel. It’s always something mucked up with listing or attempting to make a sale. This seller is complaining about a clothing size glitch requiring manual updating of thousands of eBay listings. It’s just glitch after eBay glitch to deal with! From the above videos comments: I am a former programmer for eBay inc. What people do not understand is that they employ many programmers to edit their code on a daily…

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eBay Shakeup As CEO Resigns Company Considers Asset Sale

ebay shakeup

An eBay shakeup has execs considering selling off it’s assets, and it’s CEO suddenly steps down. Doc has to wonder if years of distrust has finally done the once wunderkind of eCommerce in. Whatever happened to the good old fun profitable days! 😥 From CNBC: eBay announced Wednesday that Devin Wenig is stepping down as president and CEO and the company is moving forward with the potential sale of assets. Devin has been a tireless advocate for driving improvement in the business, particularly in leading the Company forward after the…

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

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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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Yet Another eBay Cellphone Seller Scammed By Bad Buyer

cellphone seller ripped off

We’ve seen it before, eBay seller lists an expensive item, buyer claims it’s broken and PayPal issues a refund, seller receives some worthless junk item. This is corporate greed profiting from bad buyers. Keeping the sellers FVF and tacking on another 4% penalty! From the shipping and returns forum: I feel totally betrayed! I listed and sold an iPhone XS Max and the buyer said he received an 6+ and not the phone I had advertised so he requested a return. I replied that he was mistaken and that there…

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No Morals eBay Promotion Featuring Murdered Teen Johnny Peluyera

no morals ebay promotion

eBay YouTube promoter crazeenydriver produced this video attempting to profit from the Murder of 16yo Johnny Peluyera, who was shot to death when selling his Xbox on popular selling app offerup. Once again eBay Inc proves it has no shame! 😡 16 Year Old Kid Listed His XBox on Offerup and is No Longer Alive! To attempt to profit from capital crime Murder is beyond disgusting. What is eBay thinking shamelessly promoting the murder of Johnny Peluyera, to make a buck! Crazeenydriver goes on to say: My opinion it is…

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eBay The Biggest Lemon On Wall Street Lost It’s Way

eBay Corporate HQ Draper

Whatever happened to the good old days when eBay was a trusted household brand name? Trust and community values were eBay Inc cornerstone. Today the once wunderkind of cyberspace plods ahead desperately trying to find it’s way. Gary Alexander of Seeking Alpha published this article on 04/25/2019 laying eBay as an investment out in detail line by line and paragraph by paragraph. I find investors’ enthusiasm on this decaying name quite confusing. eBay and its management team have a gift of making their no-growth situation appear attractive to investors, even…

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eBay Director Brian Burke Linked To Criminal Racketeering Ring

Brian Burke Hubcap Joe eBay Meetup

For 6 years this eBay top rated seller Hubcap Joe is suspected of running a racketeering cyber-terror ring. Yesterday in his weekly eBay talk video he linked community development director Brian Burke to his alleged illegal operation. This guy is the most hateful vindictive person I’ve ever met. It’s well known he owns and operates an offshore hate website. For many years It’s been suspected that eBay Inc was funding this hate website. It’s hosted in Moscow Russia with a Bulgarian static IP address. Hubcap Joe uses this offshore website…

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Why Are eBay Stores Redirecting To Home Page

Smartphone eCommerce

When browsing a webpage on my smartphone then clicking a link to view a sellers eBay store i was redirected to the home page. I’m wondering why this happened? The same link clicked on a desktop pc went to the store like it should. Are eBay stores not mobile friendly like the feedback profiles i blogged about? Why does ebay.com have so many site errors? Just like these two subdomains were left unlinked. It’s bad enough to leave oodles of backlinks ignored that when clicked return site dns errors. What…

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4% Penalty For Mediated Auto Parts Returns Pads Bottom Line

Auto Parts Returns

So here’s a top rated auto parts seller on eBay Motors complaining about 4% penalty on returns. In this business the wrong part is often ordered that results in a return. Buyer does not want to pay return shipping, and opens a mediated claim. Seller is zinged with a 4% penalty, plus final value fees. 🙁 Seller claims he tries messaging buyers to be sure the part ordered will fit their car, but must ship the part within 24 hours to comply with eBay rules. Unfortunately in this short time…

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Non Responsive eBay Site Pages Obsolete Hurt Sales

Non Mobile Compatible eBay Page

Recently when reading a blog post on my smartphone, I clicked to view a sellers eBay feedback and was shocked the page was not mobile friendly. The feedback page was nearly impossible to read unless flipping my phone sideways. Considering today’s shoppers who do most of their everyday tasks via their smartphones this is another big eBay goof. Like those un-linked sub-domains I blogged about last year. It was often said back in eBay’s earlier days when Meg Whitman was the ceo, the venues code was held together with bailing…

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eBay Busted Spamming DuckDuckGo Search Engine

eBay Spams DuckDuckGo Search

Another black eye for eBay Inc, rover.ebay.com caught red handed spamming duckduckgo search engine. Hello DuckDuckGo you have an eBay corporate spam problem to deal with. It appears Google and Bing are wise to eBay techniques. 🙄 This eBay spam was discovered when i tested blog.suspendedfromebay.com search indexing with the site command. Bing and Google was returning good results. However DuckDuckGo only had the blog’s home page indexed. I was shocked to see hundreds of rover.ebay.com spam links with my articles titles. Every rover link redirected to eBay.com. This is…

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Never Accept PayPal Payment For Motor Vehicles

PayPal Reversal Used Car

After taking a drive over to eBay’s selling forum, a poster claimed he sold his car on eBay Motors, and accepted PayPal for payment that was reversed. It’s a tough loss because PayPal does not cover motor vehicles. He took an initial PP $1,000 deposit, and “friends and family” sent him the balance, also by PayPal. 😥 The topic so far has 22 replies with some misinformation. The car is not stolen because the seller accepted electronic payment (PayPal.) This turns the transaction into a civil matter where the seller…

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Why Do People Buy Cars Out-Of-State Without An Inspection?

used car purchased out-of-state no inspection

Buying a used car out-of-state without having it inspected is a foolish buying decision. This is especially true for automobiles with salvage or rebuilt titles. Another unhappy car buyer is crying the blues over this 2016 Chevy Malibu that was in a flood. There’s a reason this car was bought at HALF of book value! Update 07/15/19: Apparently this sellers ID has been changed to rebuiltcars0199. Feedback is still good but always inspect used cars bought online. Cover Yer ASS!! 😉 This seller has high feedback and has been a…

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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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Motors Used Auto Parts Seller Sick Of Dealing With eBay

Used Auto Parts On Rack

This post on the selling forum tells the story of an early eBay used auto parts seller. He tells how his auto recycling business expanded over the years, but now dreads what he used to love. It’s all about the buyer and the hell with sellers! From the selling forum partial: It saddens me to do this but as of yesterday I’ve made up my mind to no longer choose to sell on eBay full time. I have been doing so since I was 18 (almost 30 now) and it…

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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone! 😥 As it usually goes the seller claimed eBay Motors was handling the transaction. When she agreed to buy the car her seller (scammer) sent fake eBay emails. She bought the gift cards and emailed…

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Whatever Happened To Cappnonymous eBay Critic Blogger

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Cappnonymous was probably the best eBay critic blogger since 2006, but hasn’t been heard from since around 2014. He had a way of impaling John Donahoe and others with very damaging blog posts and videos. His YouTube channel was chock full with damaging eBay dirty laundry, but now is gone! 😥 This post is dedicated to Cappnonymous who regularly revealed eBay ‘code oops moments’ as hackers (Vladuz and others) phished site shoppers with alarming hacks and cracks. He was especially good at screen-capturing the methods hackers used to breach eBay…

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1962 VW Bus Owned By Mike of American Pickers Auction

1962 Volkswagen Vanagon

Mike Wolfe is auctioning his 1962 Volkswagen Dual Side Door Microbus on eBay Motors. Bidding is up to $30K as of this post with 2d 22hrs to go. Seems like a lot of money to me, but others on the site are in similar price range. It needs restoration but the basics are in good condition especially the floor-pans. Here is the item number 132865784088 if anyone wants to check it out. He has a slew of photos of the vanagon / microbus on the listing. The market must have…

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Craigslist Van Seller Cleans Victim Out Using eBay Gift Cards

Craigslist Gift Card Scam

It’s happened again, clever scammer cons car buyer into buying eBay gift cards. The car buyer fell for a too good to be true price, and lost his money. Craigslist has become the favorite venue to troll for suckers, and their pros at doing it! 😥 There is no such thing as a free lunch. And there is no bargain car in perfect condition with free shipping for half or less book value. It’s that lure of getting something for next to nothing that keeps these cons going. Don’t be…

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