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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whatever Happened To Cappnonymous eBay Critic Blogger

Cappnonymous LOL Graphic

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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Return Shipping Scam With NEW Twist Claims Another Victim

Return Shipping Scam

It’s the mediation final value fee plus another 4% penalty that keeps bad buyers coming back for more. This seller claims he sold a CPU to a new 0 feedback buyer that opened a SNAD claim. PayPal takes the money back from the seller, who is screwed at this point. FRAUD by eBay and PayPal who are profiting from sellers losses! 😥 The new twist with this return shipping scam is: Buyers don’t ship a different item back to seller, which provides proof of the fraudulent return. Go online and…

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Doc’s eBay Motors Sucks Website 15 Year Anniversary Celebration

EBMS 15 Year Anniversary

Wow it’s hard to believe ebaymotorssucks.com will be 15 years old early next year. Since 2004 this website blog and forum has advised consumers how to avoid used car internet phishing scams and sleazy sellers. However It’s not been easy fending off corporate reputation management hackers and trolls. 😆 Consumers should be alert when vehicle shopping on the net. Researching the vehicles listing legitimacy and condition are a priority. As a rule fraudsters no longer scream out buy it now with an unrealistic price. The whole idea with today’s fraudsters…

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Sport Bidder Paradise “Used Girlfriend eBay Auction” Shut Down

eBay Girlfriend Auction

A man who listed his girlfriend for sale on eBay as a prank was shocked when the bids reached over $119,000 within 24 hours. Dale Leeks “wanted to have a laugh” so he thought it would be funny to list his girlfriend, Kelly Greaves, at auction 😆 He described her condition as “for parts or not working” and wrote that she “starts OK but after that there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop. Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear. No serious…

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eBay Accuses Amazon Of Poaching Sellers Using Company Mail System

eBay Accuses Amazon Of Poaching Sellers

eBay has reportedly sent Amazon a cease-and-desist letter, demanding Amazon stop Poaching eBay sellers. It’s kind of ironic don’t y’all think? Maybe if eBay would stop bad buyers stealing from their sellers. Fix non-functionality, and other issues. Maybe their sellers wouldn’t be abandoning eBay in droves! 🙄 From seeking alpha: A cease-and-desist letter has been sent by eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) in regard to the poaching activities of reps through eBay’s messaging system, reports The Wall Street Journal. “We can confirm that we have uncovered an unlawful and troubling…

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Hurricane Florence Survivor Flag “Kevin” Brings $10K On eBay

Old Glory Kevin On The Frying Pan Tower

Hurricane Florence Survivor USA Old Glory American Flag AKA “Kevin” that flew over the Frying Pan Tower auction brings $10,900 on eBay. A bit tattered and torn but like all who claim America to be home and are proud to do so, it still stands proud! Consider bidding on it to show your pride in America! The seller claims 100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. We are curious if the seller will get paid, since high profile eBay auctions often attract sport bidders.…

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eBay Managed Payments Opt-In Disables Accepting PayPal For Sellers

eBay Managed Payments Mucks Up PayPal

Here we go again.. Seems eBay decided they would handle the marketplace managed payments in house. Sellers opted in then discovered accepting PayPal was no longer possible. This reminds me of that Adyen payments debacle last month which prevented sellers from accepting PayPal. Maybe eBay Q3 earnings report will further flood the sinking ship. Execs will be abandoning ship! 🙄 From the eBay payments forum: Currently, signing up for Managed Payments means that your customers can no longer pay with Paypal, and Managed Payments will not handle Paypal payments until…

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eBay Ended: Bluegrass Vinyl Record HATEFUL & DISCRIMINATORY

Rebel Records Banned eBay

I’ve heard it all now. Seller who offers old vinyl records on eBay just had a listing ended for being Hateful & Discriminatory. Cut by Rebel Records. 🙁 Further reading revealed eBay has gone political (Liberal Leftist Obviously.) They banned the confederate battle flag displayed on any item on the venue. Not allowed: Confederate battle flag and related items with its image Another inane eBay policy. The Civil War is part of our American History. There should be zero reason why a Confederate Flag on a old record is an…

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Opting Into eBay Adyen Payments Beta Denies PayPal

eBay PayPal Divorce Effects Sellers Adyen Beta

eBay sellers opting into Adyen Payments beta can not opt-out of the test. Sellers also are unable to accept PayPal during Adyen beta. Looks like the divorce could get ugly! eCommercebytes reporting adds some credibility to this rumor. ‘There’s some good news and bad news for sellers, but so far eBay is not releasing details publicly. The biggest drawback is that buyers will not be able to use PayPal to pay sellers participating in the test. A provision that a reader told us he believed would negatively impact sales.’ I’m…

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eBay Loses Seller Images In Yet Another Glitch

eBay Photo Images GTC Glitch

Once again eBay proves it’s a data dump. Sellers are saying when good til cancelled (GTC) listings auto-renewed their photos were gone, and are unrecoverable. 🙁 It’s been said for many years that eBay databases were held together with redirects and patches. With all the glitches the eCommerce giant has been experiencing it must be true. Tutorial video: How to recover lost images from Google or Bing / Yahoo cache. From Tamebay: eBay has emailed many of the sellers impacted apologizing and offering 200 free insertion fee credits to use…

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eBay No FVF Credit On SNAD Mediation Plus 4% Penalty

Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay file snad cases

As the once mighty ship eBay Inc takes on water – company execs are tossing sellers overboard to save themselves. Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay. Inept policies they enacted have become a monster gobbling up sellers final value fee credits on SNAD mediation. September a 4% penalty will be added. 🙁 On top of sellers loosing FVF refunds in SNAD cases eBay will tack on another 4% penalty fee in September. This new policy gives eBay further incentive to side with buyers on item not as…

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Seller Loses $6500 Embroidery Machine To Buyer Fraud

Seller loses $6500 embroidery machine buyer fraud eBay

This seller states he sold a $6500 embroidery machine on eBay and shipped to buyer. As it often happens buyer filed an Item Not as Described (SNAD) claim. Seller issued a return shipping label but when embroidery machine was returned an old machine was in the box. It’s yet another example of eBay buyer fraud! 😥 From the selling community forum: I recently sold a BRAND NEW $6500 embroidery machine. The customer had the machine for 2-3 days then opened a NOT AS DESCRIBED case. I sent return FedEx label…

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eBay Q2 Guidance Disappoints Wall Street

eBay Q2 Guidance Disappoints Wall Street

eBay once again disappointed wall street after Q2 earnings fizzled. Imagine how bad #EBAY earnings would be if they were not profiting from buyer fraud? 🙄 I remember back in the beginning when trust and strong community values made eBay a vibrant successful community. I remember selling quality rust free southern used cars to other powersellers. That’s how eBay worked so well in it’s early days. These days eBay trust and community values are long gone disappointing wall street! In the mid 2000’s eBay trust started fading. Scammers were literally…

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Sick Of eBay Pandering To Scamming Buyers

Extorting Buyers Neg Defenseless Sellers On eBay

Another seller preaches to the crowd how he is being defrauded as scamming buyers are pandered to by eBay. Everyday there’s more buyer fraud going down! It is said credit card companies are to blame. When buyers do not get refunds they chargeback via their credit card company. Anyway ya look at it sellers are being shafted and eBay laughs all the way to the bank! Also I’ve read in INR and SNAD cases where buyers are refunded eBay does not return the sellers final value fee. Doc believes buyers…

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eBay Employee Layoffs as New Price Match Rolls Out

eBay Layoffs 2018

eBay layoffs cut it’s workforce by a so-called “single digit percentage” which may not sound like a lot. But even a single digit percentage is a lot when you have over 14,000 employees around the world. Apparently their bottom line is hurting! 🙄 As the layoff word spread through cyberspace – eBay rolled out a new best price feature. The new feature offers a 110% price guarantee. It’s not clear yet who will pony up the difference if a better price is found elsewhere. Further info on eBay’s announcement page.…

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