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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Horrible Buying Experience On Salvage Title Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRS Previous Accident

This guy bought a 2015 Cadillac SRX Luxury Edition Crossover advertised with a Rebuilt / Salvage Title. Seller disclosed previous accident damage, and stated what was done to repair the car. Seller also has trustworthy feedback from other buyers. This Cadillac SRX sold for $13,700 with a salvage / rebuilt title. NADA Guides lists average trade in value at $18,250 with clean retail at $22,175 for a car with a clean title. It’s often said in the used car business, you get what you paid for. Seller claims the Cadillac…

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Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. 😥 Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be interested in buying your car. But first, the buyer wants to see your car’s history report. They ask you to get a vehicle history report from a specific website where you enter the VIN 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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Amazon Loses $229K Con Artist Dumps Merchandise eBay & Craigslist

Amazon Drop Shipping Fraud

Joseph Sides, 24, of Boca Raton, Florida, was arraigned yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee alleging he defrauded Amazon of $229,000. Sides then dumped his Ill gotten gains on eBay, Craigslist, and Gameflip. The indictment alleges that, between March 2016 and June 2018, Sides created approximately 501 AZ accounts using false names, multiple e-mail addresses, and altered shipping addresses to place approximately 1227 orders. Sides allegedly obtained $229,391.42 in merchandise, replacements, and refunds by falsely claiming the merchandise had not been delivered or was damaged. According to the…

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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 Seller Talks About High Motors Fees & Fraud

eBay Motors Selling Fees Automobiles

After motoring over to eBay’s motors community forum another interesting topic was discovered. A member posted about fraudulent collector car listings. Another chimed in saying he no longer sells on eBay. The fees are too high for what sellers receive! From motors forum: I’m always looking at Classic Mercedes on eBay and lately I see more and more copied photos & stupid low prices. Listings that are clearly fraudulent and yet they do nothing. I cant even report the listing because the drop down list does not have an appropriate…

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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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eBay Motors The Junk Car Dumping Ground

Junk Car Being Transported To New Owner

Buying a used car on eBay motors or elsewhere on the net? As a rule used car junk heaps end up advertised on the net because nobody will buy one locally. Doc advises to have an internet car inspected. Otherwise what you receive may be a junk heap. 😥 I was somewhat bored and decided to visit eBay motors community forum. There was a topic where an eBay member bought an older car (1992 Something) he didn’t specify what. The buyer admitted he did not have the car inspected first…

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Finding Range Rover Transfer Case With eBay My Garage

eBay My Garage Range Rover Transfer Case

Just how easy is it to find a transfer case for a range rover with eBay’s My Garage? During a random eBay keyword search, Doc happened upon this article published by C|net. An editor had purchased a 1992 Land Rover Range Rover on eBay Motors. 🙄 It was lengthily and well written and was a pleasure to read. Reading how he sniped the rover with only seconds remaining brought back thoughts of the good old days. And the Red land rover with black wheels and brush guards looked exceptionally good…

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Act Of Kindness Earns Man New Nissan Altima

Act Of Kindness Earns Man New Nissan Altima

Rapper Offset wrecked his new Dodge Challenger in Atlanta. It was a bad wreck. But J’Mmar Coleman came upon the accident scene and got Offset out of his totaled car. From Jalopnik: According to the 26-year-old Offset, J’Mmar was the only one to help after the crash. He got Offset out of the car, checked him over, walked him home, took him to the hospital, and then just disappeared without even knowing who he was helping out. J’Mmar was just being a good dude. But that good deed didn’t go…

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PDR Paintless Mobile Dent Repair NOT A Scam

Paintless Dent Repair

CBS Affiliate WHNT News 19 warns consumers to be aware of ‘mobile dent repair scams’ in this article. WHNT quoted an old 2015 article from KomoNews. Maybe CBS Affiliate WHNT News should have researched the paintless dent repair (PDR) industry first before embarrassing themselves. 😆 Being a former used car dealer i know the PDR business well. It’s common for pdr techs to work out of a van or truck. They keep their specialty tools as a rule on a cart. Good PDR techs can earn many hundreds daily. They…

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eBay Buyer Return Shipping Fraud Another Seller Scammed

eBay Buyer Fraud Example

Another case of eBay buyer fraud recently surfaced. This seller sold a set of speakers. As it often happens the buyer claimed the item was defective. Seller paid for return shipping and received a small bubble-mailer envelope. When he opened the package it contained a pair of well worn smartphone earbuds. Fortunately this seller has mastered social media and has around 31k YouTube subscribers. The seller produced this video telling his story. He also used flash cards to break down the eBay and PayPal plus shipping fees. Obviously he’s rightfully…

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Problems Reported With eBay My Garage Feature

Topic

eBay my garage is reportedly having problems according to the motors community forum. Members are saying they are unable to remove vehicles from their eBay my garage. Another says “Something went wrong. We’re sorry.” according to the poster. Apparently from what I’m reading the feature was upgraded. Don’t they beta test new features before rolling out to the public? I’m thinking its more like the buyers / sellers and community is the beta testers. 😆 Doc remembers back in 2012 when eBay first offered their my vehicles feature. They spent…

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eBay Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam Hooks Car Buyer

eBay gift card car scam

Another buyer fell victim to a Craigslist / eBay Nissan scam. As Doc says, beware of a too good to be true deal. There is no “Bargain Used Car” with free shipping! 🙁 From ABC11 Diane Wilson: One scam caught Ashley Lucas off guard, and she is now out $2,500. She spotted a 2009 Nissan Maxima for sale on Craigslist. It was listed for $1,500, so she wanted to act fast as it was a price she could afford. She emailed back and forth with the seller, and the seller…

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eBay Subdomains Hemorrhaging SEO Backlinks

search.ebay.com Dead Subdomain not redirected

Site changes have left these two subdomains unlinked from the sites DNS wasting oodles of previous back-links that could bring in sales. Even a hobbyist like Doc knows dead links are a no-no for serious webmasters. 🙄 “Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at search.ebay.com”. C’mon guys.. This is beginning webmaster SEO stuff. How can a major corporation such as our example here leave this subdomain un-redirected? Wildcard redirect to a page with a search box so shoppers can find what there looking for. Over the years there…

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Nightmare After Clicking On Webinterpret Promo Link

Webinterpret hacked my ebay account

According to this eBay store owner a Webinterpret promotional link offered assistance reaching buyers in international markets. The seller clicked it to learn what it was about – but claims he did not sign up for the offering. Maybe just clicking the link while being signed into his sellers account opted him in for their services? 🙁 From the eBay stores community forum: Webinterpret hacked into my ebay account. They duplicated all of my listings 4-6 times each listing. My usual 200 live listings became over 1200 listings. Each listing…

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Seeking Alpha Article: eBay Time Is Running Out

eBay Earnings Report Q1 2018 Seeking Alpha

Make no mistake: eBay (EBAY) is heading for a wipeout in the not-too-distant future. The company’s latest Q1 results reveal a platform that’s struggling to be relevant to users. Poor forward-looking guidance indicates management’s future uncertainty. Published by Seeking Alpha’s Gary Alexander. “eBay shares have lost about 5% since posting disappointing Q1 results. But the company still sports a hefty $40 billion market cap. Anyone who can remember the fallout of Yahoo only a few years ago will recognize how hard Internet giants can stumble when they fall out of…

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Community Search: eBay Motors Has Become A Joke

EBM Nascar Racing Search

Another gripe about eBay Motors layout and search in two forum topics. More complaints of search queries returning useless junk. And a couple other tidbits. Topic 1: Ebay Motors has become a joke. Is anyone from ebay listening? I am curious how many people are utterly frustrated with the revised ebay motors layout. EVERYONE I have spoke to feels the same way – you have turned ebay motors into a useless piece of **bleep**. Topic 2: Ebay motors is ruined. Whoever came up with the new format sucks. Cant even…

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Theirs An ASS For Every Gift Card Used Car Buyers Seat

Gift Card Car Scam Example

In the used car business it’s often said. Theirs an ASS for every seat! Using gift card’s to buy used cars is a certain scam, you will lose your money! After nearly 14 Years this website has warned consumers of used car scams.. but.. 🙁 Good people looking for that extra special good deal fall victim to fraud every day! So apparently this dude swallowed the sucker bait and is asking if he can get his money back. Buying used cars with eBay gift cards is a scam! We’ve seen…

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