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

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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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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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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