This website features
early used car scams
and dishonest seller observations. Later material is located
Doc's Quality Cars Blog. Doc's original
phpbb forum has many
interesting eBay related topics from the old days when the net was young.
doc's video server has an
assortment of vehicle specific fraud awareness videos and other website info. In all a 16 year
archive of eBay observations!
Back in the beginning when eBay was
all about Community and not totally Corporate as it has became in the
past few years, the greatest majority of sellers were honest and adhered
to the theme the site stood for. It was rare to get ripped by a
bad seller and eBay booted the bad element out right away.
Nowadays it's all about collecting
And hiding behind the disclaimer "we
are only a venue"
eBay is NOT Liable for any
transaction on their site.
I have been seeing an increasing
number of posts
on eBay's Motors Discussion Board where sellers are being accused of
misrepresenting vehicles. That extra nice Ma & Pa New Car Trade was
nothing more than a Puffed Up Old Clunker set up for photographing.
It is important to thoroughly check
out a seller and the vehicle before purchasing on eBay Motors!
to quickly scan for Negative & Neutral Feedback, Including those
Negative Comment's that were
Removed for a fee!
Here is a GOOD EXAMPLE!
eBay does not verify whether a seller
is licensed or not, much less verify their financial ability to properly
do business on the site. Sellers are going out of trust and are selling
car's but not paying off the auctions or floor plan. Before
forking over any doe get a faxed copy of both sides of the title, AND a
copy of their Dealers License that should match any reassignments on
It is also very advisable to have an
inspection company check the vehicle out. Or even better yet, try to buy
local or within driving distance, and DO NOT hand over any $$$
until you have verified the seller "Has Title" to the vehicle, and had
it checked out by a qualified service facility.
Also carefully read the
eBay Buyer Protection Program. Also most
important is the
Eligibility And What Is NOT COVERED! There are a lot of common
situations that are not covered!
Have a look around this site and
familiarize yourself with the various scams plaguing good honest eBay
members! It is a good education before going vehicle shopping on eBay
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Dangerous eBay Security Issues!!
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