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1997 Chrysler eBay Seller Took The Money And Ran

Ouch.. Here’s another eBay buyers tale of woe about a used car deal gone bad.

Once again, Do NOT send payment for a vehicle until you have inspected it and it’s supporting title registration etc. If you are out of state spend the $$ and have the vehicle inspected. If you don’t do your homework first you could wind up stuck like chuck!

From this eBay Motors forum post:

Am I getting Scammed?
Apr 1, 2013 05:34 PM

Here is the auction number: 151014250542 I bought the Chrysler and the seller said he would be able to deliver it to a location near me seeing that I was in the same state. I paid for it with PayPal with an initial deposit of $500.00 and then another PayPal payment for the remainder. Made arrangements fo meet him last Saturday and he e-mailed saying that he had got called to work (truck driver), he couldn’t make it Saturday and e-mailed that he had got stuck in St. Louis. Got an e-mail today and he said that his girlfriend had been driving the car and it had been rear ended and totaled. He asked for my e-mail so that he could refund the money, which I sent him. This was a couple of hours ago and I have heard nothing yet. The ad seemed legit but I am getting worried. Will I be covered by PayPal if it urns out to be a scam? Should I just be patient? Is there a way to get his address from Ebay?

rtm68hp1997 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Deal Gone Bad | Seller Jesse19752010 Item Number 151014250542

rtm68hp1997 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Deal Gone Bad | Seller Jesse19752010 Item Number 151014250542

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. He shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!

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