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…

Why Used Motor Vehicles Should Be Sold AS-IS

1991 TOYOTA MR2 Why Sell AS-IS

It’s best to sell your used car truck van motorcycle boat etc AS-IS With NO Warranty expressed or implied. Buyers no doubt will find faults on used automobiles. This opens the door to sale price renegotiation or threats of legal action. No matter how good of condition you think your used car is in. A buyer might find something to quibble about and want their money back. This private party offered a 1 owner 1991 Toyota MR2 for sale. Seller stated in his advertisement for the car it was in…

Don’t Buy A Car Without An Inspection First

another eBay motors northern rust bucket

Here’s a Rusty Lexus SUV that was purchased online without a vehicle inspection. The word TRUST is a five letter word with no meaning. It’s imperative to inspect the vehicle first before purchasing on a long distance deal. Otherwise you might not be happy with the car you receive. Also a word to the wise about buying a car from the northeast area, or anywhere where they use rock salt and sodium chloride on the roads. We like to jokingly call these the rust bucket states. That rock salt just…

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…

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…

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…

Doc’s Used Car Buying And Selling Internet Guide

doc's quality cars blog posts

There are indeed some great used car deals on the web. Unfortunately that good deal is usually several states away. If the cars price seems unrealistically low chances are there is a good reason for it. This car buying internet guide is the most informative in depth article ever published about motor vehicle buying and selling. Published by a retired used car dealer, Doc will guide you through the online car buying process for a smooth rewarding experience! Be sure to read this guide before buying or selling automobiles online!…

Alleged Ripped Off Buyer Says Don’t Buy On eBay Motors

2011 GMC Acadia eBay Motors

This 2011 GMC Acadia buyer says he got a raw deal on eBay Motors. Buyer claims the seller fearing negative feedback marked the Acadia auction as unpaid, a loophole that hid the negative review he left his seller. 😥 Stories like this one are sad to hear. But buyers of motor vehicles should do their homework (inspection title research etc) before bidding or purchasing. Read Doc’s Car Buying Guide first before buying a motor vehicle online! 😉 This website is dedicated to educating motor vehicle buying consumers how to prevent…

eBay TRUST & Community Values Are Long Gone

phillips berlina coupe eaby

Community Values and Trust made selling vehicles work so well on eBay back in the beginning, but has since then faded into distrust. We start today’s article and video with a thread on eBay Motors Forum where a buyer sent $25,500 to a seller for this 1981 Phillips Berlina Coupe (171004703535). The buyer claims the seller lied through his teeth, and the car needs $5-6k in repairs just to be able to drive and get it registered. Folks, there is little if any Trust or for that matters Community within…

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG Scam

SCAM >> The asking price for the car is $29000 and I will close the auction to the one who will give me this amount.

This 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG belongs to a dealer in Tennessee, but someone has stolen the dealers photos and vehicle id number (VIN) and listed it on eBay for a dirt cheap price! Beware of dirt cheap late model vehicles for sale on the internet. These scammers are super slick, and are specialists in stealing easy marks money! If you can’t physically inspect a vehicle before purchasing it – hire a professional vehicle inspection service to inspect it for you. Also be sure to read Doc’s article “Used Car Buying…

Beware Of Salt Water Damaged Autos For Sale

Beware Of Salt Water Damaged Flood Cars For Sale!

With the salt water flooding in NYC and NJ, among other areas. Beware of real low prices on cars for sale. You can just bet that a number of the waterlogged older cars, that were not covered with comprehensive insurance, will wind up for sale on the net! It’s a buyers responsibility to have a vehicle checked out by a qualified mechanic before purchasing. If you can’t inspect a vehicle yourself, or don’t want to hire an inspection company to check it out for you, you might not be happy…

Buying A Car Online? Inspect First Before Purchasing

I Will Inspect Before I Bid When Buying Online!

Yet another buyer unhappy when buying a car at a wholesale price. Seems to me this Cadillac Seville STS was a bargain for $3750.00! But it’s buyer apparently does not think so. Personally speaking from past experience learned the hard way I must say. It’s best to be sure a car has a good battery when it’s being delivered. That and be sure it’s tires all hold air, and it has at least 1/8th tank of fuel. There is nothing worse than a trucker’s attitude when a car won’t start…

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…

eBay Motors App for Android and iPhone Test Drive

eBay motors app

eBay Motors App has just launched for buying and selling motor-vehicles. The NEW motors app is a available for Android and iPhone phones and tablets. After downloading the ios version I’m impressed. Great photos and search functionality. 😉 But why did it take eBay decades to release an app that worked for selling automobiles? Doc has blogged several articles about the lack of vehicle functions in the previous versions of the motors app. This post is excellent for it’s 😆 factor. A buddy tried listing his Harley Davidson on the…

How To Leave Deserved Negative eBay Feedback Without Removal

deserved negative ebay feedback

How To Leave Deserved Negative eBay Feedback. A lot has changed with eBay in the 20+ years since Doc started selling used cars on the platform. Feedback was the cornerstone back then, but since then is alleged to be manipulated. This blog post is about buying automobiles on eBay motors. It’s also about how to leave justified negative feedback if the seller lies or the buyer feels defrauded. Do it right so negs will not be removed! In February 1996, when eBay was just 6 months old, the Community had…