Vehicle Scam Topics Overwhelming eBay Motors Community Forum

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Apparently motor-vehicle scam topics are overwhelming eBay Motors community forum. There’s not much motor-head chatter or questions about cars and car parts etc that would normally be found in an automotive forum. Management must be trying to limit the car scam questions by pinning this post to the top. Gone are the days when this forum was great! 🙄 The eBay Motors community forum over a decade ago was the best anywhere online to get any kind of car related advice. Motors was a vibrant community where regulars like myself…

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Why Are Consumers Still Being Conned After All These Years?

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Taking a drive over to eBay’s Motors community forum today It’s mostly the same old whine about getting scammed. As it’s often said in the car business, theirs an ASS for every seat. Unfortunately with eCommerce today many fraud victims never get to sit in their new seat. eBay like Craigslist, Auto Trader, or any other websites is just a venue. Scammers have become clever over the years. It’s the buyers responsibility to verify a deals legitimacy! This kind of fraud has been going on for over 16 years that…

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eBay Probing Visitors Computers Using Port Scans

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According to Forbes, eBay is snooping around their website visitors computers running port scans. Folks go to eBay to shop for whatever but as they surf the venue the venue is surfing into their customers private lives. This port scan activity is done even if you’re not signed in. Originally picked up by Charlie Belmer, who works on privacy and security for the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo search engine, and published on his personal blog, the probing behavior was seen to occur with web browsers running on Windows, but not Linux. Bleeping…

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Used Car Scams Still Running Just Like In 2004

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A discussion about eBay Motors told of this guys Porsche 911 that a scammer had stolen his photos and description and listed it the motors venue. Guy goes on to say that the listing ran to it’s completion bringing 60k. As like back in 2004 when ebms was founded, eBay did absolutely nothing. Someone’s going to get phished out of their money! This is totally irresponsible by the motors team ignoring scams on their website. What’s even more irresponsible is nothing has changed about eBay and Fraud in over 15…

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What Happened To CarGiGi After Being Acquired By eBay?

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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…

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PayPal Sucks Still Up – Another Treasure Trove Of eBay Dirty Laundry

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For some unknown reason I popped paypalsucks.com into my web browser and wallah.. After all these years It’s still online. Wow wonder who screwed sellers the most, eBay or PayPal? Whois data shows it was registered in 2000 back when eBay was a hot subject. This brings me to the reason for this post. What to do with ebaymotorssucks.com? I honestly have no desire to keep up with eBay. That is unless theirs something that’s just begging to be blogged. And it’s a fact this site would have been shut…

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eBay Motors App for Android and iPhone Test Drive

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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…

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As eBay Marketplace Rots Execs Dump StubHub Raising Needed Cash

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As eBay Marketplace Rots execs this week dumped StubHub generating much needed cash. It’s absolutely mind blowing that corporate execs totally wrecked this once top brand name. Used merchandise was once eBay’s niche market that nobody could compete with. Execs threw it all away chasing Amazon’s tail. As long as I’ve been watching eBay’s marketplace rot away, it’s doubtful it can ever be revived. 😥 eBay said Monday it has reached a deal to sell event-ticketing business StubHub to ticket reseller Viagogo for $4.05 billion. The Geneva-based Viagogo said the…

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How To Leave Deserved Negative eBay Feedback Without Removal

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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…

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Auction Of Seized Luxury Cars By U.S. Marshals Nets $8.2 Million

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This U.S. Marshals auction of seized luxury cars netted $8.2 million-dollars. The large  collection of 148 classic, performance and luxury vehicles were seized during the investigation of a $1 billion Benicia solar energy scam that defrauded investors. A Marshals’ Service spokesperson said a 2018 Prevost Motor coach brought in the highest bid at more than $1 million with a 2015 Honda dirt bike garnering the lowest bid at $400. A 1978 Firebird Trans Am previously owned by Burt Reynolds and the replica of the car “Smokey and the Bandit” sold…

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Never Ending eBay Glitches Killing Market Share As Sellers Give Up

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Never Ending eBay Glitches are killing the once eCommerce giant market share as fed up sellers throw in the towel. It’s always something mucked up with listing or attempting to make a sale. This seller is complaining about a clothing size glitch requiring manual updating of thousands of eBay listings. It’s just glitch after eBay glitch to deal with! From the above videos comments: I am a former programmer for eBay inc. What people do not understand is that they employ many programmers to edit their code on a daily…

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eBay Shakeup As CEO Resigns Company Considers Asset Sale

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An eBay shakeup has execs considering selling off it’s assets, and it’s CEO suddenly steps down. Doc has to wonder if years of distrust has finally done the once wunderkind of eCommerce in. Whatever happened to the good old fun profitable days! 😥 From CNBC: eBay announced Wednesday that Devin Wenig is stepping down as president and CEO and the company is moving forward with the potential sale of assets. Devin has been a tireless advocate for driving improvement in the business, particularly in leading the Company forward after the…

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Research The “What If’s” Before Losing Money Or Merchandise Online

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Have you lost money or merchandise online? Sadly you’re pretty much on your own. Most local police send failed internet transactions to the FBI’s IC3 website to file a complaint. Chances are you’ve went this route and never were followed up by the feds! 😥 The internet today is like the old wild-wild-west of yesteryear. A time where their was very few laws, and even less law enforcement. Just walking into a saloon and looking at an outlaw often put a bullet into a persons head. Sadly this is the…

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Yet Another eBay Cellphone Seller Scammed By Bad Buyer

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We’ve seen it before, eBay seller lists an expensive item, buyer claims it’s broken and PayPal issues a refund, seller receives some worthless junk item. This is corporate greed profiting from bad buyers. Keeping the sellers FVF and tacking on another 4% penalty! From the shipping and returns forum: I feel totally betrayed! I listed and sold an iPhone XS Max and the buyer said he received an 6+ and not the phone I had advertised so he requested a return. I replied that he was mistaken and that there…

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