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eBay Motors motor vehicle specific sales observations, including auto parts and accessories. Topics include motor vehicle specific consumer fraud awareness advice. Buyer and seller disputes and related topics of interest.

eBay Removes Vehicle Mileage From Search Queries

Example CarGurus Vehicle Listing Mileage Included

After taking a drive over to eBay Motors community forum, this topic caught my eye. Mileage of Vehicle not Displayed in Search Results Any More. Doc read the topic and decided to do a comparison between eBay and CarGurus. Recently Ebay removed the mileage of a vehicle from the search results page so now you…
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PayPal Holds $1000 Wisconsin Car Dealers Money

1986 Dodge Conquest Technica Starion

Newly registered eBay used car dealer sells this rare 1986 Dodge Conquest Technica. (Dodge branded Mitsubishi Starion.) Seller collects $1,000 Deposit by PayPal, who immediately put a 21 day hold on sellers money. Seller is rightfully upset. PayPal is covering their own butt making sure the deal is good and the buyer isn’t using a…
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Car Scams Still Conning eBay Buyers In 2018

Fake PayPal Live Chat Defrauds Car Buyer

This eBay Motors buyer claims he is the victim of a recent car scam. Buyer says the Mercedes C220 was listed on the motors site where fraudsters used fake PayPal chat to defraud him. This is nothing new. ebaymotorssucks.com has been warning consumers to beware of fraud on big ticket items since 2004. We reported…
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Example Car Scam From Our Archives – 1929 Ford Model A

1929 Ford Model A Example Car Scam Auction

This 1929 Ford Model A Roadster is an example car scam auction from our classic archives. The listing was captured on 03/18/2007 back when scammers were literally picking eBay Motors buyers pockets clean. Fraudsters today are not as brazen as this example. It was common to plaster buy it now for only $9,500 everywhere on…
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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…
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Restoring Community Values & Trust Will Make eBay Great Again

eBay Community Founders Statement 1996

Back in 1999 Doc started building his reputation as an eBay seller. He offered quality Florida retiree used car trade-ins. eBay provided an exciting new way to sell used cars worldwide and was a huge hit. New markets were created where there were none. He shipped some cars he sold and other delivery’s were what…
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eBay Seller TopsAndWheels Defrauds Car Buyers

eBay Seller TopsAndWheels Defrauded Used Car Buyers

eBay Used Car Seller TopsAndWheels AKA Tropical Automotive, operated by Lisandra Gutierrez, listed as the business owner, and her husband, Anthony Zafarino, face multiple fraud and grand theft charges, including aggravated white collar crime. The couple is accused of raking in approximately $300,000 from lenders, a partnering car dealer and unsuspecting car buyers across the country…
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Amazon Craigslist eBay Protection Plan Fraud Alert

Brand Fraud Vehicle Scam Example

Consumer FRAUD Alert: Beware of popular online venue brand names being used fraudulently to steal your money and your identity. Popular brands like Amazon and eBay are a scammers favorite target! Brand Fraud is being committed by scammers offering unbelievably low prices on automobiles, electronics, jewelry, vacations. You name it – there is a scam…
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ChargeBack Vehicle Titled Property Costs Seller $8500

ChargeBack On Motor Vehicle Titled Property Costs Seller $8500

From TV8 LasVegasNOW: Boat Seller defrauded of $8500 after buyer filed a fraudulent ChargeBack on used Boat sold on eBay Motors. Most credit card companies will not chargeback on “Titled Property” but this one did. It cost this eBay seller her boat and money. Only accept Bank to Bank Wire Transfer for Motor Vehicle Sales!…
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Bad Car Dealers All eBay Cares About Is Seller’s Fees

eBay Inc Bad Seller

Whatever Happened To eBay Trust And Community Values? It’s our opinion all that matters to eBay Inc is their sellers fees! We have blogged about this eBay Motors car dealer seller twice before. The seller is alleged to be have been suspended (NARU in eBay speak) but comes back again and again and again. And…
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eBay VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

eBay VPP & AIA Stalling Car Buyers No Title Claim

Another Crappy Car Deal On eBay Motors. Buyer receives car but does not receive it’s title. Buyer files claim with eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection for a covered claim. It’s been nearly four months since buying the car. eBay and their insurer Auction Insurance Agency of Birmingham AL is stalling the claim. This is another crappy…
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Norway Buyer Claims 1978 Caddy Limo Misrepresented

Norway Buyer Claims 1978 Caddy Lime Misrepresented

Export Car Buyer From Norway claims this 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine bought from an eBay Seller was Misrepresented! After receiving the vehicle he is claiming it is a piece of junk. Buyer claims the cars mileage was misrepresented. Said it runs real rough at idle (burnt valves possibly.) Lousy quick paint job. Photos link. From…
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Altering Or Rolling Back An Exempt Odometer Is Illegal

exempt odometer tampering

Here’s an interesting topic on eBay Motors community forum about exempt vehicle odometer rollback. Same 1974 Honda CB550 as previously sold but with 29,950 less miles From the motors community forum: Motorcycle sold on ebay with 35,000 miles, on 1/24/15. Motorcycle currently listed for sale with 5,550 miles. Same motorcycle, same VIN#, same distinguishing marks….
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eBay Using Jquery To Hide Sellers Descriptions

eBay Hiding Sellers Description

Looks like eBay is testing another change to their marketplace To view an items description a buyer must click a button located where the description text or html is normally located. The description with any additional images or html code then pops up in a jquery fancybox. If you didn’t know it. eBay sellers descriptions…
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Suspended eBay Car Dealers Creating NEW Accounts

bad sellers registering new accounts

Another eBay fraudulent seller. From this complaint on scamguard.com. The articles comments are saying this suspended seller is allowed back after suspension to register another eBay account. Doc has suggested eBay enable ID Verify for new vehicle sellers. It would stop a lot of this bad seller fraud. But we guess all they care about…
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