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Don’t Be A Gift Card Scam Victim This Holiday Season

Gift Card Nissan Maxima Scam

Scammers are hustling the naive this Christmas using unreasonably low priced used cars as sucker bait. As Doc has reported many times, another person lost their money trying to buy a used car with eBay gift cards. This lady swallowed the hook on a 2010 Nissan Maxima on LetGo app. Her money is long gone!…
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Whatever Happened To Cappnonymous eBay Critic Blogger

Cappnonymous LOL Graphic

Cappnonymous was probably the best eBay critic blogger since 2006, but hasn’t been heard from since around 2014. He had a way of impaling John Donahoe and others with very damaging blog posts and videos. His YouTube channel was chock full with damaging eBay dirty laundry, but now is gone! πŸ˜₯ This post is dedicated…
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1962 VW Bus Owned By Mike of American Pickers 2nd Auction Ended

1962 Volkswagen Vanagon

Mike Wolfe is auctioning his 1962 Volkswagen Dual Side Door Microbus on eBay Motors. Bidding is up to $30K as of this post with 2d 22hrs to go. Seems like a lot of money to me, but others on the site are in similar price range. It needs restoration but the basics are in good…
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Craigslist Van Seller Cleans Victim Out Using eBay Gift Cards

Craigslist Gift Card Scam

It’s happened again, clever scammer cons car buyer into buying eBay gift cards. The car buyer fell for a too good to be true price, and lost his money. Craigslist has become the favorite venue to troll for suckers, and their pros at doing it! πŸ˜₯ There is no such thing as a free lunch….
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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…
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Vehicle History Report Scam Targeting Consumers Selling Used Cars

Vehicle History Report Scam

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning this month about vehicle history report scams tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. It’s a form of Phishing in an attempt to steal your personal information / identity. πŸ˜₯ Beware con artists are everywhere! You get a call or text from someone who claims to be…
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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. πŸ˜† Consumers should be alert when vehicle…
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Amazon Loses $229K Con Artist Dumps Merchandise eBay & Craigslist

Amazon Drop Shipping Fraud

Joseph Sides, 24, of Boca Raton, Florida, was arraigned yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee alleging he defrauded Amazon of $229,000. Sides then dumped his Ill gotten gains on eBay, Craigslist, and Gameflip. The indictment alleges that, between March 2016 and June 2018, Sides created approximately 501 AZ accounts using false names, multiple…
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eBay Accuses Amazon Of Poaching Sellers Using Company Mail System

eBay Accuses Amazon Of Poaching Sellers

eBay has reportedly sent Amazon a cease-and-desist letter, demanding Amazon stop Poaching eBay sellers. It’s kind of ironic don’t y’all think? Maybe if eBay would stop bad buyers stealing from their sellers. Fix non-functionality, and other issues. Maybe their sellers wouldn’t be abandoning eBay in droves! πŸ™„ From seeking alpha: A cease-and-desist letter has been…
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eBay Managed Payments Opt-In Disables Accepting PayPal For Sellers

eBay Managed Payments Mucks Up PayPal

Here we go again.. Seems eBay decided they would handle the marketplace managed payments in house. Sellers opted in then discovered accepting PayPal was no longer possible. This reminds me of that Adyen payments debacle last month which prevented sellers from accepting PayPal. Maybe eBay Q3 earnings report will further flood the sinking ship. Execs…
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eBay Ended: Bluegrass Vinyl Record HATEFUL & DISCRIMINATORY

Rebel Records Banned eBay

I’ve heard it all now. Seller who offers old vinyl records on eBay just had a listing ended for being Hateful & Discriminatory. Cut by Rebel Records. πŸ™ Further reading revealed eBay has gone political (Liberal Leftist Obviously.) They banned the confederate battle flag displayed on any item on the venue. Not allowed: Confederate battle…
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Opting Into eBay Adyen Payments Beta Denies PayPal

eBay PayPal Divorce Effects Sellers Adyen Beta

eBay sellers opting into Adyen Payments beta can not opt-out of the test. Sellers also are unable to accept PayPal during Adyen beta. Looks like the divorce could get ugly! eCommercebytes reporting adds some credibility to this rumor. ‘There’s some good news and bad news for sellers, but so far eBay is not releasing details…
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eBay No FVF Credit On SNAD Mediation Plus 4% Penalty

Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay file snad cases

As the once mighty ship eBay Inc takes on water – company execs are tossing sellers overboard to save themselves. Savvy buyers looking for free merchandise flock to eBay. Inept policies they enacted have become a monster gobbling up sellers final value fee credits on SNAD mediation. September a 4% penalty will be added. πŸ™…
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Seller Loses $6500 Embroidery Machine To Buyer Fraud

Seller loses $6500 embroidery machine buyer fraud eBay

This seller states he sold a $6500 embroidery machine on eBay and shipped to buyer. As it often happens buyer filed an Item Not as Described (SNAD) claim. Seller issued a return shipping label but when embroidery machine was returned an old machine was in the box. It’s yet another example of eBay buyer fraud!…
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eBay Q2 Guidance Disappoints Wall Street

eBay Q2 Guidance Disappoints Wall Street

eBay once again disappointed wall street after Q2 earnings fizzled. Imagine how bad #EBAY earnings would be if they were not profiting from buyer fraud? πŸ™„ I remember back in the beginning when trust and strong community values made eBay a vibrant successful community. I remember selling quality rust free southern used cars to other…
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