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…

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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 he advertised as fly-in drive-home. Buyers would fly to his local airport and Doc would pick them up. Drive to the car lot and do the paperwork, then issue a temporary tag. This process took…

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eBay Members YourGmDealer & 661HenryGlen Missing

Back in 2009 when GM emerged from bankruptcy they struck up a deal with eBay Inc to sell new GM cars on eBay Motors and YourGmDealer eBay Motors Sellers Account was born. During this period GM worked the leads and pretty much ignored the listings running on eBay Motors with disastrous results. Bait and Switch, And car already sold were most of the negs GM received. Enter eBay member 661HenryGlen who bought three new GM Cars from YourGmDealer and left positive feedback moments later. It was alleged at the time…

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Another Victim Snared In An Internet Car Scam

Don't Fall Victim To Internet Car Scams

KJRH TV 2 Tulsa Oklahoma broke this story recently where a 20 year old girl fell for one of the oldest Internet car scams on the books This was the old eBay Motors vehicle protection scam that’s been around seemingly forever. A late model Nissan Altima for $1800 should have been a warning right there. But it’s often the lure of getting a really good deal that slays scam victims every time. Just becoming an adult, 20-year-old Lyndesy Parks decided to buy her first car. She went online and found…

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JavaScript XSS Cross Site Scripting Redirect Caught On Screen Video

eBay XSS Redirect Scam Video 01/20/2014

Watch as this scam listing and 2 others uses an uncorrected XSS Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability and whisks me off to a hacked website. Phishing Fraud and Identity Theft can then occur! Fraudsters hack a website and create a directory just above it’s public root. They then upload their scripts and images etc. Then plant their sucker bait and wait for a victim to swallow the hook. I know we have been reporting this kind of phishing fraud for more years than i can count. In our archives there are several other…

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Fraudsters Taking Advantage Of NEW eBay Layout

New eBay Motors Vehicle Page Layout

Look at these NEW and Improved eBay Motors Vehicle Listing Pages. eBay Features a New item page layout with a NEW Photo Magnification Feature that is really cool. But the vehicle search that is also NEW no longer allows searching by a car’s year only. To search this new eBay Motors layout you must select a Make and Model First before selecting a year. This new layout and search is apparently in BETA and rolled out sporadically to test it. If you don’t see the new search page this link…

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GM & eBay End Online Vehicle Sales Relationship

ebay gm end marketing experiment

Looks like the GM & eBay Deal was a big flop. It’s obvious the deal was never intended to complete transactions on eBay Motors like they should have been done. But don’t let any other eBay seller try this, they would be suspended for fee avoidance! In THIS ARTICLE by CNBC, Phil Lebeau wrote: When GM CEO Fritz Henderson announced the trial program between the auto maker and eBay this summer, it was heralded as a bold and innovative move by an automaker coming out bankruptcy and promising not to…

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YOURGMDEALER Just Received Their 4th Neg

YourGMDealer 4th Negative Feedback

eBay Motors Seller YourGMDealer just got their 4th Negative Feedback! They accepted my offer and then sold the car and will not honor the deal! To date YOURGMDEALER has not left any of their buyers feedback either.  So this eBay GM Deal is looking more like a deal made with the devil to do business outside of eBay! In other words GM appears to be using the eBay Motors Platform to harvest leads for their dealerships salesperson’s. If you make an offer on a vehicle the person or persons in…

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eBay Seller YOURGMDEALER Racking Up The Negs

yourgmdealer

Looks like eBay’s newest titanium powerseller GM “YourGmDealer” is shill buying on their account and has received 2 Negative Feedback strikes already! You see back in the beginning eBay was all about trust and community. Small independent car dealers like me worked hard to contribute to the principals Pierre Omidyar founded eBay under. It was strictly tabu to sell a vehicle off of eBay motors. A seller could be suspended for taking a transaction off eBay. But things changed and GM was told just to work the bidders (offers) as leads. This…

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