Doc's eBay Motors Sucks Blog

Experian AutoCheck Scaring Car Buyers Off eBay

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous RED Volvo S60R AWD that was just traded on a new car. The trading dealer sold the car at auction, and the dealer that bought it has it up for auction on eBay Motors, Item number:140358772638.

However the first thing a potential buyer sees when viewing the item page is the AutoCheck blurb up top saying it’s either a Repo, Theft, or Other Event Reported!

eBay Motors / Experian Auto Check Vehicle History Report Partial VIN YV1RH527262531876

eBay Motors / Experian Auto Check Vehicle History Report Partial VIN YV1RH527262531876

Putting this verbiage  right up top before the sellers description is not a smart move by the eBay Motors team who obviously dreamed this up.  A potential buyer who sees this stands a very good chance of clicking back out of that listing.

On top of that – if a potential buyer took the time to read the actual Auto Check report itself they would see that it was NOT a Repossession or a Theft as they claimed above. The only thing showing was a duplicate title being applied for.

eBay Motors / Experian Auto Check Vehicle History Report On VIN YV1RH527262531876

eBay Motors / Experian Auto Check Vehicle History Report On VIN YV1RH527262531876

This seller is also a CarFax Dealer and offered a FREE CarFax Report in his listing. Look at the difference in the two reports.

CarFax History Report On 2006 Volvo S60R AWD VIN: YV1RH527262531876

CarFax History Report On 2006 Volvo S60R AWD VIN: YV1RH527262531876

Note CarFax does not show a duplicate title record, but they do show one service record that that AutoCheck does not show.

It is a fact that CarFax has access to service history from many franchised dealerships, oil change specialty shops, etc. CarFax is the leading authority on Vehicle History Reports. It’s what they do and specialize in. Wouldn’t you rather have a CarFax Report?

CarFax has been running a special on unlimited reports for licensed dealers. If you are a licensed dealer, I suggest you check into becoming a CarFax Dealer at www.carfaxonline.com. Having a CarFax account will help you sell more cars!