Community Values and Trust made selling vehicles work so well on eBay back in the beginning, but has since then faded into distrust.
We start today’s article and video with a thread on eBay Motors Forum where a buyer sent $25,500 to a seller for this 1981 Phillips Berlina Coupe (171004703535).
The buyer claims the seller lied through his teeth, and the car needs $5-6k in repairs just to be able to drive and get it registered.
Folks, there is little if any Trust or for that matters Community within eBay today.
Just like one of the below forum participants said, eBay is no different than any other classified website. You can not trust your online trading partners these days!
If your buying a vehicle better get it inspected before sending payment. One firm that has been doing vehicle inspections for many years is carchex.com and eBay also provides an inspection company, though they are much more pricey than others.
Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. Doc shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!