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Don’t Sell Your Car On eBay Motors Buyers Extort Money Back!

This car was bought from a Florida seller about a year ago and shipped to Canton OH.

ebay feedback extortionThe buyer is a collector car enthusiast – and as it usually is when you are in the car business – it’s common to sell your driver and buy another.

This car was in fantastic condition and 100% rust free coming from Florida. My friend (a cancer survivor) drove the car for a year and in that time put 4500 miles on it. He told me a while back he sold it on eBay Motors and when i looked it up i couldn’t believe he gave it away for only $4350!

Talk about a steal of a deal – and the chances of finding one in that nice of shape with only 78,000 clicks (miles) and a 5 speed to boot would be nearly impossible – especially up in the rust belt. Toss out the cats and add an h-pipe with a set of flow-masters and what a sweet little street sleeper!

Soon after the sale the buyer nit picked the car to death and wanted $450 back or he would leave the seller Negative Feedback! Well sure enough when the seller didn’t cough up the extortion money the buyer gave him a neg. The seller received an email from eBay offering to remove the negative feedback if the seller paid up.

I say that’s absolute eBay BS! eBay knows nothing about cars and continues to kiss buyers behinds. eBay Motors needs a whole new policy for the vehicles. You can’t take eBay core policy and apply it to an old 18 year old car. Old cars are just that – old. I can assure you if i look hard enough i can find some kind of fault in a car like that. But for it’s age and mileage that car was in as nice of condition as they get!

Below is an interview with this cars seller – including a voice mail message left by eBay support. eBay said it the seller gave the buyer $$ back they would remove the negative feedback. Who wants to sell a car on eBay and get extorted – all with eBay’s help. eBay needs to stay out of vehicle transactions since they know nothing about cars. The support rep sounded like she was calling from India.

06/21/2014: This one here is a real doozie – but that’s just what eBay has created by being pro buyer. 🙄

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7 Comments

  1. Kevin

    I will never sell a vehicle on ebay again. Buyer trying to extort money or negative feedback. Threaten and swearing at me in text.

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  2. Doc
    1. Bob Weber

      I was the seller…can only presume that since ebay monitors this site, that the bad publicity was not worth it, so they removed it…and they totally removed all the ebay messages of the buyer and myself….”they sanitized me”…IMO.

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      1. Doc

        Yea it looks that way for sure NARU! That’s the eBay way of keeping the community safe from sellers who expose the buyer fraud on eBay! 🙄

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  3. jofa3d

    I’ve put my car for sale on ebay, and it will probably be the last time I do it there if the buyer doesn’t pay the reserve fee. It just makes no financial sense to sell there, the exhorbitant fees ($120+ for succesful vehicle sales, and on top of that the ad fee) the restrictions they put on your ad after you get bids (can’t increase the reserve price, to name a few) on paying ads it just reminds me of a tyranical goverment for some reason.

    Does cars.com, autotrader, and other places charge you so much like ebay does? Unless you pay for upgrades to your ad or similar stuff, these places are much cheaper than ebay is.

    You are right, ebay should stay out of this business unless they learn how car selling works in the real world.

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    1. Doc

      Cars.com was offering a free basic listing a while back – don’t know if they still are. Craigslist is free and good for local sales. Autotrader.com is without a doubt the leader in vehicle sales classified sites. eBay might be good for something unique or hard to find, but for every day run of the mill vehicles, the risk of deadbeats and sport bidders out-ways the cost in my personal opinion.

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  4. ebayblows101

    OH MY, sounds like this is enough evidence for the FBI to go ahead and start an investigation at eBay Motors for fraud. They were a party to extortion.

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