To be safe verify checks with the issuing bank instead of waiting for the check to clear with your bank. One of the following needs to be true.
Remember that if an offer looks too good to be true it probably is.
How to buy a car on ebay without getting scammed. The only way to buy a vehicle on ebay is by logging into your ebay account with a user id email address and password. You have two options for buying a car on ebay. Instead only do business with someone through paypal or ebay so that you have a written record of everything.
If so let s talk about buying. Use search engines to check a buyer s phone number and email when in doubt. Beware of car scam i was looking for a car on craigslist.
If you don t see information relating to an ebay motors purchase in either of these places then you ve encountered a fraudster. Buying products through ebay is usually straightforward but some scammers work to defraud innocent people who are just trying to get a good deal. You were the winning bidder on the auction.
Make sure they have sold items of a similarly high value before and haven t just sold a string of 10 items to get their feedback rating artificially high. The transaction will be made thru ebay because they can prot. Don t be fooled by fake email receipts.
First whenever you buy anything expensive be sure to check your seller s reputation thoroughly. How to counteract it. If someone requests money orders or checks for payment protect yourself by refusing to buy the item.
By now you should have a certain vehicle in mind. You can place a bid or buy it now. If possible complete the transaction at the buyer s bank to be sure the funds are available.
To avoid getting scammed on ebay check out a user s reviews and avoid doing business with someone if their reviews are negative. There are lots of ways to beat the scams. Be wary when dealing with buyers who avoid seeing the car in person.
But first know what the car is worth. The goal is to get the best price possible. This was the 2nd response.
Log into your ebay account go to my ebay and look at your buying activity or messages. Many of the same techniques that work against phishing scams can be used here. After that sob story about their son who died i told them i wanted to purchase the car in person.
Here is the thread. Here are three of the most common ebay scams for ebay buyers. Verify checks before you transfer the title.
The tool allows you to plug in certain information about the car to calculate its value. Hi again the car is stored with all the paperwork in ebay warehouse number 16 in erie pennsylvania headquarters in container sealed and ready for delivery. In order to avoid these common scams use these tips.
Getting scammed as an ebay buyer. Hi again the vehicle is located at ebay motors storage in lawrence ks in the container sealed and ready for shipping like i told i travel a lot and i prepared the sale thru ebay buyer protection all you will have to pay for the vehicle is only my price 2000 no other. Thoroughly describe the car when creating your advert.
To see what others are paying for similar vehicles you can use a tool like the kelley blue book. These are our top tips to staying safe when selling online.