Purchase through Ebay Motors

Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by Steve73GS, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Has anyone ever purchased something through Ebay Motors? I have potentially a deal that on appearance, seems almost too good and am wondering if it's safe? The instructions are to purchase Ebay gift cards for the purchase value which supposedly will be held as "escrow" until the item purchased is delivered and I am satisfied with it's condition. It's a large item, seems "strange" to me. Thoughts or comments?

    Steve
     
  2. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I have been been using Ebay for 19 years and this seems strange to me... i wouldn't do that... probably a scam.
     
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  3. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Ummm...no...scam!
     
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  4. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

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  5. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Run Forrest, RUN!
     
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  6. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    No don't do it
    Mind sharing the item
     
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  7. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Any time someone wants you to buy gift cards, it’s a scam. Always.
    Patrick
     
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  8. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    SCAM FOR SURE
     
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  9. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Yep, thought so. Item is a trailer. Thanks guys for all the responses!

    Steve
     
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  10. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Trailers seem to be the biggest scam on E-Bay and Craigslist . Cargo and RV trailers . Craigslist especially when they have an E-Mail across the picture
     
  11. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Post the link and we will all be interested
     
  12. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Maybe trailers are the bait because of the demographics of the customer seeking them-likely to be older, likely rural and maybe more trusting, plus ready and able to drop several grand without financing.
    Patrick

    Also a lot fewer questions for the scammer to answer about one.
     
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  13. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    It was on Craigslist. I see the ad isn't there anymore but here was the link (below). I was suspicious from the start because it was listed so cheap...figured that was the bait and if anything, the deal would change afterwards if it wasn't an outright scam. The location was supposed to be local to me so I thought, safe enough if I go see it but, they never answered the question as to exactly where it was. Also figured that the Buick boys would be hip to these type scams and advise accordingly...was right about that.

    https://longisland.craigslist.org/tro/7039539019.html
     
  14. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    If it sounds too good to be true .... it is.
    I accidentally clicked on "is this still available ?" while checking out a Facebook Marketplace ad for a drag along trailer that was easily worth 4-5 grand. They were asking $1000. Never had a response so fast......
    Scumbag scammers.....JIM
     
  15. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    Get on Ebays chat line and ask them. There's also a phone number you can call.
     
  16. Mike Sobotka

    Mike Sobotka Founders Club Member

    I ran into that on Craigslist several weeks back it's a scam
     
  17. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    If this deal falls through I will buy it. Im a Serbian prince and my father can't know about the sale, so send me $5000. via wire transfer and I will give you $6000 cash for your trouble,someone from NY will make arrangements for pick up and will have the cash with him, needs to be done right away as I'm going to south africa for vacation. Prince Icanscrewyou.
     
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  18. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    That sounds fair... But the Princes offer sound even better.
     
  19. Steve73GS

    Steve73GS 73 GEE YES

    Gary/Prince,
    Deal went through smooth as silk so now I have 5 of them. Do you want them all?
     
  20. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    sure,send $5000 per car and someday a friend will give you $6000 per car.
     

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