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Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?

 
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Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« on: May 23, 2007, 03:21:44 PM »

Good/bad/other?
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 04:22:55 PM »

Good.  I may have just gotten lucky though.  The circumstances were all a bit coincidental.  Heroish, if you will.

I called.  Said I want to buy your car.  I'm from MN. (He's in FL)  He said so am I.  I said, funny, I'm from FL.

Why are you selling?  To get money for a down payment on my house.  That's why I sold my last one.

What did you have?  '67 convertible.  Me too.

He's a cop.  I break the law on a regular basis.  Well, I guess the last one doesn't fit as well.

All in all, went smooth.  (save not telling Karen.)

Good luck. 
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 05:03:10 PM »

A couple of  friends of mine tried to sell a car on eBay, and said it was pretty awful from the seller's side.  Some folks would try to game the seller's rating system to scare off other buyers.  They also got some weird offers - someone wanted to trade food for the car.  Other folks wanted to make a deal outside of eBay - deals that sounded way too scam-like.

So, I'd expect that small-time sellers would be pretty happy if they got a serious cash offer from a serious person, though they might be jaded/suspicious of a scam at first.
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 06:31:45 PM »

I know a few guys who've bought motorcycles through eBay.  None have gotten burned.  One guy even wrote an exceptionally long travelogue, as he flew from the East Coast to New Mexico to pick up the bike and then rode it back cross-country.
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 10:43:06 PM »

Bought one, was good.

From an actual dealer though, 100% positive loadsa feedback yada yada.

Buying from an independent you spin the wheel.
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007, 09:34:54 PM »

They also got some weird offers - someone wanted to trade food for the car.

Food? Huh? lol
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Re: Anyone ever bought a car on Ebay?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 06:45:54 AM »

They also got some weird offers - someone wanted to trade food for the car.

Food? Huh? lol

Maybe they thought the car was a piece of crap.  With more food, the guy could make another.
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