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How to safely buy a car on Ebay from private party who accepts to ship it (my cost) and pay him before actually receiving the car?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-08-2012

Just as I described, I want to buy a car on Ebay from a private seller who has a good reputation, but it needs to be shipped, what protection can I use to pay him and not get ripped off?

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leo*spride
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Posts: 7,266
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
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in reply to boulonman

Below is eBay's link regarding escrow services... proceed with caution:

 

http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/escrow.html

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tbri5456
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Posts: 1,183
Registered: ‎08-26-2011
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in reply to boulonman

Just curious ?

 

it is not dealerships in you area , or ads in the local paper about cars for sale

  Something for  you to see what are you getting before given you money away     -or-maybe  e-bay cars in your area  that you can check

 

who accepts to ship it (my cost) 

 

of course it will ship,more money in his packet....................

 



cute.shoes
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Posts: 11,140
Registered: ‎02-13-2006
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in reply to boulonman

"safely buy a car" -- and -- "seller to ship it"

 

NOT EVER going to happen!

 

I would NOT even consider using ebay's approved escrow company.  DO YOU REALLY want the expense (out of your pocket) to ship the car BACK if what you receive is a pile of junk?

 

THINK

Do not buy a car that you can personally (with your mechanic) inspect before handing over any money.

leesballcaps
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Posts: 5,941
Registered: ‎01-15-2011
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in reply to boulonman

Why would you even consider... Oh, never mind. Good luck.

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