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Registered: ‎05-08-2012
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?

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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Community Member
Posts: 1,183
Registered: ‎08-26-2011
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....................


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Registered: ‎04-02-2008
in reply to boulonman

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



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Registered: ‎02-13-2006
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?



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

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Registered: ‎01-15-2011
in reply to boulonman

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

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