on 09-23-2013 02:34 PM - last edited on 10-08-2013 12:10 AM by beryl.lium
I have a lady supposedly selling a car with no listing on ebay but she is trying to tell me its in storage at warehouse 29 in Montgomery AL.
on 09-23-2013 03:39 PM
You think it's a con? It is absolutely a con!
Cars in "ebay warehouses" are among the more popular of scammer's lies.
Scammers will tell you anything to convince you that the transaction is "safe". And they will come up with numerous excuses of why you cannot view the item, when the truth is they do not possess the item that you think you will get.
The con men will convince you to pay by a method that is not reversible, such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Once they have the money they are never heard from again.
Then the victim waits and waits, becoming frustrated that the car, boat, trailer, whatever is not delivered.
Be smart and do not deal with scammers.
on 09-23-2013 02:56 PM
You've been on eBay 11 years and you don't know that it is nothing more than a venue for advertising your items to sell? They don't take part in ANY sales. No warehouses or car lots or show rooms...nada. Does this seller have the letters SCAM in her ID? She should.
on 09-23-2013 03:51 PM
We knew as soon as you said "no listing on eBay" this was a scam.
The further instructions will likely involve you wiring funds (which will not be recoverable).
on 10-04-2013 04:30 AM
Yes, it's a common scam called the "Kubota Tractor Scam".
Report the person to whichever site you got the ad from
on 10-05-2013 10:08 PM
It is most definitely a scam, do not fall for it!
If anything, I'd report that to eBay themselves, but do NOT give this person any money.
SBM-ventures is completely right, eBay does NOT have Warehouses, Agents or anything like that! eBay is a site made up on individual sellers.
eBay makes it's money off of seller fees they charge their individual sellers, not by selling things themselves!
on 10-07-2013 11:47 PM
Use your head- do you know what it costs to ship an automobile in a CONTAINER? Way more than just driving it up on an auto carrier to be hauled across country, which is also very expensive. So if YOU were selling a vehicle would you pay the shipping to get it to a buyer that has the option to change their mind and return it at your expense? No, you would not. NOBODY does that. Try it before you buy it-YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!
It's a CLASSIC scam. Did you find this car on Craigslist? Didn't you read the warnings before you can view the cars and trucks for sale there?
How to recognize a vehicle scam attempt on CL:
If you see these tell-tale signs, flag ad as "prohibited" and avoid
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