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Does ebay have a warehouse number 29 in Montgomery AL?
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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.

 
I think its a con....... Any ideas?
Other Answers: 11
sbm-ventures
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Posts: 5,227
Registered: ‎08-16-2007
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SCAM

 

Ebay does not have warehouses, agents or anything else

 

They do not handle payments.

 

SCAM

jame234
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Registered: ‎01-13-2011
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This is a SCAM!

whiskertail
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Registered: ‎12-04-2008
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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.

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Registered: ‎06-07-2009
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in reply to hammersupporter

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.

centerhill73
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Registered: ‎01-23-2011
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in reply to hammersupporter

I heard this same woman has a really noce bridge for sale in Brooklyn also.

rosie0331
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Registered: ‎11-27-2006
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http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/protecting-against-scams.html

 

Nope!

 

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).

 

 


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surplusdealdude
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Posts: 871
Registered: ‎08-27-2006
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Yes, it's a common scam called the "Kubota Tractor Scam".

Report the person to whichever site you got the ad from

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Posts: 10,419
Registered: ‎08-24-2010
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If you can spell SCAM, SCRAM!

 

Ebay does not operate this way.....There's no Mr. Jones. Only a Mr. Lucky if you continue to communicate and a Mr. Happy if you send any money...

fab_finds4u
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Registered: ‎08-10-2005
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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:

  • Shipping a vehicle to you is suggested by seller - Offers to ship a vehicle are virtually 100% fraudulent
  • eBay Motors or another intermediary is specified by seller - eBay has no involvment in craigslist for sale ads, and any eBay or similar emails or web pages you receive are fake
  • Payment by Western Union or a money wire is requested - only a scammer will ask for this, and any funds sent will be lost
  • Price is unusually low - if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Do not buy vehicles sight-unseen, regardless of low price. The vehicle does not exist, and any money you send will be lost.
  • Stories about divorcees or departing servicemen needing to sell quickly at a low price are generally fraudulent

If you see these tell-tale signs, flag ad as "prohibited" and avoid

 

 

aeristilheartly
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Posts: 230
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
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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!

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Registered: ‎11-22-2010
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we almost fell for the same thing, I just googled the question.  TOTALLY Fake!