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2008/05/17 18:24:22 (permalink)
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buying car on ebay

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i've won a car on ebay and im after your advice please. do i pay a paypal deposit now (as requested) or do i wait until i view it then pay with cash or pay the full amount once viewed by paypal, Just dont want to be ripped off, advice appreciated

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Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    galenkia
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:27:19 (permalink)
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    You did not view the car before bidding?.

    You should always view it first then if you like it you can either deal off-site,or if the seller will only sell through ebay,bid what you are willing to pay.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:28:08 (permalink)
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    when are you going to see the car?
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:30:20 (permalink)
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    no ihavent viewed the car yet but when i do if it doesnt meet the description then i dont pay?

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:33:01 (permalink)
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    basically yes.
    you pay the full amount when you collect the car. if the car is not as described then you can pull out of the auction.
    ie, if it said immaculate and only driven on sunny days etc and you found it was rusty and covered in crap then yes you could withdraw.

    personally i would not send any cash. i would conatct the seller and let them know i will be up either tomorrow or within about 3 days. or that same day if the car is ready.
    i never saw my aristo when i won it on ebay and the fella even delivered it to me. one of the best cars id ever bought.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:34:22 (permalink)
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    no ihavent viewed the car yet but when i do if it doesnt meet the description then i dont pay?


    Why have you bought a car you have not seen?.

    Would you phone up a car dealer and buy a car you have not seen?.

    You know you have legally bought it and have cost the seller money in advertisement fees?.

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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:35:38 (permalink)
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    thanks for the advice onion, much appreciated.

    so when i go to see the car do i pay cash or paypal is there any benefits either way

    thanks again

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:37:46 (permalink)
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    cash mate, it shoudl state in the sellers details what he wants.
    but almost everyone i ever deal with wants cash.
    ebay motors is a sperate thing to ebay auctions thats why the fees are so high.

    just make sure when you go and collect it that its not a dog. and you can pull out if it is not as described.
    you will get neg feedback and a non payer but then you can respond saying the car was innactuartely described.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:37:51 (permalink)
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    When buying anything on eBay, it's generally expected to receive payment within 2-3 days and contact a little sooner than that. If you're going to view the car very soon I'd contact them to explain that. There's no need to pay a deposit unless you'll be waiting a week or so to view the car.

    As you're the winner they have to accept you've entered a contract to buy said vehicle and must be willing to trust you'll come up with the cash (providing the car is as it was described). Failure to do so on your behalf will mean they can report you to eBay so paying the deposit won't benefit you and will only make things harder if you end up not purchasing the car.

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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:38:36 (permalink)
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    Why have you bought a car you have not seen?.

    Would you phone up a car dealer and buy a car you have not seen?.

    You know you have legally bought it and have cost the seller money in advertisement fees?.


    because as long as it meets its description (mint ncondition) then i dont pay coz he miss sold am i right?

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:39:35 (permalink)
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    whats the ebay link mate?
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:39:48 (permalink)
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    you will get neg feedback and a non payer but then you can respond saying the car was innactuartely described.


    I just sold some items yesterday and I received a message on eBay that sellers can now no longer leave negative feedback to buyers. Bit strange that as what are you supposed to do if someone doesn't pay for the goods.

    Must be a new thing as I've never seen this before (but then I haven't sold anything on eBay for many months)
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:42:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Lord Monkcheese

    you will get neg feedback and a non payer but then you can respond saying the car was innactuartely described.


    I just sold some items yesterday and I received a message on eBay that sellers can now no longer leave negative feedback to buyers. Bit strange that as what are you supposed to do if someone doesn't pay for the goods.

    Must be a new thing as I've never seen this before (but then I haven't sold anything on eBay for many months)


    Not seen that before mate.Also,overnight my feedback went up 20 for no reason..God knows where that came from.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:42:57 (permalink)
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    onion and lord of cheese yes im prepared to pay for car if its as described im just checking with you guys as ive never bought on ebay so need to know of any obv rip off tactics

    thanks

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:47:40 (permalink)
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    same rip off tactics as a garage mate.
    make sure its as described, serviced etc.
    make sure you meet him at his address and the address is the same as on the v5.
    also make sure that he is the owner... check his id against the v5.

    make sure you do this! as you dont want to be buying a stolen car!
    he shouldnt have a prob showing you his drivers lisence to proove its him.

    make sure you fill out the v5. it will be in his interest to send the form off as he is liable for the vehicle until he does.
    also make sure you keep hold of the slip from the v5.

    and get a written and signed reciept for your money to prove he sold it to you.

    its basically to cover your arse incase of any wrong doing.
    id also take a mate with you so he can look at the car as well.

    you basically have to buy this car, you can only pull out if its not as described.
    if you just happen to change your mind well then you should have looked at it before.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 18:49:27 (permalink)
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    thanks onion you have mail

    Festar: You can't plead poverty with 2 cars. That's like a little Kenyan chap pleading poverty with 2 packets of uncle bens rice hidden under his bed.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 19:23:17 (permalink)
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    What you should really have done is gone to see the car first. You shouldnt have bid on it before seeing the car. Most people go to see the car before the auction ends and only bid if they inted to buy the car. You shouldnt bid just for viewing the car.

    If you go to see the car now and decide that you dont want it you have cost the seller the amount he paid to list the item and you wasted his time which is unfair to be honest. You should have gone to see if the car was as described then bid on it.

    Anyway now that you've wont it, and you do decide that you do want the car, i would suggest that you pay by paypal. You get all sorts of protection with paypal. Can be usefull if you later find there is something wrong with the car.
    post edited by ziggy - 2008/05/17 19:27:24
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 19:28:50 (permalink)
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    ^^ Not really. If the buyer pulls out you contact eBay, relist the item and fees are refunded so you're not out of pocket. Strictly speaking you should view the car first, same as buying a car through the paper or Autotrader, but if the car is as described you should have no reason not to buy it.
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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 20:21:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: galenkia


    ORIGINAL: Red Bull

    no ihavent viewed the car yet but when i do if it doesnt meet the description then i dont pay?


    Why have you bought a car you have not seen?.

    Would you phone up a car dealer and buy a car you have not seen?.

    You know you have legally bought it and have cost the seller money in advertisement fees?.





    Just to note, Legally your NOT tied to buying the product, Ebay put that there to Scare Buyers into Paying. Its not a legally binding contract, like they like you to think.

    Must admit should View then Bid. /Deal of ebay.

    What car is it?

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    RE: buying car on ebay 2008/05/17 20:50:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: galenkia


    ORIGINAL: Lord Monkcheese

    you will get neg feedback and a non payer but then you can respond saying the car was innactuartely described.


    I just sold some items yesterday and I received a message on eBay that sellers can now no longer leave negative feedback to buyers. Bit strange that as what are you supposed to do if someone doesn't pay for the goods.

    Must be a new thing as I've never seen this before (but then I haven't sold anything on eBay for many months)


    Not seen that before mate.Also,overnight my feedback went up 20 for no reason..God knows where that came from.


    They have recently updated the rules on ebay, now multiple feedbacks from the same person now count so this all updated. Thats why your number went up.

    Sellers cannot leave negative feedback only positive or none at all, this puts more power into the hands of the buyers, and makes things harder on sellers.

    The pain may come over you, but don't let it overcome you.
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