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Old 02-16-2020, 04:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Have any of you used eBay Motors?

I keep checking Facebook, Craigslist, and OfferUp for cheap cars in my area, not that I need new projects.

I decided to check eBay and noticed it said "Order an inspection from WeGoLook." I clicked on it and the site said that it was $99. I guess that is a fair price, considering that the seller may be half an hour or an--they don't send a mechanic!

So, they just verify the listing--for $100, except the listing may say that it is in perfect mechanical shape.

I really just want a mechanical inspection!

Can you imagine circumstances in which you would pay a stranger to verify what another stranger is selling you?

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Old 02-16-2020, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't. They gloss over all the stuff that's important to me.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes but I bypassed it by sending the seller a message

I got my 81 Comutacar through there.

I would argue it’s only valid if you want something very specific, not the best financial deal either but that happens on Craig’s if your wanting something odd.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Seems a waste. A seller's rating will tell you if they are legit or not. I don't even know what benefit there would be to misrepresent a vehicle, cause they wouldn't get the cash once you figured out they weren't selling the vehicle advertised.

I bought my motorcycle on Ebay back in 2003. The bike was just as described, except when I went to pick it up the battery was dead. No battery stores were open on Sunday and the guy felt bad, so he rented a Uhaul trailer for us to transport it (I was going to ride it back) and threw in his helmet and jacket.

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Once, but like rmay635703 I only used it to sift through cars and then contacted the seller directly (happened to be a dealer, not an individual) when I found one I wanted. I had the car inspected by a mechanic when I flew down to pick it up before doing any of the paperwork.

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I have used eBay to buy and sell vehicles but have never used that service. I would consider it if I was going to buy an expensive vehicle a long distance away and have it shipped. $100 is cheap insurance to avoid the hassle of a car showing up that isn't as represented.

It isn't like you can just box up a car and send it back like a package on Amazon.

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