Are you protected in anyway when buying a car on ebay, If seller dont send car?

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    QUAKE_WARS Veteran Member

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    I want to buy another T/A. Ebay is the only thing going right now for a selection. What if I pay $10,$20k for a car and then seller disappears. Am I really SOL? You would think your protected some how by law. Just curious since its alot of money to send on the wire.
     
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    My former boss bought a car from a dealer on Ebay. When he got to Kansas to pick it up, they told him the price was too low and he would have to pay more to get it. I don't know what all happened but he's still driving the car and the dealer can no longer sell on Ebay.
     
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    I'd suggest investigating an escrow service. You send the service the $$ seller gets paid once you receive the car in agreed upon condition. Never used one but heard that's the way to go.
     
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    I've personally witnessed MANY times when guys have gotten burned buying a car sight unseen

    a plane ticket is a couple hundred bucks...look at a car you're interested in person...WAY cheaper than buying some misrepresented POS

    plus then you can feel out the seller
     
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    I would never buy a car site unseen let alone on eBay.
     
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    I agree with all above. Don't do it
     
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    Those big name auctions are no better. A guy bought a car at one of those auctions for 6 figures, matching numbers, etc. When he got it home he went to insure it and was told it was a recovered theft and had been assigned a state issued in. Apparently between when the seller dropped the car off at auction and when it went across the block someone had reaffixed a vin tag to it. He was told they knew nothing and he was stuck with the car.
     
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    Go look at it! When I bought my Camaro, I drove to Pennsylvania from upstate NY. Had another - a 70 SS Chevelle. Drove out and looked at that one also. If there was a car I wanted to check out in California, here I come. I didn't deal with Ebay when I bought the Camaro. I dealt directly with the owner.
     
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    Have to see and drive a car before buying.
     
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    Don't think my car is worth 35K, but that's what it's insured for. If it's a total loss or disappears, there's money for a plane ticket. Wouldn't even consider buying a car sight unseen. Not an option.
     

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