What Happened To All The Cars On eBay
eBay Motors seems to have lost it’s allure. The other day I was researching 2010 Honda’s on eBay Motors, and was surprised that there was only 34, 2010 used or Certified Pre-owned Honda’s on the whole motors site.
Puzzled i went to eBay Motors home page and searched for ALL Honda’s (used and cpo.) the total of all years makes and models of Honda’s on eBay was only 1038. I thought best match search was the culprit and repeated the search.
Sure Enough It Was The Same As Before
To compare this number of Used and Certified Pre-owned Honda’s I went to Autotrader.com and repeated the search.
Lots of Used and CPO Honda’s on AutoTrader.com 86,404 of them to be exact!
Geezzzz.. What has happened to the Number One Automotive Site on the Internet? Has John Donahoe ran that many sellers off?
I then decided to see how many other makes were on eBay Motors. Acura 409, Chrysler 591, Hyundai 192, Infinity 448, Lincoln 525, Mazda 430, Plymouth 358, etc etc. Those numbers appear to be way down from a few years ago.
From what I’ve read on the eBay Motors Forums new and private sellers complaining about deadbeat bidders that either don’t pay, or try and pull the old fake cashiers check scam on them.
While eBay gives a seller 4 free vehicle listings a year, the FVF averages $125! Then if the seller can’t figure out how to file for a FVF refund that money goes right into eBay’s bank account.
Anyone can set up an eBay account with an anonymous email account and bid hundreds of thousands of dollars and not pay. All with eBay’s blessings. No joking, here’s an example of a deadbeat bidder who took down $1,171,675.00 Cars!
File an unpaid item strike on a 0 feedback bidder, all they have to do is respond to the strike, then go leave the seller a Negative Feedback and the seller can’t do a thing about it. eBay just don’t care. They are 100% pro buyer at their sellers expense.
Now i read eBay has messed the parts category up something fierce. Mega sellers are using the new Hollander parts compatibility feature to spam the search results. Go search for a part for your 1931 Studebaker and have dozens of pages of generic floor mats, steering wheel covers, and other junk come up first before a legitimate sellers used part you were searching for. A couple of sellers that i know of have recently closed their eBay stores. It’s just not worth it any more.
So here we are – the BEST Automotive Website in the World has been turned into a mushy Old Turd by John Donahoe and his World clASS Management Team.
Meanwhile buyers are still getting their pockets picked by Scammers who are running redirect scams, and are using what looks like eBay’s own code against them. It’s just one thing after another.
Anyone feel like building a site to accommodate all the eBay sellers that have abandoned ship? 😉