Today i noticed a lot of website traffic from Kuwait looking at an article i wrote back in March 2013 about a Kuwaiti car buyer that was scammed out of $23K.
eBay Motors Management has no idea the huge amount of damage negative publicity like this does to the marketplace. They refuse to verify vehicle sellers and allow anyone to set up an account and list an expensive motor vehicle for sale.
It’s my personal opinion that with John Donahoe, eBay’s CEO trying to turn the eBay market place into an Amazon clone, he has nothing to compete with Amazon in used vehicle sales because Amazon does not sell used cars. So eBay motors has pretty much been abandoned by high up eBay management. Meanwhile, buyers are getting screwed left and right and he could care less!
Kuwaiti and Saudi car buyers among others in the middle east have the money to buy our vehicles, but must be scared of getting cheated out of their money. And as this buyer found out eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) only covers buyers in the USA and Canada. It’s a crying shame that eBay is allowing fraud like this to occur.