buy a car from ebay

September 4, 2007 10:59am CST
do you think it is wise to buy a car from ebay ? i have just pass my driving test and i would like to buy a good second hand car and i was told from my friends that ebay is the way to go a car is sold every second is it true what is your advice and what should i do
3 responses
@HADDOWZ (1481)
4 Sep 07
There may well be plenty of cars to choose from for sale on Ebay, but, you really need to see the car in the flesh before even thinking about parting with any money. This means you need to find cars that are in your local area or a distance away that you are prepared to travel to. Ebay has got safe guards against being conned when parting with your hard earned cash so you are safe in that respect. I personnally would rather check out my local garages and local newspapers when looking for a bargain car. Most important point to remember is that if you are not 100% happy about anything at all even the smallest of details then DONT buy. Just take your time. Happy hunting.
• United States
4 Sep 07
The only way I'd buy a car from ebay is if I could check it out before I bid. A lot of car sellers will allow you to do this. If it doesn't say so in the auction, ask them. Read the fine print on the auction to make sure you're not going to get hit with more charges after it ends. Also, check the seller's feedback. If they have a log of negs and neutrals, or a lot of mutual withdrawals, I'd steer clear of them. Good luck!
• United States
4 Sep 07
if it was me i wouldnt buy one off of ebay too much risk and you have to pay it all upfront. i personally would go through the american classifieds. you can usually get someone to take payments. but just remember that you dont get a warranty with used cars. i have gotten a couple of really good vehicles from a used car lot too and even regular car lots have used cars just go ask.