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VIC Purchased Car on eBay - Hasn't Arrived -Stolen?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by iamachef, 31 August 2014.

  1. iamachef

    iamachef Active Member

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    I purchased a car on eBay and payed with a bank wire transfer and haven't received the vehicle. An email told me the car was being processed for shipping when the funds cleared. 3 days after purchase, I have tried emailing both the seller and the shipping company and no answer. Is there anything I can do about the vehicle? Do I own it according to Australian Consumer Law? If so can I report it as stolen?
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Is the seller in Australia or overseas? I smell a scammer here. Particularly if you used Western Union to transfer the money.
     
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  3. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @iamachef
    I agree with Rod, it sounds like a potential scam. Are you able to provide further information about the seller?
     
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  4. iamachef

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    The seller was in England , the car is real though
     
  5. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @iamachef
    1. How long ago did you purchase the car?
    2. Did the seller have a good feedback/rating on eBay for selling cars (in contrast to building up a reputation by selling cheap trinkets and then selling a car)?
    3. Instead of email, have you attempted to call (or using Skype) the seller and/or the shipping company?
    4. What were the shipping terms/Incoterms for the purchase?
     
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  6. iamachef

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    He said he worked in Australia and got a transfer to England and that the car was in storage in Sydney all of the addresses checked out storage facility is located where he said
     
  7. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @iamachef
    Are you in Australia? I assume not if the car is being shipped to you?
     
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    August 8th , no feedback first sale, have tried to call shipping company elite transport ltd , shipper pays delivery and delivery starts as soon as payment went into account
     
  9. iamachef

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    The car is registered in Victoria and every detail he wrote in description was correct
     
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