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

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iamachef

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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?
 

Rod

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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.
 

John R

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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?
 

John R

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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?
 

iamachef

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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?
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
 

John R

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Hi @iamachef
Are you in Australia? I assume not if the car is being shipped to you?
 

iamachef

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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?
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