Have you ever bought a 4×4 vehicle or parts on Ebay?

I’m thinking about buying (or bidding on) a Jeep from Ebay, but I have never bought anything off of Ebay…and a Jeep is a pretty big ticket item. Any good advice or horror stories appreciated.

Reference: http://www.4-the-love-of-jeeps.com

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5 Responses to Have you ever bought a 4×4 vehicle or parts on Ebay?

  1. Steve A May 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    I’ve bought dozens of parts for my Jeep on eBay from small parts to full lift kits and have been fortunate to have never had a problem.

    I’ve also bought an RV on eBay but it was close enough that I could go look at it before I bid, and won it. If you can find a Jeep close enough to inspect it before buying it or know someone who is close enough to check it, you can get some good deals on eBay.

    But for an entire vehicle I think you might have better luck on Craigslist.org. I’ve bought four Jeeps in the last three years from Craigslist, got some great deals, and still own two of them.

  2. wayfaroutthere May 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    A friend of mine bought, unbeknownst to her, a Katrina car from e-bay. Naturally, she spent the purchase price in repair bills almost immediately. You may want to ask the seller by email if the car has been in an accident or natural disaster–then if they lie to you you have some legal recourse.

  3. Joe Schmo May 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Getting a car off ebay is very risky but can be rewarding.
    The prices are generally lower then usual, and there is more variety. As long as you have the car inspected and test drive it yourself, you should be safe. Also, look at the sellers rating. Good luck!

  4. Morgan W May 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    i wouldn’t buy something that big off ebay. might be tore up.

  5. deco May 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm #


    You are taking a GIGANTIC risk buying a vehicle on ebay. There are so many scams on Ebay motors.

    I would highly suggest you forget about it!