Can You Trust Online Auctions for Buying Used Cars?


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Although you cannot trust online auctions entirely, auction websites such as eBay often provide tools to help users decide whether or not a seller is trustworthy. EBay lets prospective buyers view the seller's feedback from previous customers and shows small icons next to seller names to indicate if they're trustworthy.

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Once on the individual page of a vehicle, check the box on the right to see rating of the seller. A yellow light bulb next to his name indicates that eBay recognizes the seller as a top-rated user. A glowing person icon means that the user has not used eBay for more than 30 days. A blue circle with two people icons in it is reason for suspicion as it indicates the user has changed his name in the last 30 days.

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