I went to look at a car several hours from my home and occured expenses in doing so. Here's the deal: At this time I'm looking only at cars with power steering. After spending time and money, I found out the car didn't have it. Now the car isn't on Ebay anymore and I can't figure out how to contact EBAY to see the ad again. (communicating with them requires an "Item number" which I didn't jot down. The seller told me the ad didn't have "PS" in it... he may be correct. but that is one of the first things I look at. I know I'd never get my expense money back but I'd like to notify EBAY if the guy is misleading people. thanks
Sounds like you are trying to get the seller to reimburse you expenses to go see a car that didn't work for you?
Good luck with that. We all have stories about going to see a car that was less than what we thought it was, that is why the number one recommendation to buying cars on ebay is a hands on inspection. Imagine if you had bought it and found out when it rolled off the truck into your driveway.
Sometimes the seller overstates the car, and sometimes the potential buyer is temporarly blinded by what seems like a good deal and forgets to ask the right questions.
Consider your experience a lesson well learned.
I once agreed to buy a Toyota 4Runner over the phone and showed up with the money in hand. When I went for the test drive, I couldn't find the second stick for the transfer case, because it was only a two wheel drive! I never asked the seller if it was four wheel drive, like every other one I had looked at (most early 4Runner's were 4WD).
I had to admit to the seller I made a mistake, and apologize for not completeing the deal.
You can be sure I asked every seller after that, "how's the 4WD work?"