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I want to buy a motorcycle from a person who listed it at buy and sell but she want the transaction to go through ebay vehicle protection plan is this legit?

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If the item is not purchased directly from ebay then it is not a legit transaction.. to be able to be eligible for the VPP or the vehicle protection program, it is necessary to purchase the item on ebay. if the item is listed outside ebay and the seller is telling you that it is an ebay item with vehicle protection and the money will go to an ebay agent then dont continue the transaction since it is clearly a SCAM. do not share any information to this seller and report it to ebay by forwaring all emails to [email protected]

do not continue the transaction if the item is not listed on ebay, you need to ask the seller for the 12 digit ebay number so that you can purchase the item on ebay and not on another website or not directly from the seller.


hope this helps... please rate! thanks!

by the way, if the seller tells you that the item is in an ebay warehouse, there is no such thing as ebay warehouse... thanks!



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