Below is the email that really explains it all. (sorry for the caps). Now I am going back and forth with ebay to get my money back. "Supposedly" its in the process through their insurance agency that offers the VPP, and that is who this email is to. Believe me when I say it: Be VERY careful buying a car on ebay. I thought I was doing everything the way it was supposed to be done. Read on...
I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE THROUGH EBAY MOTORS, STARTING FROM PAGE ONE. I FOLLOWED ALL THE PROMPTS FOR PURCHASING AND ONCE PURCHASED I RECEIVED A COMFIRMATION EMAIL FROM 'CHECKOUT@EBAYMOTORS.COM' WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAY FOR ITEM. I RESPONDED TO THE EMAILS AND WENT THROUGH STEP BY STEP THAT WAS OUTLINED ON WHAT THE PROCESS IS TO BE FOLLOWED. I WAS VERY CONFIDENT, AS THIS WAS MY FIRST VEHICLE PURCHASED ON EBAY, THAT WITH THE VPP THAT WAS USED TO BACK THIS ITEM UP, AND THE FACT THAT 'XXXXXXXX' WITH 100% FEEDBACK, AND MY 800+ AND 100% FEEDBACK THAT THIS WAS A SUCCESSFUL SALE. I THEN WENT ONLINE THE NEXT DAY AND OPENED UP A CHAT WITH EBAY MOTORS TO ~CONFIRM~ THAT THIS WAS A LEGITIMATE AUCTION AND CONFIRMED THAT VPP WAS ON THERE. I HAVE IN WRITING ~TWO~ TIMES THAT BOTH REPS CONFIRMED THAT THIS ~WAS INDEED~ A LEGITIMATE LISTING AND THAT IT DID INDEED HAVE THE VEHICLE PURCHASE PROTECTION ON IT. I WASNT ADVISED UNTIL LATER THAT THIS WAS A FRAUDULANT LISTING AND EBAY HAD PULLED THE LISTING, STATING THOSE REASONS. SINCE THAT TIME, HOWEVER, I AM UNABLE TO REACH XXXX XXXXXX. UP UNTIL THE AD WAS PULLED I WAS IN CONTACT WITH HIM TO TAKE DELIVERY OF THE VEHICLE TOMORROW (FRIDAY 12FEB2010).