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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by GSRCRXsi, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    ok so im tring to help my gf buy her first car. shes been searching on craigslist and ebay and found a few that she likes. but some of these cars seem too good to be true to me. what do you gus think?

    Honda Insight : $4800 shipped

    she emailed him asking him some questions and here are his replies





    now considering that he says hes in the UK this is a flag for me as a scam (out of the country) and ive never heard of this whole "pay through eBay" thing. does ebay even do that? oh and this was listed in a local ad, yet hes out of the country?

    i would link the craigslist ad, but its been flagged for removal, again raising suspicion.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    shes also looked at this and has emailed the "owner" but no reply yet.

    2005 Nissan Maxima
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    It sounds suspicious to me. I had three different offers for my block on Craigslist and all three potential "buyers" said that they would have their "movers" pick up the block, as they did not have time and would also mail me the money. Be weary my friend and best of luck in finding your girl a car. :thumbsup:
     
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    most definitely a scam. i'm guessing the email was an AOL email addy
     
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    ok well i just looked 4800 shipped would be cheap. shipping is pain. That is still a lot of mileage on the car :p..


    find an old HF you'll get about the same mileage and a little less performance.

    second one on the vin search
    http://www.lemonfree.com/18279070.html
     
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    it was a gmail addy
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    So were the three I got. Small world.
     
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    come on man... are you REALLY even considering purchasing a car overseas?

    :bash:


    send me 4800 instead
     
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    also the sticker thing I don't think is right for the vehicles location. Not to mention someone so adamant for shipping it overseas took the tags off yet inspection for it runs out 1-09.

    Call him out as a scam, anything like this, i tell them last time I tried shipping a piano overseas but my package was stolen by pirates, along with some crazy story about my dog getting stuck in the dryer.
     
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    all scam aside, how do you plan on registering a car from the UK with no US title?
     
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    I finally read it. it does have title noted in the listing..


    However, its still a scam.

    If you really want something cool import a Japanese Kei car :ph34r:
     
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    All of those are scams, that's why they're getting flagged down left and right. Don't even waste your time trying to pursue them. Remember the old mantra: "if it seems too good to be true...it's probably a fucking Nigerian scam artist trying to pull some bullshit..."
     
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    B im not trying to buy anything, my gf didnt believe me when i said they sounded like scams lol. but IF if were legit, the guy said he was in the millitary, and brought his car from the US to the UK. and selling it back in the US. the car isnt from the UK.
     
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    dude no, i wouldn't touch that with a ten foot poll, my parents just went through the same kind of thing like that they never bought the car, never paid anything but we founf out the seller was a scammer.

    If you really want the car run the VIN and see where it tells you that thing is registered, with my parents this lady said she was in florida but the car was registered in wyoming, she told us it was here in texas and thats where it had always been, just got to be careful man
     
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    yeah most craigslist ads with a gmail addy are scams and get removed.. def it says it has been flagged for removal! it is a scam through and through!
     
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    :werd:

    I would love to get a Suzuki Cappuccino.
     
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    I would rather have a Starbucks Espresso... haha but no who wouldn't love a Cappuccino... pretty cool to look at for one thing!
     
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    Id have to go with the Suzuki Alto Works.
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