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So I eBay one of the CRX's....

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by hosmer, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    and this guy from outside Pittsburg wins the car.



    Gives me the deposit right away...cool

    Email me and asks when I want it out of there by...I tell him I'd like it gone within 2 weeks

    He says no problem, I'll be there Wednesday (yesterday) after 5.


    I go to my mom's (aka: storage) and get the car ready...run it for a bit, top off the coolant. ect, ect.

    7pm a cab pulls into my driveway...ok, a little weird

    I go outside a this guy gets out and asks "Are you Eric?"

    I say "yeah" and he tells me hes the winner of the CRX


    so I ask him, "you took a CAB all the way from PA?"

    He says "No, I took a plane from Pittsburg to Boston, a bus from Boston to Norton (Mass), and a cab from Norton to here..."


    he did all this for a $1200 91 DX (granted its black) with 266+k miles on it....and drove it back to PA last night


    I guess I can't say much, he did pay me cash on the balance of the car, was completely polite, and did everything he was supposed to in regards to the auction....
     
  2. preludebuddy

    preludebuddy Senior Member

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    wow...he must have really wanted it.
     
  3. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    thats dedication
     
  4. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    both he and you should win ebayer or the year awards
    i would never trust someone off ebay to drive a car home from that far away

    did he have all the plates insurance etc?

    this story just made my day...
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Shows some good trust in the car/seller. :)
     
  6. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Beats the other guy I got who bought my Tracker..

    He was coming from Georgia.. and didn't "know how far away CT was". he bagged ass and then gave me a negative rating because I kept his $500 deposit. I sent it back to him and he gave me "neutral". He wasn't mean about it, just criminally stupid.

    Someone is going to buy this Z in the same way, I can feel it.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    pittsburgh is a long ass drive too. damn. if he left your palce at 7, he didn't get home until 5am, at LEAST. and that's hauling ass.
     
  8. totalburnout

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    I'm sure you didn't give him your plates... so did he bring his own and drive it all the way home? Thats quite risky, slapping on the wrong plates and driving for hours on end at the wee hours in the morning.


    Guy probably wasn't licensed or insured.
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    most states have a 48 hour temp plate you can get from you DMV. all you need is the vin and proof of insurance. he could have called up ahead of time and got the vin from hosmer, and done the paper work in pa.
     
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    This is true...


    ...I'll just wait on Hosmer's post about what he did to plate the thing.
     
  11. reckedracing

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    VIN is mandatory in ebay auctions now isn't it?

    and sounds to me like he wasn't in it for the temp plates, he prob came up with regular plates, a drivers lic, ins card, and 1200 cash
    lol
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I gave him some RI temp plates from work (legit) and he had it insured through Progressive (legit...I had to make copy of the insurance card for the plate)




    I think he was planning on stopping somewhere to sleep...
     
  13. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    yea, pa turnpike is the worst. most boring road ever. ive taken it from one end to the other 4 times and never want to do it again. however you can speed like a mother fucker because i have never seen a cop on it.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its hard to speed when you are blocked in by rigs :cry2: that road sucks.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i always do it at weird hours when few people are on the road, but big rigs speed like a mother fucker when they get the chance. but yea, any two lane highway blows.
     
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    :werd: every time ive been through PA the trucks are all doing 90
     
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    Thats what I did when I bought Ians CRX a few years ago. Only thing I could do is put insurance on it. In NY you cant do shit without the title.

    I even put insurance on the sol when I towed it from CT just incase it fell off the dolly or somthing dumb.
     
  18. MugenCRX

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    Well, in January, my roomate bought a 1998 Subura 2.5RS off of Ebay for $3000. A week later he and I ride a Greyhound bus for 44hrs from Denver to Allentown PA, pick up the car, go to AAA, he calls his insurance in Denver, gets it insured, gets the plates and we were off. We also stopped to visit some of his family in Illinois. We left on a Sunday at 10am, and got home Thursday at 11am.

    Fun trip!! :thumbsup:
     
  19. reckedracing

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    that takes some balls

    NY dmv won't let you do JACK SHIT unless you have your insurance card and everything matches perfectly
    vin #, date, even your middle fucking initial has to be perfect or they send you packing...

    and insurance companies can be just as worthless...
     
  20. tylonalsnifnfool

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    my insurance company is usualy cool and lets me do everything by phone. The DMV on the other hand, those people there are just fucking robots, there is no negotiation or explaining, if you dont have your shit 100% filled out they send you back to the end of the 2 hour line .
     
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