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Old 08-04-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone shipped a truck? or bought an ebay tacoma?

Was considering this as I'm looking for a 1st generation. Found a deal online for a 2003 taco, under 6k (so far, the reserve has not been met yet), under 80,000 miles but is out in Oklahoma. I know it's a bit risky to consider buying no where near my neck of the woods but as far as shipping a taco, has anyone done it? or maybe heard of someone doing it? just browsing around and found http://www.shipanycar.com/ but seeing what you guys think

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oh, and i'm out by Los Angeles, CA
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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Those are almost always scams man, watch out.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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I got my truck off ebay. Got it the way it was listed. Just be careful.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:11 AM   #5
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yeah for sure, most likely I won't go with it, i'm like 30%, just cuz it seems too good to be true but looking at some options
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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i know several ppl who have bought cars on ebay. As stated before, be careful. Research good shipping companies too.

PS. brettb where in WY you at?
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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Baught mine off eBay, flew out and drove it home.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #8
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a friend of mine bought his truck off ebay. it runs and all but it sounds like its gonna break down any minute and its kinda rusty underneath and i think he way overpaid for it

i dont ever think i would invest that amount of money before i get a chance to see it and check it out
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Sold my old 1st Gen on Egay. however it was a while ago before eBay became eGay and way before CL. I just took a shitton of pics, told the guy he could call me and actually talk to me on the phone before he sent payment. Did all I could to prove it was legit. He flew out from Ohio? I think.. and drove it home.



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Old 08-05-2011, 10:03 AM   #10
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i never bought off ebay but i have shipped my truck. it was easy cost me $700 from NY to CA
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Didn't buy it from on Ebay, but shipped my Taco from Key West to San Diego. Did the research to give me the warm and fuzzy and off she went. Door to door was something like $800. It was legit, but felt a little sketchy like the parking garage dudes in Ferris Bueller...
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maybe someone in Oklahoma would go and look at it for you before you bid.
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I've bought two vehicles off Autotrader, both from dealers though. Drove from Tennessee to Michigan for my Honda Accord Coupe (God rest it's soul) and flew to Wilmington, NC for the Tacoma. Accord worked out swimmingly, but the Tacoma was in worse shape than the pictures showed but the dealer actually worked with me on the price even though he knew I had to drive that sucker back home.

Best bet? What twfsa said, get somebody on here from that area and see if they would check it out, I would love to do that for somebody if they were buying something in Chattanooga and needed a set of eyes on it.

As far as shipping maybe give the BBB a call and let them recommend someone to you to cut through the bull on the internet. Not any bull here, just talking about if you Google auto shipping and try to wade through the unholy shitstorm that is waiting for you in the results.
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maybe someone in Oklahoma would go and look at it for you before you bid.
yeah that's what I'm thinking. On the ebay bid itself it has a link to a company that can actually send out a person to check it out, do a full inspection and get the history report, and send me pics of it as they are doing it. Although that sounds great i think i would still rather trust someone off here.

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i never bought off ebay but i have shipped my truck. it was easy cost me $700 from NY to CA
wow! only $700 from NY?? Which company did you go through? All the ones i've researched roughed about $900-$980 for the ship
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I've bought two vehicles off Autotrader, both from dealers though. Drove from Tennessee to Michigan for my Honda Accord Coupe (God rest it's soul) and flew to Wilmington, NC for the Tacoma. Accord worked out swimmingly, but the Tacoma was in worse shape than the pictures showed but the dealer actually worked with me on the price even though he knew I had to drive that sucker back home.
well although it's a ebay bid, it's actually coming from a dealer, not a toyota dealer but a chevy dealer. I'm gonna shoot them a call and just talk person to person, ask all the questions I can
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Maybe if you trusted it to us we could relay it back to you... just pass it off to different tw members across the country until it made it back to you
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Where in OK? Anyone able to check it out for him?
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If its a good truck get on the bus to Oklahoma and drive it back thats got to be cheeper than a long haul, it also gives you the option to back ouut of the deal if you stipulate that.
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