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3rd party company check out truck, Buying sight w/out seeing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob01, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    rob01

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    I am a far distance and looking to buy a truck in Spartanburg S.C. Problem is i cannot see this truck because of distance and will have the truck shipped to northern states for under $1000. Only problem is I am worried about it being a write off and being rebuilt as I am bringing it to Canada and they will not safety it. Truck is low mile and a 2010 so Iam not worry about the mechanical part because of the Warranty. Does anybody know of a 3rd party who can check this truck out for me at a small cost?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Might be worth a plane ticket to fly down and take a look at what you're buying...
     
  3. Jan 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I would think a bunch of TW members would have a meet & greet and the location of this truck. How sick would that be to have about 6 to 12 people looking over a truck that's been inspected by members for a member? Just a thought. Would be sweet though.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    907taco

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  5. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    .nevermind.i read the thread to quick cuz im stupid.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    How is this a scam?

    he's looking at buying a truck and wants to know if there are any local 3rd party companies that will check out the truck for him
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    the op is the one buying not a scam just a car in a different location
     
  8. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    shawnd2

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    You could fly down for less then $500, and if you like it drive it back.
    Make a long weekend out of it, and save some money. I know it's a bit of a drive home (2 - 12 hour days, but it'll allow you to get to know your truck).
    If you were going to spend $1000 to ship it (and you still have to drive to the Northern States to pick it up) you'll be ahead of the game.

    Even if you find a 3rd party company and/or have TW memebers look it it, your idea of "OK" and my idea of "OK" are probably different.

    I live in Ontario and was just at a dealer in PA who is willng to sell me a new Tacoma (this will be the 2nd new one I bought from them).
    The savings are significant, and I have no worries as it is brand new with warranty.

    Shawn
     
  9. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    fratermus

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    Neat idea. Anyone that requests an inspection elsewhere should be willing to return the favor by inspecting in his/her own area. And inspectors should allow the OP first right of refusal and not try to buy any good deals out from under him... :)
     
  10. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Have the VIN number emailed to you.

    Do a carfax and carpoof report on it.

    Also ask around on here and see if anyone nearby can go and check it
    out for you.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Have seller take it to the dealer and have it inspected
     
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