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Anyone buy a car/truck that had to get it shipped to them?

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by ballplayer002003, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. ballplayer002003

    ballplayer002003 [OP] Active Member

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    hey gang,
    i was wondering if anyone on here has bought a car/truck from someone in another state? I am thinking of doing this but i don't know how to safely do the money transfer with getting the car and title. Any ideas? I am in Delaware and he is in California. I know this is risky, so I need help.
     
  2. docbrown

    docbrown Well-Known Member

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    I've bought a truck through ebay and had it shipped, but it was through a dealer. I also sold a truck through ebay that was shipped. That being said, please tell me this is not one of those "My unit is being shipped out in a week so that's why the price is so cheap" or "I just got divorced and this was my husband's truck, that's why it is so cheap" and it is a 2008 TRD Offroad double cab on 33's for $2900.00 kind of deals, because those are scams.

    Assuming that the above is not the case, then unless they are willing to use escrow.com I would not touch the deal period.
     
  3. Sprink669

    Sprink669 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a CJ7 in California and I am in Ohio and I had it transported through a carrier for $800. I did all the transfers of money through a certified bank check and I did check his profile out on e-bay and he had 100% positive. Your right it is a risky transaction.
     
  4. Avsguy33

    Avsguy33 Well-Known Member

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    Worth a plane ticket to make the deal and get it loaded on the transport then fly back home and wait for the new toy.
     
  5. padoos1

    padoos1 Well-Known Member

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    I bought one and had it shipped ,But it was all handled through a dealer.....Be very very carefull theres a lot of that scam crap going around........
     
  6. cummins6speed

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    Where in CA, maybe one of use nearby could check it out for you
     
  7. bajamoon

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    x2 good idea
     
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