1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Craigslist Find

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SupraT, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:30 AM
    #1
    SupraT

    SupraT [OP] Tacoma Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32148
    Messages:
    2,473
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Columbia Falls
    Vehicle:
    98 TRD SR5 4x4
    3" Lift Three leaf add and Bilstin 5100"s in back and Donahoe coilovers in front, Tinted Windows, Blackened parking light, tinted brake lights, clear bumper lights, Blacked out turn signals, AVS vent visors, Electric Fan mod, K&N CAI
  2. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:49 AM
    #2
    cc350

    cc350 Buckeye Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Member:
    #44527
    Messages:
    897
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chas
    Liberty,Twp Ohio
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD DC
    TRex3 eyelids,Undercover hardshell cover,Timbrens
    That's a scam. Just google the email.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:53 AM
    #3
    PAlittlematty

    PAlittlematty "the soulless ginger"

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47260
    Messages:
    3,945
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Beech Creek, PA
    Vehicle:
    Casper the friendly Taco
    OME Lift, 885 Coils, 13MM Top Spacer, Dakar Leafs, DSM UCAs, Homeroshi Flush Mount Grille, WeatherTech Digifit Mats, Bestop Super Top, Toyota Bed Extender, Clevice Receiver
    I saw an 03 on there for like 4500 a couple weeks ago. Low miles n real clean. Knew it was crap as soon as I saw it
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:53 AM
    #4
    hawkeye12

    hawkeye12 Go Pack Go!

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Member:
    #39991
    Messages:
    415
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryce
    Raleigh, NC
    Vehicle:
    10 Black DC SB Tacoma TRD Sport
    Smittybilt nerf bars
    Definitely looks fishy to me.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:54 AM
    #5
    SupraT

    SupraT [OP] Tacoma Lover

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32148
    Messages:
    2,473
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Columbia Falls
    Vehicle:
    98 TRD SR5 4x4
    3" Lift Three leaf add and Bilstin 5100"s in back and Donahoe coilovers in front, Tinted Windows, Blackened parking light, tinted brake lights, clear bumper lights, Blacked out turn signals, AVS vent visors, Electric Fan mod, K&N CAI
    My first thought was SCAM. I googled the email and it was all over suspected of scam
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:56 AM
    #6
    84Hilux

    84Hilux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39877
    Messages:
    543
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Vancouver, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 SR5 Access Cab V6 4X4
    Stock Fog Lights, Camera Mirror, Arrow Canopy, Lighted 4x4switch, Weathertech Mats (Black), Wet Okoles- Black/Charcoal, Alpine CDA117 Headunit/ Alpine PDX4150 Amp/Alpine PDX M6 Amp/ Hybrid Legatia SE Components/ JL 10W6V2 Subwoofer/ Prototype MR Marv Sub Enclosure
    I don't know why these scammers always list such a ridiculous price- I guess that way they get only top grade idiots replying!
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:31 AM
    #7
    Tacoma675

    Tacoma675 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Member:
    #34973
    Messages:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Kingwood,Tx
    Vehicle:
    2014 4x4
    Husky floor mats
    Thats a scam! I actually have a sad story about that type of "deal". I had a coworker that her and her daughter where looking for a car/truck on craigslist. Her daughter just got out of the army due to an injury and had a few thousand dollars saved up for transporation. They and found 2004 Tacoma DC with less than 50,000 miles,4x4, and the were asking $4,000. They actually mentioned it to me because of my truck. I told her mom that it was a scam and if it was a real person that you should be able to contact them and meet them in person. Well the daughter didn't get the message. She contacted the seller and the seller befriended her. The seller went on to claim that she was the mother of a soilder that had passed away in Iraq and that she just couldn't have the truck because it brought back so many memorys. She was glad to "sell" to a fellow soilder and wanted to do the deal.....the only hook was that she didnt live in Houston anymore. So she sent her to a "secure" ebay site that gave her instructions on sending a money transfer and viola that was the last they heard from her. The ultimate evil to steel money from somebody that served our country and to do it by claiming your son died.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:52 AM
    #8
    TIPICOTACO

    TIPICOTACO Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Member:
    #46556
    Messages:
    2,074
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    nw nj
    Vehicle:
    '01 DC 4X4 TRD "RAD BARON"
    Some lift, some armor, some scratches..
    I researched these scams a lil bit last year when looking for a truck and learned that they price them LOW so that if they get caught the penalty isn't as severe (lesser degree of crime = less fine/time) also they get people to jump on the cheap "deal" and impulse buy on short time.

    Really sucks that this has been going on for so long and isn't slowing down at all.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM
    #9
    84Hilux

    84Hilux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Member:
    #39877
    Messages:
    543
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Vancouver, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 SR5 Access Cab V6 4X4
    Stock Fog Lights, Camera Mirror, Arrow Canopy, Lighted 4x4switch, Weathertech Mats (Black), Wet Okoles- Black/Charcoal, Alpine CDA117 Headunit/ Alpine PDX4150 Amp/Alpine PDX M6 Amp/ Hybrid Legatia SE Components/ JL 10W6V2 Subwoofer/ Prototype MR Marv Sub Enclosure

    That makes sense- I think theft under $5000 has lesser penalties.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2010 at 7:31 AM
    #10
    Razorecko

    Razorecko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18125
    Messages:
    1,432
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 Pyrite DCLB TRD Supercharged
    scammers will sympathize to whatever basic emotion ordeal you are dealing with. They are scum.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    #11
    BoostingMS6

    BoostingMS6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Member:
    #43565
    Messages:
    781
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    El Paso, TX
    Vehicle:
    1995.5 Tacoma Xtra Cab V6
    If you ever see a car/truck for sale without a LOCAL phone number, or who isn't HAPPILY willing to meet up with you, its a scam. The "secure eBay" thing is a total scam. If you ever do have any questions, just ask eBay representatives to check the page for you. :)
     
  12. Dec 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM
    #12
    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Member:
    #14979
    Messages:
    290
    Gender:
    Male
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    99 TRD X-cab on 35's / 96 X-cab on 33's
    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Cash for key title in person is the only way to fly. :cool::cool::cool:
     
  13. Dec 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM
    #13
    MowTaco

    MowTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Member:
    #22530
    Messages:
    3,824
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    South Dakota
    Vehicle:
    03 GMC Sierra
    Is pretty easy to avoid... I took one pretty far to see how it would pan out. Same situation that was described, it was a guy that owned it and he died and his wife wanted it gone. If they don't list a phone number and won't meet in person it is bs. She wanted a credit card number to get the truck shipped from fl to ks and she'd reimburse me if I decided not to buy it. My last email said "I'm sorry you think I'm retarded. Fuck off"
     
  14. Dec 22, 2010 at 7:25 PM
    #14
    OmahaStylee

    OmahaStylee Beating Anorexia since 1976

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45357
    Messages:
    390
    Gender:
    Male
    Omaha, NE
    Vehicle:
    01 DC TRD
    FRONT: Toytec CO's & diff drop BACK: AllPro standard leaf kit with Bilsteins and axle shims
  15. Dec 22, 2010 at 8:54 PM
    #15
    Pig Punisher

    Pig Punisher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Member:
    #40880
    Messages:
    204
    Gender:
    Male
    Dearing ,ga
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 sr5, 99 4x4 trd
    Walker Evans coilovers, 285/75/16 km2's, Allpro tube bumper, Warn m8000, custom spare tire carrier, rear bumper work in progress: the 99; tec one coilovers 32" km1's on 17" stock chevy steelies, 1.5" rear shackles
    The SCAM trucks are always 4wd and double cab, cream of the crop. How dumb do they think we are?
     
  16. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:01 PM
    #16
    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20697
    Messages:
    278
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2009 4X4 Double Cab
    Somethings always fishy when the seller wants you to contact them through an email. I always look at the pictures closely as well, the pictures the scammers use are often taken from legit sellers and usually are from another part of the country. Price though is the first warning flag!
     
  17. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:01 AM
    #17
    Tacozoid

    Tacozoid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Member:
    #45692
    Messages:
    340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Terry
    Katy Texas
    Vehicle:
    White Tacoma Pre-runner
    Billsteins,Texas tint. Blue Dash mod. Console mod. in Blue, Customized grille
    Got your attention didn't it? When you see an ad like that RUN LIKE HELL. I laugh at anyone that made the roady to check out this scam. By the way I have a complete K&N polished cold air intake system for sale $5.00 RIGHT!
     
  18. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:27 AM
    #18
    brg88tx

    brg88tx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Member:
    #24770
    Messages:
    72
    Gender:
    Male
    when they don't list the mileage, it's usually extremely high.
     
To Top