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Ebay truck....something is fishy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jeff3004x4, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

    Jeff3004x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...0488858668&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    As many of you know I'm still looking to buy a Tacoma, I have to save a few more months but I still browse the classifieds often. I searched Ebay Motors yesterday and was pleasantly surprised when I came across this truck in CT. $11,000.00 is very low similar trucks are selling for $16,000.00 - $17,000.00. Seeing this truck has made me think Alot, it seems fishy, but if it's not it's a great deal. I'm not a fan of buying a work truck, but it does have low miles and it's not very old. I also am not a fan of how many people mount ladder racks and tool boxes, I hope they are not bolted on. I asked the seller for more pics of flaws on the truck, I hope I get a response. The bumper looks to be pretty dented by the trailer ball, which would bother me quite a bit. The paint is also peeling by the front grille. However, the seats appear to have been covered and the interior seems really clean. I'm still iffy about the deal, but at that price I could pay the truck off in a matter of months. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Ebay...................................Something Fishy

    Ya think?

    Having said that you should know I've bought such things as bass amps, a boat and other items from Ebay. I'd have to see and drive any vehicle before I'd buy it.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    Dimonback

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    I'd be careful, but it may be a righteous sale. Your 17k is more in line for the Prerunner, SR5, etc.
    If you use PayPal you're more protected on the buy, and I've also gotten some pretty good deals on Ebay including two motorcycles- sight unseen.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

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    See that's what I'm thinking... Ebay yeah I know fishy, Butttttt if it is legit I'm dumb for not buying it. I'm not driving to freaken Ansonia though screw him he can take some pics. Still no response.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    NOT TRUE! Paypal is owned by Ebay! They are the same company:

    Some facts about paypal:

    1.) PayPal is NOT regulated by the FDIC!

    2.) Funds get deposited into your “PayPal Account” and can be frozen at anytime.

    there is NO phone number for you to call at PayPal...only email support!
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Jeff, I drove by Charles Toyota in Norwich yesterday. They had a used Impulse Red Pearl regular cab on the lot. I didn't have time to check it out, but it might be worth giving them a call and asking about it. I bought mine there and they've treated me OK so far.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    BlueT

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    I would say with all the flooding around northeast I would be very carefull to buy used truck. Wait a little for rust to start showing up on flooded trucks
    just my opinion:cool:
     
  8. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    Janster

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  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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  10. Apr 7, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    There's a phone number in the ad. Call it, see who answers. That would go a long way to help tell if it's legit or not.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    There is a phone number for paypal.
    PayPal Customer Service:

    1-888-221-1161
    (a U.S. telephone number)
    4:00 AM PST to 10:00 PM PST Monday through Friday
    6:00 AM PST to 8:00 PM PST Saturday and Sunday
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Mr_Torque

    Mr_Torque Buy the Ticket take the Ride.....

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    That listing is an Ebay classified ad, not an auction listing.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    djs05tacoma

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    yup and it says its not covered like an auction and that it should be a in person transaction.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    mattleegee

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    some people act like its 1995 still

    he is from CT, make the drive and meet him in person for a drive

    i love paypal, 8 years without a problem, and use it to pay everything, even mortgage
     
  15. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    skunk

    skunk what did I miss?

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    what is the KBB for that vehicle description?

    with out taking the time to research, It doesn't seem too far off.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    doodle_cakes

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    Tell him you want the truck shipped to you via helicopter.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Price seems in line with what you would expect from a private seller for that truck. Single cab, manual windows/door locks, probably has dings scratches more than expected, base wheels/tires. May need brakes or tires.etc...Only good is 30k and 4wd but probably driven hard due to being a work truck and 4-banger. Spend 2-3 grand more and get all power and ext/dble cab. I would look around..example on CL Dallas:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/1663303548.html
     
  18. Apr 8, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

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    Yep you guys are right, I'm staying away from that, the guy never contacted me.
     
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