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Is this a good deal on a '99 tacoma???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeb1517, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Feb 10, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    jeb1517

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    Hey there this is my first post, i was looking for some feedback please....I was looking for trucks to buy since I live in chicago and got tired of driving a prelude in the winter. I came across this tacoma being sold in Ohio....

    Miles: 84219
    Body Type: Pickup Truck
    Transmission: Automatic
    Number of Doors: 2
    Engine: 4 - Cyl.
    Interior: Tan
    Year: 1998
    Title: Clear
    Exterior: Black
    Engine: 4 CYLINDERS 2.7 Liters
    Inspection: Inspected

    Options:
    CD Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control

    The guy is asking $4000

    What do you guys think? thanks for any feed back....
     
  2. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    sorry, the pics didn't get posted for some reason even though they worked on preview post....lets try again....

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  3. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    Looks like a great deal! anything 4x4 ext cab is worth more than 4k haha sweet deal
     
  4. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    wow i just realized the guy put 84219 for mileage but odometer says 74219....gonna have to get that cleared up...would be an even better deal i guess
     
  5. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    Yeah man looks like a great deal
     
  6. Feb 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    Yeah dude, that is a good deal. If everything checks out (no accident, no rebuilt anything, no paint job), go for it!
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    turned out to be a scam...seemed legit, was answering my questions n everything....oh well...my search continues
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    What was the scam? Just curious...
     
  9. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    Hi,

    I made a mistake in the add, the truck has 74k miles on it.
    If you are interested in buying the vehicle we will use eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection since i have already left the truck in their custody. It's sealed and ready to be shipped. They will handle the transaction for me even though it is not listed on eBay. Shipping to your location will be made through eBay Motors Shipping Cargo, will be paid by me and will take from 3 to 5 days.
    You will pay for the vehicle only after you receive and test it.

    I'll wait your decision regarding my truck as soon as possible. If you want to make the deal, please send me your full name and shipping address so i can forward them to eBay Motors. They will reply to you with a letter containing all the instructions of payment and shipping, in order to complete the transaction.
    Please let me know what you decide.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    How did you know that was a scam?
     
  11. Feb 12, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    When I read this, I had red flag alerts going off. The deal just seemed too good to be true. I have seen scams on Craig's List. I enquired about a car and got an email reply about the car being shipped, military etc...

    Would've been sweet if it were true.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    Yeah, that does sound fishy.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    1) ebay will never take possession of anything
    2) no one is going to ship their car to someone without getting paid first
    3) shop on craigslist for a little while and you'll know exactly when something is legit and when its not. Some scams are much more obvious then this one was.

    just be careful. the scams work both ways, even if you try to sell something. one time i was selling something and i got an email from someone willing to pay 2x what i wanted so i could ship it to nigeria, i figured sure why not. i got an email with paypal logos and with @paypal in the senders email saying i had been paid. i was really close to shipping till i realized to actually log in to paypal to make sure i had been paid. sure enough, it was a fake email. even after knowing i couldn't tell the difference. again, just be careful.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    That's great advice, jeb1517. Thanks for the info.
     
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