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looking to buy another first gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 06toyoboy, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    06toyoboy

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    Hey guys i am looking to get another first gen tacoma this truck i found on craigslist its an 03 tacoma with 89000 miles on it and its set for a really cheap price, i have been talking to the seller but i want to make sure its a legit sale. Any of you know or can give me some advice as far as buying a truck from craigslist. i would really appreciate it and would like to thank you in advance.
    o and by the way this is an out of state sale/buy and the seller wants to do it through ebay, is going through ebay for a buy a good sighn of someone trying to sell something not just scam you?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    CNEDEER

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    100 % SCAM!!! Stay away
     
  3. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    this guy seems legit. he has send me some more pictures of the truck and i was kind of convinced with that "we will use ebay" shit. but i have always had second thoughts of doing stuff like this so i will wait and see if he sends me another email
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Why not just drive and see him in person? Better to waste a hundred bucks in gas to find out its a scam then to spend $10k and find out.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    See if he will give you a phone number... but in all honesty if it sounds too good to be true, then it prob is.
     
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    i stay in california this guy is in montana....
    i asked him for his number he said he was to sick to even talk on the phone, thats when im like wtf, and then i told him that yea we want to go through with it and use ebay and i just recieved an email from ebay and also another email that says a customer service rep will help me out. I have this guys name and adress in montana.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    jobrien shit happens then you die

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    False false false crap don't do it all scam
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    ^^ This!
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Too sick to talk on phone

    Wants to go through ebay

    Hmm...
     
  10. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    do not do this! the same thing happened to me (buyer said the exact same thing that she had an ear infection and was not allowed to talk on the phone) when i was tryin to sell my mud flaps for $120 on craigslist a lady said the same thing and we agreed on a price and i got what looked like a legit ass cashiers check in the mail for $1,625 and i was told to send back the remaining balance because the excess was for shipping. well what happens is you send them money back but then the check bounces and your fucked because they want to do it through Western Union and the money can be picked up at any location so it is virtually untraceable. this has been happening a lot lately on CL. google search it man it's a huge scam
     
  11. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    not trying to be a dick, but why ask for our advice is you don't wanna take it. I am on craigslist all the time tacomas seem to be a very popular choice for scammers. I could go on the cleveland craigslist and find ten different people with tacomas trying to scam people. Every time I have tried to deal with them they suggest going through "ebay" that way we are both protected. Bullshit! Many will tell you they are overseas or out of the country as well. Very common.

    If in the event it is real, I would ask for the Vin, actual pics of the vin, ALL the sellers information and so forth.

    However, I would be willing to bet its a scam. Just my .02
     
  12. Nov 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    and every time i have come across something like this the emails they send look like a kindergartener wrote them
     
  13. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    No one insists on ebay, their fees are too high. If anything, legit ebay people would rather sell the vehicle in person to avoid the fees.
     
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