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Scam or Not

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by znoi, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    znoi

    znoi [OP] Member

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    So i found a really good deal for a 1999 4x4 sr5 trd offroad tacoma it is really clean looks like its brand new it has 128k miles for 2700 on craigslist the problem its in florida he wants to ship it to me does this seem more like a scam or a legit deal?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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  3. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Scared of that! "ship it to you?" Is it in pieces?:eek:
     
  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    znoi

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    nope its in perfect condition and he told me he couldnt talk on the phone because he is 95% deaf and he would ship it through a company that does that
     
  5. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Hmm... Still suspicious IMHO.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    04coma

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    what bout a title and all that good stuff deffinately look into it bud surely he has someone that can sign to him while youre on the phone??????? my daughter is deaf and its not an excuse it seems fishy but somtimes thats the best deals
     
  7. Sep 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    STLharry

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    it's a scam. dont bother.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    direct quote from CL: "OFFERS TO SHIP CARS ARE 100% FRAUDULENT"

    having said that sorry for the double post
     
  9. Sep 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    znoi

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    damn it it would of been a really great deal to :(
     
  10. Sep 8, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    Scam scam stay away!!!!!
     
  11. Sep 8, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    there is no way for 2700 it would be worth it to ship a car and sell
     
  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    Definitely a scam. If you can't deal face to face then don't do it, #1! I can't remember what it is, but there's some magic number under $3000 where the Feds don't get involved with fraud cases, so you'll be shit out of luck when you never get your truck. If it sounds to good to be true, then it is! On the other hand, you could have some fun with this dipshit by sending him some convincing emails that you really want to buy it. Ask for an address to send a money order to and then send him a shit load of junk mail and magazine subscriptions. Fucker!!!
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    100% Scam!!
     
  14. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    Those are always scams. ALWAYS... I bet he emailed you and said something like... The truck is currently in whatever location its posted in, and that he moved to another country but he will use ebay and that he has the truck at the shipping company ready to go. They do this alot, they use the pay though ebay or western union.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Avoid this like the plague! It reeks like some sort of scam!
     
  16. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    BigBawlzTaco

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    HAHAHAHAH I totally agree with him :D
     
  17. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    A guy that I work with lost $10,000 in an Ebay scam over a Harley-Davidson. To make a long story short, he never saw his money again. The FBI did nothing more than take a report of the incident. This happened a few years after 9/11 and the FBI had more concerns with national security issues than chasing down a $10,000 fraud case.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    petersharp

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    That was my first thought...would probably cost a grand to ship a car coast to coast. Why would anyone do that for a $2,700 vehicle?

    As for the 'I'm deaf' trick - what a lowlife.
     
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