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01-21-2009 04:58 PM
dj_chizzle sucks you missed out on a good deal, but good thing it didn't end up being a scam.
01-21-2009 11:32 AM
jgano23 better luck next time.
01-21-2009 11:17 AM
infamousbliss yeah glad i caught it on the title. oh well. it was disappointing, but your right at least id din't fly to utah and have his old man say hey get the f#@$ out that jeep and shoot me or something.
01-21-2009 11:15 AM
infamousbliss how about it. i'm glad i caught that when he showed me the title.
01-21-2009 11:10 AM
jgano23 wow, that sucks dude. but it is probably better that way, at least you didn't have to travel all the way to utah to find that out.
01-21-2009 10:57 AM
infamousbliss so here is the update. the guy meets me at the bank yesterday at noon. like he said he would. he is a jr. his father's name was on the title and he said he wanted 93 for it not 39. i emailed him 3 times time confirm the price and he said 39. anyways 93 is not that bad but i opted out of the deal. oh well. wish i could of taken advantage of that deal but i just can't swing the payment right now
01-20-2009 12:41 AM
01 TJ Good Luck and BE CAREFULL! A buddy of mine bought one of these unbeleivable deals on ebay and got scammed o the tune of 5k!! It took a year and a half to get his monet back but broke even becaus of leagl fees! Again, GOOD LUCK!
01-20-2009 12:37 AM
Originally Posted by BARKDOG67 View Post
Im telling you this because i use to sell cars and have seen all the scams come my way. I know and you know that kid can sell that jeep for more than 3900 fast and easy. I would get the title and see the jeep and verify the vin number in person before you hand over any cash. You also need to make sure it is not in his parents name , that means his name only not father/son or mother/son names on the title. If you don't watch you will lose your money and it will take a long time to get it back , if you do.
x2. Also, the Jeep may be in his name but any smart parent would put a lien on the vehicle in their name. I'm betting this is either a scam or you're about to travel a long way just to find out that this isn't going to happen. Either way it sounds like no one here is going to sway your decision so good luck...
01-19-2009 11:26 PM
chesterspl Yea it can't hurt to try but I would want to see the title through a fax before I go. If they bought it for him as a gift it may be in his dads name. His dad may put the kibosh on it when he figures out what is going on and if I traveled that far and got screwed someone is going to the hospital or the morgue.
01-19-2009 09:01 PM
Twozerofd Good luck on this one. But I guess unless you try you won't actually know if its a scam or not.
01-19-2009 08:56 PM
rookiejeeper I have seen these ads on Craigslist in the Richmond,Va. area on a weekly basis. I usally email them and tell them I will be reporting them and they remove the ads but they always show up again. I responded to a couple of ads when I was looking for my 97' Sport and received the same email that "Kevin B' referred to.

You know what they say...If it sounds to good to be true......!!!

Good Luck, but be careful with any personal info.
01-19-2009 08:42 PM
Triple88a good luck man, hope the kid is just screwed up.
01-19-2009 08:23 PM
orange05tj Did it get flagged?
01-19-2009 08:19 PM
BARKDOG67 Im telling you this because i use to sell cars and have seen all the scams come my way. I know and you know that kid can sell that jeep for more than 3900 fast and easy. I would get the title and see the jeep and verify the vin number in person before you hand over any cash. You also need to make sure it is not in his parents name , that means his name only not father/son or mother/son names on the title. If you don't watch you will lose your money and it will take a long time to get it back , if you do.
01-19-2009 08:11 PM
jdhallissey To p-rev if there are sex slaves I will come help transport just let me know! hope it is legit. I will buy it off of you for 5k! hajahahaha
01-19-2009 08:05 PM
afrats ^^^^
01-19-2009 08:05 PM
speepdaedeesi +1 on the craigslist ad.

i saw one on here recently for the same kinda deal. i was going to reply just to see what was up, but it got flagged by others when i looked it back up.

one thing ive noticed on all the scams on craigslist, is they use html for the ads, so they look fancier, and they always have their direct email on the ad.

kinda hard to explain but someone out theres gotta know what im talking about.

ads dont around here like that dont last long. others in teh area know they are scams and flag em quick.

but yea just be careful!!!!!!
01-19-2009 07:47 PM
p-rev check the trunk for a dead body, large amounts of cocaine, or sex slaves being smuggled.
01-19-2009 06:52 PM
rrich If you are going there - why use ebay at all?
Inspect it, AND the paperwork.
Go with him to the DMV IN THE VEHICLE - have them do the transfer into your name from HIS. GET A COPY OF HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE TOO. Doesn't hurt to take a few pictures of it before you go - and "accidentally" get him in the picture too.

What can happen?
It's not his.
If you leave it out of your sight when at the DMV it gets "stolen."
Pay by check.

Sounds like a scam.
01-19-2009 06:52 PM
cherokee980 Be careful!!!!!!!!
01-19-2009 06:43 PM
infamousbliss i've spoken with the kid on the phone and i really think his is just in a tiff with his parents. either way i don't care what his problem is. if he is going to sign over the title to me for $3900, then i will take advantage of the situation. he's telling me he can't get a loan cause he hasn't paid any of his student loans and everything is catching up with him and his parents have had it will him, yada yada yada. personally i think he talks to much and i hope i can make my bank do this tomorrow. he goes to school at umass and i plan on meeting him at my bank tomorrow at noon.
01-19-2009 06:33 PM
GrnTJ Well I honetly hope this works because I was about to buy a Rubi on ebay right before I found out it was a scam. I was royaly pissed but atleast I hadnt lost my $$ yet. Good luck and your one lucky son of a gun if this works out.
01-19-2009 06:29 PM
Kevin B Hey I'm just letting you know I was recently surfing craigslist baltimore and found a 2001 Wrangler Sahara for sale for $3970, this sounded perfect as I am a poor high school student looking for a wrangler. I emailed the person and got this as a response:

"First of all I want to thank you for your interest for my car. I sell it at this price($3,970.00 ) because i'm in a divorce with my husband.
Now the car is in my property and as a women i don't need it. This car is in excellent working conditions, no scratches,
flaws or any kind of damage, slightly used in 100% working and looking conditions and comes with a clear title.
From the beginning you have to know that for the payment I request only secure pay, I prefer the payment to be done using eBay services.
We will use a safe payment method because I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account for $20,000.00
The final price that I want for this car is $3,970.00 including shipping and handling.

If you are interested in buying it please provide me your full name and address so I can initiate
the deal through eBay.
I will wait your answer very soon.

Kristen Cutkosky"

I thought it seemed really sketchy and because you said something about paying through ebay I figured you would probably appreciate seeing this. I think just as your title says this deal is just to good to be true and I would be careful with your money

01-19-2009 06:08 PM
infamousbliss he had my loan officers phone number and fax number. you take me for a fool. j/k
01-19-2009 06:04 PM
orange05tj So...he has all your banking information?
01-19-2009 06:03 PM
infamousbliss wife is kinda pissed i said i was going to utah alone. i asked her if she was willing to sleep in the jeep for 2 to 3 days with out a shower. she said she wanted to get rooms. not in my budget. hahaha
01-19-2009 06:01 PM
afrats Sweet. Make sure you keep us posted and post pics when you get it.
01-19-2009 05:57 PM
infamousbliss i hear you. if his is willing to work it out with my bank and the bank approves then how can i go wrong? my parent would do similiar stuff when i was growing up, force me to make a choice. i think this on eis just back firing for all of them. his loss on the jeep and a kick in the nuts for the parents. he sent me the dealer invoice from when he bought it and a copy of his registration. i haven't received a copy of the title yet, but as of this very moment it seems legit.
01-19-2009 05:46 PM
p-rev dude it probably is too good to be true. people get scammed on craigslist all the time.
01-19-2009 05:43 PM
B86W05 i hope it works out for you
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