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Old 05-30-2012, 08:16 PM
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Default THT guys near DAVIE, FL.........can you help?

I won a truck on eBay from a dealer in Davie. He isn't responsive to me (or to the other two buyers within the past week). The deal is smoking, but only if I can buy it from him.

I will only buy it with cash for truck. That will take a week for plane reservations. His response is, No Deal. He want's a wire ASAP. That's the problem.

Solution is for somebody to locate, inspect, and buy the truck from the guy. I would be happy to pay a finder's fee to anybody that has the time, proximity, or interest in getting this deal closed. I would wire you funds with which to convert to cash for the sale.

if you are inclined, PM me or send to rspickering@gulftel.com

thanks!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:22 PM
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:09 AM
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I am in Davie..... In meeting today until around 1pm.... But be happy to help.....

Sent you an email.....
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:45 AM
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Thanks, guys, for your generous offers!


We have a member tracking down the truck (that seems to have been traded to another dealer in town) and we should know something shortly.

Thanks to all for your PMs and support. At this point there seems to be no more need for help (especially if the truck is gone). THANKS again!
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I'm in Davie too, and would be happy to help, but this sounds like a pretty common scam that is happening around here. I suspect the truck conveniently "traded" when he realized you have local resources here that can investigate before you send payment. A lot of people wire the payment in good faith, only to never hear from the seller again.

I hope it pans out for you, but be careful.
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Originally Posted by obxdiveguy View Post
, but this sounds like a pretty common scam .
thats an understatement for this deal it sounds
Hope it works out but really, it shouldn't be that dificult
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:06 AM
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Just my opinion.....but I wouldn't get near something like this, it has SCAM written all over it!
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Originally Posted by YfusMabuty View Post
Thanks, guys, for your generous offers

...and WHO are YOU???
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Originally Posted by YfusMabuty View Post
Thanks, guys, for your generous offers
Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
...and WHO are YOU???
The scammer that is trying to sell you a truck.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Just my opinion.....but I wouldn't get near something like this, it has SCAM written all over it!

It's possible (of course), but I suspect it has more to do with a seller that didn't get what he expected from the No Reserve auction, so he played hard-to-get with buyers on 3 different autos.

That doesn't make the vehicles bad; just the seller.

Seems that he traded the truck to another dealer down the road, and we're working on that today.

...and people wonder howintheheck I'm a bull-headed Capricorn.
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I'm in Davie also...they have the big Manheim Auto auction here so there's a lot of used car flippers down here with no storefronts and bad raps.
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So you won the auction and he is not providing the truck?
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I'm in Davie also...they have the big Manheim Auto auction here so there's a lot of used car flippers down here with no storefronts and bad raps.
I took a look at the truck this afternoon and that was the story with this one....it was beat to s***. Horrible re-paint job on one side, seats torn, dings on all panels, and a large dent with rust on the left quarter. After my roommate bought a car from a local mom and pop shop that blew the motor after 2 weeks, I'm glad I could help Rick save a lot of time, $$$, and headaches


Win one for the good guys!

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Leeroy is a man that selflessly helps people when they need help, and his efforts on my behalf today can't be overstated; what he saw is a 180 from what was shown on the eBay listing. The listing showed what...a different LR3?

There's a lesson here, folks. I'm no stranger to eBay, but I'm imagining how I would have reacted if I'd flown into town after paying for the truck and found the POS that LeeRoy saw.

This is the essence of a quality internet forum where people help people. I'll do my part to play if forward!
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I'm glad that you did not get screwed!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:43 AM
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If it's in south florida and it sounds too good to be true, it is. Always.
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If it's in south florida and it sounds too good to be true, it is. Always.
Good information that's added to the reference to Manheim auction and a lot of storefront dealers.

In this case, though, it was an eBay auction; not a dealer with a super deal. I look at all the very nice photos and continue to shake my head that the exterior and interior were able to be cleaned up so well for photos. Lucky to have had a THT member eyeball the truck!
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Glad Leeroy worked it out for you. My own rule is to never make a big purchase without having it inspected, no matter how good it sounds. FYI...you can pay dealers about $500 to buy cars for you at the Manheim auction...I got a great deal on a BMW that way.
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FYI...you can pay dealers about $500 to buy cars for you at the Manheim auction...I got a great deal on a BMW that way.

Personally, I don't know enough about the auction process, but from what I've seen on TV, buyers don't have any time to actually inspect the vehicles. That would bother me.

eBay buyer protection would have applied in the case of the LR I was looking at, since it seemed to be substantially different from what was represented. I danged sure wouldn't have wanted to test THAT theory, though.


Comically I bid and won ANOTHER 2006 LR3...and this time for $8779! Seller was a first-time seller and had hit the wrong button (he wanted to end auction because he sold the truck). No harm, no foul, on that one since it was an honest mistake and nobody strung anybody along.

What's interesting is that all data-bases now include both the $12100 and $8779 sales, so the price of 2006 LR3s is going to drop in the short term. Silver lining, I think, but a good one for buyers.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:14 AM
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And the think the idiot at the dealer in Davie was trying to tell me those cars only sell for $17k+ and his was the best deal out there. His truck should have been $7k since only half of it was painted correctly
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