I Need some professional input from the Sharks

Old 11-19-2009, 03:08 PM
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Im in process of buying a BBC for $2900--Im smart enough to know if it sounds too good to be true it usually is-The delima with this is hes using the Auto trader as a go between.Im to send the money to The Autotrader who holds the money until I have recieved the engine-I just recieved a phonecall from him & guess what? He has a hell of a foreign accent??The ad# is 1718475-And just when I think I have seen them all??Check this out for me,Theres noway it can be for real--He is suppost to be in the Army in Fl.& the engine is in CA. Maybe I can tell him I will pick up & pay in person?
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:18 PM
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I went and looked at the ad and this is what I figured out.

1) That pic looks like it has been taken out of a magazine or something. It is too clean for a non professional photographer.

2) I would ask him exactly where that engine is and if you can have the name of the company or person that has it in their possession. If he gives the name to you then call them directly to see if they have it.

3) no phone number listed on ad. Red flag there.

4) Going thru autotrader for the deal sounds like a scam to me.

5) New member. Joined less than 2 weeks ago.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:30 PM
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sorry Wayne , but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 ' pole , he also has an add for a Porsche for $2900.,,,,he just joined yesterday,,,,,IT'S A SCAM ,,,ANY BODY THAT WON'T DEAL STRAIGHT WITH THE BUYER IS BAD NEWS , PERIOD....HELL THE BLOWER IS WORTH MORE THAN THAT NOT TO MENTION THE HEADS,,,,I'm with Dirka , it"s a magazine picture , thats all you will get is the picture,,,,,,,,,,Paul
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:34 PM
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When its to good to be true, its got to be a scam. JMO !!! $2900 The blower and carbs are worth that. Good luck If your looking for a blower motor I'm thinking about sell the one out of the chevelle.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:37 PM
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Run Forrest!!!
The engine is supposed to be in California.
The Porsche is in West Virginia and he's in Florida.
Wouldn't take the chance.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:49 PM
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Wayne-

Look at his other ad, Ad #1718440

Now go to this link

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...sc/925915.html

Looks like the same car in the same location doesnt it?

Now check the price $13900

That porsche seem too low? I am going to be that Hemmings car is posted elswhere and our new member lifted that photo just like the BBC.

Cant gaurantee it but gut says scam.

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Old 11-19-2009, 03:58 PM
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He did give me a ph# 303 731 5344 I just cant figure how he can use The Autotrader to help scam?I Been on here long enough to smell a rat,Just wanted some opinions..
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:03 PM
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i will be in so-cal all weekend if you need someone to go look at it and make sure it is real..... as a side note i believe it is a scam also.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:27 PM
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http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...ed=0CCkQrQQwBg

Here is the Ebay listing he stole the pic from.

200378558547

Pic look familiar?

Mods- you might want to freeze this guys account- obvious Scam

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Old 11-19-2009, 06:49 PM
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ITS A SCAMMMMMMMMMM AUTO TRADER DOES NOT DO ANY TYPE OF MIDDLE MAN DEALINGS......
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