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  1. Lebowski
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 1,570


    I replied to an ad on Craigslist yesterday and received this response this morning along with several pics. I've never heard of this eBay services thing she's referring to and besides that the car was on Craigslist. What do you guys think-scam or legit?


    I'm selling it at this price of $30,000 because my husband died 2 months ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that's the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p. No damage or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained... I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. Me and my son decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents house in Haubstadt, IN trying to start a new life. We need to meet up to my parents place or I can arrange delivery - it will cost the gas money.

    I want to use eBay Motors services (5 days of testing prior purchase) for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing, please provide me your full name for the bill of sale, your full address and a phone number so I can notify eBay that you're selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure.

    I look forward to hear from you!


    P.S. I have attached the pics to the email, the specs are below:

    1948 Buick Super Convertible!

    The Buick is in superb condition!

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  2. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 562

    e z i

    Sounds questionable to me.
    Ask for HER phone number.
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  3. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,306

    from USA

    rain man...?

    er i shoulda said run man, away sounds hokie
  4. reverb2000
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 440

    from Houston TX

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  5. It's less than 108 miles from Louisville to Haubstadt. Take your $$ with you to go look at it and don't buy anything without a good look.
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  6. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Don't fret it's a scam... or at least a sorry attempt at one.
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  7. ^^This
  8. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,808


    Sounds like a scam for the reasons listed above. Check to see if the car is listed on Ebay. That is about the only way they will get involved.
  9. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,448

    from New York

    I agree with Rocky, jump in your car and see it for yourself, 108 miles you can do it in 2 hours. I will bet that the minute the caller hears that you are coming, she hangs up. If not you get great deal.
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  10. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 607


    Seller is having a little trouble with the English language. Red flags all over. Run!
  11. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
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    Joe Blow

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  12. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

  13. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,846

    from Idaho

    You buy car I love you long time !!!!
  14. Cree
    Joined: Jun 13, 2017
    Posts: 98

    from Montana

    If you do decide to go, don't go alone. Take a couple of buddies that walk heavy and keep the money off site, like at a nearby bank, where a safe transaction can occur.
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  15. Red flag for me is they have way too much detailed, personal info in their response.
  16. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
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    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

  17. Have them prove it by taking a photo of them standing in front of the car holding a sign that has your name on it.
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  18. Fucking scammer..........plain and simple.:mad:
  19. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,814

    from Ioway

    Don't munitions need to be tested/rotated and for quality control purposes? Drop a bunker buster on their house.
  20. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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  21. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    It's posted here....... in front of a car dealership.

    Last time I checked......Haubstadt, IN doesn't have palm trees.

    We also have 3-4 other cars on Craigslist that showed up in Des Moines in the last two weeks with appears to be similar in the ad text and ( questionably ) lower than the general market price. ( Notice the building it is front of ) (The building and ad text / palm trees)

    SCAM - I would say so - the ad has been running for two weeks in this area.
    They haven't been purchased for a reason - SCAM

    Hell..... tell her....
    Have her deliver the car to your house with the her title in her name signed over to you and then pay her OR
    Only after you have the title transferred into your name - then pay her.

    She needs to verify who she is and the car and title - yada yada yada
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  22. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    the car would be known to the Buick club
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  23. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,905


    I'd say scam as it sold for 89K in 2011 There is another yellow one on Ebay now for 79 K.
    Ask for a face to face meeting to see the car. You will probably get an answer that says they aren't able to meet people in person though.
  24. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 992


    First ebay has Nothing to do with Graidlist 2 different Venues
    2 Its the Oldest SCAM on the Internet!
    I think its been going on for the Last 6 or 7 Years
    3 Run a Virus Check on your puter
    & Stop talking or Emailing this Scamer

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
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  25. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 521

    from wisc.

    for $30,000 i don,t think so !!!
  26. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,593

    from Berry, AL

    Actually, eBay owns Craigslist, they bought them a few years ago. But, I've never heard of a 5 day trial period, and eBay and Craigslist are run as separate companies without any interaction between the two. Yes, it's for sure a scam. They want to lure you in with the thoughts of a free 5 day trial, which will never happen. Ain't much of anything free, and if it is free, most of the time it isn't worth a damn.....
  27. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,106

    town sedan

    Might be a scam, but Florida has been mentioned. Might be a legit flood car. Not to cast aspersions, but I'd be careful with any vehicle coming out of the zones of recent hurricane activity.
    Good luck. Nice looking old car.
  28. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,178

    from norcal

    Report to Craigslist, it is a bit of a self policing site
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  29. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,092


    Wouldn't touch it with a ten ft. pole. WAY too many red flags.
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  30. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
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    Donuts & Peelouts
    from , CA

    Im gonna put this b#@#! Up on my scammer thread I did a while back.

    Sent from my SM-J727T1 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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