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Old 04-03-2004, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally found a BMW!!

1997 BMW 328is (black)
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all of the pics were on autotrader (if anyone saw), and he's taken the car off for now
SUPER good condition tho
Clean title and all (no accidents either)

all of this for only $4500

he wants to use an escrow service to close the deal and I have the car for 5 days before I decide to keep it

oh ya, whats the difference between a 328i and iS
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Old 04-04-2004, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd make sure it was a reputable escrow service. haha. I could be someone he knows and is splitting the money with. I've seen that happen before. If the deal sounds way too good to be true it probably is.
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Old 04-04-2004, 12:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just checked and the car books for about 13G's on NADA... unless there's something that's wrong with it that he's told you about you're probably getting ripped. I'd go see the car before I sent any money anywhere... and if I were you I wouldn't *wire* any money at all. $0.

Oh yeah - 328is is a 2 door and a 328i is a 4 door.
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Yea, all that for only $4500...hmmmm...somthing smells bad.
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Old 04-04-2004, 12:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've been corresponding with him for about 12 days now. After thinking about it, I wrote him asking of what service will be used and telling him of my suspicions of possible fraudulant activity. I live about an hours drive from him and I said I would be happy to come and see the car whenever was convenient for him.
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Sounds like a crock of shit for me. Does it come with an engine and tranny?
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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4500 is too cheap for a 1997...... Go to seeing the car before you buy it!
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I looked at this same car too I believe and I was told that it had some "minor" electrical problems which to me doesn't sound so minor to sell it for 8gs under bluebook... I'd be careful.
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I almost got frauded too. Track all phone numbers and addresses for reputible Escrow. It is a little more expensive, but I suggest ONLY using escrow.com. The car was on Autotrader too. It was Green with Tan leather, and in AWESOME shape. a 95 325i. So if you see one, it is probably the retard trying it again. oh yeah, it was $5k. As soon as I called him on it he stopped replying. I made a claim with the FBI's IFCC. I am not usually one to "tattle" about stuff, but he tried to rip me off. I hope he gets arrested and someone rips his panties off. Too bad too, the car was nice. Oh well. I bought a legit 93 325i instead.
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This is a scam. I can gaurantee that you received the same email I did from this guy. He says he's in Oregon, but I checked the IP address from the email he sent me, and it originated in California...

There are a lot of cases where people set up phony escrow companies in order to scam people.

Here is the email he sent me:

Hi, sorry for the*late response. I want to assure you that the car is still
for sale. I am located in Oregon and the car is with me. But I can ship it
anywhere on my expense. I am sorry because I can't meet you, but I'm always
on the road some small but important deals. I was just put in charge of our
offices in Brussels and Zurich for the next 4 years, and I have 3 weeks to
make all the preparations (selling my house, my car and my wife car, finding
a new school for the kids etc) This is the reason why i am selling the car.

I want to use an escrow service to close this deal. You will have 5 days to
inspect the car before you buy it. Let me know if you agree also let me know
if you are not familiar with the escrow service, i will explain how it
works. I want for the car $4500 i think is fair price, the car is in very
good condition, no scratches, no dings, no accidents or damages and very
clean a non smoker car. I have a clear title that will be shipped along with
the car.

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Mine was from New York, and they guy just happened to "accidently" put the wrong zip code in when he sold it. Accidently the exact opposite corner of the country, and the zip codes are not even close to the same numbers that it could have been a mistake. It looks like your guy did not have very good english either. I say anyone caught up by this, make a stand. Report it to http://www.ifccfbi.gov.
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