Found a car! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 12:50 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AKain is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I finally found a BMW!!

1997 BMW 328is (black)
Sport Pkg.
5-spd
92k miles


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
AKain is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:01 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i64X is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to i64X
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.

<img src='http://www.tcbmi.com/i64x/signature.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
i64X is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:04 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i64X is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to i64X
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.

<img src='http://www.tcbmi.com/i64x/signature.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
i64X is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:10 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Mattitjah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mattitjah is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Mattitjah
Yea, all that for only $4500...hmmmm...somthing smells bad.
Mattitjah is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:10 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AKain is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
thanks
AKain is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:18 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AKain is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
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.
AKain is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 01:26 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Mattitjah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mattitjah is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Mattitjah
What did he reply?
Mattitjah is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 04:06 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Andrewsd1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Andrewsd1985 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Andrewsd1985
Sounds like a crock of shit for me. Does it come with an engine and tranny?

PRESIDENT OF THE OVER 10 YEARS OLD AND UNDER 100K MILES CLUB
1993 325i 5spd
Benfer Performance Intake
M-tech Pedals and Shiftknob
Bavarian Auto Floor Mats
Wheelskin Steering Wheel Cover
Panasonic Head Unit
Euro Projector Lights w/ black Housing
Black Housing Clear Corners
Dinan Chip
MORE TO COME!!

<img src='http://plaza.ufl.edu/dunna/Pictures/banner.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Andrewsd1985 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 10:23 AM
Super Moderator
 
dutchbmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute dutchbmw has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to dutchbmw
4500 is too cheap for a 1997...... Go to seeing the car before you buy it!

BMW '96 M3 (SOLD)
June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
dutchbmw is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 02:40 AM
What? No Autobahn?
 
jrhaile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Spokane, Wa
Posts: 3,525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile jrhaile
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.

jrhaile is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 08:29 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CaliKast is an unknown quantity at this point
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Front.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	59.8 KB
ID:	7125  
CaliKast is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2004, 11:21 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DMan328 is an unknown quantity at this point
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.

Regards!
DMan328 is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2004, 01:56 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CaliKast is an unknown quantity at this point
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.
CaliKast is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Random Pictures Of What's Inside My Car! Delmarco Picture Showroom 12 11-21-2004 10:31 AM
Found a great LinK Doogle325 Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 0 07-05-2004 11:33 PM
I got my first car! A 1987 BMW 325! SeanH 3-Series (E21, E30) 26 08-16-2003 09:11 PM
I found specs on my car! donutchow Other Rides 6 05-15-2003 03:18 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome