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Old 07-24-2004, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was searching Yahoo Autos looking to see what M cars were for sale in my area and came across this beauty. The seller only wants $17000 for the car, it has to be a miss print right? Click here for the ad.
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It does seem too good....

But stranger things have happened. If you can get to it inspect it.....go for it.

If the ad is legit it's a rediculously good deal. But there's that pesky IF in there.
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Old 07-24-2004, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I just emailed the seller a few questions about the car, so hopefully I will hear back from them soon. I really hope that the price is true.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ty4- Do you mind keeping us updated when you receive a reply?
I am interested to see if that's the correct price too! Thanks!

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Old 07-25-2004, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't mind at all. I will make sure to keep you informed of what is going on.
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dont get your hopes up, that car is worth 60k easily
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i'm sorry to say there is no way that car is priced at that or in perfect condition, it is more likely a scam, a bent frame, or something along those lines... dealers would never give away a car like that.
But these "deals" come along sometimes... but usually from friends, rich people or both. (rich friends)
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The thing is sometimes you get rich people who'd rather sell the thing cheap to make it go away rather than wait for a serious buyer to make a big offer.

That's exactly how I got mine cheap. And yeah it needed some work, mostly just some TLC with the cosmetics, but certainly not so much that the deal wasn't still awesome.

Great deals do come along, but be careful.
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HOLY COW, this is an amazing deal, so amazing that it sounds fishy. I am thinking its missing an engine or transmission, even without that its a good deal.
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actually this is very common. Go to any site.. like autotrader.com and cars.com you will see a few ads in the bottom saying 2003 M3 yada yada yada.. 25000. all they want to do is get people intrested and call and then they actually give you the real price. its all a joke and i think it is the shadiest way of doing car ads.... personally i think they should be banned or have a person some how verify the sellers actual price.
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What's you are describing is called bait and switch and it's illegal.

So the good news is this is banned (if it's what you're saying it is). Bad news is apparently people still do it.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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well if you look at what the ad says.. .it says


$17,000 (or best offer)

so he could say that he had an offer of 42,000 and he is fielding other offers.. there are all kinds of ways around it.
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Sometimes they list the downpayment as a price for cars like this
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STOP STOP STOP!!!! That's definitely a fake. Yahoo has done an extremely poor job in auction and classified ads. I came across a 2003 M3 less than 10k mile for $21000. I emailed the guy back and forth. It all came down to the deposit. The fraudulent guy will ask you to wire in $500 or $1000 deposit via Western Union (another service that has done an extremely poor job protecting the consumer) or some other kind of service. After that you won't hear the person and your money is gone forever. In my case, I stopped in last minute finding out how many fraudulent cases have happened in association with WU. To find out more, go to google or yahoo and type in "western union fraud" and scroll thru to see how your money is not properly protected.

Don't let greed mess up your finance. And it's also a big waste of time. Those criminals are very determined and have absoultely no regret to what they have done to their vitims. In my opinion, those criminals are amongst the worst human beings you can come across in your life....

Be careful.
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For grins, I emailed a guy that also had a picture of his car, said it was in NY. When it came down to it, the guy said the only way he'd accept payment was through this particular Escrow service. I couldn't just come drive and pick up the car. That wa s a big red flag, probably his fake escrow company, if it even is an Escrow company at all, just a scam to separate you from your money.

Most of the time, these people are really in Nigeria. It's all about fake identities, fooling you, and getting your cash, whether small or large amount. Always a new angle with these cons.

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