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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: September 27, 2019, 03:24:28 PM »
https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/d/brooklyn-2012-honda-civic-running/6987398275.html

Looks too generic, and I'm generally suspicious of any seller that doesn't post a picture of the odometer with the stated mileage....

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: September 27, 2019, 03:33:46 PM »
Looks too generic, and I'm generally suspicious of any seller that doesn't post a picture of the odometer with the stated mileage....
right, so assuming I see the car and the mileage, etc is real, is there anything else to worry about? stolen? very hidden flaws?
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: September 27, 2019, 03:38:27 PM »
https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/d/brooklyn-2012-honda-civic-running/6987398275.html
Yes those were the type of listings i saw. Although it seems they upped the picture quality and no duplicates. Always pictures on grass or in front of fancy houses. I don't know what their scam is but there's 0% chance that's a real listing based on that price.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: September 27, 2019, 03:45:59 PM »
Yes those were the type of listings i saw. Although it seems they upped the picture quality and no duplicates. Always pictures on grass or in front of fancy houses. I don't know what their scam is but there's 0% chance that's a real listing based on that price.
so not even worth it to follow up at all IYO?
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: September 27, 2019, 03:54:32 PM »
so not even worth it to follow up at all IYO?
It can't hurt as long as no money whatsoever is spent. Although I guess don't even call up with your main number/email. They might only be going after just basic contact info of people.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: September 27, 2019, 04:09:29 PM »
right, so assuming I see the car and the mileage, etc is real, is there anything else to worry about? stolen? very hidden flaws?
You'll likely never see the car. They're probably scammers looking for people who will send them money to order the car. Not too long ago I tried replying to one of these ads to see what would happen (fake name, address, and throwaway email). Here are the emails that we traded, and screenshots of the very-ligit looking email that I got from 'Ebay'.


Yehudaa: Hi. I'm very interested in your Rav4. Please send me more info, and please let me know when I can come test drive the car. Thanks!

Patricia Davis: Hi there, thank you for your interest in buying my SUV. My 2013 Toyota Rav4 LE 4WD has 82,360 Kms, with a 2.5L I4 cylinders engine, automatic transmission. It is in perfect condition, no need for additional repairs,no scratches, dings or rust. The vehicle looks great. It runs like new and all services are up to date. Also, I need to mention that it was never involved in any accidents. The value is CAD $3,500. It belonged to my husband but he passed away(had a heart attack) so I decided to sell it because to be honest, it's only gathering dust in my garage.I just moved with my daughter in Saskatoon SK so I took the vehicle with me and gave it to eBay to handle the deal.The vehicle is at the shipping company, sealed and ready for delivery. It's quite hard for me to sell it in person because I'm 61 yo and age gets you eventually. But with eBay you'll get 5 days for inspection and if you're interested in purchasing it, send me your full name, shipping address and phone # so I can have them to send you an invoice, meaning more details about how they work. Also you are not obligated  to buy it, no pressure...I've attached more pictures!


Yehudaa: Hi Patricia. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband! Let's go ahead with this deal. My full legal name is (fake name). Shipping address is (fake address). Please let me know to pay for it and when it will be delivered. Thanks!

Patricia Davis: Hello, I apologize for my delayed response but I am very busy with my work,I have received your complete delivery details and right now I will forward the information to eBay. They will send you the invoice shortly and you will receive it by email with all the instructions and details. Please get back after you receive the invoice from them so we can complete our deal. Thank you!

Patricia Davis: I just got an email from eBay saying that they have sent you the invoice with all details you need in order to complete this deal. Please check your messages and let me know if you got it. Also,on the payment notification you will find their phone number where you can call and get more info from their operators. I will wait for your reply.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: September 27, 2019, 04:18:12 PM »
anybody know of a cheap minivan in the tri state area
instead of writing "+1" and clogging up the thread give a like!

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: September 28, 2019, 08:22:16 PM »
anybody know of a cheap minivan in the tri state area
Not a minivan but...
Selling an 05 suburban with 240k miles for 3k

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: September 28, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
What Yehudaa described is what happens 99% of the time. People actually fall for those scams and send them eBay gift cards.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: October 24, 2019, 11:44:46 PM »
could anyone here give some advice buying cars on craigslist? anyone have experience in that area? the guy says he doesnt have the carfax and it was going for export but decided to sell it wtvr that means. obviously im not buying anything without bringing my mechanic whom i trust very much but what else should I be looking for and asking about?
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: October 24, 2019, 11:59:57 PM »
could anyone here give some advice buying cars on craigslist? anyone have experience in that area? the guy says he doesnt have the carfax and it was going for export but decided to sell it wtvr that means. obviously im not buying anything without bringing my mechanic whom i trust very much but what else should I be looking for and asking about?

Buy the carfax yourself. Ask him for the VIN and make sure the VIN that you get a carfax for matches the one on the car when you go test drive it.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: November 05, 2019, 03:36:33 PM »
Asking for a friend:

What should one expect to pay for a 3-4 year old Sienna or Oddysey with ~30k miles on it in NY/NJ?

Any suggestions of a good dealer to call for one?

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: November 05, 2019, 03:47:35 PM »
Asking for a friend:

What should one expect to pay for a 3-4 year old Sienna or Oddysey with ~30k miles on it in NY/NJ?

Any suggestions of a good dealer to call for one?
I had a very good experience with icar in lakewood very honest guy

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Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: November 05, 2019, 06:30:13 PM »
Asking for a friend:

What should one expect to pay for a 3-4 year old Sienna or Oddysey with ~30k miles on it in NY/NJ?

Any suggestions of a good dealer to call for one?
Yehuda Schechter, Auto discounters LAKEWOOD

Honest guy, nice selection, good prices (will match anyone else) and get you anything he doesn’t have.

Actually just bought from him (again).

As far as price, think would be around 18-20k (give or take based on years) for such low mileage
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