Is this a scam?

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020

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    my general rule of thumb is, if it seems to good to be true, it most likely is....atleast on the internet.




    Maybe a bit sinical up for something like a car, I wouldn't risk 3K...but I have no idea about car prices, so its possible its legit. Still my gut would say no.
     
  3. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I sent an email basically saying where and when, and got this reply

    I know it sounds fishy... is there anything I can do to verify that it is legit?

    What should I reply back with?
     
  4. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    If you can't go see it in person do not bother.

    I am seeing these cars go for $8-10K at the used car lots so probably a scam.

    DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!
     
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    Look, someguy, I don't want to sound harsh, but anybody in Utah advertising a car on a local Flint MI Craigslist (with free shipping and insurance, yet)

    IS A SCAMMER!

    Why do you even have to ask?

    Don't even bother looking at Craigslist ads if they are from out of area.
     
  6. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't know he was in Utah until he replied to my email, which was after I created this thread.
     
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    It's a scam. Already playing on your sympathy to sucker you in... There is no way this guy is shipping you any car from Utah. Tell him you'll come see it and pick it up, he'll undoubtedly explain other complications...:cool:
     
  8. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Why do people even bother to start threads about this sort of thing? ;) The answer is always the same.... It should be a sticky: "Q: Is this a scam? A: Yep."

    --Eric
     
  9. someguy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I feel the same way. Wouldn't have bothered if I'd known he was out of state.
     
  10. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    KBB says it should be about $8-9K. Also on that page you linked to when you click on the VIN link there is an error. That's probably not a great sign.
     

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