Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Have to add chilly experience with ebay my son had few years ago. He bought BMW awd on ebay and regardless my advice to drive the 600 miles on weekend -he paid $500 for delivery.
The truth was terrible. Even the shoddy pictures would show the good side of the car. The other was "refreshed" with rattle cans. On AWD car the front drive-shaft was missing. To top it the seller drove the car for 2 years without putting the car on her name, so the pink slip was from the seller she bought it from.
Ebay did offer negotiations, but not a warranty, because the car "would fit under slight misrepresentation, but was still drivable". Finally my son negotiated dropping the car locally to seller relative (we drop it at the church parking lot, since the relative didn't want us to know her address) and son got his money he put for the car back, loosing "only" the shipping charges and our time.