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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-15-2010, 09:38 PM
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Your scenario may not be a scam necessarily, but it does sound fishy. Maybe he's a roommate to the other guy and needs to make some money quick so he's selling his car while he's gone, or a drug addict selling his brother-in-laws car while he's on vacation, any number of possibilities come to mind. These are absurd theories of course, but definitely not beyond the limits of some pea-brained criminals.

I recommend joining the R129 section here and asking those guys for leads on the car you want. BTW, that's arguably one of the best Mercedes ever built.

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If the docs he is holding include the CA title and a NOTARIZED power of attorney that is either general (can do anything) or special (includes the right to transfer titled assets) and your contact has valid ID that he is the holder of the POA, then you're protected from fraud if you buy the car. That does not mean that if the other guy is committing fraud somewhere in there that the rightful owner may not come back for the car, but it means you're clear of any fraud charges ... although you might still have to give the car back and pursue the contact for your money back.

Third party transactions are always fraught with some manner of peril. The only way I'd proceed on that course is if I personally knew the seller or the contact, preferably both. Otherwise I'd walk away.

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A Russian walks into a bar in Oklahoma and asks another Russian "Hold my Benz and docs while I go back to Russia k brb thx bye"
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A Russian walks into a bar in Oklahoma and asks another Russian "Hold my Benz and docs while I go back to Russia k brb thx bye"
'cept if it's in a bar wouldn't one be a "white russian" and the other "black russian?"

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Good one...
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So what's up, gcbmb?

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