Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I logged well over 100 grands on different transactions. Mostly buying.
Once the guy who sold me older Mercedes "With 50,000 on new engine" hesitated to send me copies of repair statement. After some violent dispute the faxed copy show receipt from no-name shop for rebuilding the engine 76,000 earlier and the engine had some problems. After more violent dispute the seller admitted his error and returned the deposit. He was the honest guy, just didn't see his car as a rust bucket.
Got burned by licensed Houston dealer. The high-mileage diesel "always garaged and very clean" did show some sun beating on the pictures, but even my low offer was overpay for the car that come with 38 paint and body defects, barely running with old filters and fuel leak. Eventually I restored the car, but the ebay insurance considers 20% lesser value as acceptable deal. What a joke.
The dealer is no longer ebay member, so he had to burn lot of people.