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Has he returned anyone elses questions?
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I happen to live very close to this seller. There is a lot of questionable car sellers here in Florida. On one occassion I drove down to Ft Lauderdale to check out a '98 BMW 750 iL that was on eBay, advertised as a "flawless" car. The pictures looked great, the buy in now price was like $ 21k, so I was hooked. When I saw the car and checked it over carefully, it turned out to be far less than flawless. The seller did not mention that 3 out 4 alloy wheels were severely damaged by rubbing against curbs. Not just scratched - gouged. The front window rubber trim was cracked in many places. The driver's door inner panel had a significant tear on the upper part. The kidney shaped front grill was damaged in several places and completely loose. There was a pool of oil under the car and I was told that this was because they just replaced the alternator on it. I did not realize that you dump the engine oil when you remove the alternator.
The front fender had a quarter size burned spot in the paint, as if somebody spilled acid or brake fluid on the fender.

Somebody bought that car and several weeks later I saw a negative feedback left for the seller. The buyer complained that the brakes were completely shot in the car and that it cost him almost $ 2k to get them fixed.

So much for a "flawless" car on eBay. Be careful and if you are serious about a car on eBay, spend a couple hundred bucks and buy a plane ticket and check out the car in person. That's my advice.

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you hit it on the nose p100, worth it especially if you plan on spending 20k!
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Excellent effort Gentlemen.
The one good thing to be said about this seller is: "Thank God that lack of character is not contagious."
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WHAT A SCUMBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am still looking for a 300TE wagon and I was searching Auto Trader and was SHOCKED to see that this car now has 70k on the odometer (when it had 82k listed in the eBay auction) two weeks when I started this thread.
Here is a link to the Auto Trader posting:
Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

The link the eBay aution is below if want to compare.
eBay Motors: Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series (item 110115487632 end time Apr-19-07 13:48:41 PDT)

Since the sellers phone number is listed in both, maybe we can bombard him with calls and questions about this discrepancy. We put enough pressure on him to cancel the eBay auction, maybe we can do something here too!!

If I lived in Florida, I would bring this to the attention of the DMV.

Sellers name is John and his # is 772 285-9896

Some ppl should just curl up and die!

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Just to be clear, I dont know this guy, never met him and have NO VENDETTA against him, just dont want to see someone get screwed!

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Here is the email I just sent to the seller:

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Man, it takes ALOT of balls to do what you are doing.

BULLSHIT you dont know about the discrepancy on the odometer.
I would love to hear your explanation how this exact car is now being sold on AUTO TRADER by you with 12,000 less miles than it had on it 2 weeks ago at the time of the auction listing.
Now miraculously, it has 70,000 miles on it when it had 82,000 2 weeks ago.

Let me put my boots on and roll up my pant legs in preparation for your reply.
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Dude, I like the reply! I wonder if the DMV down there in Florida would listen to people about it from different states.

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i think he shut it down due to the pressure...

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Odometer Issue

Florida, as in most states, states there is not a crime committed until the fraud has occurrred (sale)

and the seller was aware of said issue prior to sale
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