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The power of a CL Wanted ad........

I have looked high and low for an 80's Mercedes diesel. CL, ebay, internet searchs etc. I see the same thing over and over and the good stuff gets snagged fast.

I thought I would put a wanted ad on CL.

"wanted, Mercedes diesel $3000" This was in the wanted section and not even in the car section.

In 8 hours time, I have had 4 replies. 1979 300td, 1985 and 1982 300d's, and a 93 300d. The interesting thing too is that none of them are listed on CL for sale. These folks just saw my add and replied.
I'm not sure if I will find the one I am looking for, but this is fun anyway with the options coming to me. I kind of feel like pawn stars, I never know what will be in my inbox next.

fun.... try it
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Come back and tell us how many are real, and not (a) out and out scammers, or (b) curbstoners who are sourcing the cars from ebay or other Craigslist areas.
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Come back and tell us how many are real, and not (a) out and out scammers, or (b) curbstoners who are sourcing the cars from ebay or other Craigslist areas.
This.

Have you posted a wanted ad here or over on peach parts? Might find something good and the folks here and there are more likely to have a better car.

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Strange, he's gotten reply for 4 different Mercedes and not one is what he is looking for? What type of Mercedes diesel are you looking for? One that gets 50mpg.....I would check out that TD....
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I guess OP's area is a lot better than mine when it comes to diesel MBs. I posted same ad about 8.5 hours ago and haven't gotten a single offer.


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