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Old 03-19-2006, 08:36 PM
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E-Bay buying tips

I need ebay buying tips!! I want an older car for my first but my area has nothing but old people (no disrespect) to yuppies! So muscle is scarce. i recently found several muscle cars for sale with low asking prices and no reserve?? One was a pretty clean 69' camaro SS (allegedly authentic)

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Old 03-19-2006, 08:50 PM
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I suggest two things, One decode the VIN to see if you are gettin the car you think you are buyin. Two run the VIN through CarFax.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:01 AM
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Also check out the seller. There is a number in brackets... seller(234) type thing. The number is the number of buyers that have commented on that seller.

Click on that number and you can see what they have said about the seller. Note the number if high doesn't necessarily mean the seller is OK. Seller might be going down the tubes and have the last 50 as negative.
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In addition to checking feedback ratings, personally I try to look at what other items a person has been buying/selling. A con artist can very easily build up their rating buying/selling $20 items. If the item they are selling/buying is way out of the norm for their usual trading pattern I would recommend caution. Also when you look at previous items sold (if it's still within the timeframe) you'll often find the very same item sold several weeks earlier.
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:39 PM
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an absolutely BUSTED camaro SS of 1969 model year, we're talking blown motor, needs help on every body panel and a full ground up resto... somethign that basically looks like HELL is going to run you 6-7 grand. You'll be 30-50 into the car depending on the quality of work when you're done.

Look for something else.

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Old 03-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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I've been seeing a lot of auctions with an unbelievably low "buy it now" price, and you must be pre-qualified to bid. These seem to all be scams. If something seems too good to be true, especially on E-bay, chances are it is a scam. Why would you have to be pre-qualified to be able to bid on something that the final price is lower than what the opening bid should be. Scam city, beware
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Ebay isn't as bad as you think. I bought my 65' GTO off ebay just fine. Original 389 block and the guy that sold it to me didn't even know... I have a full time job selling used motorcycle parts on ebay and I can tell you it's not as bad as you think. The only thing you have to avoid is getting fake emails that request you to enter your private information on bogus sites posing as paypal or ebay. And every-so-often you get someone trying to make a bargain with you outside of ebay and for some reason he can't speak very good english. The staff at ebay keep a close eye for people bidding on their own auctions trying to raise the bids and we have been responsible for busting quite a few of these people ourselves. Just keep your head up. Follow your gut and never transfer money unless its through paypal or strait from hand to hand with cash.
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You might get lucky buying off eBay........I wouldn't do it. I want to see the car I am going to buy. If you have to travel a bit to buy something, so be it. You will have to travel to pick up an eBay car anyways.
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You've stated previously on this board that you're getting your dads chevelle and that your going on the power tour with it.





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Old 03-22-2006, 05:37 PM
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We'll You Gotta Have A Backup Plan, So Say He Gives It To My Brother (older) You Need To Keep All Doors Open, I'M CURRENTLY KEEPIN EYES ON A VETTE BLOCKS AWAY PLUS THE CHEVELLE ISN'T EVEN FINISHED
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:32 PM
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buyin tips

Now let me see, how many 15 year old "PROFESSSIONAL" do I know?
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:56 PM
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Its a joke im 16 in a month but the professional thing was a joke. It was supposed to play off the picture, the rolled mustang, the guy just standing there. Its a joke.
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