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Sep 27, 2006 (4:12 pm)
On 2/1/2006 I purchased a car from Sheehy Ford of Marlow Heights (Maryland) and I have had nothing but trouble since. I understand that I cannot print the names of the culprits, but if you don't go there, you will never need to inquire. I have reported them to BBB, but so far they haven't been very helpful. In not so many words, they are not honoring the agreement made by the former GM, who has not quit. Actually, I know there has to be some problems there because the dealership has gone through 1 GM and several floor managers since February of this year!!
The 2nd day after purchase, the trunk wouldn't open--I took te vehicle back, because I have 3 days to return the vehicle for a "refund". The GM said he would authorize the repair because he didn't want to refund the sale--I had the trunk fixed by the authorized repairman...Now 7 months later, I receive a bill where Sheehy refuses to pay the bill--AND I'M EXPECTED TO PAY UP!!!
I just want to save someone of the trouble that I have gone through for the last 7 months...I am totally turned off from SHEEHY FORD ---the Sheehy name is now a disgrace to hard working honest people looking for a quality vehicle and people of interity who stand behind their word and the vehicles that they sell to the public!!!!
Sep 28, 2006 (10:43 am)
Are a good place to slander a business.
Who knows what the other side of this story may be?
And, where do people get this three day return idea? this applies to solicited sales only. If someone sells you a Kirby Vacuum at your front door, you have a three day cooling off period!
and, what does this have to do with Auto Trader?
#79 of 86 Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good?
Jan 31, 2008 (6:40 am)
I was wondering if any of you have had a similar experience buying a car using Autotrader.
The seller is in England and the car is suppose to be in NY in a warehouse, the seller is using Moneybookers.com escrow services (UK based company, works like paypal), they require a deposit of 35% of the transaction to deliver the car for 10 days for inspection.
I did my research and got the car fax on the vehicle, it shows the last owner to be a auto auction.
The seller require the deposit to be paid to him as a money order before they can deliver the car for inspection.
The car is been sold for a lot less than the market value.
It looks like a scam but I wanted to see if anybody else had a similar experience.
#80 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:02 am)
Definitely a scam, RUN RUN RUN away.
#81 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (9:25 am)
yup. Escrow service and warehouse are 2 key elements in most of these car scams.
#82 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [afranco]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Run away, run away!
If you do this, you WILL lose the 35% of the purchase price!
#83 of 86 Good for research...
Feb 03, 2008 (5:42 pm)
The last used car I bought I located on Autotrader. I then went to the dealers website where I found it listed for $1000 less.
I would recommend Autotrader to locate a vehicle but I would then search the dealer's site or call the dealer to confirm price.
#84 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [qbrozen]
Feb 09, 2008 (9:39 am)
Hi is there anyone else that knows or have been victim of this scam
#85 of 86 Re: Autotrader Moneybookers escrow, Bad or good? [frankiboi]
Feb 09, 2008 (10:39 am)
Google "Auto Escrow Scams" and you will find a bunch
I had a guy in England try to run a similar scam on me here one time but we caught on quick.
When I contacted the bank he was writing the stolen check on they said I was welcome to forward the info but it is so rampant they probably would not pursue it.