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#1997 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [alamocity]
May 03, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Thank you for replying Alamocity. Here's the e-mail I just received from the seller:
Thank you for your interest in my 2008 Nissan Altima. I have
recently divorced my wife, this Altima used to be her car. This Altima
is in excellent condition, it has no engine problems, no cosmetic damage
or hidden defects. All power equipment works perfectly.
The car has 41,471 miles, it's an automatic transmission, it has a
clear title with my name written on it. My asking price is $2800, I have
no need for this car and want to sell it fast. The car was dropped
at a local shipping company in Pine Bluff, AR and it will be shipped
from there if necessary for inspection and test drive before you buy it.
I really need to sell it ASAP as I am undergoing special military
training, getting ready to be shipped to Iraq.
Get back to me if you are interested in purchasing and we might have a
Here are the link to some pictures of the car:
If I ask him anything ... what should it be? Ask about accidents, repairs, etc? Anything else?
Thanks ever so much,
#1998 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [kyfdx]
May 03, 2010 (6:42 pm)
Hi kyfdx: a scam? how so? I mean .. it's listed in my local paper .... how does one scam you with a car ad?
Read the email I received from the seller .. the 'dropping off' sounds strange to me. What do you make of it?
Thanks so much,
May 03, 2010 (6:59 pm)
And another one, that seems too good to be true:
2006 Honda Accord: 4 door sedan with automatic trans., 2.4l engine, midnight black with tan leather, airbags, abs, AC, CD, Loaded, garage kept, runs great $2,900.00
#2000 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [diana_elaine]
May 03, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I would verify that the owner has a clear title and would recommend that you have the vehicle inspected by a professional to verify that the car does not have any mechanical problems, been in an accident or gone through a flood. The black book trade in value for the base 4 door Altima with auto is somewhere around $11,245 so if this is indeed an up and up deal it's a steal, just be very careful that it's not one of those too good to be true type of deal.
#2001 of 3633 Re: Another one [diana_elaine]
May 03, 2010 (8:30 pm)
I'd say the same rules apply on this one as well. Just wondering if you're seeing these on Craigslist as I've read some stories with less than happy outcomes.
#2002 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [kyfdx]
May 03, 2010 (9:12 pm)
Yep. These are classic craigslist scams. Tread carefully.
#2003 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [diana_elaine]
May 03, 2010 (9:21 pm)
I have listed legitimate vehicles on Craigslist and had people try to scam me as buyers. This is a scam. Don't fall for it. When I see these cars listed at ridiculously low prices on Craigslist, I know they are scams. Evidently, people fall for this. Don't do it; you will be sorry.
#2004 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [diana_elaine]
May 03, 2010 (9:22 pm)
If this car is as good as the seller says it is, he could bring it to Nissan dealership and walk out with a lot more than $2800 cash. So something seems VERY fishy here. I've heard of cases where a divorced person sold a car or other asset of their spouse at a ridiculously low price out of spite. I wonder if that is going on here...
#2005 of 3633 Re: 2008 Altima ... Please advise [alamocity]
May 04, 2010 (2:47 am)
They claim that the title is free and clear in their name ... I say 'they' because, I've wrote to a few of these ads, and am getting back replies, that sound similar, I hate to say. Bummer! I had a suspicion, it was too good to be true... there's not just one or two at this price, there are many. The stories I'm hearing of why they're selling, are somewhat in the same 'groove'. I'm going to Iraq, my wife is leaving me, I have personal problems ... etc. etc.
These are being found in my local paper, and I'm surprised and angry, that they're allowing scams to be run ... today I'm going to talk to someone at the newspaper.
Tell me though: do any of you know, just where do they get these cars? Or are there really NO cars at all, and the scam is, to get your money? I can't imagine, that there's really any car at all, because there's no way, they would have ALL these cars for those prices.
Oh .. and here's a website, the last person linked in her e-mail: http://www.expertadls.com/
She told me that this company is handling the deal. Another told me this:
The car is enlisted in the eBay VPP program so this deal must go through them.
#2006 of 3633 Re: Another one [alamocity]
May 04, 2010 (2:50 am)
Nope .. not craigslist, my local paper (online).