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Hi All....

I just stumbled upon this listing....

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=165358479

How in the world can this be the price?! What's wrong with this car?! Anyone have any info on this listing?

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They're closed today....will see if they're open tomorrow...Labor Day, so who knows....

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It appears to be an elaborate scam that's been ongoing for a while....

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Read through all 5 pages...."if something sounds/seems/looks too good to be true, it is"....

I will still try to contact the dealer to verify/deny the reality.....

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The seller is Payless Auto Trader. That matches what shows up in Google. I have a hard time with the palm tress and a home that looks like it should be in Florida.
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Hi Papajam - yes, I see that the location is a real place. My question is if the car advertised is real, which I suspect is not...see link to 4C Forums above discussing it. I tried calling the number, but got busy signals, so I sent them a fax requesting validation of this car or not....waiting to hear back....

Hi Ossodiseppia - yes, either FL or CA or somewhere else with PALM TREES! Definitely NOT NJ!

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I think either the ad is a scam or the car has had damage such as flood damage. I would never buy a car unless you have it inspected. I heard of a car that was sold for very little because the wife was very upset about a pending divorce and sold the husband's car.
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Hi Ossodiseppia - yes, either FL or CA or somewhere else with PALM TREES! Definitely NOT NJ!
That's why I posted the link. The pics were NOT taken in Jersey. Yet the 'dealer' contact area code is a North Jersey code (I know; I have the same code).
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I heard of a car that was sold for very little because the wife was very upset about a pending divorce and sold the husband's car.
---> Hell hath no fury like....for real!!

(No reply to my fax from the "dealer" and I could not leave a phone message = highly suspect of a fraudulent listing!!)

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That reminds me of Art Grindle Dodge in Orlando, FL. back in the 70s.

He would make outrageous offers to get people into the dealership.

I have no idea how many cars he sold, but he was certainly entertaining!

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I emailed the car gurus listing and received this reply back:
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It is still for sale and I'm willing to sell it for US $29.000. The car is registered on my name, it has 7,200 miles, the title is clear (VIN ZARBAAC41FM141225- no lien, accident free) also it drives and runs great. It is located in Buffalo,NY and I'm selling it because I'm not in US anymore. I live in UK with my family now.

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https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=folder%2cjpg

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Email Domain is in Germany, not England (w2.tutanora.de, IP 81.3.6.163) This is exactly the same text as referenced in a post in the thread on the AR 4C Forums under the Purchasing and Orders sub-forum, in the "*** $39500" thread (5 pages long), but with a different mileage and price quote. Again, note the dealership it's at now is in NJ, and this person says it's in Buffalo, NY....note the palm trees in the shots of the original ad - NOT NY, NOT NJ, hahahaha! Probably SoCal or FL...more likely SoCal. I'm going to play along, then hit him with this thread reference....why, it's the King of Nigeria after all, lol!

Too bad...it would have been an amazing deal IF TRUE!
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HA! Car is no longer listed on car gurus.com.....hmmmm....wonder why that is?!

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