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#4662482 - 02/11/18 04:13 AM Copart find " truth in lending post".
GON Offline


Registered: 11/28/14
Posts: 77
Loc: PA
This post is a demonstration on "the truth in lending" about some Copart finds. It may support how leaving certain truths from a post can paint a sometimes different picture of what the transaction/ sale really is.

This will be a two part post. I will come back to this post later today and post the Paul Harvey "rest of the story"

On Tuesday 6 FEB 2018, I placed the high bid of $350 and won a 2006 S500 4matic with 43k miles. This S500 was a one owner, never reported to be in a accident by Carfax, only Mercedes Benz dealer maintained, with full records, and last maintenance date of December 2017. This very well equipped S-class had some very nice upgrades rarely found on a W220 S-class, to include not only massaging and vented front seats, but heated rear seats. I am attaching the maintenance records from December 2017 through 2009.





Edited by GON (02/11/18 04:21 AM)

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#4662483 - 02/11/18 04:18 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
GON Offline


Registered: 11/28/14
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I can't figure out how to post the PDF of the maintenance records so I am posting it as a pic, may be hard to view


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#4662502 - 02/11/18 05:55 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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Edited by silverrat (02/11/18 05:56 AM)
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#4662679 - 02/11/18 09:25 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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Nice car for $350!

Is the engine sold separately?
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#4662714 - 02/11/18 09:46 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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I'm ready to read part two of this story.
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#4662740 - 02/11/18 10:09 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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You could get an easy five grand parting this thing.
What's the gotcha?
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#4662745 - 02/11/18 10:16 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: fdcg27]
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I think this thread is a result of what happened here:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4662472/1
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#4662790 - 02/11/18 10:48 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: fdcg27]
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
You could get an easy $5000 parting this thing.


EXACTLY!!
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#4662795 - 02/11/18 10:50 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: SatinSilver]
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I don't think so. That thread did decline into a peeing contest, which probably explains the OP's multiple Copart threads since, but this thread seems a bit different.
A nicely equipped, low mileage AWD S class with full service history and clean CarFax (for what that's worth) for $350.00?
We need to await the OP's relating the rest of the story.
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#4662799 - 02/11/18 10:53 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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You must be a used car dealer already or did I miss the close up of the driver seat wink
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#4662801 - 02/11/18 10:55 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 11/05/13
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Trying to draw any comparison between the AT&T vehicles I've purchased (be it the Saturn, or Durango) and what you're doing is laughable, at best.

Notice no front end pictures? The car has a salvage title, and didn't run, nor (obviously) drive. He is just stringing you along with this purposefully misleading garbage.

I'll save everyone the wait; here's what he didn't show you:





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#4662823 - 02/11/18 11:09 AM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
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Well, that cat is out of the bag.

Is this forum only big enough for one poster to talk about Copart buys?
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#4662887 - 02/11/18 12:08 PM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
GON Offline


Registered: 11/28/14
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Thanks RJ for posting the pics of the rest of the story.

I will be picking up the S500 tomorrow. My $350 winning bid actually cost $578.45 USD to Copart. Add another $70 to Uhaul for the car trailer, $180 in fuel for the F350, and tolls, and we are getting towards $1,000. And a day away from work. I will get up at 3am to start the drive to be a Copart by 8:30.

I have studied the burn marks for quite some time and can't figure it out. I am especially curious on how the passenger door mirror was burned, yet not a lot of burn in the engine bay. One wild speculation is that the S500 caught fire at the MS dealer, and the fire was actually originated outside the engine bay and drifted into the bay through the hood vent. I am also curious on how it was serviced at the MB dealer in December 2017, and made it to auction the first week in February. Very small window of time for insurance adjusters, etc, especially with the holidays. Beats me.....

I have two more S classes in the driveway for parts, both 4matics, one S500 and one S430. I may get lucky with the car, or more than likely I will take off some parts I want and send it to the crusher. If I do happen to get lucky, a 43k miles S500 is a very decent ride, but I will keep my expectations very low.



Edited by GON (02/11/18 12:11 PM)

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#4662945 - 02/11/18 12:50 PM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
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I'm hooked. What is the rest of the story?
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#4662949 - 02/11/18 12:52 PM Re: Copart find " truth in lending post". [Re: GON]
GON Offline


Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: PA
A few more things that put my purchase in the pain in the but category.

The S500 will be loaded onto the trailer by a forklift/ front end loader. I will not be able to touch the vehicle unto it is on the trailer and forklift gone. This car has air shocks, good chance air will be out of the shocks, and the vehicle will be resting on its tires. Issue is, how do you get the doors open when you get home, to put the car into neutral to get it off the trailer. With the air out of the shocks, even securing the car to the trailer may be a very big challenge.

I have a game plan, but all involves a lot of labor....

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