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C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? #4698440
03/18/18 08:44 AM
03/18/18 08:44 AM
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Chicago, IL
tomcat27 Offline OP
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You can find many popular cars here for way below value. obviously it's a scam - but what is the angle??

https://www.carsforsale.com/Search?Make=...rDirection=desc


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698442
03/18/18 08:51 AM
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Prospect, KY
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I have looked at a few of these in the past and usually found they have frame damage or salvage titles due to water.


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698451
03/18/18 09:01 AM
03/18/18 09:01 AM
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Oklahoma
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Everything about that site is odd. A R8 for $40’s??? I tried to look for a car on there and the iPhone threw a message up “form not secure are you sure you want to proceed”. Most of them say for sale by owner in Jacksonville FL most of the photos aren’t even from that part of the country.


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698453
03/18/18 09:02 AM
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I saw the thread title and my first thought: "Flood Damage".

"Clean CARFAX"...sure, if it was never reported....


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698476
03/18/18 09:21 AM
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I've seen the same thing on Craigslist. I texted one ad asking for the mileage on a vehicle and when they replied they wanted my E-mail. The seller was suppose to be 30 miles away but when I googled the area code it was somewhere in Cali.

Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698485
03/18/18 09:29 AM
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Look out for the ones that want the money sent through their specified escrow account.


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698517
03/18/18 09:56 AM
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If it seems too good to be true.......


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698613
03/18/18 11:27 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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They're overseas military folks who are stationed in Afghanistan and need to sell their car to you through an eBay transaction, just pay with PayPal so it's "secure" and they'll have the car shipped to you.

Or maybe he's a Nigerian Prince.


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: Nick1994] #4698736
03/18/18 02:08 PM
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Trav Offline
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^^^That's more like it.


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: JLTD] #4698743
03/18/18 02:14 PM
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Lima, Ohio, USA
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
I saw the thread title and my first thought: "Flood Damage".

"Clean CARFAX"...sure, if it was never reported....


exactly.
How much Flooding has there been along the Gulf and New England coasts In recent years?

how Deep Was Houston for How Long??? (Hennessy is Houston based)


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Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4698758
03/18/18 02:26 PM
03/18/18 02:26 PM
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Texas
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Houston broke its rain record with approx 60 inches.

Maybe 1million cars totalled between Harvey and Irma.

Any used car in US should be suspected of being water logged!

Should be good way to get exotic engine swap.

Last edited by 40w8; 03/18/18 02:33 PM.
Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27] #4699176
03/18/18 08:54 PM
03/18/18 08:54 PM
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Oakville, Ontario
Patman Offline
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If you're mechanically inclined and willing to take a risk, some of the flood damaged cars can prove to be a real bargain. Read this story here

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c7-...r-or-is-it.html

With repairs, he spent just over $21,000 for this C7 and it seems to have worked out very well for him!


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