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#4698440 - 03/18/18 09:44 AM C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam?
tomcat27 Offline

Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3596
Loc: Chicago, IL
You can find many popular cars here for way below value. obviously it's a scam - but what is the angle??
2015 Rogue, 2014 Sentra, 2001 Camry, 2005 Starcraft, 1998 Dodge B1500
1996 Sebring Jx, 1984 F150, 1970 Cougar, 2013 XT250, 2010 Vstar, 2014 CTX1300

#4698442 - 03/18/18 09:51 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
spk2000 Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 999
Loc: Prospect, KY
I have looked at a few of these in the past and usually found they have frame damage or salvage titles due to water.
96 Grand Marquis
01 Sable LS
02 Montero

#4698451 - 03/18/18 10:01 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Brolly Offline

Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 215
Loc: Oklahoma
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.
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L

2018 Accord 2.0T Touring
0w-20 Castrol Edge Honda Filter

#4698453 - 03/18/18 10:02 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
JLTD Offline

Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 836
Loc: US
I saw the thread title and my first thought: "Flood Damage".

"Clean CARFAX"...sure, if it was never reported....
Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, AMSOIL® SS 5w30/same

His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, AMSOIL® OE 5w20/Wix

#4698476 - 03/18/18 10:21 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Warstud Offline

Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5507
Loc: MIchigan
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.

#4698485 - 03/18/18 10:29 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Look out for the ones that want the money sent through their specified escrow account.
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4698517 - 03/18/18 10:56 AM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Inspecktor Offline

Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 650
Loc: Twin Cities MN USA
If it seems too good to be true.......
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 291,000 mi

#4698613 - 03/18/18 12:27 PM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Nick1994 Online   content

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10313
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 229k Valvoline & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

#4698736 - 03/18/18 03:08 PM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: Nick1994]
Trav Offline

Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19346
Loc: MA,
^^^That's more like it.
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#4698743 - 03/18/18 03:14 PM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: JLTD]
earlyre Offline

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3893
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: JLTD
I saw the thread title and my first thought: "Flood Damage".

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

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)
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394

#4698758 - 03/18/18 03:26 PM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
40w8 Offline

Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 77
Loc: Texas
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.

Edited by 40w8 (03/18/18 03:33 PM)

#4699176 - 03/18/18 09:54 PM Re: C7 Vettes for $12k. what's the scam? [Re: tomcat27]
Patman Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 20501
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
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

With repairs, he spent just over $21,000 for this C7 and it seems to have worked out very well for him!
2018 Corvette (M1 5w30 ESP Formula & Fram Ultra)
2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive (GC 0w40 & Mann)