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melly6708's avatar

Should I buy the car?

Asked by melly6708 (502points) September 12th, 2008

Ok so theres this car (2003 toyota camry) for sale ($3,500).. but the car is over seas.. and the guy who has it for sale says that he will bring it to my house for no charge and i have 5 days to make up my mind if i want it.. and that i will have to pay him though a secure ebay account and if i dont want it then i can get a refund.. SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE .. RIGHT?

ugh! i told my dad and he is unsure.. he’s scared that it might be a fraud.. what do you think.. SHOULD I DO IT OR NOT??

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Les's avatar

Um.. this screams scam. I’d say that there are plenty of Toyota Camrys on your own continent (unless you’re in Antarctica). Buy local.

shilolo's avatar

This is a scam, for sure. Stay away. Craigslist has a whole section dedicated to this type of scam. This is a classic.

melly6708's avatar

lol.. yeah im not gonna do it.

windex's avatar

Is it a Camry made in Nigeria?

melly6708's avatar

no its a camry that is registered here in the us and he said that he was stationed in the UK and took it with him.. but he has it for sale in the US

Lightlyseared's avatar

If you prefer you could just send me a cheque

bodyhead's avatar

I’m selling the same thing except it’s solid gold and encrusted with diamonds. All you have to do is wire the money to my contact in Nigeria in order to claim ownership. It also farts money. Send me a PM and I’ll tell you where to send your money.

Les's avatar

@body: You have yourself a deal, but only if it is one of those Yaris cars that split into two.

FrancisRude's avatar

DONT DO IT! Even if you get it though, that 3500 can be more expensive in the longer run. If you can see the car physically and check it yourself that everything works and no leaks and crap etc.. Then do it, but i suggest spending big bucks like cars, better to check it out personally.

But if hes military and brought it thre then i guess its fine. But i will check the car first though, transact securely. Good luck.

sndfreQ's avatar

Be. Very. Leery. Any requests for money in advance, Identity info (SS#, PayPal login/ID, etc.) RUN.

allengreen's avatar

This is a rip off scam o the oldest variety.

basp's avatar

If it sounds too good to be true, then it IS too good to be true.

Keep your $$ and buy something local.

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