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posted August 11, 2004 08:28 PM

My Truck Going Overseas...

Hi Guys, since my truck didn`t meet reserve on Ebay I listed it on hemmings motor news and have received an offer from a collector overseas, if anybody was interested in owning the NOS REPU now is the time to speak up and make an offer, otherwise its going to find a new home in europe.

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posted August 12, 2004 08:07 AM


Is it Werny? Hope the european offer is substantial! Might the connection be cultivatable for other, rare-on-this-or-that-side of the 'pond' vehicle and parts exchanges? (I have some ideas...) :)

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1st Gear
Posts: 25
posted August 12, 2004 09:05 AM

Be careful of scams. Make sure that the funds clear, and don't accept a check for more than the balance. There are plenty of overseas unsavory types that have worked over US auto sellers in the past.

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Posts: 424
posted August 12, 2004 10:01 AM

The shitter of it is, many banks will accept the check, disperse funds for it even, and in 3-6 weeks when they finally discover its counterfeit they come after you for the funds. You can't trust the bank to spot it before its too late.

THere's even been wire transfer fraud lately and I don't even KNOW how that'd work.

For such a transaction I tend to think that a reputable escrow service of the seller's choosing is the only way to go. If he's buying it sight unseen and shipping it in a container he won't balk at the extra precautions. It protects the buyer too afterall.

I don't want to see even more bad luck fall on Craig, he already has to sell his baby and no one should have to do that after putting so much work into it.

Orlando, Florida


'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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posted August 12, 2004 10:18 AM

Excellent points!

If I can be of any assistence in translating English-German, let me know... I also have a friend or two 'over there'... what part of which country is the buyer located in?

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Revvin Up
Posts: 95
posted August 13, 2004 06:21 PM

There's a famous internet/auto scam that works like this: the 'buyer' (who often claims to be a collector or the representative of a collector) agrees to buy the auto for more than the advertised price (so as to clinch the deal and predispose the seller to being eager to complete the deal, whereby he loses significant caution), then there's some sort of trouble at the buyers end and he offers some (bogus) collateral (or he requires a 'escrow' outfit of his choice, hehehe), the seller ships, never gets his money and goodbye-car.

Watch out! Use extra caution if the price seems sweet. You have about zero chance of recovering funds or getting any police help in these foreign things. The US state department is a joke. Interpol is not going to leap into action to rectify your foolishness.


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