Monday, June 21, 2021

It was too good to be true!

 Cars of importance to someone:

Either a '32 or 34  not sure, but sure is nice..

 This is about a close scam on a Coach.  If I posted it before just skip it.  LOL Thanks.

For today:

You undoubtedly have heard the axiom, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Well we have been talking and thinking about downsizing our RV. A friend sent us a lead on one that was VERY GOOD! A beautiful small Mercedes diesel RV.

The lady selling it did not need it, ‘she had won it in the divorce and definitely did not need it, and just wanted it  gone. It was on an ‘E-bay private sell’. The price, $19000, 1/3 of its value.  Not only that, but shipping and delivery was free to anywhere in the USA, the location was Wichita, KS. WOW. I have bought much from ‘e-bay’  and wasn’t worried, but the deal was amazing.

It is on e-bay for goodness sake. So I clicked BUY NOW! I got the coach, I had 4 days to change my mind or pay for it.

The deal was actually too good to be true. The prices of similar coaches were from $49K to $83K. So I checked with e-bay fraud section. They said for me to check ‘My messages at My E-bay and it the messages I had received were not there then it was a scam. They were not in my messages.

I emailed back that I was buying a ticket at charlotte, NC for Wichita and would bring the money and save them $2300 on shipping fees. Where can I meet you and see the coach?

Silence. Ebay said they would locate the site and shut it down. They had copied E-bay’s pages and messages perfectly.

So Yep, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. LOL

Nite Shipslog

PS: I just heard today someone here in the area sent $60K in a wire transfer for a '55 Thunderbird.  They called to say a couple days later the Bird was loaded on a flat bed for delivery across country and the Flatbed had a wreck and caught on fire. Truck and Bird were a total loss. there was on liability on the truck and none on the Bird, they were sorry!  OUCH


Lisa said...

That sure was good deal. I was getting excited for you until I read the scam part.
Most people are good but some are not.

Be careful

betty said...

Glad you figured it out Jack before it cost you any money! I know there are a lot of scams out about corgi puppies. Scammers will get a picture off the web of a litter of corgis and then set up for people to buy them, sending in a deposit. Of course no such puppy exists and by the time the people figure that out, they've lost the deposit and no dog is being shipped to them. Sad so much scamming going on!


Rosie said...

I am so happy that you were not caught by the scammer. That saying is almost always true, but some people always think a bargain is safe. Why do people do this scamming, it is so sad that some lose their life savings to scammers. Here it happens too and recently a widow in another State was scammed by a family friend, and now he says he has spent the money, it's awful to hear these stories. I hope you get an RV that is suitable for your requirements.

Mevely317 said...

As I mentioned Sunday night, my e-Bay project's dead in the water. (The spirit is willing, but ...)
I'm so glad to know eBay has measures in place to protect buyers. Like the old whack-a-mole game, these crooks will probably show up elsewhere, so it's best to keep your spidey senses at the ready.
I don't know about you, but I hate having to be suspicious of near anyone and anything. Not the way we were raised, no sir!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is so true... if its's too good to be true, it probably is. Scammers are a part of life now a days, and we always have to on the look for them. They can fool part of the people some of the time. But thankfully they didn't fool you. Good to be a wise shopper.

Dar said...

It's a 'phew' moment when it's close to 'gettin'ya.' I'm glad you caught it before it was money out of your pocket and into the scammer. Phew! It is sad that there are crooks around nearly every corner that we have to wisely avoid. I'm sure you'll find the downsized coach someday. It will be meant to be when that day comes. You're a wise shopper and yes, it was too good to be true.
loven'hugs from up north where the sun is back in our skies. Back to gardening and outdoor our summer sun.