Great info, Tim! People just never get tired of the same scam.:shrug:I followed up on one just for fun and the story goes like this: a lady in New Brunswick is in a wheelchair and her husband just died and she needs the cash for an operation so that she can walk again... whatever!!! The car is conveniently sealed in a shipping container at the *fictional* Moncton eBay warehouse. I would also have to pay eBay to release the car. The shame of it is that stupid people actually fall for it.
25k would be a little hard at the moment considering we pay premium on everything sold in Canada. Just keep looking, price will come down eventually. Good luck!Looks too good to be true, I'd keep looking. I doubt $25k is enough, but good luck on the hunt.
The instructor located the real car in the picture without a VIN? The scammer probably gives different stories to different people everyday. He must be good in creative writing. rotflThis is hilarious to those of us who know more than the typical AutoTrader reader. I was speaking to a track day instructor yesterday and he's checked this out too.. No story about little old ladies in wheelchairs, but the car is in fact a US car, currently located in Colorado. The instructors has reported the car to AutoTrader's "fraud line". Stay away (unless you're in colorado)