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Old 08-24-2018, 10:51 PM   #1
 
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Cool Anyone buy a vehicle off facebook??

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I got facebook earlier this year, and don't use it very often,
but came across the vehicles for sale section while I was looking at a blower engine I want to copy.
There is a bunch of cheap trucks that would work great for my company.

A bunch are in the City, so obviously I won't be carrying 1000's of dollars up there, but might make an offer if they will deliver.
Are they usually complete crap?? some look decent, but don't want any drama if they are lying con men or thief's.
If it's falling apart or runs like crap, obviously I won't buy it.

Real experiences appreciated, good & bad.

Talked to a couple of guys, one was cool & honest, one was a goof.
Claims his dad stuck the wrong key in & now it won't start.
So instead of getting a new ignition switch for a few bucks, he's selling a decent looking crew cab dually, turbo diesel for like $2000???
Obviously an idiot or a criminal.


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Old 08-24-2018, 10:52 PM   #2
 
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just like any other for sale place, plenty of dirt bags, but also lots of deals to be had with people that dont know what they have
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I got facebook earlier this year, and don't use it very often,
but came across the vehicles for sale section while I was looking at a blower engine I want to copy.
There is a bunch of cheap trucks that would work great for my company.

A bunch are in the City, so obviously I won't be carrying 1000's of dollars up there, but might make an offer if they will deliver.
Are they usually complete crap?? some look decent, but don't want any drama if they are lying con men or thief's.
If it's falling apart or runs like crap, obviously I won't buy it.

Real experiences appreciated, good & bad.

Talked to a couple of guys, one was cool & honest, one was a goof.
Claims his dad stuck the wrong key in & now it won't start.
So instead of getting a new ignition switch for a few bucks, he's selling a decent looking crew cab dually, turbo diesel for like $2000???
Obviously an idiot or a criminal.


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Treat it the same as buying off of craigslist... always expect a scam and take the necessary measures to avoid being scammed.

All I’ve sold is a set of tires and transaction went fine. Met in a public space with my CCW.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:54 AM   #6
 
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I forgot to add, I heard the Orland police has a sales area surrounded by camera's.
I was going to call them to see if it's true, and if they will run the title for us.
I figured if I make them meet me at the police station, there is less chance it's a con man selling stolen vehicles??

Obviously after being in business this long and owning 40 ish vehicles I know to be un-trusting, which I am in every thing.
I'm a assume the worse kind of guy and trust no one.
I'm only asking to see if anyone else has done it, craigslist has been 100% waste of time for me, both buying & selling.


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just did week ago, guy was cool and didn't even post it on craigslist.... Of course I was carrying when we went to look at it
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I met at the Palos Park police station for a transaction. They have an "Internet Sales Area" with HD cameras. The police will NOT involve themselves in the transaction (checking titles, disputes about price or condition of item, etc...).
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When I sold my factory Raptor wheels, I met the guy at Burlington Police station. Transaction obviously went smooth but both him and I were traveling 30 miles so we just cut the difference and met there both for time and for both of our safety.

If I had to go into the city, I'd err on the side of caution and ask if they want to meet up somewhere "Safe". If they decline, out and find another vehicle to look at.
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