uturnCraigslist isn't that sketchy
TheBigAppleThere are many high pressure re-sale guys that use craiglist so watch out for them. They are pretty much scam artists.
I bought an Audi off one of them. He was extremely nice at first, and very personable. On the way to the inspection he pretty much forced me to go get a bank cheque first, then also tried to cash it on the way to the inspection. I got mad, told him this is making me very uncomfortable, he conceded and we went and got it inspected. The inspection came back poorly, but he already had my bank draft in his pocket, told me that a deal is a deal, even though the contract clearly stated "pending mechanical inspection that finds no major issues" etc... we got in a yelling match in the mechanics shop, then he pretty much told me to go fuck myself and walked out leaving me with the car and keys.
He called me 30 minutes later offering me $1000 cash and making sure I didn't cancel the bank note etc while I was literally at the bank trying to cancel it... I was in shock over the whole situation and the bank and police said I was SOL and it was a small claims court issue, so I took the $1000.
The repairs only ended up costing me $700 but that car never gave me any confidence after that transaction and a few months later I discovered a major problem that would run $2000+ to fix and may have already permanently damaged the engine. This issue was under a special extended warranty from the dealership but there were no symptoms so they were not willing to investigate my claim, even though I offered to pay for the labor to look into it.
I ended up selling the car on Kijiji later that year for about the same money. It gave me a bad taste for the local Audi dealerships, they were pompous fucking assholes when I tried to deal with them.
Anyways buyer beware!!
The next car I bought if craiglist was 1/4 of the price of my Audi and runs great, and I have supreme confidence that it will start properly every time. Plus I don't drive like an asshole anymore, those fucking Audis I tell ya! The transaction was great and I felt way better in my gut about the people I was buying it from!
californiagrownLol, that is entirely your fault for being totally spineless... And also buying a used Audi haha.
If op is similarly spineless and naive, he'll get taken for a ride no matter who he buys from haha. You as the buyer have the power, use it.
McNocheI buy my vehicles from a car dealership, new, like a white man.
ronders_I believe in built not bought, my friend, and last I checked I can't get a 1999 Eclipse GSX at a dealership. I guess I'll have to become "transracial" now.
McNocheI would pay not to be given a 1999 Eclipse GSX. Are you fucking kidding me bro?
professor_chaosMy dad bought a BMW off eBay and he got a tire in the mail - it cost $19,000. Solid tire