found some parts but weird deal ?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by inenidok, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. inenidok

    inenidok In Overdrive

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    well i found some rust free parts for my chero about 300 miles away. well good prices and even a rust free hood. well in the contacting of this person i could never get a phone call they refused to call or i call them. they wanted me to go there this sunday and buy the parts which i would love to buy but i have yet to speak to them by phone and i have no address where to go and i guess they wanted to meet a pre arragned location, they would give me before i leave in an email. which i thought was odd and i am having to pay a guy i know 200 bucks to take me there and bring me back. another thing was strange why would you cut up a prefect rust free torino with no body damage and no rust? i could never get a answer from them i did not know if i was dealing with a female or a male i had no idea who i was meeting or what. so saturday i back out of the deal just makes me uneasy with no contact info no human contact and not knowing a head of time where i am going. just to odd for me what do you all think
     
  2. Giska1

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    Looks like a kind of scam, or it has to be stolen gods:eek:
     
  3. hawk

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    I think you did right. If I'd gone there under those circumstances I wold arrive early and had pistol handy.Sounds strange.
     
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    sounds like a new episode of 48 hours
     
  5. ribald1

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    One should always have a pistol handy. That goes without saying.
    I've turned the tables on would be scammers, it is an enjoyable experience.
     
  6. DonC

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    Very strange deal, would not have gone myself.
     
  7. Denny

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    Yeah, maybe if it was local, but I wouldn't drive that far for such a strange deal, no matter how good the deal sounds.
     
  8. inenidok

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    yeah i think i made the right call too myself i am glad i was not the only one that would question the deal.
     
  9. Kev250R

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    You did the right thing. Just curious was this a Craigs List deal? I love CL and have yet to really have a bad experience however I did have a strange experience a little over a year ago. I found a guy selling a Delta cross-bed tool box which I thought would be great for a truck I'd bought for my Niece. The price was very good so I called the guy. He sounded like a stoner on the phone, then he mentioned he was a high school band teacher. We agreed on a time and I asked him for his address. he said even if he gave it to me I wouldn't be able to find his house with a GPS. Instead he told me to meet him at a local pizza place, he said (I'm not making this up) he'd be on a skateboard.

    I talked to him a few more minutes and finally got a house number and street name out of him. Plugged it into Google Maps on my BlackBerry and took a drive. I was waiting for him outside of his house a few minutes before we we're supposed to meet at the Pizza place and to see the look on his face you'd think I'd just pulled-up in a spaceship! He got paranoid and asked me (several times) how I'd found his house (he swore he hadn't told me his address on the phone). The funny part was he lived in a heavily populated tract of homes near a mall; even without GPS I could have found his house just by knowing his address.

    So I checked-out the tool box. It was as he'd described and much better than I had been expecting. I asked if he had a key to the locks and he said they were in his house. He quickly ran-off and I could hear him yelling at his wife and slamming doors. He returned a few minutes later with a handful of keys, none the type which would open a tool box (he tried house keys, a couple of car keys, etc.) two more trips into the house and he finally found the key, helped me load the box in my niece's truck. I paid him and was on my way.

    It's funny, as I was driving down to the guy's house I was regretting my choice of not bringing someone with me just in case things got dangerous. Driving home I regretted not bringing someone with me just so I'd have had someone with me to share a few laughs with!

    Sorry for 'Jacking your thread but I just had to share!

    Kevin
     

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