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xDelirium
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xDelirium Jul 23, 2:11am - #229624 

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Sounds fishy...

Guys, i've been looking to buy a 2000 GTS for the longest time now, and i've found some decent prices in my area (around $10k) but i found a woman in london who is selling her 2003 GTS 6 Speed for $8,000. There would normally be no problem with this, but she insists on a western union deposit of $2,000, then she would pay for the shipping of the car over to the states. She says the only reason she is selling the car so damn cheap is her daughter recently had a kidney transplant, and she simply needs the cash.

My only concern is that direct western union deposit...any thoughts?
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GTQuentin Jul 23, 2:25am - #229625 

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Idk, any way of getting insurance?
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theretiredpimp Jul 23, 2:27am - #229626 

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Don't do it man. Western Union is not traceable. I was trying to purchase a motorcycle on ebay for about 6 months and there were all these "great" prices on 2003 and 2004 R1s and R6s. But they all required Western Union deposits and they all were somehwere in Europe. Anyway, to make a long story short, they were all scammers. Don't do it. If you go on ebay, they strongly advise against doing business with anyone who demands payment by Western Union etc. Ask her if you can pay her via paypal and see what she says. Or if not that, a legit escrow service. I don't want you to be scammed. thumbsup

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xDelirium
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xDelirium Jul 23, 2:33am - #229627 

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Hah, yeah pimp I was thinking the same thing (PayPal). And no..I don't know of any way of getting it insured, sadly frown I'm going to contact her right after this about the PayPal.
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kenny_celi Jul 23, 3:39am - #229628 

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I got jipped $2000 (deposit) trying to buy supra from some guy at Idaho... and sending money through western union was the dumbest thing I did... No trace, No nothing... I learnt couple rules off this one... When you buy car... Go take a look at the car before you put any money down... And Dont ever send money throuhg Western Union because there's no insurrance or any tracing. All it will show is that your money was picked up... and gone.

Internatial...-> Funny thing is... they always claim that they have some sorta hook up so they are willing to send the car for free or some thing like that... NEVER trust it.. you will end up getting jipped like me cry
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Jul 23, 3:52am - #229629 

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damn kenny that makes me wanna cry just readin about it. id be about ready to sacrifice someones ass straight to hell if that happened to me.
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 23, 5:47am - #229630 
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You don't put deposits down on cars. You go there with the money & a friend and drive the thing home. Ask for her photo ID, match that to the ownership & match the ownership to the VIN# in the windshield, and check for any outstanding liens & then you are good to go.
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stefanoc Jul 23, 5:59am - #229631 

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but seriously, gts costs WAY MORE than wut it costs in US. thats why not a lot of ppl have celicas in europe.
and second, all issues put on a side, MONEY IS MONEY. it doesnt matter where its coming from. western union or eastern union.
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Chelica815 Jul 23, 7:19am - #229632 
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I say shop somewhere local for the car. Saving a few K but purchasing it international is not worth it IMO.

I like to see the car and etc. when I purchase mine.

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blackcel Jul 23, 7:42am - #229633 

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Like the retiredpimp said, there are a lot of people out there just scamming. This one sounds just like all the others. When i was in the market for a motorcycle i ran into a lot of these. DON'T DO IT, you will be out $2000. Just my input.

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spaztikid Jul 23, 7:44am - #229634 
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fuck that...


get a car thats currently in the US...
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kenny_celi Jul 23, 8:19am - #229635 

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They really do own the car.. The title that this guy sent me was for real. Checked with the DMV and the title did exist..

But without paperworks, their ID, their phone number, their address, and picture of themselves, this whole thing is just fake.

I fell into those trap and I know I made a big mistake... If I had those deposit money with me, I wouldnt have half complete car right now. That deposit money that I lost costed me complete car...

Dont do it and you will probably find out later that someone else ended up getting jipped.. Hopefully, it's none of the ecelica member... one damage is enough... none of you guyz should suffer from it. happywink
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oas Jul 23, 8:45am - #229636 
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its left side drive in london any way arent it rigth side were you live?
and i wudd not do it and in uk i think fhinks like that get covert buy the goverment
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Jae Jul 23, 9:26am - #229637 

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Originally Posted by xDelirium

Guys, i've been looking to buy a 2000 GTS for the longest time now, and i've found some decent prices in my area (around $10k) but i found a woman in london who is selling her 2003 GTS 6 Speed for $8,000. There would normally be no problem with this, but she insists on a western union deposit of $2,000, then she would pay for the shipping of the car over to the states. She says the only reason she is selling the car so damn cheap is her daughter recently had a kidney transplant, and she simply needs the cash.

My only concern is that direct western union deposit...any thoughts?


DON't GET IT.
I know a friend who was going to buy a supra from london for 8000$.
And he paid half of the car to ship it to US. And the car never came and the guy never answered back. And you can't really do anything about since, its in other country.
We told him not to get it, it sounded too cheap for TT supra and it was out of country. I personally don't even trust if it was out of state.

You should buy a car thats around your area. not only you get to see the car first, you are sure that car is there and make better deal.
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kenny_celi Jul 23, 9:36am - #229638 

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Was that black supra? I messed around w/ that london guy for a while... knew it was fake... He was taking it serious just to grab the money...

but Idaho one... I didnt see it coming... It had 89k miles... so $15000 sounded just correct...(non-turbo 96)
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kenny_celi Jul 23, 9:38am - #229639 

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On the bright side tho... I ended up w/ 240sx(^_^)... Im really glad that It had the engine... which made fixing up really easy lol
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csheriff Jul 23, 5:23pm - #229640 
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i wouldnt do it if i were you. anything over 200 bucks i dont do over phone or internet, i do it in person.

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Polykarb Jul 23, 6:07pm - #229641 

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just go to a dealership and buy one

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eddie_725 Jul 23, 6:18pm - #229642 
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Are the celica in london more powerful then the us and dont have a catalatic converter. And its called T- sport right. confused confused

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Veilside_300 Jul 23, 6:22pm - #229643 

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I think 8000 dollars must be about 5000 pounds. The value of that car (which I might add would not even be called a GTS) is more like 17,000 pounds. Its a definite hoax. I can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to even consider it.

Even if it was genuine the car would fail emissions in America, you'd probably need new cat/exhaust etc. Plus all the hassle of registering it and so on.

FORGET IT!

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RookieGTS Jul 23, 6:25pm - #229644 

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yeah man dont buy from over seas people and crap. I dunno buying from a private owner too is just roo risky. Thats why i choose to buy a car from a Certified Dealer! I know i did when i bought my celica ^__^
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xDelirium Jul 23, 9:19pm - #229645 

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Yeah..thanks guys. I COULD buy a 2000 GTS auto for $7,400 about 40 miles from where I live...but i'm dying for a 6-speed..
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Tater Jul 24, 2:22am - #229646 

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Don't get screwed, read this informative E-bay listing: Scam Info
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shawnstam Jul 25, 3:54am - #229647 
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just go buy yourself a new car, dont but someone elses problems.
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xDelirium
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xDelirium Jul 25, 5:28am - #229648 

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i might wind up really buying that $7,400 2000 GTS auto.. I have to buy a first car that i can afford on a dishwasher's salary frown
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Virtuous_One Jul 25, 5:55am - #229649 

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I would'nt do buisness like that dude!...To risky, never know what kind of scam they are pulling!...Don't do it, I like to see you get a nice celica!...Get your money's worth go to your local dealer!...You'll be better off. I got mines new from the dealer and here in the good old USA!... thumbsup
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