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Old 09-19-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Flexx autoconsignments, scam or not

Posted before, one reply. Would like more input.

The deal. Buying trailer listed on craigs list. Seller using Flexx auto consignment to broker it. You can't go look at the actual trailer, just pictures and their wood as to condition. Flexx receives full payment and then delivers trailer for your inspection. You have 7 days to return trailer for full refund.

Kind of scary to me. Anyone out there ever delt with them before?


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Old 09-19-2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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Flexx appears to be a real business. I suggest contacting them and seeing if the trailer is in their possession.


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Old 09-19-2017, 12:04 PM   #3
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Buying a trailer from Craigslist without an in-person inspection is a nearly guaranteed way to be ripped off.

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Old 09-19-2017, 12:10 PM   #4
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Cudmac just fyi you could have just posted another question to your original thread. Sometimes they just get overlooked or nobody has an answer.

Now that you've further explained how this particular consignment works that doesn't sound to appealing.

Looking at or trying to have someone look at the trailer seems pretty routine. Seems a lot of effort to go through a purchase to have it not meet your needs.

Pictures show a lot but leave a lot of questions.

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Old 09-19-2017, 01:07 PM   #5
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Sounds like you have to make full payment before inspecting. Absolutely no way that is going to happen unless the trailer is at a drastic discount.

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Old 09-19-2017, 06:16 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Flexx auto consignment

Thanks to you all for your input. There are other details which I didn't include that had alarms going off in my head, but I was disregarding them in my quest to find a trailer. I have sent a email to Flexx withdrawing my offer to purchase.

Thanks again,

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Old 09-20-2017, 09:45 AM   #7
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I see that you are from West Michigan, as I am too.

I have had very good experiences with Woodland Travel Center in Grand Rapids having purchased two Airstream TTs from them.

I sold my previous Airstream on consignment through them, so I know that some of their used inventory my be consignments.

It might be worth talking with them.

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