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Old 08-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Tow vehicles on ebay

Just wondering if anyone has purchased a new TV on ebay and if so how was your experience.



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Old 08-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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I bought my 2003 Suburban on ebay. I've had it for a year now and am still happy with it. When you buy, make sure the seller has a good rating. It is better to buy from a dealer than an individual, usually, unless you can do a thorough inspection. I was overseas when I bought, and had to take a leap of faith. I did do my research, however, on the seller, before I pulled the trigger.

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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eBay Purchase

A few years ago, I brought the wife an Audi A-6 on eBay. We live in Missouri and the car was in Charlotte, N.C. I simply called the Audi dealer there and told them I was going to have a car brought into them and wanted it checked out and that I was paying for the "check-out." Gave them my CC# and had the guy take the car into the dealer. The dealer did a check and all was well except one item which I do not recall what it was but cost about $600 to fix. Told the seller I would buy it if he fixed this item and he did. I then flew to Charlotte and picked the car up. It worked out great. You might want to consider the same method of checking out your possible purchase.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
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Be cautious. I bought an old ranchero from a guy who said he drove it 30 miles a day and never gave him any trouble. I broke down seven times before I made it to my 100 mile radius that AAA would tow it. When I figured out the problem I know I was flat out lied to. My advice would be to buy locally and have a trusted mechanic check it out, or do like PhilipKS said and buy from a dealer.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that everything , I think autos in particular, look much better in eBay pictures than in person. I would not do it, unless I could inspect the vehicle in person.

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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It's true, photos can hide a multitude of sins. I bought a vintage car on ebay, talked to the guy beforehand and felt like it was an okay deal. What a joke. The car needed a bunch of little stuff and the guy outright lied about a number of things. Being vintage, there were overriding emotional things (ahem) but bottom line, look at the car or have it looked at before buying. An auction puts added pressure to buy or lose it, maybe not the best scenario.

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