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  1. #1

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    this a scam?

    looking for a car and i responded to an ad for a 05 accord with 60,000 miles for $2000 and got this

    "Hi again!

    I attached the pictures of the car and can also provide the carfax
    report to show no accidents, real mileage, not salvage.
    No smells in the car,clean interior,never smoked in or pets.Right now
    I'm in a military base in OR and we are getting ready for deployment.I
    cannot leave the base and I'm not able to talk on the phone (at least
    for the moment).
    To make things easier I enlisted the car in the eBay Vehicle Purchase
    Program. Because the deal must be sealed through them, as you may
    already know, in accordance with their terms you'll be given 5 days to
    inspect and test drive the car before making a final decision and title
    transfer takes place.
    The car (along with all documents, clean and clear title with my
    signature on it, owner's manual and keys will be shipped.Shipping is
    free on your side.
    Here is how it will work:
    1. I will inform eBay that I have a buyer and ask them to start a new
    transaction with you.
    2. They will ask you for the shipping details. After they process your
    information, they will send you an invoice with all the details on how
    to make a refundable payment.
    3. After the refundable payment is made, eBay will contact me to
    authorize the shipping. The shipping will last maximum 4 days. This
    entire time your payment will stay with eBay, including those 5 days
    inspection period from the moment you get the car.
    This Ad will be removed when you a member of

    If by any means you find that the car does not meet your expectations,
    you'll get fully refunded and the car gets back to the shipping company,
    free of charge on your side.

    I will wait your response.
    Thank you."

    my response was that im a cash buyer and need to inspect the car prior to handing over cash

  2. #2

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    seems shady

  3. #3

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    if it is through ebay, i doubt it is a scam, but obviously you can't pay cash. I never sold or bought a car on ebay, but look at the rules and see if they match to what he is saying.

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