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Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?


    That's an interesting article.

    I've dozens of mustangs but no Saleens. It's time to change that. I've been looking for months, possibly years, for one and now I have found a few good ones at the same time.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    There will be another car purchased later in the year that will probably be what you are expecting. Im just waiting to see what the market does with them. Im pretty sure they are gonna drop in value again.
    The saleen are just raising in value so now is the time to buy.
    What, you couldn’t find a Humber Super Snipe?

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    That is shockingly close to what I am after. Disturbingly so.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    So what year and configuration you getting? https://lmr.com/products/what-is-a-fox-body-saleen

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    It's looking like an 89 vert 5sp with the usual saleen options. Bone stock with low miles. White. I may get a hardtop though. I have a few options if one doesnt pan out. There are a couple on ebay now and a few privately listed ones as well.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    A few years ago, my step dad bought an 03 vette z06 on eBay. He planned on wiring the money and having it shipped. Well that was till the bank tellers talked him out of it, long story short, I ended up driving 5 hours to Erie pa. With $17k cash, To pick the vette up on a trailer.

    The seller was a really good guy and I know there wouldn’t have been a problem if he had done a transfer and a shipper but with all the stories going around of people getting screwed, we figured it was the safest option.

    Fox bodies are awesome cars (and this is coming from a mainly Chevy guy) but if you plan on adding any power to it, I’d avoid the convertible.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I ended up bailing on that saleen. Turns out the dealer isnt quite so honest and was perfectly happy trying to sell a car that wasnt as described. I really dodged a bullet with that one. He actually told me he would eventually find a seller that he could lie to and get to buy the car.
    Verts arent bad to add power too. They came stock with all the chassis stiffening already done. The hatchbacks are all twisted now as a result of years of abuse. Some are to the point of being so out of square that you cant properly tie everything together easily because nothing lines up anymore.
    For a short while in the 90's I had one of the fastest street legal mustangs in the country so I am well versed on them.

    I'm looking at a Typhoon now. I sold mine years ago and wouldnt mind another.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Well i ended up buying a GT500 so that didn't go exactly as planned. I ended up sending a friend to Baton Rouge with the money to check out the car and purchase it. I am having it shipped early next week. Should be an entertaining driving experience.
    On a side note i found people very unwilling to do an escrow transaction. Too many scammers asking for it i guess. Some people were open to it but i would say not the majority. It really effected my buying choices but in the end i ended up not using one. I lost out on a few cars because of my insistence to use one and sellers not wanting/trusting them.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    How did you end up paying? Cashier's check?

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    Well i ended up buying a GT500 so that didn't go exactly as planned. I ended up sending a friend to Baton Rouge with the money to check out the car and purchase it. I am having it shipped early next week. Should be an entertaining driving experience.
    On a side note i found people very unwilling to do an escrow transaction. Too many scammers asking for it i guess. Some people were open to it but i would say not the majority. It really effected my buying choices but in the end i ended up not using one. I lost out on a few cars because of my insistence to use one and sellers not wanting/trusting them.
    To be honest I'm surprised that big, well-known banks (think BoA, TD, Chase etc) don't offer their own escrow services. I'd be much more willing to use them if I could use my existing login than go to www.escrowcentral.com or whatever bullshit someone tries to make me use...

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    A GT500? Well, it may be heavy, but at least it's slow!

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    To be honest I'm surprised that big, well-known banks (think BoA, TD, Chase etc) don't offer their own escrow services. I'd be much more willing to use them if I could use my existing login than go to www.escrowcentral.com or whatever bullshit someone tries to make me use...
    I'm used to the european way now. I can do everything from my phone, even buy a house. If i was doing this transation in europe i would have gotten the guys bank info and input it into my phone app, verified the transaction with my pin and sent it. The seller would instantly get the money, regardless of whatever bank he or i had. Everything is done this way here. I bought my dog using it. I do only internet banking here too. Ive have not set foot into a real bank in years.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    A GT500? Well, it may be heavy, but at least it's slow!
    Its actually the slightly, marginally faster Supersnake version. The guy i sent to do everything said it was a horrifying and sideways experience to test drive it.

    I used a money order from Citizens to pay for it. I trusted my friend so it was easy at that point.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    Its actually the slightly, marginally faster Supersnake version. The guy i sent to do everything said it was a horrifying and sideways experience to test drive it.

    I used a money order from Citizens to pay for it. I trusted my friend so it was easy at that point.
    Ahh, just talkin shit. Should be a fun car for sure, congrats!

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    The guy i sent to do everything said it was a horrifying and sideways experience to test drive it.
    Tell me you weren't excited when you heard that!

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Tell me you weren't excited when you heard that!
    Not really. I was looking at 300hp cars and i was content with that. Somehow i ended up with a 700+hp car now. Im having a bit of buyers remorse i guess. That is an obscene amount of power to have and any thoughts i had of it being ok to manage were destroyed by his tales of the test drive. He also said its quite easy to spin the tires in 4th gear if your not careful. I got caught up in the awesomeness and told him to buy it anyway.

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    Re: Paying for a big ticket item off ebay?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    Not really. I was looking at 300hp cars and i was content with that. Somehow i ended up with a 700+hp car now. Im having a bit of buyers remorse i guess. That is an obscene amount of power to have and any thoughts i had of it being ok to manage were destroyed by his tales of the test drive. He also said its quite easy to spin the tires in 4th gear if your not careful. I got caught up in the awesomeness and told him to buy it anyway.
    That. Sounds. Fucking. Awesome.

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