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This is about a VW bus ( of which I am fond of as well as all old VW's)

Last night there was an incredible split widow double cab on Ebay for a buy it now price of $6300 (24 hour sale). I'd seen it before. Last time it got up to $14,500, and didn't make the reserve. Obviously it was some sort of a scam, but I wrote the guy for more info anyway. Here is his response:

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Thank you for your e-mail. My name is John Black and I am glad you are interested in my 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet. Well, I have to let you know that the Ford is in perfect shape and it has a clear US title. The car runs great. The car has no flaws, scratches or dents, it is in showroom condition. Because of my work I had to move in Lisabon, Portugal 5 months ago with my family and I took the car with me. The price that I hope to obtain is $8300 US ( the car worth lot more then the price that I'm asking, but is it registered in US, and I need to sell it fast because I have urgent need of money, I have some loans that I have to pay at my bank until the end of the week,and also registering it here will take much time ) and if you agree with this price we can start to complete the transaction. The car will be crated and shipped with FedEx 4 days air insured, but if you prefer DHL or shipcargo.com or other service please let me know. I usually use FedEx and I never had a problem or long delay. I will cover all shipping taxes,the actual shipping and handling as well as insurance charges to your door. I accept a refundable ( in case that you don't like the car of for some reason you don't want to keep it but I'm sure that this won't happen ) deposit of $2500 US, and as soon as I check that you deposited the prepay I will send you the car. After you will receive the vehicle and check it, you'll have to deposit the rest of the money in maximum 10 days and I will send you the title for it. I prefer money order because in this way I will ship the car in the same day you deposit the prepay. Please send me an email if you are interested in purchasing the product and I will send you an additional e-mail with further details.
Thank you,
John
Oops, wrong car John..
Doesn't ebay do anything about these people?
 

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I feel your pain. I am able to surf during the day so I try and make Ebay aware of these scams as soon as they appear. I get a nice email from Ebay every time thanking me for making them aware of the "possible" scam. In all cases the auction goes away pretty fast.

I guess there is no way to keep someone from presenting their item for auction. As we all know, some pretty wierd stuff like body parts come up from time to time. They too get taken off pretty fast. I do not know of a way to keep this stuff off of Ebay except to make them aware ASAP.

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Wow, i wish you could do my job for me too ::
 

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He lives in Lisabon.....wonder if thats anywhere near Lisbon?


And is that where cinnabon originated? ::
 

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This stuff bugs me. Not the scam, the shipping. Exactly how much would it cost to "air freight" a crated 3300 pound automobile across the Atlantic. I also understand that airline people tend to frown on shipping things that contain flammable liquids. Such as gasoline. I know it's done, the F1 race teams often fly their cars around in chartered planes. Just wondered how much it would run to do such a thing with a Mustang. And how exactly do you "crate" a car? Anybody know?
 

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Last I checked Fedex and DHL won't ship cars for the general public, especially overseas. Could you imagine the cost of actually shipping a car via AIR FREIGHT that you purchased on ebay? Yeah, there's nothing going on over here.... just packing this here Mustang in an old orange crate to ship via Fedex 4 day air.... Since when does Fedex use blimps for air freight?
 
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