BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 Marketplace > Private Sellers - For Sale / Trade / Wanted > Cars for sale/wanted/trade
 
ESS Tuning
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-17-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
codizle915
Private First Class
 
codizle915's Avatar
 
Drives: YMP
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 103
iTrader: (0)

Too good to be true? (yet again)

BIMMERPOST / Classifieds
Asking Price:
None
Item Interest
I just found a listing for a e92 Alpine white M3 with 11k miles for only 33k, i emailed the seller and this was the response i got:

Hello there,

Thank you for your interest in my 2009 BMW M3. The car is in excellent running condition (no damages, accidents or scratches of course) and comes with a clear title, has only 11,010 miles. There is no lien on the car, there will be no monthly payments, no take over payments, just final price ($33,500). There is a reason for selling it for such a low price. I am passing through a divorce with my husband and I need to get rid of it fast.
I am located in Utah and I have the vehicle with me. I will ship it from here on my expense through DAS (Dependable Auto Shippers).
Giving the nature of this transaction we can escrow the payment with Google Checkout, and this way you're not buying something sight unseen. If you are not aware of this program you should know that it will allow you to test drive and inspect the vehicle before paying me. You will have a 15-days inspection period to decide whether you want to keep the vehicle or not before they release the funds to me.
If you are still interested just let me know and I'll get back to you with further details about the transaction.

You can see more photos of the car here:

Looking forward to hearing from you,
A*** M****


Thoughts?

__________________
"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley
codizle915 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 12:32 AM   #2
gnhm3
Major
 
gnhm3's Avatar
 
Drives: 12' e92 m3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West LA

Posts: 1,486
iTrader: (17)

How can you even for a second believe this is real?

1. Not local
2. Price is way too good to be true
3. Divorce/ My husband bs story.
__________________
gnhm3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 12:39 AM   #3
codizle915
Private First Class
 
codizle915's Avatar
 
Drives: YMP
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 103
iTrader: (0)

A man can dream ...

Deep down, I knew it was fake all along haha

Sorry for the stupid thread
__________________
"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley
codizle915 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 12:42 AM   #4
Bluesummer
Lieutenant General
 
Bluesummer's Avatar
 
Drives: slower than Ayrton Senna
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Nürburgring, be there once, your heart, your soul will stay there.

Posts: 15,397
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2015 M4  [0.00]
2011 E82 135  [0.00]
2011 M3  [0.00]
2007 335  [0.00]
Tell her that you would fly to Utah
__________________

R.I.P. Steve Noh
Bluesummer is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 02:22 AM   #5
mikshroy
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Virginia

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

My friend just told me about this and he got the same email. Also, google "google escrow" and you will see all the scams that are happening with it.
mikshroy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 02:57 AM   #6
Spyharpy
New Member
 
Drives: M3 in the midst
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Jose, CA

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Note the focus of the email is not so much about the car but more about how to channel the payment to him to make it harder for you to get it or any portion of it back. Most legitimate sellers will not give you this kind of BS story. The moment you say you'll have someone there to inspect the car or you'll fly down to so see it in person, his story will change again. Guaranteed. These scams always have two components: a ridiculously low price to lure your attention and a non-traditional method to buy the alleged car while focusing on the "deposit" using a payment method that will not get you a refund. RUN AWAY!
Spyharpy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 05:16 AM   #7
gthal
Colonel
 
gthal's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada

Posts: 2,717
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 M3  [3.37]
This is a scam! It happens all of the time with very similar divorce stories and wanting to ship. If you go to see the car you will be wasting your airfare and time because it doesn't exist.
__________________
2015 Austin Yellow M4 | Black Full Merino Leather | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT - Sold
2012 C63 Coupe | Performance package | Obsidian Black - Sold
2011 E92 M3 | Jerez Black | Fox Red | DCT | Competition Package - Sold
gthal is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #8
BayerischeMotorenWerke
Second Lieutenant
 
BayerischeMotorenWerke's Avatar
 
Drives: slowly and carefully
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Motel 6

Posts: 259
iTrader: (0)

If you have to ask...you should already know. Please email her saying you'll fly out to Utah with cash and you want to see the car.
BayerischeMotorenWerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #9
theriz
Colonel
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ventura County, CA

Posts: 2,866
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 335i M-Sport  [2.00]
2009 X5  [5.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to theriz
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayerischeMotorenWerke View Post
If you have to ask...you should already know. Please email her saying you'll fly out to Utah with cash and you want to see the car.
+1

Tell us what she says.
theriz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #10
benzo23
Colonel
 
benzo23's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 F30 AW MSport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: FL

Posts: 2,884
iTrader: (1)

HAHAHAHA this reminds me of a yamaha r1 i found on craigslist for 3k, same exact story with the shipping and the escrow and the 15 day bullshit...major scam
benzo23 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
335OK
Private First Class
 
Drives: E93 M3
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CA

Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

fly there, take the car to the local dealer.
its only 2 hours flight.
but we guess you will not see her after you get there.
confirm all the address and phone number....before you book your ticket.
335OK is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #12
jzbm3
Major
 
jzbm3's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 X5 50i M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Denver, CO

Posts: 1,170
iTrader: (32)

Garage List
If you have to ask the question, the answer is always yes.

If you are actually this desperate to sell your car, walk into a dealer (BMW, Nissan, Vespa, whatever...) and they will have no problem cutting you a check for a car priced at $20-30k below book value.
__________________
Current: X5 50i // Space Gray // M Sport
Past: E90 M3 // Jerez Black // 6MT
jzbm3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #13
elp_jc
Brigadier General
 
Drives: .
Join Date: May 2008
Location: .

Posts: 4,910
iTrader: (0)

I've said it a million times before: Just ask for a phone number to discuss car deal over the phone. Scammers will never provide it, for obvious reasons. And even if they did, no deposits, and copy of title and driver's license before any trip arangement is made.
elp_jc is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-18-2011, 10:01 PM   #14
AngelinIsRich08
Banned
 
Drives: '11 X5M, '09 CTS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO

Posts: 709
iTrader: (0)

I had a similar incident with an M3 last year. It was an '09 coupe for $39k. Guy selling it was Johan. The only numbers he has listed were fax numbers and he wanted the money through google. He even had the correct VIN numbers too. And his story was of divorce too, said he'd personally drive it to my home too. Haha.
AngelinIsRich08 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST