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      03-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #23
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this guy is a real loser... it's a shame there are people like this in our group.
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      03-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #24
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He seems pretty popular elsewhere . . . read this:

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151038

There is a John R. Botti law firm in Los Altos, CA and this johnbottilaw lives in Campbell, CA, which is about 14 miles from Los Altos. Not sure if it is the same person, but if so, the CA bar association might be investigate if someone made a complaint. Lawyers are supposed to have ethics, though not all of them seem to.


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      03-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #25
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this guy gives lawyers an even worse reputation...if that's even possible

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      03-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #27
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when I was dealing with him he said he had cancer and was bed ridden and couldn't drive anymore which is why he was selling the m3. Yet he buys a brand new 2012 GTR (sends me a pic of it) and was healthy enough to collect the m3 and drive it off when I shipped it back to him. Makes no sense whatsoever. Anyways I do have some pics and I will post them later today to show you guys.
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      03-02-2012, 01:35 PM   #28
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You can't always believe what you read in a post, and that goes both ways. KROD comes on here making his points, and at least he can point to places to back up his story. OP hasn't returned once to this thread to contest any of these allegations. All I've got to say is he's pretty shady, and I would heed the warnings heard in this thread.
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      03-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #29
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I suppose that if I was dying, I would like to enjoy a GTR before I departed. However, I agree with those who question johnbottilaw's truthfulness.

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      03-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #30
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Guys I have nothing to gain from this other than to share my experiences with you so you can make a wiser and more informed decision on buying these parts and from this seller.
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Don't even bother trying to deal with him. A buddy of mine went to go check out the x-pipe on the car where it is being kept and the shop told him that he can't touch the car because it is part of an ongoing investigation. This is after the OP said it was ok for him to go take a look at the car.
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      03-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #33
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I really don't think this thread should be locked. It should serve as an example of what could happen to any buyer without proper verification.
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      03-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #34
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Seems like potential insurance fraud.
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Seems like potential insurance fraud.
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Jeez - I got excited by the basement bargain prices before you all spoiled it for me!
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Seems like potential insurance fraud.
What it is.
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      03-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #42
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Please Read. Buy at your own risk.

John, you really have some nerve posting your car and now your parts on the forum. You just had a for sale thread on your car one week ago, and now your car was "stolen", give me a break.

Guys I already posted about this guy in his sale thread on his car. I almost bought this car from him (had it shipped all the way to Texas) to find the car in pretty bad shape and non-driveable after he insisted the car was "Perfect". I immediately shipped the car back to him to his home address and cancelled my check (thank God!). I have shipping records and pics of damage showing all this. This whole ordeal put me almost 2k in the hole.

The car was not stolen. It was dropped off at his house and documented by the shipper. He obviously could not sell the car in its present form so he probably committed insurance fraud to wipe his hands of the car and is now selling the parts separately for more cash. I cannot speak to the integrity of all the parts but I know the exhaust was damaged when I received the car, this damage was done by John himself when attempting to drive the car up on the transport which is also documented by the shipper. The car is lowered considerably.

The car was throwing codes everywhere and the safety system was showing on the dash including the check engine light and the car had no power whatsoever. So I cannot speak to the integrity of the SC or any of the drivetrain mods as it was non functional when I received the car.

In all John was dishonest with me from the beginning on the condition and mechanical integrity of the car, it was almost like one lie after another. So based on my two week ordeal with him I would definitely exercise caution when considering buying these parts from him. Remember if it looks like a snake, smells like a snake, and moves like a snake, it probably is a snake!

Again I've been around for a while (moved into a GTR for a while so hadn't been too active) had numerous posts, sales, buys etc here on the forum and have many local members that can vouch for me....Just trying to protect my fellow enthusiasts. If anyone would like more information on all of this or more pics or anything, please let me know how I can help.


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when I was dealing with him he said he had cancer and was bed ridden and couldn't drive anymore which is why he was selling the m3. Yet he buys a brand new 2012 GTR (sends me a pic of it) and was healthy enough to collect the m3 and drive it off when I shipped it back to him. Makes no sense whatsoever. Anyways I do have some pics and I will post them later today to show you guys.
Honestly.. I think you were a bit naive. SO many red flags.. its not even funny. lol
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