amphicar scam on e-bay

Bryant Ingalls

New Member
I was looking at an e-bay ad for a good looking amphicar for sale in Boise
Id when i noticed that it was my car I checked the vin # listed and sure
enough it is mine I have owned it for more than a year and it is not for sale
I live in Indy and want everyone to know that the e-bay ad is a scam
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azpaul50

Member
Ahah! I noticed that the ad was up there again. Caught in the act!!!

To: azpaul50@hotmail.comSubject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20319] amphicar scam on e-bayDate: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:46:07 -0500From:


I was looking at an e-bay ad for a good looking amphicar for sale in Boise Id when i noticed that it was my car I checked the vin # listed and sure enough it is mine I have owned it for more than a year and it is not for sale I live in Indy and want everyone to know that the e-bay ad is a scam**************Stay up to date on the latest news - from sports scores to stocks and so much more. (http://aol.com?ncid=emlcntaolcom00000022)

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jwillia

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Did you inform ebay ?

To: jeffreyd_7@hotmail.comSubject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20319] amphicar scam on e-bayDate: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:46:06 -0500From:


I was looking at an e-bay ad for a good looking amphicar for sale in Boise Id when i noticed that it was my car I checked the vin # listed and sure enough it is mine I have owned it for more than a year and it is not for sale I live in Indy and want everyone to know that the e-bay ad is a scam**************Stay up to date on the latest news - from sports scores to stocks and so much more. (http://aol.com?ncid=emlcntaolcom00000022)
 

Bryant Ingalls

New Member
Yes I did inform e-bay they said "thank you for writing in regard toyour
concern with item#270338661572 Unfortunately,we dont have firsthand knowledge
of the items that sellers list on our site. Because of this,we,re not able to
guarantee the accuracy of the listing." so much for e-bay protection Buyer
beware
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Ed Price

Member
Post a question to him on his ad asking something like "How can you be
selling an Amphicar that has the same VIN as the Amphicar that I already
own?" I don't think a seller can delete a question posted to an ad, they can
only answer it or ignore it.

Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
61 Rust Guppy
1983 Toyota Celica
1987 MB 420SEL






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From: Bryant Ingalls [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 7:46 AM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20319] amphicar scam on e-bay


I was looking at an e-bay ad for a good looking amphicar for sale in Boise
Id when i noticed that it was my car I checked the vin # listed and sure
enough it is mine I have owned it for more than a year and it is not for
sale
I live in Indy and want everyone to know that the e-bay ad is a scam
**************Stay up to date on the latest news - from sports scores to
stocks and so much more. (http://aol.com?ncid=emlcntaolcom00000022)
 
Ed,
Actually, the seller has the option to share the question with all that view his ad or answer it privately. I say we bid this auction up. How's about a million for that ghost car. You go first!

Brian Crombie
Faribault, Minnesota

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Post a question to him on his ad asking something like "How can you beselling an Amphicar that has the same VIN as the Amphicar that I alreadyown?" I don't think a seller can delete a question posted to an ad, they canonly answer it or ignore it.Ed PriceEl Cajon, CA USAWB6WSN61 Rust Guppy1983 Toyota Celica1987 MB 420SEL_____ From: Bryant Ingalls [mailto:] Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 7:46 AMTo: edprice@cox.netSubject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20319] amphicar scam on e-bayI was looking at an e-bay ad for a good looking amphicar for sale in Boise Id when i noticed that it was my car I checked the vin # listed and sure enough it is mine I have owned it for more than a year and it is not forsale I live in Indy and want everyone to know that the e-bay ad is a scam**************Stay up to date on the latest news - from sports scores to stocks and so much more. (http://aol.com?ncid=emlcntaolcom00000022)

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Ed Price

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From: Brian Crombie [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 6:24 AM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20319] amphicar scam on e-bay


Ed,
Actually, the seller has the option to share the question with all that view
his ad or answer it privately. I say we bid this auction up. How's about a
million for that ghost car. You go first!

Brian Crombie
Faribault, Minnesota



Brian, I can understand the sentiment, but fighting fraud with even more
dishonesty is not for me. However, I'm happy to see how alert Amphi people
are to spot these scammers right away!


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
61 Rust Guppy
1983 Toyota Celica
1987 MB 420SEL
 

auburnamphi

Member
Regarding the Amphicar Scammer -I asked him questions about the car that only a owner would know.I also asked if he could send me some more pictures,below is the response I received today.
Steve
1964 Red Amphicar
Georgia



[FONT=times new roman, new york, times, serif]Sorry it took me so long to get back with you, I have been super busy. The car has original mileage, you should know that it has never been wrecked or damaged, the car is in excellent condition. All the manuals, clear title and the original documentation come along with the car. The car is in great condition inside, outside and mechanically. The vehicle's undercarriage is free of rust, leaks, or mechanical damage. The vehicle's electric is working perfectly. The total price that I'm asking for the car including shipping and insurance fees will be $11,250. You'll need to make a deposit from the total amount of $11,250, which means $3,250 and the remaining balance of $8,000 after delivery of the car. If you already decided to buy my car please send me your full name and address and I will forward them to Ebay to process them.[/FONT]

[FONT=times new roman, new york, times, serif]Thank you,
Jeff
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SplitPersonality

Guest
Steve and everyone else regarding this scammer: The Reply you, Steve, reply
is exactly the same as that which he sent us the day after the first e-bay
auction ended. It ended on Tuesday, Jan 27th about 11 pm EST and he sent me the
e-mail identical to yours on the 28th !


In a message dated 2/9/2009 6:37:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
writes:

Regarding the Amphicar Scammer -I asked him questions about the car that
only a owner would know.I also asked if he could send me some more
pictures,below is the response I received today.
Steve
1964 Red Amphicar
Georgia



Sorry it took me so long to get back with you, I have been super busy. The
car has original mileage, you should know that it has never been wrecked or
damaged, the car is in excellent condition. All the manuals, clear title and
the original documentation come along with the car. The car is in great
condition inside, outside and mechanically. The vehicle's undercarriage is free of
rust, leaks, or mechanical damage. The vehicle's electric is working
perfectly. The total price that I'm asking for the car including shipping and
insurance fees will be $11,250. You'll need to make a deposit from the total amount
of $11,250, which means $3,250 and the remaining balance of $8,000 after
delivery of the car. If you already decided to buy my car please send me your full
name and address and I will forward them to Ebay to process them.

Thank you,
Jeff





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