Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46  
Old 12-17-2005, 01:33 AM
Robert W. Roe's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Lehigh Valley PA
Posts: 1,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by stockdad
All I can say is if you buy a car on Ebay, you'd better get some sort of independent inspection before bidding or you're asking for an a$$kicking.
Very true.
My 1991 wagon is a good example of why you shouldn't fall in love with a car on Ebay.
I've put about $6K into it over three years, ... and now it needs more front suspension work...
__________________
Bob Roe
Lehigh Valley PA USA
1973 Olds 88, 1972 MB 280SE, 1978 Datsun 280Z, 1971 Ford T-Bird, 1972 Olds 88, 1983 Nissan Sentra, 1985 Sentra, 1973 230.6, 1990 Acura Integra, 1991 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 1983 300SD, 1984 300SD, 1995 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 2002 Mountaineer, 1991 300TE wagon, 2008 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon, all gone... currently
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring, 2014 E350 4matic
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 12-17-2005, 07:26 AM
PagodaLover's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 568
fleaBay really isn't the right marketfor these kind of cars, they are common enough to see everywhere with a little effort. fleaBay is so easy you get on the computer and it's there. well, sorry but it really is buyer beware, you buy a car sight unseen then it's really silly to complain to the seller. appreciate the car and get things fixed up on it like you're doing. these guys have suggested a lot of good stuff. i wish you the best and save fleaBay for when you are buying that w198 that you can't find around town.
__________________
PagodaLOVER
1967 230SL, manual
1959 180D, manual
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 12-17-2005, 10:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by PagodaLover
fleaBay really isn't the right marketfor these kind of cars, they are common enough to see everywhere with a little effort. fleaBay is so easy you get on the computer and it's there. well, sorry but it really is buyer beware, you buy a car sight unseen then it's really silly to complain to the seller. appreciate the car and get things fixed up on it like you're doing. these guys have suggested a lot of good stuff. i wish you the best and save fleaBay for when you are buying that w198 that you can't find around town.
What you say is partially true. Unfortunately, I live in the Great Pacific Northwest where the concentration of biodiesel users/brewers/enthusiasts is probably greater than anywhere in the country, so finding a decent deal on a diesel is damned hard.
The good news is once I get this thing sorted out, it shouldn't be a problem selling it locally.
__________________
1982 Silver 300DT
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 12-17-2005, 10:30 AM
Stressed Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida Big Bend region
Posts: 721
Quote:
Originally Posted by stockdad
All I can say is if you buy a car on Ebay, you'd better get some sort of independent inspection before bidding or you're asking for an a$$kicking.
Such risks have always come with used cars. Not being able to inspect a car in person increases those risks dramatically.

Even when one can put eyeballs on a car in person, an independent inspection is a great idea if it can practically be arranged. This isn't always possible; sometimes an opportunity presents itself where one has to strike while the iron is hot.

I was recently reminded of the importance of a PPI when a coworker told me about a car he had purchased from a fly-by-night used car lot. He's not a dummy, but he just wasn't cautious enough this time, and he got burned. Even a rudimentary PPI would have revealed some nutty undercar damage that had been patched up with a spit-and-baling-wire repair. There's no cheap fix for it, he didn't discover it immediately, and the car lot just says, "too bad".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ebay - Caution With a Seller Named "Bigbabbo"! TomJ Diesel Discussion 12 11-13-2003 09:32 PM
From the answer to ebay below NancyR Vintage Mercedes Forum 3 10-18-2003 10:05 PM
Question about selling cars on Ebay. ericnguyen Diesel Discussion 21 08-06-2003 10:02 AM
again, buying and selling on Ebay. joegolden Off-Topic Discussion 0 03-26-2003 11:20 PM
Any experience with Cooper / El Dorado Tires? shawnster Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 6 05-16-2002 12:02 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page