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Old 01-11-2007, 01:57 AM
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sold my SD to a scammer! buyers beware!

Well i finally decided to sell off the 300SD. Had no use for the car and well gotten tired of it. Thinking of a gasser S320...... But besides that.

I put the car up for $1k and said that it had a partially installed veggie kit. That sent off a crap load of emails. The guy i sold it to wanted it so bad that he was at my house waiting for me to get back from work to show him the car.

He drove it around, liked it and bought it on the spot in cash. Well turns out, he said he sends these cars off to earl scheib. He has the hook up with the owner to give him a $80 paint job because he brings in alot of these diesels. Then he installs homemade mickey moused veggie kits in it and triples or doubles what he paid for it.

So my car is back up on craigslist for $2750. I sold it to him for $1k.

And read the bull**** he came up with.



1983 Mercedes benz 300SD (Asking $2750 O.B.O.)


229,xxx miles (Rebuilt Engine=Strong Runner)
New injectors
New motor mounts
new water pump with proper MB coolent
Just changed oil with mobil 1 5w40 synthetic
starts right up on the coldest morning
previous owner put in viton lines for biodiesel use
rebuilt transmission
Euro Headlight Mod Installed
interior is a little rough,back seats have some wear front ones have rips but i have sheep skins over them.
going to need a new speedometer cable. apparently when the PO had the transmission rebuilt they didnt bother to put the speedometer cable in
I will try and have that repaired this week.

If you want this to be a WVO SVO Veggie Runner I can do it for parts and labor.
Single Tank is about $750 and Dual tank is about $1500
You Can Call Me If You Have a Question About it at 650-704-1746
My Name is John


The engine is NOT I REPEAT NOT REBUILT! i never told him it was.
he also claimed the transmission was rebuilt ontop of that.

He completley missed the rust hole in the rear trunk area, and that there is alot of other stuff that needs fixing. and its a laundry list of crap, that was part of the reason for selling the car.

He cruises around the benzworld forum. So he is roaming around, but little do you know this guy is a con artist.

Here is the rediculous ad.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/car/260304971.html

I think something should be done about this. Im pissed off that the car has been sold to this jerk and kick myself for doing it.
The guy was a moron from the begining. When he came to the house he was in a 85 300D. He pretends to be interested in these cars, he told me that his 85 was a special import straight from germany.
but from the looks of it, it was a normal US spec car. I asked him if it was a california model and he told me no its a rare german import. Later on he tells me he got a deal on it because it had a clogged catalyst converter. Well this obviously was a cali model what a moron.

To rant on more, he also bashed my 87 He was telling me it was unreliable due to the aluminum camshaft

yeah buddy, your a MB expert alright.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:01 AM
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How about we all click on the "SPAM" flag. That will get it off of there.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:02 AM
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How about we all click on the "SAPM" flag. That will get it off of there.
Just did that, everyone please join in.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:03 AM
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it is on craigslist you can keep flagging it to be a bastard.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:06 AM
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it is on craigslist you can keep flagging it to be a bastard.
They only log one flag per person per post. They keep track of it via your ip address so one person cannot take down a post.

It takes something like 6 or 8 flags to bring down a post. Visit the Denver Rant and Raves section, it's flagging chaos. No other city's R&R listing has this problem. http://denver.craigslist.org/rnr/
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:11 AM
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It's done.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:11 AM
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It's already flagged down. Do you know what their username is at BenzWorld?
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:12 AM
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done.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:13 AM
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As a tip, well...cheat, you can use proxy web browsing to hide your IP address and take a post down yourself.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:13 AM
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Missed one part of my rant. The guy had the smell of alcohol in his breath. My co-worker came with me, my co-worker claims that he saw a flask in the side pocket of the door when he was leaving.
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1995 E300
1978 300D

previous:
1987 300D
2002 C32 AMG(blown motor :[
1981 300SD
1983 300SD
1987 300SDL
2002 Jetta TDI
1996 S420
1995 S500
1993 190E 2.6
1992 190E 2.3
1985 190E 2.3 5-Speed
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:14 AM
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It's already flagged down. Do you know what their username is at BenzWorld?
He didnt tell me his username. He just told me he had been a member on the benzworld forum. He owns a greenish blueish 85 300D.
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1995 E300
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2002 C32 AMG(blown motor :[
1981 300SD
1983 300SD
1987 300SDL
2002 Jetta TDI
1996 S420
1995 S500
1993 190E 2.6
1992 190E 2.3
1985 190E 2.3 5-Speed
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:23 AM
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I don't know that he is a scammer, just a dishonest, lying, slime ball, sleazy scum-sucking entrepreneur......
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:40 AM
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its been flagged down now...

good work guys!

John
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:43 AM
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Sorry Rueben, sounds like the guy was a jerk. Really there wasn't much you could do, but it must have been a bit sour seeing it back up on craigslist with that bs list. I hope someone doesn't get ripped by the guy.
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1979 280ce AMG (Beginning extreme restoration) -- 141,410 miles
1979 Yamaha Chappy LB50 (Awating new points) -- 1411.6 miles

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Old 01-11-2007, 03:05 AM
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I saw this car for sale the other day for $1000 and recognized it from this forum. Sorry it fell into the wrong hands...
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