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Old 11-02-2007, 04:11 AM
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Holy cow! Somebody bought a 1983 300D parts car on fleabay for almost $6000.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-MERCEDES-TURBO-DIESEL-300D-ENGINE-TRANSMISSION_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33615QQihZ006QQitemZ160172151373QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Sure makes me feel good about the 300SD I bought last weekend.

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:18 AM
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Hope he's got receipts for the engine.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:50 AM
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Fortunately, it took quite a bit of time before somebody fell for it. It's been re-listed several times.

I'd like to see what they did to spend $11,000 on an engine rebuild.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:27 AM
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W123...Better investment than the stock market!

Wow, makes you wonder what someone would pay for a "nice" car.

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Old 11-02-2007, 09:37 AM
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that "hawaiian" dollar must be a different value. the hawaii to arkansas conversion must have done it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:49 AM
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My bet is it will be relisted again. Alot of buy-it-now bids are scammers looking for personal info.

I can't imagine anyone would buy that car for more than $500 based on those pictures.
I can't imagine the seller wouldn't have taken some better pictures by now - at least a non-blurry shot of the engine with the pine straw picked out!
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:01 AM
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Really! Running a leaf blower over the engine would have greatly improved it's appearance.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:09 PM
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Looks like the back bumper is held on with a zip tie or string. BTW check out my clearence sale here:Mercedes clearance sale:
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:52 PM
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Id rather spend 5k on a new long block from MM
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:12 PM
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My bet is it will be relisted again. Alot of buy-it-now bids are scammers looking for personal info.

I can't imagine anyone would buy that car for more than $500 based on those pictures.
I can't imagine the seller wouldn't have taken some better pictures by now - at least a non-blurry shot of the engine with the pine straw picked out!
"Caveat emptor" has a greatly-expanded scope with the advent of the Internet and services like E Bay. Anymore it's not just your money theives want. They're after your name, address, E Mail, and anything else they can get!
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:28 AM
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buying cars on ebay seems a lot like internet dating. everyone hopes to get a model- but 99% are pigs. that car is the equivalent of hooking up with a serial killer...

i might look at an ebay car if it was close by- might.

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