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Old 03-27-2003, 12:20 AM
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again, buying and selling on Ebay.

Here is another Ebay story. I have sold on Ebay on and off for 2 yrs now and have had a pretty good experience so far with it. I have sold 2 boats,my 84' 300d (diesel don), 2 Volvos, my Explorer, and last week my Lexus es 250!

Monday night I bought a Volvo 240dl after speaking with the owner and feeling good about the deal. I know after reading the description you guys are asking WHY? But then again after talking to him he was real honest and seemed to know his business. Maybe he had a few beers when he listed this one.

Anyway, I buy it and Tuesday I drive 275 miles one way to Spartanburg, SC to meet him from Charlotte, NC. I drove the car and it ran great and was pretty true to the description. So feeling good about it I pay the man cash money and jump in it to head back to Atlanta and back to Dalton. Right.

I am cruising about 10 miles outa Sburg and the OIL LIGHT comes on! I panic and pull over. I check the oil and it is slap full! I do not get it so I call the guy. He explains how it had a bad oil switch and he had it replaced. He says it is just probably bad, so I agree and hit the road again hittingthe fast lane and holding a steady 75-80mph.

Hmmm, I am staring at this damn light the whole time and listening for anythin strange. I go about 30 more miles and as I approach a concrete divider on my left I hear the echo off the wall. KING,KING,KING,KING! You no that sound. The sound of a rod about to come thru the block. I pull straight over and panic. The motor is gone! Hmmm, maybe there was no oil pressure HUH!?!?

Who knows. I call the guy and give himan earfull. He is cool trying to protect his Ebay profile he agrees to refund my money in full and sends a wrecker almost 120 miles to where the car is to bring it back to Charlotte. I have not gotten my money but it better be here tomorrow!

I hope. This was my first ebay buying experience and it goes to hell. I drove 560 miles round trip plus gas and bought my buddies lunch. I am pissed but happy it happened then and not next week. I am scared to even buy something now and I want my Lex back!

I am going to look at a 83 300d in Atlanta tomorrow. Same owner for 14yrs. I will buy if it is what it seems and I will soon be back in the MB shop more. Anyway just wanted too share experience.My MSN messenger is lighting up so i must go!


Current stable......
17' Rogue SV 43k
08 9-3 SportCombi 155k
97 e300 diesel 226k

02' e320 210k
00' e430 167k
01' e320 171k (regret sale)
91' 300d 2.5t 300k (sold to ecoofidaho)
79' 240d 177k (old yellow my avatar)
87' 300d 169k (junk but fast)
85' 300tdt 261k (RBM parts delivery)
85' 300dt 68k (one owner cream puff)
82' 240d 250k
84' 300dt 198k (sold to diesel don)
91' 190e 2.3 61k
88' 260e 140k

Last edited by joegolden; 03-27-2003 at 12:30 AM.
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