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Old 01-29-2004, 04:27 PM
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$19k 2000 S500 on eBay -- What do you think?

There's a 2000 S500 on eBay now that I am thinking about...based on price alone.

What are your thoughts on it being too good to be true?

2000 S500 Here

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Old 01-29-2004, 06:10 PM
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Unless that is a typo on the price, I would be VERY skeptical. That is LESS THAN HALF the book value of the car. Private party book value on that car is int the $40s. I do not know why anyone would be sold for $19k if it is as represented.
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:16 PM
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Somethings not right.
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:34 PM
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Call the seller and ask about the discrepancy in nada vs. buy it now. Have an independent inspector look at the vehicle.
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:39 PM
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Maybe the guy just doesn't know what its worth? I would have an inspection done and not tell him till the title was signed. Why tell him he could get another 20+ for it? maybe this is just the deal of a life time?
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:09 PM
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Why doesn't someone run a carfax on the thing?
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:37 PM
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definately have it inspected.

I am with Wan't 280 sel. Who knows what the deal is with the car!! If it isn't a typo. Take it to someone who knows these cars and have a detailed inpection. I don't know bout you, but I wouldn't mind paying some $$$ to have it checked. This could or could not be the deal of a lifetime.
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:37 PM
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Something stinks with that auction. "One owner lease," which indicates that it would be a dealer selling. BUT, the feedback is indicative of an art/antique dealer. Only a few pictures of the car indicates this was thrown together quick.

I would assume this is a stolen ebay identity looking to run with the down payment. If you buy it, don't wire any money and watch your back.
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:51 PM
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that's probarbly it!!

I think gstigler hit the nail in the head. I heard about that. they'll ask for your down payment, and never be seen again or heard of again. Yup now that I think about it!! it is definately to good to be true!!
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:44 PM
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I think Geoff has one of the most likely conclusions. I think it is unlikely that someone would mistakenly sell a $40k+ car for less than half what it is worth. Whatever you do, be very careful.

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:37 AM
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Run a Carfax. If it checks out OK, I would say buy it. For peace of mind- I would ask if a local Mercedes mechanic can check it out for you. Good luck. It is a beautiful car to say the least.
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:15 AM
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Has anybody besides ME sent the seller any questions regarding this? I asked if I could come and inspect it and if payment and delivery could all be rendered in person. I figure if he tries to avoid contact, it MIGHT be a good way to see if he's for real.

You never know, it might be a divorce sale or something. I've seen stranger things.
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:19 AM
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I sent him a message last night asking where the car was located. That was like 10 or so last night so I of course have not received an answer yet.
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I immediately sent a message when I saw this auction. That was about 20 hrs ago and have yet to receive a response back yet.

Hmm....
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Old 01-30-2004, 04:34 PM
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It would seem to be gone.

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