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Old 01-19-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Focus buying fiasco!

So, I bought a 02 Sonic blue, SVT focus on ebay. The car was located in chicago, for me a 5 hour drive one way. I asked the guy after winning the auction if there was anything wrong with the car, scratches, dings, problems etc. He assured me that everything was a ok!

He was surely retarded.

I drove the 5 hours to chicago to see the car. The Exterior looked awesome! I was tottaly stoked! Upon getting inside, the ugly truth appeared. The previous owner had hand painted some of the trim with black paint. The two toggle switches were MELTED into the plastic trim. (Which were previously wired for a nitours tank!) Wires were sticking out of gaps, the speaker cover was missing, everything was loose.

The drive experience didn't help either, the aftermarket rice muffler swung around and banged against the car. The rotors were shot, and once In the sunlight, I noticed ALOT more scratches in the paint. WHAT THE CRAP?!

Heart broken and angry I demanded my $200 deposit back. I was effin pissed! His excuse was "I'm just selling it for my nephew, I just took pictures and set up the auction."

ARGGH. I only ened up getting HALF my deposit back. A whole day wasted driving for 10 hours and throwing away $100. Guy was a total jackass, and whoever his nephew is should be beaten for molesting a perfectly good SVTF.

I had a tasty Chicago Hot dog though, that was nice.

So my search continues for a SVTF!


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Old 01-19-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I hope you gave them a poor rating to e-bay.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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Not until He sends me my $100. THEN bad feedback.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about it fellow michigander! Hope everything gets resovled.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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you lost more that $100. you lost the gas money, plus the $100 that he didn't return you.
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Damn!!! i guess this is other example of how e-bay is one of the worsth options out there to buy.
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Damn!!! i guess this is other example of how e-bay is one of the worsth options out there to buy.
Its not the worst option, but you just really have to be careful when buying on eBay. Deals can be had, but they are hard to find.
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I had a tasty Chicago Hot dog though, that was nice.
Ewwwww! hot dog w/ tomato pickle, peppers, onion, relish and celery salt and mustard isn't my cup of tea. Detroit style coneys (especially NCI) FTW. Sorry to hear about the cat though. It could had been worse. Imagine if you just took delivery on the car and it showed up to your house after you paid for it. Sucks you wasted a whole day and $100 though.
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Theirs like 4 or 5 SVT's for sale in the for sale forum. Why not look there?
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