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Packard8
07-04-2013, 11:19 AM
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912831046.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912874611.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912777280.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912851705.html


"Sir, put down the crack pipe and back away slowly"

r1lark
07-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Wow......wow.......WOW!

But if they get those prices, more power to them.

The Speedster seller is asking $77K, and says he has invested $45K. Pretty good profit there if he gets it. :)

jclary
07-04-2013, 11:39 AM
"The Land of Fruits and Nuts"...although many dispute the title...occasionally, things like this pop up to confirm it has merit.

Swifster
07-04-2013, 11:45 AM
I may be wrong, but #1 and #3 look to be the same car. They are all smoking crack.

Mike Van Veghten
07-04-2013, 11:53 AM
It's very simple...all but "maybe" the last car, the owners just had a stutter with the zeros on the keyboard...!
Makes me feel a LOT better about the money I spent on my latest Conestoga..!?

Mike

Packard8
07-04-2013, 12:00 PM
I may be wrong, but #1 and #3 look to be the same car.

That could be, tho one listing is in SF and the other in LA, but at that price he needs to reach as many suckers, er...buyers as possible.

I've seen this sort of "infectious" crazy pricing on eBay...someone sees a car like theirs at an insane price and lists theirs too hoping to catch the coattails.

And another (I think?) crawled out of the woodwork:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3912799169.html

studelark
07-04-2013, 12:02 PM
Gee whiz, these guys surely have some chips on their shoulders this morning. How are they going to sell a car with those attitudes? Anyone with any car 'cents' wouldn't waste their time trying to deal with these attitudes. "Bring me the $$$ or don't bother me!!".

Frank Drumheller
Locust Grove, VA
60S-W6
M16-52 1948 Boyer-bodied fire truck

Spannerbird
07-04-2013, 12:19 PM
The same thing is happening here. I see descriptions on the adverts saying "only contact me if you're serious about buying." It's like, only walk into this store if you're serious about buying something. I don't know if I'm interested until I look at it, dude!

StudeRich
07-04-2013, 12:25 PM
This one that Packard8 found is a beautiful fully LOADED Commander 4 Dr. ADVERTIZED as a Champion!

If it is as nice as it looks with bad pics it could be a $8000.00 to $10,000.00 4 Door a near record, but of course his asking price of $48,000.00 is a joke.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3912799169.html (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3912799169.html)

There is definitely something weird going on here most of them are advertised all the same as '55 Champion Deluxes!
WHERE are they getting this stuff? This one is a President V8 State Long Wheelbase Sedan for gosh sakes, none of the sellers can READ?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912777280.html (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3912777280.html)

Not only Fruits and Nuts, but IDIOTS as well! :eek:

Spannerbird
07-04-2013, 12:25 PM
Sounds like someone I wouldn't want to deal with. A$$hole alert!

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3874673353.html

Same one as the first posted in SF.
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3879585932.html

This seller (guy) doesn't sound very nice either.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3881617999.html

It makes me wonder if there's a way to tell these people about their attitudes, or if they're just too into the I hate the world to listen to any voice.

Alan
07-04-2013, 12:35 PM
Avanti guys are just as bad. Was going to look at one the other day with an asking price of $23,500. I told the guy that it was worth $18,500 to $20,000 by the pics. He said not to come if I didn't bring my check book and be ready to write a check. I didn't show up and he called me back and called me all kinds of A-hole for not coming to look at it.

Packard8
07-04-2013, 12:39 PM
Sounds like someone I wouldn't want to deal with. A$$hole alert!

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3874673353.html

Same one as the first posted in SF.
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3879585932.html

This seller (guy) doesn't sound very nice either.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3881617999.html

It makes me wonder if there's a way to tell these people about their attitudes, or if they're just too into the I hate the world to listen to any voice.

Sumptin real fishy here. The "Champion" in SF morphs into a "Commander" in Wyoming and the price drops by $43,000 ??? I suspect the SF car is in reality just a digital photo on a hard drive in Nigeria, waiting for a Western Union deposit. You'll notice that the WY pix show a WY front licence plate that is blocked out in the CA pix.

Re attitude, none of these guys are graduates of the the Dale Carnegie Business School...:eek:

JBOYLE
07-04-2013, 12:53 PM
I'll take the Wyoming car and save $43K. :) Looks like a nice car and the seller in Wyoming is smart enough to know about the International going on in Colorado. I'll wager all the SF ads in post 1 & 6 are the same guy. Notice lack of capitalization when beginning sentences. Also in the heading he doesn't capitalize Studebaker. Now how many real Stude collectors would do that? Also he wrote 55' instead of '55 for the model year. English is not his first language. My guess? ...a scam using photos and descriptions found on the internet.

Spannerbird
07-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Alan, that's pretty sad.

Packard8
07-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Also he wrote 55' instead of '55 for the model year. English is not his first language. My guess? ...a scam using photos and descriptions found on the internet.

Elementary Watson, I think you nailed it!;) Craigslist is the "wild west" of internet shopping.

Jim B PEI
07-04-2013, 01:13 PM
"CrazedList" for sure :D

raprice
07-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Hey, people can ask whatever they want. It doesn't mean they'll get it. If someone is stupid enough to pay those absurd prices, he deserves whatever he gets.
Just look at those ridiculous amounts that are bid at those Barrett Jackson auctions. All it shows me is that the people who pay those prices have more money than brains.

Rog

warrlaw1
07-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Observation about Barrett-Jackson pricing. The worst overpayments are from silver haired guys like me, but with a bootiful girl beside him who Really Really wants that car. Wrong time (and wrong way) to impress.

rodnutrandy
07-04-2013, 02:15 PM
A friend went to a car lot in Cincinnati one time to look at a 1966 Nova SS. Asked To hear it run, was told to lay the money down and he(the salesman ) would start it up. Needless to say, He bought a 66 Nova SS ,but not their.

mmagic
07-04-2013, 03:05 PM
How do you spell Nigeria scam artist...??? Hey you only have to catch one sucker and you've made a good day's pay.

Packard8
07-04-2013, 06:07 PM
How do you spell Nigeria scam artist...??? Hey you only have to catch one sucker and you've made a good day's pay.

What's odd about this scenario is that scams usually offer a car way under priced, not over. A few years ago eBay had a lot of issues of collector car ads being hijacked, like a Shelby Cobra for $15K or a 911 Carrera Turbo for $5K. The listings were from what appeared to be legit member accounts but said "you must call me prior to bidding or your bid will be rejected". I'm sure the bargain price was "today only" and only if you send the money "to my Estonian Escrow Service". eBay finally put and end to it but who knows how many gullible ppl were fleeced.

Roscomacaw
07-04-2013, 07:16 PM
Gotta be sun spots!:lol:

jclary
07-04-2013, 07:32 PM
Speaking of scams...not long ago, on our local news, was a story about a craigslist motorcycle deal gone bad. Some guy fell for a "too good to be true" deal on a motorcycle. He showed up to buy the motorcycle with his gun for protection and cash to buy the bike. When he arrived at the address, a man met him and said the bike was around back. He walked to the back yard only to be greeted by two more thugs. They not only robbed him, but took his gun and his truck. Oh...and they made him strip and left him naked while they drove away.:eek::ohmy::(

I felt kinda sorry for the poor soul...till I leaned that this deal took place after one o'clock in the morning!:oops::QQ:

Good grief! These deals are risky enough in broad daylight!:rolleyes:

Spannerbird
07-04-2013, 09:31 PM
So the guy went to the deal with a handgun and was still robbed? That's a bit sad to me.

Packard8
07-04-2013, 09:43 PM
So the guy went to the deal with a handgun and was still robbed? That's a bit sad to me.

Maybe a bit off topic, but this sort of makes up for the guy who got robbed.:D

http://kfor.com/2013/07/04/tulsa-man-hogties-intruder-leaves-him-in-yard-for-police/

8E45E
07-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Speaking of scams...not long ago, on our local news, was a story about a craigslist motorcycle deal gone bad. Some guy fell for a "too good to be true" deal on a motorcycle. He showed up to buy the motorcycle with his gun for protection and cash to buy the bike. When he arrived at the address, a man met him and said the bike was around back. He walked to the back yard only to be greeted by two more thugs. They not only robbed him, but took his gun and his truck. Oh...and they made him strip and left him naked while they drove away.:eek::ohmy::(

I felt kinda sorry for the poor soul...till I leaned that this deal took place after one o'clock in the morning!:oops::QQ:

Good grief! These deals are risky enough in broad daylight!:rolleyes:

Not long ago, a similar situation happened in Ontario: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/14/hamilton-bosma-search-kitchener-waterloo.html

Craig

clonelark
07-06-2013, 02:11 AM
What a sad story, Craig. this world is going to H--- in a hand basket, way too many crooks now days. We need to bring back Public Hangings.