I have come to the collective knowledge of T-Nations members for some advice. It would be greatly appreciated if someone with some know how in this area could help me out.
I live in Vancouver B.C, I'm looking for a car. I found one on the Buysell. I email the guy and he informs me that he lives in Las Vegas and has just moved there from Ontario. He says that he brought the car with him but because of import duties/ registration fees/emissions testing that he now wants to sell it in Canada because it is registered here. He says that he wants to use Ebay motors as a third party to hold the money. He told me that once the car is delivered I will have 7 days to inspect/test drive it before the transaction is finalized. The Car is a 2001
Honda Civic with 88000k and he wants 5700$ He has sent me many pictures and everything seems ok. I got the VIN number and ran a Carfax report on it and everything seems good. I'm not very familiar with Ebay or Ebay motors. Keep in mind this is not a car that has been bought on ebay motors. I'm not even sure Ebay will do this sort of thing and I have tried to contact them but the only way is through email and the answer they send are computer generated and useless.
Does this sound ligit to you guys?
What should I watch out for?
If this deal is ligit I would really like to go ahead with it, I'm just really leary about being scammed.
We have sent many emails back and forth and and right now we at at the point were he has said that if I want to continue I need to send him my name and address, then he will set up the transaction with Ebay. He said that a deposit will need to be sent, and I have just sent an email to him asking who this deposit is sent to and in what amount it will be. That's where it is right now, and I will add more info as it comes along. Thanks for any help, I just don't know anyone that knows anything in this area.