There are many ads on the Vette Hound site that are obviously "scams" just like on e-bay. Either the advertisers are criminals or there's a lot of money to be made these days in the classis car business....Maybe I'll quit my day job!!!! I wish there was some way to prosecute and get these illegitimate ads out and away from our hobby
These scams are all over the place. Some are used to just get you to call though. The real price is way different than the advertised price. Some are real cars for sale but many are just scams. It's like the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't true. Nobody is going to give anybody anything for almost free or even half the value. I have been looking for a great deal for a long time and guess what, I'm still looking.
You will see on Ebay that it will be a restricted auction most of the times. It will direct you to a Yahoo or MSN account. They are trying to con you by having you write a check or steal your identity. Its 2005 guys NO ONE is going to sell these cars for the prices listed. If they get one person to send them anything, they will be ahead of the game. The internet has created LOADS of thieves,but always beware.Your not going to get a LOADED #1 69 427 for 6800 bucks,that should be your first idea something is wrong. Hope nobody gets burnt,I report the add as soon as I see it and on Ebay its gone within hours,other site take longer.
If you didnt get a responce, go to Ebay where they have the same 61 vette fuelie,buy it now for 8100 in two different towns and names??? You have to reply to a MSN account. Look at the adds,iff they are still there.
The disgusting part of these ad's are the sites. You can email EBay and (sometimes) they will act on it, but I have emailed some of these other sites, Vette Hound being one of them, and you never hear anything back and the ad stays in place. The caveat "Buyer Beware" never had more meaning than it does today. Business report this AM states that internet sales are suffering due to scams and theft identity. It's no wonder to me. We'd all be better off with ZERO credit.
That exact same car was on Ebay today and now has been removed. Man, these guys are really stupid. How would anyone in their right mind think they could get a car like that for that price without knowing it's a scam? Nothing is that cheap.