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2010 Roadster for $57k - a scam or not?

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Trnsl8r, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    #1 Trnsl8r, Mar 28, 2012
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  2. jory

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    skeptical...
     
  3. TEG

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    I think there have been some (probably bogus) "copycat listings" on cars.com before.

    The picture on that listing looks like the same car as on eBay here:
    Tesla Tesla | eBay
     
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    @TEG

    I've seen this picture before on TMC somewhere, but can't find it. IIRC there was a conversation about how it it looked small due to the camera angle?

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  7. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    I had that feeling of "when something sounds too good to be true"...

    TEG rules.
     
  8. TEG

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    Note, as far as I can tell, private seller from Los Altos sold it through San Francisco Sports Cars consignment center.
    It started out in San Carlos (where I saw it in person), but then apparently got sold to another dealer (Jake's motorcars) in San Diego.
    I think Jake's saw an opportunity to buy it at (what they thought) was below market rate, and just turn around and "flip it" for a quick profit.


    I doubt that the cars.com seller has possession of the yellow one in the picture they provided.
    There is a slight chance that they have a different Roadster, and just grabbed the SF Sports Cars picture (and edited it) to use it like a "stock photo".
    But, between the low price offer, lack of details, and the picture that appears to be of someone else's Roadster, I am highly dubious.
     

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