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Bogus listing for 'bank repo' ?

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Someone sent me this link:

    2011 Tesla Roadster, Used Cars For Sale - Carsforsale.com

    2011 Tesla Roadster For Sale In Charlotte NC 28202 - vehiclenetwork.net


    Title says "2011 Tesla Roadster For Sale In Charlotte NC 28202 - vehiclenetwork.net"
    But description says "Location: Los Gatos Ca."

    They have one picture which says "2011 Tesla Roadster", but is clearly a pre 2.5 model.
    In fact it looks like they used the picture of "P1" from here:
    Tesla Roadster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    At a minimum, a lot of red flags on that advert due to sloppiness or scamminess.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #2 TEG, Sep 5, 2012
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    RV Foreclosures - RV Help U Sell
    2011 Tesla Roadster Conv. w/ 9,485 mi. For Sale

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    Possibly related to earlier "repossession sales" we saw like these:

    Repoed Roadster for sale in San Bruno
    2011 Red Roadster Sport being Auctioned. Minimum bid $82K

    SF RV Help-U-Sell - Feb. 1 thru Feb. 14, 2012
     
  3. jbini1

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    It's isn't a bogus listing. I raced out in Virginia and have talked with randy about other vehicles in the past. He actually called me direct because I'm on his list for certain cars. I gave a pretty reasonable cash offer on it and have a in so I can out bid anyone if needed. But it's a ligit sale.

    Joey
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    So what model is it really? Pic isn't 2.5. Location?
     
  5. Andrew Wolfe

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    I've bid with these guys before. They use stock photos rather than the actual cars - but they gather bids for real bank repos and govt. seizures.
     
  6. TEG

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    Well, I gather it could be a black 2011 repo Roadster in Los Gatos, CA.

    Bank willing to accept highest offer above $70K.

    But the method they use to get bidders offers it through a gazillion agents/brokers/middle-men, so there could be a lot of bidding competition.

    To bad they don't list real details on the vehicle... options, interior color, etc.
    Can we even tell if it is a sport or a base model? Wish I had a VIN...
     

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