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Odd craigslist Model X listing

Discussion in 'Model X' started by TEG, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Saw this:
    Tesla Model X with only 3000 miles MUST SELL

    Some odd things:
    #1: Listing of the X is in the Los Angeles listing, but phone # is NorCal (Fremont) area.
    #2: Listing says "X90D", but I found the pix came from a Google+ page which shows the X as a P90D.
    #3: Price seems unusually low (unless they expected you to take over bank payments or something.)

    So it seems fishy, or at least sloppy / inaccurate.

    The Google+ I found which had the same pictures (and more):
    Photos from posts

    If anyone knows that Mahesh, maybe want to check with him if the Karan Craiglist posting is legit (or not).
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Sure looks fishy. Price is way too low for a X, 90D or P90D.
     
  4. eye.surgeon

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    Who buys a $120k+ car when and then can't afford to make even a single payment after getting laid off? And then sells it for a 50% loss with taxes? It's either a scam or this person needs someone to supervise their finances.
     
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  5. Diavel

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    Called him earlier. Not for sale and I sent the link to this thread to him. Please delete this thread and link. Our guy is getting so many calls he says .
     
  6. ecarfan

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    An obvious fraudulent craigslist ad.
     
  7. TEG

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    The craiglist post has been taken down so the guys phone # should no longer be available.

    It seems like maybe someone was just trying to "phone spam" him by posting his phone # with a listing that was "too good to be true".
     
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  8. engle

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    Craigslist is full of scammers - at least in the Bay Area - caveat emptor. For example, the most recent Fremont home I advertised on CL for lease had two different scammers offer it at a ridiculously low rent. One told a family that fortunately saw my genuine ad and called me first before they got ripped-off:
    1. Drive to my house in Gilroy.
    2. Bring $1,000 cash for the security deposit.
    3. I'll give you the house keys.
    It's the old adage at play here: "if it's too good to be true then it probably is".

    The scammers can also use this ploy to steal people's identities, too.

    CL is pretty good about pulling down scam ads once they're flagged.
     

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