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#392376 - 07/17/17 02:16 PM Fraud
41specialdeluxe Offline

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 4665
Loc: NC usa

(Modorator: If the following is inappropriate in any way, please give it a timely and peaceful death. Thanks, Charlie)

I noticed an ad in the Antique Automobile magazine about someone who would represent you (for a fee, I suppose) in case you had a problem with on or more of the following:

Seller Misrepresentation
Odometer Problems
Auction/Internet Problems
Title Problems
Fraudulent Documentation
Inaccurate Car Appriasals
Shipping Carrier Damage
Estate/Divorce Issues

All the above relate to old cars, I assume.

I once went to the trouble of going all the way from NC to Upper NY to buy a 41 Chevrolet Cabriolet that was advertised as "minor" rust. Well, I learned that "minor" is a relative term. I almost got all the way back home but called and made the seller an offer. Got the car but it was even sorse than I thought. Unloaded it on someone else.

The point is that nowadays I suppose thet unscrupolous beings can get your dander up. When they do, maybe it is time to lawyer up.

It is a pitty when any of the items of fraud raise their ugly head. I can believe that it can be a real headache.

Charlie computer

Note: I have no relations whatever or interest whatsoever in the company or individual offering the instant service.

#392399 - 07/17/17 09:39 PM Re: Fraud [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
brewster Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 3281
Loc: Ontario,Canada
I'm pretty sure that the only way to really scout a car for rust is to take it down to the metal and see for yourself. Sure, you can run a magnet over it, but that really only tells you if Bondo is in there... not how much of it. My '51 has been garaged by my family it's whole life, and I was quite surprised by the amount of rust in certain areas. If I was selling it at the time, I would have advertised it as "minor rust". I certainly wouldn't have been trying to mislead anyone with that description, but would have been quite a bit wrong from what I expected to find.
Those accustomed to the finest...find it in Chevrolet.

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#392415 - 07/18/17 10:48 AM Re: Fraud [Re: brewster]
41specialdeluxe Offline

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 4665
Loc: NC usa
The car I went to NY to buy had so much rust that I wondered what was holding it on the frame. There was nothing minor about it even conceively by upper NY or any "rust-belt" standards. It was "major" rust and should have be advertised as such.

That aside, due dilligence on the part of the buyer is called for in any deal. Not so easy to do in some situations though. It's like many fake things today in that the buyer must beware.

Such service as advertised is a welcome one today although it should not be necessary. Just my opinion.

Charlie computer


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