Warning Listings on Craigslist
I have to say that I’m really appreciate of those people who identify scams on Craigslist and then make their own post to warn others of these duplicitous individuals. As always, I always scan Craigslist for cars and came across someone who warns everyone about a 2000 Porsche Boxster. As someone who has encountered negative and strange situations from meeting sellers on Craigslist, I can totally relate. I found the story pretty hilarious to say the least, but just wanted to post this up to share. Thanks to the person who took one for the team!
Craigslist Post: …..2000 Porsche Boxster….. PIECE OF JUNK!!!
I went to look at this Boxster today and had a 11AM appointment. I get there at 11AM and don’t see the car but did see the address of 3597 1st St. The door is open and houses several businesses, mostly used car dealers. I wait until 11:25 AM and finally the Boxster shows up. A fat guy steps out of the Boxster eating a Burrito.I step out of my car to look at the Boxster and the fat burrito eating bastard approaches me and introduces himself as Carlos. I asked Carlos if he was a dealer, and he replied, “yes”. I asked him why he advertises in the “Owner” section of CL and he replied, “I am just a small dealer”. I told him I drove 30 miles to look at a car that I thought was a private party sale. His reply was the price was negotiable. What a moron!!
Anyway, the paint is worn out with a 5 rating with lots of deep swirl marks. The paint can’t be revived. The interior is about a 6 with just signs of wear and tear. The alloy wheels were heavily corroded. Carlos knew nothing about the history of the Boxster as I would have expected from a “PRIVATE PARTY” and told me he bought it from an auction. That explained the Bischoff paper plates and probably a lack of current registration.
Anyway, Carlos is deceitful, a liar, and most likely one of those crooked used car dealers you hear stories about. I would not buy anything from this scam artist!!! His number is (925)329-8054