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    buying cars online: ie ebay?

    have any of you bought, or know somebody who's bought a car online? ive been to ebay motors plenty of times and find cars that i would normally be interested in if they were in my neck of the woods but are too far away to try out. now, is it too much of a gamble to buy on confidence through these things or are they pretty legitimate?

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    Re: buying cars online: ie ebay?

    I imported an 81 4 speed from Michigan and a 97 Cadillac Deville from Pennsylvania. Vette was trailered by the sellers father across to my
    sisters. I drove the Caddy across into Ontario and was held up at Canada Customs all of 15 minutes to complete the paperwork. Too easy!!!!!

    The Corvette came across in Late September of this year through Michigan to Ontario. I drove the Cadillac across the middle of October through Buffalo. Bought both sight unseen on Ebay. The vette from a young guy returning to college( His folks were very nice,honest people.) Bought the Cadillac from a used car dealer outside Pittsburgh . Turned out to be great people to deal with. Flew in and drove the caddy 1500 miles home without a hitch.

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    Re: buying cars online: ie ebay?

    jomor, it is a good thing that you have had two good experiences purchasing cars online/out of area, but it is not always the case.

    gust 1980, I would advise against the idea because it is always advisable to see the car, hear it run, drive it, check to see what is working and whats not, etc. If you find a car online that is a reasnoable distance away from you, check it out first, then go from there.

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    Re: buying cars online: ie ebay?

    I've purchased 3 cars on eBay, and am happy with the process. It has saved me lots of money, so it can be worth it, it just takes longer. You just have to be careful, ask the seller a lot of questions, and for pics. Use your best judgement as to if the seller is legit, and selling the car fairly, or trying to hide something. Get a Car Fax if it's a new enough car, and try to take advantage of eBays warranty for the car. With that you almost can't go wrong.

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    got my 1994ect from ebay it came fl and it run and looks great just make sure you look at the history of the seller. look at the feed back it should be 98 and up!

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    Re: buying cars online: ie ebay?

    I agree with all comments. I was lucky! The 81 Corvette was a rare factory four speed and they are hard to find in any condition. The Deville I bought for less than wholesale and it is in very good condition. It is always best to see it for yourself, but in my case lady luck was on my side. You have to weigh how much you want the vehicle against the sellers feedback and risk of sight unseen. Good luck!

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