This is either a great deal..... Or a scam
I would be making phone calls if I was looking for one!
I am going with scam. I reported it.
Yes, and the shipping is only $2.32 !!!!!
The item specifics says "promo car" and "reproduction". I think what you see ain't what you get.
Sometimes there are great deals, it seems:
(looks like no rivet 1909 rear axle housings to me?)
The same seller tries again, guess this pair will be harder to sell:
(empty regular 1919-25 axle housings are usually hard to sell at any price)
its only 900.00 to buy. You can afford to lose that can't you? Then let us know.
Roger, you are correct they are no rivet 1909 rear axle housings. they are now in my garage. I worried a little that someone might clue him in and maybe back out of the deal until I received notice that they had been shipped
obviously he didn't know what year they were. I had to chuckle when he listed the later ones with exactly the same wording
Yep, too good to be true. Maybe he's selling a picture of a 1914 "roadster".
Those axle housings in the last one are probably out of a farm wagon. Something was welded to the tubes at one time. Note the perches cut with a torch. Very classy.
Not even that is not correct as it is a touring.
The car sold for $500 in October according to his completed listings!
Bid for it, and pay in person...armed.
I contacted the seller and asked him to post more pictures and list the engine serial number.
He replied back and said he would be glad to,but instead canceled the listing.
Ronald, I did the same thing.
The shipping charges of $2.32 is kind of a tip.
It seems it was an "Error" as it now listed as:
This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing.
That was no scam.
I contacted the seller the moment I saw the auction.
He's a young man who inherited the car from an uncle and is selling it to raise college tuition money.
He simply didn't know what he had or what it's worth.
As for the shipping that was a REAL error on his part....you'll notice this was only his 2nd ebay auction and it's REAL easy to screw up a listing........I've done it myself.
This is what he wrote to me:
Most of it is real. A lot has been refurbished and some parts have been replaced. It was my great uncles car, he had quite a few of them . This one he passed on to me before he passed. I really don't know how much its worth. So I just put it up and see what happens. If it doesn't sell , then I guess I'm driving this thing to college.
He knows more NOW.
Check his completed listings.
He sold this car on Ebay to a single bidder on October 19th for $500.The winning bidder has a "0" rating.
That's Great!! It sound's like we might have been of some help after all! I'm sure there are a few who would have easily taken advantage of him! Bud.
Legitimate? Just because the guy responded with a story?
Yes Bud......I have a thing about people getting screwed or screwing themselves.
Our other communications suggest it's not a "story".
Even it is a story I don't care.......my tolerance for people taking advantage of others is extremely low.
I've been screwed by people who I thought were honorable........yeah.......right.