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Autotrader.ca / Scam

1 Ontario, Canada Review updated:

Autorader is a rip off place to purchase vehicles. Every week I look through vintage cars, and every single week there are postings for corvettes and other muscle cars for a fraction of their costs.

How can autotrader consistently get away with postings the same car in multiple provinces, allow postings with no telephone number, and not ahve any clue as to car values?

The people who work at autotrader are irresponsible idiots who will do anything for a buck. They should be held responsible for advertising fraudulent listings. Anyone with any level of intelligence can recognize these fraudulent adverts (except the stupid people at Autotrader.

Check this out:

Autotrader.ca Ad: (price = 14K)
http://www.autotrader.ca/used_cars_Cars_details/HAMILTON_Ontario_1966_CHEVROLET_CORVETTE+_3836023.html?srcid=1904578&source=24&pgno=7&srt=7&CompanyID=&r=quebec

First clue: duhhhhhhhh - no telephone number
second clue - price extremely low
third clue - (gotta love this - posted for 72K elsewhere, word fo word)

Real ad - listing and pictures used word for word:
$72K US
http://www.corvettesandmusclecars.com/dealerfiles/ListingView.asp?ListingID=54

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Comments

  • Ul
      5th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes

    Great post.

    Perhaps I can just add to this that the best way to guard against being ripped off by online sales or auctions is to use a bona fide online escrow company. Although it does add some cost, that will take uncertainty out of the transaction.

    For my money, the best bona fide online escrow (and there seems to be ten fraudulent escrow sites for every bona fide one) is probably Escrow.com (http://escrow.com). In fact, it’s the only one that eBay recommends.

    Take care,

    Ulf Wolf

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