Josh Fathi — Lied about car's condition
My car had been damaged two times in a month by hail storms. I looked around the area for a car that the insurance company had given me money to replace. At that time, there was nothing in this tri cities area that was priced near what I could afford. So I started looking on ebay. I found a 1995 BMW which was close to my price range. I bidded on it.
Even talked to the seller on the phone about it. He assured me that it was in mint condition and I would have no trouble out of it. He stated he was the third owner. A lady had driven it before him and since he had it he had had no major problems with it. So I won the bid. Then I had to pay $500.00 to have delivered to me.
After receiving it I took it to an expert mechanic to see if it was in good condition for me to drive. (This was another charge). I called the seller back and ask him about what I was told was wrong with it. He stated he wouldn’t worry much because the expensive stuff is running smooth.
It would need brakes next. Well, that was a joke. I have had to have a new compressor put on the air conditioner because it would only blow hot air out in July. The wheel berrings were loose. The speedometer did not work. Needed alignment. Needed tires. It is setting in my parking spot because now it needs a clutch, pressure plate and whatever else they can find. really feel like the seller did not tell me the truth. I ask him why he sold me a project car? I really needed transportation.
The car was sold by Josh Fathi but his name was not on the title. I had to call him back and get the drivers license number of his sister because her name was on the title. It was sold under hamb85 on ebay.
I am really upset but I should have had someone from Texas go inspect the car. But I thought I was dealing with honest people.
I hope this story helps other people to understand about checking out what you are paying for. I thought I did the right thing about talking with the owner but this is not true either.
If you buy something ALWAYS have someone check it out for you.