I think everyone gets taken at least once in their lives. Many, Many years ago I was desperate for a vehicle and found a great "deal" on ebay. Rolled the dice and took the chance. The photos were of a beautifully detailed Isuzu Amigo, and what I got was a rust bucket from Cleveland, OH. I had to replace the entire exhaust and never could cure the leaky exhaust manifold. I did what I could with it and it got me through a desperate time and was able to sell it to the next guy for pretty close what I paid for it, but I was totally up front about the problems, and he didn't seem to mind. Definitely learned my lesson.
I've bought several vehicles, including my current F150 and have found it to be a good experience. It's not craigslist but the sellers on craigslist. I always take my CCW with me as well cause you never know what wackjob you'll run into out there on craigslist. LOL.
__________________ 2000 F150 XLT 4x4 Super Cab
Kelly Safari 285/75/16 on Stock Rims, Bilstein 4600 Shocks on Front, Wagner Thermoquiet Semi-Metallic on Front, Intermittent Odometer Issue Fixed
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Did you say you paid $2400 for it? The fact that it goes vroom vroom is impressive. Here for that you get a truck with a blown motor or destroyed trans
2000 S-cab 5.4 Triton 4x4 3" body lift 4.5" suspension lift 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers. full system with 2 10s,tinted lights,blue interior lights,skyjacker shocks and blocks and way too much money invested. Half assed build thread http://www.f150forum.com/f78/jackedu...thread-228753/
I recently bought a 1999 F-150 off of Craigslist (I spent way more than you did). The guy that sold it to me didn't point out that it had been broken into at one point and both lock cylinders had been punched through. He made sure to open the doors for me when I was looking at it, and now I know why. While it doesn't compare to the severity of your situation, it still hurts (about $300 in parts alone to fix) and it sucks to get deceived and burned. You just have to live and learn...
I hope I don't come across anymore surprises like you have.
Best of luck.
Last edited by MisterFord; 03-27-2014 at 09:40 PM.
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Originally Posted by jferg92
Periods my friend, periods. Sometimes punctuation works wonders when expressing your thoughts.