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Ryanmb21
06-15-2006, 05:30 PM
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/car/171771793.html

I'm not really sure where I should post this but it seems pretty amazing to find an FJ62 with only 32K miles......

to bad I can't buy it (or at least check it out). What do you guys think? I figured why not ask the experts

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 05:57 PM
I would just remind folks not to always believe what you read!

These types of ads are VERY Suspect to me.

Look at the background of the picture and the Minn. License Plate. Yet this is posted in L.A.

Sure it could be a pic from this past spring and he bought it from a guy in Minn.

But there are also crooks out there using Craigslist to scam people out of their money buy posting up a great deal that isn't real (and I'm a poet and don't know it!). You wire the money to some 3rd party and never see the truck or your money again!

They also use Craigslist to get your email address......for some other purpose.

Remember to be very careful and ask ALL the right questions......if he has trouble answering or his story keeps changing......RUN!

If the Deal is for Real............I would buy it!

~signed poetic "SWR" ......;)

Ryanmb21
06-15-2006, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I agree...

I'm not in the market right now...but if something's too good to be be true.....then it probably is too good to be true. I'm very weary of making big purchases online.

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 07:05 PM
I just sent the guy an email...........

I Promise............If I can pick it up for $6,400..........

I will offer it to any member on this board for just $14,995.....:ylsmoke:
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kcowyo
06-15-2006, 07:12 PM
It's probably B.S. (http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=76951&highlight=FJ62)

I've been following that Cruiser over on Yotatech since last December, since the real owner first went to look at it. He'd been trying to sell it for $20K, and it was on eBay for awhile.

Oops scratch the probably. I just got a PM from the real owner -

"Originally Posted by kcowyo

Hey Amir-

Did you sell your Cruiser?

Saw this listing on craigslist with your old pics.... (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/car/171771793.html)

Just wondering if it is yours that you sold or a fake ad.

Thanks -

- K.C."


"who is this son of a *****!!!! thanks a lot man for bringing that to my attention. although the ebay auction ended close to 12, the bastard of a high bidder couldnt get a loan for it, so it completely wasted my time. so i might put it up for sale again in a month or so, im really busy for the next month, getting married and all.
that is definitely not my ad. thanks again, i will contact craigslist asap regarding it.

-Amir"

Yup. Complete and total BS. It is a beautiful Cruiser though....
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kcowyo
06-15-2006, 07:16 PM
I just sent the guy an email...........

I Promise............If I can pick it up for $6,400..........

I will offer it to any member on this board for just $14,995.....:ylsmoke:
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SWR, as a favor to the real owner, you may want to let him know what you hear (if you hear back) from the person who listed the ad.

I can give you his contact info or you can PM him at Yotatech.com under "Amir904"

Good call on the ad likely being bogus - :ar15:

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm sorry .....

I was wrong!

That's .......New York License Plates!

Looks very much like Minn. from a distance.

No answer back as of yet.

http://home.twcny.rr.com/nyplates/nypl8s.jpg

Ryanmb21
06-15-2006, 07:34 PM
Wow, there are some good detectives on this site :clapsmile . Glad I didn't waste my time.........

so what the hell is going on? Some guy copied Amir's pictures and is selling another "look-alike"? Did he think someone wouldn't look at the odometer or something?

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 07:39 PM
I'm trying to get pics of the plates off Amir's SmugMug site over at Yotatech......but it keeps freezing my page when I click on it. Can anybody else pull up Amir's pics?

kcowyo
06-15-2006, 07:57 PM
http://amir.smugmug.com/photos/53515550-M.jpg

http://amir.smugmug.com/photos/53515714-M.jpg

http://amir.smugmug.com/photos/53526931-M.jpg


Identical to the ones on the Craigslist ad. Pitiful......

kcowyo
06-15-2006, 08:02 PM
I'm trying to get pics of the plates off Amir's SmugMug site over at Yotatech......but it keeps freezing my page when I click on it. Can anybody else pull up Amir's pics?

Those plates were from the original owners in NY. He bought it from an old couple in upsate NY, but he lives in Boston. Probably registered with Mass tags by now....

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 08:34 PM
Thanks KC........

I was hoping to compare license plates by zooming in on the liars pics. It's too distorted.

But the liars pics are so obviously Amir's pics/truck that it doesn't matter about the plate number!

So........can we report this kind of ad to the District Atty's Office in L.A. .....>? Would they even care?

I've been seeing so many fake ads like this with crazy prices lately.

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 08:57 PM
Hey Wait!...........

This might be a good thing!

Maybe somebody will try and sell my rig for me and put me outta my misery!!!!!!!!!........:luxhello:

Ryanmb21
06-15-2006, 08:57 PM
the D.A. probably wouldn't even care...........but I don't really get it. So the guy lies about his land cruiser, he fools people into beleiving it's a great deal....then when they see it, their angry and dissapointed. How does he benefit? Would someone buy it unseen? Or would someone give him credit card info? It seems so unlikely

Scenic WonderRunner
06-15-2006, 09:00 PM
the D.A. probably wouldn't even care...........but I don't really get it. So the guy lies about his land cruiser, he fools people into beleiving it's a great deal....then when they see it, their angry and dissapointed. How does he benefit? Would someone buy it unseen? Or would someone give him credit card info? It seems so unlikely

He is trying to defraud you out of your money!

He has NO truck...........just tries to fool the unsuspecting buyer into giving him money before he supplies a truck and paperwork.

You are so excited about getting this great deal on a truck you have always wanted, that you let your guard down.

Once he has your money..........he is gone and you will never find him.

Typical old world Gypsy tactics!

Just think how happy the Gypsy would be if he got 20 different guys to only give him 50% down for now because "the truck is on the way".....!

calamaridog
06-16-2006, 07:16 AM
I would never buy any vehicle that old from the east coast.

I'd rather have a rust free vehicle with high mileage than a rusty low mileage east coast vehicle.

Just my .02.

ChuckB
06-16-2006, 08:28 AM
I would never buy any vehicle that old from the east coast.

I'd rather have a rust free vehicle with high mileage than a rusty low mileage east coast vehicle.

Just my .02.


Been down that road with my current 60... bought it in Conn. for $2500 with plenty of cancer, unfortunately I didn't know any better at the time. It was an "emotional" purchase. It has served me faithfully for 4 years now. But living in SoCal I can't justify spending the $$$$ to restore it back to proper health, with all these fine rust free examples running around. Hence, the reason I'm planning my next purchase...

Bryan, thanks for the offer on the test drive, I am going to try and take you up on that when I get home.

Scenic WonderRunner
06-16-2006, 11:21 PM
Here is a copy and paste of the Fake ad dude's reply to me.........


I am disabeling his link to his pics......so you won't be suckered in to click on it and download a BUG into your puter..............


Funny Thing is..........I thought his ORIGINAL AD called the truck a 1989....!!!!!:rolleyes: :eek: :mad: :ar15:

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Date: 16 Jun 2006 21:52:34 -0000
From: tim_burghout222@yahoo.com
To: totallytropical1@yahoo.com
Subject: 1991 Toyota : Land Cruiser

Hello,
Thank you for your interest in my car. I gladly inform you that it is
still on sale so you are right on time.
Sorry for the delay, as I am staying in the hospital right now. As I
have to cover all the costs myself, I
am selling it and the deal is very good for you. The car is in an
excellent good condition. Please, follow
the link and download all the specific information about the car:
easyalbum.org/members/tim_burghout222
As soon as you download it, you will have all the necessary data:
description, photos, and other
details. Please, make sure you are well acquainted with the info so
that your decision would be
reasonable. The car is in excellent condition, no accident. Thank you.
Please, reply ASAP and feel free
to ask any questions.
P.S. To watch the pictures you are to save the
portfolio on your computer and launch it.