Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Re: Ever get cheated..by a forum member for any kind of transaction?
Well...ÖÖ.there is or was this guy in Houston named Kenny who used to post cars for sale in the Houston area. He was a scam artist. He would locate cars for sale on Craigslist or in the Houston newspapers and post them on here and represent them as his own cars. His scam was to find someone here who was interested in buying the car and when he did, he would then turn around and approach the actual owner of the car and tell them that he had someone interested in buying their car and for a price, he could arrange to bring the seller and buyer together. He tried to pull that on me on a 69 Chevelle in east Texas. His ad said the car was "complete except for engine and transmission, condition was a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10". When I got there, it had no interior, no glass, no front clip, and he forgot to tell me to bring a chainsaw to cut down the tree that was growing up through the engine compartment. That was when I learned about his scam and found out who Kenny was. Had the nerve to ask me to cover his driving expenses.
He did have cars of his own that he kept at some run down repair shop in north Houston. He tried to sell some of them here. But he way, way overstated the condition of the cars. He would list cars that "only needed a little work to get them running again" when in reality, they were so far gone they wouldn't even be good for parts.
So yes, there are some predators here. But we know who they are and they get exposed really fast, like Kenny.
A man with an experience will never be at the mercy of a man with an argument.