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Old October 21st, 2015, 05:36 PM
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How do you really trust a seller?

So this post has no real value but I'm going to post it anyway.

Saw a truck on craigslist. 94 white in texas. Texted owner. Said he would send some additional pics. He said the odometer broke a long time ago and he figured it had roughly 100k on it. Can't remember if he said he replaced odometer or just left it broken. Not a big deal. He never sent pics.

Now the truck is on ebay Land Rover Defender Base Sport Utility 2 Door | eBay

It is clearly at a dealer now and suddenly it has 40k on it. I guess someone could run a carfax but I would assume the original seller told this guy about mileage. I can't understand how someone can just omit that.

What a dick
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Old October 21st, 2015, 05:45 PM
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I guess the reality is you really can't, unless maybe the seller is a long time friend or family member, even then there are caveats..

Can't trust, have to investigate till you are satisfied, but nothing in life is guaranteed, as I'm sure you are aware..

Statements from an ad like this..

"The transmission was replaced from the BMW to the more reliable Land Rover transmission. Many Defender owners preferred and changed to the LR transmission over the years. Everything else on this vehicle is original."

Make it clear the seller knows little about Defenders, that's for sure..
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Old October 21st, 2015, 05:48 PM
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Doesn't help that mileage was never reported to AutoCheck either. VIN is SALDV2287RA936490 in case a buyer does enough due diligence to google the VIN.
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Old October 21st, 2015, 06:28 PM
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How do you trust anyone?
I trust individual sellers a hell of a lot more than dealers.
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How do you trust anyone?
You remind yourself, "Some, not all." There might be some douchy sellers, but not all are like that. It's what I do anyway...
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...Or you could just go into it thinking the seller is going to do everything to try to screw you and go from there??... lol ?
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I trust individual sellers a hell of a lot more than dealers.
especially ones with fancy pants!
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