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Old June 17th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #21
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I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding why a girl would drive 600 miles to Michigan to buy a car that she could find in the same color, condition, and for the same price, from a dealer likely within 50 miles of her in TN.

It just doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me.
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I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding why a girl would drive 600 miles to Michigan to buy a car that she could find in the same color, condition, and for the same price, from a dealer likely within 50 miles of her in TN.

It just doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me.
The only cars near her are rust free southern cars. You can't get salt blasted trashed northern cars down there. Duh!
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The only cars near her are rust free southern cars. You can't get salt blasted trashed northern cars down there. Duh!
Well shit, I didn't think of that.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #25
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I recently sold a vehicle that had a Chase lien.. It is easy!
Buyer brings check to bank, you bring title.
Chase banker calls bank of buyers check to verify funds. (which needs to be done on a weekday most likely)
Chase verifies funds are good, stamps title as free of lien. Nice banker makes copies of paperwork for you. Chase then sends you check for the difference.
Very simple.



*Sorry for bringing useful info into this thread* carry on.
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I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding why a girl would drive 600 miles to Michigan to buy a car that she could find in the same color, condition, and for the same price, from a dealer likely within 50 miles of her in TN.

It just doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me.
I'm in the same boat here. Not to knock the vehicle in question, but a CTS isn't really a hard to find vehicle.

Quick Autotrader search showed 322 CTS within 100 miles of Nashville.

I don't know, something about it doesn't seem right. Maybe we just don't have all of the info.

I know awhile back there was a scam where someone would show up with a fraudulent "certified" check that looked legit enough to fool the banks but got kicked back when it went to the FED a week or so later. By that point they were long gone and you were out the cash.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #27
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I'm in the same boat here. Not to knock the vehicle in question, but a CTS isn't really a hard to find vehicle.

Quick Autotrader search showed 322 CTS within 100 miles of Nashville.

I don't know, something about it doesn't seem right. Maybe we just don't have all of the info.

I know awhile back there was a scam where someone would show up with a fraudulent "certified" check that looked legit enough to fool the banks but got kicked back when it went to the FED a week or so later. By that point they were long gone and you were out the cash.
That's what I thought as well until I talked to her more. She specifically wanted a black on black CTS with no wood trim on the inside. When you narrow it down to just black, there are only 20 in the approximate price range of mine within 500 miles of East Tennessee. She said she has been searching for quite some time. It took me a couple months to find this car before I bought it.

It could be a scam, but we'll find out. She gave me the name and number at a legitimate credit union in East Tennessee that I faxed the info to. I faxed the title in black and white to cut down on forgery, and the words VOID show up in the background when copied anyway.

She sounds legit enough. I would imagine the bank would be able to spot a forgery pretty easily nowadays.
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That being said it makes more sense.
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That being said it makes more sense.
Glad you think so. If it is a scam and I get taken I'll owe you a beer.
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Glad you think so. If it is a scam and I get taken I'll owe you a beer.
Why selling it? I unloaded mine for being a POS.
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I'm in the same boat here. Not to knock the vehicle in question, but a CTS isn't really a hard to find vehicle.

Quick Autotrader search showed 322 CTS within 100 miles of Nashville.

I don't know, something about it doesn't seem right. Maybe we just don't have all of the info.

I know awhile back there was a scam where someone would show up with a fraudulent "certified" check that looked legit enough to fool the banks but got kicked back when it went to the FED a week or so later. By that point they were long gone and you were out the cash.
you sound paranoid as shit.

Ever try finding a specific used car with the options, mileage, price and such that you want?
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #32
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Why selling it? I unloaded mine for being a POS.
Got a company car with my new job. No need for it to sit.

I've had a couple small issues with mine, but they've all been fixed. All around it's been a great car. I was planning on keeping it for several more years. I'll hate to see it go actually, but financially it makes no sense to hold on to it.
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When I sold my last G8 the guy had to wait 2 weeks for the check to clear before my bank would release the lein leaving him not able to register it until then. So he buys a car and it is just supposed to sit there but I am sure he was out driving it.

My bank told me it is because of all the fraud that is going on.

I did not have a problem with it but if just bought a new car I would have a hard time just letting it sit until I could make it legal.
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Better still, realize that nobody is going to drive all the way from Tennessee to buy your dime-a-dozen CTS. I could certainaly be wrong, but it screams scam to me. Good luck. It would suck to still have to pay for the car you no longer have, and the insurance not cover it because you gave them the keys..
I had a kid fly up from Tennessee with a one way ticket to buy an old Honda CRX Si with 198,000 miles back when they were a dime a dozen, and he had only seen digital photo's of the car. He paid cash, and drove it home.

Also had a guy fly up from Cincy, and drove home in our Mazda Millenia.

Both of these were well before the days of the typical FleaBay/Auto marketplace. Had zero problems with each.

As for insurance - a theft is a theft, regardless of whether they have the keys, used a tow truck, or held you up...


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not as easy in this case with the loan on the car first, but I always have them use a nationally known bank with a local branch - and cash the check on the spot. one doesn't simply just deposit a check into your own primary checking account in this day and age in my humble opinion. oh and you can probably have said check validated at one of those banks first before heading over to your own for the payoff/title endorsement and eventual cashing.

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I guess I'm just having a hard time understanding why a girl would drive 600 miles to Michigan to buy a car that she could find in the same color, condition, and for the same price, from a dealer likely within 50 miles of her in TN.

It just doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to me.
We live outside Birmingham, AL. I hate buying cars here. There is little competition. I've been to dealerships that sell 2 year old cars for the same price as new. Of course, these usually come with some creative financing for people with poor credit, but still... Plus, the inventories are limited.....especially for used. The local Jeep dealer has 25 Wranglers new, but not a single one used. It is frustrating.

Detroit has cheaper prices than these smaller city/towns IMO. It is probably worth the drive because she is saving a couple grand and/or, the selection around her stinks.
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A guy once drove up from Texas, to marquette, to purchase a clapped out 1988 Jeep wrangler from me. For what I thought at the time was a damn good deal (for me). I am CERTAIN he couldn't have found a clapped out jeep wrangler with an oil burning 4.2 straight six anywhere between Texas and marquette......

People do dumb things, doesn't mean its a scam.
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doesn't mean its a scam.
unless it involves a purple prowler
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We live outside Birmingham, AL. I hate buying cars here. There is little competition. I've been to dealerships that sell 2 year old cars for the same price as new. Of course, these usually come with some creative financing for people with poor credit, but still... Plus, the inventories are limited.....especially for used. The local Jeep dealer has 25 Wranglers new, but not a single one used. It is frustrating.

Detroit has cheaper prices than these smaller city/towns IMO. It is probably worth the drive because she is saving a couple grand and/or, the selection around her stinks.
I guess I got lucky. I bought my truck from a dealership down in Mobile. It was exactly what I wanted. Truck had high miles, but I drove it home and haven't had any real mechanical issues with it so far. I feel I got it for a good price. That same truck up here would have been at least $13-$15k, and have seen MI roads it's whole life. I guess I just got lucky. I would do it again.
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Just send her my way she can buy my CTS.
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Talked to my bank and her. We're meeting first thing in the morning at my bank to do everything.

I'll try and get pics of her after everything is signed over. With the name she has, she better be cute.
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