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    Default Help me figure out this kijiji seller...

    So about 3 weeks ago, I get a notification for two new 370Z's posted on kijiji at exactly the same time, both black and both with unusally low km but a reasonably low price according to VMR.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...oor/1244047845

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...upe/1244050837

    Both are well written ads and seem totally legit so I didn't think much of it, I was in the process of selling my car so I didn't want to contact them until I sold mine.

    I get a showing for my car and so I finally email both of the ads.

    Turns out the ad is posted by the same seller..."Amerie"...you can tell once you message someone on kijiji the name of the seller.

    Also, on 1 of the ads, it links to an iPhone for sale with a phone number. I googled the phone number with Amerie and it links to a "Cars by Amerie" facebook page...so I'm thinking whatever, it's just another car curber...seems like she works for or used to work for House of Cars (no comment).

    My question is...where are they getting these two cars from? How can both cars have such low km??! Are they rebuilt? Flooded? Km rolled back?.....or do these 2 cars even exist and this is some type of new scam?

    Maaaan...kijiji is getting so shady as a place to buy cars....for some reason she never emailed me back either.

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    hmmm also has a "mint condition" S2K priced a bit on the low side: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...ationFlag=true

    I would request a car proof for one of these cars and then go from there.

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    Anything anyone will say will be pure speculation. If you are serious ask for a carproof or pay for your own

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    NVM she does work for "House of Cars" so stay far away. These cars most likely have shady histories e.g. rebuilt writeoffs.

    Interesting tactic. Get one of your reasonably attractive sales people to create their own fb page as a honeypot for potential buyers and avoid using your shady business name.

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    From what I can see, in the first ad the car has a front license plate, in the second ad it doesn't and doesn't appear it has holes for it, besides the obvious different rims and the scenic background

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    Ya I noticed the 2nd ad has a front license plate...

    Okay, so they are different cars then and probably actually exist.....but these are pretty rare cars, I'm just wondering how they got their hands on 2 with such LOW km?? Did they roll it back?

    FYI, I emailed her on both ads, didn't get a response.

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    Originally posted by 01RedDX
    NVM she does work for "House of Cars" so stay far away. These cars most likely have shady histories e.g. rebuilt writeoffs.

    Interesting tactic. Get one of your reasonably attractive sales people to create their own fb page as a honeypot for potential buyers and avoid using your shady business name.
    Not sure she still does...in one of the ads it mentions she lives on an acerage and the 370Z in the first ad looks like the pic was taken on an acerage...

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    Originally posted by 01RedDX
    hmmm also has a "mint condition" S2K priced a bit on the low side: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...ationFlag=true

    I would request a car proof for one of these cars and then go from there.
    That's what I thought at first too, but then noticed it's just click-bait.

    Originally posted by Kijiji
    Currently stored for the winter. Email to view. Asking $24,500. Not looking to sell right away, just a feeler ad. Open to reasonable offers.

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    Forgot to say, I checked House of Cars' inventory and they don't even have any 370Zs so I don't think she is working for them.

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    Since when is a 370z "rare" Maybe the touring package is a little more rare. 6,456 of the 11,208 produced were Touring. A NISMO version would be rare.

    I sent a message to poke for information.
    A. Its a rebuild with major frame problems.
    B. Its a scam

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    Well "rarer."...odd to have 2 in an inventory of the same colour, year, transmission, AND have super low km...

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    Originally posted by jacky4566
    Since when is a 370z "rare" Maybe the touring package is a little more rare. 6,456 of the 11,208 produced were Touring. A NISMO version would be rare.

    I sent a message to poke for information.
    A. Its a rebuild with major frame problems.
    B. Its a scam
    That's what I want to know haha...what exactly is the scam if it's a scam?? The only thing I can think of is a rolled back/switched odometer...

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    Sometimes shitty car dealers put up imaginary cars just to get you to call, then that one is mysteriously unavailable but surprise, they have a dozen other rides to get you in.

    The advertising laws say they are supposed to reference a specific stock number just so dealers can't pull that crap, but it still happens all the time. Also, I hate AMVIC with a passion, but you can use it to check if "Cars by Amerie" is a legit dealer/salesperson and report if you see any shady shit.

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    Originally posted by Sonic
    Ya I noticed the 2nd ad has a front license plate...

    Okay, so they are different cars then and probably actually exist.....but these are pretty rare cars, I'm just wondering how they got their hands on 2 with such LOW km?? Did they roll it back?

    FYI, I emailed her on both ads, didn't get a response.
    Dude, why are you so hung up on the km? they’re not that low for a summer car.

    Also, they’re not rare at all.

    If you’re interested then email from another address, set up a viewing and pay for a carproof followed by a potential inspection.

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    Ok fair enough...no scam going on, that's all I wanted to know lol
    Last edited by Sonic; 03-24-2017 at 09:38 PM.

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    Go buy a '16 enthusiasts edition for 27-28 and avoid all this hassle. Enjoy your extra 4 years of warranty too.
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    Rage has answered all but one question I might have about this transaction.

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    I worked with her all of her postings are attempts to lowball other sellers, they are in no way related to
    House of cars, she's just trying to use them as leverage with other sellers.

    And FYI red civic: none of the HOC cars have sketchy histories or write offs or rebuilds, car proof is free for all too see with the listings on website, you must be thinking gallery, and international

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    Yeah don't get House of Cars confused with Gallery of Fine cars. Other than not really being competitive with their prices, HoC is just a regular used car dealer

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