buying a car on ebay?

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  1. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i'm just curious if any one here has bought a car on ebay or know anyone that has. i'm not going to be purchasing one in the near future or maybe one at all. but if i all of the sudden find a car thats a great deal i may just sell mine and buy it.

    but i digress...how much of a pain is it, do you still have to pay sales tax , if so what if the car is from another state...and any other stories you have would be helpful
     

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  2. blue

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    You have to pay taxes on the car in the state you register it in.

    Find a friend nearby who is knowledgeable of cars to check it out if you're spending real dough, or have a reputable mechanic do a PPI.

    I bought my current daily through a site from a guy in Vegas. Was a great experience, but I have friends there who are quite car-smart and having it checked out wasn't an issue.
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I bought my 300zx off ebay for $340 and towed it home. I got it from Seattle at a dealership.

    I bought my motorcycle from an insurance auction in Minnesota. My bike was $650 to ship to my office ($50 less because there was a loading dock). It would have been $550 if it was under 751cc.

    My friend bought his Dodge Magnum from a dealership in Detroit on ebay and paid to have it shipped to him in Arizona when he was at OBC. After shipping, he still saved about $4k over what the local dealer wanted. It was a hell of a deal.

    No tax on either because we are both Oregon residents. It's only as much of a pain as you want it to be.
     
  4. G-Cracker

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    My girlfriend purchased her 05 Mazda 3 sedan on ebay from a dealership up in Phoenix. She hit "Buy it Now" and we drove up there to finalize the deal. Went very smooth.
     
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    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    Many sellers offer a warranty that would allow you to do an inspection after you buy and then return it if there are any serious problems.
     
  6. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    My dad bought a '68 Powerwagon from a guy in Nebraska and payed around $800 to have it shipped to MA.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    :drool:
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Agreed. I thought I had pics of it on my laptop but I don't. I'll try to get a couple for you.
     
  9. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Old school Powerwagon = Redneck supercar

    I had a '72 years ago. Not as cool, but was still bad ass.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I bought my motorcycle on ebay, but he was local.
     
  12. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    It can be very dangerous territory...just take your time and make sure to read all the fine print...because if it does go bad Ebay will do absolutely squat to help you. I think you will get the best results buying from a dealer though...unless the seller is local and you can go take a look at the car..D