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Buyer beware !! ( of seller )

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by T Y L E R, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    I have to share this because I still can't believe what I'm seeing ... Some of you might remember that I purchased my '97 LC off of EBay . You might also remember the ordeal that it became ...

    Tonite I got on the web with a co-worker . I said , 'hey , lets look up the dealership that I bought my LC off of ' . I went to EBAy's site and placed the dealerships name in the search engine , and got nothing . Not too surprising sice only a few months ago when I did that , I discovered the owner had been suspended from EBay .

    Next I placed the dealerships name into google.ca . Here's the page that came up :

    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txs/releases/September 2002/020917-singh.htm

    When you get down towards the 'The Arrest , The "****BERG" INDICTMENT"' you'll see the owners name '************* ", the alleged owner of *B* Motors . Turns out that according to Interpol , he's part of one of the worlds largest ecstasy smuggling crime organizations . Seems he used car-sales proceeds to launder money .

    And to think I ate lunch with the guy , spent a few days with him and his Turkish brothers , and have a number of friendly 5x7 glossy's to prove it !

    Just goes to show you .. buyer beware --- of seller !

    Cheers ,

    Tyler
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    similar situation...I purchased a used Getzen Severensen model trumpet when I was in 8th grade....guy was arrested for running drugs and guns about a month later.... :eek:
     
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    CDN_Cruiser

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    Tyler (nice to see you again)

    You may want to check your tires to make sure you didn't import any pills :D

    Cheers, Hugh
     
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    Photoman SILVER Star

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    Tyler,
    Glad to hear from you again! Think about this - If you have some 5 X 7's the Gov't probably has some too featuring you.
    Bill
     
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    T Y L E R

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    Woody , I bought a used b-flat cornet in grade eight *G* . Never followed up on the previous owner though .... all I know is the poor thing was dented so bad all over , it looked like rather 'crinkled' :)

    Gee , maybe I shouldn't have traded in those tires so quickly .. :p

    Interesting to look back at the situation as it played out , now that I have this information . For instance , I took their secretary out for lunch while I was down in Houston , and she went on and on about this guy she was falling for . She'd meet him on weekends on his farm , yadda yadda . BUT the interesting pc of info there is he was DEA !!! So was she also an agent , or was she an unwitting pipeline of intel back to the Dept. ? Lots to reflect on ... 8)

    Peace , Tyler
     
  6. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    So, Tyler,


    I guess there's more to you than Fancy custom drapes? :D


    What's behind curtain #2?
     
  7. Jim_Chow

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    Did you guys hear about that guy who bought a car at a US gov't auction, then not long after the transaction, the gov't found drugs hidden in the bumper and arrested him for possession of narcotics?
     
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    Junk

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    Yo T - where you been dude. I've been hit n miss lately and just noticed you were posting again. You doing ok? Guess I blew it cause I could have said never missed ya :flipoff2: :tossoff3LOL:
     
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    T Y L E R

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    'PS:I would have included some cash , but I'd already sealed the envelope..'

    Junk , besides being investigated for hacking , my life is honky-dory !

    You have to take good care man ... get second , and third opinions and do what the best guy/gla tells ya to ... no BS

    Oh , and no more aspertame , no cookies and definately no flammable hair products .. :D

    Cheers Mike !

    T
     
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    Beowulf

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    Tyler,

    I could care less about the sound system mods on your truck but please give me the details on "Specialty chai tea beverage adapter." I gotta have one of those for Pristine.

    -B-