I would suggest that INCLUDING comments regarding his wife is NOT in good taste. Come on, give him a bit of slack, what makes you even think that. Lack of detailed info doesn't mean he is a liar. I'm sorry, but that's being to harsh.
Perhaps that is a bit harsh, but do you think someone who would not disclose the fact that the car is a rebody is above making up a sob story to gain sympathy or to give the unsuspecting buyer a reason to think he's getting a great deal? This is my opinion, but I'm sure a lot will agree with me that selling a rebodied car without disclosing that info is fraudulent. You're talking about tens of thousands of dollars difference between a rebody and an original car. That isn't merely a "lack of detailed info".
I sent him a message through ebay and asked him directly if the car had the original drivetrain and sheet metal. We'll see what kind of response I get.
I can agree that he SHOULD have disclosed ALL. I would have, YOU would have, it will be interesting to learn how he answers you...
It could be that her health is such that he just isn't thinking straight, that's what I meant by saying LET'S GIVE HIM A BIT OF SLACK. I know that when you lose your health, well you don't have much left, so that was my thinking.
I understand Dale. You're a trusting guy who gives people the benefit of the doubt. That's admirable as far as I'm concerned. Wish I could be more that way. But I've been in a business for 25 years that's made me cynical. The last time I trusted somebody was the last time I got screwed. Greed does terrible things to people.
I did the same thing, Dale. I corrected a lot of his misinformation and mentioned that he should discolose the rebody and that he should add this email to the auction. No reply, no corrections, no no NO NO!
I asked, DOES IT HAVE THE ORIGINAL ENGINE, AND TRANNY THAT CAME IN THE CAR FROM THE FACTORY?
He answered; LIKE I SAID IN THE AD, IT HAS A 427 AND THE TRANNY IS THE HEAVY DUTY C6 SOME PEOPLE CALL IT THE POLICE INTERCEPTER TRANNY, ITS BETTER THAN THE REGULAR C-6. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL I'M NOT GOOD WITH COMP.
End of his statement.
Should I/we assume it does NOT have the original engine? Wouldn't he just answered my question with a "YES"?