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Old 10-17-2018, 08:55 AM
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Hi,


Just a heads up. I recently won (deposit) on ebay 1993 Rx7 with a ls2 conversion on ebay.


jm1fd3316p0203358


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Mazda-...72.m2749.l2649


Upon completion, i trained to Baltimore from New York, stayed overnight, and went to see the car the following morning. The car had been represented as needing the typical completion of a 8 conversion (power steering, air). However, the seller represented the car as having a few small paint issues preventing it from being a 9 or a 10. I knew the front hood needed to be resprayed. However, he led me to believe that the paint other wise was spectacular. When I showed up, the paint was completely dull, overspray everywhere. The front bumper, front fenders, and hood were painted with spray paint can quality. It was the rest of the paint that was the problem...it was terrible and required a full paint. Further, the bumper and fenders were loosely hanging and not properly secured to the car. The exhaust banged loudly and scraped terribly on bumps. The doors did not close properly without many attempts. There were many rattles and shakes and the car was just awful. Significant fume intrusion in cabin. He also told me that everything was professionally installed. In person, he told me he did all the work himself with a friend.



Crazy thing is, the guy copped an attitude with ME. He literally came from around the block to meet me at a Starbucks. Here I traveled in, missed a day at work, and had to get a last minute train back to New York because of the misrepresentation of the car. I didn't completely insult the car in person because we were literally standing in a parking lot alone. I simply and lightly said it ws not what i expected and declined. He then sped off and I was there in the parking lot getting an UBER to Penn Station.


Now he is refusing to refund my deposit on ebay of (500) saying that it was not refundable because I changed my mind and the car was all he represented. He refuses to cancel the transaction stating it will tarnish his record of incomplete transactions. So now i need to deal with this as well.


Upon online research of the vin number further, I realized that this car had been for sale at least 3 times on eBay dating back to 2016( with 1 showing sold!). It was for sale with a worked rotary motor that he blew up.. I also found pictures of the car stating he was ready for "Watkins Glenn". The hood on the car was different (which he did disclose). He said he replaced it because he did not like the style. My guess is that it has been tracked quite a bit. It was quite beaten up. Upon inspection of the pay pal transaction , i see that payment was made to "Durst Automotive, LLC" making him a dealer. Further research of the name shows he is/was a Florida car dealer and might be in Maryland as well.


All in all a terrible ongoing experience. I guess if it was only to be a track car, it might be worth considering. BUT, not at this price for this condition.


I have been around the block with EBay since 1998 with approaching 2000 feedback selling AND buying. I have owned over 40 cars. So i have quite a lot of transactions to compare this one to.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Mazda-...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:45 PM
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corrected link.....ebay reverted to a similar listing because it was already closed

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Mazda-....m43663.l10137
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That Sucks, Good luck on the hunt and the return of your deposit.
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