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My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by lipseal: 2:06pm On Aug 01, 2014
So i have read all sorts of threads about deals gone bad on NL over the years and the most recent read being dat of betalytf's encounter with inspired. Now i must say this (opening a thread) is not a move i really wanted to make as i believe in resolving matters privately btwn u and whoever u have issues with but right now, it seems the 1st step forward for me. My experience goes forth

I was looking to preorder a car earlier this year and having followed the autos section on this site for years, Inspired autos stood out for me and was I silly to think i'd be dealing with a very professional auto dealer and I'm in for an hassle free preorder experience?
I spoke with Inspiredm on phone, negotiated and struck a deal to have him get me a car, my initial budget was 1.3m naira out of which i made an advance payment of 780k on precisely march 5 2014 (60%) - Inspired said cars less than 2m attract an advance of 60perent and not 40% as shown on his site and i had no issues with this.

I had wanted him to help me get a cheap SUV, a 2000 nissan xterra was my first choice but on seeing a pic of 1 which he sent, I felt it wasnt clean enough and decided to go for an 03 camry, he sent me a picture of an LE trim which was clean and we agreed i was goin to pay 1.4 for dat particular ride. i told him to get it, days later he sent me pics of an SE trim of another 03 camry and said he was getting it instead of the LE (I didnt ask why as this vehicle looked clean too), the SE costs more and we reviewed prices and agreed on 1.45m, called him after few days which he sent me the picture of the ride and he confirmed he has ordered the car for me and it will be sailing home soon lol (boy i just liked dat car from the very 1st pic i saw of it)...and so the wait began, after the usual 4-6 weeks which all preorder dealers preach they deliver elapsed, I was beginning to expect news of my ride's arrival but none yet, I'd call and the update was same, it hasn't arrived, other times his phones would just ring with no one answering or returning the missed calls, after about 3 months I was not only calling, i was sending emails and text messages all to ask for the status of my order and most times I'd get no response. He hardly returns calls, I confirmed this from complains of others.

Now here is where things got quite dramatic, in July (yes i waited some 4 months already), he informed me the ship has finally berthed and my ride is going through clearance, we decided to meet for the first time and i visited his show room, he seems a really gentleman and i never had any doubts he was the real deal after seeing what clean and lot more expensive automobiles others have preordered through him on this site alone. This clearing process went on for a while and on the 9th of July precisely, I suddenly received a call from him informing me he has another ride for me, that what i preordered - a silver 2003 camry SE trim didnt come with the vessel and another ride was sent instead, i thought it was a joke at first and oh boi, i try talk but nothing gree come out for my mouth and so the call ended... and right infront of my family members i started talking to myself (that was how they found out i bought a new car sef)...i waited all these months for a ride that was only sailing in my head? i was very pissed and I told him in no uncertain terms through calls and messages. I asked why I wasn't informed beforehand, why did he have to wait till arrival of whatever vessel before informing me of the little surprise he had for me in it (another ride which i did not choose), abi na why dem dey call am preorder, his explanation was he had no idea something else was sent too that he later got to find out my actual choice had engine problems bla bla...I didnt buy this but still wetin i wan do, i was at his mercy at this pnt.

He sent me a pic of the replacement which was a black color of same model but nowhere as clean as what i ordered so i humbly rejected it and this was how my preorder turned into a search for any locally available toks which is still in decent condition. If na wetin i want from day 1 na matter of me walking down to my very own busstop, pick a car from the roadside dealer there, pay up and drive the car back to my compound...finish, all within 30 mins i don buy car but as e b like dis wetin man go do? I never dreamt a preorder deal (with the known inspired autos for that matter) could go this far south but sha, i gave him options to get me another locally sourced camry SE or even a corolla as I can not wait another only gosh knows how long (on august 5, it would be 5 months since i made my deposit), if i no careful i go dey ontop dis matter reach half a year.

Apparently, it turned out difficult for him to get me the SE trim so i broadened the options to any clean model, so long i can just seal my order and forget about this little episode. Commuting has been pain lately, my order is probably another one of the numerous deals inspired has on his hands but it has really destabilized me in ways i cant start to explain on this forum.

I have been expecting to get a locally sourced LE trim he showed me last week but according to him, its still being cleared at the port. Inspite of all this hassle, I've been hesitant about making my deal with him public... One last thing however gave me the notchd... i noticed since yesterday or so..reaching him with my number has not been possible...(i could call every other person on every network on earth except his 2 lines). In frustrated mood, I was discussing this with a friend and he offered me his phone since mine just dey talk call ended, lo and behold it rang... I accused him of barring my number but he said he didn't. after the accusation however, putting calls through to his phone from my number became possible again..my ppl while i do not question oga inspired's legitimacy, a preorder saga like mine really leaves bad taste of the whole idea of paying anyone upfront for anything in the name of 'preorder' in the first place. All i am asking for out here in the open is for him to do something about my pending order, my bank account is very open to a refund at this pnt if he can't get me a car i find satisfactory... this option, I already made him understand too abi wetin una think? I trust him to do the needful soon and there shouldn't be any need for this thread being discussed for another plenty number of pages.

***Apologies for firing off a rather long missive****

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by dytbabe: 2:16pm On Aug 01, 2014
Oh no
Not again

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by chronique(m): 2:31pm On Aug 01, 2014
I dont even know what to say here cos some stories aint adding up but I'd rather not talk but to be sincere,this is just too unprofessional. I hope by the time business is crippled in this section,"some of us" will be happy.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by webmaster3: 2:37pm On Aug 01, 2014
Another one bites the dust

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Gboliwe: 2:37pm On Aug 01, 2014
lipseal: So i have read all sorts of threads about deals gone bad on NL over the years and the most recent read being dat of betalytf's encounter with inspired. Now i must say this (opening a thread) is not a move i really wanted to make as i believe in resolving matters privately btwn u and whoever u have issues with but right now, it seems the 1st step forward for me. My experience goes forth
I was looking to preorder a car earlier this year and having followed the autos section on this site for years, Inspired autos stood out for me and was I silly to think i'd be dealing with a very professional auto dealer and I'm in for an hassle free preorder experience?
I spoke with Inspiredm on phone, negotiated and struck a deal to have him get me a car, my initial budget was 1.3m naira out of which i made an advance payment of 780k on precisely march 5 2014 (60%) - Inspired said cars less than 2m attract an advance of 60perent and not 40% as shown on his site and i had no issues with this.
I had wanted him to help me get a cheap SUV, a 2000 nissan xterra was my first choice but on seeing a pic of 1 which he sent, I felt it wasnt clean enough and decided to go for an 03 camry, he sent me a picture of an LE trim which was clean and we agreed i was goin to pay 1.4 for dat particular ride. i told him to get it, days later he sent me pics of an SE trim of another 03 camry and said he was getting it instead of the LE (I didnt ask why as this vehicle looked clean too), the SE costs more and we reviewed prices and agreed on 1.45m, called him after few days which he sent me the picture of the ride and he confirmed he has ordered the car for me and it will be sailing home soon lol (boy i just liked dat car from the very 1st pic i saw of it)...and so the wait began, after the usual 4-6 weeks which all preorder dealers preach they deliver elapsed, I was beginning to expect news of my ride's arrival but none yet, I'd call and the update was same, it hasn't arrived, other times his phones would just ring with no one answering or returning the missed calls, after about 3 months I was not only calling, i was sending emails and text messages all to ask for the status of my order and most times I'd get no response. He hardly returns calls, I confirmed this from complains of others.

Now here is where things got quite dramatic, in July (yes i waited some 4 months already), he informed me the ship has finally berthed and my ride is going through clearance, we decided to meet for the first time and i visited his show room, he seems a really gentleman and i never had any doubts he was the real deal after seeing what clean and lot more expensive automobiles others have preordered through him on this site alone. This clearing process went on for a while and on the 9th of July precisely, I suddenly received a call from him informing me he has another ride for me, that what i preordered - a silver 2003 camry SE trim didnt come with the vessel and another ride was sent instead, i thought it was a joke at first and oh boi, i try talk but nothing gree come out for my mouth and so the call ended... and right infront of my family members i started talking to myself (that was how they found out i bought a new car sef)...i waited all these months for a ride that was only sailing in my head? i was very pissed and I told him in no uncertain terms through calls and messages. I asked why I wasn't informed beforehand, why did he have to wait till arrival of whatever vessel before informing me of the little surprise he had for me in it (another ride which i did not choose), abi na why dem dey call am preorder, his explanation was he had no idea something else was sent too that he later got to find out my actual choice had engine problems bla bla...I didnt buy this but still wetin i wan do, i was at his mercy at this pnt. He sent me a pic of the replacement which was a black color of same model but nowhere as clean as what i ordered so i humbly rejected it and this was how my preorder turned into a search for any locally available toks which is still in decent condition. If na wetin i want from day 1 na matter of me walking down to my very own busstop, pick a car from the roadside dealer there, pay up and drive the car back to my compound...finish, all within 30 mins i don buy car but as e b like dis wetin man go do? I never dreamt a preorder deal (with the known inspired autos for that matter) could go this far south but sha, i gave him options to get me another locally sourced camry SE or even a corolla as I can not wait another only gosh knows how long (on august 5, it would be 5 months since i made my deposit), if i no careful i go dey ontop dis matter reach half a year.
Apparently, it turned out difficult for him to get me the SE trim so i broadened the options to any clean model, so long i can just seal my order and forget about this little episode. Commuting has been pain lately, my order is probably another one of the numerous deals inspired has on his hands but it has really destabilized me in ways i cant start to explain on this forum.

I have been expecting to get a locally sourced LE trim he showed me last week but according to him, its still being cleared at the port. Inspite of all this hassle, I've been hesitant about making my deal with him public... One last thing however gave me the notchd... i noticed since yesterday or so..reaching him with my number has not been possible...(i could call every other person on every network on earth except his 2 lines). In frustrated mood, I was discussing this with a friend and he offered me his phone since mine just dey talk call ended, lo and behold it rang... I accused him of barring my number but he said he didn't. after the accusation however, putting calls through to his phone from my number became possible again..my ppl while i do not question oga inspired's legitimacy, a preorder saga like mine really leaves bad taste of the whole idea of paying anyone upfront for anything in the name of 'preorder' in the first place. All i am asking for out here in the open is for him to do something about my pending order, my bank account is very open to a refund at this pnt if he can't get me a car i find satisfactory... this option, I already made him understand too abi wetin una think? I trust him to do the needful soon and there shouldn't be any need for this thread being discussed for another plenty number of pages.

***Apologies for firing off a rather long missive****
Not Again! cry

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by GAZZUZZ(m): 2:39pm On Aug 01, 2014
You paid 1,450,000 for a 2003 le camry you can get for same price or less cash and carry? Even here on nairaland there are countless posts of tokumbor camrys just run a vin check and you are good to go. U sef you no like your self.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by okirewaju(f): 2:49pm On Aug 01, 2014
undecided
Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by chikenice(m): 2:51pm On Aug 01, 2014
GAZZUZZ: You paid 1,450,000 for a 2003 le camry you can get for same price or less cash and carry? Even here on nairaland there are countless posts of tokumbor camrys just run a vin check and you are good to go. U sef you no like your self.


Do people ever learn ? More stories loading . All this preorder things sef,I would rather buy a car from berger n pay more than go through all these

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Lyoncrescent: 3:00pm On Aug 01, 2014
Na wa o. Would rather buy Tokunbo on Nairaland or at worst go to Berger. All this Preorder stuff is many many.

Waiting to hear from Inspired

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Emperoh(m): 3:14pm On Aug 01, 2014
Another one in a space of 1 week......where's Chelseabmw the peacemaker?

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Emperoh(m): 3:24pm On Aug 01, 2014
GAZZUZZ: You paid 1,450,000 for a 2003 le camry you can get for same price or less cash and carry? Even here on nairaland there are countless posts of tokumbor camrys just run a vin check and you are good to go. U sef you no like your self.

I don see one for 1.350m self
https://www.nairaland.com/1799575/clean-title-tin-can-cleared-2003

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by FastShipping: 3:33pm On Aug 01, 2014
I sense financial trouble here. This is a situation whereby some dealers use pre order deposits for personal business and fail to deliver in the process.

Pre-order taking five good months is a no no no for me..........

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by steffans(m): 3:39pm On Aug 01, 2014
chai. .
well I don't bilv in anything u buy online or send a car dealer to buy a car for me...

I go to a car stand and pick my car.. and I drive home without high blood pressure.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by FastShipping: 3:45pm On Aug 01, 2014
steffans: chai. .
well I don't bilv in anything u buy online or send a car dealer to buy a car for me...

I go to a car stand and pick my car.. and I drive home without high blood pressure.

grin grin grin
Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by makarios911: 3:53pm On Aug 01, 2014
Hmmmmmmmm. I sitdon dey watch *grabs chair, grabs popcorn, cross leg*
Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by balogunsam(m): 3:59pm On Aug 01, 2014
oh boy....mhennnn.....that's it! No more thoughts of preordering in my head ooo...

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by lorRhyMeZ: 4:03pm On Aug 01, 2014
Na wa o,don't u people ever learn? This isn't d first time InspiredAutos has been on d news on nairaland...simple thing to do is for both parties to always sign agreement,if possible with witness n surety sef...

Na dis kind pple dey make uniform job get swagger..grin

Btw...sorry o oga Op..

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Nobody: 4:10pm On Aug 01, 2014
Na wa o


Shoutout to berem, Idowuogbo, Ishilove, Zocken, kenosky1, chibabe3, TheMadame, cuneddy, tcd, obowunmi, fyneboi79

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Eyop: 4:14pm On Aug 01, 2014
Pre-order taking up to 5 months is a disaster. OP your funds have been recycled for 5 months and if such funds was fixed deposited do you know the interest you should have by now? Not only did inspired put you through stress but also held on to your money for 5 good months undecided. Inspired usually emphasize that he does all round check before buying a vehicle so why didn't he discover that the camry he initially told you he pre-ordered had engine problems at the 11th hour? No matter what you complain at this time makes no sense. If i were you,i will demand for a refund with interest because it makes no more sense to further transact with him. Pre-order still remains the best for me but all that matters is who's doing the pre-order for you.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Nobody: 4:19pm On Aug 01, 2014
the criminals arrogance is what angers me the most.


wait for his response and see how economical he will be with words while sounding very cunning

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Marpol: 4:21pm On Aug 01, 2014
Eyop: Pre-order taking up to 5 months is a disaster. OP your funds have been recycled for 5 months and if such funds was fixed deposited do you know the interest you should have by now? Not only did inspired put you through stress but also held on to your money for 5 good months undecided. Inspired usually emphasize that he does all round check before buying a vehicle so why didn't he discover that the camry he initially told you he pre-ordered had engine problems at the 11th hour? No matter what you complain at this time makes no sense. If i were you,i will demand for a refund with interest because it makes no more sense to further transact with him. Pre-order still remains the best for me but all that matters is who's doing the pre-order for you.

WORD!

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by desgiezd(m): 4:30pm On Aug 01, 2014
How could I have waited for a whole 5 months for a car I pre-ordered? The Op really is a patient man.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by uboma(m): 4:37pm On Aug 01, 2014
Here we go again, another Inspired saga...

Tags# Ishilove (pls also tag those who were active on Betalyf's thread so we can contribute meaningfully to this thread as well).

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Eyop: 4:38pm On Aug 01, 2014
Where's Bimbo the assistant aspired

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Eyop: 4:47pm On Aug 01, 2014
FastShipping: I sense financial trouble here. This is a situation whereby some dealers use pre order deposits for personal business and fail to deliver in the process.

Pre-order taking five good months is a no no no for me..........
Maximum duration for pre-order shouldn't exceed 2 months.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by IAMBREEZY: 5:00pm On Aug 01, 2014
Why inspired everytime is the Dude related to balotelli grin



@op just tell him to refund your money,there are lotsa fairly used cars on Auto section you might even get lucky and get a very clean ride below that price no time for bullshyte.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by PresidentT(m): 5:02pm On Aug 01, 2014
I honestly think Inspired should be sanctioned. The forum needs to protect its members while pressing more business disciplines into Oga Inspired's "orientation"

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Gboliwe: 5:05pm On Aug 01, 2014
GAZZUZZ: You paid 1,450,000 for a 2003 le camry you can get for same price or less cash and carry? Even here on nairaland there are countless posts of tokumbor camrys just run a vin check and you are good to go. U sef you no like your self.

That isn't the issue here.
Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Ishilove: 5:23pm On Aug 01, 2014
Gboliwe:
Not Again! cry
Gboliwe you dey vex me. Why did you have to quote everything angry

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Ishilove: 5:26pm On Aug 01, 2014
Inspired again?? angry

After now you will say that we are hating on you. Smh

Abeg refund the man's money. The op is a really patient man. If na me na Obama go settle the matter.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by Gboliwe: 5:27pm On Aug 01, 2014
Ishilove:
Gboliwe you dey vex me. Why did you have to quote everything angry
Its almost like a habit for me now. Sometimes, I visit a thread and the next time I go there, the initial post would have been deleted and I would have to be cracking my head to know exactly what was there. So, I decided to be quoting every post I reply to. No vex. Na condition make crayfish bend.

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Re: My Own Pre-order Tale With Inspired Autos (Finally delivered, resolved) by yemi2plus(m): 5:29pm On Aug 01, 2014
Where is ishilove?

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