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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Ipfreely: 8:11pm On Feb 26, 2018|
At the very least you should have run YOUR own scans in the vehicle. The very least.
What legit auto salesperson wouldn't permit a buyer to at least start and drive the vehicle? Scoff
Unfortunately this experience was as a result of a rather naive buyer and a dubious, shady salesperson.
The difference here would be that the buyer had the best intentions and the seller had the exact opposite.
I apologise for your experience. There has to be a way to gain a greater audience for this experience. If it's happened once, then it's happened dozens of times.
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by erico2k2(m): 8:16pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Hayastark:@ Bolded Not true, follow my thread
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:18pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Lalasticala front page material.
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by erico2k2(m): 8:18pm On Feb 26, 2018|
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by erico2k2(m): 8:21pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Ipfreely:very correct, I remember back in the days as a teenager went to Alaba Int mkt to buy a CD player ahah, The seller tried the set and it wont work, he now told me *lets go to the repairer he will fix it and U can pay* we went, its like Mendi(JAzz ), it was 20 mins later my brain picked and Im like Hold on a minute, why buy a fixed stereo when I can go nxt shop, nah so I remove sharp sharp
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Ipfreely: 8:33pm On Feb 26, 2018|
The only difference between cars45 and sellers like the above thread, among a lot on this forum and in this section, is the scale of the fraud.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by thebigkendo(m): 9:01pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Are you a demeanor?
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Nobody: 9:28pm On Feb 26, 2018|
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Shagati(m): 9:56pm On Feb 26, 2018|
thebigkendo:Not yet but I like Amebo
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Hayastark: 9:58pm On Feb 26, 2018|
I am sharing this experience not because I did everything right, considering Nigerians dubious tendency we shouldn't have left any stone unturn.
But I am sharing this because I know they work on people psychology and because it is a big company it is easier to become their victim. Like I stated I am sharing this experience to alert other people interested in patronizing this people.
2 weeks after we sold to them. A man called dh, ( I dont know how he got his number) he had just bought the same car from cars45 and he was calling to ask questions, because just a day after buying. The car issue seems unending. He told us he paid 1.4.
So me sharing this experience is benevolence so others will learn. Please shine your eyes!!!!
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by LeJeun3: 9:58pm On Feb 26, 2018|
If Cars45 declared they are a junk yard, I wouldn't mind.
But trying to come of as a frontline used car market is lie I won't overlook....!
OP has his faults, but playing naive people is sick!!!
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by timifakay(m): 10:38pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Argh! They must have given him the 2011 year of manufacture report they gave to you.
Did you actually sell the car for 650k?
Tell him to slip several notes into the car, undersea, fuse box, sunguard and the likes... Then sell back to cars45 so next buyer too can have an heads up if lucky to check any of those places while inspecting.
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by ogtavia(m): 11:19pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Ipfreely:My exact sentiments...pay 1.6m of hard earned cash for a Nigerian used vehicle that you know nothing of its history...if they took the money they spent on fixing the car,added a little change to it and got it up to say 2m...I believe they will get a clean foreign used (tokunbo) 2008 or 2009 toyota corolla...its for business,they will likely make their money back...or at least with 1.5m they can get a lower model of the toyota corolla,make some money with it,then upgrade..
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by stanvesco(m): 2:00am On Feb 27, 2018|
Wait oooo, isn't this a reportable offence...pure fraud.... u sell 1.6 and buyback for 650 then resell at 1.4 Naija never bad reach this one na.....repoet them.please
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Nobody: 4:49am On Feb 27, 2018|
I budgeted N1M for Brutus upkeep to normal standard. I've only spent N250K so I'm still ahead.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Nobody: 5:14am On Feb 27, 2018|
Me (raises hand).
It depends on the product and who/what is behind the product.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by diportivo: 6:06am On Feb 27, 2018|
cars45 is an open book
u simply need to take a walk (no need to open or start any car) around their various "bazaar" warehouses to know there's a lot of crap seated there
even one of our guru for here dey talk am wells
op played himself,but I'm sure he has learnt his lessons
and yes,dem full autos section
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Ipfreely: 7:16am On Feb 27, 2018|
Yeah? Could you give a scenario where that would be the case?
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by chukel(m): 7:55am On Feb 27, 2018|
ogtavia:foreign used 08/09 corolla for 2m? I'm baffled at the way u guys wishfully allot prices to cars. Na wa o
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by chukel(m): 7:59am On Feb 27, 2018|
I must commend op for this post. I have always suspected a thing or two about cars45. Their packaging is too real and fantabulous to be true. At least this is an eye opener. Due diligence is the keyword. I still think it's fraudulent to package and sell a 2008 corolla as 2011. It's fraud. They can actually be taken up on that. I really don't know why Nigerians can't be straightforward in their dealings. Is it that difficult to be honest?
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by sisisioge: 8:45am On Feb 27, 2018|
Oh my goodness! Cars45 ole! Why why why!
Lalasticlala snake snake snake! biko help take this to the front page!
On the same car these guys are gonna turn over several millions! It wouldn't have been so bad if they are selling what they claimed to be selling! Chai! Thank you OP for bringing it here. People like me that have been setting money aside for a while hoping to get something nice won't go and fall pry. It is well o. May God bless this country and rid us of leeches!
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Nobody: 9:28am On Feb 27, 2018|
Explaining it will give away business secret but the critical aspect is guaranty and warranty. It’s how you dress that a market woman would ask you to hold her dirty goat while she ties her wrap.
Remember that the Uber driver drove the car fine until it later started showing fault. Would those faults have shown up during a test drive?
If you go to the local market to buy torchlight, you might ask the seller to show you that it works. But you won’t ask same at Shoprite. Why? The answer is the key.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by olisaemeka1(m): 9:30am On Feb 27, 2018|
chukel:towards the end of last year went to that same garage at ikeja close to the fun park ..to see a Honda pilot that someone had advertised ..to be honest I was not impressed with the cars I was shown and mind you I did not even see the exact pilot that was advertised they kept showing me different ones ...thank God I know a thing or three about cars..one of their strategies is that there is no space created to test drive ur pdt and also that hall is poorly lit. In the end I just strolled over to the park by the side cooled my already annoyed self with a bottle of beer and left no arguments ....@op so sorry for your loss I know how painful loosing such huge amount is but I strongly believe that such dubious methods of repackaging and selling unfit cars should not be encouraged....If a big company like cars 45 should practice such ,how much more others ? Then @ op next time since you do not have much knowledge about cars pls take an experienced trusted hand with you. Also if it's very cheap then shine your eye like Dino melaye
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by sisisioge: 9:44am On Feb 27, 2018|
Imagine! And no one has deemed it fit to blow the whistle on them?
Mynd44 and Seun...pls help move this to FB.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:53am On Feb 27, 2018|
I have been preaching it since o!
A bunch of scammers, but we'll packaged scamming.
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Esosa01(m): 10:12am On Feb 27, 2018|
They made over N2.3M from selling a 2008 converted, faulty, nigerian- used corolla... CHAI!!!
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Inception(m): 10:31am On Feb 27, 2018|
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Nobody: 10:33am On Feb 27, 2018|
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Ipfreely: 10:57am On Feb 27, 2018|
I've been to a number of dealerships and used vehicle lots in my location for various reasons. Fact is, even for NEW vehicles, start-up, at the very least, is a requirement for sales. A number of them discourage test drives to keep the mileage gains to a minimum.
Referring to your comment about torchlight and market, first, a torch is not a car. Thats a huge non sequitur. Vast difference there. Second, shoprite has painstakingly built a reputation for reliability and trustworthiness. So you wouldn't even need to test the merchandise.
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Ipfreely: 11:00am On Feb 27, 2018|
The buyer failed to do his alarming lack of due diligence. And the sellers took advantage of a well oiled fraud machine to con their mark. I believe he's learned his lesson, and we all have confirmation about our suspicions about cars45.
Ultimately this was, and is, a large scale scam. I shudder to think about the figures this system would pull in at that scale.
|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by kingreign(m): 11:43am On Feb 27, 2018|
As in eh
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|Re: How Cars 45 Ripped Us Off by Kjnwancaro: 11:51am On Feb 27, 2018|
You’re right about this, nobody has time to test a product for you at shopright but the difference btw the company and cars45 is accepting bad products. I once returned a bad vacuum cleaner I bought from shop rite and had it replaced with a working unit.
I don’t understand why people are faulting this op, I don’t expect everyone to know much about cars just as some people buy and use cement without even knowing it is made from rocks. Cars45 is clearly a fraud and that should be the focus here.
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