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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:03pm On Mar 03, 2018
klexycole:


Very good.

But I'm wondering how some guys give a detailed VIN result upon sighting the pictures of the car posted. shocked grin

I saw this happened twice on some threads. The seller had to put up a weak defence. I was shocked.

Now, how do these guys discover the true situation of the said car upon seeing the images alone?

Cc Explorers, Ipfreely

Ipfreely, cosplay
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by tempex88(m): 4:13pm On Mar 03, 2018
Interesting most people now know what we dealers do.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Elektra008(f): 4:24pm On Mar 03, 2018
Abeg which site are you getting the deals from, wld rather buy n ship in my own accidented vehicle

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by kakakibuy(m): 4:31pm On Mar 03, 2018
Elektra008:
Abeg which site are you getting the deals from, wld rather buy n ship in my own accidented vehicle
https://www.copart.com

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Justanodadude: 4:47pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:
This damage is not that bad if buyers are aware.

This is absolute rubbish and can be regarded as fraud.
May it be well with you and whatever you worship continue to bless u. I didn't know I just thought the cars are new or fairly used but this is a big *NO* . PLEASE HOW WILL ONE GET THE VIN Of a car and how will you check to see if it is a damaged or not??

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by teamsynergy: 4:50pm On Mar 03, 2018
fortune1894:
explorers you are about to make yourself some powerful enemies


See them

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:55pm On Mar 03, 2018
Justanodadude:


This is absolute rubbish and can be regarded as fraud.
May it be well with you and whatever you worship continue to bless u. I didn't know I just thought the cars are new or fairly used but this is a big *NO* . PLEASE HOW WILL ONE GET THE VIN Of a car and how will you check to see if it is a damaged or not??


Selling that car without telling the buyer the minor crash on the history is fraud.

When you disclose the history to buyers and they still willing to buy, then no issue.



For the VIN check, i dont have idea.

Ask ipfreely, cosplay, computerglobal

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by kakakibuy(m): 4:58pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


Selling that car without telling the buyer the minor crash on the history is fraud.

When you disclose the history to buyers and they still willing to buy, then no issue.



For the VIN check, i dont have idea.

Ask ipfreely, cosplay, computerglobal

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by dingbang(m): 5:04pm On Mar 03, 2018
I need a car
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by kakakibuy(m): 5:27pm On Mar 03, 2018
dingbang:
I need a car

WhatsApp: +436602306454

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 5:33pm On Mar 03, 2018
dingbang:
I need a car
Wrong thread for this Sir. Go through the section and you'll come across threads by various parties offering various vehicles in various conditions.
Just do your due diligence, never assume dealers or sellers would be honest and upfront with you about vehicles, which would make you alert to the tricks and mind games the dealers play, and you'll be alright.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Justanodadude: 5:33pm On Mar 03, 2018
Ipfreely:


You haven't even scratched the surface. These examples aren't even top 20 in the rogues gallery. With your permission I'm sure my brethren would be glad to post photos of even worse examples.

Please do and mention names so what this people are saying is we are animals that eat restaurant garbage and cannot go inside the restaurant to eat.

Mynd44 Lalasticlala

Semid4lyfe
Obinoscopy
Mukina2

Come and see what they want to turn your forum to Seun.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 5:46pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


Ipfreely, cosplay

There are a number of ways to obtain information about 'tokunbo' vehicles put up for sale in this section and on this forum, including some quite unconventional ways. It would be a really long read to attempt to explain all of these individually.
The most important and the most useful is a VIN report. There are various types of VIN reports as well, the most reliable is a CARFAX report. It contains almost every imaginable detail about a vehicle history. The other types, including autocheck, provide a basic background for the vehicle, while other categories also delve into recalls and other general information.
If you come across a vehicle you're interested In on this forum, the very first thing you should do is check the advert for telltale signs or red flags. These may sometimes just be accidental omissions, but very often are deliberately left out.
Incomplete photos of the vehicle. Seller includes photos of the engine bay OR the rear OR the front, etc, and leaves out other important areas.
Example:
https://www.nairaland.com/4374861/toks-2012-highlander-fullest-option
https://www.nairaland.com/4370580/toks-honda-pilot-2004-2.5m
Will break this post down into several parts.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 5:50pm On Mar 03, 2018
Sellers may also post one photo and leave a number to be contacted via whatsapp. This just makes no sense. What legit seller would prefer the more stressful route to display their merchandise? Let's be logical, wouldn't any genuine businessperson choose the easiest route to let clients see their products, would you open a shop in a market, then leave it empty with just a phone number on the door and ask clients to call You?

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 5:55pm On Mar 03, 2018
There are a number of other POTENTIAL red flags, but perhaps the most blatant, raging-bull matador red flag of them all is the deliberate absence of VIN on a 'tokunbo' vehicle advert.
Close to 100% of these dubious and very dishonest sellers in the autos section would never display a VIN, and most of them, even when reminded, would respond very negatively and aggressively.
Examples.
https://www.nairaland.com/4353427/2010-toyota-corolla-toks-2.7
https://www.nairaland.com/4353188/2011-camry-sale-tokubo
I could literally go on and on with the examples, I encourage you to go through my posts and those of other concerned individuals here e.g. cosplay, obekediamondfuto and the rest.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by enitiObanke(m): 6:02pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


But i will appreciate it if they don't mention names, pictures only.

Sir why dont u want names to be mentioned? Later we go join mouth abuse Buhari dt his govt has refused to name treasury looters who av refunded money secretly......

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 6:04pm On Mar 03, 2018
When you come across a vehicle you're interested In and you ask the seller for the VIN, note his(OR her) reaction.
If any seller declines to provide the VIN at all, please do yourself a favour and move on.
If the seller insists on your physical presence at the vehicle location to get the VIN, and it's a convenient time and a safe location for You, then visit. As soon as you see the vehicle, locate the vin, do a brief inspection, then run a vin search.
You can contact computerglobal via 08060365068, he provides any of the categories of reports depending on your budget and details you have in mind.
For a complete and thorough vehicle history, request a Carfax report.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 6:13pm On Mar 03, 2018
You should proceed with any vehicle only after you're satisfied with the carfax findings.
Inasmuch as tokunbo vehicles are supposedly in good condition, if you're not auto savvy and have little experience you should go with someone you rely on and who has some experience to spot the signs. RUST, the telling scent of moisture from the air vents of a flooded vehicle OR over the top air freshers to mask scents, lack of symmetry in body lines, mismatched headlamps, the list is endless.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by erico2k2(m): 6:15pm On Mar 03, 2018
klexycole:


Very good.

But I'm wondering how some guys give a detailed VIN result upon sighting the pictures of the car posted. shocked grin

I saw this happened twice on some threads. The seller had to put up a weak defence. I was shocked.

Now, how do these guys discover the true situation of the said car upon seeing the images alone?

Cc Explorers, Ipfreely
Not realy, but there wo uld be noneed to post how here if not them fraud middle men will upgrade, so make we leave am like that.We are having results, thats what matters.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 6:18pm On Mar 03, 2018
Truth is that these dealers have perfected the art of bad deals, packaging and delivering defective goods in lieu of clean vehicles, and sometimes despite best efforts, they may pull one over on you. But with DUE DILIGENCE, those odds diminish.
OR you could go another route and have one of the SEEMING trustworthy pre-order agents here handle your business, depending on your impression after researching their pedigree. In that case, you get to choose the vehicles you want so you know their entire history from start till they're in your possession. This may be more expensive, but certainly worth it for the discerning individual.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 6:23pm On Mar 03, 2018
This is the point where any well meaning webmaster or site owner would declare a state of emergency on the autos section before an online dispute has serious real world consequences.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by 100naira(m): 6:34pm On Mar 03, 2018
Nawa oh
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 6:38pm On Mar 03, 2018
Oo boy how i take miss this kin thread
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 6:39pm On Mar 03, 2018
Other people get time for long English. Not me o. I go paste every single dubious advert wey I don encounter for this section here. Make una wait. Food don land.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 6:48pm On Mar 03, 2018
https://www.nairaland.com/4289041/extremely-clean-tokumbo-2007-rav4

https://www.nairaland.com/4368320/awoof..2014-toks-honda-accord..accident-free

https://www.nairaland.com/4371808/toks-2010-toyota-corolla

https://www.nairaland.com/4179173/sold-tokumbo-2004-corolla-sport

https://www.nairaland.com/4367620/tokunbo-2011-toyota-camry-se

https://www.nairaland.com/4281901/2007-toks-toyota-camry-sport

Just starting

https://www.nairaland.com/4367697/awoof....toyota-camry-sports-edition-2011

This particular one came from an unexpected corner.
https://www.nairaland.com/4336948/

https://www.nairaland.com/4331095/toks-mint-black-2009-toyota

https://www.nairaland.com/4368320/awoof..2014-toks-honda-accord..accident-free

https://www.nairaland.com/4367697/awoof....toyota-camry-sports-edition-2011

https://www.nairaland.com/4129089/2013-toyota-camry-se-tokunbo

https://www.nairaland.com/4365645/tokunbo-toyota-camry-2006

https://www.nairaland.com/4364862/toks-2009-toyota-camry-sale

This gentleman, I have faith in to do the right thing. His reaction was encouraging.
https://www.nairaland.com/4367198/toks-2007-mercedes-benz-e350

This one dey top 10
https://www.nairaland.com/4369806/extremely-c

This one na gentlemen’s discussion. Reasonable seller
https://www.nairaland.com/4374946/tokunbo-vw-jetta-2006-model

These ones no be human being, na Russian spambot
https://www.nairaland.com/4375827/brand-new-tokubu-lexus-rxhttp://www.nairaland.com/4374626/very-neat-clean-toyota-camry

This one na trap wey one Oga set for am, e don already fall but im never sabi.
https://www.nairaland.com/4280818/toyota-sienna-2004-tokunbo-akure

This one na cars45.com scam. Those people dubious die
https://www.nairaland.com/4368727/how-cars-45-ripped-us

This one na car wey shark use go holiday for atlantic ocean
https://www.nairaland.com/4307085/lexus-rx350-2008-tokunbo-super


And the list goes on and on. This isn’t even a quarter of the dubious adverts here. And all of these were from February and March 2018. Imagine if one went further back. Even those popular names for here, I have discovered the same shady practices on some of their sold vehicles.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 6:48pm On Mar 03, 2018
enitiObanke:


Sir why dont u want names to be mentioned? Later we go join mouth abuse Buhari dt his govt has refused to name treasury looters who av refunded money secretly......

Lol....If you search through the section, or check some guys posts on this thread, you will see them.


I didn't create the thread to paint anyone, but just want bring to the notice of everyone willing to own a car.


They should be careful and run a VIN check before buying any car.

Lalasticlala what do you think?

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by TheMadame(f): 7:13pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


Lol....If you search through the section, or check some guys posts on this thread, you will see them.


I didn't create the thread to paint anyone, but just want bring to the notice of everyone willing to own a car.


They should be careful and run a VIN check before buying any car.

Lalasticlala what do you think?


I want to commend everyone who has contributed positively on this thread. A stitch in time saves nine, however if you expect this on the front page,you are on a long thing.
The Auto section is plagued with all kinds of maladies and it did not start today or this year. Half truths,false documentation,fraudulent adverts,fake customs documents, and shifty characters abound.
I stopped posting here when it became a process of banging your head on a brick wall and I wouldn't have known of this thread if a poster hadn't tagged my moniker.
The government has banned the importation of vehicles through the land borders and the customs have closed down all vehicle seats at the borders yet on this section we still find dealers advertising vehicles from Coutonu through Idi Iroko and Seme borders boldly. These vehicles can NEVER have genuine documents,yet people patronize these dealers probably out of ignorance or probably due to trying to cut corners.
I hope you guys can keep this up. All fraudsters on this section should be named and shamed.
Cc ifyalways.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:17pm On Mar 03, 2018
TheMadame:



I want to commend everyone who has contributed positively on this thread. A stitch in time saves nine, however if you expect this on the front page,you are on a long thing.
The Auto section is plagued with all kinds of maladies and it did not start today or this year. Half truths,false documentation,fraudulent adverts,fake customs documents, and shifty characters abound.
I stopped posting here when it became a process of banging your head on a brick wall and I wouldn't have known of this thread if a poster hadn't tagged my moniker.
The government has banned the importation of vehicles through the land borders and the customs have closed down all vehicle seats at the borders yet on this section we still find dealers advertising vehicles from Coutonu through Idi Iroko and Seme borders boldly. These vehicles can NEVER have genuine documents,yet people patronize these dealers probably out of ignorance or probably due to trying to cut corners.
I hope you guys can keep this up. All fraudsters on this section should be named and shamed.
Cc ifyalways.

Don't even know what to say again.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by jaz(m): 7:21pm On Mar 03, 2018
Aye le oo ibosi oo lipsrsealed lipsrsealed embarassed tongue
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by sauceEEP(m): 7:35pm On Mar 03, 2018
shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Fixed: 7:47pm On Mar 03, 2018
Ipfreely:
Then there was the case I've dubbed

'The Curious Case Of The Vanishing Miles'

In this case, the vehicle lost hundreds of thousands of miles of mileage between the US and its arrival for sale in Lagos. Remains a true mystery.
That's not even to mention its accidented status and the anger of the seller at being exposed.

shocked shocked Just checked and saw a whooping 360,000 miles deducted from the mileage account of this Highlander leaving a paltry balance of 13,000 miles claiming the car is almost brand new!

I am for full disclosure. But the buyer should not stop at that. Personally I will still conduct due diligence to save myself from an impending disaster.

Another case to consider is the situation where 2 or 3 'dealers' or agents are advertising the same car or are they an unholy trinity?

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by TheMadame(f): 7:48pm On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


Don't even know what to say again.

You will/must find something to say because you are one of the most cerebal posters on this forum. By the way I really enjoy your threads. Please keep up the good work.
And while you are keeping up the good work take a look at this-https://www.nairaland.com/4117714/usautobuy-another-scammer-resurfaced#61434691

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