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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by klens(m): 2:35pm On Mar 04, 2018
luxy44:
Buyers are always looking for ridiculously cheap cars too. They want low mileage for a 10 to 15year old car. To me, the only reason a 10year old car will have a mileage lower than 100k is accident, that's car wasn't used for a period of time.

Dealers or no dealers, Nigerians are greedy! We want to make so much on just one deal/transaction. Even you wey dey criticise dealers, are you honest in dealing with your clients. You are complaining because this directly affect you.

Last year, I was in the car market for a BMW e70, the prices I got was in the range of 6m to 7.5m for a 2008 x5 tokunbo, and I wonder why cars are so expensive in this country.

I bought the same car for $6000, (auction with high mileage; 170k) accident free. Add $300 to ship in a container with other cars ($6300). Then clearing cost of 950k. Total of about 3.2m.

We are just too greedy.

I am not a saint!

how did you go about the clearing? I plan ordering car from copart
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 2:37pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:


Same excuses I see everywhere. Una rehearse am for midnight meeting? Buyers want ridiculously cheap this, buyers want low mileage that. Buyers want clean title this, yada yada yada.
Egbon no let that one be your excuse. So because you sell rice and people come to your shop everyday quoting and haggling prices, you would add stones and chaff to bulk up the rice and sell less for more? Or you would buy local rice and repackage in imported rice bags?
Crook na crook. Crook will always find an excuse. No be ponzi wey claim say e no do anything wrong because buyers wanted ridiculously high return percentages and he used that to build a fraudulent scheme so big it became the eponymous standard?
Tell the truth and provide the facts about your vehicles, and when these buyers come to you with their ridiculous haggling explain things to them, after all na sales you dey. If dem no gree please move on. There are lots of fish in the ocean.

I don't sell cars! We all have our blames. Everybody can't be forming holier than thou online.

If it looks too good to be true, please check it all over and all over again.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 2:39pm On Mar 04, 2018
klens:
how did you go about the clearing? I plan ordering car from copart

Contact Gbenga here on nairaland. His moniker is saintjoel or something....can't remember

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 2:43pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:

You say we are all greedy. I assume this means we should all fold up our chairs and go home? We shouldn’t call out dishonest sh1t because everyone’s doing it?
Smh

Check yourself, how you relate with people. Have you been totally honest? I'm talking beyond car business. Nigerians are greedy. Our intentions are corrupt!

I'm not a car dealer

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 2:47pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:

You say we are all greedy. I assume this means we should all fold up our chairs and go home? We shouldn’t call out dishonest sh1t because everyone’s doing it?
Smh

Check yourself, how you relate with people. Have you been totally honest? I'm talking beyond car business. Nigerians are greedy. Our intentions are corrupt!

I'm not a car dealer

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 2:51pm On Mar 04, 2018
Every business has its own abracadabra! I don't support the wide profit margin though

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 3:12pm On Mar 04, 2018
Newboss:
Abeg how much to do body work on the front of a 2003 Benz E500? I want to use "Buy it now" to order an accidented one from copart. It's just going for $500
Wrong place for this Sir.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Nutase: 3:16pm On Mar 04, 2018
luxy44:
Buyers are always looking for ridiculously cheap cars too. They want low mileage for a 10 to 15year old car. To me, the only reason a 10year old car will have a mileage lower than 100k is accident, that's car wasn't used for a period of time.

Dealers or no dealers, Nigerians are greedy! We want to make so much on just one deal/transaction. Even you wey dey criticise dealers, are you honest in dealing with your clients. You are complaining because this directly affect you.

Last year, I was in the car market for a BMW e70, the prices I got was in the range of 6m to 7.5m for a 2008 x5 tokunbo, and I wonder why cars are so expensive in this country.

I bought the same car for $6000, (auction with high mileage; 170k) accident free. Add $300 to ship in a container with other cars ($6300). Then clearing cost of 950k. Total of about 3.2m.

We are just too greedy.

I am not a saint!

please what website did you buy the car for.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 3:18pm On Mar 04, 2018
luxy44:
Every business has its own abracadabra! I don't support the wide profit margin though

Keep up with the excuses. I see it’s ‘abracadabra’ now. Make we dey watch you
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by klens(m): 3:22pm On Mar 04, 2018
klens:
House is it safe to buy corolla Altis? All this Right hand converted ? I need answer to this, does it develop issues on the long run?
answer pls
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Newboss(m): 3:38pm On Mar 04, 2018
Ipfreely:

Wrong place for this Sir.
So where is the right place for it sir?
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 3:46pm On Mar 04, 2018
Newboss:
So where is the right place for it sir?

Even the most perfunctory perusal of either this section or the Cartalk section will provide you with the answer to that question. Clue: Vehicle Repair threads, Resident Vehicle Repair experts.

Right section, wrong thread.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 4:25pm On Mar 04, 2018
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by olumide4christ: 5:09pm On Mar 04, 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.

I completely agree with you....in addition some customs agents here have been advertising"Tincan customs duty papers for Cotonou vehicles".
This is a scam...even the customs agent who helped me get my car from Cotonou in 2014 when the land borders were still open, confirmed to me on phone & even in his thread here on Nairaland that - there is nothing like Tincan papers for Cotonou vehicles now.
You can search for his moniker on Nairaland - @saintjoel or JELAD Ltd (his business name) - he is a very sincere & trustworthy customs agent unlike many here on Nairaland.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by TheMadame(f): 5:59pm On Mar 04, 2018
olumide4christ:


I completely agree with you....in addition some customs agents here have been advertising"Tincan customs duty papers for Cotonou vehicles".
This is a scam...even the customs agent who helped me get my car from Cotonou in 2014 when the land borders were still open, confirmed to me on phone & even in his thread here on Nairaland that - there is nothing like Tincan papers for Cotonou vehicles now.
You can search for his moniker on Nairaland - @saintjoel or JELAD Ltd (his business name) - he is a very sincere & trustworthy customs agent unlike many here on Nairaland.



The fact is that these dealers fraudulently smuggle these vehicles through the numerous Bush paths between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
Of course the original bill of lading of the vehicle will read Cotonou as the port of entry. How do they beat this and lodge it imto the customs data base?
They look for a vehicle with similar name to the smuggled vehicle genuinely cleared through Tin can or Apapa port . Get hold of the documents and insert the chasis number,engine number and probably VIN. They hand these documents to the buyer of the car as Tin can cleared so that if the buyer checks at the customs data base the c number will come up as being in the Customs system but the payment is for another vehicle.
So if you are checking your vehicle papers at the customs office make sure a proper check of the chassis and engine number tallies with the numbers on the vehicle being sold to you.
Due dilligence is necessary when dealing with these guys.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 6:01pm On Mar 04, 2018
TheMadame:




The fact is that these dealers fraudulently smuggle these vehicles through the numerous Bush paths between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
Of course the original bill of lading of the vehicle will read Cotonou as the port of entry. How do they beat this and lodge it imto the customs data base?
They look for a vehicle with similar name to the smuggled vehicle genuinely cleared through Tin can or Apapa port . Get hold of the documents and insert the cjasis number,engine number and probably VIN. They hand these documents to the buyer of the car as Tin Van cleared so that if the buyer checks at the customs data base the c number will come up as being in the Customs system but the payment is for another vehicle.
So if you are checking your vehicle papers at the customs office make sure a proper check of the chassis and engine number tallies with the numbers on the vehicle being sold to you.
Due dilligence is necessary when dealing with these guys.

What you're describing is organized criminal activity.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Afobear: 6:01pm On Mar 04, 2018
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by TheMadame(f): 6:06pm On Mar 04, 2018
Ipfreely:


What you're describing is organized criminal activity.

Yes. I stand by what I am saying. In fact I posted this criminal activity years ago but a moderator called chelseabmw who has been removed as a moderator hid my posts.
That is why I said fighting fraud here is like banging your head against a concrete wall.I have been insulted so many times on this forum for fighting against fraudulent activity so I stopped posting in this section.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by luxy44: 6:35pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:


Keep up with the excuses. I see it’s ‘abracadabra’ now. Make we dey watch you

I am not a car dealer bro, spend more time watching yourself. It will really help you!

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 6:40pm On Mar 04, 2018
luxy44:


I am not a car dealer bro, spend more time watching yourself. It will really help you!
Yes, you’ve posted that before. Oga not-a-car-dealer, well done.

Now,

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Nobody: 6:49pm On Mar 04, 2018
oyb:


hello

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i'm sure this is your kind of thing wink

You know me too well.

One of my friends installed a Harley Davidson motorcycle engine in a fully electric Prius grin
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by timifakay(m): 6:58pm On Mar 04, 2018
I wish I can find some quite old ones and post link to the topics here...

Who remembers the hybrid Highlander that the engine and tranny had been changed?

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 7:19pm On Mar 04, 2018
timifakay:
I wish I can find some quite old ones and post link to the topics here...

Who remembers the hybrid Highlander that the engine and tranny had been changed?

I do.

https://www.nairaland.com/3898330/sold-awooof-sales-2008-upgraded

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 7:27pm On Mar 04, 2018
TheMadame:




The fact is that these dealers fraudulently smuggle these vehicles through the numerous Bush paths between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
Of course the original bill of lading of the vehicle will read Cotonou as the port of entry. How do they beat this and lodge it imto the customs data base?
They look for a vehicle with similar name to the smuggled vehicle genuinely cleared through Tin can or Apapa port . Get hold of the documents and insert the chasis number,engine number and probably VIN. They hand these documents to the buyer of the car as Tin can cleared so that if the buyer checks at the customs data base the c number will come up as being in the Customs system but the payment is for another vehicle.
So if you are checking your vehicle papers at the customs office make sure a proper check of the chassis and engine number tallies with the numbers on the vehicle being sold to you.
Due dilligence is necessary when dealing with these guys.

That's bad.
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by obekediamondfuto(m): 7:50pm On Mar 04, 2018
TheMadame:




The fact is that these dealers fraudulently smuggle these vehicles through the numerous Bush paths between Nigeria and Benin Republic.
Of course the original bill of lading of the vehicle will read Cotonou as the port of entry. How do they beat this and lodge it imto the customs data base?
They look for a vehicle with similar name to the smuggled vehicle genuinely cleared through Tin can or Apapa port . Get hold of the documents and insert the chasis number,engine number and probably VIN. They hand these documents to the buyer of the car as Tin can cleared so that if the buyer checks at the customs data base the c number will come up as being in the Customs system but the payment is for another vehicle.
So if you are checking your vehicle papers at the customs office make sure a proper check of the chassis and engine number tallies with the numbers on the vehicle being sold to you.
Due dilligence is necessary when dealing with these guys.

cc ately1
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by ately1(m): 7:59pm On Mar 04, 2018
obekediamondfuto:


cc ately1
are you mad whats your problem this boy. i will report you. you dey play with your life this boy
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by obekediamondfuto(m): 8:21pm On Mar 04, 2018
ately1:

are you mad whats your problem this boy. i will report you. you dey play with your life this boy

nope, not mad just madly furious...... with fraudsters

report me where? to Cotonou authorities?


besides we r supposed to mention names abi, hence ur cc!

how do u clear ur cars from Cotonou, now that we have gotten ur attention. and I understand your pain but it is nowhere near the pain those u swindled are experiencing!

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by obekediamondfuto(m): 8:43pm On Mar 04, 2018
ately1

u forced my hand out

cc all demeanors, calling for immediate institutionalizing in a correctional facility!

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Cosplay: 8:52pm On Mar 04, 2018
obekediamondfuto:
ately1

u forced my hand out

cc all demeanors, calling for immediate institutionalizing in a correctional facility!
Wait so that guy na smuggler? O boy. Food don land tonight

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:00pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:

Wait so that guy na smuggler? O boy. Food don land tonight
instead of the 419 to just jejely keep qwayet he was busy typing thrash from the onset.
oya naw people see him, I was copying him for him to retrace his steps and turn a new leaf or jejely leave NL...... he was still arrogant and aggressive

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:08pm On Mar 04, 2018
obekediamondfuto:
ately1

u forced my hand out

cc all demeanors, calling for immediate institutionalizing in a correctional facility!

Iro ni o......

Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:09pm On Mar 04, 2018
Cosplay:

Wait so that guy na smuggler? O boy. Food don land tonight

Lol....

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