My wife's dream car is a 64 Plymouth Valiant Convertible..
She put some feelers out, and received these two emails, which (to me) don't pass the sniff test as the car is in one location, and he another:
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, but I've been working 16-hour shifts and I haven't seen the message until now.
You inquired about my car and I hope you are still interested. This beauty is in great condition and extremely clean. It has been recently serviced and it's being sold as described, no mechanical or electrical issues, never abused, non smoker, runs and drives perfect. You can buy it for the price of $8,200. I work overseas for Seadrill on an oil rig and my contract ends in October. Then I have another 2 years agreement starting from November, so the car is no more useful to me.
The location of the car is Seattle, WA, ready to go. I have arranged for the sale of the vehicle before leaving the states so if you want to find out more details about how we can close up this deal, do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond at my earliest convenience.
I apologize for the delay. I have been swamped at work. Since I'm quite busy with my job and unable to travel back to the States, I have decided to hire a company to ship the car and take care of the sale for me. The shipping & payment part of the transaction will be handled by Russell Shipping Services Ltd. The car is now located in their transit warehouse from Seattle, WA because I had a buyer from there but he canceled the deal because a family member passed away. They have in their custody both the vehicle and the title signed for release, which had been verified by their inspectors and they already gave the go ahead to begin the transaction. The vehicle comes with a large collection of history files, manuals and receipts.
The best price I can make for you is $7,400. What do you think? Regarding the payment, there is a 3 days inspection period available for you once you will receive the vehicle in which you have the possibility to do an inspection to any authorized service of your choice before the company will release any money to me. If you decide not to keep it for any reason the car will be sent back to me (free of charge for you) and you will get a full refund no questions asked. So basically I only receive the money if you are happy about what you are buying.
Please read their how it works webpage on http://russellshippingservices.com/how_it_works.php and decide if you agree or not.
To be able to start this transaction you need to register on the shipping company's website. Once you are done, I will approve the deal from my account and Russell will contact you in order to go ahead with the purchase.
P.S. You should know that the car will be shipped anywhere within the States at my expense !
Looking forward to successfully completing this transaction.
I think it's fishy, and I'd like to explain to her how the scam works.