Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
SCAM: '83 Westy for sale in Vancouver, BC
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
geo_tonz
Samba Member


Joined: August 01, 2012
Posts: 1465
Location: Courtenay, BC, CANADA
geo_tonz is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject: SCAM: '83 Westy for sale in Vancouver, BC Reply with quote

Just in case anyone's looking at this van it's a scam...unless they've done some amazing dash work...Obvious to most but maybe not a Vanny newb...

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?utm_mediu...ail_alerts

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
VW Logo PUBLIC VANAGON REGISTRY: http://goo.gl/forms/QIiFT0zKhM
---------------------------------------------------
Red Vanagon "Ron Burgundy": 1991 Vanagon Multivan (Weekender) 2.1L Auto - Driver/Camper
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
raoul mitgong
Samba Member


Joined: July 05, 2009
Posts: 1335
Location: Denver, CO
raoul mitgong is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if they took the effort to do that dash swap, wouldn't they have corrected the "<- Fuel Door" so it pointed to the right side? Amateurs.
-d
_________________
84 Westy with a 2.1 (Groover)
86 Tintop Syncro (Crow)
86 Tintop Syncro to Westy project (Tom Servo)
91 Westy (Only the top 12 inches of this van (a burn victim))
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GreenMachineVW
Samba Member


Joined: August 08, 2008
Posts: 623

GreenMachineVW is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the seller just posted the wrong picture? From the rest of the advertisement, the description looks accurate, and it does mention 237k.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
a2d2
Samba Member


Joined: March 28, 2013
Posts: 362
Location: EastVanagon, BC
a2d2 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenMachineVW wrote:
Perhaps the seller just posted the wrong picture? From the rest of the advertisement, the description looks accurate, and it does mention 237k.


But... "back up camera".... Shocked

I guess that's cool if it's true but I bet it's not.
_________________
1981 Vanagon, Aircooled 2.0 AFC
1978 Baywindow Bus (R.I.P.)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GreenMachineVW
Samba Member


Joined: August 08, 2008
Posts: 623

GreenMachineVW is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a2d2 wrote:
But... "back up camera"....

Easy enough with a single DIN pop-out DVD player: I'm sure there are a few on The Samba.

I'm not saying it is or isn't a scam, just that it might not be ...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MsTaboo
Samba Member


Joined: June 02, 2006
Posts: 3204
Location: East Kootenay, British Columbia
MsTaboo is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: SCAM: '83 Westy for sale in Vancouver, BC Reply with quote

geo_tonz wrote:
Just in case anyone's looking at this van it's a scam...unless they've done some amazing dash work...Obvious to most but maybe not a Vanny newb...

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?utm_mediu...ail_alerts


I don't know whether it's a scam or not, but that picture of the instrument cluster is obviously from a different car, probably a photo mixup. You can see the real cluster in the second photo of the whole dash. Major rust in any case!
_________________
Currently:
90 Syncro Westy/Zetec
-Syncro, not just a sticker-

The information age has morphed into the age of disinformation and willful ignorance. Agnotology!
You can lead a person to reason but you can't make them think.
The internet is like a toilet, useful but full of crap.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jennepher Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: September 10, 2002
Posts: 4499
Location: Arizona
Jennepher is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scammers do use pictures from different cars in the same ad, at least we've seen it here on TheSamba quite a few times.
_________________
Donate to TheSamba.com

Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
If your post begins "I know this is against the rules but..." just stop typing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
kamzcab86
Samba Moderator


Joined: July 26, 2008
Posts: 7026
Location: Arizona
kamzcab86 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenMachineVW wrote:
a2d2 wrote:
But... "back up camera"....

Easy enough with a single DIN pop-out DVD player: I'm sure there are a few on The Samba.


Dash shows a pop-out screen, so it's entirely possible it does have a back-up camera.

The offending non-Vanagon instrument cluster photo has been removed from the listing as of this post.

I'm inclined to believe it's not a scam, but the price is rather amusing ($8888.88 ).
_________________
~Kamz Anxious
1986 Cabriolet: www.Cabby-Info.com
Blue Vanagon 1990 Vanagon Westfalia: Old Blue's Blog
2016 Golf GTI S
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction; the world will have a generation of idiots." ~Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
wcdennis
Samba Member


Joined: July 20, 2004
Posts: 897
Location: Winston-Salem NC
wcdennis is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad is fixed now. Probably a photo mix-up. You can see the back-up camera in photo #5 over the license plate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Ahwahnee
Samba Member


Joined: June 05, 2010
Posts: 9119
Location: Mt Lemmon, AZ
Ahwahnee is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
...I'm inclined to believe it's not a scam, but the price is rather amusing ($8888.88 ).


Or disturbing if you consider the significance of the number '88' in a neo-Nazi context.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
furrylittleotter
Samba Member


Joined: May 19, 2008
Posts: 1506
Location: West Seattle
furrylittleotter is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or maybe they just mixed up a photograph?

Neil2
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB