Clotilde Merritt

We found a truck on Craigslist with a ridiculously low price. Contacted the seller via email. The following are copies of the emails we exchanged. I am so thankful that we had not sent any money!!
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We are interested in the Design Sport 2008 Chevy Silverado 2550

Post id: 6043461365
Is the price listed correctly? $2552
Please contact me back as soon as you can. Thanks.
Steve Gause
———–his reply:
Hi
First, a few words about this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD LT-Edition (Z71 Off Road Package) is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong – like new! 
This truck has only 82,457 miles, used just to cruise. No accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches. 
Engine size: 5.3L 8 Cyl 
Transmission type:  Automatic, 
If you decide to buy it, you’ll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me and the clear title. I have a low price ($2500), because I want to sell it in the next 10 days. 
Reason for selling is that I am in US Army and my unit will be sent back oversea to replace and help the troops scheduled to come home this year, and I don’t want it get old in a storage garage for 18 months. 
This transaction will be made trough eBay Insurance. In this way you can receive assistance for shipping, titles transfer, etc. If you are interested to buy it, reply me back.
My truck is in a storage garage in Bend, OR and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping process.
If you have any questions about the truck or if you want more photos please feel free to ask.
Looking forward to hear from you,
Staff Sgt. Clotilde Merritt
Company D, 141st Brigade Support Battalion
Oregon National Guard
—————my reply:
First, thank you for your service. I am a veteran of the US Army.
We saw the posting and thought it was local. We are located in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. We are very interested in buying the truck for our 18 year old son. What would the shipping process entail? You mentioned that you would take care of the shipping process, are you referring to paying the costs for shipping or just arranging the shipping?
We are very interested .
Steve Gause
————–his reply:
I think I can have it there at your home address within 3 working days. Right now I’m in a military base in Oregon National Guard, we are training, getting ready for deployment. 

Due to the fact that this is a large transaction I would like it be handled by eBay Insurance which allow you to get the truck first, benefit of 5 days inspection period and then I will get the payment. 

SO…ONLY AFTER you receive the truck and agree to keep it, eBay Insurance will release the payment to me, in this way we are both protected.

So, this is not a blind transaction, you can physically see the truck before committing to buy and to eliminate any concerns. 

I need to know if you are still interested, so I can ask eBay Insurance to send you the details on this deal. 

If you are interested, please include in the next email your contact information for eBay Insurance (full name, shipping address and phone number), so we can start the procedure:
————–my reply:
Yes, yes, yes!!! We want to start the process. The post on Craigslist is no longer there, when you get time please send a photo for our son to see. My info is:
**my personal info deleted
——————his reply:
At this point the truck is reserved for you. I have forwarded the transaction details to  eBay and they will contact us today with further steps to complete the transaction.
eBay will contact us with transaction details, invoice, payment instructions, also with shipping information.
Let me know when you have received the notification from them, and I will get the shipping arranged to be started.
As soon as eBay will receive the funds from you, they will approve the shipping process to be started to your address the same day.
——————-my reply:
Sounds great. I will be waiting for eBay to contact me. Thank you for your thoroughness and kindness.
Steve
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As of now, we haven’t received anything further.

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