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Old 04-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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So I try and help this guy out who's about to lose his bus. We agree on a price close to what he wanted. He is in Va. and me and the bus in Ga. He has extra keys and keys I don't have and the remote for the inverter. I had intended on holding some money back till I got the signed title and the keys. When I found I didn't need to send the title I went ahead and sent all the money with the promise he would forward the keys when he got his money. 8 days now he won't answer the phone or reply to text or voice mails. There's a word for people like him and it has nothing to do with [moderator edit] All his personal items I set aside to send him will now be burned.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:16 PM   #2
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I remember your initial post on this deal and knew it was gonna turn out bad for you. Shady [moderator edit] out there.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:40 PM   #3
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It didn't turn out bad for me, I still got a deal. I can get in the battery box without a key if need be. Cheap to replace the lock. No remote for the inverter I can deal with. It's my trust in humanity tested again. I didn't lose here more than I could afford to lose.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:35 PM   #4
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People like that everywhere. Who knows, he could be in jail and unable to answer you?
While there's no legal reason you need to hold his stuff until he responds, I'd still dispose of his peripheral property if he didn't answer after 30 days...
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:34 AM   #5
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That's too bad, but the world is weighted down with way too many shmeg-heads. While basically a trusting sort who wants to believe that folx are basically, it just confirms an adage I came up with many moons ago:

I'll give anyone as much slack rope as they need. If they choose to make a noose out of it, I will happily slap the horse out from underneath them...
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:52 AM   #6
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how do you end up not needing the title? I thought you were planning to sell the bus after cleaning it up?
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:09 AM   #7
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What kind of parts are there? Transmission? I like to get rid of this slipping 545 its a joke when I try to pull my 27 foot boat with my bus. Smelt the thing roasting going over the smokey mountains last week too.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:12 AM   #8
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What kind of parts are there? Transmission? I like to get rid of this slipping 545 its a joke when I try to pull my 27 foot boat with my bus. Smelt the thing roasting going over the smokey mountains last week too.
Not sure of your situation but why not swap out the 545 with a 643? You can get a nice renewed one from LKQ for about $650 + S/H.
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Not sure of your situation but why not swap out the 545 with a 643? You can get a nice renewed one from LKQ for about $650 + S/H.
I think LKQ are sold out of them.
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I just checked online and there appears to be several available. I will call them on Monday and find out for sure. I'd be surprised if they were sold out. Last I seen they had several pages worth of listings.
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