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Old 11-03-2021, 11:10 AM   #1
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Good deal? Scam? Or stolen van?

Price seems too low, no photos, and the ad is new but says "not going to use it this summer"....when it is winter. Probably just an e-mail harvesting scam but wanted to share this in case this van description matches any of the vans that have recently been stolen.

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Old 11-03-2021, 11:20 AM   #2
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Couple points of interest:
"It's built modularly and can be covered to a cargo van in a few minutes!"
***Wouldn't expect much of a build if you can remove everything in a few minutes.

"I won't be using it this summer and would rather pass it to someone who will enjoy it!"
***I'd assume it's been advertised for a while (the fact there are no pictures may lead to a lot of disappointment once a buyer see's it in person), the last statement supports this theory.

"The body isn't perfect, but nothing that'll keep you from having a good time!"

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Old 11-03-2021, 12:32 PM   #3
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"...and just got new stickers through June 2022"

Well tags are good for one year in CA, so if nothing else, the ad was probably written about June 2021.

The price seems too good to be true, but maybe they don't know the value of vans these days.

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Old 11-03-2021, 04:50 PM   #4
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The attached CarFax report only goes through 2/25/19, when it was purchased in CO (originally from NY). You might want to pay for a current CarFax report and see if the updates square with the purported history. Having started life and spent something like 9 years in NY, it's likely to have major rust issues. As mentioned by TwoXentrix, the build can't be much and you'll probably have to start over from scratch.

I think you're right to be suspicious.
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Old 11-03-2021, 07:21 PM   #5
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It's a 200,000 mile almost 20 year old van with a spartan homebuilt interior and no top, bumpers or any other modern bling. I see $18,500.

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