458 Speciale

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by ianah1975, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Themaven

    Themaven F1 Rookie
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    Ian, I don't know if you are a troll or not, but the images you posted were taken at the official Moscow Ferrari dealer at Barvikha Luxury Village. They have no car of that description for sale and a 458 in Russia, with all the import taxes, even at today's exchange rate, is about five times the price you quote and I don't see a Ferrari dealership presenting a random person with a 80% discount for fun. There are a lot of photos of Ferraris on the Internet and your friend has probably paid $8k for one, if he exists. Save him more embarrassment. His deal is as real as the chance of Putin dancing the can-can in a tutu at the next Rio carnival.
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  2. ianah1975

    ianah1975 Rookie

    Jan 10, 2016
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    I know the car is not at the dealership. I checked. I actually tried to delete this thread. As I said in a previous post, I received a lot of information on here that i can pass on to my friend to help him realize that he is being scammed by this "friend." He is still hopeful that this is going to work out and I've done all I can, including being called a "troll" which is a first. Thank you to those that have tried to help.
  3. joe5522

    joe5522 Rookie

    Oct 28, 2017
    If I was your friend, I would contact the police to see if they could help if the deal doesn’t work out.

    Sent from my iPhone using mobile app
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  4. Ninzi

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    Some how I think Ian is actually the friend and I hate to say this as well but this is the scam of the century. Tell your friend ( or if it’s you ) to cut your losses and due due diligence when looking to make an important business transaction.
  5. old man

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    Jul 8, 2010
    On top of the scam, you also need EPA and DOT releases. In the 1980s, the grey market for German "German cars" went wild but getting the releases today are virtually impossible for a non-USA car.
  6. Cigarzman

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    Yeah but in defense of his buddy , the pictures really are nice.
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  7. Ninzi

    Ninzi Karting

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    Man that analogy made me laugh. It’s like looking at a Hollywood movie set of a great house and when your open the door it’s a vacant lot is what you get.
  8. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Classic behavior of a Mark. He's not trying to convince you it's real, he's trying to convince himself......

    ...... and yeah, this looks and feels like classic FC trolling.
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  9. Papadelta

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  10. Ninzi

    Ninzi Karting

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    Poor Ian sorry for all the ribbing. Boys will be boys.
  11. nerofer

    nerofer F1 Veteran

    Mar 26, 2011
    As the car is in Russia, perhaps there is ground here to remember your friend of this very old russian saying:

    бесплатный сыр бывает только в мышеловке

    (You will find cheese for free only inside a mouse trap). Russians folks themselves have issued the warning...

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  12. paulchua

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    Jul 1, 2013
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    Amazing quote. To the OP, sorry for your (I mean friend’s loss). It happens. Move on and take this as tuition to the University of Life.
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