Below is the original ad I inquired about.... "This G55 has been babied and the body shows its well-kept condition, not a door ding present. Never smoked in and always garaged at night and parked in the showroom during office hours. This vehicle's transmission shifts out nice and smooth from gear to gear. The engine is functioning perfectly. No electrical problems. This is a fabulous vehicle with absolutely no defects. The exterior looks like it was just driven off the showroon floor. Interior is immaculate. Tires are in "like new" condition. It would be hard to find another G55 in such good condition. This Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG is FULLY LOADED with absolutely everything on it." ************* His response..... > Thank you for your interest in purchasing my car. I have to tell > you that I have other serious offers that I have to consider and > I will make a decision regarding this sale function of time of > payment and price. > > I am the first owner of the car; I bought it directly from an > authorized BMW dealer. I sell the car because I want > to buy the next week a new car. As options the car has all > premium packages, premium sound, navigation system, bixenon > headlights etc. > > I am located in Munich, Germany. I bought the car with the > intention to bring it back with me in the US, but I will stay a > longer time here and it is time to make a change for my car. > > The car is US street legal, does not need any conversion and it meets > all DOT and EPA regulations. This is the reason that I want to sell the > car in USA because German people does not like it prepared this way. > The other offers that I have are also from the US. > > Since this is a serious deal in which I sell a valuable car I > want to use an escrow company to finish this deal. The procedure > is: we agree on details of the deal (price, time of shipping), > you make the payment to the escrow company (of my choice), > escrow notifies me and I will ship the car. All you have to do from now > on is to take the car and register it the same day and notify escrow to > release the funds to me. You can make the payment to escrow co > 30% in advance. > > The shipping is around $2600 and I will pay for it. When you > receive the car you do not have to pay any import taxes. The > 30% amount or the full payment are fully refundable if for any > reason you do not accept the car or if the car has scratches, > hidden defects, or it is not as advertised. I will pay for the > shipping back to my location if you reject the car. > > Regards ************* Have I been reading about too many eBay scams and now all paranoid or do you guys think this is a scam? He leaves no name, no contact info except for some yahoo account that doesn't even reveal a name, and wants to use an escrow service of his choice. The escrow part is scary b/c you send the $$$ to some fake escrow company and say bye bye to your $$$. Also, doesn't the ad description and his email appear to be written by two different people? Thanks for your guys' help!