Buying a Used Car on Craigslist – How To Spot a Scammer or Car Flipper

This video is all about buying a used a car on Craigslist.  I will show you how to spot a scammer or car flipper and how to avoid buying from one.

A lot of scammers, car flippers and dealers are posting as personal sellers on Craigslist.  I’m not saying that buying from them is wrong because I bought cars from them in the past and resold it for profit.  It’s just that not all flippers do a good job.

While I was looking for deals, I found this 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse.  It’s posted “By Owner” about an hour ago.  It says, “My car is super clean, no mechanical problems, the car is in perfect condition from both the inside and outside”.

What you can do is grab the number and search it in Google to find out if it’s a scammer, car flipper or dealer.  One of the results shows that he has a 2005 BMW for sale on

Sometimes, flippers use multiple numbers so you won’t see any results.  But if they used the number a couple of times, you’ll see other deals on Craigslist.

It’s not necessary to do this, but just if you want to make sure that he’s legit and not posting as the owner.

Here’s another one.  I found a 2006 Toyota Tacoma for seven thousand four hundred and eighty seven dollars.  It’s posted “By Owner”, thirteen hours ago.  So, he’s listing it as his car.

I searched his number in Google and found out that he’s a used car salesman.  People like buying a used car from owners rather than dealers because they feel they get better deals from the private party than dealers.

I found another deal, a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner.  He posted as owner and found a Rip off report on him when I searched his number in Google.

He’s another car dealer and probably specializing in buying and selling trucks.  He’s hiding the fact that he’s a dealer.

So, this is a way for you to double check if you feel uncomfortable about a deal.  You can also do this if you think that deals seem too good to be true.  But, you can also call them up and ask a lot of questions.

So, it’s Tony from F1 AutoCashFormula 2.0 – How To Buy And Sell Your Cars.  Be careful. I hope you find this tip interesting if you’re buying and selling cars for profit.

Please subscribe to my channel on YouTube.  If you want to know more about how to flip cars for profit, check out F1 AutoCashFormula 2.0 – How To Buy And Sell Your Cars and get my FREE 17-Page Bikini Report.

You can start from $1000-$1500 and sometimes even less, depending on the deals that you get.  I’ll show you exactly how to scout for good deals from private party.

I’m not going to guarantee anything but the goal is to profit fifteen thousand dollars per flip.  I’m going to show you exactly how to buy cars at great deals, how to negotiate, how to list them and how to advertise.

I’ve been doing this and teaching this for a long time.  And, I have VIPs who learned my strategies and are already making so much money.  There’s a way to do it ethically and not rip people off and sell lemon cars.  So, check out the F1 AutoCashFormula VIP course.

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I’ll talk to you soon.  Have a great day!


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