• Report: #251584

Complaint Review: One Stop Motors - OneStopMotors

  • Submitted: Fri, June 01, 2007
  • Updated: Tue, November 13, 2007

  • Reported By:Don'tYouEither Ohio
One Stop Motors - OneStopMotors
onestopmotors.com Internet United States of America

One Stop Motors do they ever sell a car? Online Internet

*Author of original report: They called me again...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Great Job!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Great Job!

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I received a cold call from "Lisa Lee" of One Stop Motors, concerning selling a car I had advertised in local papers and Autotrader. In a follow-up call, Lisa handed the phone off to "Jim". Of course, by the second call, I had specific questions because I had already read several Ripoff Reports, and I finally told Jim that I didn't want to do business with the One Stop Motors.

I used the all of the information I had gathered about the company to construct a business plan, which I believe is the way One Stop Motors operates:

How to collect $500 bills for advertising private auto sales without ever having to sell a car...

Use prospective customers' greed to overcome common sense by insinuating you can sell their car for thousands of dollars over asking price and actual value because you can arrange financing.

Assert that you will advertise the car until it's sold, and propose that if you weren't able to sell cars you would lose money in continuing advertising (knowing that noone will try to sell for longer than a few months - the car will either be sold by other means for much less than you list it, or the customer will simply give up and keep it).

Offer to return your fee if the car is sold by other means in the first 30 days (the fine print says it has to sell for your inflated listing price - practically an impossibility).

Direct potential customers to search Yahoo for the keywords "classic corvette" to show how your listing shows up in a top-of-list, paid, position (and hope they don't try other common-sense searches like "1965 corvette for sale" or "buy classic corvette", which won't return your ad at all, or at least not in the first 10 pages or so).

If the customer offers to pay you extra commission on your inflated listing, but only after the sale, reply that you can't do that because you're an advertising business, and not licensed as an auto dealer (because you know there is no way you're going to sell the car at your price).

Don't make any genuine guarantees, just insinuate assurances, and sit back and rake in $500 bills from greedy and/or gullible customers.

IWasn'tFooled
Don'tYouEither, Ohio
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

They called me again...

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

otherwise I would have forgotten all about One Stop Motors. I still have my car listed in Autotrader because it hasn't sold yet, and I'm not desperate to get rid of it for cheap - which brings up the question: if I can't sell it for my fair asking price, how could One Stop Motors sell it for $5000 more, as they offered to do? Anyway, either they screwed up or they were sitting around with nothing to do so they tried me again. I called back and told them to take me off their calling list. Then I came back to Rip Off Reports and read the latest posts about this BS company. Then I decided to do the Yahoo search for "classic corvette" like they instructed me to do several months ago. Guess what? - THE SAME "PAID SPONSOR" AD, FOR THE SAME CAR, STILL COMES UP, still being used to sucker people out of their $500 bills (if they can't sell a '65 Stingray after at least four months, how are you going to trust them to sell your Cavalier?) Previously I wrote how the ad doesn't show up using any other common-sense word combinations. Well, I tried something different this time, and typed "classic corvette" into Google and Microsoft searches. Surprise - no One Stop Motors! I guess they don't need to waste extra money on those search engines as long as the Yahoo ad keeps pulling in the dough. I wrote to Yahoo and told them if they don't investigate and pull One Stop's paid ad that they're partners in crime.

I'm going to start an email campaign against this BS company, and I hope every reader does the same. We have to cut off these jerks' supply of suckers while waiting for the authorities to chase the crooks into Mexico.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Great Job!

AUTHOR: Coburg - (U.S.A.)

Great Job! You've got this place figured out pretty well. I'm a former (ashamed) employee there.

The big there was the idea that they would advertise the car until it was sold. The problem is that after a couple of weeks, nobody ever saw the advertisement.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Great Job!

AUTHOR: Coburg - (U.S.A.)

Great Job! You've got this place figured out pretty well. I'm a former (ashamed) employee there.

The big there was the idea that they would advertise the car until it was sold. The problem is that after a couple of weeks, nobody ever saw the advertisement.
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