Neil Marcellino, Automotive Network, Inc., 2234 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, Florida U.S.A.
Neil Marcellino, Automotive Network, Inc., Ebay fraudulant car seller! LIAR, CHEATER, SCAM ARTIST, INTERSTATE CAR RIP-OFF BOCA RATON, FLORIDA AND EBAY Florida
*Consumer Suggestion: Lets get together
*Consumer Suggestion: I've Looked at the Ebay Ad
*Author of original report: Neil Marcellino, PROVEN ebay car sales scammer, odometer tampering liar
*Consumer Suggestion: Paid in Full Without Seeing the Car?
We purchased a 1999 Mercedes CLK430 for $13,301.00 thru ebay auction #330197771455 and sent the $250.00 deposit via Paypal then performed upon demand of Neil Marcellino, the balance in a bank to bank wire transfer to Colonial Bank of Boca Raton Florida (Clint is the manager at phone # 1-561-368-0072). The title came the next day and we flew to Orlando to meet Neil and pick up the car on 12-26-07 but when we phoned Neil he said he couldn't meet us until 12-28-07. When we met him on 12-28-07 at 10:45am in the parking lot of our hotel, we instantly realized the car wasn't anything like it was advertised on ebay. The auction stated "disappointments do not exist" "4 brand new matching touring radials","100% accident free" "always garage kept" "every item in this car works perfectly". (Read the laundry list of problems with the car in the following paragraphs.)
We immediately asked if this was the same vehicle because it was junk car that looked as if it had more than 200k miles not the 38k as advertised. Neil jumped in a nearby car and sped away. He began calling him on his mobile phone and he laughed as a hung up the phone on numerous occasions!
We have filed a VPP reimbursement report via ebay and after calling the Florida DMV have found out he doesn't have a license to sell cars in Florida. Furthermore, after filing negative feedback on ebay, two other buyers have contacted me with their similiar horror stories! We have also contacted his bank and they refuse to return our money or help us in any way. Today we called Neil at 1-561-674-7755 and he answered the phone. When I asked to discuss the numerous problems with the car he said "call my lawyer at 1-954-568-6900 " but Neil refused to give me his last name or the name of his lawyer. I called the law office and Marsha gave me his last name and said his attorney was Lawrence Wolk. I've left two messages and the lawyer hasn't called me back yet!
I've also gotten the phone number for the previous owner and I'm still awaiting his call as well.
Here's the list of problems we know about and we've scheduled a thorough inspection with our local Mercedes dealer for Monday 1-7-08. We hope and pray there are no other problems:
TIRES DON'T MATCH AND THEY ARE OLD
A/C DOESN'T WORK
2 OF 4 INTERIOR LIGHTS DON'T WORK
SUNROOF DOESN'T WORK
STEERING WHEEL COVERED WITH CUT MARKS AND DAMAGE
WINDOWS ARE HEAVILY COVERED IN CUT MARKS / SCRATCHES THROUGHOUT
DENTS IN FRONT DRIVERS SIDE PANEL
FRONT FENDER DAMAGE ACROSS ENTIRE FRONT OF VEHICLE
NUMEROUS SCRATCHES AND BODY DAMAGE ALL OVER VEHICLE
BACKSEAT ASHTRAY BROKEN AND HANGING OFF
DRIVER DOOR DOESN'T CLOSE PROPERLY/ CAN'T STAY IN OPEN POSITION
SEATS ARE HEAVILY SOILED AND HAVE CUT DAMAGE
DOOR PANELS AND TRIM DAMAGED
These are the basic problems we've found and we're in desperate need of help from ebay and other people scammed by this low-life car salesman.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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