ED Magedson – Founder
Platinum Motor Cars11030 Wiles Road Coral Springs, Florida USA
Platinum Motor Cars Con Artist! Coral Springs Florida
First, I would like to start by stating that I am a soldier in the United States army and have been for over 14yrs now and never have been decieved by anyone like this before! I met Josh Robinson through ebay when he was selling a 1999 BMW 328i. The asking price was $5500 or best offer so I offered him $5000 and he sent a counteroffer for $5125 delivered to my door. I made my final offer of $5000 delivered to my door in which he accepted. I asked him to send me an invoice through paypal since a deposit was required. Josh sent me an invoice through paypal and I paid the same day. When I asked him to send me the remainder balance invoice through paypal he texted my phone explaining that he did not accept paypal and that he would have to charge me additional fees/ebay fees and Florida taxes since he lowered the price to fit my budget. He stated that I could just deposit the remainder balance to his comapnies bank of america account and there wouold be no additional fees. [continued below]....
So Josh assured me that I was getting a beautiful perfect car with nothing wrong with it. I asked for pictures of the car and a title with my name on it to be faxed to me since he stated that he was required to send paperwork via fax for me to sign and mail back to him at my earliest convience since it was for " his records". After going back and fourth in text messages bottom line I didnt get the documents via fax like I requested. He did send me a picture of the car info being put on Centarl dispatch for shipment since 2 days since I paid on 8 June 13 and still no word of anyone wanting to ship my vehicle. On the 4th day I got concerned and did some research of my own. Come to find out, Josh posted that my car be shipped for a measly $150.00! No Im no rocket scientist but I do know that noone in their right mind would drive from Coral Springs, Fl to Columbus, Ga for $150.00! I confronted Josh and once again he assured me that he has been in bussiness for x amount of years and that he ships vehicles such as porsches, dodge rams etc...at that rate and that it was not an issue. The next day I called him back with my ex boyfriend on the line because I was stressed about paying this man for a vehicle that I have not seen. He assured my ex boyfreind (Moe) that he would call around to some of his connections in Atlanta and see if he could get some assistance because normally delivery doesnt take that long. So he asked for us to give him until the next day. The next day came and on 14 June 13 I decided to find my own shipoing company so I sent inquires via onlne and receieved numerous quotes. I was not prepared for the drama with trying to ship a vehicle either! I called and told Josh and told him that I found my own transporting company and he thanksed me and said he would give them the $150 he originally was offering! Well 4 days later my car finally arrived and I texted Josh asking did he pay the $150 and he stated $100 because I still owed him $50 from the initial $250 deposit. I told him technically he should be responsible for the $460 that I had to pay to get car delivered because every single broker I spoke with assured me that at the $150 rate Josh offered, I was not going to get my car anytime soon!
Finally my car arrives to Columbus on 17 June and the outside looked great! Once I enetered the car, my heart dropped! The Kenwood high qualityCD Player he boosted about didnt work, the passenger and backseat windows did not roll down, speakers were cracked, sunroof cover was off track and most importantly, 2 lights were lit up on the dash board (Oil and engine). I called and texted Josh and of course no replies, no return calls! The next day I decided to take the vehicle to Precision Tune for an oil change. Just when I thought it coluldnt get worse, my nightmare did! The mechanic their (Brandon) ststed that it was pretty bad and showed me underneath my car where their was an excessive amount of oil and power steering leakage, broken bearings, one tire was shredded and cracked so bad Brandon said he was shocked that a dealer would sell me such a car! He advised that I take the car to BMW to put it on their machine so they could see what was going on because he was not able to due to the excessive amount of oil. Please see attached/uploaded images in this compalint, so bad you gave to see for yourself to believe! So my oil change went from 36.00 to $130 because I had replace a few filters as well! I took pictures and sent them to Josh and again, no replies or explaination! 18 June I replaced the tire with a used one until my appointment with BMW on Wed 24 June to see if the car is even worth me putting in the money!
I will keep you all posted but I regret not doing my research on Josh and his company. I wanted to share my experience with everyone because this man Josh Robinson had the nerve to use his family to lure me into purchasing what Im finding out to be a lemon. I cannot speak on any of his previous histories but this transaction that I have done with him has been a complete nightmare! Josh starts off really friendly and throws around his credentials and assures that he has two daughters and a family man that does good honest bussiness, but in reality he is a con artist who is just out to get your money. I have facts and evidence to back up everything I have inputted in this complaint and I assure you that I have never met Josh until I purchased this vehicle. Nothing peronal just bad bussines he does and I hope tis complaint saves someone from making the same mistakes I have made. DONOT buy outside of EBAY! Make him end the auction the right way and know that if you are an out of sttae buyer as long as you have the title/bill of sale you can pay the taxes at your home atate! I will let you all know what BMW diagnose the car with when I go to my appointment, but it doesnt look good at all! BEWARE OF JOSH ROBINSON, but know that this is not the last of my situation. I do plan on seeeking legal actions against him for FRAUD nad if anyone is interested let me know so we can get this CON ARTIST shut down for good!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/21/2013 08:14 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Platinum-Motor-Cars/Coral-Springs-Florida-33076/Platinum-Motor-Cars-Con-Artist-Coral-Springs-Florida-1060956. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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