Report: #1000367

Complaint Review: Bob Mcelreath

  • Submitted: Sun, January 20, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, February 05, 2013
  • Reported By: tawidow — Acworth Georgia USA
  • Bob Mcelreath
    Black Mountain & Fairview, NC
    Black Mountain & Fairview, North Carolina
    United States of America

Bob Mcelreath Pick a Pony, Build a Bandit, Pontiac Pros, Discount Classic Auto Restoration, Common Man Classic Hot Rods. Known e-bay aliases eck0211, turtlevhare, winstoncup2watch, restoguru7881, 65classicrods a Bob is at it again. He's posing as Joe and using his 65classicrods to swindle more victims Black Mountain & Fairview, North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: Bob the impersonator

*Author of original report: The above rebuttal is not from ME!

*Consumer Comment: Complaint Retraction

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Bob Mcelreath is a conniving piece of dirt.  He's at it again swindling more victims.  He's selling "his collection" of vehicles.  That should be translated to stripping victims' cars that unknowingly sent their vehicles to him to be worked on.  They didn't know that the only thing being worked on was how to strip the vehicle of anything worth while and then claiming that he misplaced pieces when months or years passed with nothing to show for tens of thousands of dollars.

He's currently using his Joe alias and his 65classicrods ebay account.  He's reselling a Pontiac : GTO 2 door 1967 GTO Convertible Restored for No Reserve that he had claimed for the longest time to have sold to a "professional athlete turned sports announcer." Now, that car is back on e-bay.  How did that happen?  Look at the description of the car.  Bob (or Joe) claims the car as part of his collection.  Look at the pictures.  

They are identical to the pictures featured on a Build-a-Bandit dot com site (look at the "Other Build" tab and GTO Build).  Identical.  Not close.  Look at the seat belt pictures.  How likely are 2 different pictures going to have the seat belts in the exact same positions?  Did Bob become this professional athlete turned sports announcer?  How did he get the car back?  He never sold the car to a sports announcer.  It was all a lie.  Just another lie in his long, long line of lies.

That car is up to $24,100.  I hope that potential buyers will understand that the seller is not honest.  I hope that if they still go through with bidding they will not wire over any money.  I hope that they will take the time to visit Bob's shop and inspect the car thoroughly.  Bob has failed to put screws back on motors.  He's hidden rust.  His paint jobs are great from far away.  They have dirt or fingerprints in them up close.  He cuts every corner he can.  He even resells cars that he has no title to - or sells cars using the duplicate VIN as other cars he's sold before - either way, it's bad.

He is up to over 40 victims that he currently owes cars or money to.  I am one of them.  He stole $13,000 from me.  My husband paid for a car in full and died 3 days later.  I have had 2 contracts, 2 policies, and countless promises to be repaid in full.  All the deadlines are well over 4 months old.  I was owed the money 227 days ago today.  Bob has lied to me and about me.  If any potential customer is considering giving him money up front ask yourself  - "If he is willing to lie about and steal from a widow and her children, what chance would I have that he'd be fair with me?"  Ask my 40+ fellow victims - he will never be fair with anyone.
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#1 Consumer Comment

Bob the impersonator

AUTHOR: Pontiac Pros.Build a Bandit - (United States of America)

This rebuttal/retraction was not written by the original poster. Bob McElreath owes this woman 13K which he has not paid her as of today.

 He uses Ebay as his hunting grounds and uses the alias 65classicrods and the location as Swannanoa,NC.

 The original post of this complaint did NOT write a retraction and she would NEVer call Bob McElerath HONEYBUNS!
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#2 Author of original report

The above rebuttal is not from ME!

AUTHOR: tawidow - (USA)

Bob Mcelreath or his wife or stepson have started attacking and stealing the identities of people on the internet.  It's not enough to steal over $1.5 million from more than 100 people, they have to attack their victims' reputations too.  (I had thought it was only 40 or 50.  I recently found out that the number is well over 100)

The entire family of thieves are disgusting excuses for human beings.  One of their latest attacks makes fun of me being a widow and states that "she needs a good stiff one."  What kind of horrible person does that?

It has been 8 months and 1 day since Bob Mcelreath, Erica Kampert, and Zak Kampert have stolen $15,000 from my family.  My husband died 3 days later.  A full refund was due and Bob and his family have chosen to lie and not repay me.  I am merely one of 100 victims.  

Justice will come when the police haul them away.  

In the meantime - be warned.  Bob Mcelreath has at least 11 aliases:  Pick a Pony, Build a Bandit, Pontiac Pros, Discount Classic Auto Restoration, Common Man Classic Hot Rods. Known e-bay aliases eck0211, turtlevhare, winstoncup2watch, restoguru7881, 65classicrods as Joe

He is shill bidding auctions and also calling bidders after the auctions are over to offer them the cars at a reducing rate.  He claims that the original deal fell through.  To my knowledge, no one receives the car.  He also resells cars using a copy of a title on a car he sold previously.

ANYONE who has been duped by him should contact the North Carolina Attorney General's office immediately.  It is the only legal way to stop him.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Complaint Retraction

AUTHOR: ta widow - (United States of America)

I wish to retract the above complaint against Bob Mcelreath as I was just having a bad day and I'm obsessed with Bob. He is none of the things I called him. Sometimes I can be just full of hot air, hot, smelly, stinky air!. At this point I feel like a heal the way I dragged him down all over the internet and I don't know how I'll ever be able to make it up to Bob. I'm sure most of the complaints here are bogus and not true like mine was. Perhaps we can get together one of these days for dinner and maybe a movie then something even more exciting since I'm a single 39 year old widow....Bob, I certainly hope you will forgive me, honeybuns!!
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