Report: #1390119

Complaint Review: Metrics Auto Consignment

  • Submitted: Thu, August 03, 2017
  • Updated: Thu, August 03, 2017
  • Reported By: Nick — Kansas City Missouri USA
  • Metrics Auto Consignment
    1221 Avenue of the Amercias
    New York, New York
    USA

Metrics Auto Consignment Misleading sales process and con via Craigslist.org Topeka KS ,Kansas

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This started as a boat for sale on Craigslist.org. The link is:, topeka.craigslist.org/boa/6191935986.html

The seller never sent me his contact infomration (telephone number) and said the following to be elusive:

"Sorry for my late reply but your message has been delivered into my junk
box and I haven't seen it until now. Are you getting this?
I've tried for two times to send you the link with the pictures and more
details but it comes back undelivered with a message from craigslist
saying that I'm not allowed to send links through their system. Please
send me your e-mail address so we can normally communicate and also to
send you more pictures and details. Thanks!"
 
 Eventually after 3-weeks the seller going by the name Kevin Wilhelm sends me the following email:

"Hi,
Sorry for the late answer but I had a family emergency and just back in town. [continued below]....

..... Hope I'm not too late and you are still interested.
All options are in working order. There are no structural or electrical problems. The interior is in nice condition. No mechanical issues at all. She starts easily and restart easily all the day. There aren't any service indicators or warning lights on. All service records and owner manuals are available. Clean and clear title, no liens (ready for a quick sale).
The boat can be seen at the local MACS warehouse (check the link below to see pictures, selling price, description, specifications, etc.: https://www.metricsauto.com/inventory/STN682724/ ). I suppose you know MACS, it is MetricsAuto Consignment & Sales corporation, the consignment service for vehicles and large items mostly. If you don't know them, take a quick look at their website, it should give you an idea how they work and how they handle these sales.
I have signed a consignment agreement and left the boat in their lot because we got a great deal on a different one from a relative, and also because keeping them both is not an option (we don't have enough space).
If you want to purchase the boat and inspect/pick it up yourself, then all you have to do, is to contact the MACS and make an appointment. Just provide them my name as seller and they will shortly provide further information.
In case you are not living in the area and want to have it shipped, based on their policy and due to my membership (my past transactions), shipping up to 1000 miles is free of charge for you as a buyer (over, extra fees will apply, $1.15 per mile). For this option, you have to go on their website and "Register" for a new transaction. The process is very easy and simple, just fill out the requested information on the registration page and within maximum 24 hours, an invoice regarding the purchase will be issued to you. The invoice should contain detailed information about this transaction, like insurance, shipping process, bill of sale, payment instructions, etc., basically all you need to know about your purchase. That's the essentially online buying process, but i should also mention their Pre Delivery Inspection you get at delivery, and their 7 day money back guarantee that follows, which costs nothing and should give you the chance and time to decide on the boat. The pre-delivery inspection will also have an MACS representative on site who should answer your questions, show that everything works and sign the necessary delivery papers. The boat was even pre-inspected before even being listed for sale and passed their inspection flawlessly. More information about the entire purchase process, may be found on their HOW IT WORKS page. I am sure they do a better job explaining things than I do.
That's all for now, but if you have any other questions, i'll be more then happy to assist.
Thanks, Kevin!"

 

King Regards,
Kevin Wilhelm

 

Home: kevin.wilhelm@engineer.com
Office: kevin.wilhelm@chesterengineer.com

 

 

NOTICE:  This message is intended only for the addressee and may contain information that is privileged, confidential work product. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, copy, retain or disseminate this message or attachment.  If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender immediately at kevin.wilhelm@chesterengineer.com and delete all copies of the message and any attachment. Neither the transmission of this message or any attachment, nor any error in transmission or misdelivery shall constitute waiver of any applicable legal privilege.

 

The seller says he lives in the Topeka KS area, or at least this is what I was led to beleive. However, how can this boat be on consignment if the there is no Metrics Auto in that area.

I contactted the seller to to tell him this was a scam and that he wasted my time. I have since not received any follow-up and don't expect to.

 

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