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All Used Parts, Belleview, Florida Complaint - Internet Junk Yard Scam Artists

Review by caddydude on 2009-09-23
I searched the web for a hard-to-find part, a tailgate for a '75 Jeep Cherohee. All Used Parts responded by Email and said they had one. They took a credit card. Weeks passed and they ignored my messages. They said, after MANY CALLS to 352-293-8187, that an employee had stolen their credit card machine and we could dispute the $400 charge. They then said that if we still wanted the part they needed a certified check. We sent them a check thinking they were legit. Months later, we have no part and they cashed the check. Local police have been contacted to see if the business exists in Belleview. The address looks like a reality office. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THIS PLACE.
UPDATE 10-5-09: We called the Marion County Florida police department on 10-2-09. They knew all about this place and had already investigated other similar complaints. The police know these folks. We immediately got a call from one of the former (alleged) owners who promised to refund the $440 that they had cashed in August. We will see. The police said not to call them back and take All Used Parts to small claims court if we don't get our $ back. I imagine All Used knows that it would cost us a bunch to come to the Sunshine State from the Great White North to go to court where we'd have no asurity that we would ever get anything. Bottom line, I think that anyone who ever sent them a check and received nothing is now on an inclined plane fastener.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-09-25
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2009-09-23:
Looks like you were scammed. You've left yourself in a bad situation since you cancelled your credit card payment and gave them a certified check. You may want to try and file a case in small claims court.
Posted by MRM on 2009-09-23:
I didnt know there was a '75 Jeep Cherokee. Only '85 and up.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-09-23:
That just sucks! I hope the authorities have better luck.
Posted by bcd on 2009-09-23:
Credit card terminals are serialized. A telephone call to the merchant’s agent can have a stolen terminal disabled as quickly as a stolen cell phone. It only takes a few hours to replace a credit card terminal. A business can call in the transactions while waiting on the replacement terminal. Sending money was the wrong solution. You've been scammed.
Posted by tbro on 2009-09-25:
That sucks man. I Will never purchase from and online junkyard!
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-09-25:
personally i'd never buy from an online junk yard either
there's no telling if the part i'd be buying is really what i want or in a condition i'd accept.

it's better to go to the junk yard in person and haggle
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-09-25:
With google maps, most areas of the country have a satellite image available. I use it to help verify leads. You can see just what is there.

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