coparts buyers beware! they scam you
yourbadneighbor

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Jul 12, 2010
mad and scammed wrote:
<quoted text>The only thing is that Copart intentionally hides damage to us!!! We should not have to have decptive people running this business!! Someone once told me they got into big trouble years ago for th same practices.
I have bought cars at copart, some over 20 years ago. if you look on line you will see the photos are taken from every angle of the car. all listed vehicles are the same. 2 of the photos wil show different things either good features or extra damage for the bidders to see. if you are buying from out of state you can pay a local (licensed independent)apraiser near the copart yard to preview the vehicle for you if it is a high dollar vehicle. you could also only buy from the local yard or a yard out of state that you have a family member or relative that live near and can preview. Always, i Mean Always check the vehicle out if you are not very experienced and plan for extra expences. remember that they also sell uninspected dealer trade in that people do not want, they also sell near perfect front line vehicles. Also Joe public can take their vehicle down and sell it as you can. ALWAYS VERIFY THE FEES YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY ON TOP OF WHAT YOU BID! i have done very well with buying from copart. Good Luck
Kelly McGlogan

Canada

#24 Jul 24, 2010
Chris as you can see by all the e-mails and all the problems I had with Co-part and now this.

Just send me my money $1,300

Membership $400

I have wasted so much time & money with Co-part

Please just get it done

The mistakes where on your end the shipping not having the proper method of paying and not letting the truck go for $100.00
YOU USED A FORKLIFT TRUCK ON A 1966 F100 BEND THE WHOLE DRIVESHAFT ANOTHER $477.00 6HRS OF MY TIME
Trying to get my money back now for over two months.
be smart Co-part will rip you off in a scound and dont go through a broker buyer beware

The F100 would have been at my house on April the 10th and we wouldn’t be going through all this right now.
mad and scammed

Wichita, KS

#25 Jul 24, 2010
Kelly McGlogan wrote:
Chris as you can see by all the e-mails and all the problems I had with Co-part and now this.
Just send me my money $1,300
Membership $400
I have wasted so much time & money with Co-part
Please just get it done
The mistakes where on your end the shipping not having the proper method of paying and not letting the truck go for $100.00
YOU USED A FORKLIFT TRUCK ON A 1966 F100 BEND THE WHOLE DRIVESHAFT ANOTHER $477.00 6HRS OF MY TIME
Trying to get my money back now for over two months.
be smart Co-part will rip you off in a scound and dont go through a broker buyer beware
The F100 would have been at my house on April the 10th and we wouldn’t be going through all this right now.
You got off easy. We bought a car and most of the interor was taken out of it after we purchased it. 1500 headliner!!! These brokers keep sending their cars through every week. The same ones and you know they are not paying a relisting fee. They are in cahoots with the coparts and are very decieving!! They steal the floor mats manuals gas whatever they can. I think the insurance companies should look into this as they too are getting screwed!!!
mad and scammed

Wichita, KS

#26 Jul 24, 2010
Beriah wrote:
Remember one thing. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Never buy an automobile without personally checking it out (more than just looking at it). If you do the research you can get a good vechile at a great price from CoParts.
even if you look at it does not mean that floor mats manual gas etc will be taken by time auction
taken by copart

Olathe, KS

#27 Sep 1, 2010
All I was looking for was a freaking car that runs. I didn't care if it looked nice, if the A/C worked, just wanted to get to work a total of 10 miles round trip. Well I bought a repo, clean title, marked only as normal wear and tear here at the local KC Copart and 20 miles after leaving Copart...the POS engine started smoking. Got it towed and it needs a completely new engine. WTF??? Normal wear and tear my A**!! Next time mark body damage and mechanical!! I used Ryan Moto Sports and I took an entire day off of work to get the payment made to them and waited the entire day for them to say I could pick it up. Had to wait the next day to get the POS.
too bad

Wichita, KS

#28 Sep 1, 2010
taken by copart wrote:
All I was looking for was a freaking car that runs. I didn't care if it looked nice, if the A/C worked, just wanted to get to work a total of 10 miles round trip. Well I bought a repo, clean title, marked only as normal wear and tear here at the local KC Copart and 20 miles after leaving Copart...the POS engine started smoking. Got it towed and it needs a completely new engine. WTF??? Normal wear and tear my A**!! Next time mark body damage and mechanical!! I used Ryan Moto Sports and I took an entire day off of work to get the payment made to them and waited the entire day for them to say I could pick it up. Had to wait the next day to get the POS.
please do not blame Ryan's Motorsports. We were actually their first customer on this seller program and they have been awesome!! As far as copart you cannot beleive a thing they say!!! They do not care who they screw out of money!!! The floor mats are always stolen, no manuals, no gas no batteries list goes on!!!
Logic

Bettendorf, IA

#29 Sep 9, 2010
copart doesn't "intentionally" deceive they buyers. The guy taking the pics is just a yard inventory guy; do you thing he gives a hoot if copart makes money because you missed some damage? He's just taking pictures. And to the guy who said the forklift operators only make 7.50hr: Where the heck do you live? Those guys get payed WAY more than that. Look, the fact is, you're buying WRECKED cars through an online auction. If you want to know exactly what all it needs then hire a mechanic to go view the car. Don't whine because you bought a car that is missing a tie rod after it flipped of a freakin cliff. Copart employees are not mechanics. What would you rather them say? "We're pretty sure this car has jumped time - or slung a rod?" or "We think this car needs a starter - or a flywheel - or a new engine?" C'mon guys. We all know that if they tried to diagnose, or even come close to trying to say what's wrong, then all of you would be coming back with, "this car didn't jump time! It has a cracked block! I'm suing you!" In order for these companies to please you, they'd have to hire all ASE certified mechanics and inspect each vehicle with a fine tooth comb - and you think it's expensive now? And to Mr. "Mad and Scammed," what do you mean you shouldn't have to have deceptive people running this business? If you don't like the way it's ran then DON'T BUY FROM COPART. This is the U.S. No one is saying you HAVE to buy anything from anybody. It's called capitalism. If a company sucks, their business will eventually die out, and better company will take their place. Well, Copart is still growing in size and value so - looks like they're doing something right.
CAB

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Sep 16, 2010
Actually I bought a great car from Coparts auto auction. I wanted something fairly new 2-3 yrs old with low miles but cheap, wanted to spend around 4-6K because really thats all I had. I did not want a wrecked or flood damaged vehicle because I heard of all the problems you can have, but was ok with hail damage car. After watching auctions for a week and bidding on a few I won a aution at the Oklahoma City facility for a hail damaged but nice 2 yr old 2008 Nissan with low miles for $4800.00. Copart added their $450 fee, dealer/broker added their $200 license fee, and had it shipped to me in Indiana for another $500. So for basically $6000 total I got nice new low mileage car. Only damage it has is some hail dings on the hood/roof/trunk and a few on the driver side, the car drives like new and the interior is perfect. I looked at the same car with same year/features/mileage on cars.com and dealers are selling it for 12-14K. I can totally live with a dinged up hood/roof if it saves me 8000.00 dollars, I just wanted a new reliable car.
I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I will say this every car I bidded on I looked up the carfax report before hand to make sure of no accidents or other things bad on the cars record. And Copart does have a link to hire inspectors to inspect the vehicle before you bid for the people complaining about the pictures. I decided not to do that and risk it. I just figured your going to have some risk involved when you get a 12-14K car for only $4800 plus fees. Sorry I like that place, my next car purchase will be with Copart also, I got one hell of a deal.
judas

United States

#31 Oct 7, 2010
i bought 2 cars from copart they both said it runs and drives but when i get them they both need engines and alot of other stuff.....so FUCK COPART i would rather spend 2 or even 3 more thousend cars and get a good car thats actually running and driving
Logic

Fairfield, CA

#32 Oct 8, 2010
Judas, read the definition of a "run and drive." It doesn't mean that the car can drive down the road legally, it means that it will go into gear and move forward four feet under it's own power. FYI.
allan

Huntsville, AL

#33 Oct 9, 2010
Copart Sucks big time. I have been buying cars at insurance auctions for a while and copart is the worst. To be honest all of the insurance auctions suck. They fee you to death. lets count the fees. 1. membership fee, 2. online bid fee, 3. buyer fee, 4. seller fee, 5. load fee, 6. gate fee, 7. clean and prep fee, 8. run and drive fee, 9. send title to you fee, 10. storage fee. They really get you with the storage, especially since they charge for days when they are closed, and you can not get the car. And those are just the ones I know of. We should be bidding on fees instead of cars. To be honest, you really see the fleecing of America with these auctions. I have nothing against foreigners, but half of these cars are going overseas, which inflate our local prices and even put local companies out of business. They make it so easy for other countries to buy our cars and ship them abroad, but do you think we can do the same? In fact they offer special credit just for overseas buyers, whats up with that. Anyway, I no longer buy from Copart, I use other sources.
mad and scammed

Wichita, KS

#34 Oct 10, 2010
glad to see my post has stirred some comments. Coparts scam people plain and simple
Mark Leeds UK

Batley, UK

#35 Oct 28, 2010
dont buy with out looking!!!!!!!!!!
Copart aren't interested in customer service ONLY CUSTOMERS MONEY!

“I WANT MY CROWN~NOW!”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#36 Oct 30, 2010
I was scammed also. I should stay off drugs when I buy a car. Do not purchase a car stoned on Rx drugs.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#37 Nov 1, 2010
ya cant scam the scamless.
Snooper

Salt Lake City, UT

#38 Dec 7, 2010
Okay, guess what. Salvage sold at most, if no all, Copart yards is just that - salvage. An insurance company has considered that vehicle economically unrepairable. If you purchase such a vehicle, you would be very wise not to just look at a bunch of photos. Who would be unwise enough to believe that a picture is going to reveal everything that might be wrong with a "total loss?" Buyer beware!
Copart is not the problem. A silly buyer not doing their due dilligence is the problem. My suggestion is that if you don't know what you are buying - don't buy it. Keep your money and spend it on something else that isn't just going to cost you more money...
mad and scammed

Wichita, KS

#39 Dec 7, 2010
Snooper wrote:
Okay, guess what. Salvage sold at most, if no all, Copart yards is just that - salvage. An insurance company has considered that vehicle economically unrepairable. If you purchase such a vehicle, you would be very wise not to just look at a bunch of photos. Who would be unwise enough to believe that a picture is going to reveal everything that might be wrong with a "total loss?" Buyer beware!
Copart is not the problem. A silly buyer not doing their due dilligence is the problem. My suggestion is that if you don't know what you are buying - don't buy it. Keep your money and spend it on something else that isn't just going to cost you more money...
In other words you are saying Do Not buy from coparts! AGREE
Snooper

Salt Lake City, UT

#40 Dec 8, 2010
Note to Mad and scammed: I'm not saying to avoid Copart. What I'm saying is, if you know what your are doing (buying salvage) you will be safe buying from any insurance salvage pool. If you don't know what you are doing, you very likely will get a wrecked vehicle that is going to cost you more to fix than it is worth. Guess what, that's why the insurance company "totaled" it. Here is the thing: the buyers who make money on these units are probably either dismantlers (junk yards), or "back yard" bodymen who might be able to repair the vehicle properly at a reduced cost. But there is another thing to consider. Someone might see a wrecked vehicle that they have always wanted but could never afford. This is dangerous, because ones emotions can cause such a buyer to fall into an bottomless money pit. Copart doesn't care if you buy a wreck for $2,000.00 that will cost $6,000.00 to fix, but when you get it done it's only worth $3,000.00. Copart doesn't really know or even care what a wreck would cost to fix. What they care about is getting the thing out of their yard at the best price. Business is business. In my opinion, this process does not involve anything unethical. Educations cost money. Buying something that is not worth the price is never smart - but it may help with our education.
Darlene

Ridgeland, MS

#41 Dec 14, 2010
mad and scammed wrote:
we buy from coparts, the insurance pools. more than not the cars we have been buying mare being misrepresented. they do not show you the parts miossing and in most cases not all the damage. i just want to let everyone know they are scammers. they even bid the cars up themselves. buy from other insurance pools and not COPARTS!!!!
what other places are out there???
andy

United States

#42 Dec 19, 2010
i love copart they are great, they sell thousands of cars and few costumers are not happy. As we all know you can't make everyone happy,

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