I own a small car dealership in central Florida and I found 99 no reserve, or what ever he calls it, on Ebay . I thought he’s local and his reviews looked real ??? I bought a 2008 Audi from John, MY HUGE MISTAKE!!! John sent me his checking account number and bank so I could go to a local bank and deposit cash directly into his account to pay for my purchase , another BIG MISTAKE!! John promised the delivery , I m calling him thinking the car was on the way, 4 hour trip, to me in Lakeland. He answers the phone and says ” I was just about to call you ,I went to put gas in your car but an airbag light on and I’m not going to be able to deliver it today. BTY, the car was flat empty when it arrived here in Lakeland . I tell him ” you know I have someone I have been communicating with you about that’s going to be taking the car out of state tonight” , he said ” I cancelled your delivery” My first indication he’s a liar.
He uses an online service for people to bid on his car deliveries. He has someone deliver the car it arrived after nine pm, no biggie right???My car was unloaded I put into my garage , and I immediately see my hood covered in fine scratches and the air bag light was on. I immediately send John a text to say ” you didn’t disclose the hood with hundreds of scratches” . I knew I had a problem when he immediately said “only contact me through EBAY” . looked at the car the next morning , all tires were listed at 60% which is around 6/32. My right front tire had the steel belts showing . My rear tires were at 1/32 and wore out . I started the car and on came a check engine light, an airbag light and the TPMS light sensor , I began contacting John each time a new issue would occur. At noon I attempted to use the AC and no cool air came out . I took the car to TRUE TIRE in a lakeland and was advised this car has multiple issues. My ac compressor has to be replaced -652.00 dollars, it has low profile tires -19 inch at 150.00 dollars each. John said a seat belt switch he would supply for the said air bag light. I have yet to receive it, so that’s 280.00 to fix. My check engine light code says the air meter is defaulted and must be replaced. I sent John and EBAY my estimates for repair, John has would only say, It was fine when it was here. Ebay says none of the issues I have are covered by them , even though he lied about the cars condition. I will supply pictures of the issues with this car to anyone who is considering purchasing a car from Auto Depot LLC Jacksonville .
I have also contacted the BBB and was advised John has a F rating and has multiple complaints about buisness. It was my fault to trust the Ebay scoring system, and John at Auto Depot , and will result in costing me a few thousand dollars to fix the misrepresented car sold to me.I offered to take this car to a repair shop of Johns choice and pay for and inspection , he mearly said” do you think imma fool” . In my opinion John will lie and sell cars that are not as he claims, I would not buy a vehicle from this person under no circumstances. Feel free to contact me if you have been taken advantage by this person. I am in the process of discussing my issues with folks at Florida.Gov. Darrell P