Thanks to a craptastically-configured auction, a member of the ChallengerTalk forums snagged a steal-of-a-deal on a usually-goes-for-$45K Dodge Challenger SRT8 for just $29,100. Now the Signal Hill, CA car dealer's trying to back out of the deal.
It feels to us like car dealers just don't get the internet in general and the rules of eBay in specific. First it was that BMW dealer that tried to back out of a deal, then it was the Hyundai dealer who didn't set a reserve price on a track pack-equipped Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Now another car dealer's trying to back out of a poorly-managed eBay auction which didn't go their way. This time it's Glenn E Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Signal Hill, CA who placed a listing for a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 decked out in a handsome shade of blue, it even has a manual transmission.
We spoke to Alex, the auction winner, who won the car at the sweetheart price of $29,100 and was all ready to get going with his new Challenger. Unfortunately for him, Glenn E Thomas isn't interested in selling the car at a deep discount. We spoke to a representative of the dealer as well, and they're claiming there was a mistake with the listing, and the car should've gone for more. Alex is claiming a deal's a deal. We're hard at work getting to the bottom of things. More to come shortly. [eBay listing in question]