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Texas direct auto?????

Anybody had any dealings with Texas direct auto or any information? Looking at a truck they have, but i have never bought a vehicle on line.

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They do a lot of business on-line and eBay. When I had spoken to them a few times they seemed quite knowledgeable and helpful on long distance sales. If your not buying in-person, ask your questions and get the answers in writing. A good plan would be for a trusted source to inspect the vehicle. If this is an eBay sale, ask the questions and make sure it is through the eBay's email system. The buyer protection will work for you if there is a problem. In the worst case scenario, you would be out $1,500 for repairs if there were problems.

FWIW, my last truck was an eBay sale, but not from them. I didn't see it until it arrived off the truck. The sale before that was my wake-boat. Same thing there, I had to wait until spring for the water-test. I have also bought 2 other new vehicles, another boat and numerous other items.
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I did a search online about them and found lots of issues. They had a truck I really liked but it spooked me. But on the other hand, I've had good luck with buying a long way off; bought my truck in Texas, my 68 fastback in New Jersey, and my 94 RX-7 in South Carolina. I'm in southeast TN.
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I have researched them. They have some bad feed back but fur the number of vehicles that they sell it is impossible to make everyone happy.

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They do a lot of business on-line and eBay. When I had spoken to them a few times they seemed quite knowledgeable and helpful on long distance sales. If your not buying in-person, ask your questions and get the answers in writing. A good plan would be for a trusted source to inspect the vehicle. If this is an eBay sale, ask the questions and make sure it is through the eBay's email system. The buyer protection will work for you if there is a problem. In the worst case scenario, you would be out $1,500 for repairs if there were problems.

FWIW, my last truck was an eBay sale, but not from them. I didn't see it until it arrived off the truck. The sale before that was my wake-boat. Same thing there, I had to wait until spring for the water-test. I have also bought 2 other new vehicles, another boat and numerous other items.
I tried to read up on the Ebay buyer protection to see if it really protects you. Not sure how easy it is to get a legit complaint resolved.

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Anybody had any dealings with Texas direct auto or any information? Looking at a truck they have, but i have never bought a vehicle on line.

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If I'm not mistaken, I think Nate at Performance Truck Products DSTYRB is his username, bought a truck from them.
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They pissed me off pretty good, never would do business with them.

EDIT, they do have some decent rigs though. Maybe it was just a bad day for both of us. I've bought many things out of state and never an issue. COMMUNICATION HAS TO BE GREAT.
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I tried to read up on the Ebay buyer protection to see if it really protects you. Not sure how easy it is to get a legit complaint resolved.

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As both a buyer and a seller, ebay tends to side more with buyers on issues that occur during a transaction. In this case though, you'd have to purchase the truck entirely through paypal to get any real protection.
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eBay has come a long way from caveat epmtor, for large ticket items. The policy basically says that any title issues or vehicle condition not disclosed, including repairs that would be known by a selling party (they assume the seller knows the condition as if they were a service shop) will be eligible for buyer protection up to the maximum available. The buyer would be required to inform eBay with xx days and then have the vehicle repaired by the seller or a qualified repair facility for the major repair. The buyer would then submit the billing to eBay and the seller. The seller would be required to refund the difference to the buyer. If the seller were to renege, eBay Buyer Protection would kick in. Repairs less than $1,500 are not reimbursed under the program.

How do I know, I had a problem that looked like I needed a major transmission repair to my boat. As it turned out, the repair was a simple fix with new fluid. Both the previous owner and I were happy to have a simple fix. But as I said before, make sure the questions are asked, because if the owner says there may be a problem with XX and you don't address it before you buy it, it is your problem.
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