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Carfax still needed....Never Mind

Post by bcadmin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Help the admin out...

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Post by gaspump » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:12 am

As a admin, you should know the rules. Geeeeze.

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Post by GripGreg » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:51 am

Mr. Gaspump sir; kindly explain yourself? :-k
He's not buying or selling, he's asking a favor, which I would do except for my budget. :-?
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Post by gaspump » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:51 pm

Many, if not all the car sites I visit have a rule against doing this. Their thinking is that if everyone does get free reports, then how does the company that did the ground work make any profit. He should pay his whopping 15 dollars and do like others do, they PAY for the report. He could do the ethical thing, or maybe not.

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Post by bfons » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:22 pm

Well I certainly do not want to piss off the Ethics Patrolman. I've canceled my request

Although please send me the link for the $15 Carfax. I would LOVE to hop on that deal!
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Post by hornhospital » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:46 pm

bfons wrote:Although please send me the link for the $15 Carfax. I would LOVE to hop on that deal!
You and me both, Brian. It's $15 per Carfax AFTER you pay the $20 membership fee. And that's only good for a month.
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Post by GripGreg » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:13 pm

So, Mr, Gaspump, do you mean that if I buy my month's worth of carfax,
it's mine to use again & again as long as no-one else is involved?
Seems to me that it's mine to use any way I want. :-k I buy it, it's mine!
Isn't that the chance a business takes?
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Post by mojocoggo » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:10 am

Just use AutoCheck. It's just as inaccurate and it's $40 for unlimited reports for a month.

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Post by BlackShark6 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:07 pm

if you use ebaymotors to sell a car it will provide a free autocheck and then you can cancel the listing, i used it once to autocheck a euro e23 it worked, ebay will give you a couple free listing promos so it wont cost anything either if you have the free listing promo, i hope its not too late i been out of the country for 3 weeks and just saw this, never seen so many euros daily before, mostly 3 and 5, mostly dirty, couple clean and tuned, saw one six at a rental car, anyway cheers, nice to be back, and my buddy just gave me a tip on a gutted 6, see what happens, must break the 6less streak been about 7yrs now...
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Post by Da_Hose » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:48 pm

OK, here is my take.

When you buy a shop manual do you refuse to share that information when someone needs help? When you buy a diagnostic tool do you refuse to scan your friend's car or refuse to reset their warning light?

Some of us on this forum have shared printed resources that CANNOT be found anywhere else. I could not have rebuilt my M6 without the help and resources of others who are professional mechanics. They shared their resources and expertise and I am extremely grateful. I repay that kindness by helping others.

The Carfax terms of use are explicit about commercial redistribution, but there is NO restriction on you giving information to a friend for personal use. In other words, if I have a Carfax account it is 100% within my rights as a purchaser of that service to do searches for anyone I choose, so long as it is not for commercial purposes (like a car dealer using it as a sales tool). If you have some kind of moral issue with this kind of usage that's your own problem and not something any of us here should be worried about.

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Post by GripGreg » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:04 pm

That's what I said, only a little more eloquently! =D>
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Post by LandShark » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:29 pm

Might I ask what your trying to carfax? I dont think it gives any accurate results for vehicles before 1990. I had one of those one month unlimited deals and had fun running VINs at a grocery store parking lot.
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Post by gaspump » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:35 pm

Well, sumbitch, I was off course. If they have a month long limit, I guess it's ok to use as you like. I was thinking only for commercial use. The shop manual reference is a good one. I don't know why some sites treat a request like a death notice, but oh well. Now, can anyone check out a vin # I need info on?

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Post by bcadmin » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:01 pm

LandShark wrote:Might I ask what your trying to carfax? I dont think it gives any accurate results for vehicles before 1990. I had one of those one month unlimited deals and had fun running VINs at a grocery store parking lot.
I bought a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee for off-roading
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1984 Graphite M635 - Sold
1985 Polaris M635 - Gone to a better home
1987 L6 - My Queen has a new home
1980 633csi - Gone but not forgotten

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