Althea M Ods
map-marker Thonotosassa, Florida

Sold me a lemon

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2 miles from the lot and the engine blown. They sell Lemon cars. My mechanic says the car was in a flood. Water all inside the vehicle engine and transmission
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Loss:
$2100
Cons:
  • Make money taking from honest people
  • Junk cars

Preferred solution: Full refund

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Stay home, when you show up and bid I have to pay more.

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Awesome place. Now that lots of people come out here it’s not as easy to score deals. There’s plenty of great items. I have purchased cars, trucks, boats, four wheelers and all kinds of other stuff. Never had an issue. Great people and easy auction.
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Pros:
  • Great place to find a deal
Cons:
  • Lots of onsite bidders
Reason of review:
Good customer service
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| map-marker Thonotosassa, Florida

We purchased outboard engines several times

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they listed engines as 50hp honda they not even close the actual power head was a 25hp engine all full of rust locked up piece of junk we purchase another engine suzuki same issue instead of telling you is locked up they list unknown we purchased yamaha same issue they are a bunch of crooks the only thing they are good at is hiding the truth and lying to public we purchase golf cars and says non operational all the stuff was gone no motor no wires no nothing just the shell we call and they point fingers at the others they said we can go and check items we did next time they have drones you can't open nothing or check nothing or inspect nothing all you can do is look at them no different than do it on internet with lies on pictures they fail to post, we purchased a bunch of tires good tires on top garbage on bottom, we took all good tires left the garbage and they ban us from buying again because we supposed to take all the garbage and dispose it for them stay away from this thieves and liars or you will be sorry
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Loss:
$2000
Pros:
  • Hat off to field workers
  • Workers are great people
  • Help people allways
Cons:
  • Terrible they will loose people they are not honest
  • Owners are a bunch of liars
  • Make money taking from honest people
Reason of review:
Not as described/ advertised

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution

Anonymous
map-marker Orlando, Florida

Ripped off

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I purchased a boat that was advertised as a 2000 but once I took it to the shop 2 day after I bought it,it was confirmed that the boat was a 1995.I contacted Tampa Machinery Auction about it and they refused to issue a refund.Never deal with them if you don't wish to get ripped off. I even went as far as to have the makers off the boat look into this issue and they confirmed that they did not make this boat in the year 2000.I will never deal with these crooks again over at Tampa Machinery Auction.I can't even find parts for this boat at a decent price.
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Loss:
$880
Cons:
  • There failure to resolve problems
Reason of review:
Not as described/ advertised

Preferred solution: Full refund

1 comment
Guest

That boat had a valid Florida title issued by the State stating the vessel was a 2000. This customer was advised to contact the State to determine if they had made a mistake when it was titled.

He refused to do so. Had he done just that, and it had been determined there was an error; we might have been able to help him out. But because he refused to do so we had no way to help him.

What did he expect for $700.00? Can't help those who refuse to help themselves!

Anonymous
map-marker Bellevue, Washington

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Corruption, all the auctioneers are making up false bids to drive up the price. False bids with no bidders. Bware!
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Reason of review:
Poor customer service
Anonymous

In David's own words...

This one small piece of telephone conversation between myself and the owner of TMA, is being offered for all to consider without any negative or positive connotations implied. You draw your own conclusions. Me: Why would my electronic bids not be entered in a timely manner, just as a live bid would be? David: We'll always give preference to our live bidders. Me: Why would you ever give preference to any bidder over another? David: Because they actually showed up. As this is only 79 words and I need to have a hundred minimum, I should also add that in the view of TMA as expressed to me by the owner, internet bidding is more trouble than it's worth.
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Guest

Why do online bidding when you can do it in person

twopinstogether
map-marker Tampa, Florida

Buyers beware buying autos from Tampa Machinery Auction

I just purchased a 2004 Ford Explorer at TMA 11.12.11. A very nice vehicle but after driving it home i noticed that the transmission hesitated after putting in drive or reverse. the service engine light was on so i went to discount auto parts to have the code read. p-o775 witch has to do with the transmisson issues etc. But thats what you get when you can't test drive! and you have maybe 5 min to hear the vehicles run and to inspect the items you are bidding on TMA does not let you move or test drive etc. Buyers beware!
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Loss:
$4900
11 comments
Guest

You have to know how an auction works !!!

The equipment / cars / trucks , do not belong to TMAuction.

People drop stuff off and they AUCTION it off. They do not know the history of the items .

Done deal !!

" No warranties expressed written or implied "

If you dont know what you are doing DONT buy at an auction " case closed "

Guest
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I was thinking about going there but I think you just talked me out of it there. I'm no mechanic you know

Guest
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Don't waste your time and good money on these "fake" auction bargains. They do have insiders that up bid items, yet no one goes to jail.

I purchased a 2002 Ford Explorer from a local car dealer for $1600 cash. The dealer gave me a full disclosure of the problems the vehicle had. So I bought the vehicle with my eyes wide open.

All the repairs were minor and its been a great vehicle so far. Stay away from these bogus auctions.

Guest

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. GO TO A DEALER IF YOU WANT A WARR

Guest

I called for information and the *** who answered the phone came off as an *** and not that I look at the review looks like there all ***

Guest

They come as is. I have bought 4 vehicles from there and no problems.

If i had any it was that the vehicle needed a battery or tires that's it otherwise no check engine lights or mechanical issues. Plus you have to look at where the vehicle comes from

Guest

You never said what you paid?

I'm sure you did not pay retail...

Can you imagine how long it would take if everyone test drove each vehicle... Always plan on replacing tranny....if not you are ahead....

Guest

Tampa machinery auction. The best cars you can buy with oil leaks,bad engines bad trnny.

Men please dont waste you money there.

The junks that the dealer wont sale because the repair is more then the cost of the car they take it to tampa machinery auction and sale it there.90% of the items there have a price set that the owner of the item wants. THATS NOT A AUCTION

Guest

ive never bought here but everyone needs to remember its a auction *** they don't allow test drives or anything at any auction I go to auctions and just buy stuff I like I know I mite get something bad or tht needs work

Guest

you must do your homework the best you can and roll the dice

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