Okay im from ford we need you to go out and buy $5000 in gift cards we will log on to you computer remotely and in turn will give you $80000 that way you get your $75000 back just send dm and I give you number to call
I'm going to take the OP's side for a minute here. He did the transaction in person at the MVD (DMV for out of state folks). MVD titled it. MVD also failed to notice the VIN had been tampered with. Obviously the MVD folks are not forensic experts...I think the OP meant this to be a cautionary tale. Judging from the comments I’m not convinced anyone else would make this mistake.
Not how it works in AZ.So... a guy needed to replace his old pick-up. He doesn't like to pay sales tax so he bought a stolen Bronco Raptor for under mkt value with cash from some guy, only to then take the Bronco a few days later to a dealer to trade for a new F150 (and then pay the sales tax anyway)
They should have vin stickers located on some of the other parts, I believe is saw them on the bumpers when I removed mineWhat does the VIN tag say that is under the hood? Did you check that one too? Do the Broncos have any stamped VINs or all stickers?
Also, that dude looks shady AF in the pics.
In short, professional thieves stole a Braptor and then got a vin# from an unsold matching one. They then fabricated new vin tags for the vehicle, a new window sticker and a new title to match the doner vin#.
OP purchased the stolen Braptor after confirming documents matched and going to the DMV WITH the seller and got a new title in his name. He then tried to trade it in for a F150 Raptor but in the mean time the doner Braptor sold so the double vin #'s tipped them off that it was actually stolen.
The OP came to this gracious forum for suggestions and was given 21 pages of hell including being accused of being in on the theft, a tax cheat and a moron.
Thieves have been around forever but 21 pages of attacking a victim makes me question humanity.
That's my take on it all.
Thank youNot how it works in AZ.
No sales tax on a private sale. You buy my old Expedition for $5000 you don't pay sales tax. Buy one from a Dealer you pay 7.3-8.7% depending on the city. Price doesn't matter. Anything from a beater Corola to a sweet GT500.
When you trade a vehicle, you get to take the trade value as a deduction on the sales tax.
So, if you buy a truck for $70k and they give you $60k for your trade, you only pay taxes on $10k.
Trading in a Bronco Raptor on an F150 Raptor would have resulted in a minimal tax bill.