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General Lee eBay Bidder a Phony!

5/9/2007 6:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the $10 million man who bid on John Schneider's "General Lee" automobile has reneged on his bid to buy the famous ride.
General Lee
A source connected to the sale tells TMZ that the first deposit deadline for Mr. William Fisher, the winning bidder, was missed for making any type of formal payment arrangements with Schneider. He had originally been given seven days from the auction's close to work out the deal.

Schneider has since filed a "failure to pay" complaint with eBay and is currently meeting with attorneys to discuss "some sort of legal action."

A rep for Schneider tells TMZ, "John is looking into his options. We cannot calculate the point where legitimate bidders would have topped out if it were not for fraudulent bidding, but it seems to have been in the range of $5 million."

As for your shot at the General Lee, there's hope. The good thing to come out of this, says our source, is that auction houses across the country have contacted John for a chance to put the car up on blocks.

Coo coo coo!

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online auction    

It is probably not even a real car but a scale model!

2607 days ago
2.

Rob    

do a little research one something before slamming it. this car in question was NOT used int he original series, however it was used in the last Dukes made for TV movie Dukes in Hollywood or something like that. the entire surviving cast signed it (Denver Pyle was still alive) so Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg) was the only one that did not sign it.

2564 days ago
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auction site    

I don't think he was ready to win this auction.

2619 days ago
4.

ivy    

YEEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWW!

2633 days ago
5.

Bill    

John,
I don't know how you can stand to part with such a part of TV history. I guess you can't hang on to things forever. I sure wish I had the $$$$ to buy it from you. That is such a cool car.
Pam

2633 days ago
6.

Jess    

The bluebook value is $1,950.00 in fair shape. What a rip off !

2633 days ago
7.

Justin    

Boy sounds like he really needs cash.

2633 days ago
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TROLL SMASHERS    

JUST WHEN YOU THINK THERE'S MILLIONS IN KNIVES....

I saw this and did a little checking on the winning bidder because i wanted to know who could afford 9 million for that car and found that the guy has a knife collector biz plus he sold knives on ebay and has a feedback score of like over 100,000 which i thought "damn!" there must be something in knives!

so i spent the entire weekend researching knives and doing the whole entrepreneurs thing, now this???

THIS IS REALLY WEIRD, I WANT TO KNOW WHY HE DIDN'T GO THROUGH WITH THE PURCHASE, I CAN'T IMAGINE SOMEONE WITH A PERFECT SCORE & THAT MANY TRANSACTIONS DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON PURPOSE, IT CAN RUIN HIS EBAY CREDIBILITY

2633 days ago
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KMD    

Oh, Come On John, who didn't know that was a bogus bid? Just give him negative feedback and move on. A lawsuit? Really? Guess washed up actors need to get money somehow. A lawsuit for an internet transaction you got duped on......whatever....that's lame....

2633 days ago
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Virginia    

SO the guy decided he didnt want the car. Big deal. People back off on deals all the time. I know you agree to a contract when you bid on e-bay. But backing out on a purchase should not make someone a criminal. THe person who is backing out is stealing nothing.

2633 days ago
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Sarina Sweezer    

Health alert!!!!!!~


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2633 days ago
12.

Cat    

He had to of known that it was bidder buster, 10 million for that? I wouldn't have given $10.00 for it. Anyway serious sellers take their cars to Barrett Jackson, any smart person knows that.

But then again we are talking about John Schneider here!

2633 days ago
13.

myview    

agree with "socalracegirl" # 11 serious collector's go to Barrett Jackson (Arizona site) for serious money on their collectable's.. www.barrett-jackson.com

2633 days ago
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Kevin Keckeisen    

Well, if you think about it... it's poetic justice. It's a phony car. It _wasn't_ ever used in the series. It's just a run of the mill '69 Dodge Charger painted up to like "The General Lee" (car) and autographed by all surviving cast members with an over-inflated price tag. Perhaps Johnny boy got what he deserved!

2633 days ago
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hello, it    

THIS IS REALLY WEIRD, I WANT TO KNOW WHY HE DIDN'T GO THROUGH WITH THE PURCHASE, I CAN'T IMAGINE SOMEONE WITH A PERFECT SCORE & THAT MANY TRANSACTIONS DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON PURPOSE, IT CAN RUIN HIS EBAY CREDIBILITY

Posted at 5:47PM on May 9th 2007 by princess the ruler

So he'll get 1 negative feedback. It won't hurt him at all.

2633 days ago
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