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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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46.

Hines    

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

Posted at 5:36PM on May 9th 2007 by Jesup


To Jesup...YOU ARE SO WRONG! our 1969 General Lee appraised for $50,000, and our 1968 General Lee appraised for $45,000....with value going up about $2,000 a year. Know what you are talking about before you post.
hines

2686 days ago
47.

Cindy    

Regardless of what he EXPECTED to get for the car, the bidding went up that high, John didnt force anyone to bid. So why are people talking like he asked anyone to pay 10 mill? He had no asking price. The car could have sold for 20,000.

2686 days ago
48.

Pat    

So the dead beat bidder returns with a new e-bay user name, as someone predicted he would. He is now "madysdadi". I think his bad rep pissed off his daddy and his new user name stands for "mad is daddy". Maybe he's trying to unload his daddy's cheap knives.

2686 days ago
49.

fred AYERS    

I THINK IT WAS WRONG FOR THIS GUY TO BACK OUT THIS DEAL!DEAL IS A DEAL.AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE. IT WAS JOHN SCHNIEDER PERSONAL GENERAL LEE. THE GUY IS A ICON. MEET HIM TWICE ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS YOU COULD MEET.YOUR BUYING A PIECE OF HISTORY.I COULDNT THINK OF ANYTHING BETTER TO SPEND 9.9MIL.ON JOHN CANT WAIT TO SEE NEXT GENERAL LEE YOU BUILD.MINES ALMOST DONE.CANT WAIT.JOHN YOU AND BEN KEEP UP WHAT YOUR DOING WITH THE DUKESFEST AND US AS TRUE FANS WELL KEEP COMING.CANT WAIT TO SEE COILER AND COMPANY.NATHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

2683 days ago
50.

N.Ellen    

Since I worked on DUKES the first season . I KNOW John . and for him to think that he was going to get 'that kind of money' for a car we paid NOTHING for .. we had to redo every engine .. then have it primped up as the gen'l lee . .we wanted a cheap car . who kniw it was going to be a hit show? . NOT WB nor CBS .. BUT unless a car is made of platinum & encrusted with diamonds througout . NO way would any car sell for that much . I could have 'had one' when I worked on the show for almost nothing ... did NOT want one . when I was still at WB . car was selling for 30k .. NO way JOHN . what is wrong with you? . You answered one ? about 'when it went to 6 mil we canceled as we knew was too much' but then you accepted almost 10 mil .. I am totally surprised at you ..

N.Ellen

2679 days ago
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