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Buyer beware — sometimes deals are too good to be true

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When a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Palm Harbor resident Herbert Bloom learned that the hard way. In 2014 Bloom saw an add for a 1987 Chevy Corevette. The listing in the Tampa Bay Times advertised the vehicle as a mint condition, must-see ride with “many extras” and only 19,500 original miles. The asking price was $12,000. Bloom ended up buying the car from Lutz business owner Richard Snell for $10,000. An online search of 1987…

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