“I'm returning to China next year after graduation so I have to sell it. Serious buyers only. Asking $388,888 firm. Will also accept trade + cash to take the car back to China. Value of trade must be $200,000 minimum. Must sell before Lunar New Year.”
Emails to the two addresses listed with the posting now go unanswered. However, the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper said it received a response from someone who claimed that the ad had been posted by a friend as a prank.GTSpirit (a sports car website which extensively covered the Craigslist ad) eventually published a retraction of sorts: “We have since found out that the car is not really for sale and was instead posted by a friend of the former owner.”
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