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    Buying Private............. Beware

    Saw this on another site....you may have seen it before if not....


    Me and 2 lads went out to buy a Lexus IS200 from Slough last Thursday as im from Leeds with a landline number and a pay as you go mobile number advertised, we went down as it sounded quite cheep and genuine, when we got there (please note that the lads selling the car wanted cash as they told us they dont have a bank accountfor a cheque or bankers draft)the lad told us to meet at a certain place as we parked up 3 black lads came with guns and demanded our money off us, we had a brawl and one of them fired missing my friend from inches, but there was too much shouting going on and they fled emty handed we notified the police and they told us that theyve already struck some other lads from middlesborough but also fled emty handed,the cars are advertised as trade and private and eyecathching prices as far as I know maybe more the cars advertised are a HONDA S2000 x reg, BMW m3 cab in silver 51 reg,a AUDI TT, and a lexus is200 y reg all from slough(london) what they are doing is telling people to come down with cash and then pinning them at gun point, COULD ANYONE PLEASE MAIL THIS THREAD TO OTHER CLUBS ETC as I dont want anyone to be put in my shoes as these cars are advertised above 10k alot of cash, one more thing the guy who is selling the car is called KHAN(well hes advertised as khan in the adverts on the net)when you phone him he is sweet and sounds very genuine, my advise make sure if there is a landline number someone picks it up, and the cars that these people have advertised dont exist please spread this advert all over the net cheers
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    erm, I am sure someone has watch rouge traders before, and many people have the common sense.

    Only meet up in public (crowded) places or at an confirmed address, hell would I buy a car from a layby or back lane. lol I would certainly not take that much cash with me, i'd get the guy to come to a bank or cash machine for it whilst another mate stayed with the car.

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    If I had to meet them anywhere it'd be at a residential address and I'd make sure the car in question was on the drive before I stopped my car. If somethings too good to be true it usually is. Theres no way I'd take that kind of money with me anywho. Id pay a couple of hundred deposit and chaps / BACs the rest.
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    wasnt this just rumours, and a made up story? sure this was posted before and that was the outcome, at the same time though, pretty bad if it did happen
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    I think yer right Jonesy, this has bin posted a few times now im sure
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    that'd be a scary situation.

    luckily the 2 cars ive bought have been off people i know.

    a friend who ive known all though school for my astra, and a car dealer who lives 2 doors away for my rover.

    i doubt very much id buy a car under those circumstances anyways, but if i did, i'd probably take a gun of somesort with me, just incase.

    luckily i legally have guns, and if i had one in the car if some stuff like that kicked off, id pull it but if not, im legally allowed to transport guns. and thats all id be doing, if it ever got questioned.

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    urban myth isnt it? That story has done the rounds for a couple of years?

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    Yup, years old this one.
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    Sounds nasty that.
    I know a lad who went down to Brixton with £17k in cash to buy an Escort Cossie!!!!! He was a doorman and took a few big lads with him but still you wouldnt get me doing that, crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYRON SRI
    urban myth isnt it?
    Got it in one.
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