Ok im living in ireland,
and my car is for sale on carzone.ie (sorry mods i know we shouldnt post links)
so ive gotten a few wasters and tyre kickers and cab driver wannabes (bringing me places that costs me) and so about two days ago i recieved this e-mail
Hi David ,
> Principe [firstname.lastname@example.org] [+44*********] made an enquiry on
> CarZone about your 2001 Opel Astra 1.8xe Bertone 1.8 Petrol (ref.
> Principe writes:
> I got your advert for your Auto Opel for sale on the website and i am
> really interested in buying it,I will like you to get back to me with the
> present condition of it and the resent picture,Also i will like to know
> your last asking price for it,Hope to hear from you soon.
and so i just replied
David <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi Principe/Princeso then today i recieved from the would be customer
the current pictures on the website are the most recent, my car currently
has 61k miles on it, i am asking for 8500 euro. She is clean inside and out,
feel free to ring me on ********* anytime, if i do not answer please
sms/txt me to inform me to ring you back, Thank you for your interest.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks for the price,Well i will offer you 8700 euro for the car and i will like to tell you that i will be paying by cheque or banker'draft,So kindly get back to me with your full name and your full adress including your phone number so that i can mail you out the cheque for the payment,Hope to hear from you soon.
after a quick bit of puzzlement and wondering is this a scam i rang the number, the guy had bad english, sounded south african, said he would send the cheque and he'd send his shipping company to collect it and so my father and I sat down and dicussed the scenarios,
1. He could send the cheque, then send his guys to collect the car, his guys threaten us cuz we "recieved the cheque" and didnt, and they attempt to take the car anyway!!!
2. Use address to come in the dead of night to thieve the motor.
3. we use a different address and claim the cheque there, attempt to lodge or cash it and it could bounce and we may not recieve anycash, then the guys turn up to that address and kget us to hand the car over
4 be totally legit and im one paranoid nut.
REMEMBER IM IN IRELAND, HE/THEY ARE IN THE UK!!!