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    Exclamation Selling my astra help

    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 [prince***@yahoo.co.uk] [+44*********] made an enquiry on
    > CarZone about your 2001 Opel Astra 1.8xe Bertone 1.8 Petrol (ref.
    > 100732.
    >
    > Principe writes:
    > Goodday,
    > 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.
    > Cheers
    > Prince


    and so i just replied

    David <unreal_event_horizon@company.net> wrote:
    Hi Principe/Prince
    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.
    David.
    so then today i recieved from the would be customer

    Hello,
    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.
    Cheers
    Prince
    +44702******

    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.

    OPINIONS required....

    cheers guys

    REMEMBER IM IN IRELAND, HE/THEY ARE IN THE UK!!!

    DAVE.
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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    scam scam scam......
    you get the same thing on ebay. they send a check pickup the car and the check bounces. i know what i'd do email back and say you can collect the car with cash only and see what he says

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    hi mate when i had my car for sale i had the same sort of thing, From reading your post i would say it is a scam as was mine,

    Hope this helps

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    run a mile its a scam!!!

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    To this i'd say - do you REALLY have to ask? Your posting obviously shows your gut feeling is that it's a scam & i'll bet every penny i have that it is

    Someone else will buy it. There's no reason you NEED to sell it to this guy. Sell it to someone who you feel totally comfortable selling it to & not to someone you think might do you over whilst you're asleep.

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    100% scam! dont fall for it m8, ive received similar e-mails in the past!

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    dont accept a cheque from anyone you aren't sure of, theres loads of it going round on the 'bay, like a plague.

    surely theres some nice irish folk that want it?
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    thanks for the help

    thanks guys, your are right, im trying to sell it quick alright as i want to go to the uk to pick up a coupe turbo as the ones here are so rare they are so over priced!! but till then im trying to sell it...also in july our stupid government are making the vrt more expensive so the sooner i get over to get one the better so i guess i thought oh great a quick sale.

    Cheers for the help guys,

    and when i rang he could barely speak english and i emailed him saying ill only deal in cash if he'd like to come to collect it.

    again a major thanks lads

    Dave

    sorry for being silly for asking too......guess i got excited
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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