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    car sale problems!

    i had a car listed for sale on a few sites an last monday i had a caller ring me up to view it etc, they come down to look at the car and seemed genuine enough to me,

    had a good look at the car shown them the few bad bits and a test drive etc so they could see the car is fine. had a good banter and then they tried bargain down the price etc came to a deal and sorted the log book out.

    now they *apparently* have a garage and was purchasing the car for the company so they shown me all the business details and filled in the trade section on the log book which is what i then have to send off and they keep the rest of the log book because im just gettin my named removed from it.

    however that all went well and that took place on the 11th of jan at about 9pm

    i then got a courier delivered letter this morning stating the car was found abandoned on the m1 at 6.24am on the 12th of jan with the keys in the vehicle and nothing wrong with it,

    its been took into compound and so far has ecumilated £600 of fees, i explained my situation and they said that once dvla recieve the trade part that iv sent everything should be sorted.

    has anyone ever experianced this before and does that seem right?


    i find it extremely strange that someone would purchase a car, and abandon it on the motorway with the keys 9 hours later!

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    hmmm, did you keep hold of the buyers details ?

    Sounds like they might work for the compound and are drumming up business...

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    yes got the buyers details and phone number and have called him after having the call rejected 6 times he then says that the engine seized on the motorway so he parked it on the hard shoulder but evan if that true you wouldnt leave it there nor would you leave the keys in a car you have just brought!

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    ok that a bit wierd ! what was the guy like when he brought it ?
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    contact the police - sounds fishy - check it hasn't been used for some criminal offence.

    Kirsty

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheapchallenge View Post
    contact the police - sounds fishy - check it hasn't been used for some criminal offence.

    Kirsty


    +1 kirsty ! have it checked out mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5853moore View Post
    +1 kirsty ! have it checked out mate!
    +2 I wouldnt have thought about that but sure contact the police and at least they'll have record of your call I would have thought. Very strange thing to do though!

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    contacted police they said not to worry and there is nothing that i can do as it is no longer registered to me soon as dvla change the records over.

    they said they should be lucky that the police found it with the keys and not someone else thats all they said and that to keep a copy of the buyers details just for my own records.

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    sounds very fishy this, as was said though id be keeping those details and chasing the DVLA if you dont get confirmation of sale asap.
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    yeah mate sounds dodgy, more importantly, did they pay you for the car?

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