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    Default Has anyone sold there car like this?

    This isn't a car for sale thread.

    My wife is selling her car, it is advertised on a well known site and yesterday she gets a call. The callers says he lives about five hours away, but he really wants the car from the pictures and description. Now the weird part, he wants to pay by cheque, allow it to clear then have a car transport company pick the car up and deliver it to him, at his expense.
    Where does she stand legally if she sells it this way. I have always sold cars face to face and had the seller test drive it and have them sign a reciept sold as seen. I don't think it is a scam, as he is located in this country.

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    If he pays the funds clear and then he collects it is a case of buyer beware, as you will have, - clearly stated the car is sold as seen, and has no defects no flaws other than those noted and no recourse will be accepted after the conclusion of the deal,,,,

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    Does sound dodgy but at same time I bought my vec without viewing an went halves with the seller on fees.

    And a recovery company collected it and I paid them when car arrived.
    So could be genuine.

    Perhaps get the person to ring and have a chat. And consider PayPal as you have some sort of back up then.

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    Why cant he do a bank transfer ?

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    thats a scam fella stay well clear
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    m8 its a scam,i had this with the zafira we were selling and in the end they wanted a payment up front for the transportation of the car
    theres too much to explain.

    just ignore it m8 a totoal scam
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    Heard of a similar scam. The cheque appears to clear in to the payees account. However it is a front and the money isn't actually there. I don't know how they do it, or how the money appears to clear fooling the bank.By the time the scam has been sussed it is too late; they are long gone.Be very wary.

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    Also dont forget that a cheque can be recalled by issuer for up to 6 months after it was issued, even if it is cleared.

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    mate did this last year got an eamil then a phone call mate went with it the guy sent a cheaq the company turned up to collect the cheq had cleared but with in the hor of the car being gone the guy recovered the money from the cheq from the bank which in some law some where it can be done and ended up with 3k loss and no car

    stay well clear

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    Find out from your bank what they would charge for a cheque endorsement clearance
    This means BEFORE you pay in the cheque they will phone up the payees bank and ensure there are funds
    If there are, then that bank will freeze / hold those funds in security for 10 working days

    It usually costs about £25, but well worth it for high value transactions

    Equally, advise the buyer they must pay this cost, so find out how much it costs in advance
    Alternatively, advise the buyer to arrange a bankers draft, the cost to them will be about the same
    You can then take this straight to the bank; no questions asked!

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