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    Default Got the car up for sale at the moment - is this a con??

    I'm fairly sure I don't need to ask what people's views on this are but a contact has been texting \ mailing me all day and has come back with:-

    Hello,
    Thanks for the reply.I am pleased with your price of xxxx and i want you to get back to me with more pictures of the (interior,engine and the exterior) of this vehicle (if available) because i won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work.Am buying it for my holiday cos I'll be coming soon from our rig as am an engineer and am on a rig offshore.As for the payment..i can only pay via the fastest and secure way to pay online (PayPal) here,pls get back to me with your PayPal details and in case you don't have,you can also get back to me with your bank details so i can proceed with payment and contact the courier agent that will come to pick it up and deliver it in my place,and With the issue of my details,transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the courier services company agent so you don't have to worry about that. I await to hear from you soon.


    ​Sounds like some kind of a con to me??

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    sounds like 1 to me as well

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    possibly a scam m8.I would never sell an item with a value of over £50 and take a paypal payment and allow the item to be collected.I know of people who have sold phones etc, they have been paid by through paypal and collected the item. later the buyer put in a claim for item not arrived and the seller has no proof of the item being collected and cant provide any postage details as it has been collected. Any item over £150 needs to be sent by a carrier that uses digitally signed for.

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    TBH its not the worst ive seen. "ill give you £3 grand for your £500 pound car you, then need to send me the balance back via western union"...

    I dont know. Its difficult. If he pays via paypal he could then open a dispute at a later date. Best bet would be to say sorry its cash on collection only, no paypal deposit, no bank transfer.

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    I thought as much, I've been getting some odd ones since using gumtree....

    just sent an email back stating strictly cash on collection so see what happens, hopefully that will get rid of them

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    me personally think it sounds a bit of a suspect con when im unsure like that i normanly stick firm and say cash only no bank transfer no paypal as both of these can be used with dodgy credit cards good old cash on collection before anyone takes the car.
    if he want the car he will give the courier the cash.
    i sold a car about 5 year ago fair enough it was only about £500 as had a engine fault but the bloke did the same thing used a courier and i made him come with the cash i was happy not to sure on the buyer as i was firm no cash on collection no car simples.

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    It's a con. don't reply!!!

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    SCAM. I hope that's clear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gubmint Agent View Post
    SCAM. I hope that's clear?
    lol loud and clear, car is going nowhere until money has crossed my palms

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    sounds like the type I was getting when I tried selling the vectra ..
    got them from a swedish scientist ..a nigerian prince ....etc etc ...
    in the end I sold it to a couple of Polish window fitters for cash lol .

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