Checking a van before buying help

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  1. Diane1969

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    Hi, we have found a van that is a very very good price, too good to be true really. I have done a vehical registration check and it's not stolen and all checks out with no outstanding finance , is this all I need to do or are there other checks I need to do?
     
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    Go and see the van , make sure they have the registration doc in their name and all the numbers are correct,ie vin no, engine no. If it checks out it SHOULD be ok. Good luck with it.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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  3. Vlad The Impaler

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    Be cautious it may have a fault or hidden problems .
    I trust it's not an ebay scam and you've been to see it ,if not don't bother.
    Get it checked out by someone in the know,on the positive side there are bargains to be had ,the owner may just need a quick sale.
    Then again most owners know the value of their vehicle,and if a quick sale was needed would pitch it just under market value.
    Be thorough and careful ,good luck.



    Vlad
     
  4. Diane1969

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    To be honest I think it's a scam as the price really is too good to be true , not on eBay but on gumtree but the advert has disappeared now!
     
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    :doh: SCAM !


    Don't bid or pay a deposit on a van you can't physically see,walk about in or talk to the owner .



    Vlad
     
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    Stay well away is my advice (n)
     
  7. calion

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    Safer to buy from a dealer, might cost a bit more, but you'll have some comeback if anything goes wrong........
     
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    Number plate match means nothing! Could be a ringer.....
     
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  9. Diane1969

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    Well what do you make of this ?????

    The campervan is already at the delivery company. The transport is free because i supposed to send the campervan to another buyer, then he told me that he doesn't have money to pay for it. He already paid the transport charges.
    I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. I'm very busy with my job ( I'm a surgeon ) so I can't meet in person with you so this is the reason why I chose to sell my campervan over the Internet. According with the eBay you have 3 days from the time you receive the campervan to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    Here is how it will work:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you:
    -Full name and delivery address.
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both more informations about how we can complete this transaction. They will contact you regarding the delivery process and the arrival time.
    4. Once payment is made (bank transfer) eBay will start the delivery process and it will take up to 48 hours for you to receive the campervan. After you receive the campervan you will have 3 days to test, verify and do whatever you need to it. If you will buy, then I will receive the payment through eBay.
    5. If you decide not to buy the campervan, then eBay will send it back to me (and you won't be charged for this). If you wish to make the transaction, please send me your complete name and address so that we can proceed. I look forward to hear from you.
     
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    SCAM
     
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  11. Diane1969

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    Exactly what thought so we will be going to the motorhome show tomorrow as planned
     
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  12. Diane1969

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    We have been trying to work out how this scam works!
     
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    As far as I am concerned Ebay do not work like that, they do not get involved, you have no protection from Ebay with vehicles, it is a scam IMHO. (y)
     
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  14. calion

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    ebay don't operate like that......and bank transfer no oooooh don't do it
     
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    How it works is you and a dozen others transfer some money into an account which is then emptied and closed without the mh ever being in the possession of the scammer'
     
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  16. bartiny

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    You send a bank transfer, no motorhome turns up, you cannot get your money back :mad:.
     
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    You send them your money (no.4) and there is no van... simplez...
     
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  18. Diane1969

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    We won't but I almost got suckered in with the story about husband cheating on her and divorce and the van was his baby so she just wanted to get rid asap !
     
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    Makes sense, I wouldn't have done anything without calling ebay to check that it was legit! But if I'm honest it was always too good to be true and my first contact was " how much is the van as I think the wrong price is on it " !
     
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    As the above have said stay well clear
     
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