Dealer to avoid?

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  1. Wildman

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    looking through the ebay ads I came across this one

    FIAT DUCATO 2.8 JTD KON-TIKI 665 SE VOGUE 6 BERTH 2006 on eBay (end time 04-Nov-09 17:02:00 GMT)

    not sure if the price is on the high side, but I was impressed with the layout and as it was in Ilfracombe (well so it said) I thought we might go take a quick look.
    I phoned the number and arranged to view it.
    It is claimed to be the private property of the motortrader
    Hansons 4 x 4 Garage, Combe Martin, North Devon (about 7 miles away so why say Ilfracombe)
    No real reason to doubt that but he did mention he had other motorhomes for sale.
    Out of interest I asked if it had needed the gearbox replacing or suffered any juddering problems. He replied you would obviously find fault with a brand new van and hung up.
    I emailed them and was told to take my money elsewhere.
    Now what is that all about, alarm bells start ringing!!! So if you are tempted do take care.
     
  2. sinbad1

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    probably a judderer of all judderists:Rofl1:

    you sussed him:BigGrin:
     
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    How very rude of him! :Eek!:
     
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    Hi,

    You got that sort of money to spend?:thumb:

    Joking aside its a fair price and he no doubt put Ilfracombe as its better known than Combe Martin to the grokels.

    Peter
     
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    could well be but why such a strange reaction and why stress it is private sale and not a trade sale if not to distance himself from the obligations of a business rather than a private sale.
     
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    Fair enough just a very rude person then who has something (maybe )to hide.
     
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    Its on the old Fiat base so should / will not suffer from judder.
    From the pictures it looks in good condition.
     
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    he's proberbly not used to all the tyre kickers, dreamers, and time wasters you get when selling anything these days, guess its just a way of life:Rofl1:

    That said, if you really want to sell, then you do need to be pleasant
     
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    I think you probably know my views on E-Bay and I would say he's almost certainly got something to hide. I'm not even going to click on the link, probably collecting URLs for a SPAM campaign any way I don't like theidea that by clicking on it I'm showing 'interest' which he could use in some way, let's hope he catches something fatal:Rofl1:
     
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    Roger....dont judder the man on first impressions.:Rofl1:
     
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    Roger

    Search / Google his phone number....07850112233.

    ShiftZZ
     
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    You know what it is Roger - he wanted you to advertise it on here for him:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    well its adverised in several sites now, can't stand people being rude, maybe I am suffering from juddronoia does not excuse his hehaviour and hanging up on me.
    how to make friends and influence people.
     
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    I'd say his comments are pretty much open and fair. Do as the man says and take your money elsewhere. He hasn't exactly ripped you off!

    I think most of us on here have at some time felt like telling so called 'buyers' where to go!

    As for placing the advert as Ilfracombe....big deal! I put Nr Crewe, Cheshire on my eBay profile but I live a good eight miles from Crewe!
     
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    Well done Wildman for bringing this problem into the forum sphere.
    This is what its all about on the forum, someone sounding the 'Gipsy's Warning'.
    Well done. Ron W
     
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    Well he is less than 5 miles from 'combe.. But no matter what, he is a retailer
    Obviously a VERY VERY wealthy one as he feels he can be rude to potential customers !
    Given his normal trade seems to be based in the oft dubious trade of quads and 4 x 4's I would have thought he would be pleased to have a possible customer on an expensive bit of kit !

    Returning briefly to the location, there is a chap who specialises in German van imports.. Calls himself LHD motorhomes or similar on eBay .. He puts his location as Thetford but in reality he is about 17 or 18 miles away from here..
    But he is a great guy, honest as the day is long and although only working from what is basically the yard of his farm, offers a first class customer service ..
    I only mention this to demonstrate that not all location variations ( so to speak ) are for any other reason than a big town is easier for folk to recognise than a small place..
    I know ( and have very fond memories ) of Ilfracombe.. but would not have a clue where Combe Martin is without digging out the maps ! :Smile:
     
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    Forty years ago I used to tow a Fletcher speedboat down there for dirty weekends and chat up all the crumpet on the beaches!:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    Not much has changed then Peter:Wink:

    You just do it a Poole now:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    not sure if the price is on the high side, sounds more than reasonable price wise

    No real reason to doubt that but he did mention he had other motorhomes for sale.
    Out of interest I asked if it had needed the gearbox replacing or suffered any juddering problems. No not on that chasis


    He replied you would obviously find fault with a brand new van and hung up.
    I emailed them and was told to take my money elsewhere.

    Now that is what I call customer service, It does not matter what people think about condition of van, where it was advertised or whatever, If any one done that to me, I would be back round there, saying I want to buy it, getting all the finance sorted and then when he says sign here,,,, My answer would be do you remember the guy you hung up on??? bye bye:thumb:
     
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