Ebay to good to be true

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  1. geoffles

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    Hi im still in the stage of looking for a MH but noticed on ebay some incredible bargains to be had. Also that they seem to be listed by the same seller stating its not his but selling for a friend, each one listed has same type of layout in the description but with a differing contact email address.

    Whats your opinion, would i be better buying from a dealer
     
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  2. Terry

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    Have you got a link --sounds Like a SCAM from what you say ;)
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    Before you buy try asking on here (y)post a link (y)People will not jump on your purchase but will give good knowledgeable advise
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    Hi
    There are honest sellers on ebay but an awful lot of scammers too.

    A good rule of thumb is - if it's too good to be true, it is!

    If you post a link on here to a van you like the look of there's plenty here that can spot a scam at a hundred paces!
     
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    Follow your gut feeling - you can already smell the rat, steer well clear !
     
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    As above - that is where we can really help by looking at and alerting to any dodgy ones, or something that might merit a closer look.
     
  7. geoffles

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    Good advice, i think il steer clear, whats your opinion about dealers. I know they need to make profit but some vans have been nearly £4k more expensive than private sellers
     
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    I think we've noticed the same "seller" I looked at "other things I'm selling " and a whole list of Motorhomes, but claims to be selling just the one for a friend.
    I sent a message asking to view one of the vans, never got a reply.

    Don't touch anyone who says
    They'll Deliver a van
    Ebay will hold the money until you're satisfied ( they don't hold money)
    They can't show you the van because they're away/ it's in the Scottish Isles/ in Spain.

    So many scams about.
    Whether private or dealer, see the van and all it's paperwork. I'd do an HPI check too.

    It's frustrating I know. I've sold my motorhome, cannot find the right vehicle, at the right price in the right place but it takes time. Worth taking the time to get it right.
    If you pay upfront you're NOT protected and won't see your money again.
     
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    bought our first MH on ebay three years ago an 05 with reasonable milage for £14000, we are only parting with it because of the layout, sorry to part with it as it has taken us all round europe three times totally trouble free and thats alot to be thankful for. We want a static bed and are in the process of down sizing, to a bungalow, rabbit hutch!!!!! so have bought a new MH and got £18,000 in part exchange, but yes we did see lots of dodgy ads, just be careful is the thing I guess.
     
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    Have a look on "Preloved.com" theyseem genuine sellers
     
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    Motorhome dealers are no differant to car dealers, they have to make a profit to exist, if you dont need "hand holding/ warranty /part exchange /easy finnace" go the private route, if not the dealers are out there and like car dealers theres very ones and very iffy ones. I personly buy and sell privately
     
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    Dodgy sellers pop up all over the place, wherever you look always approach with caution and if you smell a rat trust your nose !
     
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    there are small dealers about,that don't have the overhead's of the large ones and sell somewhere in-between dealer and private prices and although you don't get fancy guarantee at least you know where to take it back to and probably have as much chance of getting anything put right as at the big ones
     
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    I have seen a previous post on here a few weeks ago where a MH was being sold 'by a friend' at a low price
     
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  17. geoffles

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    Woohoo possible van in sight, going to see it on friday. Is there a text type reg check for MH to see if its stolen or got any hp against it
     
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    HPI check really the only thing, but someone still got caught out on a van that was a category D write off but only declared as such just after it was sold. Caveat Emptor - ask loads of questions
     
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    I reported it to Ebay, they moved fast!
     
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    Why not give us details so we can give in the 'web once over' for you and see if there's anything which needs investigation ...
     
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