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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    We just drove all way to Nottingham to look at a van, liked it, offered the asking price & the owner won't make a decision until others have seen it!!!! WTF!:Sad:
     
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    Am afraid you will have to be prepared to be gazumped.
     
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    Walk away.
    If he comes back saying you can have it, he has neither equalled nor beaten the asking price.
    Tell him you found another.
    Play him at his own game.
    Only one loser then.........him.
     
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  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    When they get back to you accepting your offer tell them to stick it and tell them why.
     
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    Oh I would be extremely pd off by that and would have emphazised you were meeting the asking price, not a bidding price so the deal should have been carried out.
     
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    in that case, I wouldn't buy it off him if he begged me!! he may regret not letting you have it for the asking price and get left with it unsold:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi.
    Nottingham ?:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Tea Bag (Derbyshire :thumb::thumb:)
     
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    If I were travelling some distance to view a vehicle I would ask the seller to call me if he sells it to someone else before I get there...

    Maybe he promised people to hang on to it until they got a chance to view it and was just keeping his word.

    If he calls back and tries to up the price you know what to do...

    Was it being sold from his house?

    If so "dog poo" and "letter box" spring to mind!

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    You'll find something at Peterborough!

    Don't drink too much though!!!!:BigGrin:
     
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    when he gets back to you offer him £500 LESS :Rofl1:
     
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    This happened to us and the fella practical begged us to buy it when he realized there wasn't any better offers on the horizon.

    We declined on principal
     
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    When he calls to offer you the van tell him you can't make a decision until you have seen all the other vans. Then call him next day and offer him a lower price!
     
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    Don't sell yourself short... 10% off at least.
    If seller has come back to you, then his options have been curtailed.
    Rub his nose into the ground... actually forget 10%, get 20%

    Absolutely hate this - asking price met, sale should be yours.
    If seller wants to play silly buggers, then let it cost him :Angry:.

    A seller can never be certain there is another buyer, but a buyer can be certain there will be another seller.
     
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    How strange same thing happened to us and it was Nottingham area :Rofl1: and its a hell of a long way for us. Guy did ring us back and try to convince us someone had bid more than the asking price :Eeek: needless to say we didn't buy it.
     
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    Just wanted to clarify I wasn't liking that you were being mucked about but the idiocy of the guy. Hope he ends up with less money :BigGrin:
     
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    Funny f--ke-s in Nottm. Thats why we left ad moved to Sub Tropical DERBYSHIRE. BUSBY:Laughing:
     
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    There's summat wrong here, seriously wrong, you offered the asking price as well.

    None of the others are going to offer him more than the asking price, he is not going to sell it twice is he?

    A new one on me.

    Paul.
     
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  18. Armytwowheels

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    We did call him JJ. Spoke to him at length yesterday and agreed a time for the following day. Then 5 minutes before we left home to go and see it I rang again to let him know we were on our way. He seems a really nice old chap and yes it was at his home.

    We just stood there scratching our heads as it was the last thing we expected. Colin had been over the van with a fine tooth comb, underneath, under the bonnet, I'd sniff tested all the cupboards, under the fixed bed mattress etc.

    We were just about to go in search of a cash point to get out a deposit, when he said he didn't want a deposit. The alarm bells started to ring in my head, when pushed he said there was someone else due to see it and the phone had been busy so he want to let the other people come. He should have told us that before we left home.

    Oh well, I am sure we will find one at Peterborough.
     
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    If he phones you back knock him £500!
    Jim
     
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    I would be tempted not to buy it now in any event.

    I am good at biting my nose off to spite my face, but I do have principles on this sort of thing.

    What a prat:Doh:
     
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