How to tell if an eBay enquiry is genuine

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  1. Gorse Hill

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    Just put my van up for sale, and had what looks like a genuine enquiry from eBay but not 100% about it
    Any tips or ways to establish if genuine before I waste any time having never used to either buy/sell
    Thks in advance
     
  2. chippy63

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    Sold quite a few vans via ebay over the years, normally buyers ask lots of questions, want lots of pictures
    then they view. If somebody does all of the above its probably safe to assume they are genuine.

    Thats my opinion anyway.

    Good luck with the sale!

    Karl
     
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    Click on their name and check any feedback they've been given as a buyer? It's a starting point.
     
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  4. Autowbars

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    I don't trust any buyer until they are there with £s very near want I want for anything
     
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    Good luck mate, hope you get what you want for it, but most of all dont forget to remove that spare wheel cage before selling it :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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  6. tonka

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    My previous van got sold to a guy in Spain.. Was very suspicious at first but all turned out genuine and a happy buyer and seller at the end.. If they dont want to come and look at it you know they wont be genuine..
     
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    I have bought and sold vans unseen, no probs
     
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    EDIT..... Except any bloke from Uttoxeter !!!!!!
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    Bought this one from Weston super mare,unseen did about 10 000 miles in it France Italy Spain uk put it back on three years later got same money I bought it for to some guy in Manchester , and according to the mot checker thing it's still going strong.
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    And I might add, we loved it(y):)
     
  11. Borderland

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    I wouldn't trust feedback as in the past scammers have bought accounts with good feedback. If the buyer offers to buy without viewing and offers to pay by paypal and arrange collection then this will be a scam.
    Only accept payment by credit transfer to own bank, don't accept payments such as paypal or western union
     
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    Only use cash
     
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  13. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    And take them to your bank before handing over keys, they can check if the notes are genuine.

    Be careful that you dont get mugged by someone in the know!

    Peter
     
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    Sold mine on ebay and the buyer said they really liked it and wanted it, so i asked for £5,000 deposit and said i would remove the add from all sites if deposit was payed. Deposit was payed that night into my bank.

    Rob
     
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  15. Gorse Hill

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    Thks for all the info, very useful to be aware of the sly tricks used by some, especially where eBay concerned having never used them and how there system can be exploited by rats
     
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    To some extent you have to trust your own judgement, if the prospective buyer is simply asking questions then answer them truthfully and concisely, if they are offering to buy unseen then treat them with caution but not contempt but this does happen so trust your judgement, don't release the van until you are happy that you have been paid (either cash paid into your bank or a bank transfer made at their bank are safe, I don't think anything else is guaranteed).

    Don't be afraid to stand your ground, you want to sell, obviously, but it is your van until sold.
     
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    PayPal seems to be the biggest scam going with the amounts they charge for using them to sell
     
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    Paypal do NOT offer any protection whatsoever for motor vehicles of any sort - anyone insisting on paying via Paypal is IMV a scammer as they know the transaction is not 'live' as the Paypal payment is a 'promise to pay' so can be cancelled at any time or if money isn't in the buyer's bank when Paypal get round to 'claiming' it, they'll reverse the transaction by which time they'll be off with your vehicle!
     
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    I didn't realise that so thanks for the information, I always thought it was a safe way of collecting funds, I only used them once for selling a car, I was obviously lucky, that was until I got their charges for using them :confused:
     
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    Tidy that is. Private plate as well.:D Was it the Peugeot engine in it ?
     
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