Motorhome Write-Off .... Sold for £17,000 ! by Alpine Motorhomes Ltd

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    A FRAUDULENT used motorhome dealer based in Bromsgrove sold a vehicle for £17,000 despite it being an insurance write-off - and then forged a HPI check to hide evidence of the accident.

    Richard Cooper, 47, of The Badgers, Barnt Green, has been slapped with a suspended prison sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay costs totalling £16,657.

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    The punishment hardly seems to fit the crime.... £10000 compensation leaves the buyer £7000 short of the purchase price. No consolation, but must be said that the buyer should have obtained HPI check etc., before completing the purchase. As the saying goes "buyer beware".

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    It shows the wisdom of using a proven reliable dealer. It has me wondering whether the purchasers of our Autoquest knew it was a write-off when they bought it. I appreciate that some damaged vehicles are repairable but I wouldn't have liked to keep it after the damage that it suffered.
     
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    In 1998 we left our house and began full-timing with a campervan and caravan!

    Within two days we had the caravan flooded on a CL in Torver, Lake District. The caravan was written off and we purchased a replacement. The original caravan was acquired by a dealer who told us it would be a winter project to put but back on the market!

    A slight damp problem for the new owners maybe?
     
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