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  1. ianthebuilder

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    ok people, i have been on here for a few weeks now and thanks for putting up with a bloke who hasnt even got a mh yet,but hopefully its all about to change! This week coming i am to get my exchange and completion date on the house,and this will be within the next ten days (they want to be in by december) so fingers crossed........I will be looking for a mh immediately,in fact i am looking now but i would only be able to pay a deposit as funds wont be available till completion! I am looking for a 4 berth as this will be my main residence (in spain) over the winter. I would like a fixed bed,with a storage(small garage i think there called) for some tools etc. I passed my test late 70s so driveable weight shouldnt be a problem..I have been looking on ebay and have seen some nice ones but most i see are being sold by motorhomedepot,these as i have been told are in administration and im a bit hesitant to go thru this company,they may well be great but im just a bit apprehensive ! I think i would prefer to buy privately but im still open to that,,the main thing i have to consider is price,i only have a budget up to approx £16,000 but may be able to stretch a bit more for the right mh...I have read on the site about the usual things to watch out for,damp,etc, but a big thing for me is being able to trust the seller ! I think i would get a better deal privately this close to christmas,with the cash etc but any help and advice is needed,and if anyone knows of a mh that would be a good deal for me,i would love to hear from you .... and thanks for bearing with me when i have posted,i wont feel so much of a fraud when i have bought and have a mh of my own.........ian....
     
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  2. Judge Mental

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    Don't be silly ..better to get on here early and learn a bit about vans then come on here after buying a lemon:)
     
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    I'm not sure how buying through motorhome depot works but I believe they are a broker so acting as a go between for the seller and buyer, OK it not exactly a private sale but it might be worth asking them if the owners shows you around it or if it always their agent, I like to meet the previous owner and get a bit of personal history on the vehicle.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks judge,,martin thats exactly what i mean,previous owner etc,,
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    I would stay clear of UK built vans. Look at genuine private sales. Once you find something you like get it checked out properly. Better to waste a little money before purchasing....then end up with a you know what:)

    Good luck with house sale...so stressful:censored:
     
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    yes its been a nightmare mate,,i have never sold a house before,never again......i hope buying and selling a mh is less drama ! lol
     
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    Brokers still hold deposits and monies until the deal is complete, supposedly in an untouchable client account, but it has been known in the boating world for brokers to put client monies into their business account if they're struggling, and the client can lose that money if the business curls up its toes at the wrong time.

    I haven't heard anything about this particular broker and wouldn't want to suggest anything, but if the OP isn't sure of them he would be well advised to avoid, and if he is completely new and the van will be his home, he may also be well advised to use a reputable dealer for the after sales support [edit] or, yes, as @Judgemental says above, spend on an independent report [/edit]
     
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    I think that definitely falls into the "if it's too good to be true it probably is" category - 2007 version with 30000 miles... for five grand. And "give me your details and I'll contact you".

    screen shot as I suspect the ad won't be there forever
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    yes i think everyone is right,too good to be true ! In fact i am on ebay as we speak and to be honest theres lots of too good to be true mh for sale,,all around £5000, it pisses me off to be honest,,i mean im looking to get the best deal i can but these ads surely are looking for mugs??? who can you trust??
     
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    you have to trust your own skepticism....its a weird one that Adria as he seems to be a trader selling all sorts of vehicles (looking at his other items). unless its a real elaborate scam which it well could be. get you to think you have discovered a gem at give way price among the trash....for instance all the photos seem to be in different locations.

    email him and see what he says....:)
     
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    If you look at the 'other items' they are selling, it looks like they are a dealer of motor vehicles but if you open each individual item they are all in different locations in the UK. Perhaps they are an agent like Motorhome depot? or perhaps not!!
     
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    If you look at his feedback he has only sold 1 item all oter feedback is for purchases, so if a dealer or agent they have not sold any vehicle on ebay as far as I can see
     
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    I have emailed,,asking for details etc,and where it can be seen,,so we will just have to wait ! Garjanco,,that is a smashing offer and a cool thing to do for someone,i appreciate it ,,,watch this space,,,ian
     
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    No problem Ian motorhomers are a special breed and we all help each other whenever we can::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
    Gary and Janet
     
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    i have actually realised that since i have been on the site, and to be honest the help is much appreciated,in fact the offer is much appreciated,,i have had a lot going on for the last year( not all good) and i have done much alone..you wouldnt believe what an offer like that feels like at the moment! Thanks gary,janet. ( Ps i never expect anything for nothing and any help from anybody will be repaid in one way or another...)
     
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    well spotted so an elaborate scam I suspect...See how easy it is to draw people in though folks:censored:
     
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