Should I bid on this

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  1. Hudders1

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    Hi, I would say go and look at it, buy yourself a damp meter, give it the once over and have a test drive.:BigGrin: :Wink: ...........................Then decide. :BigGrin:

    We have just got a caravan, you would believe the amount of miles and the caravans we looked at to get the right one. :Doh:

    But very happy with our purchase, and worth the time and trouble in the end. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Id second what Bob said go and have a look first and take your time in it make up the beds check the cooker, fridge and water heater are working.

    As for layout this is the same as our last van and it worked well for us, there is only 3 of us but we always take our daughters friend with us on our summer hols and layout was fine for 2 adults and 2 teens.
     
  4. Terry

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    Of course bid on it :Smile: who knows where it will end up.
    Normally I am of the you bid you buy but on vehicles advertised on ebay these days some sellers are shall we say economic with the truth :Smile: if it's not as described walk
    Terry
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Registered 1999 done 30,000 miles. Its 14 years old................. ?

    Also very suspicious of seller, loads of feedback all basically low value items and no feedback since June..........................?

    Listing appears genuine but the scammers are getting cleverer

    Peter
     
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  6. Terry

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    Hate to throw a spanner in the works Mark but after all the fuss with the Iveco and seat belts it does not look like it's got any in the rear (none needed)
    Terry
     
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    if you can view it go have a look it looks like a good van but the only way you will know and put your mind at rest is to look at it touch it get a filing for drive it then when the biding ends there wont be any doubt in your mind
    :thumb:
     
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    91 or 99

    Registered 1991 done 30,000 miles. Its 22 years old................:Doh:.
    Is it not 1999 reg ......?
     
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    Well spotted, now ammended to Registered 1999 done 30,000 miles. Its 14 years old................. ?

    Still think its dubious, no mention of MOT status either

    Peter
     
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    More to the point.. this does smell a bit of scam ...............
     
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    I agree

    :thumb: Still think its dubious, no mention of MOT status either......
    I agree there.s no way I would bid unless I had seen it and met the owner and checked docs.........:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi I have emailed about mot etc and about rear belts. It's got forward facing seats in the back so I can fit some
     
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    the sealer has a very high feed back score in my experience on eBay it takes a lot of time to build up a feedback score like that if it had been a new sealer i would not touch it but don't part with money till you have it but talk to the guy phone him
    is it near to ware you live go have a look before you buy go with your gut instinct
    put the reg through a check sum times people keep there old reg it may have meant something to them BUT DON'T PART WITH MONEY TILL YOU HAVE MET THEM NOT EVEN A DEPOSIT :thumb:
     
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    I still think its 'funny' the URL is not normal when compared to a genuine listing

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131027885400?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_
    from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D131027885400%26_rdc%3D1

    Genuine listing URL

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swift-Voy...09&_trkparms=aid=555012&algo=PW.MBE&ao=1&asc%
    3D18220%26meid%3D2204309145360173681
    %26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D8339%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D15%26sd%
    3D131027885400%26

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fiat-duca...09&_trkparms=aid=555012&algo=PW.MBE&ao=1&asc%
    3D18220%26meid%
    3D2205445606157040891%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D8339%26rk%
    3D5%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D131027885400%26

    Peter
     
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    Mileage isn't always a reliable indicator. My 1995 van has only done 35,000 miles.
     
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    Well you can't play the uke and drive at the same time can you :Rofl1:
     
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    Our MH is 1991 ... J reg.

    The interior layout is the same as ours - and we have 2 seatbelts on the forward facing seat, factory fitted - when not in use they tuck down behind the seat-cushion.

    Strange grammar in the advert... ?

    But rhd...

    Don't be influenced by the feedback - I've come across pirated/made-up feedback many times in scam-ads.

    The only good con-merchant is a convincing one...

    BUT this one is auction, NOT Classified ad...
     
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    I know it's finished now and yes feedback is dodgy but normal scams are on classifieds not auction - it would be interesting to find out if high bidder gets it or asked to pay and they will deliver :Rofl1::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    i think it was worth a bid and if u did win it then go see it if all ok pay if not walk away
    i aint sure what soneone would expect to pay for it but i think the price was ok i wouldnt have paid anymore but maybe im wrong
     
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    Is it just me?

    The entry under 'Postage' says "Will ship to United Kingdom" then gives the location as Manchester..... something amiss?

    Simon
     
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