Bought my van on Ebay `- broke every rule

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  1. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    After my last trip in the Eriba I decided I wanted something bigger.

    I started looking at the smaller A class Hymers on Ebay etc - missed a 'bargain' - everything on it but needed chassis welding (£14k on a W plate) - sold within hours - before I could get to view. Another I didn't get to view, communication problem.

    That Sunday I started to check 'Newly Listed' on Ebay and straight away saw an amazing Mobilvetta Euroyacht - problem - It was 200 miles away and I knew it would be sold by Monday.

    The description read as 'honest' and genuine.

    There was a 'Buy it Now' button........... after a couple of hours and seeing the number of 'Watchers' I hit the button, I phoned the seller straight away and paid £500 deposit by BACS

    I checked HPI and asked the seller to send a photo of the V5

    Over the next 2 days I sent a further £10k

    Eventually on the Friday I went to see the van and meet the owner - great bloke and great van. I paid him the balance, took the new owners bit of the V5 and one set of keys.

    We had built up a sense of trust by phone and text over the week and I was happy to leave him with a set of keys so that he could clear his stuff out of the van. I left without even starting the engine.

    A week later we collected the van and drove the 200 miles home - smiling all the way

    PS. The owner told me that after I hit the 'Buy it Now' button his phone went mad - 2 offers of deposits and 3 viewings booked for the next day - one at 9.30
     
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  2. Wildbill

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    Sound just like my way of buying a van bought several that way without any problems
    bill
     
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  3. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Congratulations on your purchase, I hope your new van serves you well.
    Safe journeys.
    Brisey.
     
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    That's how I have always done it, although I would have jibbed at sending 10 grand before seeing it.
     
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    Just did a search on google to see what you have bought and it looks to be a spanking bit of kit.

    I bet the bum hole was pulsating a bit as you hit the "Buy it Now' button"

    eBay can be a both a nightmare and a godsend.

    Hope it's all you wanted and more, enjoy. (y)
     
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  6. Anthea M

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    Congratulations , sometimes you have to take risks in life!!!
    Enjoy your new van!
     
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  7. haganap

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    excellent BB ... Really nice van's too... I am sure you will be pleased with it. Some of the best decision's I have made have been when I have been experiencing highs from the black dog fight... Like you did here, sometimes you just get a feel for something and luckily it's paid off.
    pictures please
     
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    getPart.jpg MB1.jpg MB2.jpg MB5.jpg MB7.jpg
     
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  10. Cal54

    Cal54 Funster Life Member

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    That a beautiful looking van Vic, enjoy.
     
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    Just listen to you all - full of congratulations. What if it had gone belly up - would you be saying that would never happen to me etc. etc.:whistle:

    Anyway I am very pleased it has worked for you and wish you many happy times @Barclaybasher(y)
     
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    I'm glad it's worked out for you well and it's a great looking van.

    I couldn't have parted with 10k though before getting the van.

    Good on you though!
     
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    Fortune favours the brave, eh.

    What a steal. You won't be poking your head out of that talking to the plebs in an old FIAT. "By invitation only".
     
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    Nice van
     
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  16. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    I'd still talk to you Brian..............

    ....someone has to;)
     
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    Sky Blue upholstery...

    You can't go wrong.

    Congratulations.


    JJ :cool:
     
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  18. tonyidle

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    Lovely van :). I've bought numerous vehicles just as you describe and, as you say, establishing some sort of phone & email relationship with the seller is essential.
     
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    Nice looking van with a registration from my area. Keep the Eriba, it looks like it will fit in that garage ! :)
     
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    Congratulation.....and wishing you so much joy!
     
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