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Bill Chugg26/01/2020 11:51:18
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Masked thugs beat-up and rob couple of £9,000 cash in terrifying gun-point raid after they travelled 190 miles to buy Mercedes they saw on Ebay

See the Daily Mail website

Bill

Brian Wood26/01/2020 12:43:58
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This story makes me think the whole thing was possibly a set up right from the start.

For example, how did they know who to target and that they would be carrying a bundle of cash with them?

Maybe I am just naturally suspicious, but an insurance fraud also come to mind.

Regards

Brian

DMB26/01/2020 12:58:49
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Dont buy jam jars off fleabay - go to proper 2nd hand car outfit, pay more but safer for variety of reasons, incl. using card payment and get money back if deal goes belly up.

not done it yet26/01/2020 12:59:20
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This should be in the scam thread running at present!

Sandgrounder26/01/2020 13:11:53
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Posted by Brian Wood on 26/01/2020 12:43:58:

For example, how did they know who to target and that they would be carrying a bundle of cash with them?

I would think this is done quite often, I've bought items on eBay, Preloved, Shpock etc and driven to a addresses with cash, nowhere near the £9000 amount they got robbed of, more like £200 at the most, and I've sold items similarly.

John

Bandersnatch26/01/2020 18:37:28
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Posted by Brian Wood on 26/01/2020 12:43:58:

This story makes me think the whole thing was possibly a set up right from the start.

Well, that was what the story said.

Tony Pratt 126/01/2020 19:28:22
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Call me old fashioned but who rocks up to an unfamiliar destination with £9000 in cash to buy a car?

Tony

jimmy b26/01/2020 19:44:03
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Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 26/01/2020 19:28:22:

Call me old fashioned but who rocks up to an unfamiliar destination with £9000 in cash to buy a car?

Tony

Same sort of person that buys a car for half its value...

Tony Pratt 126/01/2020 20:01:54
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Posted by jimmy b on 26/01/2020 19:44:03:
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 26/01/2020 19:28:22:

Call me old fashioned but who rocks up to an unfamiliar destination with £9000 in cash to buy a car?

Tony

Same sort of person that buys a car for half its value...

Nobody sells a car for half it's value, the prices are all over the net for people to see, you might be able to haggle a little bit but the 'bargains' are long gone.

Steviegtr26/01/2020 22:07:35
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This is boring but please read for your future purchasing. I used to for a hobby.(Electrician by trade) buy write off Car's, Motorcycles & even Campervans. Repair & re-sell. Still do a little. When sold I would deliver to any UK destination. I have had times when I have travelled home with quite large amounts of cash on me. I did a deal with someone in South wales. I'm Leeds. We spent an age counting £--,000 in his room. It was for a Porsche 911 I sold him. My brother in law followed me there so we had transport home. Also to bring back the Suzuki in took in PX. My eyes were everywhere when we stopped at services. My point here is that these were genuine sales so no-one knew I had a large amount of money with me. These scam people are definitely planning these scams. On a different note. The Bank are now very suspicious of anyone drawing or depositing large amounts of cash. When I put most of that money in the bank I literally had a court of enquiry as to where the money had come from. Now strictly I only make or take bank transfers. It is so easy to do. Another tip for any of you wishing to buy or sell using this method is to ,lets say you are buying an item costing £15,000. Send the person a deposit, it can be anything say £100. Then when you go to pick the item up. Pay by your same Bank transfer that you set up for the deposit. The chances are the payment should go through ok. If it is someone you have not paid before, it can take ages for the payment to go through. I sold a Nice MX5 to a person last year who travelled up from Bristol on the train. I picked him up at the station. He seemed very genuine. He loved the car I had repaired as every one does. Never even argued the price. He was a school teacher & showed me lots of I.D . We did the deal & he took his lap top from his bag & sent me the money. 2 hrs later & still no transfer. Which is another problem. Same bank is much quicker. But if your bank is different to there's it takes quite a few hours to complete. I believe this is the bank gaining interest on money held. So after 2 hours still no money in my account. I trusted the man & watched him drive off in a shinny Sport tech. Me with no money. After another 2 hrs the money cleared. Also on many occasions I have warned the bank that I am going to make a large purchase & to put a marker on my account so I will not have a problem, it never works. Barclay's. I bought my partner a Range rover Evoque from a main dealer in Wakefield. The vehicle was nearly new so a very large sum of money. I went to pick up & paid with my card. Bank pre notified of the purchase all good. Nope reject. I felt such a dick when the sales man looked at me dressed all scruffy like usual. Oh another one here jack sort of look. That took ages to sort out. So another thing to look out for. Especially if it is the weekend when the banks are shut & the only person you can talk to is in a foreign land & you cannot understand a word they are saying. Sorry for going on but this is modern day, we will take your money but if you want some back, no chance.   Forgot to say & i'm sure most of wouldn't but never do a bank transfer for a large amount of money before you are there in person. Lot's of scams there. 

Edited By Steviegtr on 26/01/2020 22:10:41

Bandersnatch26/01/2020 22:41:55
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Posted by Steviegtr on 26/01/2020 22:07:35:

This is boring but please read for your future purchasing.

 

I'll pass ... limited attention span at my age. (It's not so much the boring, it's the lack of white-space - my eyes aren't up to it).

Edited By Bandersnatch on 26/01/2020 22:43:26

Steviegtr27/01/2020 00:57:05
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well you should read it may be you one day.

Bandersnatch27/01/2020 01:06:21
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Mea culpa. I'm at fault for being old. Certainly not you for posting a piece without any kind of formatting to assist the reader.

Abject apologies.

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Gary Wooding27/01/2020 07:58:06
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I gave up reading it too - for the same reason.

not done it yet27/01/2020 08:12:21
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I read the first sentence (possibly the only full stop in it?). I suppose at least he told us it would have been boring, so easily avoided at the first line.

Tricky27/01/2020 08:54:26
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Posted by not done it yet on 27/01/2020 08:12:21:

I read the first sentence (possibly the only full stop in it?). I suppose at least he told us it would have been boring, so easily avoided at the first line.

I lost count of the number of full stops as, in fact, the sentences are very short which is much better than some of the rambles that go on here. I thought limited attention span was a fault of today's youth smiley

Howi27/01/2020 08:57:49
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anyone daft enough to buy a car on ebay deserves to get ripped off.

Martin Kyte27/01/2020 09:02:57
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Some may be asking to be ripped off but surely no-one deserves it.

Martin

Tony Pratt 127/01/2020 09:27:23
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It is perfectly fine to buy 'stuff' on Ebay but if you have any sense use Paypal, it's always an option.

Tony

Steviegtr27/01/2020 10:11:44
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Posted by Howi on 27/01/2020 08:57:49:

anyone daft enough to buy a car on ebay deserves to get ripped off.

That was an interesting comment. To date I have sold over 150 Motorcycles & probably around 20 cars. A few Camper vans/ motorhomes. All on ebay. All category C or D insurance write off's which I repaired & resold. I must say all my buyers were delighted with the purchases from me.

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