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Selling Landrover on Ebay

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Have had a offer for my Landrover but would like some advice about how to proceed. First contact- Sir Hi, just a couple of questions please. Is she capable of a long journey 2000 miles. as I w… Read More
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Have had a offer for my Landrover but would like some advice about how to proceed.
First contact-

Sir Hi, just a couple of questions please.

Is she capable of a long journey 2000 miles.
as I will be off to Plymouth then to Kosovo.?

Any chance of some photos of the rear compartment,?

Does it have a spare wheel. ?

What condition are the tyres in?

When was she last serviced?

And finally would you take bank transfer.

Thanks for your time sir

Regards

Then some general questions about car .

Last reply-What did she do in her previous life mate, that's some configuration in the back isn't it.
How is the floor in the back is it going to need replacing soon as it looks a bit dodgy or is it the photos.?
I would like to buy her, I'm not in the UK yet, I'm in Kosovo, I am going to fly to Luton and get the bus up to you to collect her, it will be towards the end of February if that's ok with you.
Cheers
How can I be sure Paypal would be safe?
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3m, 3w agoPosted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
You just need to answer the questions he is asking. You know your car better than we do.

My answer to the paypal being safe question, is he's actually offered bank transfer, both of which I would decline and only accept payment on collection in cash.

Edited By: kietay12 on Jan 30, 2017 20:55
#2
kietay12
You just need to answer the questions he is asking. You know your car better than we do.
My answer to the paypal being safe question, is he's actually offered bank transfer, both of which I would decline and only accept payment on collection in cash.
I have answered the car questions and asked if he could use paypal instead of BT.
If he pays now but does not collect for 3 weeks would the money be safe?
#3
Only accept cash
#4
Paypal won't be safe, They'll send someone else to collect it and either claim it back via Ebay/paypal or do a charge back. Bank transfer should be safe but it might be some money laundering scam.

Sounds dodgy but if they're willing to pay via BT they might be legit.

He may claim he can't do a transfer and offer another form of payment.

100% do not accept paypal.

Edited By: shauneco on Jan 30, 2017 21:01
#5
be careful as you could get an email from paypal informing you that the payment has been made, but quite often its a spam email, log onto your account and check the money is in before releasing the car
#6
At face value: four weeks seems a long time to hold a vehicle for a distant buyer who may, even with the best of intent, experience issues further delaying collection and more importantly: credible payment of the agreed amount. May be beneficial to add a caveat of first buyer to arrive with £xxx can take it.
#7
Anyone who begins the sentence Sir Hi sounds like a Nigerian scammer to me. Ignore them. Wait for a normal contact and request to view the car. Then if they agree to buy deal in cash only, meet at your bank if it is a very large sum, pay it into your account with receipt and only then hand over the paperwork and keys. If they want to do a bank transfer you need to get your bank to confirm it has gone through safely first. You can generally judge whether the buyer is genuine when you meet face to face and thats the only way to proceed.
#8
Waiting for the end of Feb is a worry .Maybe asking for a deposit to see if the buyer is genuine?
The asking price is£5750 which is needed to get a family car.
#9
ding
be careful as you could get an email from paypal informing you that the payment has been made, but quite often its a spam email, log onto your account and check the money is in before releasing the car
No guarantee that the transfer is from a legitimate souce (e.g. non-hacked account) nor will not be reversed by a clever trickster employing a technical ruse. PayPal still has more of an element of risk than BT or cash.
#10
COUPONKEV
Anyone who begins the sentence Sir Hi sounds like a Nigerian scammer to me. Ignore them. Wait for a normal contact and request to view the car. Then if they agree to buy deal in cash only, meet at your bank if it is a very large sum, pay it into your account with receipt and only then hand over the paperwork and keys. If they want to do a bank transfer you need to get your bank to confirm it has gone through safely first. You can generally judge whether the buyer is genuine when you meet face to face and thats the only way to proceed.
I thought the change in style of replies was a bit strange .
#11
Only cash payment mate... do not give any details especially your bank details!!!
CASH ONLY
#12
CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY & YOU CAN SLEEP EASY.

Anything else and you will be worrying and it is not worth it for that amount of money. Also Google how to check for fake bank notes.
#13
Just don't entertain it - it is a scam. Forget it, you are getting drawn in to the detail. Change your listing to no overseas bidders
#14
tell him if car still available by end of Feb you are welcome to buy her but please bring cash only and I will deposit the cash into my local bank then you can take her away once they tell me the notes are genuine
#15
So far all contact has been via Ebay .The buyer has given a hotmail.co.uk email .
The Ebay account is from 2011 UK based with last feedback 2014.
#16
If something is telling you it sounds dodgy trust your instincts and don't do it. Plenty more fish in the sea!
#17
Don't do it! Play safe!
#18
simonvf400
So far all contact has been via Ebay .The buyer has given a hotmail.co.uk email .
The Ebay account is from 2011 UK based with last feedback 2014.

Stop trying to tick boxes and convince yourself this might be a genuine buyer. It might but not worth the risk for that amount of money. Imagine what the wife/ children will say when you have no car and no money to show for the landrover.
#19
it's a con. don't use paypal as they can issue a recovery up to 90 days later. cash in hand face to face only. pay into bank over counter with buyer there. otherwise notes can be fake.
banned#20
Cash only on collection mate.

Without a doubt.

Forget the rest of it.
banned#21
simonvf400
So far all contact has been via Ebay .The buyer has given a hotmail.co.uk email .
The Ebay account is from 2011 UK based with last feedback 2014.

Cash on collection. Only.

As someone else said STOP TRYING TO CONVINCE YOURSELF.
#22
Have already rejected another scammer "kelvinraj32"
If only Ebay/Paypal worked as it should and you could trust buyers.
#23
Cash on collection only.

Any other method of payment and theres a high risk you'll lose both money and the vehicle, and even then, as pointed out above, pay into the bank immediately to ensure there real, a genuine buyer won't mind you doing this.
#24
Have you taken the car to a couple of local car dealers to see how much they would give either cash or trade in on the car you want?
#25
avoid at all costs definitely a scam, cash only ;)
#26
He hasn't got your location has he? Might be worth putting a tracker in it. Might not be there in the morning.
#27
I have dealt with "offers" like this for many years, I have sold 100's of items abroad (from IBM boards to a Rolls Royce, collected by three men from Poland) and in my experience, it's a scam.

First of all he's leading you with genuine questions, along with an extremely generous offer of a bank transfer (which is safer than PayPal and will save you money, Sir), the questions then become less vague and more demanding, you've already accepted him as legitimate, now you're defending the vehicle, which makes you question him less.

The situation then comes up as to how safe PayPal is, he is now asking YOU to suggest alternatives, the bank transfer method has already been mentioned, so the seed has already been planted, and if it's you that suggests it not him, well then, what could go wrong ?

The "old" account is a bit of a giveaway, the password requirements have tightened over the last few years, so dormant accounts are easier to breach, have a look at the user history to see if he's bid/bought any other vehicles on the account, very often there will be a few running at the same time, generally with similar questions for the owners, that way if one drops out he hasn't wasted all that time.

If you're convinced he's genuine, ask for a deposit, just £100 to cover it sitting there for a month, he can pay the rest, in cash, on collection, during banking hours. Explain that this works for both of you so he hasn't paid out all that money for a vehicle he doesn't want (or in three weeks time for a multitude of reasons can't collect so arranges for a "shipping agent" to pick it up for him) and you're covered for keeping it taxed/insured etc.

Best case, he turns up, worst case, the £100 gets pulled back out of your account.
#28
Just say you have other interested people and ask if he could be here sooner. Go for a non refundable deposit via bank transfer to hold the vehicle for a specified time. Only accept cash for the balance.
Just because someone is abroad, doesn't mean they arnt genuine. I've sold a few motorbikes to Eastern Europeans with no issue. I've also been stood up by them and UK buyers.
Ultimately, a U.K. Buyer is more convenient to you, so be upfront with him and see if you can come to a deal that suits you both.
Have you got much other interest in it?
#29
Sounds like a scam straight away. Non UK buyer, language used in the emails, change in reply style etc... Probably a hacked account like mine was at one point.

If you go through with this sale you will lose the car and money in the end with no recourse. Scammers from Nigeria and other places do operate with agents in the UK so there's a chance someone would come to see the car but in no way would they be a genuine buyer. This kind of thing happens with phones and all sorts, someone collecting on behalf of the buyer but offers fake cash or payment from a hacked bank account.

As others have said, don't convince yourself it's a genuine sale otherwise you will regret it!

Edited By: Steve Mac on Jan 31, 2017 07:41
#30
I wouldn't sell. I had my eBay account hacked but didn't realise until I received a call from Ebay (American agent) which I thought was a scam..it wasn't though. Someone had been using my ebay account to 'sell' agricultural equipment. I was gobsmacked at some of the negative feedback I had been left. I realise the OP is selling but ebay accounts get hacked all the time. If you want to go ahead with sale, definitely cash only and ask for some sort of photo-id (passport or driver licence) to be emailed beforehand?
#31
just tell him he's more than welcome to pick it up at the end of February if it's still available and he brings cash (pounds not Ugandan dollars)
#32
sold cars on eBay before plus loads of other stuff. all items that need collecting make them pay cash as even little amount they can claim didn't get. with cash it's safer. I checked every single note with pen ( partner coach driver so have ) another actually went to bank they gave me money i paid in my account as bank checks all notes. all were good so went back home and sold the car. I'd not do PayPal or bank transfer. as just so many idiots who will scam. Cash is you best bet.

it's a lot of money so I'd get them to you with cash and go to the bank. if they say no its OK then you know your about to lose a car.

and as people said ...sir... sounds like scam.

good luck be careful.

( also test drives make sure actually have a licence and only you and one person to drive it. had 4 guys try to come on test drive before )
big no no.
#33
Glamwampam
Fancy a Swap with a BMW 3 series 318D SE in titanium silver with only 53,000 miles that i have owned for nearly 6 years, I was fancying a change thats all otherwise i would not be asking, I can vouch for this car 110% and it is solid fast and economical, got a pile of extras with it, It was 28,000 new, Only issues are some fading in parts on bodywork and small fist sized paint missing on rear bumper, Due to an idiot in one of those drive in street washers that was to heavy handed with the jet washer, Can easily be painted out, I had a quote for £100 fully done.
Sorry no, looking for a Freelander
I have rejected the offer as not comfortable with the buyer.
Many thanks for all the replies ,much appreciated.8)
#34
COUPONKEV
Anyone who begins the sentence Sir Hi sounds like a Nigerian scammer to me. Ignore them. Wait for a normal contact and request to view the car. Then if they agree to buy deal in cash only, meet at your bank if it is a very large sum, pay it into your account with receipt and only then hand over the paperwork and keys. If they want to do a bank transfer you need to get your bank to confirm it has gone through safely first. You can generally judge whether the buyer is genuine when you meet face to face and thats the only way to proceed.


I agree with this.

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