Arranged last week for my new car to be delivered today, which I checked again yesterday afternoon, was still the case. (It was)
At 10 this morning I can a call from the office of the delivery people. "Can we deliver it tomorrow"..... I explain I'd taken a day off work, so its wasnt possible as I couldnt be here anyway. She says she'll call back.
At 11.15, I call back as Ive not heard anything from them. "Its all sorted, its on its way"... Good stuff.... Yeh it will be there late afternoon. OK sorted.
Then I think, hang on..... what sort of time! I certainly wasnt going to sign as inspected if it was dark. (and now worse as its peeing down!) So I call back and told it should be here between 3.30 and 4. OK, I can relax now.....
Then I get a phone call from the guy delivering. He said he should have the car in about 20 minutes, but needed me to do a favour as he needed to pick something up about a further 30 miles away! I still dont know what he wants (when I asked if it was a lift, he said no.... but needed to pick the other car up by 4.45 before they close and mentioned he'd have to look up train times. I still havent a clue what he wants.
The thing that concerns.... he's mentioned train times. Do you think this means hes driving the car and not on a transporter? Its coming from "Middlewich" (sp) which he said was Manchester. I'm buying a new car, not one thats probably been thrashed on a motorway (as he's in a hurry) mileage clocked up... and delivered in the dark and wet.
Obviously once you sign, thats it, doesnt matter what you find after he's left.... any marks etc are down to me.
Obviously its a dilemma. A £16K car is a fair chunk of cash. This must happen often I guess, but i'd kick myself if I signed in poor light and visibility and found something later..... plus dont like the sound of an extra 250 miles stuck on the clock.
What would you do?