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On 18 May 2009 at 11:22pm Tax Payer wrote:
just bought a motor on eBay - was this a mistake? have I got any rights if it is a dog? am I a pratt? seemed a good idea at the time? hear so many people get bargains? am I committed though? woe woe and thrice woe what have I done...
On 19 May 2009 at 8:19am Agony Aunt wrote:
Oh dear, those gremlins of self doubt are bothering you aren't they?
Your rights will be revealed if you check the ebay pages.
Good luck.
On 19 May 2009 at 8:32am jonnyboy wrote:
You have entered into a legally binding contract. However you're only committed if the car is exactly as described. Take someone with good mechanical knowledge with you when you pick up. Don't be hurried in your inspection. Insist on a decent length test drive. Take a camera with you to photograph any faults not listed on eBay. Check the paperwork. You could alsoget an RAC check before parting with any money. Read the guidelines on eBay. If it's not as described WALK AWAY.
On 19 May 2009 at 8:51am lord landport wrote:
I have bought a couple of cars on ebay and touch wood all ok .
ebay is great but you have to check the wording of the listing.
I take it your collecting the car when you collect it check item description against what the car is actually like if it says no dents and you find one complain if it says new clutch and it hsant got one complain you have the same rights with ebay buying a car as you do with a dvd.
All I would say is check the car photograph anything that your not happy about ask the seller to reduce the price if the car has been misdescribed
if your not 100 % happy walk away and notify ebay the car wasnt as described.
ebays new feedback system means the buyer can only leave negative feedback not the seller
and in all cases pay using paypal as even if you drive it home and its faulty you can claim a refund. (although most car sales require cash on collection)
Good luck a lot of genuine people sell on ebay you have just as much chance of buying a dudd in the friday add.
On 19 May 2009 at 9:27am Mystic Mog wrote:
I have bought 3 vehicles from ebay and they have all been great. However LL's advice is spot on. In addition check the sellers past transactions. They may have bought the car recently from ebay and need to get shot of it because it is dodgy.
On 19 May 2009 at 10:36am No Pot Pourri wrote:
Check it is not stolen or financed. Google "car check" or try HPI. Costs from 4 pounds. Meet the seller at their house, not in a car park. Make sure their name and address is on the logbook. Look around the car and ask yourself if it seems right for the age and mileage. Start the car cold, check for smoke etc. Take it for a test drive. Check all documents and look at old MOTs for mileage. If you have a mate who knows about cars, take them. Rule of thumb: dodgy seller = dodgy motor, decent seller = decent motor.
On 19 May 2009 at 1:31pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Bear in mind that PayPal won't refund all the money though, a friend of mine found out the hard way it's only anything over £100 they'll give back.
On 19 May 2009 at 3:40pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
Hay Webbo. I posted some advice for Tax Payer and it has disappeared. Why?
On 19 May 2009 at 3:41pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
Hay = Hey
On 19 May 2009 at 8:51pm Scarecrow wrote:
Hay Webbo must be my brother

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