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Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby thedupleman » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:10 pm

Ebay Item:171496915096

Import? Strange that because Hpi shows a UK car. Yet another liar who wants to inflate price. Newbies beware.
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby Burger28 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:20 am

Traders are always trying to sell Tuscani badged cars as "limited edition", but I've never seen one try to claim it as an import. I would have thought he was shooting himself in the foot by doing that anyway. Imports would have higher insurance!

I also love this bit: "Our feedback is 100%" in bold red

and at the top of the page?
"Seller information
dorsetjaguarcentre (178 Feedback score: 178) Member is a car dealer
97.4% Positive Feedback"
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby thedupleman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:44 am

I honestly don't think he knows what he's onabout....he's googled it and thought "ohhh American " don't think I'd be buying off him....could get Lexo to offer his Tigris and tell him it's Import jag
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby JaceMindu » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:53 am

Burger28 wrote:Traders are always trying to sell Tuscani badged cars as "limited edition", but I've never seen one try to claim it as an import. I would have thought he was shooting himself in the foot by doing that anyway. Imports would have higher insurance!

I also love this bit: "Our feedback is 100%" in bold red

and at the top of the page?
"Seller information
dorsetjaguarcentre (178 Feedback score: 178) Member is a car dealer
97.4% Positive Feedback"


Imports are built around different regulations, so depending on the model an import can be better. E.g. increased performance at the cost of an emission rating higher than those required in UK cars.
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby Burger28 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:29 am

JaceMindu wrote:
Burger28 wrote:Traders are always trying to sell Tuscani badged cars as "limited edition", but I've never seen one try to claim it as an import. I would have thought he was shooting himself in the foot by doing that anyway. Imports would have higher insurance!

I also love this bit: "Our feedback is 100%" in bold red

and at the top of the page?
"Seller information
dorsetjaguarcentre (178 Feedback score: 178) Member is a car dealer
97.4% Positive Feedback"


Imports are built around different regulations, so depending on the model an import can be better. E.g. increased performance at the cost of an emission rating higher than those required in UK cars.

But then surely that'd make it even less desirable. First you have to shell out extra on insurance THEN you have to pay for a bunch of stuff to get the emissions down to pass the MOT! :lol:
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby JaceMindu » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:33 pm

Some people have too much money...

You're also assuming that all insurance customers are honest. You'd be surprised how many people lie on an insurance application. Most companies check now, but there's a trick I know some drivers are doing:

By a cheap, unmodified UK version of your car and insure it (Car A)
By the imported version and mod it to the point where insurance is a unobtainable (Car B)
Put the plates from Car A on to Car B. Hide away Car A and Drive around in Car B.

I don't condone or encourage this, I'm just saying it happens.
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby Burger28 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:21 am

JaceMindu wrote:Some people have too much money...

You're also assuming that all insurance customers are honest. You'd be surprised how many people lie on an insurance application. Most companies check now, but there's a trick I know some drivers are doing:

By a cheap, unmodified UK version of your car and insure it (Car A)
By the imported version and mod it to the point where insurance is a unobtainable (Car B)
Put the plates from Car A on to Car B. Hide away Car A and Drive around in Car B.

I don't condone or encourage this, I'm just saying it happens.

Really? That's a lot of hassle for no reason surely. If you had a crash you'd have to mimic the damage cause onto Car A before the insurance got hold of Car B and hope that the police/anyone else didn't notice it was modded in the first place. Makes as much sense to just not declare mods in the first place than to go through that hassle I would have thought.

I know these things happen, but it's still not going to help sell the car to the wider audience methinks.
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Re: Another fraudulent seller on ebay

Postby thedupleman » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:03 am

JaceMindu wrote:Some people have too much money...

You're also assuming that all insurance customers are honest. You'd be surprised how many people lie on an insurance application. Most companies check now, but there's a trick I know some drivers are doing:

By a cheap, unmodified UK version of your car and insure it (Car A)
By the imported version and mod it to the point where insurance is a unobtainable (Car B)
Put the plates from Car A on to Car B. Hide away Car A and Drive around in Car B.

I don't condone or encourage this, I'm just saying it happens.



That's gone on for years in the coach industry for mot....one passes...change the plates.
Vosa got wise very quickly
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