I have a collection Friday, 150 miles each way
Good luck, dude. Rooting for you!
Its number 4, the one with the Honda hormone replacement vehicle on the drive.
Thanks Sadly I'm a spineless doormat, so would probably end up sending them a Christmas card.
you'll probably find something even better in a few weeks time for less,
Genuinely, I had to bribe my good lady to get this far. Now we're down on money, I can't see another one arriving any time soon.
That seller sounds like a cunt.
May I suggest the AS way, Argos catalogues in the post at random times for the next few years.
I did think about placing an advert on Car and Classic for a slightly cheap MK2 Ford Capri with their number on it. I spoke to a guy who had this happen to him last year, he was getting about 15 calls a day. But, what's the point eh?
I thought if you got gazumped on a deal, you could buy one similar to the one you lost out on, and sue them for any extra you had to pay.
Perhaps I've made it up in my head though.
No, you're correct. It's called "Loss of Bargain". Again, what's the bloody point of it all? It's probably more valuable that I learn a lesson here.
BI has a right to be a bit cheesed off but it sounds like the seller probably had a buyer offering them much more money there and then, which they took.
I just think they shook on more money than we did.
Maybe its down to too many episodes of Bergerac and Hetty Wainthrop but banging the deal up on a public forum might not be a good idea, effectively you told us what you paid and how much work the car had done plus the new MOT and same family owned from new, someone could have read all that and jumped in, I think there was a link for the original ad somewhere too?
Im gutted this has happened for you Borny but I'd refrain from giving all the deets on something like a bargain MK3 Escort in a rare colour until the keys are in your hands.
I hope the buyer is here, and they get many years of enjoyment from it. You're right, it's entirely my fault. I didn't collect the car quicker (I'm working from 5am until 7pm atm with a 155 mile commute) and I didn't give them their asking price. If you offer a dog a bone, it will take it. 99% of fault here lies with me, which is why no strongly worded letter or fist banging will ensue.
It's a big world the internet.
Not if they are advance tickets (what else would you buy in advance?) split tickets dot com rip you off for the entire cost. As I found out with last weekends collection caper.
I'm out of pocket on it, no other way to look at it. People say it's all for a good reason. Perhaps it's just my greed or something. Perhaps it's just bad luck. What I do know is I'm a days pay down plus about Â£100. But that's life.
Thanks for your advice and stuff.